The final installment of The Hobbit trilogy hit theaters in December, and Replica Props Forum (RPF) user JDGallardo08, a.k.a. Jules Delgado Gallardo, wanted to dress in costume for the premiere. He decided to create a replica of the armor the Mirkwood Palace Guard elves wear in the film and wanted to do so using authentic materials. Instead of using craft foam or Worbla to simulate armor, he used 16 and 20 gauge steel and leather.
He started with the helmet. He already had an old bascinet style helmet on hand and altered it. He added leaves to the sides and the fin on the top to make it screen accurate and painted and weathered it. He also crafted the vest and attached all those scales by riveting them on.
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