- Insider spoke to “Loki” costume designer Christine Wada ahead of the show’s final episode.
- Wada revealed several Easter eggs in the series’ costumes, including a nod to Enchantress.
- Other Easter eggs include a Loki weaponizing a Fabergé egg and a tie-bar made from Loki armor.
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“We kept trying to find…famous things that have been lost in history,” Wada said. “And one of them was the Fabergé egg — well, a couple of Fabergé eggs I think have gone missing, but I made that into his weapon. That was pretty fun.”
This tie bar is actually a really neat callback all the way to the start of Loki and Tom Hiddleston’s MCU journey.
“In the tie bar, I tried to echo the shapes from one of the ‘Thor’ armor engravings, so it’s the same engraving from some of the ‘Thor’ armor that makes his tie bar,” Wada said.
That’s right. Vote Loki’s tie bar is actually a plate of armor from Loki’s costume way back in 2011’s “Thor.”
Wada said that famous graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher’s optical illusions art influenced these outfits.
“I’m not sure that anybody has picked up on the Escher op-art, sort of [a] Harlequin pattern I did on the Minutemen,” Wada said, noting that although they wear uniforms, each Minuteman has a slightly different costume.
“Really early on in the design, I was thinking about…the mind games of visuals and so each Minuteman has the black and the brown in a different place. It’s Harlequin-ed throughout.”
“It was more just trying to find things that were classic to that whole Loki world. So we were using the gold and the gold neck piece,” Wada said. “We were trying to echo shapes that have been in that world of Loki comics.”
When Young Sylvie is playing in Asgard, just before she’s taken by Ravonna Renslayer and the TVA agents, she is wearing an Asgardian costume that features some engraved writing down the front of her costume.
This is the same writing as the one on older Sylvie’s sword, as seen in episode three.
And Wada agreed, telling Insider that his costume was a lot of fun to make. Grant was involved in the costume making process and he even got to choose his own Loki horns.
“I remember when we were talking about horns. I had several different sizes of horns for him to try on just to sample shapes and he, of course, chose the largest ones possible, which is great,” Wada said.
“Not everybody would want to, or would be able to, work with that. But, of course, he can work with everything.”
“He was a little sad that he didn’t get to have a muscle suit, but but we gave him a cape instead and he was like ‘Alright!’ And he sure worked with that,” Wada said.
“It became his superpowers. We made it out of a lot of vintage fabrics and there’s like seven yards of fabric in that cape.”