Make Your Own Buddy the T-Rex Costume from PBS's 'Dinosaur Train'

Halloween is around the bend, and the popular costumes—you know, the ones your kid’s been begging you to buy him—are flying off the shelves. But if you’ve got a kid who’s obsessed with PBS’s Dinosaur Train, you’re in luck. Jim Henson’s Creature Shop—the creative team who’s brought you the infamous Muppets—made a do-it-yourself dinosaur costume pattern inspired by Buddy, the young T-Rex and star of PBS’s Dinosaur Train, that's available for download.

PBS has done all the hard work for you, too. The measurements, instructions, and list of materials are included with the pattern. Even if you’ve acquired all your sewing knowledge from Project Runway, you’ll still have no problem making this awesome getup. Or, if the thought of sewing brings you back to the horrors of junior-high home economics, there’s an easy alternative: The kind people at PBS created a no-sew costume option. You can save yourself the $30 store-bought costume and make a look you’re proud of with only a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun!

In one last attempt to prove how easy it is to make, PBS created a short, instructional video for all you visual learners. Watch the video and you’ll be well on your way to turning your grade-schooler into a ferocious T-Rex—sans the hefty price tag.

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