Lady Loki oozes sex appeal, but because she has been depicted in slightly varying costumes throughout the comics she appears in, you have a bit of room to alter the costume to work within your own comfort zone.
We are going to work from this reference photo.
The best approach is to first purchase a green Zentai suit (without hood or hands [feet optional]) much like this one that can be bought for $36.00.
While it is nearly impossible to (easily and cheaply) recreate the scales of Loki’s bodysuit, we would use a green scale fabric to create an overlay top.
You can use either a scale print fabric (top) $9.00/yard or a sequin one (bottom) $4.00/yard.
Once you cut the bodysuit into the neckline you feel comfortable with, you would sew the scale fabric over the bust and midriff area, leaving the bottom free. The overlay should end around the point where you want the belt/loincloth to begin.
We usually try to refrain from using other’s cosplay photos for reference, but we had to given in in order to better illustrate our point.
(This absolutely stunning cosplayer is Revivi. She is the most amazing Lady Loki, make sure to check out her Tumblr and give her a follow).
As for the belt, the waist portion can easily be made from a tan rayon fabric ($6.00/yard).
The actual loincloth should be fashioned from green rayon jersey fabric ($7.50/yard) with the trim made from mustard coloured rayon ($6.25/yard).
The fur shawl can be one of the more expensive portions of this costume. You’re going to need quite a bit a faux fur fabric, which generally has a high price per yard. We were able to find a decent price on a great coloured (sand) long haired faux fur pelt. It will still cost you $21.56/yard IF YOU BUY 5 OR MORE YARDS. For less that 5, it will cost $27.00/yard.
You can either sew or securely pin the faux fur to the rest of the costume to give it the shawl effect.
We haven’t gone into the complete details of the costume, but if you find you need help with anything more than the costume basics don’t be afraid to ask!
We hope this has been helpful (and not too difficult to follow).
Once SD Comic Con has passed Victoria is planning on starting a Lady Loki costume of her own, so if you want to follow our own progress keep checking back!
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