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Step 2: The Hair and Face

I bought a long brownish wig from eBay for about $20 (includes shipping).

The wig was actually too long, but I planned that on purpose because I had planned on cutting off some of the length to make the facial hair with.

After trimming the wig to the appropriate length. I used liquid latex (you can find it at most costume supply shops or online) to attach the hair to the latex appliance. I used liquid latex to prevent any damage to the mask from regular glues.

I started on the chin piece first and then worked my way to the cheek areas. The wig I purchased did not come low enough on my forehead to match the screen shot of Teen Wolf I was using as my reference, so I attached more hair to the brow area of the mask.

I also decided to paint the mask a more realistic flesh color that matched my own, so I would not have to use so much grease makeup when I put it on. (Side Note: If you do buy make up for a latex mask, make sure it is made for latex. Oil based makeups and paints will deteriorate the mask much like petroleum will mess up a condom. Look for Rubber Mask Grease.)

I used PAX paint to paint the mask. PAX is a 50/50 mixture of acrylic based paint (Usually Liquitex brand) and Pros-Aide Adhesive (Found online or in a costume shop).

One word of caution. When painting an entire latex mask with PAX, avoid painting around the edges. Leave yourself at least about a quarter to half inch. the latex will soak up the PAX paint a little and will cause it to shink a bit and then you won't have the nice thin latex edges for better blending to your face. I forgot this when I painted and had to work around it when I attached it to my face.

I painted the mask after glueing the hair on so that I could try and hide the hair lines a little with the paint. It didn't work as well as I had hoped, so I took some light and dark brown crepe wool hair (eBay) and glued it along the hair lines with sprit gum to further camoflauge the previous hair work.

In the picture below from left to right is the various stages of prepping the crepe hair. It starts out as a briad when you first buy it. I then unraveled it and put it under an iron set to a steam setting to straighten it out. Tehn I cut it to length and pulled it apart to look more like hair. I did this with both the light and dark brown hair and then mixed them together to match the hair on the wig.

The last thing I did was paint the latex ear pieces.

It turned out pretty good.
where can i find the mask?
Doesn't look like the one used is still available, it was a Beauty and the Beast style mask (like the old TV show with Linda Hamilton, I think), but check out the site, http://www.screamteam.com/products.php, maybe they have something similar.
I have never worked with Liquid Latex, about how much did you need to complete the mask? Also how long did it take you to complete the mask?
It didn't take much since I was basically just using it to glue the hair in. I think I bought a 5 ounce bottle and didn't use it all.<br><br>If I remember correctly, it only took me a night or two to glue the hair, since I waited for each layer to dry before I added the next.
I'm not one to comment often, but this is seriously awesome, if there was an award for being awesome, you would get it.<br />
Thanks.&nbsp; I think it was one of my better costumes.<br />
Auuuuuuu! Very cool ^^<br />
sorta looks like the cave men in the gieco comercial, hehe
Can you please help me out and point me in the right direction for the right wig to purchase and how to attach it to my head? Thanks, Ted
sorry, I got it off of eBay a long time ago. I don't remember who I purchased it from. It was just a long straight brown woman's wig. I just cut some of the length off the back and used it for the facial hair. The wig should fit most head sizes. You can just slip it over you existing hair as long as it's not too long.
Is there an email can contact you at? I would like some help on some of the other parts and your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Again, Ted Gruber gruberted@gmail.com
Great costume. I sent you a PM. What kind of wig did you buy exactly? Thanks, Ted
i was wondering if you had any pics of the back?i want to know how far the hair goes and if you used two wigs as well
Sorry no pics of the back. The hair go a little bit beyond my shoulders. Maybe a couple of inches. I used one long wig. I cut some length of of it and used the excess hair for the facial hair.
I have been wanting to do this Costume for a few years now! Awesome )
Hi mate, Im really wanting to do this costume for my stag night. I have ordered the basket ball kit and been on the scream website only problem they are out of stock on the Beast masks :( I also wanted advice on how to attach wig hair to my body namely arms/ legs is it possible do I use that liquid latex on the website. Also any ideas for claws or nails? Many thanks in advance.
Brilliant work can you tell me where you got your wolf ears from?
Hmmm...I having a hard time remembering, but I think I bought them at a local party supply store (Party Pig in Austin, TX). They are just latex pointy ear tips, not the whole ear. You just glue them to your ears with spirit gum.
what kind of mask is that?
<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.screamteam.com/newpage/thebeast.htm">http://www.screamteam.com/newpage/thebeast.htm</a><br/>
nice, i was looking for it, but for some reason i couldnt find it on the site great job with everything
you should have a picture of J. Fox as comparison.
yeah!
Haha. Classic.
awesome awesome awesome!!! You ever think of selling it, let me know.
Yes, very well done. The Walkman finishes it nicely. Did you ride to work on the top of an ol cube van??
Thanks. I wish I had a panel van. I have a four door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and I totally wanted to put a mannequin dressed up like teen wolf and doing a hand stand on it's head on the roof of my jeep and but Wolf Mobile on the sides and drive it to work...but, I didn't get to it.
as a kid my fav part was when he went to the liquor store and demanded a keg of beer in his wolf voice. i thought someday when i'm older I too can go into a liquor store...and maybe buy something. i also thought i would be ferris bueller in hi school, but that never happened either
would you be willing to sell your costume? I've pm'd you. Thanks, Jerry
Wow, that's really cool. Great instructable. Too bad I don't have patience like yours.

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