If you're looking for an easy to make Halloween Costume for your kids this year then a dinosaur costume could be the perfect thing.
If you make a dinosaur costume then your son or daughter can go dressed like a cast member from Jurassic Park. Here are a few ideas for how to get this done on a budget.
If a T. Rex or a raptor is the intended costume, it is easy to accomplish this by starting with a green hoodie, several different colored pieces of felt, a piece of green fabric, a needle and thread and some fabric scissors.
To get started, you are going to need the hoodie to be a couple of sizes larger than what your child normally wears. For slightly older children, maybe you will want to consider an adult hoodie rather than a children's one. As far as the different colors of felt, white will be used for eyes and teeth, black will be used for the eyes as well, yellow, green and orange will be used for claws and the dinosaur's spikes.
We're going to begin by making a triangle stencil that can be used as a model for the teeth and spikes. By doing this you can assure yourself that the size of the triangles will stay consistent. You can now begin by pinning the white triangles around the brim of the hood. Here we're creating the teeth and after using a straight stitch to be permanently secure the triangles, your dinosaur's mouth is complete.
Although we suggested that you use a green hoodie, your child could elect to use brown, black or even gray if they so choose. Use an oval piece of yellow felt to create the dinosaurs eyes and then attach it at the crown of the hoodie on either side. Smaller pieces of white felt and then black felt will complete the dinosaurs eyes.
Then finally use a small black circle of felt for the dinosaur's nostril and connect it just above the brim of the hoodie. Now let's move on to the spikes and claws, for which you'll need to use a similar stencil to cut out both of these features. Attach the orange triangles to the ends of the sleeves of the hoodie, to create the claws while sewing the green triangles from the top of the hood down to the bottom of the jacket creating a row of spikes along the dinosaurs back.
Finally, take your piece of green fabric, fold it in half, and cut out a triangular shape that can then be sewn together like a long cone stitched and then stuffed. Then you magically have your dinosaur's tail. That is your easy to make dinosaur costume.