This is the first of two costumes I have been commissioned to make for Halloween this year! I asked Jake (my commisioner) to find me a onesie to save time and then I got cracking. I think it would work equally well with an old T-Shirt and jeans if you can't find a onesie. The onesie wasn't cut into once during this process so if you get bored of being a Dinosaur you can just unpick the slipstitching. Carry on for the full "how-to"!

Step 1: What You Will Need:

Fabric. I used two contrasting colours of velvet because I didn't have enough of the green for the tail as well. I did have to be extra careful when cutting out because of the nap. Fleece would work just as well.
Interfacing. I think I used around 1 metre for an adult sized costume. This stabilized the velvet and made it stiffer so the spikes stood on their own.
Stuffing, enough to fill the tail.
Onesie (I bought one to save time but feel free to make one if you have a pattern lying around)
Paper scissors for cutting out the interfacing because I didn't want the glue on it to mess up my fabric scissors
Fabric scissors for cutting out the velvet.
Triangle templates for the tail and the spikes. Don't forget to add seam allowances.
Have you ever used fosshape? Its a felt like fabric that stiffens and holds it's shape once you apply heat (from a hairdryer or heat gun) to it. It's also really lightweight. Would be perfect for the spokes and tail
I've never heard of it! Sounds really interesting though.
Wow! That hemroid looks painful!

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