Costume :Toby the Dinosaur
Source :People I Know
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos

At the Expo

Work in progress


Taking shape

Support frame - side

Support frame for the head takes place

Toby screengrab


Costume Information

Cost : 10
Time Taken : A weekend

Toby the Dinosaur from webcomic People I Know. Papier-mache head worn with regular clothes. The mouth will be the vision slit, and will have black nylon mesh (probably old tights) fixed inside.

Toby is normally depicted with both eyes on the same side of his head, but I'm taking artistic licence and putting them either side in the transition to 3D.


This is awesome!! Love it

by magigreen on Friday, 15 February, 2013 - 18:44
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Thanks. It was completely worth it for the cartoonist's reaction. He took a pic, and posted it on his blog while we were at his stall.

by PandoraCaitiff on Friday, 15 February, 2013 - 23:23
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a great costume and what a great story with it! i love the sense of humour you have about some of your stuff, its brilliant x

by loramarsden on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 13:19
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Cheers! I'm slowly coming around to wanting to do "fun" characters over "cool" or "sexy" characters.

by PandoraCaitiff on Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 16:38
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i'm all for fun characters. its funny because in terms of my cosplay i do like my 'cool' characters. but my boyfriend HATES that every time we go to a fancy dress party i go as a stupid male character. i've done donald stott from vic reeves big night out, michael palins gumby from monty pythons flying circus! i think he's so pleased i'm finally feeling confidence to cosplay where i feel i can do the cooler characters.

by loramarsden on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 09:42
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I had to Google Donald Stott, because it been so long since Smell Of, but OMG! I can see why your BF was a bit awkward! XD

Did anyone recognise you? Was it hilarious amounts of fun seeing people's reactions?

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 10:19

This is so freaking adorable!

by Tori Yummai on Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 12:07
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So cute! Brilliant work on the headpiece there, it's perfect! :D

by HarryKurt on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 18:44

To-Do List

Papier mache the headHighComplete
Make eyesMediumComplete

Shopping List

PVA glue£5.00Bought
Green paint£6.00Bought
Green mittens£0.00To Buy