Last Updated: 02-20-2013
Edit: Got the costume done for NYCC 2012 as planned. Some people in the group couldn't make it though, so we'll be doing another shoot in NYC soon with the whole cast.
The costume basically took me 5 days to finish. Granted, I did do the gloves after the rest of it, and I guess that took me roughly 6-7 hours, but basically the costume was done in 5 days. I...still am kind of in disbelief on how I did that. But I recently made another costume in the same timeframe, which I will be posting photos of soon so, maybe I'm just getting better and more skilled at this horrible sewing thing?
I used a fanart drawing as my base design. You can see it on my cosplay page over on Facebook. My sister and I are S.K. Cosplay.
The shirt seemed too plain though- there were just two straight silver lines running down it.
So I decided to improve it and make it more Thor-like, and made patterns for myself of the designs after staring at screenshots of his armor.
The silver is a weird silver pleather-like material. I'm not sure what to call it...
And the armor circles are made of real metal. I happen to love working with sheet metal. I'm not great at sculpting, so Sculpey always comes out looking cheap and ugly, and I'd assume Wonderflex would too. And I like the realistic feel using real sheet metal gives me. Cutting perfect circles in metal though- not fun. XD
The wing hairpieces are also sheet metal, attached to hairclips and bent to shape to give a more 3-D effect. Cutting sharp tight inner corners, for where each wing met the next, was also not fun on metal.
The gloves in the drawing I changed too. The drawing had black netting on the top, and I was just like, why? So, I used that silver pleather stuff, and did a quilting type detail after double-layering it. There is a black criss-cross armor-like pattern now embroidered into the silver. If you look at Thor's arms in the movie, his upper arm armor has this pattern to it. Basically a scale mail armor design.
I think that's all I'll focus on, unless someone has specific construction questions. You can always ask, I love to help people!!
My original post: This is totally not completed yet, but I wore it unfinished to Otakon so figured I might as well post something.
It's based on artwork of all the Avengers in lolita costumes.
It was made for a huge group we'll be doing at NYCC this year. If you're going to NYCC, hopefully we'll see you!!
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