The Making of Hela's Headdress from Thor: Ragnarok

  • Published on Nov 12, 2017
  • At this year's DesignerCon, we meet up with Ironhead Studio, the costume and prop fabricators who made Hela's jaw-dropping costume from Thor: Ragnarok. Jose Fernandez walks us through how his team made Hela's iconic headdress for Cate Blanchett to wear in the film, explaining how the helmet's pieces hold together and what goes into its brilliant finish.
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Comments • 300

  • xc5647321 xc5647321
    xc5647321 xc5647321 4 days ago

    So Bullwinkle had sex with a goddess and out came Hela?????

  • The Phenomenal One
    The Phenomenal One 9 days ago

    Ragnarock ~T_T~

  • Jason Dean Dulier Jr.
    Jason Dean Dulier Jr. 17 days ago

    Sooo black manta is the Aquaman villain for the first movie? hyped

  • ameer adel
    ameer adel 26 days ago +1

    *wips her hair into a antlers*
    L'OREAL, kill them with hair

  • raf TV gaming
    raf TV gaming 27 days ago


  • JSSTyger
    JSSTyger Month ago +1

    Somewhere there is a headless Cate Blanchett roaming around.

  • Pastel Princess
    Pastel Princess Month ago

    Had to contain myself when I saw Hela wearing this headpiece. So gorgeous.

  • Sister Fister Coffee Bean

    As a Swedish person I get annoyed on the fact that people say her name as Hella but her name actually is Hel

  • Anand Sharma
    Anand Sharma Month ago +1

    Hella needs anti dark circle cream 😂

  • The H Factor Movie Vlogs

    so cool

  • Kc Guillermo
    Kc Guillermo Month ago

    More like "An Interview About The Making of Hela's Headress"

  • monkeyboy2461
    monkeyboy2461 Month ago

    This is amazing. I admire the art and skill involved. How does one become involved in making these professionally made costumes? Can a normal person make something like this or does it require special machinery.

    JASON R. REID Month ago


  • Maelyss
    Maelyss Month ago

    Black Manta YOOOOOOO! Can't wait for an aquaman movie :D

  • Nessie Andrew
    Nessie Andrew Month ago +1

    This is "Hela" cool!

  • Seaghán Pipistrello

    so they chopped off Cate Blanchett's head just to display the headdress

  • hilmir
    hilmir Month ago

    i kept waiting for Cate to blink.

  • Harley Sparx
    Harley Sparx Month ago

    I want that helmet. I just want to know it's there in a glass case in my living room.

  • sara gomez
    sara gomez Month ago

    That head scares me so much

  • T Stormer
    T Stormer Month ago

    Can you guys get a tour of their shop and process?

  • Polite Q
    Polite Q Month ago +1

    i bet everyone who made halloween costumes of this regretted it as soon as they were in a crowd

  • BellowD Gaming
    BellowD Gaming Month ago

    Holy Shi...Did I just heard BlackManta?!! Ok Aquaman movie better be good

  • sheepu
    sheepu Month ago

    would have liked to hear more about the actual design process but nice video def

    INTERNET WIFI Month ago

    Spoiler alert:Hela is Malificient...

  • Earth Chan
    Earth Chan Month ago

    This would make as a wonderful jacket rack :)

  • Don Kuppa
    Don Kuppa 2 months ago

    lol was Black Manta confirmed for the Acuaman Movie? i mean officially before this?

  • Don Kuppa
    Don Kuppa 2 months ago

    somehow looks like something Lady gaga would use

  • Alan Cheung
    Alan Cheung 2 months ago

    cate Blanchett is hot

  • Llgah ಠ_ರೃ
    Llgah ಠ_ರೃ 2 months ago

    thor helmet ok, hella helmet pretty awesome, Loki helmet😂

  • bullet club for life
    bullet club for life 2 months ago

    Hela kind of big thats what she said

  • Clint Quillope
    Clint Quillope 2 months ago

    I love Cate Blanchett's lips... and the way she talks together with this headdress and her unique voice. Damn Marvel should get her onboard in infinity wars.

  • Your Mom Loves Dicks True Story

    It reminds me of that ONE PIECE CHARACTER from episode 160, he had the same hair

  • thatone240girl
    thatone240girl 2 months ago

    Cholo cars? 😂😂

  • Amanda Stevens
    Amanda Stevens 2 months ago +1

    The original reindeer games.

  • ShawN TyleR
    ShawN TyleR 2 months ago


  • ลิงจุงลุง จะจูงไปไหนก็ไป

    แจกฟรีค้อนธอร์ (โยเนียร์) ขนาดเท่าของจริง กติกา ในคลิปเลยค่ะ

  • Jean
    Jean 2 months ago

    PERFECTION. Just like GODDESS DEATH herself

  • The Line Of Characters
    The Line Of Characters 2 months ago

    Wait, did I hear black manta!!!! I'm 'hella' hyped!

  • Juan Quispe
    Juan Quispe 2 months ago

    Plot twist: that's Cate Blanchett's real head

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm Month ago

      Juan Quispe Then what has Cate Blanchett been wearing? An animatronic copy?!

  • Ayakhula Mpofana
    Ayakhula Mpofana 2 months ago +1

    That head looks more like Cara Delevingne than Cate Blanchett.

  • Lora O'Connel
    Lora O'Connel 2 months ago

    Could be great Halloween mask, huh? Btw, does anyone knows where to watch Thor: Ragnarok in HQ? I found just average quality on yify123 com and some other even doesn't have it. Any ideas?

  • Andy Saenz
    Andy Saenz 2 months ago

    What the offspring of a buck and a woman would look like.

  • Andrew Grayson
    Andrew Grayson 2 months ago

    What kind of 3D scanner was used?

  • 杰克罗宁
    杰克罗宁 2 months ago

    so cool

  • Becca
    Becca 2 months ago

    I can’t believe they decapitated Cate Blanchett just for this segment.

  • dipsomania0
    dipsomania0 2 months ago

    Disturbing somehow

  • umm eli nerd
    umm eli nerd 2 months ago

    All they need is a bullet proof door go in and she cant get you

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm Month ago

      umm eli nerd But she can remove it instantly...

  • cartoon80s90s
    cartoon80s90s 2 months ago +4

    Hela looked amazing when she was wearing it. I was surprised by how light it is and in the movie it looked more black. Seeing it up close it is the most impressive piece or clothing/weapon/item I have seen in any of the superhero shows.

  • Darth Magnusei
    Darth Magnusei 2 months ago

    Am I the only one that hates her headress?

  • BeastFromThEast
    BeastFromThEast 2 months ago

    This headpiece is a copy from Malificiant

  • AsianGlow
    AsianGlow 2 months ago

    I wonder how much they spent on it... like how much does SLS run for, and 10-layers of paint? We made ours for only $3!

    ... and totally got what we paid for LOL.

  • Ravi Keshav
    Ravi Keshav 2 months ago

    By the way She didn't used this for fighting like bulls do.

  • argiletonne
    argiletonne 2 months ago

    I watched a documentary about boston, ohio helltown where a cult did some really freaky shit and their main costume was with a headdress like this so you probably rip it from them and it takes what they did for you using to a whole other level of creepy .

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm Month ago

      argiletonne This is based on the comic book character's headdress which always shifts but is iconic in its antler design. In the comics it is also a magic artifact that stabilizes her body because half of her is in a state of decay.

  • Trush Tucker
    Trush Tucker 2 months ago


  • Stefan Ackermann
    Stefan Ackermann 2 months ago

    I love Cate Blanchett. I think she’s beautiful and a very talented actress, but she looks ridiculous in this costume. The whole thing is just a mess. They could’ve come up with something better.

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm Month ago

      Stefan Ackermann What would you have suggested it look like?

  • Red Hood
    Red Hood 2 months ago


  • Gianni Salvatore
    Gianni Salvatore 2 months ago

    Damn son, that thumbnail freaked me out. Thought she got decapitated n shiiii

  • wonder mom
    wonder mom 2 months ago

    If you close a little bit you're eyes, she looks like she's sleeping

  • Eyeless Jack
    Eyeless Jack 2 months ago

    has anyone notice this item was on roblox

  • Samuel John Tabligan
    Samuel John Tabligan 2 months ago

    The whole time I'm watching this, my eyes are locked-in to the headdress. HAHAHAHA

  • Sirkilalot66 X
    Sirkilalot66 X 2 months ago

    I swear to the universe, when I’m finally considered rich I will have that as a art piece in my house

  • tpamel
    tpamel 2 months ago

    Alien Maleficent

  • Nathan  Usi
    Nathan Usi 2 months ago

    Hela Headass

  • Howard Kim
    Howard Kim 2 months ago

    Cool stuff

  • Francisco Jose Albuquerque Marques Filho

    He's so bored. "Yeah, we just made this, whatever, i like Star Trek anyways".

  • Flora Lam
    Flora Lam 2 months ago

    lol does that mean she has to walk through doors sideways.?

    • Jared Devan
      Jared Devan 2 months ago

      I'm guessing you didn't see the movie. She can make the helmet appear or disappear from thin air, just like she can make weapons out of nothing.

  • Zahir Sookoor
    Zahir Sookoor 2 months ago

    OMG but did he spoil the villain of Aquaman being Black Manta???.........

    I believe he did

  • Geekto Studios
    Geekto Studios 2 months ago

    i always needed a 3d printer, but now i really need one for my hela cosplay dreams

  • Original Sin
    Original Sin 2 months ago

    I'll take 20!

  • Pimp Grandpa
    Pimp Grandpa 2 months ago

    I have this on roblox

  • Stefinatrix
    Stefinatrix 2 months ago

    "Making of"? No, not so much.

  • Komninos Maraslidis
    Komninos Maraslidis 2 months ago +2

    Who gave Galadriel the One Ring?
    Come on guys...

  • kawaii pig
    kawaii pig 2 months ago

    I love that movie

  • pizzagateisreal504
    pizzagateisreal504 2 months ago

    how a jewess looks in the morning

  • Dragon_of_Tragedy
    Dragon_of_Tragedy 2 months ago

    That would be really hard to shove in between my matress.

  • Miss Vee
    Miss Vee 2 months ago

    Reminds me of Aku in Samurai Jack.

  • Littlemorte
    Littlemorte 2 months ago

    antlers? I think you mean horns... Loki has horns not antlers, they aren't branched

    • Littlemorte
      Littlemorte Month ago

      ScionStorm antelopes do have horns. Pronghorns have a bit of both.

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm Month ago

      Littlemorte Does that mean antelopes have horns?

  • Havoc Bringer
    Havoc Bringer 2 months ago

    0:47 When is Thor gonna wear that helmet??

  • Calida
    Calida 2 months ago


  • arnold jayeola
    arnold jayeola 2 months ago

    If any of you guys have paid attention to Norse mythology, Loki had every right to fuck everyone over. After what they did to him

  • Paul Aguirre
    Paul Aguirre 2 months ago

    cholo cars lol

  • Phil M
    Phil M 2 months ago


  • Bae Claus
    Bae Claus 2 months ago

    Fukin wow! Amazing!

  • Duane Duty
    Duane Duty 2 months ago

    3:40 modeled after those cholo cars? What does that mean???

  • Julian Harden
    Julian Harden 2 months ago

    FOX would've been too scared to do this if Thor was in their hands.

  • Ana Thao
    Ana Thao 2 months ago

    The first thing I thought was Aku

  • Toxicrafa
    Toxicrafa 2 months ago

    easy to fap to.

  • Joshua Ch.
    Joshua Ch. 2 months ago +19

    Is she Maleficient’s cousin?

    • Poonam
      Poonam Day ago

      lol I was wondering the same.

  • Calvinandsnobs
    Calvinandsnobs 2 months ago

    hella dope

  • laz-lo
    laz-lo 2 months ago

    This is deadass just a ripoff of Aku. Plus, the movie was subpar, at best.

  • chad johnson
    chad johnson 2 months ago

    Thanks for the video, its a great head piece. Although a little bit of click bait with the "Making of" compared to your usual content.

  • Fhantom99
    Fhantom99 2 months ago


  • CaptainRidley
    CaptainRidley 2 months ago

    >Make a practical helmet
    >It looks like complete dogshit in the movie

  • SentinelGhost
    SentinelGhost 2 months ago

    Interesting that most of the time it was CGI. Almost every scene where she was wearing it I couldn't help but think how much stress it had to be on her neck to wear it and move around.

  • Seán Cronin
    Seán Cronin 2 months ago +3

    That helmet is utterly incredible

  • robert wong
    robert wong 2 months ago

    If its made of foam and fibreglassed to reinforce it, it would be light and strong.

  • Mububban23
    Mububban23 2 months ago

    This helmet could so easily have looked utterly ridiculous, but the quality of construction is amazing. And Cate Blanchett looks totally badass in the full Hela costume.

  • Eto Hige Gamer Culture
    Eto Hige Gamer Culture 2 months ago

    bowling ball paint job

  • Stona Raptor
    Stona Raptor 2 months ago

    omg, we live in a time where even parts of actors costumes are CGI... Sad stuff.

  • JollyGoodFellow
    JollyGoodFellow 2 months ago

    Thumbnail looks a bit gory lol.