If you are finding for a way to look different this Halloween, you can go for Dinosaur costumes. With so many possibilities from Tyrannosaurus to Velociraptor to Oviraptor, there are many options to choose for both adults and kids.
Dinosaurs are a group of reptiles that appear first between 243 and 233.23 million years ago. There are several movies and tv series inspired by dinos. The most famous of which is Jurassic World series, Ice age and King Kong among several others.
Materials used to make the costume
Before purchasing any costume online or offline, do check the quality of the material used to prepare that outfit. You don’t want it to torn-out during the party. The costumes are available in plush (muscular dinosaur appearance) and other materials such as plastic, nylon, and cotton along with the accessories.
Making your own Dino costume
Some people like to DIY their Halloween costumes. This can be a cheap yet effective method if you know what you are doing. There are several YouTube videos available which will help you in creating your own masterpiece. However, if you want a highly finished product, I beg you not to go through this road.
There are even costumes available for your dog and cat. They’re going to be your lifelike dino pets.
Choosing the right dino costume
There are currently 700 dinosaur species that are identified and named. So, you have quite a lot of choices. Here are some of the famous ones:
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
Recently, Raptor costumes are getting much attention, thanks to the Jurassic World series.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
I watched Barney the Dinosaur as a kid. Should I go for that?
If you’re taking part in a fancy-dress competition then yes. But for Halloween, you should avoid Barney unless it scares the bejesus out of you.
I can’t make it. Where to buy the costume?
You can try both the online and offline stores to get the dino outfit that suits you well. The advantage of buying online is that you can check the customer reviews and see from photos that how realistic it looks.
What are the available sizes for these dino costumes?
These are all made in a variety of sizes including infants (3 months, 6 months). But I wouldn’t favor getting the infants into the costume.
As it may be very uncomfortable for them. It’s also available for toddlers (2T, 3T, 4T, 5T), kids, teenagers and adults (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL). Some companies do make these for even bigger sizes. Do remember to select a well-ventilated costume when choosing for your kids (even better to skip the whole head mask).
Remember, Halloween is fun as long as it’s safe.
Should I buy a new one or rent it out?
It’s your personal preference. If you are set on a budget and do not have time to make one yourself, then you can go to a costume rental store near you. Do remember to go well in advance because these store gets sold out well before October.