Loki Laufeyson - Avengers Assemble

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AyaCon 2013

Norse God of Cosplay Ayacon 2013



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Yay I finally worked out my login details for here!

Been working steadily on this since October 2012. It's been very on and off progress due to a lot of illness and the fact that I'm stupid in my fabric choices.

My very first crossplay, I'm a little nervous about pulling it off alright but I just can't resist this costume! I'm a major Hiddles fan but also absolutely love Alexandra Byrne's work! I'm so excited about wearing this and derping around with other Marvel cosplayers!

Comments

HarryKurt posted on 30 July, 2013 - 11:26
Your Worbla armour looks beautiful!

SephNoir posted on 30 July, 2013 - 11:33
Thankyou so much! It's my first time working with it and it's amazing stuff! Highly recommended!

Storme posted on 30 July, 2013 - 14:10
Hey, nice to see where all that Worbla has been going! Lovely work, really beautiful -- looking forward to seeing it at Aya.

perfectly_purple posted on 30 July, 2013 - 16:00
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 posted on 31 July, 2013 - 04:15
Wow! The armour looks amazing. Epic work on the rest of the costume. Really excited to see this.

Alouette posted on 4 August, 2013 - 23:17
The detailing in the armour really does look amazing! It'll all look spectacular when it's put together :D

KhaosKreator posted on 5 August, 2013 - 06:23
Nice work! loving the crisp seams on the sleeves and tunic.

theKillingDoll posted on 5 August, 2013 - 11:42
Really impressed with this.

Felixize posted on 5 August, 2013 - 15:19
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 posted on 6 August, 2013 - 13:16
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 posted on 10 August, 2013 - 22:30
jesus christ woman the detail is immense! This is going to look stunning!

Manticore posted on 19 August, 2013 - 14:46
You Amazing Queen you! AWesome Job! =D! <3 Loved you at the Cosplay Chess! Just loved!

Carmina posted on 20 August, 2013 - 15:09
This was absolutely fantastic!

KhaosKreator posted on 21 August, 2013 - 21:22
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 posted on 22 August, 2013 - 10:21
So glad I got to see this up close, you did an amazing job on the weathering. Love the photos :D

ElegantAura posted on 22 August, 2013 - 12:45
Such sn amazing costume, fantastic detail! Pulled off Loki very very well :)

Progress Journal

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!

10th 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!

5th 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!