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Viking Costume Ideas
When it comes to dressing up as a Viking, there are endless possibilities. Whether you’re looking for something simple or elaborate, we have something perfect for you. Here are just a few of our favorite Viking costume ideas for men, women, and children:
- Keep It Simple. For men and kids, a simple tunic and trouser combo works great. Women can choose a similar combo of a tunic and leggings or a dress. Add some boots and a belt and you are ready to go.
- Dress To Impress. If you want something more eye-catching choose a costume with body armor to make you look like a true Viking warrior. Children were trained young and women often fought alongside men.
- Go All Out. Why not really stand out from the crowd by adding accessories such as a sword, shield, axe, and an iconic horned helmet?
What Did The Vikings Wear
The Vikings were a fearsome people, known for their raiding and pillaging. But what did they wear when they weren’t raiding?
Vikings typically wore simple clothing made from animal skins and wool, which protected the wearer from the cold weather. The most common items of clothing were tunics, trousers, and cloaks.
Tunics were loose-fitting shirts that reached down to the knees. Trousers were tight-fitting pants that reached down to the ankle. Cloaks were made from a variety of materials, including cloth and animal skins.
Vikings also wore hats, boots, and cloaks to keep warm. Hats were made from a variety of materials, including cloth, animal skins, and metal. Boots were made from a variety of materials, including cloth, animal skins, and metal.