This submission will describe how I made my 12-year old son a worgen hunter / ranger costume for Halloween. He loves World of Warcraft and his main character is a worgen hunter. (Worgens are a werewolf-like species.)
This project consists of the following main parts (see figure A):
Part 1: Torso
Part 2: Legs
Part 3: Feet
Part 4: Arms
Part 5: Paws (Hands)
Part 6: Head
Part 7: Tabard
- Long-sleeve underarmour shirt
- Upholstery foam (“soft”)
- 2-Tone Light Brown Long Pile Craft Fur
- velcro (a roll or piece that is about 1.5 inches wide)
- Glue sticks for the hot glue gun
- Contact cement
- armature wire
- needle and thread
- Craft bear claws (pack of six at Hobby Lobby for about $3)
- Hot glue gun
For my overall plan for the body, I was very much positively influenced by missmonster's Werewolf costume instructable here (http://www.instructables.com/id/realistic-werewolf-costume/). However, I did deviate from missmonster’s instructable in two main ways: (1) I made the paws and arms as separate pieces versus one long piece and (2) I made the legs separate from the torso instead of one big piece. See figure B.
The fur I chose was 2-Tone Light Brown Long Pile Craft Fur (see figure L) purchased at Hobby Lobby.For a great weapon for this worgen, see my Warcraft Combat Hunting Rifle with Revolver-Style Ammo Drum instructable at http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Warcraf...
Influences on the design of the worgen body include:
- My son’s World of Warcraft character, Warko, a worgen hunter (figure C).
- An illustration of a worgen holding a rifle by Garekh (retrieved from his post at www.mmo-champion.com in October 2011; see figures D and E).
- The “right” color for wolf-like fur – see figure G.
- References on the look of “raised hackles” for giving the costume an aggressive look – see figures H, I and J.
Additionally, I think a good alternative to making your own worgen body would be to buy a werewolf costume – see the Alternative Methods section at the end of this instructable.