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Coolest Homemade Velociraptor Halloween Costume Idea 16

by Michael A.
(Chino Hills, CA, USA)

Homemade Velociraptor Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Velociraptor Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Velociraptor Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Velociraptor Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Velociraptor Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Velociraptor Halloween Costume Idea

I began making this homemade Velociraptor Halloween costume idea around October 1st, I had a lot of extra pizza boxes laying around the garage and my mother was bugging me to do something with them. So I started making the shape of a Velociraptor head whilst watching TV. Before I knew it, I was getting more and more detailed with the head that I decided to not only finish the head but that I should make the body as well for a Halloween costume. I spent up until Halloween day finishing the costume.

After using up all the pizza boxes, I went over to places like Sams Club and Costco where precious cardboard was just laying around for free. I used a drill and zip ties to hold most of the cardboard together, but for other parts good ol' fashioned duct tape worked really well.

All together I would spend about 50 bucks for the costume. Most of that being on the tape. I started thinking about the skin and what I would be using to get that nice dinosaur texture. I looked around for something light, but moldable. At Home Depot I discovered Gap and Crack foam. It was a foam in a can that I figured was worth a shot. It worked out very well, but the stuff is a nightmare to remove from skin and impossible to remove from clothes. I used a dremel to carve in the scales.

Finally I used acrylic paint on the dried and hardened foam.

I could not transport the costume to the west Hollywood Halloween parade in one piece, so I designed it to be "some assembly required". It took about 15 minutes to assemble the pieces.

As for now the costume stands in our garage as a constant reminder to my mother to be a little more specific about what to do with the empty pizza boxes laying around in the garage.

Here is the YouTube video:

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wow!!!
by: Anonymous

so super awesome!!!!

great Veloc suit
by: J. Washington

that was kinda awesome. i never seen a costume like that before. before i saw yours, i kinda been wanting to try to make a godzilla-type suit but all i get online when i search for the unrealistic ones that look too cartoony, not for adults. i wanna start on my suit but im not even sure where to start, but hopefully i can get it done if i start now since its only september 19th.
again, nice job on the suit, the dino-cry was on opoint as well.

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