Christine Wada Behind Loki’s Amazing Hiddlefashion
The fourth episode of Marvel Studios’ Loki, titled the “Nexus Event,” dropped on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, and it followed Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) after the Time Variance Authority has picked them up on the doomed planet Lamentis-1.
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Loki’s Nexus Event Is Awesome New Style
The fourth episode of Loki featured some big reveals and harsh truths about the TVA. However, in addition to the big story moments, the episode continued to be filled with the amazing costume design by Christine Wada.
The look and feel of the series doesn’t just come down to the creativity of people seen on camera, but also to the clever work of artists and costume designers – like Wada – behind every detail of the Loki costumes, each of which was selected to carefully tell a story.
And if you’re wondering what’s the meaning behind the excellent seeming of Loki’s turtleneck, then you’re not alone. After last week’s episode, titled “Lamentis,” the internet exploded over the simple turtleneck donned by the infamous God of Mischief. Since we aren’t talking about that amazing look here, check out some of the hilarious, pride-filled tweets from fans by going to Jamie Jirak‘s article on ComicBook.com.
Here at Marvel Blog, we want to give a special shout out to Wada for putting Loki in a turtleneck on the same day the character’s bisexuality was confirmed onscreen.
What Is Hiddlefashion?
Loki has always been a person of style, more concerned with looking the part than acting the part (check out Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee for more on the god’s love of fashion and kinky boots). And thanks to the work of artists and costume designers, every detail of Loki’s costumes has been carefully selected over the years to tell a story.
Originally designed by Alexandra Byrne and Charlie Wen, Loki’s clothes are a part of his mischief. As Hiddleston says, “if you’re gonna be bad, you might as well be bad with style.”
But as Loki evolved, his style evolved to evoke a more human and humble vibe for the character, all while maintaining many of the original design motifs like the interlocking wraps of leather and cloth that can be seen on his arms and legs, according to an excellent piece from 2019 titled “Loki: the God of Style (2011-2019).”
Who Is Christine Wada?
Costume designer, Christine Wada, has continued on the grand tradition of amazing Loki fashion for Marvel Studios’ Loki on Disney+.
Wada’s early credits include Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can and the Coen brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou. However, she is known for her work on Bridesmaids (2011), Pixels (2015), and The Terminal (2004). For her design work on Bridesmaids, Wada received a Costume Designers Guild Excellence in Contemporary Film nomination.
More recently, the costume designer also collaborated with Ruben Fleischer on Zombieland Double Tap, as well as worked on numerous commercials with noted directors Sam Raimi and Jon Favreau.
And Loki isn’t the first time that the costume designer worked on a Marvel Studios project! Wada also worked on the 2nd Unit team for Iron Man 2!
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