Halloween costumes are quickly becoming a very expensive item to buy. The average department store chain’s children’s Halloween costume can run anywhere from 9.95 up to 39.95 easily. If you were to look at a specialty store for a children’s Halloween costume you can easily end up spending anywhere from 19.95 up to 59.95. Imagine what the cost would be if you had more than one child to outfit for Halloween.
Instead of spending a lot of money on retail store bought Halloween costumes for your children, why not make your child’s Halloween costume yourself. This article will tell you exactly how you can make a Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume for your child. The Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume idea is based on using a simple green hooded sweat shirt and green sweat pants. The Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume can be classified as a very inexpensive Halloween costume to make. The Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume can be labeled as a very easy Halloween costume to make, although it does require quite a bit of painting to complete the Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume. The time it will take to complete the Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume can be timed as 1-2 hours, mainly to allow time for the paint to dry.
Dorothy the Dinosaur is a very friendly Dinosaur from the television show, The Wiggles. She is green with yellow spots and wears a big white floppy hat and white gloves. So if your child watches The Wiggles show, then they will know who Dorothy the Dinosaur is.
There are other things that you will need to complete the Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume besides the hooded sweatshirt and pants. The following things are a complete list of items that are needed to finish the Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume: green hooded sweat shirt, green sweat pants, newspaper and cardboard (to stuff in the shirt while painting), yellow craft or fabric paint, different sizes of circles, palette or paper plate, white floppy hat, green face paint, and white gloves.
Once you have acquired all of the needed items to make the Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume proceed to Step 1.
Step 1. Take your cardboard and put it inside the shirt. Take your newspaper and stuff the sleeves of the shirt with it.
Step 2. Take your newspaper and stuff the legs of the sweat pants with the newspaper.
Step 3. Lay the hooded sweat shirt on it’s back on a flat surface.
Step 4. Take your yellow craft or fabric paint and pour some of the yellow fabric or craft paint either on the plate or on the palette and grab your different sizes of circular sponges.
Step 5. Dip your circular sponge into the yellow craft or fabric paint.
Step 6. Then apply the circular dot to the hooded sweat shirt. Do NOT apply any dots to the stomach and chest area of Dorothy. You can apply them to the sides, sleeves and any where else though.
Step 7. Once you have applied several circular dots all over the appropriate places on Dorothy’s top. Then take the sweat pants and start to apply some to the legs as well.
Step 8. Remember to alternate the different sizes of sponges all over Dorothy the Dinosaur’s outfit.
Step 9. Once you have the front of the hooded sweat shirt and the front of the sweat pants done. Set aside to let dry.
Step 10. Once dry flip over the hooded sweat shirt and sweat pants and start to apply Dorothy’s dots all over the back of the hooded sweat shirt and sweat pants. DO NOT APPLY DOTS TO THE HOOD.
Step 11. Remember to alternate the different sizes of sponges all over Dorothy the Dinosaur’s outfit.
Step 12. Let dry.
Step 13. Once dry, have your child put on the hooded sweat shirt, and the sweat pants.
Step 14. Put on the white gloves on your child’s hands.
Step 15. Get the green face paint and paint your child’s face green to match the rest of Dorothy the Dinosaur.
Step 16. Put on the big floppy white hat.
You are done!! You have made the Dorothy the Dinosaur Halloween costume. Enjoy!!