20th August 2013: Complete but not finished. Ayacon was awesome! I completely fluffed the masquerade thanks to nerves but very pleased with my award! Also had major fun in the Cosplay Chess and met so many lovely new people!
Going to re-wear him next year after some improvements and some more armour! I'm going to spend the rest of the year fixing my list of tweaks I want to make to this, then start the full armour set in the new year.
Currently my list of improvements are the following:
- Shorten the main belt as it was a little too long.
- Fix the two zip stops I lost on the coat.
- Put magnets in the shoulders of the coat and the flaps to hold them on better.
- Repair any loose leg plates. Happily didn't lose any though!
- Green stuff the edges of the worbla to smooth it out and repaint.
- Attach the belt clips more securely as the front came off on one side.
- Attach the buckles more securely as they loosened a bit.
- Remake the blades of the staff to be stronger and repaint in chrome for a better look.
On top of that I'll be making the upper arm, rib and shoulder armour, cape and helmet. The cape will have to match the lining but will be wool rather than cotton. I've actually designed this costume with the full armour in mind so it will be completely interchangeable in a matter of seconds. I'll also be making the helmet similar to the movie construction with hopefully strong magnets to hold it together.
I'll also be working on my performance, I know I'll do better on a stage I'm more familiar with so I'm going to aim to get everything done for May Expo. Got plans already, just need to build some stage props and practise to make sure the timing is right!
11th August 2013: Final few bits! Oh my god I can't believe this is almost done!
Today I painted the torque and staff. Ran out of paint for the staff but finished the torque. Also finally managed to make the belt buckles too!
Remaining now is:
Top coat the torque
Magnets in the tunic
Finish painting the staff
Glue the bulb base to the staff
Then it's done!
Really happy to have the eggy in the bulb piece now so I can play with it without fear of dropping! It's so much fun in the dark!
6th August 2013: Little bits Just small bits today really. Fitted the leather strap for the vambraces and attached all the belt armour to the belt.
Annoyingly ran out of paint so had to get yet more.
Weekend will be reserved for painting and finally finishing this bad boy!
6th August 2013: armour plating This weekend proved to be highly productive. I've now finished the vambraces, tunic and trousers fully. Once everything was aged all the plates were added yesterday.
All that remains is making the belt buckle and painting the torque and staff!
4th August 2013: Painting! Vambraces are now done and just drying from varnish.
I've also done the leg pieces. I've sprayed then hand aged over 500 tiny pieces this weekend! I've posted a tutorial for the paint job on my tumblr for anyone interested.
30th July 2013: Progress so far... So seeing as I've been working on this for a while just thought I'd do a bit of a list of what's done and what's not
So far completed is the coat and boots. They're completely ready to wear now with no further work needed.
Everything else is at least in progress, so here's a list of what still needs doing.
Trousers and tunic - need plate armour painted and attached.
Belts - Need two buckles made.
Vambraces - Need priming and painting then added to the leather straps.
Shoulder piece and belt cover - Needs a top coat and attaching to the belt.
Wrist guards - Need a top coat and adding to the straps which need poppers.
Staff - Needs priming, painting and the bulb attached.
Essentially everything needs to be painted for it to be done!
HarryKurt - 30th July 2013
Your Worbla armour looks beautiful!
SephNoir - 30th July 2013
Thankyou so much! It's my first time working with it and it's amazing stuff! Highly recommended!
Storme - 30th July 2013
Hey, nice to see where all that Worbla has been going! Lovely work, really beautiful -- looking forward to seeing it at Aya.
perfectly_purple - 30th July 2013
Having seen the armour and costume in person I can attest to how epic it all is.
(I have not, in any way, been forced to make this comment. I have simply seen the true power of the Tesseract...)
Sephirayne - 31st July 2013
Wow! The armour looks amazing. Epic work on the rest of the costume. Really excited to see this.
Alouette - 5th August 2013
The detailing in the armour really does look amazing! It'll all look spectacular when it's put together :D
KhaosKreator - 5th August 2013
Nice work! loving the crisp seams on the sleeves and tunic.
Felixize - 5th August 2013
This is absolutely gorgeous, your attention to detail is so apparent! It's all coming together so nicely, I can't wait to see all the finished pieces as one~
HorrorFanatic85 - 6th August 2013
Never a huge fan of the loki character in the avengers, but christ that is sick work on that costume right there, what a job on those pieces. I look forward to your loki costume complete
Shinigami_ky - 11th August 2013
jesus christ woman the detail is immense! This is going to look stunning!
Manticore Arts - 19th August 2013
You Amazing Queen you! AWesome Job! =D! <3 Loved you at the Cosplay Chess! Just loved!
Carmina - 20th August 2013
This was absolutely fantastic!
KhaosKreator - 21st August 2013
Thank you for letting me poke at you : D I hope this has taught you that the stage is funnnnn and you should wear your own costumes way more often!
Amy-Lou - 22nd August 2013
So glad I got to see this up close, you did an amazing job on the weathering. Love the photos :D
ElegantAura - 22nd August 2013
Such sn amazing costume, fantastic detail! Pulled off Loki very very well :)
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