Easy DIY Dragon Wings for Costumes

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Learn how to make easy DIY dragon wings for costumes with felt fabric and elastic. This is a great way to make a simple dragon costume!

My son is going to be a dragon for Halloween and has the best roar to go with it. I already had an awesome yardsale dinosaur costume but needed some wings to go with it. I made some simple DIY costume wings that look great and can be used for dragons, bats, etc.

Sometimes I just have to add my own accessories to costumes to make them extra special.

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

Do you love making costumes? Try some of these fun ones!

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

DIY Dragon wings


1. My felt was a 36″x36″ so I folded it from corner to corner to get the widest wings. I drew a straight line for the top and three curves for the bottom.I made sure my points were kind of flat so they would be stronger. The wing tip point is about 2″ tall because I sewed the top edge down.

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

2. Cut out the wings. Cut out two V’s that will end at the point curves. Sew them onto the wings. Fold the top edge down 3/4″ and sew.

30-Minute Wing Tutorial

3. Measure your child’s shoulders (with costume) and cut two pieces of 3/4″ elastic. Sew them into a circle and sew onto the center of the wings.
4. Measure your child’s wrists and cut two pieces of 1/4″ elastic. Sew them into circles and sew onto the wing tips. (I cheated with my wrist pieces because I only had a tiny amount of elastic!)

30-Minute Wing Tutorial
30-Minute Wing Tutorial

That’s it! Wasn’t that so fast!? These can easily be whipped up as a last minute costume or costume addition.


30-Minute Wing Tutorial

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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He's so cute! Great dino costume find Heather– you saved a bundle by DIY-ing! I wanted to let you know that I featured this project on my frugal sewing site Sewistry. Here's the link! http://sewistry.com/2013/10/diy-30-minute-dragon-wing-sewing-tutorial-for-halloween/

I could confuse him for a real dragon! Well done 🙂 I hope he will have loads of fun roaring in his super cool costume 🙂

they are so easy to do. we don't celebrate halloween, at least not like you do in the usa, but I think I will make a little witch costume for my little miss.