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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:

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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Katiethelegendary Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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!
saetiz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work!
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?
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.
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
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. :)…
ClarisseTaylor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG. This is awesome
thepro1998 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! :D
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