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I really really want to see the new How to train your dragon 2 , but I don't want to go alone..

Nevertheless, friend of mine is cosplaying Astrid to my Hiccup and she needs an axe!

So let me show you what you cando with low budget and only on a friday night ^^'

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Step 1: Material and basic shape

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This is foam!
The one I had at home was to big so I cut it in half, but use whatever size you'd like it to be

You sure can use foam to make a lot of armor,weapons and such! Just be sure to have a wooden or plastic core to stabilize everything and prevent it from breaking!


  • a sheet of foam (abou 5cm thick)
  • knives/saw/exacto knive/cutter
  • a pair of scissors
  • a round wood or plastic pipe from you local hardware store as core and handle
  • glue/ hotglue
  • rubber foam
  • spray paint + acrylic paint

...and whatever you'd like for details

first, scretched the axes shape onto the foam.
then cut it and shaped its blades more..k´bladeway XD

Step 2: Smoothing +handle

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using a exato knife or cutter to sharpen the axes blades.


I used a 6x100cm round wood as the handle and glued both sides of the axe to it using hot glue


supporting the construction with a little bit of tape! basic shade done

Step 3:

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after smoothing and sanding down the styrofoam to a better surface I covert the sides(not the blades) with thinsponge rubber/foam using my hotglue. Just a little support so to speak. (tipp: you can use wood glue to harden the rubber)


added all the details and spray painted 1-2 coats of dark grey paint. Used a sponge and rest of rubber foam to add silver paint and create the effect of raw metal!Make sure to tape everything that's not supposed to be painted

I also handled the axe a bit roughly..I used my scissors and other tools to hit the axe. this way I could make some 'battle scars'/scratches/notches XD


Painted the blades silver-ish and used a dry brush and little little little bit of silver paint to add metallic effects and details.

Step 4: Finished axe

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Finished piece ! Meet Hildegunde

Hope I could help you with this easy and low-budget-tutorial!

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StoryAddict1 month ago

Looks great! I think I shall be using your 'able for my cosplay creation. Will post again when plan is executed and prop finished!

Kion Designs (author)  StoryAddict1 month ago

I am looking forward to see your creation :)

fake god8 months ago

I thought It's a metal got me..great job.take my kneelOTZ我以为是金属斧子。。。你赢了。。。OTZ

Kion Designs (author)  fake god8 months ago

oh wow. Got ya! ;) thx. I take it as a compliment

Kion Designs (author) 9 months ago

thx people! I feel so happy now <3

ThisIsSteve9 months ago

looks like a real metal carving, great job.

The Rambler9 months ago

Awesome job. This turned out great.

Mielameri9 months ago
As always, so well done!

This looks great! I thought that movie was so cute and I love Astrid :)