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    Posted October 31, 2012 by
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    'The Hobbit' is here!

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Jeffrey Root’s fascination with Middle Earth started when he took a Tolkien literature class at Utah Valley University.

    The class were asked to create their own worlds, written languages, races, histories and art projects.

    “I grew an appreciation for the creation process that went into developing the world of Middle Earth,” said the 30-year-old, who now works as a support technician and studio director who created the outfit himself.

    “After seeing The Hobbit preview I went to fabric stores for some material. My wife taught me how to sew and every once in a while she steps into to correct what I am doing. I also carved my sword out of wood. I make and sell wizard wands, but this was my first attempt at carving a sword and I am pleased with the outcome.”

    To transform into a Hobbit Mr Root left his hair in curlers overnight and applied some prosthetic ears in the morning. “I love Halloween. It's always been my favorite holiday. It is a day where you can be something other than yourself. You can be a hero, an adventurer or just plane dead.”


    - stinabacker, CNN iReport producer

    I know it is a month and a half before The Hobbit hits theaters, but I took what I saw from pictures and made a Halloween costume to celebrate to movie early. See you in the Shire.
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