Costume :Astrid Hofferson
Source :How to Train Your Dragon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos


Battle Axe!





Painted skulls


Axe reference



Costume Information

This cosplay is cursed I tell you! Cursed! Whenever I set a deadline for it, something happens and it doesn't get completed... Now I don't have a deadline for it, but will just keep working on it and wear it for whatever event that's on when it's completed XD Not far to go now though! :D

Yey for vikings and cosplays that don't need a wig! 8D


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aaaawsome XD, you'll look great

by nanahara on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 16:38
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Oh wow, nice progress :3

by cowiee on Saturday, 11 June, 2011 - 23:22
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You know I'll love this ^_^ One of my favourite films and I WILL cosplay Stoic someday! LOL YOu'll be epic!

by sjbonnar on Saturday, 11 June, 2011 - 23:28
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Your progress so far is awesome! Will hopefully see you at Aya :D

by JustPeachy on Wednesday, 27 July, 2011 - 14:39

yay, you will make a *perfect* Astrid! Progress looks great so far. :)

by Adamoluna on Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 09:26
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by Telly on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 23:39
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This looks amazing! I can't wait to see a few pics from different angles.

by Nomes on Sunday, 2 October, 2011 - 09:27
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This looks amazing ! :D Great work ^^

by Taldur on Sunday, 2 October, 2011 - 09:31
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Awesome! I love all the clay work and sewing the spikes on was an interesting idea. Did you make the spikes with holes in already?

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 15:12

you two are perfect! You're bringing this to the expo? If so, can't wait to see! X3

by Adamoluna on Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 19:57
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This is amazing!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 08:44
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ah awesome Astrid :)

by Berserk667 on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 00:48
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amazing! O:

by cowiee on Thursday, 15 March, 2012 - 02:28

To-Do List

Spikes for skirtHighComplete
Skulls for skirt and shoulder armourHighComplete
Shoulder armourHighComplete
ShoesHighIn Progress

Shopping List

Trouser material£15.00Bought
Burlap (for shirt)£14.00Bought
Burlap (for vamrbraces)£4.00Bought
Imitation fur (for shoes)£0.00To Buy


Coscon (Posted 1st October 2011)

Astrid's first outing was Coscon in Norway (today). There's still some details missing here and there, which will be completed for Expo at the end of the month.

And yes, Astrid was attaced by a dragon! :P

Underskirt, skirt and shoulder armour... (Posted 15th August 2011)

are more or less complete! BELIEVE IT! (shoulder armour only lacks the skulls). So here is a WIP picture, because I needed a break from working.
The spikes on the skirt has all been sewn on individually, so the 44 spikes took absolutely AGES to put on. But hopefully that will keep them from falling off.

Also, the shape of the skirt looks horrid on this pic! XD That mannequin and this lighting doesn't work together XD

Spikes and skirt (Posted 26th June 2011)

Skirt has been made. As has all the spikes for the skirt. Skirt has also been weathered. Astrid doesn't seem like the kind of girl who plays around nicely and looks after her clothes... Now the spikes and skulls just have to be fastened to the skirt.
Also, Astrid won't be worn for Desucon 6 (in Oslo). She's not anywhere near complete. And Desucon is tomorrow. So she'll be saved for Ayacon. :)

Skulls (Posted 19th June 2011)

The skulls are now painted, and ready for use! Just need to make the skirt that most of them go on now...
Colours used: Skull White, Bleached Bone and Chaos Black. I absolutely love the Games Workshop paint!

Pouch (Posted 19th June 2011)

Went to a Medieval Festival, and found a nice pouch for Astrid. It's not perfect in terms of shape and colour, but close enough! I chose to buy because I need Astrid done by Friday, so I'm running out of time. Found a puch - time saved. More importantly it's got a nice functioning clasp so I can keep my mobile phone and money in it. Yey for cosplays with bags! 8D

Skullsssss (Posted 11th June 2011)

Ok, I thought these skulls would take ages to make! But they actually didn't take that long. Though, long enough to make my head feel funny after breathing clay "fumes" for too long.
9 out of 10 skulls have been made. Ran out of clay before I could start the last one. Typical >.< But I need to buy more clay to make the spikes for the skirt anyways, so no biggie.
Tomorrow they will hopefully be dry enough for me to start the fun job: painting them! :D
Shoulder armour has been made as well. just need to fasten the small spikes to it, then paint.

Wooooooo! Progress! 8D

Fabric! (Posted 30th May 2011)

Went out looking for fabric for Nuregami, mainly, but ended up finding the almost perfect fabric for Astrid's shirt and trousers! 8D Can't wait to get started!