I knew I needed something special to wear. I wanted to dress the part. After hitting the mall, I decided I could make my own outfit for the big day.
And here it is...
|Modeled by my lovely daughter|
Would you like to make your own Spinosaurus costume for Halloween or just to scare the dog? (It really makes my dog nervous when I wear this. Not sure why?)
Here's how I made mine...
First. The supplies: a green hoodie, colored felt, interfacing (for stiffness), thread, scissors, glue, cardboard to make a pattern.
|Not all supplies are shown. I don't want to make it too easy.|
Iron the stiff interfacing to the felt. Follow the directions on the interfacing. I didn't and got white goo on my iron. Luckily, I don't use my iron much.
|Ironing - something new to me|
Create a spine pattern, trace (mirror trace) and cut. Leave a 1-2 inch space between the spines for thickness at the bottom.
|The pattern made from an old Amazon box.|
|Traced, then mirrored and traced. Notice the gap.|
|Use more pins than I did. I was lazy. It was a mess.|
|The lines are kinda straight.|
Next, pull the outside of the spine together and sew.
|Lots of pins!|
|Sew together in harmony|
Then I added a few stitched lined for texture. I didn't want to look like turtle. That wouldn't be cool.
|Not a turtle shell|
|Teeth pattern - I recommend a triangle. A circle or a square would look odd.|
|Pin and sew.|
And finally eyes. (The white is self-sticking.)
|Circles are good for eyes|
|I used the spool as a pattern for the pupil|
|The scary head|
I did put a few hand stitches in the pupil. I didn't want to lose an eyeball.
And that is my dinosaur outfit!