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Stormfly Cosplay COMPLETE by Exile-wolfy Stormfly Cosplay COMPLETE by Exile-wolfy
Here's Stormfly, Astrid's Deadly Nadder from How to Train Your Dragon!

Stormfly was completed in time for her debut at AnimeNEXT 2013, and made a second appearance at Connecticon 2013 that following July! Stormfly is not a suit worn by me, it is actually a friend of mine, Astrid's (pictured) mother!

Alright, so she has a 7.5' wingspan. The wings have pull-tabs which keep them closed if she doesn't want to hold onto them. Each wing has a length of plastic tubing inside which the wearer grabs and holds out for an open wing effect. Since Stormfly is a wyvern-like dragon she only has four limbs, unlike Toothless who has six, so a wing backpack wasn't an option.

The mask is made from an assortment of wires (as all my others), teeth from foamie and eyes from resin I cast and painted myself. All 13 horns are placed around the crest, with the longer ones also supported by wire. The nose horn is made much the same way, although it's almost too flexible for its own good. >_> (Seriously every time it comes out of a box it's in a different position)

The tail is part pool noodle to give it more pep than Toothless's tail. Out of respect for other congoer's personal space I thought it would be unwise for the tail to stay straight out behind the wearer at all times, so it only stiffens when she applies pressure to the foam (like crouching over).

The jaw -is- articulated (as pictured), but the current wearer doesn't like to risk her face being seen when in suit, so she doesn't move it very often. Vision is not through the nostrils or under the eyes, but through the mouth, and luckily for my shy friend Stormfly's mouth provides pretty good vision even when closed.

She does still require a handler for peripheral vision, but damn I was impressed how many times she made it up and down the stone steps on her own.

EDIT: Stormfly now has video clips! Time-stamp: 3:32 - 6:04 (otherwise it's just my friends and I eating muffins and fooling around haha)
youtu.be/ii54ZUoRbdc?t=3m32s

-> On YouTube is a video of the costume in action at AnimeNEXT 2013 on Saturday! Due to Youtube thinking crowd noises qualify as copyright, it's unfortunately muted. All that goes on is the story of the little girl in the video who was "talking about dinosaurs all day" she's about 2 years old. c:

Stormfly Cosplay made for and worn by:
cosmiccrittercrafts.deviantart…

Toothless:
[No DA]

Hiccup:
ketocat.deviantart.com/

Astrid:
momoxtoshiro.deviantart.com/
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Pixelkix18 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student General Artist
What did you use to make te feet? I'm planning on making a stormfly fursuit too
But I'm not very experienced
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Exile-wolfy Featured By Owner 4 days ago
WAH I am so sorry responding to this a month late, but I did use a sock-feet method on Stormfly's feet.

Basically, you start with a sock and stuff it to the size you want with something like newspaper or polyfil. Then you add a bottom, something sturdy. I like to use a flip flop because the foam is pretty good for outdoor use. After that, cover with fur fabric as desired! When I was done, I cut slits in the fabric and inserted the foam claws that I'd made separately.

Since they're soft and attached to a soft surface, this keeps them from breaking. c: I hope everything turns out just the way you want it to! Good luck!
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cosmiccrittercrafts Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Guess i'll have to re do Astrid's Cosplay for the new movie....it'll cost a fortune  since it  looks like it has a ton of fauxfur.....should get started on that soon!!
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Exile-wolfy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I'll have to re-do Hiccup and update Toothless too! Looking forward to it!
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:iconcosmiccrittercrafts:
cosmiccrittercrafts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that cosplay is going to  be so hot with all the fur...Keri will melt. Guess it can't be any hotter than our dragon  cosplays.....  ;)......
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:iconexile-wolfy:
Exile-wolfy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
True, I think you'll have her beat!
Which parts of the new Astrid are made of the white fur?
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:iconcosmiccrittercrafts:
cosmiccrittercrafts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i THINK SHE HAS A CAPE WITH A HOOD THAT  has fur trim...I have to look at more photos when I get a chance.....
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Exile-wolfy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Let me know! I have a ton of that fur stuff. c;
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:iconcosmiccrittercrafts:
cosmiccrittercrafts Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i think you have given me enough sir!!!
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Exile-wolfy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Oh, really?! That works out!
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