Hiccup cosplay - HTTYD 2 - WIP compilation (2/4)

Onto the next part of these WIPs, this time covering the arm plates and shoulder pauldrons! Same as before, please note, I have no idea what the actual terminology for some parts of this outfit is, I will use weird names lol. Feel free to ask questions. 

Click the pics for caption corresponding to the notes underneath.

Let’s do this thing:

PIC 1 - Arm plates detail stitching
- Now onto the brown leather arm plates. I cut out strips of leather into the shape I need it in, then sew them together. It is then back by a piece of felt cut to size (to make it more rigid)
- commence more hand stitching for the threaded Xs. I measured out the distance between each stitch and poked the holes first. Makes it look heaps neater when it’s all evenly spaced out!


PIC 2 - Arm plates foam base
- For the base of the arm plates, I cut craft foam to size, then thin stripes are glued on top to make a more elevated edge. Another piece of felt is also glued to the bottom.
- I then heated the foam/felt base over a stove to create that slight curve
- Added a leather edge to the arm plates, then folded it over the base. Then spam glue to hold it in place 8’Db


PIC 3 - Pauldrons base
- I got the shape I needed for both shoulder pieces out of worbla first. Note that Hiccup’s shoulder armour has some cracks in it (that’s held together by leather string), so I cut the cracks into the worbla pieces first.
- The worbla pieces is then sandwiched by 2 layers of felt (so much felt in this costume you have no idea lol). And there’s your base!


PIC 4 - Leather pauldrons
- Bit of a jump here (sorry no pics in btw;;;)
- the shoulder pieces are then covered by leather. You may have to cut and fold it here and there to make it fit the odd shapes.
- The ring on the round shoulder piece (top two pics) is made of craft foam backed with worbla and then covered in leather too. Then simply stuck onto the round base.
- Extra leather tabs that you can see on the design are also added. And so is the string that holds the cracked parts together.
- trying to cut thru layers worbla/felt/foam/leather to thread the string through will actually destroy your soul.


PIC 5 - Dragon faces!
- Dragon face and Berk symbols!
- Paper templates to suss out the size first. Then the big dragon face is simply cut out of worbla then heated to fit the rounded surface, then primed!
- the Berk symbol that goes on the bolero vest was cut out of foam first, then had worbla melted over it (which melted most of the foam too oops;;;).
- Everything was then primed and painted red + weathered then glued on



Part 1 - Inner shirt, scale vest and black top

Vambraces tomorrow!

Hiccup cosplay - HTTYD 2 - WIP compilation (1/4)

As promised before (a day late aha;;), I shall be uploading a series of WIP pics for my Hiccup cosplay. I hope this can serve as a guide for other potential Hiccup cosplayers! Please note, I have no idea what the actual terminology for some parts of this outfit is, I will use weird names lol. Feel free to ask questions. 

Click the pics for caption corresponding to the notes underneath.

Here we go~

PIC 1 - Green shirt / vest base
- I started off with his green base shirt (it’s hard to tell in reference pics, but it is two different greens). It’s meant to be two layers but to make things lighter, I just attached fake sleeves of a different green 8’Db
- Then for his scale vest, I first made a plain fitted (darts darts darts~) base for the scales to attach to later.

PIC 2 - SCALES SCALES SCALES

-SCALES HELL. SO MUCH HELL
-Using paper templates, I estimated how big each scale had to be, then comes endless ENDLESS amounts of tracing, cutting, pressing and crying. Rinse and repeat till your soul leaves you.
- Starting from the sides of the vest, the scales are arranged and sewn on row by row..

PIC 3 - Scale vest base
-Scales attached! ;A; At this point I had reached 350+ scales;; I didn’t bother going all the way to the top since it’ll be covered by the black top anyway.
- The overhanging scales were then trimmed back at the edges, back to the shape of the vest base.

PIC 4 - Scale vest/back fin complete!
- I cut out another piece of leather to act as the edging to the vest, and glued it in place first.
- COMMENCE HAND STITCHING HELL (actually it’s not too bad, it was kinda therapeutic). Awls are your best friend when working with leather. Buy an awl, you will be thankful later.
- Then I punched in some eyelets at the front for the string to thread through and hold the front closed when wearing :Db
- His back fin was just another piece of interfaced (so it would stand) leather that I hand stitched on too

PIC 5 - drafting the black bolero vest
-Black bolero vest thingy time!
- I used scrap fabric to suss out a pattern, then pulled the mock apart to use as real pattern for the leather, pretty straight forward there.
- The leather bolero vest is actually interfaced, and upon realizing that interfacing alone is not enough to hold the shape I want, I lined it in black felt. Ghetto, but hey it works 8’D

PIC 6 - Detailing on the black bolero vest
-Completed bolero vest base! It’s hard to tell in pics but I actually took my awl and unpicker to it and scratched it up here and there for battle damaged look.
- I then threaded thru some brown leather trim thingy in the sides and back, since it looks nice and it’s actually part of the design too
- two tabs with snap buttons at the bottom (and brass studs in the top), it helps to hold the vest together!

PIC 7 - Chest buckle strap
-Giant buckle loop thingy of doom~ It’s pretty much impossible to buy a buckle that big (from melb anyway), so I ended up molding it, and the thing it connects to, out of worbla.
- I also molded the two extra big studs on the chest belt thingy out of worbla.
- Completed bolero vest with the scale vest underneath!


Part 2 - arm plates and pauldrons

Photo by: TDP

So since my last post, I’ve gotten some new followers, hello and thank you for taking a look~! :D
The last month I’ve been busy with work and also attending SMASH! in Sydney, which continues to be one of the best cons every year.

And also, I’ve finally opened up a cosplay facebook page!! Please follow link below

Blackcrane Cosplay

Slowly building up the work there, I’ll post things from shoots, con pics to WIP pics, to anything I find interesting :D
I will still continue posting on this blog too!

For those interested in the BTS to my Hiccup cosplay, I’ll looking to make a big WIP pics post tmw for it, hopefully it can help fellow cosplayers~

Thanks again all you fab creatures <3 

Im sorry, you probably have gotten this ask before. but I was inquiring as to where you purchased your Hiccup wig?
Anonymous


Np anon~ it’s a Jaguar in Spanish Brown from Arda wigs. I cut it shorter for Hiccup though.

Been a while since I posted anything, but wanted to show my latest costume, Hiccup from How to Train your Dragon 2!!

I cosplayed Hiccup for Melbourne Oz Comic Con (sat only), and despite being absolutely exhausted, I still had a great time :D

Big thanks to Mynameisagent and G-kie for their incredible help with this costume, and keeping me calm when I was dying ahah;;
And thank you to Shinomatrix for the lovely photos!

Some interesting facts about this costume:
- The compass on my vambrance is real and opens! The dagger can be pulled out too. The vambrace itself opens too, going to put the notebook pages in for next time!
- Anything that looks like leather is indeed real leather. First time working with leather ever. Beautiful material but so hard to use;; (my wallet cries)
- The brown vest has 350+ scales on it. Cutting that out was torture.
And even more torture was individually pressing/ironing all of them to create a ridge in the middle urrgghh
- The prosthetic was a mix of MDF, worbla, foamcore and a cardboard toilet roll (LOL GHETTO MAX). It was a pain to wear, and it still feels like its on my foot now. Its like reverse phantom limb idk.

There is still HEAPS more stuff I need to add to the costume and even more that needs to be improved/fixed, hopefully will have all that done for Smash!
 

tonyloki:

I APOLOGIZE FOR RUINING WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN THE MOST KICKASS 360 SHOT EVER WITH STRIKE TEAM: I KNOW TOO MANY ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE SEND HELP

Awesome camera rig set up by Syfy channel at Sydney Supanova this weekend! I wore my Hawkeye cos again because Stan Lee was guesting (meaning it was going to be Marvel con), and got this shot done with these gorgeous ladies as Natasha &lt;3&#160;IF ONLY WE HAD THE FULL AVENGERS TEAM TO RECREATE THAT ICONIC BATTLE OF NEW YORK 360 SHOT.

tonyloki:

I APOLOGIZE FOR RUINING WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN THE MOST KICKASS 360 SHOT EVER WITH STRIKE TEAM: I KNOW TOO MANY ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE SEND HELP

Awesome camera rig set up by Syfy channel at Sydney Supanova this weekend! I wore my Hawkeye cos again because Stan Lee was guesting (meaning it was going to be Marvel con), and got this shot done with these gorgeous ladies as Natasha <3 
IF ONLY WE HAD THE FULL AVENGERS TEAM TO RECREATE THAT ICONIC BATTLE OF NEW YORK 360 SHOT.

Hey! It's the same person asking about the Hawkeye costume on DA :P Thank you so much for replying! Here come the questions, brace yourself XD I was just wondering how many layers you made the vest? I have scoured dozens of photos and I can't decide between one or two! Also how did you make those pants? The details are spot on. Thanks so much again for your time I really appreciate it :)
chintastic


Hello again~! :D
For the vest, I made it with two layers, mainly because the fabric I bought wasnt very thick (you could make it with just one depending on your fabric). But it was a standard black base, with pretty much everything else sewed on top (the maroon + black and pleather parts around the chest/shoulders and waist). I pretty much started by making a well fitted mock vest with scrap fabric, and then drew the design on top, cut that up and used it as pattern.
As for the pants, it was actually just a pair of old black jeans that I pulled part, then sewed back together with the black sides/leg strap thingys on top. The buckles for the leg straps were made out of wonderflex, which is a thermalplastic material. But if you want to go with more common materials, craft foam sealed with PVA glue for painting will work just as well~

Hopefully that helps, let me know if you have any other questions~!

tonyloki:

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tonyloki:

        ✩ MakotoMinako ✩ Usagi ✩ AmiRei

Sailor Moon has been such a huge part of my childhood and I am so, so happy to be able to cosplay this with my darling friends. They’re the best group I’ve ever had the honour of being a part of, and this was the most fun I’ve ever had at a convention. ♥

Photos taken by Trung, Crystal Star brooch by kumacrafts.


My gorgeous Sailormoon team at Melbourne Supanova last month! <3 

I had the amazing opportunity to cosplay with this lovely group of friends who accepted all of my awkwardness in doing female characters and made the day so very memorable.

Jupiter (along with Uranus) was always one of my favourite senshi’s growing up, so being able to cosplay her, and with such a perfect and enthusiastic team, was just a fab experience~ So very looking forward to organizing a proper shoot for this!

Thank you to our Usagi for organizing this team, and thank you to Mel for last min emergency curls styling <3

I literally don&#8217;t know what happened hahahah. Some crack shots from when I did my Will Graham makeup test, featuring obligatory flower crowns, comic sans and my RavenMOOSEstag (close enough 8&#8217;D) Actual serious makeup test post here X&#8217;D

I literally don’t know what happened hahahah.

Some crack shots from when I did my Will Graham makeup test, featuring obligatory flower crowns, comic sans and my RavenMOOSEstag (close enough 8’D)

Actual serious makeup test post here X’D


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