Astrid is one of the coolest female characters in the world of animation. She's a Viking with a two-handed ax that rides dragons, so what's not to love about her? If you're excited for the latest installment in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, perhaps you're already considering an Astrid cosplay for an upcoming convention or wearing an Astrid costume for Halloween. In this Astrid hair and makeup tutorial, we're going to show you how to style a wig and do your makeup so that you can look just like Astrid, whether your hair is blonde or not!
Anyone can benefit from learning to style a wig. After all, it's much easier (and better) for your hair so you're not constantly dyeing and styling it, especially if you like to wear costumes a lot or if you attend and cosplay at conventions regularly. A good costume is simply one part of the equation, but having the correct hair and makeup really helps to bring your character to life! Check out the video below to see how you can DIY Astrid Hofferson's hair and makeup for yourself!
The Inspiration for Our Hair and Makeup Tutorial
The dragon scale armor is a nice touch.
Astrid Makeup and Hair Tutorial Video
If you don't have a friend willing to be your wig head while you cut and style, you may need to use a wig form.
Products We Used to Achieve Astrid's Look
You might notice that the costumes we used aren't what Astrid wears in the new movie, but seeing as it's still a little early for the new costumes to hit store shelves en masse, we picked items that paired well enough with the hair and makeup to make the character still recognizable. (This is certainly one way to go if you're not a DIY guru and you're just looking to have some fun!) You're also going to need a decently long-haired blonde wig that either has long bangs or no bangs at all. We actually used this styleable Fever Nicole blonde wig in the video. (The side part was too perfect!) Her makeup is fairly simple, but we added some false lashes and did some contouring makeup so that the model's face looks more cartoonish and round. We used the makeup from the Mehron dancer makeup set because it covers very well and would portray Astrid's flawless animated skin well.
Our Completed Astrid Look
100% ready to go and train some dragons.
Here's a Back View So You Can See The Braid
It's a wonder how her hair manages to look this good after flying on dragons all day.
Do you feel ready to get out there and tame a dragon? Check out some of our other Viking costumes if you want to have a horde of Vikings by your side ready to defend the Island of Berk. Are you excited for the latest How to Train Your Dragon movie? Are you planning on wearing any cosplay costumes this year outside of Halloween? Have you already done a cosplay this year? Let us know in the comments! We'd also love to hear your suggestions for more hair and makeup tutorials for other up-and-coming movies and tv series that you're excited about.