DIY Spiked Dinosaur Hoodie

I just finished the first half of P's Halloween costume; it was a blast to make! And he LOVES it

All I needed was a cheap hooded sweatshirt and some felt

The spikes on the back are slightly bigger than 3" on all sides, the ones on his head are 2.5". I cut two triangles for each spike and sew them together with a simple straight stitch on each side.

To attach the spikes I cut down the seam in the hood and down the middle of the back of the sweater. Then all you have to do is turn the sweater inside out, right sides together, sandwich the spikes between the two layers and sew straight down the hood and back. 

And you're done!

Linking up with Whip it up Wednesday, No Time for Flashcards and Strut Your Stuff on Somewhat Simple

18 comments:

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

Great idea :-) my 3 year old is obsessed with dinosaurs at the moment so I'll try to give this a go, Kelly

emma said...

LOVE it!!

Casa De Luna said...

Very cute! I'm pretty sure I saw your post on Pinterest earlier today. If I were a kid, I would want to wear this all of the time!

Emily said...

YAY, for turning off comment verification! This is a super cute costume. I hope you'll consider linking it up with my {new} Whip it up Wednesday handmade party!

Best,
Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

Jamie said...

:) Looks awesome

Kira said...

Thanks for this! I have to make a lizard and a shark costume, and this will help me with both. Perfect.

ohkeeka said...

Squee! This is the cutest thing I've seen all day! I love it. :)

Allison said...

I actually saw this on Pinterest and followed it to your blog to get the directions! I love it and made it for my son's 4th birthday! He's obsessed with dinos and was so happy! Thanks!

Zaira said...

awww yay Allison, that's so cute! I'm glad he loved it as much as my little guy does!

Kira, love that you're using it as a guide to create other animals!

monica. said...

I love this! Found and repinned on pintrest! I hope to do this to a beanie. Thanks for the cure idea!

Anonymous said...

did you turn the spikes after you stitched them, or leave raw edges exposed? loving this and making it for my nephew :)

thanks! tara

Zaira said...

Tara, the felt I used was pretty thick and of course doesn't fray so I just sewed the triangles together and cut the edges down so the shapes were nice and even iykim?

Natalie said...

I really like this and want to to do this for halloween but I'd like for the hoodie to be reuseable without the spikes later. Do you have any suggestions on how I can do that?

Party Pixie said...

I absolutely love this! Where did you find a solid color hoodie with no logo/design on it?

Zaira said...

Natalie - I'm sorry, I don't know how one would do that besides maybe velcro but then there'd still be velcro on the sweater...

The sweater itself was like $6 from Walmart so not a huge loss...

Party Pixie, they are garanimal brand from Walmart :)

sorry for the late reply, had a baby last week!

Michelle DuPuis said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I whipped this together last night for my son's Halloween costume. It was so easy! Just posted the final result: http://rustsunshine.blogspot.com/2012/10/dinosaur-costume.html

mamaswink said...

How does the felt hold up in the wash???

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