DIY Dinosaur Costume- one of my favorite sewing projects to date!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Indigo is really into dinosaurs, so naturally, he requested a dinosaur costume for trick or treating. I've made my fair share of furry animal costumes, but never a dinosaur...I was up for the challenge though!
I used Simplicity 1765 and make some changes. The pattern recommended using fleece, but I couldn't find any fleece that was printed with scales. Also, since I had just made Indigo's Pikachu costume using fleece, it seemed a bit boring to do it again. I took a risk and bought this Anaconda foil knit and fleece to use as a backing. The foil knit is lycra/spandex and intended for dancewear so I wasn't sure how sewing it together with fleece would work. Luckily, since the jumpsuit design is very basic, I had no problems!
I made the plates on the back by using stiff, fusible interfacing on both sides of the foil knit. I sewed them together- rides sides together- and then turned them right side out. This gave them enough body that they were able to stand up on their own. The tail is stuffed with fiber-fill and the detachable hood closes with snaps. I didn't bother making the matching gloves because the weather was going to be mild and I figured Indigo wouldn't want to wear them.
I'm really happy with the way this DIY Dinosaur Costume turned out and I had fun making it! Most importantly, Indigo loved it!!!
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