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« on: October 31, 2004 09:21:14 AM »

so i never got to be a dinosaur when i was a kid, so i had to make my own costume b/c you sure can't find an adult sized dino costume around anymore!

the third picture is blurry, but i wanted to show the little hands and feet i made for it.  any questions about how i made it, just ask.  i kinda used some basic clothing pattern designs, but i mostly just winged it.  the hat has ear flaps too, but chicago wasn't that cold this year, so i just tucked them into the hat.

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2004 09:46:29 AM »

haha thats so cute! the first picture is so funny!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2004 10:45:15 AM »

I love your dinosaur costume!

I never had a real costume when i was a kid and I am currently wearing my first real costume so i feel you on the whole dinosaur thing.
No one else seems to have dressed up at my work but thats ok.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007 03:21:54 PM »

I want to make this!!!
Did you use a pattern or do it as you went along? Any advice?
And how much fabric did you end up using?
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007 04:46:32 PM »

I used a pajama/hospital scrub pant pattern for the bottoms, but for the tail i just kinda guessed what I wanted it to look like and went for it. 

I made the triangles and stuffed them first.  They had a little extra fabric along the bottom so that I could sew it into the seam.  There is ALOT of stuffing in the tail and a straightened wire coat hanger too so that I could shape it in different ways.  I sewed the tail into the pant center seam.  I think the pants are 2-3 yds.

The shirt is just some simple shirt pattern.  I made the back piece with a center seam to insert the triangles.  Maybe a yard of the green and 1/2-3/4 of the yellow.

The hat is a cute winter hat pattern with ear flaps, and again the triangles are in the center seam.  Less than a yard of fabric.

The hands and feet were just a guess with a bit of elastic on the ends to go around the wrists and ankles.  There's also a little ring of elastic on the hand for my finger so they wouldn't flop around too much.

Then there's extra fabric for the tail, hands, and feet.  Maybe another yard or yard and a half.  I suggest fleece for the green if you live where the weather is chilly.  it was so cozy and everyone wanted to touch my costume!!

Even though i made this a few years ago, I still wear the pants to work on Halloween and everyone loves it!!  Wouldn't you want your surgeon to have a tail??

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