Before There Were Harfoot Feet In The Rings Of Power, There Were Harfoot Slippers [Exclusive]

Is there any image in J.R.R.

Tolkien’s land of Middle-earth that’s more famous than a big old pair of hobbit feet? Well, sure, there’s the one ring itself, but that powerful relic isn’t nearly as endearing as the fuzzy-footed group of heroes who end up saving the world from its dark magic. When Tolkien dreamed up “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit,” and their accompanying texts, he described a people whose most noticeable feature — other than their diminutive size — was their hairy feet.

Little did he know, those initial descriptions would lead to some creative movie magic decades down the line.Despite a twenty-year gap between productions, the prosthetic feet for Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the new Prime Video series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” were actually designed by the same person, the show’s head of prosthetics Jamie Wilson.

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