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How Do I Choose A Dinosaur Costume?

Aug. 15, 2023

Animatronic Dinosaur Ride  

Animatronic Dinosaur Ride

This is a big question for dinosaur enthusiasts who want attractive props associated with dinosaurs. As a experienced dinosaur animatronics manufacturer, we have some suggestions for people who want to purchase dinosaur outfits.


1. Choose the most appropriate costume for your purpose.

Dinosaur costumes are suitable for prank use, events, and Jurassic parties. However, if you want to attract people to your shop, it's best to go for electronic animatronic dinosaurs or animatronic dinosaur busts. In addition, cute dinosaur hand puppets are more appealing to children.


When buying dinosaur figures pay attention to their manoeuvrability, such as how easy the dinosaur costume is to wear and how flexible the dinosaur hand puppets are.  

Animatronic Triceratops Hand Puppet 

Animatronic Triceratops Hand Puppet

2. The manoeuvrability of a dinosaur costume depends on two main factors - weight and mechanical system.

Weight is a fact that is easily overlooked. Often, a single dinosaur show will last more than 20 minutes. Every kilogram of weight is a heavy burden. Buying a heavy dinosaur costume can be physically exhausting at the end of a show, especially if you need to perform outdoors in the summer. A classic dinosaur suit weighs around 20-30 kg (44-66 lbs). Appearance has a big impact on the weight of the suit. A Tyrannosaurus rex suit has a bigger head than a Raptor, doesn't it?


To make it lighter, using new materials for dinosaur costumes is a good option. The latest Velociraptor costumes can weigh up to 18 kg and are suitable for performers who want a relaxed show experience. The mechanical system of the dinosaur puppet has a direct impact on the user's experience. Most of the movements of the dinosaur costume are controlled by a cable pulling mechanism, where the operator performs the movements by pulling a trigger connected to a steel cable.

Animatronic Dinosaur Suit

 Animatronic Dinosaur Suit     

If the mechanical system is not designed properly, you may have to work very hard to pull the trigger. It is not easy to judge a mechanical system. However, choosing a dinosaur kit from an experienced manufacturer is a good way to avoid potential trouble. They must have already solved the problems with the mechanical system in order to be called an experienced manufacturer.


2. Appearance is important.

As important as the good internals are, the externals are directly appealing. With dinosaur costumes, it is important to have a realistic look. Some people may think some realistic dinosaur costumes are real when they see them, especially if it is a hidden leg set.


4. After-sales service

As mechanical figures, dinosaur costumes do not break easily. However, it is not easy to repair for operators without knowledge of mechanical and electronic animation. Apart from choosing a high quality dinosaur costume, you should also pay attention to the after-sales service provided by the manufacturer.


To give our customers a reassuring buying experience, we offer long-life technical guidance and a spare parts service. A good business relationship starts with trusting us. We offer a wide range of customised dinosaur costumes. If you need our help,  welcome to contact us.

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