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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!


Kylan and Caden’s Completed Halloween Costumes

26 Sep

Kylans Finished Pterodactyl Halloween Costume

Here’s Kylan’s completed Pterodactyl Halloween Costume and Dinosaur Egg basket.   The best part was that I already had all the fabric in my stash!   The metallic looking animal print fabric I used for his hands, feet and chest was leftover from a clutch purse I made my oldest daughter years ago.   It was perfect for this project.   Just goes to show that it pays to keep your scraps of fabric!

Kylans Pterodactyl Costume FRONT VIEW

Here’s Kylan in his costume…front view.

Kylans Pterodactyl Costume SIDE VIEW

Here’s the side view.  Here’s the Pterodactyl Costume Pattern and Instructions

Cadens Triceratops Halloween Costume

Here’s Caden’s completed Triceratops Halloween Costume and Dinosaur Egg basket.   I did have to purchase the felt.   Like Kylan’s, his eyes are also the “glow in the dark” ping pong balls.  I wasn’t sure what color of felt to purchase to go with his sweats, so I asked my oldest daughter, Chrystal, who has a degree in Interior Design.  She gave me several options and Katie and I decided on orange.  We’re so glad we did because the colors really look good together. 

Cadens Triceratops Costume FRONT VIEW

Here’s Caden in his costume…front view.

Cadens Triceratops Costume SIDE VIEW

Here’s the side view.  Triceratops Costume Pattern and Instructions

I’m REALLY happy with the way they turned out, and the boys can’t wait to wear them on Halloween!

I still have Kinzley’s costume to finish.  She’s going to be a Baby Girl Triceratops.  I’ve got everything done except determining where to attach her face, tutu and tail.  I can’t wait to show you her costume when it’s done!

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