Tying Bilbo's Tie
I originally made Bilbo's tie on Spoonflower, printing it on a silk fabric. The cravat-like tie was recreated by my partner using screen captures from the original film.
Here are the steps to tie it in a functional way that will get you through the entire convention - even without your own makeup artist. ;D
Fold tie in half, only creasing near the center seam. Place tie tails behind me, keeping the middle seam off center.
Cross in the back and bring the tails to the front.
Cross the longer section over the shorter.
Go under BOTH loops and don't tuck it into the knot, just let it flop over.
Adjust so the shorter slice hangs near the longer.