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How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Valka Cosplay Mask by sugarpoultry How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Valka Cosplay Mask by sugarpoultry
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Reference image of the original mask Valka (Hiccup's mother) wears: sta.sh/01fohnw476y2

Finally done! This helmet alone took almost an entire large sheet of worbla and 4 weeks of work, off and on. Probably over 15 hours total. This was hard because there are very limited images of her helmet since the movie JUST came out. I was at the mercy of screen caps and trailer clips, hoping to get an idea of what it looked like all the way around. This is as accurate as I can get it, and I think I did a pretty good job. She only wears it twice during the movie, and as much as I love her other outfits, this outfit screamed bad a$$ to me! ;)

This was also my first time working with worbla. That stuff is WAY fun and simple to use! Expensive, but worth it. Definitely my favorite medium. I used hot glue to give the gritty texture, mod podge as a primer, and krylon matte finish spray paint to seal the acrylic paint in. The eyes are made with the same stuff I used for my wolf masks, a thin brown fabric where I can see out but you can't see in, and the slits give me just enough clear vision so I don't see foggy. 

I hope to debut the entire Valka cosplay at Salt Lake Comic Con this September. :) More pics when the full outfit gets done!
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:iconmaupac1991:
MaUPaC1991 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Miraak?
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm?
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:iconmaupac1991:
MaUPaC1991 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
kinda looks like the mask of the Dragon Priest of Skyrim even though Valka is kinda...sorta a Dragon Priest?(protector?)
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I don't play Skyrim, so I didn't know. Hehe! I'll have to Google what it looks like. 
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Katiethelegendary Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAYUM
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colbynewbold Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just saw the movie, and immediately wanted to cosplay her warrior armor the second I saw it! It's so intense and the way it's put together is much more crafty than a lot of other cosplays I've done. Hope I can get it all down in the next few months to premiere at Newcon PDX!
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:iconjobeeone:
JoBeeOne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Artist
Wicked helmet! I'm going to have a crack at this cosplay this year so thanks for posting. Such a new character too!
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:iconsaetiz:
saetiz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work!
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:iconfallenaurora:
FallenAurora Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Amazing! I'm a little wary of making one myself, out of Warbla since I've never used it. Did you just use a hair dryer for the heat source?
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Worbla is fun to play with! I recommend getting a heat gun, they aren't very expensive and they can get hot enough to melt it so you can really stretch it or mold it however you want.I have heard of others using hair dryer. I haven't done it, but you can try.
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bouncingXXidiotXX37 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I am planning on doing this cosplay next. Do you think you could do a tutorial or a play-by-play on how you did this? I'm fairly new to the world of making my own cosplays
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well I do have work in progress of the entire outfit. I just finished it tonight! Could give you some ideas. :) www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…
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ClarisseTaylor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG. This is awesome
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:iconthepro1998:
thepro1998 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! :D
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:icondemonwolf121:
DemonWolf121 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
this is so cool! i love it
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:iconkememmotar:
Kememmotar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh that came out amaazing
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CrimsonFringe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh wow, this is incredible!!  Excellent work on this mask, it looks amazing!  I hope I'll be able to see you at Comic Con with the whole thing!  :D
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XxTOMBOY-MARCIExX Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
may I ask, SLCC?
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CrimsonFringe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, yes, Salt Lake Comic Con.  It seems there's been a recent kerfuffle about that...  xD  I do wish I was able to go to San Diego Comic-Con, but I've never managed to land tickets.

Sorry if there was any confusion!
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XxTOMBOY-MARCIExX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here :P its sad to see another year of SDCC go by without me there!
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CrimsonFringe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed... though SLCC should also be fun as it gets a bit bigger.  Are you going to be able to make that one this year?  :)
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XxTOMBOY-MARCIExX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I will!
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:iconcrimsonfringe:
CrimsonFringe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Excellent!  Maybe I'll run into you there.  I hope you have a great time!  :D
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XxTOMBOY-MARCIExX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds awesome :D And thanks!
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My goal is to have all done by then. :D I'll be the only Valka (that I know of right now) going!
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wolfforce58 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Lol, my fiance was going to try to make this cosplay as well, he saw this and immediately said, "Well, looks like I can't do that one now." XD This is AMAZING! Can't wait to see pictures of the entire outfit! All of the details you got in there, just...wow! Especially since it is a REAL pain in the butt to find reference images for this one so far. Just...holy cow!! AMAZING work!
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aww no, please continue it! This thing has kicked my butt so far, and working on the staff and armor elements too, but its lots of fun. :D Thank you!
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MajinNeda Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Well done!
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MorRokko Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Yes!!! Great Job!!!
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconemmi-kat:
Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
Good job, this looks amazing!
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nscmseiyaryu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gods, that is amazing! Valka is such a badass and you totally inspired me to make her helm someday. Hell even do a full cosplay of her, skill permitting that is. Sweating a little... 
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yah she's totally awesome. :D My favorite character in the movie, I think.
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smallfry09 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Omg I love it XD 
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Lykaios-13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
REALLY BADASS! I havent seen the movie yet but from what I can remember from the trailer, yours looks exactly the same! Good Luck on the rest of the costume. I can just tell its goin to be awesome\( ö )/
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:iconamberdragonling:
amberdragonling Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is stunning! It looks exactly like the movie's!
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Kazulgfox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Artisan Crafter
this turned out amazing! haven't seen the movie yet, but from the ref it looks spot on! glad the hot glue worked out for you too!! 
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yah I tested it out on a small bit of worbla, and it looked amazing! Thank you so much for recommending it! :D
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:iconmspugluver:
Mspugluver Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*has a huge spaz attack*
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auraknight90 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Writer
okay thats cool
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s0alaina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so excited to see the full thing! I'll be going to SL Comic Con as well, so I'll definitely have find you ;)I am a dummy! 
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sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Woo!!! :D
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:iconjmillart:
jmillart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great. Coming along nicely.
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:iconsugarpoultry:
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Katie-kat-httyd Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Awesome
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:iconlonehowler:
lonehowler Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to see pictures of the finished costume
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Das-Mimi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Awesome!!! ^^ I'm gonna be Astrid for Fandom Fest! ^^
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Kamari-Inuzuka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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NineStarsKen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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HALL0WED-GR0UND Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! NOway! This is amazing!
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