alligator costume


Finished this dragon tail commission last night. It’s got brown anodized aluminum on top with a yellow/gold anodized aluminum underbelly. The commissioner wanted it based on an alligator character, so I could call it a gator tail, but I still think of these as dragon tails.

I added some backwards-turned scales into the pattern to mimic the double row of bumpy armored scales that gators have down their spine. I think it turned out pretty well. It’s a subtle effect from certain angles, but when the light catches it from other directions the inverted scales catch the light really well. 

31 inches long, so slightly shorter than my standard pattern. It weighs in at 2 pounds 10 ounces.

I’m currently not taking more commissions for these until I get through my queue of outstanding orders, but you can still check out my page of information about them if you’d like.


My true form. Multiple children made crying faces, and many more screamed and ran away, or made roaring noises at me. There were shouts of “Crocodile!” “Alligator!” “Dinosaur!” and “Lizard!” It was great.

This is my preferred method of interacting with children (and strangers in general), which really illustrates how my ideal career is “neighborhood witch all the children are scared of.”