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.
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.
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.
Maybe next year I’ll make a Toothless costume for his brother and they can trick or treat together.
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!