The 9 month Halloween costume construction project this year is an "international" dragon. I got fact-checked that Chinese dragons don't have wings or three toes. I hope you enjoy the photo shoot with fireworks at a Chinese garden. Nicest groundskeeper EVER. Thanks to Jean-Marcus Strole for the great photography. http://jean-marcus.com/

If you like the costume, please vote in the upper right corner. Thanks!

Step 1: Design

I wanted a costume that could combine a great articulated wing design from a fellow Instructables user, shoot steam and possibly utilize stilts. Dragon seemed to fit the requirements. Here were some starting designs you can leverage during your build.
quelspell7 months ago

LOVE this! I will be more specific, what are the measurements for the HEAD? Thanks : )

Partybot (author)  quelspell7 months ago
Probably 3'long and 18" high


ChristineS17 months ago

What were the measurements you used?

Partybot (author)  ChristineS17 months ago
like I said, what measurements are you talking about? wings?
ChristineS17 months ago

What were the measurements you used?

Partybot (author)  ChristineS17 months ago
Which measurements are you referring to?
neumanmatt1 year ago
Sick. And nicely staged photos too.
sbass21 year ago
This is amazing!
So awesome
rachel1 year ago
Gorgeous! Beautifully designed and made. And I'm thrilled that you could use my wing design :)
Partybot (author)  rachel1 year ago
You saved me a LOT of time. Enough in fact that it allowed me to sneak in 4 extra costumes for friends. We owe you one.
SandyPie1 year ago
Seriously amazing. Regardless of the "facts", this is work of art!!
Partybot (author)  SandyPie1 year ago
Ha. Who needs facts :) I went with what I "felt" a chinese dragon should look like I guess.
Amazing! It is truly a piece of art
Honus1 year ago
That is really awesome!
THIS IS AMAZING!!! A work of art ... I really enjoyed the variety of techniques you used to build it. Thanks for sharing !!