Holy carp, thank you so much for the nutty number of notes on the wrong magpie photos (I am well aware that they’re all for Ami’s handsome and deserving Loki)! I’m so glad they were enjoyed.
And this is the last one. There were logistical issues re: pedestal and blood, and I had a hard time conveying to William that his eyes were closed haha, so it’s really more a tribute. Considered making it a ‘shop monster but held off…well, mostly, it’s currently a mini-‘shop monster, like the Poporing of Photoshops. So thanks for living through my Loki spam and hope it was somewhat entertaining!
Photographer: William Tjhin | kid!Loki & edit: M I remember when I texted Kuro for a brief discussion of circlet pros-and-cons (moot point thanks to work in the end) and she very naturally in a by-the-way manner told me I would have solo photos.SOLO PHOTOS? I was just going to make grabby hands at Lady and Avengers!Loki! So here’s the rest of my solos, which I’m sure William wanted to choke me for, then the multiple Lokitude is on.
Exhibit 1: A totally shooped homage to JiM #622! Photographer: the kindly William Tjhin | Kid!Loki & edit: M Exhibit 2: Why photographers shouldn’t leave their laptops signed into Facebook if they don’t want it to be irrevocably LOKI’D.
Despite the height, I still managed to get a date with two pretty, young ladies. Actually, it was probably the height and eternal friends-zoneness, but I’ll take what I can get. Mutual enthusiasm and my brazenness got me tagging along for Kuro (the gorgeous Lady Loki) and Ami’s (the stunning Avengers Loki) shoot at William (Tjhin)’s place, a space solely dedicated, I found out later, to soft-boxes, flashes and filters, cheap tripods and a massive LCD to ostensibly use to reference official poses but really meant for ridiculous Youtube videos.*
*I’m not a telly person (save sports) nor a YT person so that was the highest number of stupid YT videos I have ever seen in my life. Granted, Ami is a young’un with fragmented attention span and we were waiting for William’s laborious soft-box shifting…but imagine 3 different Lokis, eyes cast upon a massive LCD in the corner of a room running an entire gamut of videos from 11 drunk guys playing Slenderman: The Eight Pages to a bunch of Dutch guys doing the dirty to a Hollish bridge. Maybe I’m getting old. I would’ve made old-people-media jokes about Stonehenge and Camelot so I’m not very cool, you see.
Kuro, Ami and William were very wonderful to me despite my doddering! They took me into their crazy YT video fold and introduced me to their world of youthful nuttiness with relentless enthusiasm like a freight train. I have been too, too fortunate in the company that Loki has brought me, because everyone has just been impeccably patient, kind and superbly nice. Not once have I ever been allowed to feel like I was imposing upon anyone. It’s stunning.
So I guess that’s why #645 happened like that, and I have to say that as much as there’re feels, I thought it was magnificent wrap-up. Maybe it’s because I’ve read comics too long and anticipate its inflexibility, maybe it’s because I liked Blood Brothers (Esad & Ribic) & Siege Loki (and I adore Lady, but that’s a bit different), maybe it’s because my Albert/Ikol/Leah was the one who introduced me to BB & S and maybe it’s because I am very, very cynical. Either way, as it happened (the shoot was delayed to the Saturday of that week), I turned to my homie and said, “should I do *spoiler* Loki or *spoiler* Loki?” and was told with a wry grin, “I think Kid Loki was in the contract.” So it was, it was so, and as such everything from this photoshoot still reflects Loki in the midst of resisting his past.
Many, many thanks again to Kuro and Ami for graciously allowing me to cut in and their boundless enthusiasm, and to William’s amazing dedication and endless patience. We took a lot of photos with a lot of (mostly William’s) pain involved, so I’m going to clutter the Loki tags until I am spent. (Hehe.) Sorry folks, that’s the way the Loki tumblrs!
Anonymous asked: So, uh, how did you even start making that undersuit for your Red Robin cosplay?
Really flattered that someone thought it looked good enough to ask about, thank you! I’m happy to explain how I did mine, but please know that I’m self-taught and it might not be proper, as it may be!
What I did was: 1. Draft a basic bodysuit pattern! My ghetto way of doing it is as detailed in the graphic. (May not be suited to the ladies, who may need extra fabric & cut-ins around the chest.)
I draft because I’m an odd size, but if you’re not, you might want to buy a pattern, or a basic bodysuit to work off.
Other less trial-and-error methods include possibly stretchy.org’s detailed method (which I didn’t use because I didn’t want raglan sleeves, but I hear it’s been very helpful for many people!), and tailoring it.
2. For the red sections, I traced the basic pattern and cut out the appropriate shapes. I left the same seam allowance so that I could line up the pieces easily and sew the two (eg. the chest pieces) before sewing the complete bodysuit together. Because the middle section had such small, geometric edges, I just did a very simple straight stitch to attach it; the tight zig-zag stitch used for patches on stiffer fabric warps stretchy material.
…and once you have a basic bodysuit pattern, you’re set for most other bodysuit costumes with minor alteration for sleeve style, feet, patterns etc. I hope that helps, and feel free to drop me an ask anytime. Thanks again!
Okay, when I promised that one day I would show the Red Robin base suit in action (Redwing?), I honestly did not expect it to be like…this. But this was requested by someone I love dearly, and the person who conceived of and directed this madness is also someone I love dearly, so when M and my bodysuits are called, we come running.
So here’s Gangnam Man, employing myself, ‘Redwing’ and Loki, with the very first use of my balaclava. I apologise that I’m not in the best of shape right now and bespandex’ed - deadlines call and I will always shame myself for love, duty, comedy and most definitely not honour or dignity.