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Kili Bracers - Hobbit Movie costume by rassaku Kili Bracers - Hobbit Movie costume by rassaku
Like most people who saw The Hobbit, my first thought upon laying eyes on Kili was, "Damn, that is one good-looking dwarf!"

Unlike most people, my second thought was, "I wonder if I can make those bracers."

The answer is yes, as much as is possible without metalworking anyway. (Metalworking: not a hobby my downstairs neighbors would like me to take up, I'm sure. The leatherworking is bad enough already.)

Sourcing issues have been ironed out, so they are up for sale at my site again: [link]
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paint27 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
.. OMG I messaged you on etsy..
 I love these but , I have a  question and was excited to see your pretty close by. 
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calicokatt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are really cool, wow! :D Ahhh, I admit to droolin' over the dwarves, but honestly tho, I LOVED the costume designs SO MUCH! This looks really great! I'd love to be able to do things like this :) I'd totally wear these everywhere! Great job :D
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KellyJane Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Rassaku,
Are you intending to offer these for sale again, or have you stopped your run on them?
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rassaku Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
My shop has been mostly closed because I'm back in school, but I'm currently taking orders to fill over the winter holidays, so if you're still interested, email me at gabriel@rassaku.net and we can hash it out. :)
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KellyJane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Will do! Cheers mate. Email incoming!
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X-Sroboda Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh
those look AMAZING
and are the best ref for those bracers I have found in a search of many weeks
THANK YOU
Gosh those look so great i cannot even-
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AliceInAutumn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student
you must be very skilled - these are great!
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skart2005 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Great work! They look beautiful! I envy your talent (sucks at leatherworking)
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Kalvedia Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, are you planning to sell them maybe? :aww: I wish it so bad :drool:
Or if not, maybe can you give some tips how to make it by myself? I would be so glad :)
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rassaku Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup! They are up for sale again if you are interested: [link]
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PendragonMagicFairy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, why are they no longer available?
I love them :) must have!
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sourcing issues~! The first couple pairs I made, I was making the lacing myself out of very thin leather that I had kicking around. When that ran out, it was suddenly all but impossible to get more, so I've been working that out.

I did find a substitute though, so they should be up again soon!
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PendragonMagicFairy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck! and I love them by the way! :)
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superPony512 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I must have .
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can have! As soon as I get the resupply issues worked out. >_<;;
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clorsa1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
que bonitos!!!
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gracias!
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dylanradcliff Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
sweeeet
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hemmie-3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Must have :c
God
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PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh, I must have.
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Those are nice. Come time my tax return comes in, I may have to get a pair of these. My sister and I are going to cosplay as Fili and Kili for DragonCon 2013.
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent! After putting up Kili's bracers I promptly got a commission for Fili's, so that's what's sitting half-complete on my workbench right now. Did you know they have a built-in knife sheath? It's really cool.
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would love to see Fili's when they are done. I think just by looking at him, that his outfit will be harder to make.
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Check it: [link] :dance:
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Those are beautiful!!!!!
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can only speak for the leather end of things, but his bracers have more of the stitching and tooling that makes Thorin's bracers take longer (and cost more). What I *really* like is their quivers, or what you can see of them in the shoulder straps -- not once in the movie do you get a shot of Kili from behind to see what his quiver looks like!

(Now I'm picturing some poor propmaker who poured their love and talent into making that quiver, only for it to never appear in the movie.)
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is very true. The clothing part of this won't be too hard. I am use to sewing and those look like nothing to make.
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL, that's what my roommate walked out of the theatre saying: "Knits! So many knits! I guess we know what dwarves do in their free time."

If I have the time, I would really like to do an extrapolation of what Kili's quiver probably looks like, given the rest of his ensemble. Though knowing my luck, they'd probably show us his back in the next movie and it'd all get jossed.
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
[link] I saw this and thought it would interest you.
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
HOLY SMOKES!! :wow:

You win at the internet! Thank you so much!
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Knits and some looked like wool. Warm clothing, but not hard at all.

That would be awesome to see. But I know what you mean by luck. Same thing happens to me.
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Shortwinger Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thorin is hotter xD Or at least more regal. for the second movie I'm going as Thorin xD
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohh, he certainly is, and he glowers like a champion. I'd seen the promo pictures, so I went in expecting Kili to be The Hot Dwarf, and then... holy cats, hello Thorin! I spent most of the rest of the movie examining his costume, and wishing I had the set-up to do metal casting.
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Shortwinger Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He sure does xD And, I actually found a picture of Fili and Kili together and it was captioned saying: "You either die a hot dwarf. Or live to see yourself get old and ugly" and I dies because I'm a nerd xD But I will agree, Kili was pretty hot, just, Thorin is just better all the way xD
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DarqueJackal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you moved past the hottie dwarf reaction and got down to what is really important! :) These are some of the most attractive bracers I've seen online. The quality comes across in the pics.
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I always see so many places where I could cut corners to make the process faster and cheaper, and then I can't dooo iittt. "Good enough" isn't the way I roll.
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Hey, those look really cool! What kind of studs are those?
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rassaku Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're called pyramid spots. :)
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Superhobbit Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thanks.
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