Once we decided that Aurelia was going to be Rainbow Dash for Halloween, it was pretty easy to figure out who Corbin should be. After all, there aren’t that many male My Little Pony characters to pick from.
Hooray for adorable baby dragons!
The original plan was that Corbin would be Spike the dragon and I would be Twilight Sparkle since he would need someone to carry him around. Who would be better for the job than his best friend (and the one who hatched him? 🙂 Of course, by the time I was finished putting the finishing touches on their outfits there was no time left to make a costume for myself. Oh well. But aside from my poor time management skills, I think it all turned out just fine.
I started with simplicity pattern 1753 as the base for his little one piece because it was just easier than tracing out my own hooded mess. Then I color blocked out the front piece to give him a green tummy, sketched up some free form spikes and a tail to add to the center back seam, and stuck some ears on the hood.
Ta Da! One snugly baby dragon ready for Trick-or-Treating!
You could easily turn this pattern into a standard dragon/dinosaur costume just by changing the colors of the fleece. The spikes and tail are pretty much just different sized triangles, so it isn’t too hard to add your own. All you have to do is trace the length of the center back seam onto a piece of paper and make your extra pieces fit the length of the line. Don’t forget about the seam allowance though! Also, if Corbin was a bit older and able to walk I probably would have added some stuffing to the tail and spikes to make them stick out a bit, but since he was riding in a stroller or sling most of the time leaving it flat worked better for now.
And since you all know how much I like playing around with the photo editors…
Here’s an extra special treat for those of you who have watched the show!
Ah Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha…ok I’m done.