View all the Vikings costume guides that look just like the characters from the historical television show appearing on the channel History. Cosplay Ragnar Lothbrok as the Vikings series tells of Norse sagas in his quest to become a Scandinavian king. See how to dress up as Ragnar’s son Björn Ironside, the shieldmaiden Lagertha, and his best friend Floki before raiding England.
Step into history with a costume straight out of the History Channel’s television show, Vikings. Recreating historical cosplay ideas like these can be a bit time consuming, but with our instructions that walk you through every step, it’s quite simple! Make sure you have all of the pieces you need before you get started by checking out the list of items in the Vikings costume guide.
Vikings has a wide range of characters to choose from. Even though they are all based in the same time period, there are many men and women characters that you and your friends can choose to recreate. And remember- no Vikings costume is really complete until you have some kind of (fake) weapon to fight the next guy that comes along!
Created as a historical drama for the channel History, Vikings is inspired by legendary tales of Norsemen exploration in Scandinavia at the beginning of the Viking age. The television series follows the Viking hero Ragnar Lothbrok, portrayed by Travis Fimmel, as he rises to prominence as a Scandinavian king. The show Vikings is based on the 13th-century sagas Ragnars saga Loðbrókar and Ragnarssona þáttr that were part fiction and part oral tradition.
The Viking farmer Ragnar Lothbrok has the ambition to begin exploring the uncharted West instead of raiding the impoverished East. With his boat builder friend Floki, portrayed by Gustaf Skarsgard, the two team up with a redesigned new long boat capable of navigating rough seas. The series includes fighting and family as Ragnar leads conquests with his wife Lagertha the shieldmaiden, his warrior son Björn Ironside, and jealous brother Rollo. Take part in the first historic raids into England with these Vikings costume guides.