How to Make a Big Bad Wolf Costume

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A big bad wolf costume is a humorous alternative to the more frightening werewolf. With a fur suit, suspenders, and a cartoonish wolf mask, you will be instantly recognisable as the Disney version of the classic character. Better yet, dress up in grandma's clothes for a more humorous twist on the story. Wear the big bad wolf costume to a Halloween party and everyone will comment on what big eyes you have.

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Things you need

  • Fake fur
  • Jumpsuit
  • Fake nails
  • Spirit gum
  • Wolf mask
  • Fabric adhesive
  • Fake beard
  • Overalls
  • Shawl
  • Sleeping cap
  • Trousers
  • Suspenders
  • Granny glasses

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    Build a generic fur suit. The easiest way to do this is to find a jumpsuit at a thrift store and cover it with shaggy brown fake fur. You can use fabric glue for this. It will last long enough to put your costume together and takes a lot less time than sewing a suit.

  2. 2

    Get some clothes. The classic big bad wolf outfit is either overalls or ratty trousers and suspenders. Brown corduroys work as well. Whatever you get, be sure to get it a few sizes larger than you will normally wear so it can fit over the fur suit.

  3. 3

    Consider dressing up as if you have just eaten Grandma and stolen her clothes. Get a shawl and a sleeping cap to wear over your wolf costume. Add some granny glasses if you wish.

  4. 4

    Make paws. Buy a fake beard at a costume shop and rip it up. Then, use spirit gum to tack it on to the backs of your hands. Finish it up with black fake nails

  5. 5

    Buy a mask. Making a mask is difficult, and you can get a good big bad wolf mask for under £19. There are several websites that can walk you through making a big bad wolf mask as well (see Resources).

  6. 6

    Build feet. Cover some

Tips and warnings

  • A good way to get fake fur is to cut up old stuffed animals.
  • Depending on the mask you use, you may have to glue the granny glasses in place.
  • Although you can get by with using werewolf make-up instead of a big bad wolf mask, it does not have quite the right look. Remember, the big bad wolf is a humorous character, while werewolf make-up is pretty creepy.

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