How to Make Claws for Wolverines

Written by helen jain
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Wolverine is a character from the comic "X-Men" that has retractable metal claws. When making a Wolverine costume, the claws are vital. While it is possible to make metal claws, it is also dangerous. Using materials like cardboard can create the look for Wolverine claws without having the potential dangers of metal claws.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard
  • Silver paint
  • Glue (optional)
  • Tape (optional)

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    Trace the shape of the claws on the cardboard with a pencil. Wolverine has three claws that come out at the knuckles of the hands, so trace six claws onto the cardboard to have three for each hand. The shape looks similar to a slightly curved knife. The length is about three times the size of the palm or back of the hand.

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    Cut out the claws. Use scissors and cut around the claws. Start slightly out of the lines and slowly trim to the lines to prevent accidentally cutting unevenly.

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    Paint the cardboard silver. Wolverine costumes must look like the claws are made of metal. In the comic, the bone claws are covered with a metal substance.

  4. 4

    Attach the claws to hands as preferred. There are a few options for attaching the claws. Glue the cardboard claws to a pair of gloves so that the claws are between the knuckles or tape or glue it directly to the hands.

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