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Ngila Dickson

Costume Designer

Ngila Dickson, ONZM, has designed costumes for vampires, university professors, fertility cults, and wizards in pointy hats. And that's only counting the work she has done for Kiwi filmmakers. Since sharing an Academy Award and a BAFTA for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dickson has contributed her costume prowess to movies in Japan, Germany, South Africa and Los Angeles. 

I can’t make half-arsed outfits ... I have to make costumes as real as possible - however small the scene - because a costume is the actor’s “pass” to a character. Ngila Dickson, in Brian Sibley's book The Lord of the Rings - The Making of the Movie Trilogy