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We are now just days away from the premiere of Loki on Disney+! The latest series from Marvel Studios will include six total episodes, with the first Loki episode available to watch on Wednesday, June 9.
While we may not have had much Marvel content last year, 2021 is full of Marvel releases! From WandaVision to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Black Widow (coming soon on July 9), all of the new Marvel content thus far has been phenomenal and I can’t wait for what’s to come in the remaining back half of the year.
TVA in Marvel’s Loki, What Does It Mean?
If you’ve watched the trailer for the new Loki series (maybe you’ve watched it 100 times like I have), you may be wondering the meaning behind the TVA logo on Loki’s shirt.
TVA stands for Time Variance Authority in the Marvel universe, an unforgiving bureaucratic organization that oversees and monitors the timelines within the multiverse.
What does the TVA have to do with Loki, you might ask? Well, remember when Loki snatched the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame? That wasn’t supposed to happen, and it caused a new timeline of events, breaking off from the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline (as we’ve know it to date).
What happened when Loki took the Tesseract in Endgame? Where did he go? We’re about to find out.
Make Your Own TVA Shirt Like Loki’s Jumpsuit
To celebrate the release of the new Loki series, I decided to make my own Time Variance Authority (TVA) shirt like Loki wears with his jumpsuit in the trailer!
Try this easy DIY Loki shirt yourself by downloading the TVA Loki file in the tutorial below.
All you need is a shirt and two colors of orange iron-on vinyl. I used my Cricut to cut out the TVA logo, but this design is so simple that you could also print the logo out, trace it onto your vinyl, and cut the shapes with scissors.
Here are the iron-on vinyl types I used — light orange and dark orange. (Yes, it’s a subtle color difference, but I was going for screen accuracy with the logo!)
Originally I thought a tan or beige scrub top would be perfect for this project, but then I found this nice linen shirt at Target! I loved the fit and knew I would wear this much more. I couldn’t find this shirt in a tan color, but I thought this beige-green option was close enough.
Loki TVA Shirt Tutorial
Make your own Marvel Time Variance Authority shirt like Loki wears with iron-on vinyl.
- Tan or beige V-neck shirt
- Iron-on vinyl, light and dark orange
- Cricut (optional)
- Time Variance Authority (TVA) logo
- Thin piece of cloth
- Download the TVA logo from the list above.
- Load the TVA logo into Cricut Design Space (or access my Cricut project files here).
- Two total logos will be needed - a small logo for the front and a large logo for the back. Adjust the sizes to fit your shirt. For my shirt, I sized the smaller front logo at 5 inches wide and the larger back logo at 11 inches wide.
- Cut out the logo pieces on iron-on vinyl. Note - I used light orange and dark orange iron-on vinyl for my logos, as I felt this was more screen accurate. Feel fee to cut out the logo in just one color of orange, if you'd prefer. (If you are using a Cricut for this step, make sure to mirror your design before cutting it.)
- Once the logo pieces are cut, weed off the excess pieces so that only the logo pieces remain.
- Starting with the back of the shirt, place your large logo piece in light orange (the larger piece) on the center back shoulder area of your shirt.
- Place a thin cloth over the light orange logo piece and iron the vinyl to the fabric. (I used the highest temperature setting on my iron for cotton/linen and had to fully heat each area of the logo for 20 seconds at a time, repeating across the logo until it was adhered.)
- Once the vinyl has been properly ironed onto the shirt, slowly pull back the clear protective layer, leaving the design on the shirt.
- Place the remaining dark orange logo pieces accordingly, then repeat the process to iron them onto the shirt.
- Once the back logo has been added, complete the process for the smaller front logo on the top left side of the shirt.
If you do not have a Cricut machine to cut the TVA logo, you can still make this shirt! Since the TVA logo is made up ofsimple shapes, just print the logo out at your desired size(s) and cut it out with scissors. Trace the shapes onto the orange iron-on vinyl, then cut out the shapes from the iron-on vinyl with scissors.
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I want to do this with the Variant word on the back.. Any suggestions on fonts? And do you have more files to kidnap? I just bought a cricut
Welcome to the DIY Cricut world! I’ve been playing around with a VARIANT file in Cricut Design Space, but haven’t quite perfected it just yet. I tried using “DIN Alternate”, a system font from my Mac, and then decreasing the spacing between individual letters within Cricut Design Space. It was close!
Also, I do have a ton of geeky Cricut projects/files on my blog you might be interested in! 🙂 This link should get you to the majority of them: https://popcornerreviews.com/tag/cricut-design-space/
i want to make this but cricut design space says i can’t,
I’m so sorry, but thank you for bringing this to my attention. If the Cricut Design link doesn’t work, you can always download the TVA files from the supplies list above and load them into Cricut Design Space manually. 🙂 Hope this helps!