Me and a friend are planning to cosplay as Lady Loki and Lady Thor at Wondercon 2014 in April. We are also planning to “Glam-up” the two costumes soon after and wear them to the masquerade ball, Labyrinth of Jareth. Both me and my friend are designing and making our costumes as a comic/movie version fusion; although for myself, a lot of inspiration for this project came from this artwork: http://www.nabyn.com/art/at-hoes-before-bros-59082 “hoes before bros” by ulvar
I am 98% done with the corset now. All that is left is to add is some trim, but I want to wait and finish up some of the other pieces before I apply it all at once. There is a potentially obnoxious number of zipper stops in my future: http://www.silivren.com/lokicollar.jpg
The corset is made from olive silk shantung, with a coutil strength layer. The bust and hips is covered with woven strips of self bias, decoratively finished with more bias in the form of a serpent (Jorgumand - one of Loki’s monstrous children). The boning is predominantly 1/4” spiral steels, with flat steels at center front and center back.
This corset is seriously stunning. I’m in love with the woven bias detail- it’s such a different and unique touch.