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So this is how they made Hela’s stunning headpiece in Thor: Ragnarok

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Nov 13, 2017

There’s no denying Thor: Ragnarok was a fun new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Director Taika Waititi’s movie was a well-crafted piece of cinema that had a lot of heart and laughs, boasted some great action pieces, and introduced a mighty villain in the form of Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Asgardian Goddess of Death.

One of the things fans were excited about when they had their first look of Blanchett’s villain was the fact that the movie went with a pretty faithful comic book-looking costume; including that iconic headdress/helmet she wears in the pages of Marvel Comics:

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Adam Savage’s Tested team caught up with Ironhead Studio during this year’s DesignerCon, where Jose Fernandez, lead creative artist and founder of the prop and costume company that made that awesome Hela costume and physical headdress (yep, it’s not all CGI you guys, and Blanchett totally rocked it), revealed some movie magic secrets.

Fernandez explained how they created the helmet starting with a 3D model and how Marvel was heavily involved in all the minutiae of the creation of the physical piece, which is apparently surprisingly light despite its impressive width. It's clear a lot of work went into this, and the results are simply amazing. Check it out: 

(via Comic Book Movie)