Thanks for checking out this tutorial! I get a lot of questions about this every year around this time and they are usually the same, so let's clear up a couple things.
-Where to buy fur: http://www.mendels.com/fur2.shtml or google/ebay "faux fur"
-Where to buy foam: Michaels or JoAnn's... or other fabric/crafting store, ask for upholstery foam
-How much fur do I need?: I cannot answer this since everyone is a different size and i can't remember how much i used for the project.
-Can i borrow/have/buy the costume? No, the costume does not exist any more. All that is left is the head and it's not in the best of shape. The rest was used for other projects (keep in mind this is a 4 year old project)
-Will you build me a costume? Sorry, im not available for that. Thats why i made this tutorial! :)
This is just one way to build this sort of costume... there are all sorts of better materials and methods out there! See how you can put your own spin on it or improve it. If you run into a problem, try researching it a bit by poking around online... sometimes that can lead you to a better solution. Basically don't be afraid and just try it out... that is how you are going to learn!
I'm sorry to say that i will not be answering questions about this build due to a very booked work schedule.
Have a great Halloween!
Create your own werewolf costume! Moving jaw, padded body, lots of fur!
I'd like to express how excited Iam to see this posted around the internet. This is my second full crazy costume, the first being an armored demon. I do costuming as a hobby but Iam a full time artist.
Had I known so many people would be looking at this, i would have documented the steps a little better. If you have any questions, feel free to ask via commenting on this site and I'll try to answer them as best i can.
Thank you for checking out my Instructable. I hope it inspires you to make a big mean creature of your own!
Have a great Halloween!
Step 1: start the head!
You will need:
plaster gauze strips
needle and thread
Using plaster strips, make a little half mask. Dont forget to lube your face with some lotion!
When the half mask is done, start adding some foam to protect your noggin. Nothing too thick, you dont want the wolf to have a huge balloon cranium ( or maybe you do, whatever) With the foam added, now make a little elastic bit to hold it on. Sew it into a ring and add a lttle hot glue to the sewn parts to make sure it stays. Add some strips over the foam to make it more solid.