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How to Make a Wolf Costume

By Nicki Howell

Things Needed

  • Jacket
  • Fangs
  • Wolf Mask
  • Wig
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue

Creating a wolf costume can be a lot of fun. You can choose several wolf looks including a teen wolf or a simple big bad wolf costume. But many individuals become overwhelmed when considering putting a costume together. Here’s an easy approach to making a wolf costume.

Locate an inexpensive jacket. If you want to go for a teen wolf approach, you can find an inexpensive jacket on eBay or at your local thrift shop. You can then pick up a letter to place on the jacket at your local craft store. You can also purchase a bottle of Super 77 spray at the craft store to adhere the letter to the jacket.

Purchase a wolf mask. To complete the costume, you can purchase a wolf mask from your local department store or from an online bidding site.

Add hair to the jacket. Adding hair to the armpits of the jacket can achieve a nice effect to your wolf costume. Find a second hand wig that matches your mask and cut the wig into pieces. Take a glue gun, and adhere the latex pieces to the underarms of the jacket.

Locate fake fingernails. You can find black wolf like finger nails at a local costume shop or craft store. Make sure to try the fingernails on in the store to ensure they’re the correct size.

Choose a nice set of fangs. Adding fangs to your costume can provide a dramatic effect. You can find fangs at your local costume store, but make sure to purchase a product that appears comfortable. Look for fangs made of latex instead of hard plastic so they won’t cause you discomfort.

Tip

Add a few finishing touches. To achieve a teen wolf effect, add a 1980’s tape deck and headphones.

Warning

Pay attention to allergies. Some individuals develop rashes from wearing latex masks. Wear your mask around the house to rule out chances of allergy. If you develop redness or swelling discontinue use of the mask.

About the Author

Nicki Howell started her professional writing career in 2002, specializing in areas such as health, fitness and personal finance. She has been published at health care websites, such as HealthTree, and is a ghostwriter for a variety of small health care organizations. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Portland State University.