Introduction to 2 Types of Dinosaur Costume Materials

In hot stage performances and commercial events, eye-catching dinosaur props often steal the show, attracting the attention of onlookers. Among them, there are two types of dinosaur costumes that stand out: one made of silicone material, and the other of lightweight fabric. Both are operated by internal performers for performances. Dinosaurs first gained popularity in Western countries and have since been widely used in parties, stage shows, and street performances, gradually becoming a global trend.

There are two main manufacturing technologies for these props, each with its own characteristics and price differences. Let’s take a look together.

Differences between 2 Types of Dinosaur Costume Materials

The first technology involves creating a framework using stainless steel pipes internally, with an outer skin coated with silicone material. This is the most traditional animatronic dinosaur model production technology. The frame is welded from steel, with several manually operated linkage mechanisms installed on top.

Finally, the shape is sculpted and filled with sponge, and the outer skin is made using silicone. The major drawback of this technology is its weight, approximately 30-35 kilograms, poor internal ventilation, and inconvenience for the internal operator. Especially in summer, performers inside usually need a break for ventilation after around 20 minutes of performance. However, this technology is relatively more affordable.

The second technology also involves an internal stainless steel frame, but the outer skin is made of fabric with dinosaur skin texture. This is a new dinosaur costume manufacturing technology that emerged in recent years. It adds motors and transmission structures to the stainless steel frame for automatic blinking of the eyes.

Similar to the first technology, it is filled with highly elastic sponge for shape sculpting, but the skin is made of fabric instead of silicone. Due to being a newer technology, its features are quite significant. Compared to the first type, it has reduced weight by more than half, better breathability, and more flexible internal operation. Even in summer, internal performers don’t need frequent breaks for ventilation, making it a more relaxed option. This technology is not only a classic prop for event performances and festival celebrations but also finds application in film and television productions.

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