Loki may be the black sheep of Odin’s family who tried to conquer the Earth at the behest of the Mad Titan, Thanos, but even he needs casualwear options.
Marvel Studios artist Charlie Wen shared to Instagram some of his original designs for Loki’s casual costume in Marvel’s The Avengers.
“Loki casualwear design used in Avengers: I designed both of Loki’s costumes in Avengers to fit more into the superhero vibe that Joss (Whedon) was aiming for in this film—while retaining what I felt was pertinent to keep from my original design of him (in Thor),” Wen wrote in his Instagram post. "I’ll share his armor design for the film next.”
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Loki casualwear design used in Avengers: I designed both of Loki’s costumes in Avengers to fit more into the superhero vibe that Joss (Whedon) was aiming for in this film—while retaining what I felt was pertinent to keep from my original design of him (in Thor). I’ll share his armor design for the film next. * * * * * * * #tomhiddleston #loki #thor #casualsaturday #avengers #costume #costumedesign #characterdesign #superhero #casualwear @twhiddleston #josswhedon #cosplay #chineseartist #taiwaneseartist #filmart #movieart
Marvel fans have been privileged to see a lot of concept art for Marvel Studios' Asgardian characters, including a more colorful look for Loki. There's also been Thor: Ragnarok concept art that showed Thor as the King of what remains of Asgard and a very different look for his gladiator attire, an early design for Valkyrie, and early concept art of the demon Surtur, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how the stone man Korg was created.
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What do you think of the concept artwork for Loki's casual look in Marvel's The Avengers? Let us know what you think about it in the comments section!
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