I would also like to know if the Pixar character designers watched the Fall 2010 runway, specifically Michael Kors. Or maybe Michael Kors was inspired by Vikings...
Now look at the teenage vikings in the movie. You can tell they modernized their outfits because they're the young, relatable characters.
The one who always stands out, as far a modernized outfits and attitude go, is the Leading Lady. In How to Train Your Dragon, it's Astrid (voiced by my-doesn't-know-it-yet-GF America Ferrera), a very rough and tumble girl who takes kicking dragon ass very seriously.
Her outfit deviates from everyone's general Michael Kors look to reflect her tough-no-nonsense attitude. But I liked it so much, I took the look over to Polyvore. I had to tweak the color around a bit but the skirt has the same feel.
Also, I know I have seen them online SOMEWHERE - decked out shoulder pads that held on by a harness. Garbage Dress blogger makes some with little wings but I was looking for the ones with chains and spikes. Why is it that when you're looking for something you can't find it?