Hi there! I discovered this site a few weeks ago and am overjoyed that I did! What a great resource! As looking at the work and progress of others has greatly helped me with ideas and technicalities, I'll start a thread of my own to document my own adventure in costuming.
I'm doing Loki from Avengers - but as I'm a girl and enjoy a good bit of femininity, I'm altering the costume somewhat to be a female version. The helmet I am getting as close to film version as I can, along with the armour. The top will be changed, as well as the boots and some of the other clothing aspects of the costume. These are just plans right now. The past two weeks I have been solely working on sculpting the Helmet.
I am trying to do the helmet in two parts as i think this will give a better fit and look when worn. I recently finished sculpting the top part of the helm and it is now in its silicone mold. I ran out of time to make the mother mold on that last night, but will be doing that shortly. Crossing my fingers that it all comes out well! This is my very first time making a large sculpt and a mold of anything!
I have done various costuming for ren faires and movie replica costumes before, also as a side i make and sell custom earrings and horns from polymer clay. But these are pretty small scale, and by working on this helm I have finally been able to start exploring the world of modeling clay, large sculpture, and molding. I have been wanting to do this FOREVER!
Sorry for the lengthy intro. If you made it though, thanks! If you skipped ahead and just want to look at pics, also thanks! Any comments or suggestions are greatly welcomed. I will be updating this with more pics as the process continues. Thanks and wish me luck! :P
Update 4/29/13 - Got my friend to take some pics of me in my more complete-ish costume. Still a WIP but looking more whole :] Go to page 5 for more pics!