This is my Jurrasic Park Dinosaur costume from Jurassic Park movie I made for my Son Joshua. I started with some black foam pad used for upholstery. I shaped the head first sculpting the contours and used yellow foam for the teeth and half a yellow plastic Easter egg for the eyes.
You can put your arm in the mouth and it is crushable and nothing sharp. The rest of the body was sculpted and glued at the seams with contact cement. The arms are just attached to the outside so he had no use of his arms. Inside there is a foam supports that would set on his shoulders. A section of the neck was cut out and black fiberglass screen was used to cover it.
You can see his face in some of the images when he is doing the roar. Inside the lower portion of the tail section was a battery speaker with a CD player looped with the Jurassic Park soundtrack and helped balance the body so it would not be so top heavy. I used a soldering iron to melt the texture into the foam and removed the tip for some of the wart looking detail.
The whole body was painted with green and brown tones for the skin. He would get in and out using the ‘C-section’ style through a seam in the front belly; hook and loop fastener was used to fasten in back in place. He wore black shirt and black face paint to mask his face.
I wanted an original and cheap Halloween costume for my daughter Abby that would wear well for her many parties and outings with friends. We were watching a TV show one night about volcanoes and my daughter said "that is so cool!" Bingo! I said "hey, how would you like to be a volcano?" to which she replied an enthusiastic "YES!"
It was so simple. I took a garbage bag and cut holes on each side for her arms and one for her head. She wore a red shirt underneath. I then took orange, red and yellow tissue paper, crinkled it up and stapled it around the neck for lava. For her headpiece, I bought a red foam crown and added on red and orange pieces of foam cut into flame shapes. I crinkled yellow tissue paper and added that to her hat also. The final piece was creating a sign on yellow cardboard with a picture of a volcano that said "Mount Saint Abby."
My husband was skeptical as I told him about my creation but I won him over when she first wore it. She didn't win any prizes but we received lots of comments on its originality and it held up well through all her parties.
After making my six year old son's Pteranadon costume, my three year old daughter decided her costume just was not as good as her big brother's. She really wanted to be a Pteranadon too, so that she could be like her big brother.
I had already fumbled through the making of a Pteranadon, so I figured I could make another Homemade Baby Pteranadon Costume much easier. She agreed, so that we did not steal his thunder; it was originally his idea.
I went to the nearest fabric store and purchased a much cheaper piece of material and made a similar costume for her as I had for her older brother. She was not good with the whole head being enclosed, so her head has a big hole in the front, under the beak. She can see much better and she does not get the sensation that she can't breath; like she did before I altered it.
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