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How to Make a Werewolf Costume

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: October 16, 2017
How to Make a Werewolf Costume

When Halloween comes around, there's nothing better than dressing up as a classic and terrifying character. A werewolf is certainly one of the best alternative costumes that you can make at home very simply. If you want to terrorize everyone on Halloween with a great outfit that does not require much effort, in this oneHOWTO we'll show you how to make a werewolf costume at home that's fun and simple.

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Steps to follow:


To make your werewolf costume at home for Halloween you don't need to spend too much. You just have to buy false teeth and half a meter (or one meter maximum) of brown hairy cloth, to help you pretend you're a real animal that's turning into a man.

How to Make a Werewolf Costume - Step 1

For this homemade werewolf costume you just need:

  • A long-sleeved or well-worn shirt or t-shirt, so you can get it dirty and make some holes in it.
  • Old jeans that you can get dirty, even better if they have holes.

Make some holes in the middle of the shirt. Cover them inside with furry fabric patches so it seems your whole body is full of hair and you're a true werewolf. The neck area should also have furry pieces of fabric, as well as your fists at the point where the shirt ends. These details will give a more realistic effect to this great Halloween costume. The result will be similar to the one in this picture.

If you don't have any furry fabric you can also paint some cotton wool brown and tare it up before sticking it around the hands and body, although it won't look as authentic.

How to Make a Werewolf Costume - Step 3
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As featured in most fairy tales, a werewolf mutates at full moon so in the process of changing, his clothes won't be intact. You can dirty them with some soil and other dirt to give them a more realistic look.

It is also important that you ruffle your hair a lot so you look unkempt, giving you the necessary animal touch for this homemade Halloween costume. Spray some hairspray on your hair if you want to keep it in a certain shape. You can even add some dry leaves to make it more authentic.


An important part of this whole werewolf outfit is the makeup. You don't need to apply extremely professional makeup. Just paint your nose black and some black shadows around the mouth and eyes to simulate false under eye circles. Just get a brown pencil and shade under the eyes. With these simple finishing touches, you'll have your werewolf costume in minutes.

You can also get some Halloween contact lenses in the shape of cat eyes for an even more authentic werewolf look. However, you should be careful when putting them on, as they can cause serious eye infections if not used properly.

How to Make a Werewolf Costume - Step 5

Do you dare to do this at home? We are sure that you will be one of the most popular characters this Halloween with this simple but great homemade werewolf costume.

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