Astrid Hofferson - How to Train Your Dragon





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


nanahara posted on 4 May, 2011 - 17:38
aaaawsome XD, you'll look great

cowiee posted on 12 June, 2011 - 00:22
Oh wow, nice progress :3

sjbonnar posted on 12 June, 2011 - 00:28
You know I'll love this ^_^ One of my favourite films and I WILL cosplay Stoic someday! LOL YOu'll be epic!

JustPeachy posted on 27 July, 2011 - 15:39
Your progress so far is awesome! Will hopefully see you at Aya :D

Adamoluna posted on 28 July, 2011 - 10:26
yay, you will make a *perfect* Astrid! Progress looks great so far. :)

Telly posted on 2 October, 2011 - 00:39

Nomes posted on 2 October, 2011 - 10:27
This looks amazing! I can't wait to see a few pics from different angles.

Taldur posted on 2 October, 2011 - 10:31
This looks amazing ! :D Great work ^^

Amy-Lou posted on 4 October, 2011 - 16:12
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?

Adamoluna posted on 4 October, 2011 - 20:57
you two are perfect! You're bringing this to the expo? If so, can't wait to see! X3

sjbonnar posted on 5 October, 2011 - 09:44
This is amazing!

Berserk667 posted on 15 March, 2012 - 01:48
ah awesome Astrid :)

cowiee posted on 15 March, 2012 - 03:28
amazing! O:

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Progress Journal

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

15th August 2011

Underskirt, skirt and shoulder armour...

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

26th June 2011

Spikes and skirt

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. :)

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!

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

12th 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

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!