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How to Make a Werewolf Costume: Part 2

You've followed Part 1 and made the head. Now it's time to create a beastly body.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Shape the paws Cut small blocks of foam and trim the foam with scissors to resemble paw pads and stubby joints. Paint the paw pads with with black tool dip. When dry, hot glue the paw pads to the fingers and palms of a pair of baseball batter's gloves.
  • Step 2: Attach the claws Cut a slit in the foam on top of each finger and hot glue the claws or acrylic nails into them.
  • Step 3: Make a pattern Make a pattern out of the fake fur to fit the back of your hand.
  • TIP: To cut the fake fur, place it fur-side down on a hard surface and use a utility knife.
  • Step 4: Attach the fur Cut out the fur pattern and hot glue it to the back of the gloves, taking care to butt the fur up against the pads. Use the scissors to style the fur.
  • Step 5: Make the arms Make the arms. Measure and cut two pieces of fur to fit your arm pieces. Then, sew up the seams.
  • TIP: Try the suit on with the mask periodically to make sure the proportions are correct.
  • Step 6: Create the feet Trim four blocks into the shape of large werewolf toes. Fit and glue the blocks to the tip of each shoe. Cut a slit and glue a claw or acrylic nail into each toe. Glue strips of fur to the shoes and toes.
  • Step 7: Shape the legs Build the legs. Trim two large foam blocks into a half teardrop to form the thighs, and two small blocks of foam to cover the knees. Trim two more large blocks to form calf muscles that angle out from your ankles to the backs of your knees. Glue the foam blocks to the to the front of the thighs and back of the calves of thermal underwear or tights.
  • TIP: Use an electric knife to cut and shape the foam blocks.
  • Step 8: Cut the clothes Cut and tear the sleeves of an old button-down shirt and the legs of a pair of pants. Cut the torn pants so they fit over the padded knees.
  • Step 9: Finish the legs Cut strips of fur to cover your legs from the bottom of the pant legs to just past the ankles. Attach the fur to the leggings with low-heat glue and let it dry.
  • Step 10: Put it on Assemble the costume. Put on the feet so that the leg fur drapes over the tops of the shoes. Next, put on the arms, then put on the over shirt with the torn sleeves. Have a friend fasten the buttons. Finally, put on the head. And spread some Halloween terror!
  • FACT: Costumes account for more than a billion dollars of total Halloween sales.

You Will Need

  • Enough blocks of craft foam to cover your hands
  • feet
  • and legs
  • Scissors
  • Black tool dip
  • Hot glue
  • Baseball batter's gloves
  • 8 large craft foot claws or acrylic nails
  • Fake fur
  • A utility knife
  • 10 medium-size craft finger claws or acrylic nails
  • A needle and thread
  • A pair of low-top shoes without shoe laces
  • Thermal underwear or tights
  • An old long-sleeve button-down shirt
  • An old pair of jeans or slacks
  • A helper
  • An electric knife (optional)

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