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« on: March 28, 2008 04:48:39 PM »

 Hey Craftsters! I need your help! Okay, my mom is a 2nd grade teacher and she's putting on a play called the Reluctant Dragon. She asked me to make the dragon costume for this little boy.
 I can make the feet and tail pretty easily I think. And I figure he can just wear green clothes. The only thing I have no idea about is the head. Can anyone help me out here? I have to idea where to even begin with this. Thank you very much for reading!
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008 07:23:50 PM »

To be worn at school and possibly again next year? Special! With crappy hand drawn pictures!

cut your hood shape in fabric 4 times, 2 outsides & 2 linings (right & left)
cut your hood shape in batting or thin foam 2 times.
Sandwich an outter, a batting & a lining and sew. repeat with remaining pieces. now you have a right side & a left side. If you want points or fun bits down the center of the head, put these on one side before sewing 2 halves together Smiley Sew two halves together & turn right side out.

The foam or batting should be enongh to keep the face free and vision & breathing safe for a child.
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vanderwaals
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008 01:23:36 AM »

Penlowe's suggestion looks great.  Also, there are some tutorials for dino hoodies in the clothing section, you could alter a green hoodie to have spikes like a dragon.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008 01:30:17 PM »

Oh, Penlowe thank you so much! That looks very cute. And vanderwaals: Oh, man! I see those dinosaur hoodies all the time on here but it never even crossed my mind to use that for something like this. Thank you both for replying, I think I have a better idea of what I want to make now.. and I don't think it'll be nearly as difficult as I thought. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008 06:09:06 PM »

My dd went as a dragon last Halloween, and what really made her costume was the belly I made.

I had some scaly material kicking around in my stash, cut strips, sewed them together to make a segmented-looking breastplate. Halter straps can be hidden under the hood, and straps around the bottom of the back can be tucked into pants. Also makes dress-up wicked fun, as it's pretty much one-size-fits-all Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 05:07:28 AM »

And vanderwaals: Oh, man! I see those dinosaur hoodies all the time on here but it never even crossed my mind to use that for something like this. Thank you both for replying, I think I have a better idea of what I want to make now.. and I don't think it'll be nearly as difficult as I thought. Cheesy

Glad to help!  You must post photos once you've finished! Smiley
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