My son always wants a costume that you can not go buy at any store. One year it was a Rainbow Trout (He had to be a full length fish. He could hardly walk, and truly looked more like a merman in my opinion.), the next was a Dungeness Crab (which won the contest here locally), and now it is the infamous Pteranadon. Who knows what he is going to come up with when he is older; at only six years old, he is already very demanding. He is particularly insistent upon the accuracy of all of his costume details.
It took us two days to find the right pleather material to use as the skin. The talons were another story; it took some time to find the materials to make those as well.
Here is our version of the Homemade Pteranadon Dinosaur Costume.
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My four year son was obsessed with T-Rex's last year, so Mom had to deliver! I made his T-Rex head out of a children's plastic fire fighters helmet. I turned it around and started shaping the head from cut up cereal boxes and masking tape.
I glued on the fabric with carpenters glue and plastered over the cardboard for the teeth and eyes. I than painted it. I made his feet out of water bottles and more masking tape, glue and fabric. Again, I plastered and painted the toenails. I made my own pattern for the body and little gloves for his hands.
The whole costume cost about $8.00, for fabric and tape. There may be a cute boy inside, but a TERRIFYING T-REX outside! My son provided the roars and even mastered the T-Rex walk, so between the two of us, it was pretty convincing.
The head of the T-Rex Dinosaur Costume is made of chicken wire fitted over a Star Wars trooper helmet and two shoe boxes. The shoe boxes formed the snout. Then the head was covered with paper mache and spray painted.
The body is made of two sets of long johns, one pair is the pants and I cut the leg off another larger size pair to make the tail. The tail is stuffed with pillow stuffing. The sweatshirt and paints are embellishments with foam that I cut and fashioned and then spray painted.
The teeth and claws are made of air dry clay covered in paper mache so they won’t break.
The inside of the head is covered with felt for safety reasons.