Thor and Loki Costume Ideas for Halloween or Cosplay
Marvel’s Avenger series of movies has reinvigorated the interest of adults and children alike in the characters of Thor and Loki. These two brothers have been depicted as friendly enemies in the Marvel universe with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston playing both characters with panache and integrity.
Hemsworth’s Thor is dignified, yet far from perfect with a good heart and a yearning to have his brother back, while Hiddleston’s Loki is mischievious and a bit evil, but also a bit lost. Both men do such a good job adding humor and irony into their roles and the writers have given them exceptional lines.
It is no wonder that men, women and children are scrambling to put together costumes for Halloween, cosplay and other masquerades. This page looks at varying ways to create Thor and Loki costumes to wear.
The costume shown below is a replica costume from The Avengers series just like the one that Chris Hemsworth wears in the movie. You can also click the link below the picture to buy pieces of the costume.
Buy it or make it?
Depending on your creativity level you can either buy an entire costume or make it. For Thor’s costume, there are several pieces that you need to add besides the clothing itself. He has arm bracers, a shield, breastplate and then his clothing and cape.
You can buy the costume whole, as shown above or in pieces. Below are some of the costume pieces available to purchase. If you have time, you can also make the pieces. There are some excellent tutorials below to make them. You can download templates free from the videos to create your own breastplate and other costume pieces.
Thor’s hammer is his most distinctive accessory, however for more of them just click through this link. You can purchase his wig, helmet, breastplate, cape and more if you don’t have time to make them.
Ready-made costumes and pieces are available for children, youth and adult sizes, also for women.
How to Make Thor Costume Arm Bracers
Thor Costume Tutorial Part 2: The Vest
Variations on Thor’s Costume
Remember that you do not have to follow the Marvel version of Thor. Thor is a Norse God in his own right, and has years of history in myths and legends. Follow your heart when making this costume to represent this honor-bound god of thunder.
Halloween costume for adults and children
Who is Loki? Loki is the Norse god of mischief who is the enemy/rival of Thor, his brother. In the Avengers movies, Loki causes plenty of mischief and trouble for Thor and people of Earth. Loki is delightfully played by Tom Hiddleston and you can recreate his costume for cosplay or Halloween. Loki likes leather, so for anyone who likes to wear leather, this costume is a plus.
The image below features a fully made Loki costume, ready-to-wear for cosplay. You can click through the link for details. It is available in several sizes, so you may have to look for the size that you need.
Loki Dark World Costume for Cosplay
Making Loki’s costume
Loki’s costume is a bit easier to make, because his costume is made of up clothing except for his helmet and staff.
The videos below show you how to make the staff and full costume. Again, depending on your creativity level and how much time you have, your investment will differ. The video on making the costume is extremely thorough, and you can work step-by-step through the design with her.
The staff is easy, with a free downloaded template from Woodland Elf. She gives all of the information and walks you through the preparations. The staff is unique because it lights up just like Loki’s in the movies.
Loki Costume Making Tutorial
Loki Cosplay Halloween Costume
This beautiful cosplay costume is made for you when you order it, so allow time for it to ship. Gorgeous variation on Loki’s wear, and will last for several wearings. The detailing is fantastic.
How to Make a Loki Costume Staff that Actually Glows
Loki may be the villain, but. . .
Although Loki is the villain, there is no question that he has the cooler costume. Thor is heroic and looks great, but Loki has the cool leather look down pat. It is tough to beat that style.
For bargains, one-off’s or that unique look, you may want to check eBay to see if anyone has something special. Also, it can save you time if someone is selling exactly what you need to complete your outfit.
So who would you rather be, the villain or the hero?
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