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How to Make a Wolf Costume

Updated March 23, 2017

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. Many people become overwhelmed when considering putting a costume together; here's an easy approach to making a wolf outfit.

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 fingernails at a local costume shop or craft store. 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

To achieve a "teen wolf" effect, add a 1980s tape deck and headphones.

Warning

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

Things You'll Need

  • Jacket
  • Fangs
  • Wolf mask
  • Wig
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue
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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.