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Hiccup Costume DIY: How to Train Your Dragon Costume

One of our boys favorite dragon movies and book series is How to Train Your Dragon!  Our oldest wanted to be Hiccup for Halloween but the costumes on Amazon for Hiccup were expensive and just didn’t seem to match the character.  So, I sought out to create our very own DIY Hiccup Costume!

Casey’s teacher had really encouraged them to dress like a book character they have been reading about.  He is really into the How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell.  If your looking for a good book serious for your little guy, this one is great.  Casey’s 4th grade cousin recommended them to him over the summer and he is now on book 9.

So here is our DIY Hiccup costume to go with his book.  It was very easy to make and very inexpensive.  I made the vest and boot fur using some corse brown felt from the fabric store.  It was quick and easy despite the fact that I had to sew the sides of the vest by hand since my sewing machine wasn’t available.  The belt was made out of the $1 scrap fabric at the fabric store.  I used iron on velcro to secure the belt and the fur around the top of the boots.

DIY Hiccup Costume

Pretty dang cute Hiccup Costume if I say so myself!

He borrowed the boots from his cousin and is wearing his own pair of cargo pants.  If you don’t have a green shirt you can cut, try the $3 rack at Walmart or Target.  I just cute a “V” in the neck and used a simple slip stitch to secure the string on the shirt.  I reinforced the string using a heat gun.  I also cut a slit up the side of the shirt to replicate the real “Hiccup.”  You can probably find the viking hat at the dollar store, but I ordered this one on Amazon for a few dollars.  I don’t really remember Hiccup in armor a lot in the movies so figured the viking helmet was perfect.

A DIY How To Train Your Dragon Halloween Costume

He sort of wants to spray his hair red to match the Hiccup in the book too. We’ll see.  By the way, that is rain on his shirt… it was just starting to sprinkle when I took this.

You could also have them bring along a toothless doll as part of the costume if you want them to go into full character.

Here is the book series that started the fascination with Hiccup.  It is really a great little series, especially for boys.  I it is really easy to get into and I even enjoy listening to him read it aloud.

This series is recommended for grades 3 and up, but you can start them as early as first grade if you have a strong reader (or if you plan to read it with your child).

Maybe next year I’ll make a Toothless costume for his brother and they can trick or treat together.


  1. Kristina

    Apr 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

    This is adorable! I have a boy who wants to dress as Hiccup for his 6th bday party, and I cannot find a costume ANYWHERE.

    Any chance your guys are done playing in this and you are interested in selling it to a desparate mom who is too busy and inept to put together a DIY project?


    • Jamie Hinckley

      May 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      I am so sorry for just seeing this! I actually gave the costume away already to a little girl who needed to dress up as hiccup for a school book report presentation. Its so easy to make though… seriously. I didn’t even use a sewing machine.


  2. Farhana

    Sep 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thank you SO much for this post!!! This is my next mission for the nephew… hope it turns out as good as this.


    • Jamie Hinckley

      Oct 02, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Oh good! Let us know how it turns out!


  3. Paula

    Mar 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    this is adorable, my son will be going as hiccup for halloween and ill be toothless so he can ride on my shoulders 😉 (hell be 2 in december) ahah so cute tho! looks easy enough


    • Jamie Hinckley

      Apr 18, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Thanks! It worked so well and was really simple and inexpensive to do!


  4. Molly

    Jun 29, 2014 at 12:05 am

    My son is already talking about being hiccup for Halloween. This helps!! Where did you get the shield and axe?


    • Jamie Hinckley

      Jun 29, 2014 at 12:25 am

      Fun! It really was so cute! I ordered the shield, axe, and viking helmet from Amazon.


  5. Ali

    Aug 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Very cute! My 3 year old loves the movie! Did you use a pattern for the vest? Thanks for the post!


    • Jamie Hinckley

      Aug 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      I did not use a pattern. I just eyeballed it.


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