avengers style thor costume UPDATE: FINISHED!

Discussion in 'Marvel Costumes and Props' started by grey matter, May 18, 2012.

  1. grey matter

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    hey gang!

    first time poster here, but i've been lurking for a while. some really amazing and inspiring work on here!

    i've been making costumes for longer than i can remember for myself and friends. so i thought i'd join up here and share some of my work and tips and hope to get some back in return.

    up first is my arm sleeves material. i had not been able to find a suitable material (i even bought the disguise prestige costume in hopes to reuse some of the parts, like the sleeves, but apparently i have ape arms and look like frankenthor in that costume), so i made my own.

    this is a dark silver lamé over fusible batting (oh yeah! good stuff, you iron the parts together, no need for basting or pinning) with tshirt jersey backing. this was my first attempt with just a small sample of fabric (fits my son perfect)

    i'll post more progress and other parts soon, thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  2. Crusaderman2004

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    Re: new member: avengers style thor costume

    Looks good!
     
  3. grey matter

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    thanks crusaderman2004!


    one thing i feel like am done with is the hammer. i lucked out last year and was able to get the disguise costume hammer for $5 at target after halloween. i wasn't going to modify it at all, until i saw avengers and i really liked the "end cap" on the handle.

    so without further ado, here is my solution for that (brushed steel door knob, and a large aluminum button cover)
     
  4. grey matter

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: hammer and test bracer!

    finished a test bracer (may use it as a final, depends on how the second one comes out) that is also just a sample piece of the arm armor and the red forearm guard fabric.
     
  5. theavengerguy

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    are you going to be making more of the sleeves to sell? I'm really interested in them
     
  6. Mattdavid

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: hammer and test bracer!

    Nice work you've done so far, I'll keep an eye on it
     
  7. grey matter

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: hammer and test bracer!

    that was just a test piece, but i am making full size pieces for my arms, i'll have to time how long it takes me to do a piece and what the cost of the mats are, but i think i'd be down for that.


    thanks! expect some updates next week sometime!
     
  8. NotThePerfume

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    Ooh looking good so far! Thor seems like such a fun costume to do.
     
  9. theavengerguy

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    do you have an estimate price-wise atm?
     
  10. Crusaderman2004

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: hammer and test bracer!

    Just checked back in on this thread. Awesome work and I love everything you've shown. Every time I see these quality Thor builds it kind of makes me want to do one. I don't think my pitch black, short cropped hair works for it thought. And my wife says a blonde wig on me would freak her out. Lol.

    Anyway, can't wait to see what you finish up next. This is going to look great when it's completed.
     
  11. grey matter

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    some minor updates

    hey gang!
    been a while since i posted on this, i've been very busy with the day job and family. trying to get in as much time as i can to work on this build.

    what i have for you today is a completed sheet of the quilted fabric. i've uploaded the pics of what it looked like with just the quilting and then with the darkened seem lines. going to me making the sleeves through the weekend and early next week and should be rolling out more updates on other parts soon.

    for those that were interested in the fabric, here's where i'm at on that: it took me longer than i really wanted it to (by the second sheet though i was getting faster) about 4 hours total for each sheet. i'm still willing to make them for others, but if you were hoping for them before dragoncon, i am not going to have enough time to work on them between then and now. but, if you were looking towards halloween, i am sure we can work something out.

    without further ado, here are the pics!
     
  12. MadHatter250

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    this all looks awesome! two questions though:
    1) how good a quality is the hammer? i've seen a lot of replica hammers out there, but they typically don't hold up at all because they're usually made out of some hollow rubber.

    B) did you buy the fabric pre-quilted or did you do that part yourself? and then how did you make the stitching darker?
     
  13. grey matter

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    thanks!

    i like it. it is hollow plastic (standard hard plastic) and holds up nice i think, plus it's light weight and won't weigh down my belt when i tuck it in while walking around.


    the fabric is a dark silver lamé over fusible batting (oh yeah! good stuff, you iron the parts together, no need for basting or pinning) with tshirt jersey backing. i had to quilt it myself. to darken the lines i used a permanent fabric marker and went over each line 2 times (once and then dry for 24 hours and then do it again)

    i should be posting some updates soon, making them into sleeves at the moment.
     
  14. Guri

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    Great job on the fabric! It looks really good. What you did to the end of the hammer was a great idea too.

    What material are you using for the armor?
     
  15. grey matter

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: armor fabric

    whew, when it rains it pours! lots of stuff going on (good stuff) and i haven't had much time to work on this much. but i am still on track for dragoncon.

    the material is silver lamè, fusible batting, and tshirt jersey for a backing. i had to quilt it myself.


    getting several things at about 90% complete. here are a couple:

    the sleeves are just about complete. just need to sew the zipper on the front. i made it sort of like a bolero so that it is easy to get on and off.

    then the main front part of the chest armor is glued, now to decide to paint it or to cover it with some silver leather. (anyone have any experience with doing anything like that?)

    let me know what you all think and keep an eye here for more updates!
     
  16. garzavive

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    where did you get those templates to the chest armo? did you make it?
     
  17. comic man

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: sleeves and chest armor

    Great work keep up the good work >>>
     
  18. grey matter

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: sleeves and chest armor

    i made the templates in adobe illustrator, and then lots of improvising once i printed them.

    thanks man!
     
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  20. crying legacy

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    it looks great so far looking forward to the finished product
     
  21. Eldritch Arts

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    Hey just found your thread and it is looking fantastic! I adore how you did the sleeve armour. It looks amazing! I can't wait to see how it looks when worn!

    I'm trying to get my husband to do a thor costume to go with my Loki costume, maybe i can convince him if i try your method of costruction for that :] Keep up the great work!
     
  22. darkestknight

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    the fabric looks great man, you'll be able to get the different types of chainmail really well. keep up the awesome work, it's inspiring to see this being made from scratch
     
  23. Husvar

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    Great looking!
     
  24. grey matter

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: sleeves and chest armor

    once i'm all finished with everything i can post up some pdf's, but like i said after printing out the flat files there was a lot of improvising

    thanks guys!

    are you going to dragoncon? if so we'll have to pose for some pics!

    i have had a couple setbacks over the last few days (had pants lined up but went to get them and didn't have my size and tonight right after taking the following pic i got a small tear in the elbow :unsure )


    just trying some of the parts on together to start to get a feel for it. the wig is the official licensed by disguise thor wig, it works. trying to decide if i should go a touch shorter with the beard or not.
     
  25. darkestknight

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    nah dude, I reckon your beard length is about right in that photo :)
     
  26. garzavive

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  27. grey matter

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: sleeves and chest armor

    getting more and more done. just a quick post for now.

    here are the bracers and the hammer. i decided to go back into my hammer and make my own handle to make it closer to thor's avengers style hammer. that is sticky back craft foam wrapped around (it took 36 inches to get it all the way), a door knob at the pommel and i upgraded to a real leather strap.
    and i wanted to show a side by side of the bracers with the finished look and then the pre painted foam and cardboard "rough".
     
  28. Tastyburger

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: bracers and hammer!

    Looks great!
    I might try a Thor build for next year.

    You doing the helmet too?
     
  29. darkestknight

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    This looks fantastic dude, keep up the great work :)
     
  30. grey matter

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    Re: avengers style thor costume UPDATE: bracers and hammer!

    hey gang!
    had a great time a dragon con, here is a quick shot of the finished costume. i was mostly happy with it, definitely some things i would do different and things i am going to fix for halloween. i'll post more later, but just wanted to share this. thanks!

    photo credit to http://www.wookieegunner.com/piwigo/
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  31. Shakeitdavey

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    Looks awesome!
     
  32. Earendil

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    It looks great! Maybe you should try to cut slightly the wig behind the neck: i see a bit of volume in excess(hope you understand: my english isn't so good :) ).
     
  33. grey matter

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    thanks!

    you are totally correct, i was really annoyed with the wig. granted, it was a cheap one, so i got what i paid for. BTW everyone, it's the official licensed one from disguise.
    i am going to get a better quality wig and have it styled by a hair dresser friend that i have for halloween and future uses of this costume (and other versions of thor)
     
  34. Earendil

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  35. donchewliano

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    awesome build. Love the end result. Great job. Especially love what you did with the hammer.
     
  36. inkedlawyer

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    Any chance you could pm the PDF file?
     
  37. THOR72

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    I need sleeves like this. I see on your post, that you were willing to make these. Is that still the case? If not, would you please share your process?
     

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