Friday, October 25, 2013

How to Make an Enderdragon Costume

**UPDATE** I've added a tutorial for articulating wings! So after you check out this how-to, click here to check out the new wings!


If you have a school-aged child, chances are they know about a game called Minecraft.

If you have a child that loves Minecraft, chances are they want to be a Minecraft character for Halloween.

If they want to be a Minecraft character for Halloween, chances are you got one of these and called it "done".

If you got one of those and called it "done", chances are you are a lucky, lucky parent....

The big kid got an Enderman head for her birthday, and quickly changed her mind about what she wanted to be for Halloween (remember, back in May, when she decided she wanted to be a Minecraft Skeleton? And how I made a bunch of Minecraft weapons for her costume..?).

She decided that, since she had the Enderman head, she wanted to be an Ender Dragon!

Because, you know, she's like her mom and can't make anything easy....

So here's how to make an Ender Dragon costume from a store-bought Enderman head!

I had to find a box to act as a mouth, and I cut 10 1x2 blocks at 2 1/2". I also got a yard of black fabric, and black, gray, and white paint. The big kid also had a black shirt and pants.

It's really simple. Just paint the mouth and two of the 1x2 blocks black (if you can't find a box the right size for the mouth, you can make a square from poster board - 2/$1 at Dollar Tree and Wal Mart). OH! I chose to make a closed mouth, because having an open mouth on a running child doesn't seem like a good idea to me (it'd flop about and probably come off!). 

Paint the rest of the blocks gray. 

Glue the mouth onto the head and glue the black blocks onto the nose. The grey blocks are glued to the head, the shirt, and if you want to do more... well... you'll see in a sec.

I used the picture of the Enderdragon above as a reference. 

Now, with the yard of fabric you bought, make the wings!

Safety pin those onto the black shirt and glue two of the blocks onto the back of the shirt.

You can call it done there.

But was I...?

No! The big kid wanted a tail! 

So I sewed a tail, using this tutorial.

This actually isn't the first time I've sewn this tail.

The big kid wanted to be the Big Bad Wolf for Kindergarten Fairy Tale Night (you know, where most girls want to be princesses or fairies?). 

Glued some gray blocks onto the tail, and safety pinned it to her pants (it has a belt loop, but the Big Kid doesn't have any belts!). 

And this, m'dears, is how you make an Ender Dragon costume from a store-bought Enderman head. 

If you can't find an Enderman head, here's a tutorial for making one! 

Baby Goats also decided that she's not going to be a Minecraft Zombie, but a Red Angry Bird.

Here's a quickie tute for how I did their Trick-Or-Treat bags.


  • Cheap canvas bag (many different colored ones at Dollar Tree)
  • Sharpie
  • White paint (optional)

What I love about this is that you can use this idea for so many costumes! A red bag with an elmo face, or a pink bag with a crown painted on. It's so easy, I really don't know why I've never done this before!

Have you finished all Halloween costumes yet? I can't believe it's already next week! Are you dressing up?!

DIY Minecraft Weapons

Enderdragon pinata


  1. I'm gonna use this for my costume! Thx!

  2. Thanks so much, just finished my son's ender dragon costume and he is soooo excited! So glad to have found this website.

    1. Outstanding! Is it possible for you to share a photo?

  3. this is going to be so cool for halloween! thank you so much

  4. Hi, Thanks a lot. Just copied ideas from your website and made an Ender dragon costume for my son. For the wings instead of using white paint i used rubber tape used for sealing window gaps for insulation.

    1. This makes me smile. Thank you for stopping by to let me know! Happy Halloween!

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