How To Train Your Dragon
Last Updated: 06-07-2011
I absolutely looooved "How to Train Your Dragon" and had a total "You Know You're a Cosplayer" moment when I kept trying to figure out how I'd go about Astrid's costume. Mostly fell in love with the idea of making the shoulder armor :) (This has, however, turned into my most labor intensive and expensive costume to date >.<)
~~Until I can completely revamp the skirt and improve my shoulder armor, Astrid is retired. To be honest, I'd rather work on some new projects with what I've learned working on Astrid :)
**Complete costume photos will be up after Comic Con ^___^**
[x] Headband: 100%
[x] Shirt: 100%
[x] Shoulder Armor: 100%--sprayed some grey spray-on stone for texture and added the final layer of 3D paint for the spikes so they're properly large :) **After Comic Con's wear and tear from the insane crowds, I just need to do some minor touch-ups and I'll be all set for another round of wearing Astrid.
[x] Skirt and side pouch v. 1.0: 100%
 Skirt and side pouch v. 2.0: 0%- I plan on making a second skirt from leather this time around. The craft foam worked wonderfully, but does NOT do well with large crowds. (Rude people--I had the spikes gorilla glued on with jewelry glue around the edges, and 2 spikes came off when I was slammed into pretty roughly >.<) After some light fixing up, I'll be wearing 1.0 for smaller gatherings from here on out.
[x] Under skirt: 100%
[x] Wig: 100%- the wig ended up being A LOT thicker than I had predicted, so only half of a pack of wefts was needed. (now I have 2 1/2 extra packs...I sense Ruffnut in the near future ^^) My mom was also amazing for being so patient in teaching me how to french braid. ^____^
[x] Arm Wraps: 100% complete
[x] Boots: 100% complete- the base is complete by means of a pair of old house slippers, plastic craft canvas, gorilla glue, craft glue, upholstery thread, poly-fill, and quilt batting. Boot covers made with dark brown suede aged with brown spray-on stone and sponged on black acrylic. The base is black naugahyde. (I swear, after wearing go-go boots and heels last year, these'll be the most comfortable con shoes I've ever worn ^.~)
[x]Pants: ordered- ended up getting some navy blue leggings from welovecolors.com. Just need to distress them once they've arrived. (You'd think navy blue would be easy to find in chain stores...all I could find was denim, black, and grey, and little girl sizes for the blue *ugh*)
[x]Battle Axe: 100%-- Spray-on stone for texture is AMAZING! I'm so excited to debut it---thank-you a million times over for building the base, Dad!! :)
Terrible Terror Dragon: 0% complete- about the only size accurate dragon I can make for a prop XD He'll probably only show up for photo-shoots, though, since I'm making a model from paper-clay, model magic, craft foam and styrofoam that'll be too fragile for Comic Con's wear-and-tear ^.~
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