The Good Dinosaur Costume + Free Printables

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You can make this super fun The Good Dinosaur Costume and print free printable coloring sheets from the movie with Arlo Spot and more characters you love!

This is a fun, quick and super affordable dinosaur costume for Halloween or just to dress up for kids. It is inspired by the new Disney movie coming out called The Good Dinosaur. I saw a clip of it at the D23Expo and shed a few tears. It is an adorable movie that I know my daughter is going to love!

The Good Dinosaur Costume

Tools & Supplies 

Dinosaur Tutorial

How to Make The Good Dinosaur Costume

Step 1: Cut both sleeves off and cut both cuffs off. Then using one of the sleeves, cut a diagonal line. The sleeves are going to be the dinosaur tail.

Dinosaur DIY

Sweatshirt DIY Step 2: Take the diagonal piece and glue it closed. Leave the top open for the stuffing. This is the bottom of the tail.


Step 3: Glue the top of the tail to the bottom of the tail. From the picture below the piece on the left is the top of the tail, the piece on the right is the bottom of the tail.

How to Make a Tail

DIY Tail

Step 4: While the tail is drying, begin making the spikes. Glue two pieces of felt together making different size triangle shapes. Smaller pieces for the top of the head and the bottom of the tail. Larger pieces in the middle. Don’t glue all the way down the bottom, leave a little space at the bottom as in the picture below.

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Step 5: Open the slit at the bottom of the spike and begin gluing them onto the tail.


Glue Spikes on Tail 

Step 6: Fold the hoodie and lay on its side. Begin gluing the spikes down the back.

Spikes Tutorial

Dinosaur Sweatshirt DIY

Step 7: While the spikes on the hoodie are drying, begin stuffing the tail. When you finish stuffing, glue the top of the tail closed, leaving a little space on top.

Stuffed Tail

Dinosaur Costume

Step 8: Now you are ready to put the two pieces together. Glue the top of the tail to the bottom of the hoodie and let dry.

The Good Dinosaur Costume
Enjoy your little dinosaur!!!

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Good Dinosaur FREE Printables 






To get your kids into the Dinosaur spirit, print out these free printable coloring sheets from The Good Dinosaur here. 

More Kid’s FREE Coloring Sheets

Here are some more Disney Printables to check out and download!

Are you looking for Sight Word Coloring Sheets? Here are some free sight word worksheets for every holiday. 

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5 thoughts on “The Good Dinosaur Costume + Free Printables”

  1. Thanks for sharing! I just made this for my toddler’s Halloween costume. I used a hot glue gun instead of tacky glue and it came out great!


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