My oldest, Aidan, decided he wanted to be Drago for Halloween. Oh no, not any old store-bought costume (there's only one that I found and it did not have a tail), but knowing his parents' love of the theatrical, he wanted us to make him a Drago costume.
My husband and I are old hands at this costume thing - one year for our friends' party, we went as the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood:
I sewed his nightgown and cap, my cape, and he did everything else, the makeup, the headpiece, etc. He looked awesome.
So we dove in to making a Drago costume for our boy.
I sewed the wings, including channels for dowels to go in so when he extends his wings they stand out, and a hood like the mail armor hoods they wore under their helmets. My husband did everything else. The breastplate, the required tail, the headpiece. Check out the eyes!
My husband shaped the eyeballs out of polymer clay, painted and baked them. Then he added the browbone, covered in matching fabric.
Aidan's parade was this morning, it was so cute to see him out with all his classmates and teachers. Now we're looking forward to Sunday for trick-or-treating!
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