This is a perfect guest post for Halloween! Check out Jamie’s dinosaur mask – and be sure to click on the link to see all the progress photos, too.
When my son decided he wanted to be a real dinosaur for Halloween this year, I immediately began searching for a pre-made costume we could buy. When everything I found was too expensive or too cutesy for my little paleontologist, I decided to create his costume from scratch. My mom stepped into seamstress duty to create the body, and I began researching ways to craft a somewhat realistic dinosaur head to go along with it. I found several tutorials that used cardboard and started designing. I had NEVER used paper mache before, but after reading through the Ultimate Paper Mache site, and receiving some personalized advice from Jonni herself, I was inspired to take the plunge, and I’m very happy with the results. Here are some photos of the process.