Master of LaketownAmong other awards groups announcing their nominations today, the Costume Designers Guild also released their nods. Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, and Bob Buck were nominated for their work on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, along with the costume designers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Oz the Great and Powerful. Continue reading “Costume Designers Guild nominates ‘The Desolation of Smaug’”

Critics Choice AwardsThe Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced their nominees
for 2013, and The Desolation of Smaug has received 5 nods for Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up, Best Visual Effects,
and Best Actress in an Action Movie (Evangeline Lilly). Continue reading “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug nominated for 5 Critics’ Choice Awards”

With an eye for attention to the minutest detail, Peter Jackson and his design team source for their movies with great care.  Who could forget that wonderful fabric created by Stansborough Fibres for those magical elven cloaks in The Lord of the Rings?  The same folks created Gandalf’s silver scarf for The Hobbit movies.

But just where did Ori get his amazing woollies?  Who (apart from those elusive dwarf women!) knits for dwarves?  A fascinating (and quite technical) article in Knitting Daily, sourced from The Wheel magazine, sheds some light on how the yarn for the films was created.  Read the article here – thanks to ringerspy String for the heads up!