Oct 28, 2014

Hiccup Halloween Costume

Introducing Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, otherwise known as Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon. Also known as the last installment of our Halloween O' Book Characters of 2014.

This Hiccup costume was the last one that we came up with. Mr. Middle and I had a really hard time coming up with a book character for him to be for Halloween. He is kind of in between little kid books and bigger kid books. My sister suggested I dress him up as Mr. Darcy. While he would make just the most handsome Mr. Darcy, I was pretty sure he would not appreciate it. So back to the drawing board.

We went back and forth with different ideas, all of them a little less than stellar. Then one day while driving in the car I suddenly remembered that How To Train Your Dragon was originally a book series.

I presented the idea to Middle and he was immediately on board. He would be Hiccup from How To Train Your Dragon.

Full disclosure, he actually wanted to be Hiccup from the second movie. In a moment of insanity I agreed. Then as I mentally sketched out a possible costume I realized that craziness was never gonna happen.

Hiccup from the second movie is completely clad in leather armor. He also has leather gliding wings. Then there is the whole metal fake leg thing. So I very cleverly talked Middle into being Hiccup from the first movie.

Here is how I talked him into it. I told him there would be fake fur. That did it.

The fake fur makes this costume. Middle did let me know that if he we lived where Hiccup really lived then his vest would probably be made of real fur.

Since we don't live in Berk, I figured fake fur would do just fine. 

The majority of this costume was made of fleece. I self drafted every part of this costume. I used existing clothes for patterns. The belt is fake leather. The hardest part of the costume to recreate were Hiccups really big fur boots. I made over sized shoe covers out of felt. Then I made the boot wrappers out of fur. Bam. Boots.

All of that gets one pretty fabulous Hiccup Halloween Costume. There was also one really happy kid.

That is really why I do all this costume hoopla after all. They won't always be young enough to trick or treat. They won't always need/want a costume. So while they are young enough and while they do want a costume, I can happily provide one for them.

This was a really fun Halloween theme. Halloween O' Book Characters two big old thumbs up. I got my theme, but they got all different costumes. Perfect.

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