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Cosplay Tutorial Series:
Astrid from How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

In this series, we show you how we created our Astrid cosplay from How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World. Each post includes videos and step-by-step instructions with photos demonstrating how we created Astrid’s axe and armor using CosBond. And to help you create your own version of Astrid, we've also made the patterns for the armor and the axe available for download. If you have any questions or need some help on your build as you get going, we'd love to help — please don't hesitate to reach out and share your progress with us on our social media channels.

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Painting Astrid's Armor

In the 4th episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we put the final paint job on our foam armor pieces using various paints and techniques.
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May 01, 2019

Adding the Details to Astrid's Armor

In the 3rd episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we added the details like the dragon scales with a soldering iron, the dragon skulls, etc.
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April 26, 2019

Creating the Pattern for Astrid's Armor

In the 1st episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we created the pattern for the armor using saran wrap, duct tape, and construction paper.
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April 18, 2019

Painting and Weathering Astrid's Axe

In the final of four episodes focusing on Astrid's axe, we demonstrate how we painted the axe and added realism with some basic prop weathering techniques.
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April 15, 2019
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