|Time Taken :||Made over a week|
|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.
Forgetfullness (Posted 13th June 2011)
Ahhh, I just realised I completely forgot his leg thingy!
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!
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.