This halloween a very popular costume is going to be of the god Thor!! The 2011 movie release will for sure inspire many outfits as Marvel Comics did a great job at bringing the character to life and helping everyone really envision exactly what Thor should look like.
Here are some ideas for you to choose from when putting together your Thor costume!
What should the Thor Halloween Costume look like?
Thor is really a god from Norse mythology, and what do you think of when you think of a Norse god? You think large with defined muscles…you also often think blond and somewhat good-looking. The Thor costume should therefore essentially look somewhat like a Viking costume. So, Thor should look like a Norse god – long blond hair, muscles, and good-looking – attitude plays a big part in this too – if you’re dressing up as Thor for Halloween be sure to be arrogant, haughty and pround. The outfit itself should be long sleeved and long pants in grey or black tones. A breast plate is good as well. Once you have this basic part of the costume, the accessories will help define your costume.
What accessories does Thor need?
Accessories for this costume should first and foremost include:
1. the famous iconic hammer Mjolnir which resembles a very large sledghammer type item. Thor carries this with him everywhere and it is the source of his power in particular when he is in human form. A sword can work as well if you don’t have a hammer!
2. Another accessory for the Thor costume is a red cape. The cape is worn by Thor when he is in his god-like status in his homeland of Asgard.
3. An iconic bit for your costume would also be Thor’s helmet. When you’re choosing a helmet think Viking, this should put you in the right style. The helmet can either have horns or wings on the side and should be a silver color. Check out the winged-helmet on the costume photo to the right to get an idea.
Can the Thor costume be part of a couples costume?
Thor is one of the Avengers. Marvel Comics is working on putting the Avengers all together into an upcoming movie blockbuster…so, with that said, Thor does make an excellent couple’s or group costume – just pick another Avenger to partner with! (Who are the Avengers? The choices that will be in the upcoming movie include the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Iron Man.
What about a Girl’s Thor Costume?
Yes, girls can be Thor too! For the girls costume, you’ll just need a black/grey skirt or dress. The more metallic it looks the better. Add a hat and a red cape as well as a helmet with wings – or even better a silver headband, and the girl’s Thor costume is complete!
Whether you need a prop helmet, sword, or hammer you can find it and complete the outfit yourself at home! DOn’t forget the kids and girls costume too!