Coolest DIY Halloween Costume: Ancestral Viking Costume

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So I discovered several months ago that my dominate ancestry was Scandinavian (Viking), so I began researching this ancient culture and watching History Channel’s “Vikings” and I became hooked!  I decided I wanted to be a Viking Shield Maiden, Lagertha from the show, this Halloween!  Thus began my 2-month long journey to create my viking … Read more

Viking and Dragon Love Couple Costume

Viking and Dragon Love Couple Costume

It all began with boots. I wanted the boots. That was how I decided on the costume. My husband David and I make our own couples costumes every year for Halloween. We’ve had so much fun with it over the years that it has become a very big deal, shrouded in secrecy – all of … Read more

Cute DIY Viking Costume for a Woman

Cute DIY Viking Costume for a Woman

The only things I bought for this Viking costume for a woman was the hat, sword, and fur leg warmers (optional). This was by far the easiest but most badass costume I’ve ever put together and was a huge hit. You can personalize and create your own Viking costume look based off of the clothing/materials you … Read more

Coolest Viking Family Costume

Coolest Viking Family Costume

While I was pregnant, my husband and I struggled to agree upon a name for our son. Knowing my family is from Iceland, my husband thought it would be funny to come up with a Viking name as a joke for our unborn child. Ragnar became his term of endearment for his unborn son. This … Read more

Cool Toddler Viking Costume

Cool Toddler Viking Costume

Two years ago we went as a family of four to Romania to introduce our children to their grandparents for the first time. During this visit my sister in law gave me a fur vest as a hand me down for our then three year old daughter. Despite numerous attempts she just wouldn’t wear it. Two years … Read more

Funny (and Comfy) Baby Halloween Costume: Hudson the Baby Viking

Funny (and Comfy) Baby Halloween Costume: Hudson the Baby Viking

For Hudson’s first Halloween I wanted to make a comfortable viking costume for him to wear. I decided to crochet the costume but the problem was there wasn’t any patterns to follow for this method so I made it up.  I used gray silver and copper metallic yarn to achive the look of chain maille … Read more

Pint-Sized Baby Pillager Viking Costume

It all started with a hat. When I was about 9 months pregnant with my son Carter, I came across a crocheted Viking hat on Etsy. Being of Viking desce

The pint-sized baby Pillager Viking costume all started with a hat. When I was about 9 months pregnant with my son Carter, I came across a crocheted Viking hat on Etsy. Being of Viking descent–I’m originally from Iceland–I decided it was the perfect unique accessory for his baby photos, not to mention I knew my … Read more

Awesome Family of Vikings Group Costume

We started working on the costumes in August, we had a great time doing them but they were very time consuming.  I would go to the fabric store

We started working on this awesome family of Vikings group costume in August. We had a great time doing them but they were very time consuming.  I would go to the fabric store once a week to look for discounted material.  Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, the one night of the year where … Read more

Coolest Pathfinder Viking Costume

Homemade Pathfinder Viking Costume

My Homemade Pathfinder Viking Costume was inspired by the movie pathfinder. The vikings’ presence in this movie invoked pure fear. I created every part of this costume by hand over the past couple months. Almost all the fur and leather came from regular clothing purchased from second hand stores. All of the armor started as … Read more