Friday, November 22, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Volstagg and Jane Foster movie costumes on display...

You don't often see Marvel Studios movie costumes on display, so this month I made it my mission to track down as many costumes and props from Thor: The Dark World whilst they were still available, including these 'Volstagg' and 'Dr. Jane Foster' Asgardian costumes at Hollywood's infamous El Capitan Theatre on November 20, 2013.

Original Thor: The Dark World movie costumes
Ray Stevenson Volstagg armour Thor Dark World
Natalie Portman Jane Foster Asgard costume Thor 2
Volstagg's Asgardian battle armour and Jane Foster's Asgardian attire were designed by Wendy Partridge and you can also check out more costumes from Thor: The Dark World here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props which I've been fortunate enough to see up close and in person, including Tom Hiddleston's Loki costume, original Fandral and Lady Sif film costumes, plus Odin and Frigga movie costumes on display.

Giant Thor: The Dark World movie billboard
Giant Thor Dark World movie billboard
Ray Stevenson played the largest and most jovial of 'The Warriors Three' in both Thor movies, 'Volstagg the Voluminous'. He's a family man, brave warrior and loyal friend to Thor.

Original costume worn by Ray Stevenson as Volstagg 
in Thor: The Dark World
 Ray Stevenson Volstagg costume Thor Dark World
Volstagg movie costume Thor Dark World
Thor Dark World Volstagg movie costume
Thor Dark World Volstagg armor
Thor Dark World Volstagg armor detail
Thor Dark World Volstagg armor
Thor 2 Volstagg armor detail
Thor 2 Volstagg costume detail
Volstagg movie costume Thor 2
Ray Stevenson Volstagg movie costume Thor 2
Ray Stevenson is no stranger to wearing period costumes like this Viking inspired armour, as he starred as Roman soldier 'Titus Pullo' in the acclaimed series Rome, a historical drama set in the 1st century BC. He's also played Marvel Comics character 'Frank Castle' in 2008's Punisher: War Zone (but probably the less said about that the better).

Be sure to also check out Volstagg's axe and other Thor: The Dark World movie props on display at the Treasures of Asgard exhibit at Disneyland, California.

Original costume worn by Natalie Portman as Dr. Jane Foster 
in Thor: The Dark World
Natalie Portman Jane Foster costume Thor Dark World
Jane Foster Asgard costume Thor Dark World
Jane Foster Asgardian robes Thor Dark World
Jane Foster Thor 2 movie costume
Jane Foster costume necklace Thor Dark World
Jane Foster Asgardian necklace Thor Dark World
Jane Foster costume detail Thor Dark World
Jane Foster Asgardian bracelet Thor Dark World
Thor Dark World Jane Foster movie costume
Natalie Portman Thor 2 Jane Foster movie costume
Also reprising her role from the first Thor movie in 2011 is Natalie Portman as the Thunder God's mortal love interest, Jane Foster, an astrophysicist (and not a nurse or doctor of medicine like her comic book counterpart).

She wears these ornate Asgardian robes when Thor brings her to Asgard after she has been infected by the 'Malekith's' Aether weapon. Interestingly in one scene with Thor she's not wearing the necklace and the next time she's seen, when Asgard is under attack by the Dark Elves, it's there when Frigga is defending her. I'm wondering if there's some deleted scene between Jane and Thor's mother that was cut from the movie, or maybe it's simply a wardrobe mistake.

Regardless I'm glad I managed to see these costumes on display before they were gone and hope that in the future I'll see many more Marvel Studios costumes and props on display. I'm certainly keeping my fingers crossed they exhibit some pieces from next year's Captain America: The Winter Solider.

Thor 2 costumes on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood
Thor Dark World El Capitan Theatre Hollywood
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Marvel's Thor: The Dark World - The Art of the Movie (Slipcase)

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