How to Make a Wolf Mask

By Daniel Ketchum

It isn’t necessary to head out to the costume store to find a wolf mask if you have some free time and enjoy being creative. Whether you’re creating a wolf mask for Halloween, or your little one has won the role of the Big Bad Wolf in his school’s production of Little Red Riding Hood, there are a number of creative ways you can make a wolf mask. Here are a few ideas that can help you as you begin designing a wolf mask.

Design your own wolf mask using a program like Photoshop. You can draw a terrific mask using the pen or pencil tool. If you have the Eyecandy Fur Filter plugin (made by Alien Skin Software), you can add one of many types of fur to your mask. Add other elements as you like and then print it in the size that you need. Remember to set the proper dimensions that you want when you first open a new document. When you’re done, save your work in a high-resolution JPG format.

Alternatively, find a mask design online that you like. You can print the mask you select from an online gallery and then cut it out. Glue it on to a thicker material, such as a poster board. Add a nose and fake fur with glue. Punch holes in the sides of the mask and attach a string to go around the head and ears.

Another way to create a wolf mask is to use fabric. If you can sew just a little, you can create a pattern for a mask then cut it out and hem the edges. Sew on ears and a nose. You can buy fake noses, fur and other related accessories at many crafts and novelty stores.

Buy a plastic mask, even of something else entirely, and use it as a foundation to make your wolf mask. You can glue on ears, fur and a nose. Alter the mask as much as you like to achieve a final product that fits your particular vision for what you want. This is also a fun actively for children to get involved in, as it allows them to get really creative and have fun.

About the Author

Daniel Ketchum holds a Bachelor of Arts from East Carolina University where he also attended graduate school. Later, he taught history and humanities. Ketchum is experienced in 2D and 3D graphic programs, including Photoshop, Poser and Hexagon and primarily writes on these topics. He is a contributor to sites like Renderosity and Animotions.