Bombadil costumes

Haerangil

Well-Known Member
As you know i am not always completely up to date withnthe current state of the silmfilm seasons...
As i like to look back on the earlier material sometimes.

This might seem odd but, did we ever talk about Bombadils looks?
I mean, the Tom we all know and love , we kniw what he looks like... but that is the late Bombadil who dresses like some Eriadorian or hobbit woodsman or farmer.

He certainly did not look exactly like this in the elder days?
So...
I wonder... what what have been his gear before? Like in the early days of the shaping of the world, the wanderings of the elves from cuivienen, the days of the Edain?

Would he have dressed in plant fibres or bast like some stone age man?
 

Halstein

Active Member
Not sure what Tom wears in the First Age, but minimum one article of clothing must at least semi-rhyme with "Bombadillo".
 

Haerangil

Well-Known Member
He's a real ol' caudillo
Hitting like don camillo
Hides his grillo
Under a pillow
Still low
On armadillo formed phyllo
While he still owe
A billow
Willow
Almost a kilo
To the chillo
Vanillo gill ho
Who will show

No single piece of clothing found...
 
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MithLuin

Administrator
Staff member
I think we should stick to his color scheme - bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow.

So, even if he isn't dressed like a late Third Age Breelander, he could still be wearing bright blue and bright yellow.
 

Haerangil

Well-Known Member
Maybe a sombrerillo
And a tuxedillo or lacinillo
Twisted from phragmitillo
Or maybe bastillo
And on his left and right toe
Calceamentillo
Knit from som blue flo?
 

Haerangil

Well-Known Member
He could wear a funny hat, but likely not yet made of felt...
Grasses maybe? Straw could be yellow


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Haerangil

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The blue though...








I could imagine clothing made of leafs, grasses, flowers...
He has no contact to civilized cultures i suppose, so he would make such clothes by himself
 

Haerangil

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Like this? I could see that...
As long as it doesn't seem to suggest he possibly killed the birds, which i doubt he'd do.
 

Odola

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Like this? I could see that...
As long as it doesn't seem to suggest he possibly killed the birds, which i doubt he'd do.

He is long-lived, even if he gets a feather as a present once a year he will soon have enough...
 
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