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Thor Arise I by Dustysurfer Thor Arise I by Dustysurfer
Everyday we change our physical appearance in some form to appease a certain criteria of our own choosing or social acceptance. We change our face, style our hair, put on clothes and maybe add a few accessories before we walk out the door to greet society as “who we are,” or “ought to be.” The next step in evolving this daily ritual we all partake seems obvious; what if we were to push the boundary and exaggerate aspects of ourselves even further? What if we were to change our physical appearance to meet the criteria of something very different from daily circumstances? What if we were to pursue the fantastic and bring that to life and how would that be achieved? What if I was to change myself physically to meet the visual mold set forth by a pre-defined character? What does it take to become the god of thunder in mortal form?
This started as a simple comparison of my looks and attitude to the Marvel superhero, Thor, by various friends and complete strangers. The idea soon became the basis for this project; a physical transformation piece on a massive scale. I’ve always wanted to try an art medium that challenged me in ways I’ve never dealt with before and this became that challenge. Every aspect of my daily life had to be changed to meet this challenge. Change in diet, exercise, sleep and most important, my mental focus. To see this change become a reality I documented my physical change after each grueling workout. On top of meeting the physical transformation criteria I also build the costume based on the film to complete the appearance.
Aside from the physical challenge I had to meet, I was also challenged emotionally, questioning why I was doing this at times and even forgetting the purpose of this art project. In the end I regained my foothold; this is about becoming something larger than ones self. This is about becoming something truly fantastic, ridiculous and strikingly impressive. If you were to challenge yourself to become something just as fantastic, who would you become?
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Yanni26 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
that's awsum
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YongFoo-ds7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow such an amazing cosplay!!! it suits you sooo .....amazing wonderful!! you should have been pciked as thors double in the movies!!
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User1134 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!
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maneth-carpe-noctem Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
holy hell, you look like him!
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Hekady Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional
amazing!
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otter-faerie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, amazing reflection.

You make a fantastic Thor
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MissStarburst78 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
O__O Wow I love this!!!!!!! Nice nice nice!
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SasukeUzumaki666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
your speech in this is wonderful :clap: I LOVE YOUR COSPLAY AS WELL.
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JhonatasBatalha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best cosplay EVER!
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Corodo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Wow...this has got to be the picture with the most inspiring and deep artistic comments I've ever seen on deviantart. Brillian!
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