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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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Strapping Astrid's Armor

In the 5th episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate the four ways we attached straps to our armor and got it ready to wear to the convention.
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May 06, 2019

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

Cutting Foam and Assembling Astrid's Armor

In the 2nd episode focusing on Astrid's armor, we demonstrate how we used our pattern to cut the armor out of foam and how we assembled the armor using contact cement.
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April 23, 2019

Adding the Final Details to Astrid's Axe

In the 3rd of four episodes focusing on Astrid's axe, we demonstrate how we added details like the axe hilt & stop, nail heads, "leather" straps, fur, and more.
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April 10, 2019

Prepping & Protecting Astrid's Axe with Worbla

In the 2nd of four episodes focusing on Astrid's Axe, we demonstrate how we protected the axe head using Worbla and how we made sure we could easily ship it.
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April 05, 2019

Patterning, Sanding, and Assembling Astrid's Axe

In the 1st of four episodes focusing on Astrid's axe, we demonstrate how to pattern, cut out, assemble and sand the axe to prepare it for adding the details.
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April 03, 2019
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