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Jurassic Park Inspired Velociraptor Costume

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Jurassic Park Inspired Velociraptor Costume

Group photo before Trick or Treating (faces blurred)

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Photo #1 - Group photo before Trick or Treating (faces blurred) Photo #2 - Nearly finished product with spray paint Photo #3 - The beginning sketch of the shape I wanted Photo #4 - Chicken wire structure being created Photo #5 - Added thin foam and cloth
Costume type:  Costumes for Kids
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for kids entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Krista, the 'Jurassic Park Inspired Velociraptor' costume creator:

The idea for this costume came about when I was researching leg structures and mechanisms for my previous Halloween costume. My friend and I decided we wanted to be fauns (deer human creatures), and her father suggested using the same principles of these very cool dinosaur costumes online for our deer legs. Fast forward to July 2016 and I started thinking about it again and decided I wanted to make one of those costumes. I used many different tutorials online to try and create the coolest looking costume I could make for the lowest price and as comfortable as possible. It was then made of lightweight materials such as chicken wire and bedsheets over the course of about 3 months (around 2 not counting my breaks inbettween) it had a moving head and jaw as well as some sound effects (provided by my phone), ironically I was unable to finish any feet for the legs on time so I ended up just tying the legs to my ankles. I wore it on Halloween night and everyone knew what I was and were thoroughly impressed, it also held up quite well despite it taking a bit of a beating in transport, it also looked quite funny on me due to my small stature. TIP: of you make this costume yourself, it's imperative you have a guide to help you, I had some vision but it was very limited so I needed one.

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#1 comment by Peter November 3, 2016

Krista your costume and the effort and skill you put into it are amazing! You are quite an artist and a sculptor. I hope you never stop making things like this. Good luck next year!

#2 comment by Patti November 3, 2016

Great job on the costume, Krista! You are very talented.

#3 comment by Aunt Chris November 3, 2016

Congratulations on your hard work. I am amazed but not surprised by your talent.Love you.

#4 comment by Karina Koplock November 3, 2016

Hi Krista! When Your mom first rólenme about this project I thought is was a great ideas... but really could not picture it. WOW! I wish I had 1/4 of your creativity and imagination to create something so awesome! Best of luck with your new projects and never stop believing in yourself! You have a great gift!

#5 comment by Karla &Erika November 3, 2016

Impressive! !

#6 comment by Michelle Doherty November 3, 2016

I am so proud of you. You do an outstanding job. Your costume is beautiful and so life like. Dinosaurs roam the earth again. I know you had an awesome Halloween. Truly amazing costume and very well thought out!!!

#7 comment by Mrs. S November 3, 2016

Krista your costume is so detailed and a true work of art. So proud to see you developing your ideas and talents - you rock!

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