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Within the Marvel comic books, Valkyrie was an Asgardian female warrior who was selected by Odin to lead his personal unit of shield-maidens, the Valkyrior. She is often seen in the Thor comic books and is basically a kick-butt, fierce, sword-wielding lady! Well, the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought the character to the silver screen in the movie Thor: Ragnarok.

For the 2018 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, my friend and her significant other wanted to cosplay as Skurge and Valkyrie from the movie Thor: Ragnarok. I'm always down for couples costumes so why not give it a go. Let's get started!


-EVA foam

-Tall black leather boots

-Leather scraps

-Black leather pants

- teal fabric

-fingerless gloves

- plastic buckles


-comic cardboard/cereal boxes/ or pasteboard

-PVC pipe

-roll of scratch paper

-jewelry chain

-hot glue

-exacto knife/ mat

-super glue

-hole punch

-measuring tape

-plastidip or modge podge

-Soldering iron

-DAP kwikseal

-sewing machine or needle/thread

- white make up


-belt sander

-Heat Gun

- alcoholic bottle (optional)

Step 1: Reference Pictures

Before I ever start ANY costume, I look up a ton of reference photos from various sources and put it in a folder. The more pictures from different angles, the better. Look up:

1. Actual photos of the character from its source (movies, comics, action figure, etc)

2. Cosplay pictures. You can see what has been done, what you like, what you don't like, how to improve on a design. You can also start getting an idea of different poses you think you'd like to do.

3. I start looking at art work. I usually look up things via google images, deviant art, tumblr, etc. This way, you can see different renditions of a character through a new perspective and once again, start thinking about what you like, don't like, etc.

4. Use your own imagination. Think about what you want, how to make it your own original design, what are some tricks you think you'd like to incorporate.. perhaps you want to try out a new technique with this build, etc

Optional: 5. If you can draw, I sometimes will take all my reference sources and start drawing out my own design. Since we were trying to go for a fairly movie screen accurate suit, all of the suit references were taken from the movie set costume.

Hi I absolutely love this diy and can’t wait to make it but I was wondering where I could get the patterns that were used?
templates/ patterns are all hand drawn. You can copy the templates/patterns based on the pictures and references.
I want to make this costume but I need the templates, is there a way to get the templates?
templates are all hand drawn. You can copy the templates based on the pictures and references.

Good for either Thor's Valkyrie or a SoA Biker Babe! Me likee!

OOO! that would be an awesome idea!!