Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

paper bag dragon costume

This costume is for an adult to make for kids ages 6+.

Step 1

Begin with a paper shopping bag for the body. Cut a slit up the back of the bag for the opening of your costume.

Step 2

Cut an opening in the bottom of the bag for the neck of your costume.

Step 3

Cut arm holes on the sides.
TIP: Try the costume on your child and adjust as needed. If the bag rips a little just use tape to fix. It will be covered with felt.

Step 4

Cut triangles in assorted shapes of green felt for the scales of your dragon.
TIP: The triangles do not need to be perfect or even the same size.

Step 5

Use hot glue to layer the felt triangles, working from the bottom of the bag to the top, until you have covered the front.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 6

Cut pieces of green felt to cover back and top of the costume (at the shoulders). Attach the felt pieces with hot glue.

Step 7

Cut a small paper bag shorter to use as a hat.

Step 8

Glue green felt around the sides and back of the hat and add assorted green felt triangles to the front for scales.
TIP: To keep the hat sitting high on the head comfortably stuff the inside with tissue paper.

Step 9

Glue wiggle eyes to the front of the hat as shown.

Step 10

Accent the costume body and hat with Gold glitter foam and black pom-poms. Cut small triangles from foam; then hot glue the triangles and pom-poms within the scales.

Step 11

Cut larger triangles of Gold adhesive glitter foam and attach them on top of the shoulders and down the back of the costume for spikes.

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    • Color: Apple Green
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