If you wish to dress your child up in a dinosaur costume for Halloween or another event, there are several things that you should keep in mind. First, many costume stores will sell you a dinosaur costume. The price is often based off of how realistic the costume looks and the materials it is made out of. A costume that is designed to only last one night will be much cheaper than one that you can keep and have your child wear again at a later date. Before you purchase any dinosaur costume, you should determine whether or not you want them to wear it again.
If you want a good looking dinosaur costume that is reasonably priced and will last, there are several options. First, you can rent a costume. This is sometimes done for plays, as well as for any activity where appearances are very important. This route is not taken as often as your next option, which is purchasing your dinosaur costume online. By using the internet as a medium for selling the costumes, you can tend to get a high quality dinosaur costume for a lower amount than going to a retail store and buying them. As many costume sellers will have a refund policy in regards to costumes, if the costume does not fit, you can often send it back for a replacement in the correct size.
When you are selecting the specific dinosaur costume, you will want to balance the costume between looks and comfort. As these costumes tend to cover most of the body, you want to pick one that will not scare your child. Young children should wear thin masks that will not alarm them. Full body costumes with complete hoods should be reserved for older children who will not be started or alarmed by the somewhat claustrophobic sensation of wearing a dinosaur costume that cover the entire body. For really young children, it is suggested that dinosaur costumes with full masks or hoods be avoided altogether, with the costume leaving their full faces exposed. This is safer for younger children.
If you are dressing your child up in a dinosaur costume for Halloween, you should consider the thickness of the materials used. As Halloween tends to be cold, and children tend to not want to wear their coats so their costumes can be seen, you will want your child as warm as possible. Costumes that allow for layers are often preferred, as the costume itself can serve as a coat to keep your child warm.