Dinosaur- Giant Lizard !?
What do you do when he asks to be a dinosaur? I got creative,the head is paper mache, even the teeth are peices of paper mache. My dinosaur wearer can see out of the neck through a dark netting fabric. I placed the head itself on a bicycle helmet to hold it staple on the wearers head. I soft sculpted the hands and feet using a foam,tubular shaped packing material,vinyl fabric and hot clue. The feet are attached to his feet around the ankles and under his shoes with velcro strips, all the easier to trick or treat.The upper claws are sewn onto a pair of gloves and this gives Aiden the ability to work them like live digits! For structure I made a pocket in the back seam from tail tip up through the neck and connecting onto the back side of the head, there is a flexible peice of plastic tubing running this entire length(it is visable sticking out of the back of the suit in picture 4). I did construct the vest like body, tail and neck out of a heavy twill, this obviously is what I covered the head in as well. When I made the body I added structure to it by sewing in a layer of terry backed foam(basically free form quilted it to the outer layer). This was enough to ad structure without adding unnecessary weight to the costume. The main part itself has a velcro opening from throat to crotch. The eyes, after much discussion, were made using plastic Christmas ornaments and a bit of marker. I did have him wear purchased, camoflage leggings and long sleeve top. Aiden thought it came out “awesome”, thats what really counts!
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