How to make a Teen Wolf costume

Updated April 17, 2017

Anyone growing up in the '80s remembers the wildly popular movie "Teen Wolf," starring Michael J. Fox. To re-create the costume from the film, peek into your closet for some of the items you may already have. For those items you don't have, visit a local thrift shop or browse eBay and get ready for a howlin' good time.

Open one pack of weave hair, which can be found at any hair-care store. Cut a piece of weave. Apply glue to the band of one cut track. Stick the hair onto the long-sleeved arm of your long johns, starting with the shoulders and working down the arms. Do the same for the legs, but start at mid-thigh, where the yellow jersey shorts will end. The hair should hang loosely. Do this until the long johns are completely covered with hair.

Use scissors and black felt to cut the letters for Teen Wolf's team, "The Beavers." Glue the letters to the front of the yellow jersey. Cut out the number 42 (Teen Wolf's number) and glue it to the back of the jersey. If you want to get intricate with the costume, cut long, black felt stripes to glue down the sides of the jersey and shorts. You can purchase an inexpensive jersey set online or at a local costume shop.

Slip on the now-hair-covered long johns. Put on the yellow jersey top and shorts over the long johns.

Put on the werewolf mask. Slip the headband onto the werewolf mask.


For more accurate letters and numbers, use stencils to trace before cutting. For an even sportier look, add wrist bands and slip on a pair of tube socks and sneakers. If you prefer not to use a mask, glue some of the leftover hair to the face. Be sure to use glue that is skin-friendly.


Before putting on the costume, inspect the long johns to make sure it is completely covered in hair and that the glue is completely dry.

Things You'll Need

  • 5 packs of brown weave hair
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • White or black long-sleeved long johns
  • Yellow jersey and shorts
  • Black felt
  • Wolf mask
  • Headband
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Laurel Handfield has authored numerous fiction and nonfiction articles for "Guide" and "Bumples" magazine. Although she has been writing for years, her career officially began in 2003 with the release of her first novel, "My Diet Starts Tomorrow." She graduated from Cheyney University with a bachelor's degree in marketing. It was there she became serious about writing.