CosBond

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.

Social-Icon-Instagram-01aea4 Social-Icon-YouTube-01aea4 Social-Icon-TikTok-01aea4 Social-Icon-Pinterest-01aea4 Social-Icon-Facebook-01aea4 Social-Icon-Twitter-01aea4

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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
April 15, 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.
Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
April 03, 2019
Astrid-Patterns-CTA-square-300px
The-CosBlog-banner-300px
Sign Up for Email Updates