How To Make This Dragon Halloween Costume
Several years ago, my son asked to be a dragon for Halloween. He didn’t want a store bought costume, he wanted me to copy a paper cutout he had of a green dragon. For a while I was stumped, but the paper cutout reminded me of craft foam and gave me an idea.
I drew the head on one piece of foam and the crest on another. I cut out two of each. Then I drew the outline, red mouth and nose with permanent markers. I glued the crest to the back of the face.
I painstakingly drew, cut out and glued each single tooth. This took the most patience and it had to be done on both sides of the mask. I also glued on a red, topped by a black, eyeball.
Once everything was dry, I attached both sides of the mask to a girl’s headband with green catamount ties.
Next I tackled the cape. I’m not the best sewer, so I picked out the easiest pattern I could find.
Finally I sewed the cape onto a green t-shirt from Michael’s Craft Store. I also sewed elastic hand holds onto the wings of the cape.
The final costume got my son’s approval. Phew!
To make it more comfortable, my son wore a baseball cap under the headband. He could see very well as long as he was looking straight ahead and his face stayed nice and cool. Happy Halloween!