Has anyone else spied a dinosaur in their parking lot?
Here’s how to create your own fast moving stegosaurus from items you may already have around the house:
Grab a sweatsuit that fits your munchkin (or yourself!) and some coordinating material for the spikes & tail + fabric dye if needed
I dyed my sweatsuit a groovy green along with the tail fabric + a shirt to wear under the hoodie
chop out a pile of diamonds from your coordinating spike fabric
pin a few to the centre of the top of the hood with right sides facing
open up the hoodie & lay it on flat surface, mark the middle of the back & continue pinning on the diamonds in a neat row
leave a space just above the hoodie waistband for the tail
stitch straight down the centre of each diamond
fold the hoodie in half & match up the points of each diamond to form the triangular spikes
stitch the open edges of each triangle together
chop off any excess fabric & your stegosaurus spikes are complete!
Onto the tail: grab your fabric + a few more spike diamonds
I used a chopped sweatshirt sleeve & cut it into a rectangular shape
fold that fabric in half with right sides together & cut out your desired tail shape
sew on the spikes just like the hoodie
and stitch your tail together
cut a hole in the space left below that last hoodie spike
pop your tail through the hole with the raw edges lined up
stitch together & your tail is almost done!
and stitch a piece of scrap fabric over the opening
Grab some make-up in dino colours & paint on a fierce face!
And your dino is ready for stomping, roaring and staying cozy warm while celebrating Karneval at an outdoor event!
Take a peek at how to easily create my before and after refashionista costume right here!