We have two roaring dinosaurs in our house today! The kids just love their costumes. I think these are going to be nice additions to our dress-up clothes. I'd have to say the pattern (Simplicity 1765A) is great and fits the kids just right. Their feet did get wet a bit, as we did trick-or-treat after it rained, but if it had been a dry street, there wouldn't have been any complaints. Juliana had to carry her tail as she walked so it wouldn't drag. If I made this again for a smaller size, I would somehow try to shrink the tail size.