Lady Sif isn’t someone who you want to make angry. Not even a little. Cosplayer Kimi admired the character and put a ton of work into getting the costume just right – the result is impressive. As you can see, it’s referenced from the comic book and not the Thor movies. The most challenging part of the cosplay was making the leg armor so she started there. She purchased tassets to modify.
Not exactly what I needed [the tassets], but a good start. The first thing I needed to fix was the color. The tassets I got were imitation (CHEAP) leather with many imperfections and this horrible cherry red color. That is not the Sif I’m going for. I want to make a realistic, leather clad warrior, not a cherry red snow bunny with a sword.
Step 1: Fix the color. I used shoe dye to change the color and then used shoe polish to bring out the imperfections and darken the edges. This aged the material and made it shine like real leather. The original color is on the right and the new look is on the left. I have since done another coat of the shoe polish, so they are even darker now.
More in process pics at The Golden Lasso.