6 Best Dinosaur Costumes In 2022

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best dinosaur costumes currently available. See my top recommendations for more kids fancy dress costumes.

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Best Dinosaur Costumes For Kids
Best Dinosaur Costumes For Kids

Are you looking for the perfect dinosaur costume for your child?

How We Selected

In this article we pick some of the best outfits for kids.

I’ve opted for costumes which have had excellent buyers feedback and 4-5/5 star ratings.

Let’s get all prehistoric and zap back in time to the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs ruled the earth!

Dinosaurs used to roam the Earth over 66 million years ago but are still ever popular today with girls and boys looking to dress up. Adding to their appeal are names like Tyrannosaurus Rex, (also known as T Rex), which literally translates to “king of the tyrant lizards”. Other famous dinosaurs include the Velociraptor, made famous by the Jurassic Park movie, and also the Triceratops and Stegosaurus.

I’ve written many more more guides on the best kids costumes, see my best buys for Elsa Dresses, Spiderman costumes and Batman costumes.

For the benefits of playing dress-up see the Healthline website.

Amscan Childs T-Rex Hooded Jumpsuit Costume

  • Fantstic dino outfit that includes a jumpsuit with attached shoe covers, detachable tail and hood.
  • Some parents do recommend buying the size up.
  • Size options: 3-4 years, 4-6 years, 6-8 years.
  • Pros: Good quality, covers shoes and head.
  • Cons: Buyers say it comes up quite small in size so opt for a size up.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews for this costume with 65% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

Natural History Museum T-Rex Fancy Dress Costume

  • High quality T-Rex costume is official merchandise from the Natural History Museum.
  • Features a dark green scale embossed jumpsuit with attached head and tail with front zip fastening.
  • Extremely well reviewed by parents that it’s excellent quality, comfortable to wear and the colouring/ fabric is realistic.
  • Size options: 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-5 Years (Height 110cm); 5-7 Years (Height 122cm); 7-9 Years (Height 134cm)
  • Pros: Crafted facial features, embossed scale detailing, soft plush tail and claws.
  • Cons: More expensive than some costumes.
  • Consumer Score: Fantastic reviews for this costume with 86% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

Animal Kids Dinosaur Fancy Dress Costume

  • This dino come dragon outfit is extremely well reviewed by children and parents.
  • It includes a one piece jumpsuit with hood and tail.
  • It’s perfect for any animal production, book day, or themed childrens party.
  • For the Size Options: Small 3-4 years, Medium 5-6 years, Large 7-8 years, X-Large 9-10 years, XX-Large 11-13 years.
  • Pros: Well made, can be used as a dragon or dinosaur costume.
  • Cons: Some buyers mention the costume comes up small for sizing.
  • Consumer Score: Really good reviews for this affordable costume with 71% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Natural History Museum Triceratops Fancy Dress Costume

  • Like the T-Rex costume this one is also an excellent quality Dino costume.
  • It includes a dark blue scale embossed jumpsuit with attached head and tail with front zip fastening.
  • Rave reviews from parents and a real head turner at parties.
  • The biggest issue seems to be trying to get the little ones to take it off!
  • Size options: 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-5 Years (Height 110cm); 5-7 Years (Height 122cm); 7-9 Years (Height 134cm).
  • Pros: Crafted facial features, embossed scale detailing, soft plush tail and claws.
  • Cons: More expensive than some costumes.
  • Consumer Score: Brilliant reviews for this costume with 84% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.
  • Retailers: Amazon and eBay.

Amscan Dinosaur Children’s Costume

  • Well reviewed dinosaur costume includes jump suit and attached hood, with attached tail (velcro) and gloves.
  • Many parents comment on size so it looks to be worth ordering the size up if in between sizes.
  • Size options: 3-4, 4-6, 7-9 years.
  • Pros: Affordable, bright costume.
  • Cons: Comes up small in size, hood is quite large and can hang down over face.
  • Consumer Score: Good reviews for this costume with 61% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Fun Play Dinosaur Costume for Kid

  • Again a dragon stroke dino option but we’ve included this for its value for money and bold, bright colours.
  • It’s a one piece onesie jumpsuit in green and yellow colour with tail and wings.
  • Parents particularly love the hood which is particularly cute.
  • Size options: two sizes, Medium for 3-5 years old (110 CM) and Large suitable to ages 5-7 years old (122 CM)
  • Pros: Good value for money, one piece easy to wear, could be worn as a dragon or dinosaur.
  • Cons: Not as realistic as some costumes.
  • Consumer Score: Great reviews for this costume with 69% of buyers giving it 5 stars out of 5.

Things To Consider When Buying Fancy Dress Costumes

Comfort

Sometimes fancy dress costumes can be made of materials which can be scratchy or uncomfortable. Opt for costumes that look soft and comfortable to wear.

If the costume material is super thin, then think about buying a bigger size so you can layer it over warmer clothes if necessary.

Your child is only going to get fed up quickly if they don’t feel completely comfortable while wearing their costume.

Kids Interests

Choose a costume which your child will be excited to wear. If they are a fan of a particular superhero let them pick their costume as you’ll be sure to get the best use out of it then.

Quality

Choosing a better quality costume, which may happen to be more expensive, may save you money in the long run as the costume can be worn time and time again.

A high quality costume should have a better fit, be made of more durable fabrics and look more authentic.

Price

The price of fancy dress costumes for kids can vary from anything between £14-£40. It’s up to you how much you want to or can afford to spend.

Sometimes you can find a really reasonably priced costume, which is still comfortable and can be worn more than once.

Cheap Dinosaur Costumes For Kids & Today’s Bestsellers

Final Thoughts

My preferred pick is the T-Rex Costume from the Natural History Museum because it’s loved by parents with amazing reviews, it’s comfortable to wear and the colouring/fabric is realistic. It comes in lots of sizes too.

I hope this list of the best dinosaur costumes was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

Last Updated: March 2022

  • Added ‘How We Selected.’
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  • Added link to Healthline website.
  • Added Pros/Cons on all products.
  • Added Consumer Scores.
  • Added ‘Things To Consider’.
  • Added Alternative Retailer.
  • Added Final Thought.
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Get The Best Costumes For Kids!

Jurassic World 2 Hatching T-Rex Costume for Infants (currently unavailable)

  • Includes cute little Jumpsuit and Hood.
  • It’s printed with a reptile print, design, and it has an attached “eggshell” section around the hips. 
  • It also comes with an oversized plush headpiece hood that features facial details.