Today is Day 6 of ‘The 12 Days of Bombur’, and today you get an inside scoop on the Bombur costume! Missed yesterday’s Q&A? Click here!
Arwen: Bombur is the largest dwarf in Thorin and Co., how long did it take you to don your Bombur costume? It looks like the suit would be quite heavy. How much did it weigh and was it hard to maneuver while wearing it? Did the awesome braided beard ever get caught in anything?
Stephen: It took a while for prosthetics at first – over 2 hours. But as we went along things got quicker. I think it was down to 1 hour 20 minutes by the end. The costume always took a little longer than most because there was so much more of it! The weigh wasn’t actually that bad – as long as I wasn’t carrying packs!
Some of the other dwarves had some quite heavy gear. Mine just looked heavier I suppose. Of course when it got wet, it was very heavy. It wasn’t too hard to move around in as it was pretty soft. The braid – or “strangler” as it’s affectionately known as usually only got caught on other dwarves…
Look for tomorrow’s post ‘The 12 Days of Bombur – Day 7’, where Stephen talks about his input into Bombur’s character, design, and personality.