One quick, easy way to make a dinosaur costume with craft foam is to start with a hooded sweatshirt or jumpsuit and attach foam details, such as horns, spikes, scales or claws. Craft foam, also called EVA foam, can easily be hot-glued to felt and other fabrics to make a speedy yet creative costume.Continue Reading
For a larger, more accurate and labor-intensive dinosaur costume, start with a drawing of the finished costume. Use the drawing to create a pattern, keeping in mind that craft foam usually comes in small sheets, and may need to be layered and affixed to a sturdy fabric or cardboard base. To make a larger dinosaur without having to build an additional structure from scratch, build on top of basic items of clothing such as baseball caps, sweatshirts or backpacks.
Referring to the designed pattern, use scissors or a razor knife to cut the foam sheets into the desired shapes. Use hot glue to stick the foam pieces together and attach them to the base layer. Personalize the dinosaur costume by painting the craft foam to create a unique dinosaur skin texture. Add buttons, sequins, felt or other fabrics to build up a more realistic texture, or leave the craft foam unaltered for a smoother and more cartoon-like appearance.Learn more about Sewing
Make a unicorn costume by attaching yarn to a white hooded sweatshirt and white pants to form the mane and tail, and create a horn out of newspaper. This project takes less than an hour. You need white leggings, pants or sweatpants, a white hooded sweatshirt, white shoes, yarn, felt, foam paper, spray adhesive, hot glue, glitter, scissors, ruler and a safety pin.Full Answer >
To make a shark costume, decorate a gray hooded sweatshirt with white fleece or felt, teeth and a fin. Pair the decorated shirt with matching gray sweatpants or slacks.Full Answer >
Making a grasshopper costume takes approximately one hour and requires the following materials: green pajamas or sweat suit, six 12-inch by 18-inch sheets of green craft foam, fabric glue, hot glue, a headband or hat, two green pipe cleaners and face paint. The keys to a successful grasshopper costume are the wings and the hind legs, so devote extra care to those parts.Full Answer >
To make a homemade minion costume, wrap a foam pad in a cylinder around the costume wearer to measure width. Cut the pad to the width measured with the length of the pad measuring from the upper hips to 1.5 feet longer than the head.Full Answer >