Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Little Dinosaur

After several years of not making costumes, I am back in the costume making business.  A dinosaur for my little guy and I am bias but I think he is the cutest little dinosaur.

I used Simplicity 1767 for the base of the costume, it was in his size.
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This pattern is just a sleeper with a shorter zipper.  It went together quickly and all I changed was added more elastic to the hood.

These were all cute costumes in this Simplicity 1767 pattern but little guy's mom wanted him to be a dinosaur.  So I used Simplicity 1765, this one was in the larger size range but worked perfectly for the details.
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I shortened the tail, added spikes to the back of the costume and to the hood and it was really starting to look like a super cute dinosaur.  I just wondered how I was going to attach the tail.  Well, little guy's dad said, you can't attach it, he won't be able to sit in his carseat.  Oh, yes, that is right, so the tail is attached with 3 snaps.

The tail is heavy and does weigh down the bottom of the costume but it still is so cute.

His parents took him to five houses and he performed for everyone.  In fact, he loved crawling in his costume.  Oh, yes, one more addition, I used the breast plate (or whatever you might call it) from the larger pattern for the front.  I am so happy I used this detail, it really adds to the costume.


Now a dinosaur has to be able to walk on the back legs and this little guy can do it ......with some help from his mom

You can see in the above picture, I didn't quite make the tail proportional, it hangs a bit low.  Good thing you only have to be a dinosaur for a couple hours so a low hanging tail isn't too much of a bother!


One thing I know for sure, this cute little face makes this Nana's heart melt.

Hope you had a very Happy Halloween!

44 comments:

  1. Adorable....this is Halloween for me :-)

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  2. Yes, super adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea, I just wanted to hug him all the time!

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  4. This is so cute!

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  5. Oh Nana - he is a super cute dinosaur. The costume is perfect! g

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  6. He is adorable, and the costume is so darn cute :)

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    1. Thanks so much. I couldn't believe how quickly it went together.

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  7. So, so CUTE! He made an adorable dinosaur!

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  8. He's adorable. Love the costume.

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    1. thanks, Beth, he has started growling, we say he is making dinosaur noises.

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  9. So cute. I can't stop smiling, My daughter is 21 and I haven't made a Halloween costume in a long time. sigh

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    1. thanks, Kathi, the pictures make me smile so much.

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  10. Oh man if that isn't the cutest costume EVAH! Can't believe he's standing up and trying to walk already...doesn't it seem like they move through those stages so fast now!?!

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, he is such a fun, happy baby. We laughed at his little face when he was wearing the costume, he thought he was big stuff.

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  11. He is just adorable! Great job on the costume, too. I foresee you making lots of costumes for the grandkids in the future. :)

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    1. Thanks and you are right, my girls will ask me to make all sorts of costumes for the grandkids.

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  12. Oh, how cute is this?!

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  13. He does melt the heart! The costume is adorable. Hard to believe that he is already so big!!!

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    1. He does that, he will be celebrating his first birthday before we know it.

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  14. What a cutie! THe costume turned out great. And I agree- he IS the cutest dinosaur ever. :)

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  15. Oh, wow, he is SO CUTE! I can't even take it! Love this little suit on him!

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    1. Thank you, it is perfect for him.

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  16. So, so cute!!! What an adorable little face! The costume came out perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Shar, his little face is so cute in this costume.

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  17. What a darling Lori!!!

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  18. I agree with you, the cutest little dinosaur! I love his costume, thanks for sharing all of the pictures, adorable!!!

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    1. Thank you, Levonne, I appreciate it.

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  19. That is the cutest dinosaur I have ever seen!

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  20. How cute! He is adorable!!!

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    1. Thank you, Dharma, he is a cutie.

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  21. Oh my goodness, he is the cutest little dinosaur ever!! What fun! I'm using this Simplicity pattern for my boy's first Halloween & I'm so excited!! I have to add some extra detail markings (he's going to be Founder), so the closeup photos are very helpful!:)

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    1. Thank you, Rikki, I think he is so cute. Flounder will be a great costume. Have fun making it.

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