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How Do I Make A Realistic Dinosaur Costume?

Aug. 15, 2023

With the spread of dinosaur culture, dinosaur costumes have become a very popular electronic animation prop in the market. Some dinosaur enthusiasts are trying to make dinosaur suits for themselves. However, making dinosaur costumes is not an easy job for people.


Today, the dinosaur costume supplier would like to share how to make a dinosaur costume.


1. Design

We cannot make any electronic animation from our imagination. To make a dinosaur suit, we need to have a draft first. The draft is usually designed by our art designer. Because we make a lot of dinosaur sets, we also have a lot of dinosaur designs.


2. Mechanical frame production

The mechanical skeleton is the skeleton of the realistic dinosaur costume. It keeps the suit strong, durable and flexible. Nowadays, there are professional dinosaur frame manufacturers in Zigong, which only produce dinosaur costume frames. All the mechanics are mounted on a steel frame and only electric devices need to be added.

Animatronic Dinosaur Suit

 Animatronic Dinosaur Suit     

3. Shaping the dinosaur

The body of the dinosaur set is made through this step. Firstly, the workers glue the sponge to the frame and then they will use a sharp knife to carve the sponge. The appearance of the dinosaur is initially shaped after patient cutting. We need to sculpt the dinosaur strictly to the proportions of its body.


4. Creating a muscular texture

Muscle texture has a big impact on the appearance of the dinosaur. To create a realistic texture, our artist will use a large soldering iron to draw on the sponge. We don't know who first came up with this idea, but it does work well. The sponge melts when it hits the hot soldering iron. So making textures is like painting on sand.


5. Skin detailing

Now the artists will replace the iron with a smaller one to make very detailed dinosaur skin.

Animatronic Dinosaur Suit T-rex Costume

 Animatronic Dinosaur Suit T-rex Costume

6. Skin grafting

Gluing the silk to the sponge is the most important step in making the high-strength artificial dinosaur skin. The workers cut the stockings into pieces and attach them to the sponge. They then brush silicone rubber over the top.


A new material dinosaur suit in a different process

Making the dinosaur suit in the new material is another technique used from the skin detailing step. Instead of carving into the sponge, we use a 3D printer to create the skin details on the new material. The workers now simply glue the new skin onto the sponge. The advantages are that it is more realistic, more durable and lighter.


7. Painting

The final step is to not paint any of the materials what we use. Painting also directly affects the appearance of the dinosaur. Moreover, only an experienced artist can do this job perfectly. It takes years of practice to gain the ability to paint on a dinosaur costume.


It always takes a few days to complete the painting. And it takes a week for the paint to dry.


The dinosaur teeth installation will be completed at the same time. There are two types of dinosaur teeth available, one made of plastic, one made of silicone and one soft.


8. Packaging and shipping

The dinosaur costume will be packed after the customer has confirmed all the details. We will then ship it to the buyer.


We always provide high quality dinosaur sets to our customers all over the world.

If you want to get more information about the realistic dinosaur costume, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  

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