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April 30, 2014 AT 5:00 pm

EL Wire Is Key To Becoming a Space Viking

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Space Vikings are real according to Metalocalypse. Instructables user bakunin was inspired by the “Dethstars” episode of the series, and he decided the essential elements of a space faring Viking were as follows: “a historically implausible horned helmet, a sword, a furry breastplate, and as much EL wire as I could easily mount on my props.” He gathered supplies from the craft store and lacrosse pads from a sporting store and obtained EL wire kits. This is the kind of costume you can pull together in a hurry once you have supplies. Here’s how he handled the furry top:

Here is something really important to know about fake/fun fur. You must NOT cut it with scissors. That would only make a mess of short hairs everywhere, and you would also chop some of the fur short. It’s not a good look.

Instead, use a razor blade (or a sharp single scissor blade, but be careful) to gently slice the fabric backing of the fur in straight lines. Most fun fur comes on a knit backing, so resist the urge to slice an inch and rip it the rest of the way. It won’t work, and your edges will roll up.

Cut the fur to a shape that covers the padding with about an inch to spare on every edge. This will let you fold the fur over and safety pin it to the unseen side of the pads.

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The EL wire was simply wrapped around the horns and sword.

Read more at Instructables.


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