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Dinosaur Costumes for Kids - Raah!
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.
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 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.
Homemade Buddy and Tiny Costumes
Poll: Best Halloween Costume
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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 ;-)
Make a T-Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex costumes
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 Costume - How I became a triceratops in under an hour
Oh, this one is so well done! It was made for and by and adult lady who looks amazing in it! But it's suitable for girls and boys too. It features an amazing 3D cardboard triceratops mask and triceratops feet. Of all the costumes I've looked at while
- Trick or Treat Triceratops
This is just brilliant. A fabric Triceratops costume that was made for a four-year-old boy. With instructions.
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.
- T-Rex Skeleton Costume
This is truly a work of art! It's made from aluminium. We're including it for inspiration - you could have a go with board.
- Balloon T-Rex skeleton costume
Oh wow, this is just amazing. You'll have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see it, but the other balloon costumes you'll see on the way are worth the effort. Amazing.
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
Buy a Stegosaurus Outfit
Stegosaurus is another popular dinosaur that everyone recognizes. We particularly like the ride-on Stegosaurus, very neat.
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.
- Coolest Homemade Little Volcano Costume 3
Includes instructions. Love the detail at the bottom of the volcano.
- Volcano Costume
This one's really impressive. Basic instructions given.
- Volcano Costume (for Gushing performance)
This volcano costume was made for a dance performance. It's beautiful. Might provide inspiration.
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.
- Coolest Homemade Baby Pteranadon Costume
Very original Pteranodon.
- Coolest Homemade Pteranadon Dinosaur Costume 2
An even more impressive Pteranodon costume.
- How to Make a Pterodactyl Costume
With instructions on how to make the Pterodactyl costume based on a green jumpsuit or sweat suit.
- Adult Pterodactyl costume at Instructables
Not exactly scientifically accurate, but lots of fun!
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.
How long do you spend making a Halloween costume?
There isn't a right or wrong answer. We're just interested.
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.
- Coolest Deviled Egg Costume
Oh this one's good (well bad actually ;-) A paper mache egg costume that could easily be adapted. Green legs,clawed feet and mask, maybe a tail?
- Egg Costume
Ideas for making an Egg costume for a baby.
- Homemade Easter Egg Costumes
The instructions are for a chicken egg costume, but could be adapted to a dinosaur egg. Green legs, dinosaur feet and mask, ...
- Eyeball costume
It's an eyeball costume, but actually quite egg-shaped. Again it could be adapted.
Barney the Purple Dinosaur
And we mustn't forget Barney the purple dinosaur and his friends! A favorite with preschoolers.
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?
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.