Easy DIY Dinosaur Halloween Costume
This was such an easy dinosaur costume to put together! I love this idea from the DIYcostumes shop on Etsy. And, the best part is that you can easily take all the embellishments off the sweat suit so your child can wear it after all the trick or treating is done. DIYcostumes also has a great hand sewing tutorial for this costume online but I always prefer to use a sewing machine whenever possible. The whole project only took about an hour to finish.
1. Basic hooded sweatshirt.
2. Cut the squares and the triangle tail from craft felt.
3. Layout your pattern on the back of the sweatshirt. I used an air erasable pen to make a straight line down the back of the sweatshirt.
4. Sew on all the spikes and tail. Sew about 1/4″ to 1/2″ up each side of the spikes to help them stand up.
5. Sew the felt on to the front for the belly of the dinosaur.
Here’s what I used to make the costume (costume size is 3T).
3 – 8 1/2″ X 11″ craft felt pieces
Cut the squares for the spikes:
1 – 5″ X 5″ square
3 – 4″ x 4″ squares
1 – 3″ X 3″ square
1 – 2″ X 2″ square
1 – 5″ X 7″ Triangle for the tail
For the front I cut out two 3″ X 7″ rectangles and rounded the corners using a plate from my kitchen.
To sew on the spikes I used a wide zig zag stitch (so it’s easier to remove later) to attach them to the sweatshirt and the same stitch on the top and bottom of the spikes to make them stand up. To sew on the tail and the belly pieces I used a machine basting stitch. All of these stitches should be pretty easy to remove once we are done using the sweatshirt as a costume.
Happy Trick or Treating!