How do you make it work? How do you make it believable?
The film is based on Marvel's comic books, where exaggerated body proportions, colourful costumes and fantastical beings are part and parcel of that medium.
With no images or trailers at this early stage, fans are pondering how Thor and the other gods of Asgard will look and which version of the character will be chosen from the decades of comics. The fan-made poster here depicts one possible vision for the movie.
Costume designer Deborah Ambrosino was able to shed a little light on the approach being taken for the Marvel Studios release, which is due out in May 2011.
In an article on the Costume Designers' Guild website,