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I crafted a decorative Cardboard Scale Bust Collar as an component of a fantasy dragon-themed costume. I was genuinely pleased with the outcome, considering how easy it was to assemble. One aspect that truly fascinates me is the fluid movement of the scales, which gives the impression of the costume being made of material rather than a rigid piece of cardboard.

Cardboard scaled vest collar

The cardboard costume is not stiff and straight but drapes and moves like material, due to the fact the cardboard scales are attached to a piece of paper which is still free to move.

Cardboard costume dragon scaled collar

The cardboard vest is really elegant and detailed that would look amazing with any dragon costume or feathered creature ensemble. Its captivating design has the ability to add a touch of enchantment and make your costume truly extraordinary.

DIY Scaled Collar

I made the collar to open in the front but actually think the scales look better covering the front or the bust however it can be worn both ways

Scaled vest for a dragon or feathered costumes
Shredded Paper DIY Vest

What's super awesome about this method is that it could be used to make a feather collar, a shredded Kraft paper, or even autumn leaves version. I love little shoulder peices, but you can probably guess that from my profile pics on social media were I wear a Kraft paper version of this collar.

Check out the video below to see how you can create your own paper template for the collar and download the FREE pdf of the scales I used to create the decorative dragon scale collar below:

Dragon Scales
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Watch this short video as I walk you through how I created this fantasy Cardboard Scale Bust Collar. No one will believe that your Halloween or Carnival costume is made out of cardboard with this cardboard costume collar.

by Zygote Brown Designs


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