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