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Step 3: The Armor

I rarely use sewing patterns. I'm too impatient. Instead, I rely on tracing the sections of existing clothing onto my material and then size the garment during assembly. In this case, I used a pair of my son's slightly baggy slacks and long-sleeve shirt as my "patterns" for the armor's sleeves and leggings. I spent a littl mre than I'd budgeted on the sequined fabric, so I only bought enough to make leggings and sleeves (not a full- shirt). Since the blue tunic covers most of the armor, this worked out fine.

I also sewed a series of padded muscles from some of the sleeping bag's filling and the scrap white cloth to make my Thor mightier. Then, I sewed them onto the pair of sweat pants and shirt I'd bought at the thrift store. The fit of the leggings and mail sleeves over these was snug, but acceptable.

I finished off the look of the mail sleeves by sewing a pair of wrist bands. Instead of hook-and-loop tape (my usual closure of choice), I opted to sew a short leather strap and friction buckle to keep the straps closed. The leather and buckle added just the right amount of detail and "finish" to the armor.
<p>that kid is adorbs!!</p>
Thank you! No i'll just up size it for my size! :D Watch out Cosplayers! your eyes will get thor of watching me &gt;:)
<p>hahaha!!! i get it!!</p>
OMG that was amazing especially love the helmet and hammer!!!
Cool man, your kid is awesome, I try mi best , but i see you spend so much time and $$$..than me...good to know that somebody else likes the mighty thor...
Well, I saw your's and was very impressed. You&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;beat me in effect per dollar. I like how you used the bottom of soda cans as the medallions on yours. Very inventive. If I were doing mine over, I'd look into something like that for mine as well.
Hi there Would u pls vote for my entry ...?<br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Belt-No-sew/<br>thnks
Great instructable. Although, perhaps you should have based it on the old Norse/Germanic version rather than a Marvel comic? I think the vikings knew a good deal more about Thor than a comic book artist. Bah, I'm ranting.<br />
You're right. It's a fine line to walk - kinda like when somebody goes as SpongeBob SquarePants. I mean, are they going as the cartoon character or the historical SpongeBob? :)
Haha, nice one.<br />
While the vikings probably did know more&nbsp; about Thor,&nbsp; I'm thinking the comic character scored more &quot;cool points&quot; on the playground. Awesome costume!<br />
&nbsp;Congrats man, you win. That&acute;s the way to make an ible. I have to work strongger to beat you next year ( jus t kiddn), but i have to work harder and nicest. Best wishes and happy holidays.
Really great work! I also wholeheartedly approve of going the extra mile on kid's Halloween costumes. The effort and care really shows.<br /> <br /> BTW, I&nbsp;stole one of your photos (of the unmodified shoulder pads) for my Gene Simmons costume 'ible, because they were almost identical to the pads I&nbsp;used, and I totally forgot to take any process photos of my own. I hope you don't mind, and I'll take it out if you'd rather I didn't use it.<br /> <br /> In any case, great costume, and I&nbsp;look forward to seeing what you come up with next.
He looks very mighty indeed! Awesome costume.<br />
That is awesome!&nbsp; 5 stars for sure, I wholeheartedly approve of <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-Sized-Ghostbusters-Costume/">going all out on a kid's costume</a>!<br />
I know! Some people call it living vicariously through your children, but I call it living <strong>vivaciously</strong>&nbsp;through them! BTW, I love your homemade, &quot;um cyclotron&quot; on the child's GB costume.
Fabulous! The slideshow was great, too! :D<br />

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