How to Make a Viking Costume in Time For Halloween

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So with Halloween fast approaching people are beginning to think about costumes for the fancy dress party. It's the old dilemma, go for the former costumes, such as a Witch, pirate or super hero outfit or go for something a bit different. Everyone recognizes the former costumes and can crack a pirate joke at your charge but there might be half a dozen other pirates dotted colse to the party - do you authentically want to be a dime a dozen ?  If you settle to be something dissimilar then a viking costume might be what you are finding for. This article will cover how to make a viking costume for the big night.

So the basic elements of a viking costume are as follows :

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How to Make a Viking Costume in Time For Halloween

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big bushy beard.

What's the first thing you think about when you think of a viking ? It's the helmet of course. And I bet you think of the helmet with the cow horns on whether side. It practically a law, old rent or something like that when dressing up as a viking. The fact that it's a fallacy and that vikings never wore helmets like this is besides the point. We're not going to let the truth spoil the fun. Now you can try manufacture a helmet like this or you can buy one. I advise buying one - a cheap plastic one will look just as good as a home made job.

For the tunic, you can get a burlap sack or anything like that and simply cut out some holes for the head and arms. That's your tunic. It's probably similar to what they authentically wore anyhow. You can even paint it if you want to go to town on the costume. Attach a belt round the waist and you have your tunic complete.

Get some fake fur and fashion gauntlets for the arms, legs and shoulders. Buy a plastic sword and shield. Oh, and a fake beard if you want to look like a wind swept, sea bleached madman intent on  wreaking havoc, raiding and plundering. And your costume is pretty much complete. Straightforward really.

How to Make a Viking Costume in Time For Halloween

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