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Wolverine Costume with Retractable Claws

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Step 7: Beard and Hair

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Aside from the claws, the most recognizable thing about Wolverine is his hairstyle and mutton chops. In the comics Wolverine's hair and facial hair are often drawn to follow the same lines as his mask, with mutton chops following the sides of his mask and his hair tufting up in "wings" along the sides to follow the lines of his mask's horns. They toned that down in the movies (especially the first one), with Hugh Jackman sporting thick mutton chops and stubble / peach-fuzz for the rest of his beard rather than going for the hard line, and I went for something similar.

His hairstyle was also toned down for the first movie and got progressively more and more styled (see here for where it's gotten to now). For hair, I used serious "hair spike" gel and lots and lots of hairspray while my wife helped brush the sides of my hair into curls with a cylindrical brush. As you can see even then one of the curls didn't hold, but it still worked pretty well. The general cut is apparently called a "duck" cut, and was popular back in the 50s -- check out this page for detailed instructions on how to cut and/or style Wolverine hair.

 
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skipernicus3 years ago
A good way to make you hair stay in an unnatural configuration is to use hairspray coupled with a blow dryer. Go slowly, one section at a time.
you should have made a willy wonka suit... you look more like gene wilder haha
wow you actually look alot like him to begin with

nice work!
jamiespark5 years ago
also some moded vamp teeth would improve it he has curiously sharp teeth
Trekmogui5 years ago
Awesome! Just one thing missing... MAKE A ANGRY FACE! xD
geoper25 years ago
nice and u can add a detail ... the cigar hehe details make the difference ;)
Bug (author)  geoper25 years ago
I thought about that, but decided it would be too much of a pain to carry around. (Besides, they taste nasty :). But you're right, details do make the difference.
eskimojo5 years ago
If you're willing to go the extra mile for an effective look, pomade is the way to go. Murray's(the cheapest:yet very effective) will get you there:WARNING it's nearly impossible to get all pomade out in a single night or even week sometimes. You can get pomades that are water/soap washable but most of them don't hold as well.