My husband made his viking hat from a paper bag and duct tape. His shield is a party platter wrapped in tin foil and sealed with duct tape. We had already had the axe from another costume.
Nadia’s baby carrier is made from a shawl and pin. The babies are from the dollar store. The wig was purchased at a costume store. We planned our costumes separately, but when we were standing together, it seemed like the Viking would have made the perfect donor for the eight babies.
We marched in our local parade with this Homemade Octomom and Sperm Donor Couple Costume and got a lot of laughs.