Some good friends and I were one day walking around Target and saw some overalls and thought after many giggles and general shenanigans White trash Thor.
So, this anime convention was coming up in a week and I decided to build and complete my White-trash Thor. I cannot tell you how much of a kick everyone got out of the costume.
The best part? Since this was to be trashy, it was fast, fun and messy. You get extra points if it looked bad.
I really had a fantastic time wearing this costume too!!!! Highly suggest.
Step 1: Supplies
- sign wooden stake
- gorilla glue
- (optional) => hot glue (high temp)
(optional) => small squares of cardboard
- cheap ball cap. (If you could get one of those trucker caps with the plastic grid for the back half, extra points)
- silver and gold metallic spray paint
- black acrylic paint
- thick craft foam (wings)
- hot glue (high temperature)
- cheap blond extensions or wig material (I found mine at a dollar stare)
- cheap hair rollers (also found in a dollar store)
- heavy hairspray or clear polyurethane spray paint (to set the hair)
- undershirt/tank top (I chose blue colored)
- blue over shirt (off shoulder shirt from Walmart)
- blue jean shorts (also from Walmart)
- royal blue pantyhose
- original silver duck tape
- red flannel shirt
- mud boots (use anything that you might think goes with the "white trash" theme
- silver metallic duck tape
- previous fabric wrist guards
Step 2: Thor's Mini-keg Hammer
Prepare keg/ handle
- drain / drink the contents of the keg
- cut the underside of the keg out just big enough for the wooden stake to slip in. Make it a tight fit
- clue the blunt end of the stake and have it hit up against the inner side of the keg. Let that set.
- I would also glue the outside edge of the keg to the wooden stake coming out.
- used duck tape to create a simple pattern down the handle. since this is "TRASH" Thor, I did not get complicated. The crappier the better.
Prepare/Primer/Design on keg
- mask off the main areas you want to paint with tape and newspaper
- sand off areas to be painted with the fine sandpaper
- spray on white primer
- remove masking material
- wait 48 hours to set
- paint design with the gold leaf and black acrylic or with what ever you desire
- optional => thought about doing an image transfer with a gel medium but ran out of time. food for thought
- spray clear polyurethane to set the surface and protect it. I would do multiple coats
Step 3: Wig/ Headpiece
Prepare/Setup Ball Cap
- small warning => make sure the cap is a little bigger than your head. the paint will shrink the cap when all is said and done.
- do a small pass of either primer or silver spray paint onto to cap surface. let it completely dry. repeat light passes for about 3 times otherwise the cap will soak up too much without the benefits
- really pray off the cap to desired saturation
Attaching Hair/Curling rolls
- attach loose blond extensions to the inside of the rim to the cap
- roll up the locks of hair into rollers and hot glue them to the cap
- either set the rollers with heavy hairspray or with clear polyurethane.
- braided in the back and wrapped around to create a bun then set with hot glue
Wings Prepare/ Paint/ Finish
- cut 2 identical wings out of thick foam sheets
- spray paint with gold (did about 5 cats)
- paint in detail with black acrylic
- finished off with clear polyurethane (about 3 coats)
- attach wings to cap with hot glue
Step 4: Main Costume
- tap on silver duck tape to existing cuffs or just make them completely out of the duck tape
- attach 2 stripes together, slightly overlapping
- trace circles
- cut circles
- slap onto loose over shirt
Finishing/ Attaching Cape
- Had to decrease the space from elbow to middle of flannel in the back. (I myself sewed it up again)
- attached the sleeve ends to the shoulders of the under shirt with duck tape