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DIY CARDBOARD DRAGON WINGS COSTUME

Dragons have long captured the imagination of humans, embodying both power and majesty. Their most iconic feature, the wings, symbolize their ability to soar through the skies. If you've ever dreamt of donning a dragon wings and embarking on your own mythical adventures, this dragon wings costume pattern is for you!

Cardboard dragon wings costume with cardboard scales and articulating wing joints

From the enchanting pages of beloved books like "Wings of Fire" to the small screen with "How to Train Your Dragon," these mythical beings have left an indelible mark on us. Therefore, the ability to make the wings of these dragon costumes movable was of utmost importance. By simply pulling on the cords of the costume, everyone will be able to unfurl the wings and unleash their inner dragons, embarking on extraordinary adventures.

Retracted Dragon wings costume made from cardboard and paper

The dragon wings are made from cardboard and paper, which is a fantastic way to tap into your creativity while contributing to a sustainable future, by repurposing items that would otherwise be discarded.

Dragon Costume

If you're eager to discover more dragon costume ideas like the dragon mask feature in the above photo, you'll find all the details right here.


It's a fun and easy DIY project that can be enjoyed by all the family. With this downloadable template pattern, illustrated instructions and walk through video. You'll be creating your very own mythical dragon adventures in no time.

Cardboard and paper dragon wings costumes in two sizes

What you need:

~ Single walled cardboard

(The best cardboard for this build needs to be firm and stiff, 2-3 mm think cardboard that is not flimsy - remember thick cardboard doesnt mean it is firmer alot of the thinner cardboards are more strudy)

~ Hot Glue and Glue gun

~ Glue stick

~ Masking Tape

~ Hole puncher

~ 2 Ribbon/Heading Tape/Strapping at least 1-1.5 meter long.

~ Paper Straw (For Adult Wings)

~ Printer and paper

~ Stick Tac (Blue Tac)

~ Craft Blade and scissors

~ String or thick thread

~ 2 sheets of paper at least 60cmx100cm

(We use craft wrapping paper)

~ 2 Paper Split pins at least 3cm long


Click here is get the pattern for your dragon costume.





See how by using the pattern, cardboard and paper can be used to create this dragon costume where the wings opens and close on demand.


by Zygote Brown Designs

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