Posts tagged avengers
Posts tagged avengers
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some people think that there’s 5 or 4 tails on his jacket and wanted proof it’s really 3 on each side so 6 tails in total, HERE’S PROOF BEHOLD!
It took me forever to sort out how the shirt would work out….and how I’d sew the diagonals on (more on that later)
I sewed the stripes together (the left side ones together and the right side ones together) respectively and made sure to leave EXTRA space un-sewed btw each stripe so that the stripes could over/underlap each other in the middle. I then sewed each piece of stripes (right stripes and left stripes) to the right and left side of the BACK of the shirt instead of sewing the diagonals together first. I sewed the diagonals together after the sides were sewed up. Originally I planned on putting in a side zipper (which I did but it didn’t help too much on making it easier to put the shirt on…) but in the end I opted to sew the zipper down the back of the shirt in the middle. (like how dresses have zippers in the back).
Will try my best to explain how I sewed the stripes together with paper samples later. I actually ended up cutting out paper versions of every stripe I intended to sew to figure out how best to sew it….
I sewed on the top green part of the shirt with the pleather collar AFTER sewing on the stripes.
the six tails of loki’s jacket, will post the pattern for it later =]
GB! Avengers gathering - Anime Expo 2012 (open in new tab for larger image)
(from left to right)
((clark was supposed to be here as our male Black Widow but he wasnt feeling super at the time so he wasnt in this picture))
[photo by boltzman1]
That’s me as Jotun!loki With my wonderful Casket of Ancient Winters~
Watch out, we got some bad asses over here!
OMG :D it’s the whole crew! -avengers loki
This is one of the sleeves of doom for loki’s costume. I actually measured the diameter of my arm from the top elbow and the wrist to get it right and made sure i gave extra space around the elbow area for bending but i forgot that I was making the sleeves out of pleather….which isn’t very flexible or nice compared to other clothe so now it’s JUST perfect…making it quite uncomfortable to wear int he long run because it’s like airtight. (so my arms feel pretty terrible under the sun…) but they are actually still quite nice sleeves, I just suggest giving yourself at least an inch of leeway.
Will upload pattern for sleeves later =]
Also when I was sewing to make the diagonal lines and patterns on the sleeves, I made sure that the piece i cut out for the sleeves were MUCH bigger than the pattern because when you fold and sew all the lines on the pattern, they shift the shape of the piece of clothe you cut. After all the diagonal ect lines are sewed up, you can retrace the shape of that part of the sleeve and cut it, don’t forget the sewing leeway you need.
The sleeve is of course done in three parts as i hope you can see, the top triangle ish part and the bottom right and left parts, which are then all sewed together. I also hot glue gunned down the little folded parts that stick up from when you sewed in all the diagonal lines and such. so that way they’re all facing one direction on the outside.
I see some people having trouble finding reference pictures so I uploaded everything I used onto a photobucket album! Hope it helps.
I have a lot of movie stills and other random tumblr pics, the pictures of the really realistic and well done (not to mention expensives…) Loki figure Hot Toys made which is pretty accurate to the movie original costume. I think I have a picture from wyrdsister who also did an awesome loki from Thor version and is currently working on the avengers version. =]
I do have to say though, there are times where his armguards are actually DIFFERENT although he wears the same costume. Same goes for the sleeve ends that are shaped the same way as the armguards. In one, the back of the armguard that wraps around his arm comes off the MIDDLE of the armguards, but in another it comes off the END of the armguard near his elbow, but more often than not it comes off the middle of the armguard.
i’m sorry for not taking more pictures but i made the helmet in one day and felt quite rushed. I basically hand drew the shape of the helmet myself and I still made additional changes after that aren’t shown here. I will add them in another post.
I used about 3 sheets of crafting foam, the 18 in one. I also referenced the pictures that wyrdsister used to make her much lovelier helmet which was made of Foamalux (it’s PVC sheets that is much better to use than crafting foam but i couldn’t a place in the US that sells it for cheap…)
If you scroll ALL THE WAY to the bottom, there are progress pictures from her. =]
Make sure to measure the top circumference of your head and give a little room. You should also make sure to measure how long your head is from chin to top of head to get a good idea of the size you’ll need to make your helmet. I’ll add another image later with lines about sizes and whatnot….
The horns were also just drawn right there and then. It’s made of three pieces although it should be made of four if you look at the avenger’s helmet. The two side pieces are the same shape and how you draw them is how they curve. The back piece is a basically a long slim triangle. You hot glue gun the two curved pieces first and then the back piece to the two curved pieces. After I hot glued everything, I coated everything in a glue-water mixture so that the surface would feel smooth and the paint would stay instead of soak into the foam. It also hardens the foam a bit. I didn’t do this, but if you want to make the helmet more rounded or bendy, you can heat the foam (before you glue all the pieces together) over fire until it becomes flimsy BUT not too hot that you can’t touch it. It’ll be flimsy for a few seconds and you can mold the foam to whatever shape you’d like and it will generally stay that shape.
I will add more info later. =] hope this helps
This is the core of the Tesserect fragment in Loki’s scepter. I made it using the hard plastic merchandise comes in. I’m really sorry for not taking many progress pics, but i basically cut out the general shape i wanted it to be, so two pieces the same shape and then used clear packing tape to make the shape of it. I’ll post another post with the general shape of what the shape of the plastic was, it was kind of like a long oval but with an extra strip of plastic at the bottom of the long side of the oval. The strip is there so i can make it into a circle shape and tape it to the other oval. I then dipped it into blue acrylic paint and dabbed away the excess. I hope that makes sense….
I taped it to the end of a small 4-LED flashlight!
me at anime expo 2012
now preparing to fix some things for my loki cosplay as this was my first run in the cosplay =] will post about progress
I have black hair myself and just cut it and used Got2BeGlued hair gel as normal hair gel wasn’t strong enough.
But if you need a front laced wig, I don’t know many sites but i know Arda wigs sells front-laced wigs. You will need to style it of course as is with most wigs. =]
this was day 2 of anime expo 2012 didn’t have my helmet and anime expo was the first time i’ve worn this so there were problems x-x (cough cough the ribbon)