Wow. Long story short, I had the extreme privilege of meeting some of the actors who played dwarves from The Hobbit, which may now be one of my favorite movies ever. I and several friends formed a vehemently persistent group of fans who prodded the officials at Dragon Con to GET SOME DWARVES HERE IN ATLANTA. We succeeded in getting two out of thirteen–William Kircher(Bifur) and Graham McTavish(Dwalin). We had James Nesbitt(Bofur), but he had to call it off at the last minute, and I believe I heard that Jed Brophy(Nori) wanted to come but missed the boat on applications or somesuch.
But of the two we had, Bifur is my favorite, and although I didn’t put together a costume as many of my fellow dwarf-loving friends did(and quite splendidly,I might add),I wanted to show my appreciation. That, from me, comes in the form of a puppet gift, usually in the appearance of my favorite character an actor plays.
I made wee glove puppets of Bifur and Dwalin–very simple and not terribly detailed, but pretty cute if I do day so myself. Here is a compilation of photos taken by my husband, pal Beth, and William Kircher’s lovely (and very funny) wife Nicole.
William and MiniBifur!
Graham and MiniDwalin, whom he said “needed to be sneaking up on me”.:)
Graham and MiniDwalin seem to be conspiring their next move..will they be getting coffee? Donuts?
Another pic of William and MiniBifur. He showed off this puppet at a couple of panels afterward.I was so proud!
Here is an interview with William at a Con just a week later, and he shows off the toys he received in his Con travels as well as MiniBifur! 😀
I do believe they enjoyed their presents.
Goodbye, MiniDwalin. Serve your master well, with much amusement!
Next post, the warg puppet head I made to show off to the guys!
The two dwarf puppets in their humble beginnings–clothes are being made, features designed.
Bifur puppet, affectionately christined “MiniBifur” by his new owner!