Wednesday, October 31, 2012

halloween with a homemade Dino!

You can see Isaac's homemade pirate costume from last year here.

I wasn't quite sure what Isaac should wear as a costume this year. There were a few options, but in the end dinosaur just seemed perfect. He loves to growl and his favorite stuffed animal, actually his best friend, is a green dino that he found at a yard sale a while back.

I had seen a tutorial for making a kid's hoodie into a dinosaur costume a while back. This isn't the exact one, but it's very similar. As far as the tail goes, I figured out how to do that on my own. I'm not going to share a tutorial of how I made it here, but I thought I would show you some of the steps. The whole costume was pretty simple and took maybe an hour total, but probably not even that long.

From this: 021022dino1dino3dino2

To this:

And a few fun photos:

I cannot wait to take my little dino trick-or-treating tonight!! Last year he wasn't quite walking yet so we didn't take him around the neighborhood. Instead we wheeled him around in his stroller at a local carnival. This year though, we will be hitting at least one neighborhood (not my parents' because its a retirement community) and then over to our church for trunk or treat. Did I say yet that I'm so excited!

Happy Halloween!!


  1. this is awesome! And Isaac looks so precious, he will have a blast!

  2. Super cute! I just discovered your blog. My husband was in the Marines too. We actually lived in Vista for a couple of years! I miss it so much there too. I would love for you to share this at my party.

    New follower,

  3. that costume is so cute. You did a great job.
    now following.
    Danielle @

  4. So talented! I must get a sewing machine already. (And then learn to sew!)