Halloween Decorations And Costumes For Dinosaur Lovers
How could Halloween be complete without dinosaurs? It’s a holiday all about monsters, and dinosaurs are life’s original monsters. You’re here, which means you love some dinosaurs, so I’m going to drop some ideas for adding some dinosaurs to your Halloween. There’s enough here to go with a solid dinosaur theme, or even just add a touch here and there. As usual, this article contains affiliate links in lieu of ads. Using these links provides a small commission for the site, at no extra cost to you! Now, if you’re ready to get into the Halloween spirit, you’ve come to the right place. It’s time to party like it’s 64,999,999 years ago!
Outdoor Dinosaur Decorations
Dinosaurs aren’t traditionally the first thing you think of when it’s Halloween time, but they do lend themselves to the holiday well. Being monstrous in both size and appearance, as well as leaving behind some really impressive skeletons. If you’re one of those that love to decorate the outside of your home, you have a couple of choices. Dinosaur skeletons with glowing eyes are available at Home Depot and Walmart. The Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton stands at 9 feet tall, and can be had for $300 at Home Depot. If that’s a bit too much, there’s a 6 foot Raptor skeleton for $120 at Walmart. They’re a bit pricey, so take good care of them so you can get many years out of them. If you want to go over the top and don’t mind a little cleanup, you can add some fake blood for about $6 more.
Indoor Dinosaur Decorations
Whether you’re decorating for a party, or just getting into the spooky spirit, there are plenty of ideas for around the house. You can pick up various dinosaur skulls from Amazon for your tables and shelves. There’s a carnivore skull (Not sure if it’s an Allosaurus or what?), a velociraptor type skull, and a triceratops skull. Pay close attention to the sizes, they range from 5 to 9 inches in size, the raptor skull being the largest oddly enough. All of these decorative dinosaur skulls are under $17 shipped.
The banner you see in the header image at the top of this article can be had for just $10 from Amazon! It’s like a Tyrannosaurus-stegosaurus, bloody Halloween mashup. I haven’t been able to find anything else like it, so it’s pretty unique. The neighbors definitely won’t have anything like it.
If you want something a little larger to set on a table by itself, or stand in a corner, I’ve still got you covered. There’s baby Tyrannosaur skeletons hatching from eggs available, just $60 at Home Depot. There’s a 3 foot long generic-dinosaur skeleton for $30 from Walmart. Some of the reviews claim it’s pretty sturdy and stands up to kids well. Stepping up in size is a Triceratops skeleton for $40 from Amazon or Home Depot. The tag calls it a rhino dragon, but don’t be fooled! It also makes some pretty cool sounds.
Adult Dinosaur Costumes
If you’re invited to, or hosting your own, costume party, there is a pretty wide range of dinosaur costumes available for adults. If you don’t want to put on makeup, or worry about a mask, you can go the Jurassic Park route. There’s an iconic character for everyone that should be easy to replicate.
- Alan Grant
- Ellie Sattler
- Claire Dearing
- Owen Grady
- Ray Arnold
- Simon Masrani
- Henry Wu
There are tons of possibilities. This is perfect if you want to go as a group or just do something different. There are various cosplay guides around the internet for all of them. Thrift stores are your friend for this, and usually benefit great charities!
Now if you’re up for a costume, there are lots and lots of options. Amazon has a ton of simple dinosaur masks in adult sizes. They start around $13 and go up to basically as much as you want to spend.
If you haven’t seen the brown, inflatable, goofy looking dinosaur costume in tons of funny pictures, memes, and YouTube videos across the internet, you should probably come out from under your rock. You can get one of those inflatable dinosaur costumes from Amazon starting at $44 and on up. They come in a variety of styles if you want to stand out from the ordinary, including a yellow suit, a green suit, and my personal favorite – a fossil skeleton suit! (see left) You could actually go over the bones with glow in the dark paint if you wanted to stand out at night on Halloween!
There is also get a Godzilla inflatable skeleton version if you’re a follower of the Godzilla-is-a-dinosaur camp. If you’re still not undecided whether he is or not yet, you can check out this article to help inform your decision.
Last, but not least, I have something for the costume underachievers for the world. Amazon has t-shirts with ‘This is my human costume, I’m really a dinosaur’ on them! See the top image again for an example. They come in various different styles and designs, and are available as hoodies too. The ultimate way to dress up, without actually dressing up.
You can also dress your pet up for Halloween! Triceratops, Stegosaurus, or just your average dinosaur, Amazon has them all! You can also check in the kids section of your local stores for accessories. I found a spiked dinosaur head band for my pooch at a dollar store. Every member of the family can participate in a dinosaur Halloween!
Bring Out Your Inner Spookasaurus
Never let anyone tell you dinosaurs don’t belong in Halloween. It’s literally my mission to combine dinosaurs with everyday life, and I had no idea there was even this much stuff. The big skeletons are new, no doubt thanks to the impending Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie. I can’t wait to see what they have next year! If you’re looking for more ways to get into the Halloween spirit, there is lots of dinosaur themed Halloween art on Twitter.
— Blank Pages Indy (@BlankPagesIndy) October 3, 2017
— Count Ricula (@cartoonsbyRic) October 1, 2017
If you create any dinosaur Halloween art, Jurassic Park character cosplay guides, or anyting else dinosaur and Halloween related, please let me know!