Check out how I created this cute baby dragon costume and grab the free pattern for the wings and spikes!
Today I’m excited to share with you the cute little baby dragon costume I made for my daughter for Halloween this past October! My son went as a knight in shining armor so this dragon costume was a perfect match! I created it in fleece since our Octobers can be pretty chilly. Fleece is also so comfy and easy to sew with making it a great option for Halloween costumes.
I don’t have the pattern for the entire costume to share but I have attached the pattern I made for the wings and spikes! For the hat I used an awesome pattern by Stitched by Crystal. Below you can see how I created my pattern for the bodysuit, but you could buy something similar or purchase a pattern to follow. This McCall’s Pattern for an infant jumpsuit could work or something similar.
Making this costume was so much fun! The pink and purple fabrics look so sweet together for a little dragon. I found a sheer pink fabric with sequins that was perfect for adding a little sparkle to the wings and spikes. The sequin fabric was cleaner to work with than other glitter options I saw at Joann Fabrics. This fabric didn’t shed anything when you touched it!
The Dragon Bodysuit
I created the pattern for the bodysuit by using a pair of my daughter’s pajamas. I traced each piece with a tracing wheel and then “trued” the pattern pieces, making sure they would all fit together correctly. Instead of making your own pattern as I did, you could find a pattern at Joann Fabrics or buy a pair of pajamas already made!
The Dragon Hat
For the hat, I used a tutorial by Stitched by Crystal for a dino hat. I love making separate hats for Halloween costumes since they can be used after the holiday and worn throughout winter. My son wore a lion hat from a lion costume I made for months after Halloween; it was his favorite hat! The pattern by Stitched by Crystal worked out really well! I added the sparkly sequin layer to all of my spikes and I extended the ear flaps so they could velcro under the chin.
The Wings and Spikes
The back spikes and wings were made from the same fabric as the spikes on the hat. I used a pink fleece covered in the sparkly pink fabric. I decided to make the wings and spikes detachable so my daughter could go into her carseat and carrier without having to take off her costume. It was a bit of extra work adding the Velcro, but it worked out really well! Making the spikes removable also allowed for the bodysuit to open in the back. Alternatively, you could have the bodysuit open in the front and sew the spikes to the back.
To get the spikes to stand up straight, I first made five spikes. Then I hand-sewed them to a strip of pink fleece with Velcro already sewn to the bottom of it. I scrunched the spikes to fit the strip which helped them stand up. I didn’t use any stuffing, but you could!
The wings were also made so they could detach. I drew the wing shape I wanted on a piece of paper and then cut the pink fleece and sparkle fabric. I sewed the layers of fabric together leaving the short edge open so I could flip the wings out covering all of my raw edges. After top stitching veins to the wings, I closed up the wings and added Velcro to the back of them.
Below is a picture of the Velcro on the bodysuit where the wings and spikes attach. I stitching the cute little dragon tail on. It is made from the pink fleece.
I really enjoyed making her dragon costume! I’ll be sharing my son’s Knight in Shining Armor costume at some point – here is a sneak peek at the helmet and tabbard!
Download Baby Dragon Costume Pattern Spikes and Wings.pdf
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I have not personally used the patterns below but they look like a very similar option to the pattern I created.