Like all five-year-old children (wait, you mean I’m not one anymore?) I possess a strong and strange appreciation for dinosaurs. Though I once dreamed of becoming a paleontologist (and an archaeologist, and all varieties of people who uncover the past), these days I’m quite content that my lot in life is to work inside air-conditioned museums rather than out in the field.
So consider this dinosaur dress a consolation prize for my inner child, the one who so very much wanted to study natural history. I might be an art historian now, but I’m not above a little bit of well-informed dinosaur fangirling. And how better to celebrate youth and prehistoric reptiles than with a day at the playground?
This is another dress by Cowcow, Amazon’s ultimate supplier of quirky dresses for low prices. Like my rocketship dress, it’s made from a kind of glossy synthetic material that is actually perfect for the summer. I was a little put off when I first touched it, but I’ve learned to love it. It swishes around quite nicely and keeps me cool!
In case you’re curious, this is a size large, which is a little big for me in some places–but I didn’t want to take my chances with clingy fabric.
In addition to your standard pop-culture saurian usual suspects–ankylosaurus, triceratops, a steg or two–the design kindly includes Pachycephalosaurus, one of my all-time favorites! I suspect that the pattern might have jumbled species from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous all together, but what can you do? At least they’re not depicting humans alongside dinosaurs: my media pet peeve since I was a kid!
What’s your favorite dinosaur? Did you share my love for these ancient giants during your childhood? (Personally, I tend to favor even older creatures–tiktaalik, anyone?)