Thor Odinson - Thor 2: The Dark World


Resizing/Remaking/Improving for MCM Birmingham Winter '14 for a group masquerade! :)


100+ pieces faux leather (black and blue)
Extra thick PVC scalemail armour
Real leather on Mjolnir
Cotton-wool blend for the cloak and red trim
Polymorph armour
Metal studs, hot fix squares and D ring detail
Hand sewn ventilated lace front wig
Lot of paint and foam filler too!


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MCM Birmingham Winter '14

ChibiMatsu posted on 20 February, 2013 - 13:52
Look foward to this. Your apprach with looking like Chris Hemsworth for huntsman was really good

HarryKurt posted on 20 February, 2013 - 14:31
Thank you! I hope I can pull it off. It was fun being the Huntsman, so hopefully Thor will be too!

GroovyGenesCosplay posted on 23 February, 2013 - 21:02
So awesome! <3 Shame I won't be able to see it, make sure you take plenty of pictures!

HarryKurt posted on 25 February, 2013 - 22:00
Thank you, Charlie! I'm sure you'll see it at some point. ;)

keyoto posted on 3 March, 2013 - 14:25
cannot wait to see this in person ^^

HarryKurt posted on 3 March, 2013 - 18:13
Thank you! I can't wait for the Avengers meet. :D

Darkiekun posted on 3 March, 2013 - 18:20
Progress is amazing, Thor is amazing, You are amazing and one day We shoudl be thor together!!! If I ever get the guts XD

HarryKurt posted on 3 March, 2013 - 18:27
Thank you very much! I hope that we can get photos of Thor together one day, you look like you'd really suit him. :)

Darkheart posted on 5 March, 2013 - 22:41
i am a massive thor fan an i have to ask if your planning to do this cosplay at mcm may expo this year as i will be doing iron man :D

HarryKurt posted on 5 March, 2013 - 22:45
If I go to May Expo, I will take it with me, yes, but I'm not sure if I'm doing Expo or CMMK or a day of each yet. Sorry! Will let you know though! Looking forward to seeing your Iron Man suit in progress. :D

madmazda86 posted on 8 March, 2013 - 01:07
Your sewing is really neat and tidy, and the armour has come together really nicely. You're brave dealing with lace front wigs too, I haven't gone anywhere near them yet as they look a bit complicated. This will look great when it's done! :D

HarryKurt posted on 8 March, 2013 - 02:19
Thank you so much! :D I've always found lace front wigs a nightmare, but I'm beginning to feel a bit more confidant now I've done more research into them. :)

WhiteWraith posted on 8 March, 2013 - 10:09
This is looking amazing, I can't wait to see it finished :)

Amy-Lou posted on 8 March, 2013 - 12:54
You're using some very interesting methods, look forward to the finished thing!

Sephirayne posted on 8 March, 2013 - 13:39
Progress is looking great. Looking forward to seeing this complete.

HarryKurt posted on 8 March, 2013 - 14:09
@Amy-Lou It's mostly making it up as I go along. ;) Thank you for the lovely comments everyone! :D

Kacela posted on 8 March, 2013 - 18:03
Awesome progress. Fantastic work on all the armour! Can't wait to see it finished =D

HarryKurt posted on 8 March, 2013 - 18:10
Thank you! It's been fun to make. :)

carsec posted on 11 March, 2013 - 18:13
amazing, it looks great. thanks for the journal, interesting and useful for us, newbies.

HarryKurt posted on 11 March, 2013 - 19:08
Thank you, Carsec! I always like looking at other people's progress so thought I'd start sharing my own a bit more. :)

Captain_Marvelous posted on 12 March, 2013 - 23:04
Looking very Pro on the Trousers!

HarryKurt posted on 12 March, 2013 - 23:29
Thank you! They've been a nightmare, so that's lovely to hear! :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 12 March, 2013 - 23:49
Wow, progress so far is spectacular!

HarryKurt posted on 12 March, 2013 - 23:55
Thank you very much! Your tips on the wig have really helped by the way. ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 March, 2013 - 18:46
Yeah I see in your journal, its looking Fab. I must try this method when I do do my Rosso the Crimson. She has a similar brushedd back fringe with widows peak. btw what glue are you planning to use to stick the new wefts onto the extended lace front part?

HarryKurt posted on 13 March, 2013 - 22:45
Thanks! :D I've ventilated the front to give it a better hairline using existing hair from the longest weft on the wig, but it's still very subtle and not as thick as I wanted! I've tied them off and then added a tiny bit of really good glue to hold them in place. They seem quite secure, but I'm nervous about removing the spirit gum at the end of the day in case it dissolves the glue too! >__>; Will let you know what happens as I'm still very new to wigs! :') You should definitely consider finding a wig colour for Rosso which you can get a good weft/extensions for to match the front. Maybe you could even sew up a front piece and sew it into the front of it? I can't wait to see it! ^^ There's some brilliant tutorials on deviantArt for lace front wigs and ventilating. Hope that's helpful!

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 March, 2013 - 23:26
Yes thats a very good point! We dont want the glue disolver to dissolve the glue which is holding the wefts on. It might be possible to just dampen the lace front and carefully peel it off your forehead without using the glue dissolver. When I removed my spirit glued D Maul horns I didnt use the dissolver - they came off but I had to ease them off very gently and slowly. Let me know how your experiments go. :)

HarryKurt posted on 14 March, 2013 - 00:10
I'll keep my fingers crossed! Really should have thought that through. XD Thank you for all the tips. :) I'll let you know how it all goes!

ChibiMatsu posted on 14 March, 2013 - 20:22
OH WOWZERS LOVE THE ARMOUR....YOUR HYPE IS KILLING ME, look foward to see you again in Birmingham. Odin the all father will be proud of you

princesircastic posted on 14 March, 2013 - 20:45
holy crap this is awesome.

HarryKurt posted on 15 March, 2013 - 02:14
@ThisRandomScrub - Thank you, Daniel. You're too kind. XD It will be great to see you again! @homesweethomicide13 Thank you very much! :)

southafrimike posted on 15 March, 2013 - 11:16
Lastest picture is looking awesome! hats off to you sir..

HarryKurt posted on 15 March, 2013 - 14:30
Why thank you! :D

Ragepotato posted on 16 March, 2013 - 03:09
Looks amazing! The hard work really shows through :)

HarryKurt posted on 16 March, 2013 - 03:16
Thank you! I'm so glad to hear that. :')

NatalieNoodles posted on 16 March, 2013 - 21:09
The top looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing photo's! :D

Tracy posted on 16 March, 2013 - 22:06
Very nice work indeed, i have yet to watch the video of the masquearde at Birmingham, and hopefuly will have it on youtube within the next few day's.

HarryKurt posted on 16 March, 2013 - 23:39
@Natalie Thank you! n__n There were plenty of photos taken so I'll make sure to upload some soon. @Tracy Thank you very much. Look forward to seeing it! Congratulations on your win too. :)

Ranma1-2 posted on 17 March, 2013 - 22:38
Wow. Finished cosplay looks Fab!

HarryKurt posted on 17 March, 2013 - 23:01
Thank you!! I'm so glad that I got it done. :'D

Kacela posted on 18 March, 2013 - 20:48
You did a brilliant job on this. The finished costume is AMAZING!!

HarryKurt posted on 18 March, 2013 - 21:01
Thank you very much, Kacela! :D

GroovyGenesCosplay posted on 18 March, 2013 - 23:21
Damn Harry, I swear you just keep getting better and better with these costumes. You look fabulous, the work you put in really paid off!

HarryKurt posted on 18 March, 2013 - 23:28
Thank you, Charlie! *hugs* That's really sweet of you to say so!

Sephirayne posted on 19 March, 2013 - 01:35
Fantastic Thor. You look great. Love the photos.

HarryKurt posted on 19 March, 2013 - 01:50
Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun with this one. :)

naurarwen posted on 19 March, 2013 - 14:08
All I can say is after seeing this up close at Birmingham the pictures don't do it justice its absolutely amazing! Good job

Captain_Marvelous posted on 19 March, 2013 - 14:27
I love this! its fantastic work!

HarryKurt posted on 19 March, 2013 - 18:30
@Naurarwen Ahh! You're too kind! >u< Thank you. @Captain_Marvelous Thank you, sir! :D

InfiniteJester posted on 19 March, 2013 - 23:21
This looks awesome!

HarryKurt posted on 19 March, 2013 - 23:45
Why thank you! :]

Quetiz posted on 24 March, 2013 - 22:19
I still can't get over seeing this costume in person ; v ; I hope I see you again in May

HarryKurt posted on 24 March, 2013 - 22:23
Thank you, Keira! We should get lots of pictures together in May when you wear your Loki! :D

Quetiz posted on 24 March, 2013 - 22:30
Indeed we should D: You're wearing it on the Saturday right? Perhaps arrange a meet up time or something since it's hard to find people at London

HarryKurt posted on 24 March, 2013 - 22:41
I am, yes! I have you on Facebook so yeah, we should find a time to find one another. :] And you're going to the Marvel meet right? We should we able to get some pictures then and before/after!

Quetiz posted on 24 March, 2013 - 22:44
Yeah, I hope to go to the Marvel meet~ I'll have to write some sort of timetable for myself or something.

HarryKurt posted on 24 March, 2013 - 23:02
All these years and I've not once thought of doing a timetable to keep myself organised at Expo... o__o I may just have to pinch that idea. ;D Looking forward to seeing you again- and your Loki costume!

Quetiz posted on 24 March, 2013 - 23:29
Lol, me neither, but then I wasn't very confident when I first started going - Talking to people and such, now that I have a little bit more confidence in talking to people - albeit not much more - I may as well try and organise what I'm doing there

HarryKurt posted on 26 March, 2013 - 23:22
Well a few that were hanging around with us on the Saturday of Birmingham Expo will be there, so there will be some familiar faces. It'll be nice to get some photos with you too! :)

Quetiz posted on 26 March, 2013 - 23:30
Just two months to go, I'm really looking forward to it haha. Have you ordered your tickets yet?

HarryKurt posted on 28 March, 2013 - 17:15
Can't wait to see you and everyone again for photos. :) Not yet, but I always do things last minute. XD

Quetiz posted on 28 March, 2013 - 19:10
Well I think the most important thing to do ASAP is book the hotel anyway XD

TrixieTober posted on 7 May, 2013 - 23:44
Well you make a pretty sexy Thor there yourself :D

HarryKurt posted on 7 May, 2013 - 23:49
Thank you very much, fellow Thor! ;D

cowiee posted on 15 May, 2013 - 16:20
Haha, you look amazing! So incredible! Great job!

HarryKurt posted on 15 May, 2013 - 16:53
Why thank you! :]

BlueberryTale posted on 16 May, 2013 - 16:05
You did an amazing job! Great work :D

HarryKurt posted on 16 May, 2013 - 17:49
Thank you~ It was a real labour of love. XD

Moonlight_Requiem posted on 17 May, 2013 - 23:12
oh my goodness! That is truly epic!! By far one of the coolest thors ive seen =) Youve done amazing work, i loved the close up of the torso work, you can really see the beautiful detail youve added! <3 Also great beard xD

HarryKurt posted on 18 May, 2013 - 09:27
Oh wow, thank you so much! *flail* I really loved doing the armour, even if it was a pain to get righ. XD Thank you. C:

Izzy Cosplay posted on 29 May, 2013 - 02:50
Best Thor ;_;

HarryKurt posted on 29 May, 2013 - 10:33
Gahhh! Thank you, dear! C:

Kacela posted on 3 June, 2013 - 20:48
So happy I got to see this in person at Expo. Fantastic cosplay!

HarryKurt posted on 3 June, 2013 - 22:25
Thank you! :D Your fem!Thor was gorgeous. Was lovely meeting you. C:

Sephirayne posted on 9 July, 2013 - 15:24
Amazing Thor. So great to see in person. Great meeting you as well.

HarryKurt posted on 9 July, 2013 - 21:19
Thanks so much! :D I definitely think it looks better in person. XD Was lovely meeting you too. :)

MadlyScientific posted on 23 February, 2014 - 20:57
Amazing cosplay! This is incredibly accurate, I love it!

HarryKurt posted on 23 February, 2014 - 21:04
Thank you very much! :D

Siouxsie James posted on 8 March, 2014 - 19:24
This is an epic cosplay, fantastic work on this!!

HarryKurt posted on 8 March, 2014 - 19:34
Thank you!!! :'D

jaks-kingdom-dwarf posted on 2 April, 2014 - 22:52
You've done a really good job on this well done :D

HarryKurt posted on 3 April, 2014 - 16:50
Why thank you! :D

Namine posted on 4 April, 2014 - 21:39
looks awesome, you suit cosplaying as Thor! Keep up the good work!

HarryKurt posted on 4 April, 2014 - 21:48
Thank you! He's a lot of fun to cosplay. :D

Carmina posted on 15 April, 2014 - 19:45
Gosh this is so well done and very accurate!

HarryKurt posted on 15 April, 2014 - 19:56
Thank you very much! :D

Nesproxy posted on 14 June, 2014 - 11:05
Absolutely superb! :)

HarryKurt posted on 16 June, 2014 - 21:38
Why thank you! :D

Chimmy posted on 17 August, 2014 - 20:33
You look amazing as Thor and the Costume is so well made, well done :D

HarryKurt posted on 18 August, 2014 - 15:07
Thanks so much! :]

NemJay posted on 30 September, 2014 - 11:17
You da bae

HarryKurt posted on 30 September, 2014 - 20:42
<3 Nem. :')

1st October 2013


I wasn't completely happy with the look of the lacefront wig hairline that I ventilated, so I caved and have grown my hair out, dyed it and got myself some extensions. It takes a long while to get them in and to style it, but hopefully with lots and lots of practise it'll become easier. I just have to be careful where I place the clips and part my hair, then have to remember to pick up the extensions to braid into my own hair. A LOT OF WORK but I think it looks way better than the thin, straight, shiny wig. XD

3rd July 2013

Vambraces spiffied up!

Alright, so the official trailer came out in HD and I found the one thing I'd missed was the buckles on the vambraces and the studs along the straps. So I took them apart and redid them. \o/ /attentiontodetail~ I had to butcher my trousers and cut off the leg straps so I have four matching square d-rings, so now I can finally redo the straps on those and I have some bigger, better square d-rings for the trousers. :)

1st July 2013

Boots WIP

Working with a pair of bike boots of mine that I can use parts of the original stitching. I've used a dark cord to do the diagonal lines on the base layer at the back, then have worked out the pleather base to go on top. I've got to so straps with D Ring buckles for the backs, then there's a mixture of pleather strips to go on top on the front. I need to create a foam based knee piece and then there's three pieces of polymorph armour for each boot to create. Hoping they'll be ready in time for LFCC and that I can work out a way to get them on and off without having to compromise on the design! :)

22nd May 2013

New Mjolnir WIP

Leather bound handle which was heated and pressed into shape, part glued, part sewn down. Polymorph cap added to handle, moulded and sanded to shape. The Viking knot pattern was painted on in 3D paint and will be matched on the other side with a trim around the edge. Re-painted with Plastikote spray and the cap will be painted in the liquid version of the same paint once I've finished the detail so it'll match. The grooves will be filled with the same 3D paint so that everything matches in colour. All these upgrades are being done in time for May Expo and I've also had to remake the trousers using another faux leather because there was a fault with the fabric so they needed to be taken apart and rebuilt. I still have some hand sewing to do, but hopefully they'll come out more or less the same as before. \o/

16th March 2013

Under... skirt... thing.

Put these onto a belt as it seemed most practical with all those layers! The studs were supposed to be 'iron on' but heat + pleather does not end well... So they're all glued on one by one. The front strips have polymorph decoration. It's hard to get a decent picture of these, but they look much better on!

14th March 2013

Wig styled and ventilated

Not as happy with the ventilated and edited front as I had hoped, but for a first proper attempt, it's not bad! Very subtle, but it is better than the round front it was! :s Have now plaited and sprayed the ends so that they're wavy when loose. Hopefully it will make it thicker too, but next time I think I want to sew in an extra weft to the wig. *fussy* Just need to trim off the lace front and try wearing it now. Might trim a bit more off the end if I get time too, as it's still a bit too long. *fussy fussy fussy*

14th March 2013

Top almost complete!

A few final pieces to sew to the top- I lost count after fifty pattern pieces! x__x and checking where to attach everything. Have added nailhead effect on the armour in 3D paint and repainted the chest piece as I hated the colouring before. Has a very subtle two tone to it from the previous coats, but it works perfectly! :) Super excited to get it all done and to assemble with everyone at Expo/Memo! Just the cloak to finish, velcro to put on the front armour and gauntlets to sew up now!

12th March 2013

Trousers done!

Stitched knee pad sections and front panels were sewn on by hand. Everything has been fitted closer, hemmed and all finished off! Going to make up the 'skirt' sections now before I call it a day. And move one of the leg straps up a fraction because I'm fussy like that. This whole process has been horrific trying to pin trousers that are such an unusual pattern to myself and on my own, so I'm so glad that they're finally done! T__T

11th March 2013

Trouser fitting

Working out the fit of the trousers. I made the waist too small, so will be adding on a thick waistband and I'll be sewing the knee/front sections on by hand. The side buckle bits aren't as thick as I'd like, but that's the size they have to be as the rings were too small. :c Otherwise happy with how they're coming along and am going to start working out the over laying bits and put them together. :)

10th March 2013

Trouser pieces cut and pinned ready to sew!

After many attempts at pattern drafting, I've finally worked out how to do the trousers. Yet even more of that horrible silver stuff with panels for the sides, then I have additional pieces to go down the front and over the knees which may have to be sewn on by hand. There are straps that go over the scalemail and there's actually rectangular D-rings between them. There's only about twenty pieces for the trousers, so compared to the top half it'll be easy not that I've figured it all out. XD

6th March 2013


The pleats have been machined down and then I've cut foam pieces for the shoulder pads. They're then sewn into the rounded shape by hand and there's little pockets to slip the shoulder pads inside. There's another pieces of foam to go inside the last pieces of leather that go over the shoulders and then it'll all be velcroed into place for ease of wear and the discs attached. The three pieces of chest armour have been glued together and I'm going to add the detail on with nail head studs and 3D paint before I velcro it down, but this gives a vague idea of the fit and where it sits on the patterns beneath it and it slots just beneath the cloak. :)

5th March 2013

Wig Wip!

Lace front wig, so far brushed back and styled. I'm going to trim the ends and put some waves through it at the end. There are braids that go from the front either side and are then continued into back sections of the 'ponytail' section. With the way it's style, depending on how it looks once wavy, it may need an extra weft putting in at the back just to thicken it a bit. I've also removed some of the knots of hair from the front as the hairline was extremely rounded and unnatural. I'm also attempting to ventilate the front to get more of a peak at the front, but it's proving to be a very time consuming process! The green line done in MSPaint shows vaguely where I've been working to. Everything styled so far is fixed with the tiniest amount of hairspray so as I add more to the front I can keep brushing it all back and adding it to the ponytail. :) I still haven't cut the lace off but won't do that until I've finished styling and that's the bit I hate most with wigs! >_<' (( Excuse the fact that I butcher my wig head to keep it balanced while I work. XD )) (( And that this journal entry is a load of waffle for what doesn't seem like much work just to look at it. ))

26th February 2013

Armour WIP

There's still some detail to be overlayed on the vambraces, but this is the armour complete. It is mostly attached with velcro and glue to the main costume- and the chest piece slots beneath the cloak once on. The vambraces have now been backed with faux leather and will have a elastic fastenings attached to keep them in place. The decoration will be done in 3D paint and it's all made from polymorph plastic and there's primer and three layers of paint to get the mixed silver-brass colour of his armour depending on the light and some black acrylic to make it dirty/battle worn.

25th February 2013

Mostly done!

I've finished the armour, attached the sleeves. The trousers are ready to be sewn up and the cloak and chest armour ready to be attached too. I've added a few finishing touches to Mjolnir too, so it'll all be ready in time for Birmingham Comic Con and Expo.

20th February 2013

Main costume - [this is a part way picture XD]

Everything is cut out now and I'm now preparing to sew, but I wanted to put up a WIP of when I was cutting out the pieces just to show it partway. Some of the pieces on the front are doubled up and are going to be padded/stuffed to give them more shape. There's also foam shoulder pads to be encased in leather to go beneath the cloak and give it shape and a set to go inside the cloak too. I'll be attaching that over the top and then putting the plastic armour over/under. :) I've also put studs in a few places on the leather, but they're lost between the pins in this picture, but they'll show up once I've sewn it all down. The majority of the "skirts" are done too, but I don't yet have my zip pieces to put round the edge of the blue, but I probably won't do that until Memorabilia/Birmingham Comic Con.

19th February 2013

Scale sleeves/leg panels

All done, took roughly ten hours of sewing. They don't like quite as good lying on a table, but once it's sewn it should sit nicely and there won't be any bumps. ;) I've also cut and pinned the majority of the pattern together today, so I'll upload pictures of that a bit later on.

17th February 2013

Sleeves WIP

Using the same technique that I used when doing ActuallyEJG's Thor costume sleeves and my Avengers Loki costume, but with smaller scales this time. I'm half way done with the sewing now and it's a verrry lengthy process, but it turned out so well before that I wanted to use it for my own costume too. :)

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