This Paw Patrol Ryder costume is a huge hit and sensory friendly for children who don’t love the bulk or feeling of the traditional store bought costume. There is also a list of some Etsy sellers who offer Ryder costumes for sale if you prefer not to make your own.
This year I decided to get my 3 year old a less intense costume as he doesn’t seem to do well with dress up. His favorite show is Paw Patrol so I decided to make him a Ryder (the human) costume… Paw Patrol vest, jeans, spiked hair. I made this in the 5T size.
I’d like to pause and mention something here… If you want to dress up in a store bought costume for Paw Patrol, they have costumes to dress up like the dogs from the show. But not Ryder. And I couldn’t find a dog costume for my dog either (G says Tyson can be Zuma). So of course this means I’m making two costumes. And nobody has done a tutorial that I could find so I mostly winged it.If you’re in a cooler climate or want to use this during the winter, add sleeves. It doesn’t need to just be a costume.
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- Yellow fleece
- White fleece
- Red fleece
- Blue ribbing
- White lining fabric (something light if you think it might be a warm Halloween where you are, or you could use a thicker lining if you’re in a cold area)
- Paw Patrol Patch
I used The Simple Vest pattern from LilyBirdStudio ($6.90 on Etsy). I had to tweak it some so it would work for a Ryder vest. I thought the pattern had excellent instructions with photos which is why I love buying patterns online so much. I cell phone photographed the PDF instructions and then was able to look at my phone to see each step. It was a slow process because it was my first time doing pockets, a vest, and also I’m just not great with zippers. It also needed quite a bit of tweaking to make it a replica Ryder vest so I was trying to carefully think things through.
|Putting on the “patch” I made.|
I used this embroidery design because even though it’s not exactly like the one on Ryder’s vest in the TV show, it makes it more obvious what the costume is. Plus I was having trouble finding something I preferred more. I also used this design to make my son a shirt. I embroidered the design in smallest size onto a piece of white fleece, cut around it, then applied wonder under (double sided) and ironed it on the design, then ironed design on the vest. This worked pretty well.
Update: You’re in luck! They sell a Paw Patrol patch on Amazon now! I’m so excited… this would make things quicker!
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