Ilpala
 


Costume :Thor
Variant :Movie version
Source :Thor
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011


Costume Photos

Assvengers at Amecon

Calling the lightning

Thor with added Mjolnir

The long hard stare.

Tower of Thor

Daddy can I have a hammer for xmas?

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £50+
Time Taken : Made over a week

Description
Pictures of the Thor movie came out and I thought: "you know what, beard, long blond hair, armour AND cloak" It's like christmas all over again.

I decided to use this costume as a tester for Goldy's PVC over foam technique, though I actualy found some realy thin and slightly stretchy leatherette to use.

The foam was 3mm Plasterzoat, I wondered if it would be too flexable but it seems to work ok.

Slightly upgraded for Ame 2012

Overall foam and PVC proved too flexible for the method and required frequent reglueing - I've retired the costume now after a couple of years use.

Comments

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Looking forward to this! I deff approve of long hair ;)

by Leonie Heartilly on Tuesday, 5 April, 2011 - 19:33
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Haha, do you remember the faces of the customers in the shop when you saw this and we discussed you 'doing' Thor - what a picture!

And erm - you will be wearing this at home too, won't you? *ahem* ;-)

by Lunar_Kitten on Wednesday, 6 April, 2011 - 11:49
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Excellent! I plan to do Loki, I hope our paths cross some day :)

by Wyrdsister on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 23:14
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YOU ARE A SELFISH ARROGANT GREEDY COSPLAYER AND I CAST YOU OUT (jokes dude I have to see this complete when your done )

by Defrain on Monday, 23 May, 2011 - 13:00
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Amazing!

by ryaoki on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 12:53
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

by Telly on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 13:05
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I watched you glueing this together at expo xDDD Still, pretty awesome job. :3

by TheEmoEmu on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 13:16
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This look epic! well done! ^_^

by Numta on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 14:12
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very nicely done ^^

by nanahara on Monday, 13 June, 2011 - 15:17
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Awesome Thor! Interesting to see how that method worked out, the different layers are more distinct, makes it look incredibly intricate!

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 - 12:13
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Loved seeing you put this together and it looked really great when finished. You do make an excellent Thor. Interesting method. Might give it a try one day.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 - 14:34
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loved this dude

by Defrain on Sunday, 19 June, 2011 - 11:45
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Wow this looks great and awesome and (if I may say so) totally handsome :D

by Sley on Tuesday, 19 July, 2011 - 11:38
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Hehe, I watched this being made on the Friday of expo! It came out really well :D

by Freyarule on Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 19:30
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this is amazing! you need to wear this at london film and comic con again this year! :)

by Louscious on Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 20:20
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OUR THORRRRRRRRRR! So much fun at Amecon. Loved the photo session and you made an excellent Thor.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 02:59
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Your Thor is perfect!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 - 23:44
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DAYUM!! looking good!!

by TrixieTober on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 - 22:00
 

Journal

Forgetfullness (Posted 13th June 2011)

Ahhh, I just realised I completely forgot his leg thingy!
Leg thingy and extra hair for manchester then maybe!

Getting high on Evostick (Posted 31st May 2011)

Well I got Thor 95% complete, I've got a couple of details that I can still add if I fancy.

I finished covering all the armour segments in PVC late Thursday night and then took the sucker to Expo. Luckily Friday at the show was quite quite so I stole some time to assemble most of the costume - except the bits that had to be remade cos i'd covered them the wrong way around. did finaly have him workable by saturday morning so I defiantly wore him.

Found half an hour on Sunday for an upgrade in the form of some quick dry brushing for a gunmetal finish to parts of the armour.

On reflexion, this technique has proved a lot more complicated and time consuming than I was expecting but I got the costume done in a week of evenings and it's turned out damn fine.

aaarrrhhh (Posted 24th May 2011)

Ok I don't often admit this but it's not going to plan!
Ran out of glue and fabric last night and only managed to get the base pieces fronts stuck down since the glue I got was taking an age to cure.
Might be able to pull some cunning tricks with fabric offcuts but theirs still a hell of a lot to do.

Base layer (Posted 23rd May 2011)

Finally got this started and spent what time I could making all the base foam pieces of his armour. I'm going to use foam covered in PVC/leatherette for this one to see how it go's.

Bracers and Grieves proved relatively uncomplicated but the body armour is comprised of about 20 seperate but interlocking pieces. I'll only know if I've got all the proportions right once it's all covered and stuck together!

Tonight it's time to get glue happy.