Thor (Movie version) - Thor




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.


Leonie Heartilly posted on 5 April, 2011 - 19:33
Looking forward to this! I deff approve of long hair ;)

Lunar_Kitten posted on 6 April, 2011 - 11:49
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* ;-)

Wyrdsister posted on 4 May, 2011 - 23:14
Excellent! I plan to do Loki, I hope our paths cross some day :)

Defrain posted on 23 May, 2011 - 13:00
YOU ARE A SELFISH ARROGANT GREEDY COSPLAYER AND I CAST YOU OUT (jokes dude I have to see this complete when your done )

ryaoki posted on 13 June, 2011 - 12:53

Telly posted on 13 June, 2011 - 13:05

TheEmoEmu posted on 13 June, 2011 - 13:16
I watched you glueing this together at expo xDDD Still, pretty awesome job. :3

Numta posted on 13 June, 2011 - 14:12
This look epic! well done! ^_^

nanahara posted on 13 June, 2011 - 15:17
very nicely done ^^

Amy-Lou posted on 14 June, 2011 - 12:13
Awesome Thor! Interesting to see how that method worked out, the different layers are more distinct, makes it look incredibly intricate!

Sephirayne posted on 14 June, 2011 - 14:34
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.

Defrain posted on 19 June, 2011 - 11:45
loved this dude

Sley posted on 19 July, 2011 - 11:38
Wow this looks great and awesome and (if I may say so) totally handsome :D

Freyarule posted on 9 September, 2011 - 19:30
Hehe, I watched this being made on the Friday of expo! It came out really well :D

Louscious posted on 21 February, 2012 - 20:20
this is amazing! you need to wear this at london film and comic con again this year! :)

Sephirayne posted on 25 February, 2013 - 02:59
OUR THORRRRRRRRRR! So much fun at Amecon. Loved the photo session and you made an excellent Thor.

Kei Lin Sama posted on 9 April, 2013 - 23:44
Your Thor is perfect!

TrixieTober posted on 24 April, 2013 - 22:00
DAYUM!! looking good!!

Progress Journal

13th June 2011


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

31st May 2011

Getting high on Evostick

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.

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.

23rd May 2011

Base layer

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.