After last year's awesome Ultimate WW2 Captain America costume
, my boy and I decided to stick with the Avengers roster and send him out as the mighty Thor. So, my first task was deciding how the costume should look. With all the wardrobe changes Thor has seen, and the never-ending alternate universe storylines, I had my pick of "looks" I could go for (I even considered doing a Throg
costume, but chickened out). i settled on his current costume with mail sleeves and leggings. I decided the mail would look cool, be easy to see at night, and allow me to sew in some padded muscles to make my boy more mighty.
I strayed from this design in two major areas: the boots and the belt. To me, Thor should always have yellow boots. I know they're a bit garish, but consider the context. I also went with the traditional yellow belt with the classic "T" buckle. I get that the new one (the runic letter meaning strength) is probably what the "real" Thor would have worn, but honestly, I think the yellow makes the costume more super-heroey and less like a generic Viking.