Costumes: Vikings

Costumes: Vikings

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Carrie McBride
Oct 31, 2010

The vikings are here! Click the thumbnail photo above to see the whole costume and click through to find out how the costumes were made.

Thor

aka: Dash (4)
location: Valencia, CA
age group: child
difficulty level: super easy

materials: Black t-shirt, blue leggings, suede-y jersey, metallic blue lame, metallic pleather, Wonder Under or another fusible webbing, Velcro.

description: Check it out at Dash Is Little.
Thanks Liz!

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Viking

aka: Oslo (3 months)
location: Lincoln, NE
age group: infant
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: fake fur, leather cord, knitting viking hat, brown leggings and Robeez fur boots

description: A friend knitted the hat for my son as a tongue in cheek joke about his name. (Oslo) Once we decided on a viking costume, we simply sewed up the side of the fake fur and cut out arm and neck holes to make the tunic. The leather belt is actually taped together in the back. My son loved it!
Thanks Jenny!

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Little Viking Girl

aka: Adeline (1.5)
location: Portland, OR
age group: toddler
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: Creme polyester satin for gown with a black and gold brocade ribbon trim. Gold braided rope for belt. Store-bought viking hat, hair extensions and silver shoes. Silver metallic yarn, crotchet needle and suspender clasps.

description: The gown was the easiest part since I used a costume pattern and it was a very simple silhouette. I trimmed the sleeves and bottom hem with the brocade ribbon. The belt was just a few yards of gold metallic rope wrapped many times around her waist. We already had the store-bought Viking hat so I added some braided hair extensions sewn into the hat. The biggest challenge was the "chain metal" vest. I knew that a crocheted piece would look best. Without a pattern for the vest, I had to take a few tries to get the proportions right. I found a few suspender clasps in my notions box which were a fun addition to the shoulders of the vest. Here is a link to my blog with some additional information.
Thanks Adeline!

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