Pterodactyl Head Pattern and Costume Instructions

10 Oct

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for the pattern for Kylan’s Pterodactyl Costume.  I’ve attempted to recall how I made it and provided the pattern for his head and instructions to make it and the other elements of the costume.  Below is the PDF file.

Kylans Finished Pterodactyl Halloween CostumeYou may want to print and refer to this photo in case my instructions aren’t clear enough.

Pterodactyl Costume Pattern and Instructions

As far as the dinosaur egg basket, it’s simply made of paper mache on a balloon (about 3-4 layers).  Once completely dry I painted it brown and then stomped a lighter color over it with a damp sponge and sprayed it with lacquer.  Then I cut the top, made slits in the sides and added a handle.  Super easy!

Good luck and have fun!


6 Responses to “Pterodactyl Head Pattern and Costume Instructions”

  1. Stephanie September 27, 2017 at 7:24 PM #

    Very cute, thank you! My daughter wants to be a pterodactyl but I’m having a hard time finding an appropriate costume for a 3 year old girl :)

    • pegeads September 27, 2017 at 7:28 PM #

      Thanks and you’re welcome. I’d love to see her in it!

  2. Katie McAllister October 23, 2017 at 4:20 PM #

    Thank you so much for sharing your design – I’m in the process of making my 5 year old the pterodactyl costume he wants and this has been incredibly helpful!

    • pegeads October 23, 2017 at 4:24 PM #

      Hi Katie. Thank you so much. I loved making those costumes. I’m sure your son will love it too!

  3. Leesa October 31, 2018 at 11:30 AM #

    Thank you so much for your detailed instructions and pattern! I finished my son’s costume at 2:00 this morning, and he’s completely in love with it. I really appreciate your help.

    • pegeads October 31, 2018 at 11:36 AM #

      Oh, I’m so glad, Leesa, thank you! I’d LOVE to see it!

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