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Dinosaur Costumes for Kids - Raah!

Updated on September 8, 2014

Dress up as a Dinosaur - Raah

Looking for dinosaur costumes for kids to dress up in? You can choose from cute Triceratops, scary T-Rex and lots of other ideas. Costumes to buy or make. Lots of accessories and little extras. Raah.

Dinosaur outfits are are great dressing up idea for kids. Who doesn't love running around saying raah, or flapping pterodactyl wings? Related ideas include a volcano, a paleontologist, a dinosaur egg or skeleton. Great fun!

We've searched the web for the best prehistoric fancy dress so you don't have to.

Plush T-Rex Child Ride On Costume

We love this cute ride-on T-rex costume. Great fun for kids who love dinosaurs.

Add a pith helmet for that gone back in time and made friends with the dinosaurs effect.

Dinosaur Train Buddy and Tiny Costumes

Dinosaur Train is a hugely popular PBS kids series. You can buy Buddy and Tiny costumes. Or PBS has provided instructions for making a Buddy Costume.

Tiny Costume, Medium, One Color
Tiny Costume, Medium, One Color

Tiny is a girl dinosaur so she's a great option for girl dino fans.

For Tiny, don't forget to add a plush Tiny doll to be just like the real Tiny.

And Buddy-a-like's should practice saying "I have a hypothesis".

Also see our Pterodactyl and Pteranodon Costumes section. You'll find a great homemade Pteranodon costume there for a girl who wanted to look like Tiny.


Dinosaur Train Buddy Outfit Video - And Pattern for Buddy T-Rex Costume

The patterns for the Buddy costume are available on the PBS kids website.

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Buy a T-Rex Costume - Dress up as a scaryTyrannosaurus Rex

T-Rex is very popular so there's plenty of choice here. Click through to see full details and a range of sizes. What could be cuter than a small child dressed as a fierce predator ;-)

T-Rex Costume - on eBay

Maybe you can find an awesome T-Rex costume on eBay.

Buy a Triceratops Costume

Triceratops is also popular. Especially appropriate for a child now scientists think that Triceratops were the young animals and that they grew up to be adult Torosaurus.

Make a Triceratops Costume

These Triceratops costumes are of a really high standard.

Triceratops Costumes in eBay

Even more ideas for dressing up as a three-horned herbivore.

Buy a Dinosaur Skeleton Costume

We didn't find a ready made dinosaur skeleton costume, but you could take a basic skeleton costume and accessorize. (We have a common ancestor, right?)

Add a bone tail (cardboard tubes, or paper mache perhaps?). Add fossilized stegosaurus spikes? A triceratops crest and horns? Claws?

And for a T-Rex we think the frame for this T-rex head would make a great T-Rex skull with a bit of modification.

Make a T-Rex Skeleton Outfit

Some people really are very creative! Take a look at these brilliant T-Rex skeleton costumes for inspiration.

The balloon T-rex skeleton costume

The balloon T-Rex skeleton costume looks

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Buy a Stegosaurus Outfit

Stegosaurus is another popular dinosaur that everyone recognizes. We particularly like the ride-on Stegosaurus, very neat.

Volcano Costumes

A volcano is another great idea. You can take some toy dinosaurs along for the ride. We've found some great volcano outfits for you to make or give you ideas.

Buy a Pterodactyl Costume

What kids wouldn't like to put on some wings and swoop around like a Pterodactyl!

These wings will be used long after Halloween. They're easy to pop on over regular clothes for everyday role play. But add a green tracksuit underneath and you've got a Pterodactyl or Pteranodon costume for Halloween.

Make a Pterodactyl or Pteranodon costume

Not technically a dinosaur, but they were around at the same time.

Buy a Dinosaur Mask

A dinosaur mask can be a great way to create a costume. Just wear with a brown or green tracksuit for a quick and easy costume.

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Dinosaur Egg Costume

A dinosaur egg is a great costume for a younger brother or sister of a T-Rex or Stegosaurus.

You can adapt a basic egg costume by adding a cap or mask, tail and feet. What about adding a dinosaur-skeleton x-ray which you could make from felt, fabric or paper or print on iron-on transfer paper.

Barney the Purple Dinosaur

And we mustn't forget Barney the purple dinosaur and his friends! A favorite with preschoolers.

Dinosaur Costumes

No, not dinosaurs dressing up!

We couldn't resist dressing up a dinosaur in a costume! The costume is from Mr Potato Head. The crown is a bit heavy so Blu-Tack was involved.


Paleontologist Costumes for Kids
A guide to putting together a paleontologist costume for kids with role play accessories. Lots of the ideas work for archaeologist and geologist costumes too...

So what costume will it be?

So what dinosaur costume will it be?

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Halloween Dinosaur Books

Our specially selected collection of Halloween books that feature dinosaurs. Perfect bedtime reading for dino fans in the lead up to Halloween.

Did you enjoy your visit? Have you made or worn a dinosaur costume? Do you know of any good ideas we've missed. We'd love to know.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing selection, well done!

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      spids1 5 years ago

      Great lens very well written.

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      Never worn a dino costume. Fun lens! :)

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      peppervel 6 years ago

      Really interesting lens. My kids n I have attended many costume parties but have not seen anyone dress up as a dinosaur. What a great idea! Thanks!

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Cute idea. Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      SandyPeaks 6 years ago

      This is too cute! Blessed by a Dino-loving SquidAngel!

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      I never made a dinosaur costume but now I wonder why I didn't! Really cute lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These dinosaur costumes are just too cute!

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      BetsiGoutal1 7 years ago

      Great dinosaur costumes! Wow, I doubt it's even possible you missed any! :)