Dragon Costume

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Dragon Costume

We can show you how to DIY this dragon costume, but we cannot teach you how to train your dragon.

Tip: the number of scales and spikes depends on the size of the shirt and head piece. You can make the head piece larger or smaller depending on the size of the child’'s head.

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Project Details

  • Level:adult & kid helping
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    To Make the Head:
    Step A: Download and print the project template. Use the spike template to cut as many spikes as needed out of red felt - two pieces for each spike. With fabric glue, glue two pieces together on the side edges, leaving the bottom open. Stuff each spike with the Poly-fil and set aside.
    Step B: Glue the long edges of two pieces of Neon Lime felt together with fabric glue to make a bigger piece, and then repeat with two more pieces.
    Step C: Tape the two head template pieces together to make one solid template, and use it to cut out two head pieces from the glued Neon Lime felt. Pin the two head pieces together, right side to right side, with the spikes in-between them so they will end up on the right side.
    Step D: With two strands of the floss and the sewing needle, sew the edges together with a ½"” seam using a back stitch. Trim the edge of the sewed seam with the pinking shears to prevent fraying. Attach Velcro to the ends of the pieces that go around the neck.
  • 2
    To Make the Body:
    Step A: Cut the back of the shirt up the middle to the collar, but don’t cut the collar. Pin the cut edges together, right side to right side, with the spikes in-between so they will end up on the right side.
    Step B: With two strands of the floss and the sewing needle, sew the edges together with a ½”" seam using a back stitch. Trim the edge of the sewed seam with the pinking shears to prevent fraying.
    Step C: Using the scale template, cut out as many scales as you want from the Red felt. Glue the scales to the front of the shirt as shown with fabric glue. Alternate each row so the points of each scale end up between the bottom two scales. You can trim the top scales to fit around the collar.

Project Details

  • Level:adult & kid helping
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • •Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt Green to Fit, Four 9" x 12" CPE New Image Group Felt Sheets in Neon Lime & 36" x 36" Felt Craft Pack in Red, 32 oz. of Fairfield Processing Poly-Fil Fiber, DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss in a Desired Shade of Green
  • •Sewing Needle, About 50 Dritz Size 17 Dressmaker Pins, Beacon FABRIC-TAC Permanent Adhesive, About a Dozen Velcro Sticky Back Tape 7/8" Squares, Fiskars Sewing Scissors & Pinking Shears & Tape
Download Project Template