Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) in "The Avengers" with Costume Design by CD Alexandra Byrne. Photo Courtesy of Marvel.

“The Avengers”

May 7, 2012

“’The Avengers’ is about all these super heroes together, standing together, and they have to work as a lineup. So there is quite a lot of balancing of color and proportion, and textures. Obviously the ‘Captain America’ film was set in the 40’s and so the luxury I felt that we were allowed [on ‘The Avengers’] was stretch fabric. So you get to evolve into what it would have been today. And to make it work in a lineup with the others. For Thor’s costume there’s more blue, it was darker in [the film] ‘Thor’ and it changes quite a lot. They’re very, very complex costumes and they take a lot of fittings and a lot of working out. It’s very challenging, very hard work but very exciting too and a great design opportunity.”

– Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne
(Excerpt from “Wizard World“)


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