A new Marvel movie means new costumes and props for makers to interpret. I’ve seen a cosplayer with electronic elements built into his costume, and it’s no surprise that AWE me’s Man at Arms: Reforged is taking on the dual swords wielded by Thor in the movie. The Baltimore Knife and Sword team gathered reference material — mostly from a magazine cover — and laid out the design and then they got to work. Watch the swords take shape in the above video.
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