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________________________Download to zoom in and see more detail!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!