Top 10 Dinosaur Costume Ideas

Top 10 Dinosaur Costume Ideas

Posted by Sabrina Marie Balliana on 2021 Jul 12th

Top 10 Fictional Dinosaur Costume Idea from Pop Culture

Starting from a young age, many of us have a fascination with prehistoric dinosaurs, and it is easy for us to imagine what it would be like if they still lived among us. Would we have some of them as pets? Or simple appreciate them from afar like other exotic animals in the wilderness? Over the years, several directors and producers tapped into that fascination and produced many impressive films or television series starring or featuring dinosaur characters. The first-ever animated film to feature dinosaurs was created by cartoonist Windsor McCay in 1914. Gertie the Dinosaur was created as a friendly childlike pet with character and personality This set the precedence for other writers to include prehistoric creatures in modern film. 

Are you as interested in dinosaurs as we are? Explore our list down below and get inspired to dress as a famous dinosaur character from some of our favourite films and television series!

1. Jurassic Park

Family Dressed in Jurassic Park Costume


It comes as no surprise that the 43-time award-winning 1993 movie is first in our favourites. The first of this classic trilogy presents over 18 species of animatronic dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. What was supposed to be a fun theme park filled with clones of prehistoric dinosaurs becomes a nightmare when the security systems breaks down and one of the employees tries to steal embryos. Go as the iconic characters from Jurassic Park and bring the fun (but not the fear!) this year!

2. The Flintstones

Kandashian-West Family as Flinstones for Halloween


Originally aired in 1960, many of us fondly remember The Flintstones early morning cartoons during our childhood. Following a family in the Stone Age, the Flintstone family pet is a lovable purple dinosaur (not to be confused with Barney!) named Dino. This dinosaur, and subsequently the entire Flintstone clan, is a great costume option for the whole family or any other group, just like the Kardashian-West clan pictured above on Halloween! 

3. Reptar from Rugrats

Reptar from Rugrats and Cynthia Costume

Via @missmarsden_art on Instagram

Remember Reptar from Rugrats, the cartoon that first aired in 1990? Take a creative spin on the dinosaur costume trend and go as this fictional character from the Rugrats universe! Keep your eyes peeled for more Reptar costumes on the horizon, as the Rugrats television series reboot is sure to bring a new wave of popularity to the franchise!

4. Jurassic World

Family dressed as characters from Jurassic World


Set 22 years after the events of the first Jurassic Park, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as they navigate the catastrophe that follows when a dinosaur escapes an enclosure at the successful Jurassic World theme park. Not only did this film have 3D screenings, but it also is the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise and features many exciting action scenes! Bring the fun and choose any of the characters or dinosaurs to dress as!

5. The Land Before Time

Land Before Time style dinosaur Costumes

Via @andrea_k_hair on Instagram

On a much lighter note, The Land Before Time is an adorable children's film that features orphan Littlefoot the Apatosaurus, Cera the Triceratops, Petrie the Pteranodon and Ducky the Saurolophus as they seek the Great Valley oasis during a drought. They experience the perils of life and the power of friendship, making this film one of our favourite children's dinosaur films! Join Littlefoot's clan and dress as any of these characters, and you'll be sure to fill your friends with nostalgia!

 6. The Good Dinosaur

Family costume of the Good Dinosaur

Aptly named The Good Dinosaur, this Disney-Pixar film explores a much softer side to dinosaurs, exploring what it might be like if the giant creatures survived and co-existed with humans. Don a bright green and yellow dinosaur costume and go as Arlo, the timid protagonist of this popular film, that grossed 332.2 million in the box office upon its release!

7. Godzilla vs Kong

Inflatable Costumes for Godzilla vs Kong

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After the release of Godzilla vs Kong, we're sure everyone is going to want to dress up as these two iconic characters together! Grab a friend, partner or family member, and all it takes to portray these emblematic characters are these amazing inflatable gorilla and dinosaur suits pictured above! Just try not to destroy any cities while you're out there!

8. Barney and Friends

Barney and friends costumes


Many of us recognize this dinosaur trio from our childhood! Barney, our favourite purple T-Rex, his friend Baby Bop, a green triceratops, and BJ, a yellow protoceratops, are great choices for a family-friendly dinosaur costume! Did you know Barney and Friends aired for 18 years and throughout many countries such as Canada, France, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, Malaysia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and many more?

9. Ice-Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Inflatable T-Rex Costumes for Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs Costume


The first 3D movie of its series produced by the 20th-century fox, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is also the highest-grossing Ice Age films of the franchise. Set one year after the events second film, Sid wishes for a family and stumbles upon eggs in an icy cave. Much to everyone's surprise, these eggs end up hatching into tyrannosaurus rex babies! Get yourself one of these super popular inflatable T-Rex costumes and go as one of the dinosaurs from Ice Age with the whole family!

10. Yoshi

Child Dressed as Yoshi

Via @ivettehuva on Instagram

A lot of us might forget, but Yoshi is actually a dinosaur! Debuting in Super Mario World in 1990, Yoshi is a fan favourite of the Super Mario and Nintendo franchise. Nintendo wanted Yoshi, or another dinosaur character, to be a part of the franchise much before his debut, but the limitations of the consoles' graphics prohibited that. Yoshi debuted on Super NES and was so popular that he appeared in the following games, and is considered one of the main characters of the franchise today. 

After seeing the events unfold in the Jurassic Park franchise, it's safe to say the world is better off without dinosaurs cohabitation with us! That doesn't mean you can't still pretend for a day and join the universe of your favourite prehistoric character. Browse our dinosaur-themed costumes down below and tag us on social media if you choose to partake in the prehistoric fun!

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