So not exactly sure which area to put this under. I am putting together my yearly costume for horse and I for the fall costume classes at shows AND the fall parade. In years past we have been a hawiian theme, and a chicken and nest. Its kinda a big deal to me as we have won a trophy each year at the parade. We won best costume with the Hawiian theme :Judges REALLY liked our coconut bra! We won most unusual with the chicken and egg I was a chicken and she being white I made the egg. This year We are going as Wilma and Dino from the FLintstones. I got my dress last year for .50 at a yard sale. SHE is going to be my purple dinosaur. SHe's grey (really grey and white pintabian), and SHE doesn't care WHAT I do with her!!! So I COULD paint her purple BUT the parade is the first week of November. So rinsing her off WILL be a problem. So I thought purple sleazy hood and sheet, adn MAYBE tailbag. SO here is where I am stuck... HOW am I going to do the big pointy tail? I am stuck there , and I need the stand up plates ir fins along her neck and down her back. I thought of using heavy cardboard, and I won;t need to paint them as they are supposed to be brown. SO how is the best way to attach them to the silky material and how to make her pointy tail? Thanks for any help and sorry ig this in in wrong area.