Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Disney + Loki.
The Time Variance Authority is looking for variations of Loki, and the Disney + show has already featured a wide variety of characters from alternate realities. Each timeline has a slightly different variation of the Trickster God, resulting in some truly unique costume designs.
While some of these creations are taken directly from the comics, others are original for Loki himself. Variants and their secret lives are an integral part of the series’ narrative and each must stand out from the others. Their costume designs are therefore vitally important both in telling this story but still in selling the fact that they are Lokis.
ten Honorable mention: Alligator Loki
While there isn’t a whole lot of costume design in this variation, Alligator Loki just can’t be ignored. It’s a genius move to add an animal version of the character and while there isn’t a version like this in the comics, it’s plausible that Alligator Loki could be an enemy for Throgg.
A cute little alligator, this version of Loki wears tiny horns on his head, just to make it clear that he really is a variant. Additionally, the shade of green intelligently matches the types of clothing the Asgardian would usually wear, allowing the creature to be believable in its role.
9 Champion Loki
At the start of the series, Mobius introduces some of the versions of Loki through the various timelines. A lot of them have a wink and they’ll miss a cameo and probably won’t reappear as the big bad again. However, Champion Loki is one of the stars of the group.
Holding a championship cup and looking happy about his victory, this version of the character is an athlete of sorts and wears the corresponding gear. Perhaps part of the Tour de France, the costume is Asgardian in nature and carries with it Loki’s famous colors, but also feels like it was created on Midgard.
8 VAT Loki
The Loki that fans have become most used to is the Variant who retired from the timeline before being stopped by the Avengers. Now working with TVA, this Loki is most often seen in TVA gear, with a jacket and shirt look.
While not the most charismatic outfit, it shows the character’s initial allegiances and also creates a big change of pace for Loki, who is used to the Asgardian wear and tear from other films. The god manages to wear the outfit quite convincingly and the look will forever be associated with the show.
7 Giant loki
Another of the many variations from the TVA archives, Hulking Loki appears to be the character affected by gamma radiation. Much like the Incredible Hulk, this version of Loki has grown in size and mass, and is likely much stronger than Loki’s average.
What’s funny about the design is that it mimics the way the Hulk transforms but with Loki twists. Normal shorts are replaced with Asgardian clothing and this Hulk still has a set of horns on his head. Overall, the design is slightly thinner than the normal Gamma Monster.
6 Boastful loki
It’s easy to imagine Boastful Loki appearing on other Disney + shows given the character’s premise. Clearly a hybrid of Loki and Thor, this variant has quite a contrasting costume compared to the other variants seen throughout. Loki.
With darker gear with more Viking influences than most, Boastful Loki comes with his own hammer. Much smaller than Mjolnir, fans currently don’t know what the new weapon is called, but it’s sure to be deadly in battle when it comes to harnessing its power.
5 Loki Viking
Seemingly from a plant-based society given the costumes’ natural elements, Viking Loki is another variation of the TVA database they previously captured. The influences in the costume are clearly based on historical examples.
With brown gear, grassy shoulder pads and knee pads, and some of the largest horns to date, the helmet itself is very Viking in nature. The character is likely a noble warrior and a berzerker in combat, with the costume effectively selling this idea.
4 Child Loki
One of the most anticipated versions of Loki was that of Kid Loki. A mainstay of the comics, this version of the character was even part of the Young Avengers. So the series version had a lot to draw on in terms of source material.
Seeming fairly comically accurate, this Kid Loki had a smaller version of the traditional Loki costume again with the horns. However, these horns were much smaller and pointed in the air like a crown more than the common headgear seen on a Loki.
3 Classic loki
The Loki that comic book readers may be familiar with is the classic Loki. This is the version of the character who fought the Avengers in their early days and has completely cheesy costumes, with garish colors.
The MCU version of this outfit certainly makes a big attempt to replicate what is seen on the page on the small screen. The bright colors are still there, but the design is more robust. Plus, these are the most outrageous headdresses yet.
Although Sylvie left a strong impression on fans, there is a theory that she is inspired by Lady Loki and The Enchantress. The costume could therefore reflect the influences of the Enchantress and Lady Loki from the source material.
The horns are again intact but in a much shorter version and the Asgardian clothing has never looked so bold. It is truly a warrior outfit, with flowing elements added from the cloak, giving a mystical effect that the Enchantress would like to convey.
1 Original loki
Whether it’s The Enchantress, the classic version of even a boastful iteration, no one can really beat the original Loki. The main timeline trickster set the trends for what fans can expect in costume design in the MCU.
The god has had a number of looks although there are some consistency among them as well, including the royal clothes of Asgard which often compare and contrast well with those in Thor’s wardrobe. Costumes have evolved a lot over time, but the same color scheme and hard edges are still used.
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