What do you if you have a little guy who loves dinosaurs and was born on Halloween? You pick Jurassic Park costumes as your family Halloween theme of course!
My brother, sister-in-law and nephew have actually dressed in Jurassic Park costumes for two years in a row now. It’s super cute and more importantly easy if you have a child that loves dinosaurs a lot.
Jurassic Park Dinosaur
Obviously you need at least one dinosaur and with the popularity of inflatable dinosaur costumes nowadays it’s pretty easy to make it happen. We actually found this inflatable dino costume on clearance at Target one year after Halloween, so it was budget friendly for them. Inflatable costumes tend to be pricey though, so you might try and borrow one from a friend or buy one used on Facebook marketplace if cost is a concern.
If you child wants to dress up as dinosaur and is scared of or too small for the inflatable costumes, try one of these simple kid dino ideas: dino dress up or dress them all in green add these dino accessories.
Jurassic Park Super Fan
My nephew dressed as a Jurassic Park super fan. Basically, the tourist that was super excited to go to Jurassic Park and buy all the merchandise and souvenirs. If your child loves dinosaurs they may already own all of the costume pieces like my nephew.
InGen Scientist Costume
The InGen Scientist was the most DIY costume in this theme but it’s fairly easy to pull together. A white lab coat and a few accessories are all you need.
My sister-in-law opted to DIY a lab coat instead of buying one. She found a long sleeve white medical scrub at a second hand store and modified it a little bit with her sewing machine.
The most important fix was to cut up the middle of the jacket and fold in the sides to create a jacket look. She skipped out on adding buttons, but it’s definitely an option if you want to include them.
So the next bit is more for a talented seamstress. It’s a bit greek to me because I am limited to simple hand stitches when duct tape, a glue gun or Heat N Bond won’t work. If it doesn’t make sense to you, or you don’t have a sewing machine, borrowing or buying a lab coat might make more sense.
Medical scrubs are made to be a bit boxy. The first alteration of opening up the scrub and creating the “jacket” made the sleeves look just a bit too loose. She took a little bit in through the armpit and the rest of the body. She eyeballed it and used the thumb pinch method to make this quick alternation. It wasn’t perfect but it did help create a better fitting lab coat.
Beyond the lab coat, the key accessories are an official InGen name badge and safety glasses. You can create a quick badge using a graphics program if you have the time and talent. Then just stick it in a lanyard. Or check out these badge options on Etsy.
Other Jurassic Park Costume Ideas
There are some additional Jurassic Park characters you could dress up as using regular clothes. Add a hat or cargo vest and you are ready to go. Plus there are a few significant characters from Jurassic World to consider as well.
- Dr. Ellie Sattler
- Dr. Alan Grant
- Dr. Henry Wu
- Dr. Ian Malcolm
- Dr. John Hammond
- Owen Grady
- Claire Dearing