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Skurge the Executioner is a Marvel comic book villain who usually fights against Thor. In the movie adaptation, Skurge is an Asgardian who is temporarily watching the bifrost bridge and is later chosen by Hela, the Goddess of Death, to become her executioner. His role in the film was for comic relief, but Karl Urban did an awesome job.

For the 2018 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, my friend and his 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 of two different thicknesses

-Craft foam

-tape measure

-grey pants

-purple fabric

-soldering iron

-old boots

-silver thumbtacks



-glue gun


-modgepodge or plastids

-masking tape

- DAP caulking.

-e600 glue


-exacto knives and cutting mat

- elastic

-plastic black clips

-sewing machine

-maroon long sleeve turtleneck

-light grey fabric

-dark grey fabric

-black gloves

- roll of parchment paper

-spirit glue


- shake weight (optional)

-machine guns (optional)

- Ax (optional)

Step 1: Reference Pics

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.

Tura Street11 months ago

These are amazing. So far all your constumes look great. You should make a Black Panther costume.

SpicyPandaCreations (author)  Tura Street11 months ago

thanks! already a step ahead of you =)

Jobar00711 months ago

Don't forget Des and Troy!

I agree that Karl Urban did a great job with that role. He brought levity when required but also added a depth and gravity.

SpicyPandaCreations (author)  Jobar00711 months ago

My friend actually bought two machine guns, a shake weight, and wanted an Ax until he realized he couldn't hold everything lol.. but yes, Des and Troy were awesome. I was actually quite surprised at how funny his character was lol.

That looks fantastic!

thank you!! it's a labor of love <3