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 • 313

  • Cosplay Masks Maker
    Cosplay Masks Maker 6 months ago

    Pimp my helmet cholo style. 3:38

  • MLPBloodMoon
    MLPBloodMoon 7 months ago

    Can I buy a replica?

  • Kay Kay
    Kay Kay 8 months ago

    The ugly business is ALWAYS underneath sir.

  • Leonardo
    Leonardo 9 months ago


  • AA Productions
    AA Productions 9 months ago

    I would say it has that counter-top-stone look, I forget what it's called.

  • Yaneev T
    Yaneev T 9 months ago

    "...the challenge was... to secure it... I think we NAILED IT" LMAO 1:11

  • Mayito Perez Castillo
    Mayito Perez Castillo 9 months ago

    So wow is Hela is She,Demon in Séxual?! Dóne Hela as She is Demon in Female?! :P

  • al zolez
    al zolez 9 months ago

    Black manta?!!! oh i cant wait to see that. This guy an his company do some amazing fucking work.

  • al zolez
    al zolez 9 months ago

    omg! itd be amazing for cate blanchett as hela with the helmet on to give me head while i pull on her horns.

  • Alex Paul
    Alex Paul 9 months ago

    Her Character seemed like wasted ,she couldn't do much in the movie which i felt,she was shown powerful in the beginning and coming to the end they made her into a comic villain!

  • Gewgulkan Suhckitt
    Gewgulkan Suhckitt 9 months ago

    This is why I hate it when Hela sits in front of me in the movie theater!

  • xc5647321 xc5647321
    xc5647321 xc5647321 10 months ago

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

  • The Phenomenal One
    The Phenomenal One 10 months ago

    Ragnarock ~T_T~

  • Jason Dean Dulier Jr.
    Jason Dean Dulier Jr. 10 months ago

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

  • ameer adel
    ameer adel 10 months ago +6

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

  • raf TV gaming
    raf TV gaming 10 months ago


  • JSSTyger
    JSSTyger 11 months ago +1

    Somewhere there is a headless Cate Blanchett roaming around.

  • Pastel Princess
    Pastel Princess 11 months ago

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

  • Moaaswell
    Moaaswell 11 months ago

    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 11 months ago +1

    Hella needs anti dark circle cream 😂

  • The H Factor Movie Vlogs
    The H Factor Movie Vlogs 11 months ago

    so cool

  • Kc Guillermo
    Kc Guillermo 11 months ago

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

  • monkeyboy2461
    monkeyboy2461 11 months 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 11 months ago


  • Lemmy
    Lemmy 11 months ago

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

  • Nessie Andrew
    Nessie Andrew 11 months ago +1

    This is "Hela" cool!

  • Seaghán Pipistrello
    Seaghán Pipistrello 11 months ago

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

  • hilmir
    hilmir 11 months ago

    i kept waiting for Cate to blink.

  • Harley-Sparx
    Harley-Sparx 11 months 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 11 months ago

    That head scares me so much

  • T Stormer
    T Stormer 11 months ago

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

  • Polite Q
    Polite Q 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

  • sheepu
    sheepu 11 months ago

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

    INTERNET WIFI 11 months ago

    Spoiler alert:Hela is Malificient...

  • Earth Chan
    Earth Chan 11 months ago

    This would make as a wonderful jacket rack :)

  • Don Kuppa
    Don Kuppa Year ago

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

  • Don Kuppa
    Don Kuppa Year ago

    somehow looks like something Lady gaga would use

  • Physicsman
    Physicsman Year ago

    cate Blanchett is hot

  • Leia Jiang
    Leia Jiang Year ago

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

  • bullet club for life

    Hela kind of big thats what she said

  • Clint Quillope
    Clint Quillope Year 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.

  • Amanda Stevens
    Amanda Stevens Year ago +1

    The original reindeer games.

  • ShawN TyleR
    ShawN TyleR Year ago


  • ลิงจุงลุง จะจูงไปไหนก็ไป

    แจกฟรีค้อนธอร์ (โยเนียร์) ขนาดเท่าของจริง กติกา ในคลิปเลยค่ะ

  • Jean
    Jean Year ago

    PERFECTION. Just like GODDESS DEATH herself

  • The Line Of Characters

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

  • Juan Quispe
    Juan Quispe Year ago

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

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm 11 months ago

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

  • Ayakhula Mpofana
    Ayakhula Mpofana Year ago +1

    That head looks more like Cara Delevingne than Cate Blanchett.

  • Lora O'Connel
    Lora O'Connel Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Andrew Grayson
    Andrew Grayson Year ago

    What kind of 3D scanner was used?

  • 杰克罗宁
    杰克罗宁 Year ago

    so cool

  • Becca
    Becca Year ago

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

  • dipsomania0
    dipsomania0 Year ago

    Disturbing somehow

  • superstaypuff
    superstaypuff Year ago

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

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm 11 months ago

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

  • cartoon80s90s
    cartoon80s90s Year ago +6

    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 Year ago

    Am I the only one that hates her headress?

  • BeastFromThEast
    BeastFromThEast Year ago

    This headpiece is a copy from Malificiant

  • AsianGlow
    AsianGlow Year 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 Year ago

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

  • argiletonne
    argiletonne Year 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 11 months 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 Year ago


  • Stefan Ackermann
    Stefan Ackermann Year 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 11 months ago

      Stefan Ackermann What would you have suggested it look like?

  • bry galope
    bry galope Year ago


  • Gianni Salvatore
    Gianni Salvatore Year ago

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

  • wonder mom
    wonder mom Year ago

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

  • Hide
    Hide Year ago

    has anyone notice this item was on roblox

  • Samuel John Tabligan

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

  • Sirkilalot66 X
    Sirkilalot66 X Year 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 Year ago

    Alien Maleficent

  • Nathan  Usi
    Nathan Usi Year ago

    Hela Headass

  • Howard
    Howard Year 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 Year ago

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

  • Zahir Sookoor
    Zahir Sookoor Year ago

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

    I believe he did

  • Geekto Studios
    Geekto Studios Year ago

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

  • Original Sin
    Original Sin Year ago

    I'll take 20!

  • Pimp Grandpa
    Pimp Grandpa Year ago

    I have this on roblox

  • Stefinatrix
    Stefinatrix Year ago

    "Making of"? No, not so much.

  • Kawaii pig
    Kawaii pig Year ago

    I love that movie

  • PizzagateIsReal
    PizzagateIsReal Year ago

    how a jewess looks in the morning

  • Dragon_of_Tragedy

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

  • Miss Vee
    Miss Vee Year ago

    Reminds me of Aku in Samurai Jack.

  • Littlemorte
    Littlemorte Year ago

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

    • Littlemorte
      Littlemorte 11 months ago

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

    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm 11 months ago

      Littlemorte Does that mean antelopes have horns?

  • Havoc Bringer
    Havoc Bringer Year ago

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

  • Calida
    Calida Year ago


  • arnold jayeola
    arnold jayeola Year 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

  • Phil M
    Phil M Year ago


  • Bae Claus
    Bae Claus Year ago

    Fukin wow! Amazing!

  • Julian Harden
    Julian Harden Year ago

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

  • Ana Thao
    Ana Thao Year ago

    The first thing I thought was Aku

  • Toxicrafa
    Toxicrafa Year ago

    easy to fap to.

  • Joshua Chavana
    Joshua Chavana Year ago +28

    Is she Maleficient’s cousin?

  • Calvinandsnobs
    Calvinandsnobs Year ago

    hella dope

  • laz-lo
    laz-lo Year ago

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

  • chad johnson
    chad johnson Year 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 Year ago


  • CaptainRidley
    CaptainRidley Year ago

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

  • SentinelGhost
    SentinelGhost Year 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.