Loki’s costume designer explains how she tried to defy gender norms in the series


Loki's costume designer explains how she tried to defy gender norms in the series

Christine Wada, Loki’s costume designer, delves into the process of creating Sylvie Laufeydottir’s clothing and the true meaning of gender.

Although many times the first thing we look at when we see a marvel series Be it in its special effects, another of its most important elements is the costume design.

Christine Wada is the costume designer who was in charge of giving Loki his distinctive touch, although throughout his career he has also worked on other series such as Altered Carbon (2018) or Our Flag Means Death (2022), or in movies like pixels (2015), Pets (2016) or Zombieland: Kill and finish (2019).

“What does gender mean?” asks Loki’s costume designer

Some of his pieces have been pulled from different places and different times, but they still look very Loki.“Christine Wada explained to dead line when talking about the artistic decisions that led him to form Sylvie Laufeydottir’s suit, played Sophia Di Martino in the series.

There was also a real interest in keeping her androgynous… we carry out that genderless look in the wardrobe at all times and I think that was also a purpose throughout the whole series”.

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Christine Wada shared that they began to question the meaning of gender and “why do we have to assign certain things to certain genres?

During the process of creating Loki They made a “conscious effort” to choose and do things with as few gender marks as possibleto avoid repeating “old tropes” that we continue to find today in fiction and in real life.

The second season of Loki It does not yet have a definite release date, but it is expected to land in the Disney Plus catalog in the summer of 2023. In the meantime, you can catch up on the series by watching the first season of Loki which premiered last summer on the platform.


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