Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third…!
This is the newest costume I’ve finished before I went on cos-hiatus. I decided to get it done for Comic Con this year because I work better if I have a goal. xD
BACKSTORY: So, I really enjoyed How to Train Your Dragon. When I first saw it, I sort of played the idea of cosplaying from it but didn’t dwell on it too much. After seeing it a second time, I thought, “AH. OK. I DO want to cosplay from it!” And Hiccup was my choice because I think he is adorkable. (I saw the movie like, three more times in the theaters because there’s a theater near me that has$4 Tues./Thurs. Score!)
CONSTRUCTION: Wig from eBay seller wigmad. (With some very light styling/cutting by me.) Pattern used and altered for the top and pants - McCall’s 3789. All fabric was found in the Los Angeles fashion district. I MUST mention that my dad was awesome and bought just about all my fabric for Hiccup. I am not sure why he decided to buy it all for me that day but I will not question it~
I wanted this costume to be all about texture since there is so much of it in Hiccup’s clothes. The shirt is upholstery fabric. .___.; I had to wash it to make it easier to work with. Luuuckily that worked. The costume itself was fairly easy. I was dumb and made a mistake on the pants but I managed to fix it. After all this time, I still hate making pants…
The brown fur SHEDS LIKE CRAZY and when I was cutting it I inhaled so much fur. I know how cats must feel when they get a hairball. Seriously! It was…nasty. In retrospect, I should have made a mock-up before I worked with the brown fur because I kept having to take it in and shorting it and that was a pain.
I think I’ll be fixing the design on the sleeves a bit since I rushed them for Comic Con.
DATE COMPLETED: July 2010