Loki

Avengers

@The Lady Nerd

Description

Shortly after the Avengers film came out, a bevy of fan art started circulating around the web. Some friends of mine liked one of the femme-venger sets consisting of character themed cocktail dresses. I was going to pass on it due to having too much to do and I'm not a big fan of small body-con dresses myself. A couple hours later, one friend popped up to tell me, in no uncertain terms, that I would be doing Loki. After a few rounds of debate, I finally relented on the condition that I got to design my own dress. While there was nothing wrong at all with the artist's design, my own artist mind just couldn't quite see Loki in a short body-con dress. Loki has a flair for theatrics, so I figured if everyone else showed up in cocktail dresses, Loki would show up in a full-fledged gown. Why? Because she could. So I quickly sketched out a two-piece gown inspired by the film versions of Loki. I didn't do an exact representation as I wanted to keep a high fashion element to it. Here's the costume breakdown...

Hair: My own hair simply blowdryed, brushing the hair back from the face then spraying the heck out of it for sheen and staying power

Makeup: I had tried more of a neutral palette for Dragoncon, but I found my lips tended to disappear in pictures and the makeup just wasn't that striking. It lacked the high fashion-edge. So I went for a more intense look for the photoshoot. MAC makeup artist Aisha Daly did the honours. She did a mixture of black and green eyeshadows with green glitter eyeliner on the top and gold glitter eyeliner on the bottom. False eyelashes. Black glossy lipstick.

Dress: All one piece made by my friend Angelica. (I designed it completely, but I can't sew to save my life, so I left that in much more capable and talented hands). The skirt has 13 panels in it to give it that wide, flowing look.
Green fabric - 100% polyester made to look like silk dupioni (we used the wrong side because it had a nicer sheen to it).
Black fabric - Polyurethane psuedo-leather skirt from the 80s we hacked up for the vest-like piece.
Shoulder - Brass zipper from Hobby Lobby, pulled apart with separate strands on each shoulder.

Necklace and cuff: Forever 21

Tights: DKNY - from overstock store

Shoes: My own black platform pumps (Aldo)

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@The Lady Nerd
Status
Views 1466
Last Updated 7 years ago
Created 7 years ago
Series Avengers
Character Loki

Comments

Galacticat Wow, great job! One of the best Lady Lokis I've seen.

Athel Gorgeous rendition.

11thDrWho Very cool. Very very cool. Excellent job and an excellent costume.