Picture of Dinosaur/ Dragon Costume
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"!
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Step 1: What you will need:

Picture of 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.

Step 2: Cut out triangles

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You will need 4 triangles for each spike
- 2 velvet
- 2 interfacing

6 triangles are needed for the tail
- 3 velvet
- 3 interfacing
(I tried four triangles for the tail, but ended up unpicking one of them because 3 looked a lot better)
I cut out 54 triangles in total!
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
LadySewalot (author)  Pris Nexus 61 year ago
I've never heard of it! Sounds really interesting though.
Pantone3761 year ago
Wow! That hemroid looks painful!