Costumes: Two Dinos and a Dragon

Costumes: Two Dinos and a Dragon

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Carrie McBride
Oct 31, 2010

Rawr! Who doesn't like dinosaurs and their legendary friend the dragon? Click the thumbnail photo above to see the whole costume and click through to find out how the costumes were made.

Dinosaur

aka: John (1.5)
location: Nashville, TN
age group: toddler
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: Green jump suit (bought on sale at Baby Gap - but could also use a green hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants), green fabric, yellow felt, toilet tissue and cotton balls (to stuff tail)

description: 1. Bought green jumpsuit at baby Gap (but hooded green sweatshirt and sweatpants would work as well) 2. From a long piece of green fabric, cut spine and tail portion - starting with a narrow strip at top and getting much wider at bottom (for tail) 3. Sew green fabric to jumpsuit. 4. Stuff tail and lower part of spine (I used toilet tissue as it was cheap and available) 5. Sew ends of tail together and sew underside of tail to jumpsuit 6. Cut two pieces of yellow felt and sew to front of jumpsuit 7. Cut triangles of yellow felt (2 for each spike) in different sizes 8. Sew on spikes
Thanks Kate !

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Red Dragon

aka: Finnegan (2.5)
location: Seattle, WA
age group: toddler
difficulty level: not especially easy (but worth it!)

materials: Fleece!

description: I came up with a hooded vest pattern, added some ears and details, and added a tail. Then I sewed a pair of matching pants to pair it with. The great thing was since it was made of fleece, the boy stayed warm the whole evening without having to put a jacket on over his costume!
Thanks Carrie!

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Tyrannosaurus Rex

aka: Vyolette (3)
age group: toddler
difficulty level: not especially easy (but worth it!)

materials: fabric, batting, vinyl, cardboard, led lights, turtle neck/leggings & don't forget all the RAAAAWRRRRS!

description: I made a skeleton of sorts out of the cardboard for the head, and covered it with the brown vinyl with LOTS of hot glue. and then mounted the LED lights into it. (It was kinda heavy, but my kid loved it and wore it the whole night!). The body was all sewn the way I always do... as I go.
Thanks Valerie!

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