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The tunic pattern I used was actually just a simple nordic tunic. It’s a little different from the character but more historically accurate. It’s made up of simple shapes and if you just search for a ‘nordic tunic pattern’ it’ll pop up. (Mine is hand-sewn, but I don’t recommend doing that, use a machine if you have one).
The vest was literally a large rectangle for the back and two smaller rectangles for the front. I cut out a lining of the same shape and just made sure the armholes were big enough. It’s probably one of the easier cosplays I’ve tackled in terms of pattern, but I would definitely suggest getting a malleable leather string for the ties (and even sewing it on at the arms because tying it on each time is a pain).
Toothless reference pictures (requested by red-ysetgo)
Well, each dragons poses their own, special challenge. To say one was more difficult than the other…hard to say, really. If I had to choose, though, it would probably have to be the skrill. Probably one of the least cooperative dragons out there, and prone to shocking us with lightning when he got upset.
Hey! I resent that remark! I’ve got plenty of raw, viking power in these arms! I am a lean, mean, dragon-riding viking!
This is a popular question! Again with having to choose just one thing! Now I should mention that I love lots of things about Astrid, but one of her best qualities is her penchant for good advice. She’s always willing to listen. The same could be said of Toothless, though I’ll pick something else for my bud. Toothless puts up with my schemes. Plain and simple, he has a high tolerance for my general stupidity. I guess that’s what family does.
Yeah. It really is difficult. But I think it’ll be okay, I’ve got Astrid, and Mom moved back, too. She’s gone a lot with Cloudjumper (I don’t blame her, really, it’s gotta be hard adjusting to life with vikings again). Since Toothless became the alpha, training dragons has become a lot easier! I only wish I could say the same about being Chief. I do wish Dad was here, I miss him, but things can only get better from here.
Favorite thing? Am I only allowed to pick one? Well, she’s the strongest person I know…wait, that’s not all. She’s strong, but she’s also super sweet and gives such great advice. I feel like I can tell her anything and she really listens. That’s one, I’m gonna say.
Rough, man. Engineering is fun, they said. It’s got lots of practical applications, I was told. Why the heck do we need to know 5 different ways to derive Gauss’s Law? I’d rather be in the lab, personally, than crunching numbers on paper. But hey, Electricity and Magnetism isn’t all bad. Sometimes we do cool stuff.