loki cosplay wip

My poor roommate looks a little beleaguered here but she’s the one that wants to cosplay as Loki!

Most recent pic of the helm, which I am making.  The horns aren’t polished/shaped yet, but you get the general idea.  Tonight I added the sides of the helm, which aren’t perfect but they fit Chajiko and that’s what matters!  Lots more tweaking and such to be done, but for now it’s coming along splendidly.

The relief I feel in knowing that this coat is very nearly finished is immense. It hasn’t been as difficult as I was anticipating, but it has been just as time consuming. In order for this to be officially complete I need to add the upper half of the lining, then install the rest of the zipper stops.

I have twelve days to finish this costume. Twelve days. And I simply don’t know how I’m going to make it. I’ll have the coat done in time; and the wig, tunics, breastplate, pants, and boots are each ready to go (barring minor, last minute adjustments, of course). The sleeves are made, and just need to be attached to- something (more on that problem later).

But the armor.

Ugh.

How am I ever going to get that done in just under two weeks?

Seriously. I’m going to die.

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If you’d like to share, I’d love to know how anyone else made Loki’s wrist guards. I had plans for how I wanted to make most of the costume- things didn’t always go as planned, but I had them. These were completely improvised, all I knew was that I wanted to be able to wear them independently of the rest of the costume. I’m happy with how they turned out, finally, but I’m sure there are more efficient versions around.

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Making tacks for Loki’s boots:

Supplies:

  • 26 Tie tacks (look with the jewelry findings at your craft store)
  • 26 Round top push pins
  • Glue (I’ve used both Lexel and Super Glue, I suggest the latter)
  • Paint (Something that will adhere to metal)
  • Pliers (Side cutting and long nose, preferably)
  • Narrow metal file

Directions:

  1. Cut off the stems of the push pins as close to the base as possible
  2. File down the post stump until tie tack top lies flat against the rim
  3. Glue tie tack to filed push pin
  4. Paint as desired

Because of an inability to walk correctly, I needed to make a couple of new tacks for Loki’s boots (I have a tendency to kick the ones on the inside of my feet off) and decided it’d be a good idea to have some spares. Figured since I was at it I might as well make a tutorial. =)