How to Make a Homemade Dinosaur Costume for Halloween : eHow
The website eHow has a general guide on doing this Halloween project. A green sweat suit is the jumping off point for this outfit. The instructions focus on creating the tail and face.
Materials needed for this homemade project are the sweat suit, felt, a baseball hat or visor, plastic eyes, craft foam, hot glue gun, and sewing materials. You could buy the plastic eyes or you could easily make them yourself out of construction paper, foam, felt, or other such products.
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Another idea is to also sew a few felt spikes onto the back of the sweat suit to give it the look of a stegosaurus. Instead of a regular sweatshirt and a hat, a hooded sweatshirt could be used.
How to Make a Homemade Dinosaur Costume for Halloween : Photos
If you are trying to figure out how to make a homemade dinosaur costume, sometimes the best way is to simply look at photos of other parents’ attempts at it. Doing so can give you a lot of good ideas on how to create your own.
The website Coolest Homemade Costumes has six user submitted Halloween photos that might inspire an idea. Take a look at them here. Parents might also search photo sites such as Flickr or Google images.
How to Make a Homemade Dinosaur Costume for Halloween : YouTube
Browsing video sites like YouTube can also generate Halloween ideas. Parents can also find video tutorials on aspects such as how to sew dinosaur spikes on a child’s Halloween outfit.
In fact, this short video demonstrates how to sew a spike on a sweatshirt. It does not show the whole process, but it gives the viewer the general idea of how to get the spike to stand up.
How to Make a Homemade Dinosaur Costume for Halloween : Burda Style
Burda Style has a few photos of a guy in a homemade stegosaurus outfit. He used a t-shirt, fabric, stuffing foam, and a hood to create the stegosaurus look.
There are no specific instructions for sewing it, but the photos provide another take on the DIY project. And the photos also show how this homemade idea would work for a teenager or adult. Of course, the same concept could work for children too.
Also, whereas the eHow tutorial used more of a baseball cap, this one gives an example of using a hood.