King Loki Costume Build

Going to Be a Busy Few Months, ECCC Season is Upon Us… Time to Build Some Costumes

One of the things I’ve done with my daughters (both teens) on a yearly basis is attend Emerald City Comicon. This year will be our 4th year. The last few years we’ve gotten into doing cosplay. Cosplay is a lot of fun, my girls really enjoy it and we work diligently on recreating accurate costumes. It’s truly a whole family effort. I’m the accessory and prop guy, my extremely talented mother-in-law handles all the sewing (I can sew but her skills are way beyond mine) and the girls work on the details: design, hair make-up, etc.

For those who haven’t seen our past efforts here you go:

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Doctor Who Daleks – 2012 ECCC

More 2012 photos here.

Johnny Depp Mad Hatter and My Little Pony Discord - 2013 ECCC

Johnny Depp Mad Hatter and My Little Pony Discord – 2013 ECCC

More 2013 photos here.

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Every year the costumes get more involved and this year I really have my work cut out for me. Seriously, my oldest K has decided to be Loki from ‘The Avengers’. Of course she didn’t choose the simple version, she wants the King Loki version. This is one intricate costume

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Body armor, helmet, cape, scepter, that’s a lot of building. It’s definitely going to push my creating skills and I’ll get to learn to use some new materials along the way.

Fortunately my youngest E has chosen a simpler character to recreate. One of our favorite movies as a family is ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’. It wasn’t a Disney smash as it was made at the end of their traditional animation run, but it is a hilarious romp. One of the best part of the movie is its bad-guy or bad-girl in this case; Yzma. Yzma is bitingly voice by Eartha Kitt. I love films with a great antagonist. Best of all she is balanced out but a very funny side-kick name Kronk. He’s a big Oaf with a soft heart and some real skills in the kitchen. E has requested that I cosplay along with her as Kronk. So this year will mark my first foray into full cosplay regalia at the con! We’ve decided to go in their Secret Lab attire:

Whew. I’m thinking these will be a lot less work.

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So bear with me for the following few months as there are going to be a lot of cosplay posts as I document the build process, which is something I haven’t done before. I’ve already started the building on Loki here’s a sneak peek:

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