2011 Persia wanted to be ASTRID from ‘How To Train A Dragon’ movie. This costume was challenging. I started by sketching the costume from the movie.
Made patterns using newspaper for the skirt, head piece, arm guantlets and the shield.. cut them out
Head band- i glued gems and put velcro on the inside as fasteners
Skirt- (outer layer)- made little skulls and spikes, which were glued to the skirt waist and to the flaps.
Shoulder Armor- Used poster board, duct tape. Used grey plasticine for the rivets. Velcro to fasten to shirt
Arm Gauntlets- cut wool socks, glued wrapped multi-coloured wool down (leaving enough ties for the upper arms and finger)
Black T-shirt- wrapped multi-coloured wool around of the shirt.
Shield- Cut a circle from brown poster board, cut a slit ,fold over to make the shield stick up. Used duct tape and black paint for the accents .
PUT COSTUME TOGETHER:
– put on black t-shirt and tights -then black skirt -leather flapped outer skirt
– arm gauntlets and wrap the strings around the upper arms – black wig and headband
This costumed turned out really good. everyone loved it.Persia loved it. She wore this costume to ‘How To Train A Dragon’ show, that her class attended.