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slvrwolfang
12-10-2010, 07:09 AM
My boyfriend wants to cosplay as Thor (Marvel Comics) and needs my help (because he has minimal sewing skills) to make the costume. I've come to the point where I need some major help. I have absolutely no idea how to make Thor's helmet. If anyone has any advise at all I would be so grateful! It looks like this
http://www.justmusing.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/Thor_Helmet.jpg

Jantra
12-10-2010, 09:35 AM
Well, my very first thought is this would be an easy make out of craft foam. Those 'wings' on either side could be done well enough with layers of it carefully put together.

If you're on the more advanced side of prop-making, you could use polystyrene foam to carve out the wings, front piece, and the horn on top, or cast it in resin.

The base helmet itself... again, this all kind of depends on what you have to work with. You might look online for toy helmets you could cut and modify before adding the wings/horn/front piece onto, or if you had the ability to cut plastic, you could use an outdoor acrylic lighting fixture globe and cut that down to shape.

eBay Sniper
12-10-2010, 04:54 PM
for the rest-

http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/spangen_ab/.

Think of it like a normal baseball cap without the bill, simple rather

slvrwolfang
12-11-2010, 06:40 AM
thanks so much for the help! i'll probably combine the two ideas and see what happens, nothing wrong with experiments, thanks for giving me a starting point!

Jantra
12-12-2010, 04:09 PM
Glad to be of help!

catfetus
12-13-2010, 10:25 PM
I'll suggest a method with super basic methods. I really love this cardboard helmet tutorial:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=97106
You could do that for the base and cover it in layers of paper mache for strength, then some clay (or paper mache pulp) for shaping if needed. The wing designs could be done in craft foam, and things like the hexagon and horn on top can be made out of paperclay.

slvrwolfang
12-14-2010, 09:52 AM
wow, not that is something i can manage, thanks so much!

Prince NEO
12-16-2010, 08:31 PM
Someone I knew had to make a similar helmet for a project, you can use a baseball cap for the main body and foam for the rest, even bottle caps for the buttons and it can turn out really professional and sturdy.