This DIY wolf costume was a product of my procrastination. This year’s theme was little Red Riding Hood and I could not find a decent little boys wolf costume anywhere. I had a mask given to me for free but it was too big and a little too scary for my 6 year old, however, with a little imagination it could make the perfect last minute Halloween costume.
What do I need to make this Halloween Costume?
I think we can all agree this is not the cutest mask we have ever seen. Buuut it was free so I was determine to make it work someway or another. Stay with me here, if we can look past the smelly scary, rubber-faced wolf we can see that there is a lot of good faux fur on this guy, and that’s what we need the most.
I began my ripping the seams that attached the fur to the rubber of the mask. Surprisingly it ripped fairly easily and gave me a lot of fur to rework for a cuter, less scary DIY Halloween costume. Here you can see the holes, this is where the rubber ears of the original wolf were .
There was a curve to the fur, where it was detached from the original mask. It was the perfect shape for a tail! I used a rotary cutter and a mat to cut through the fabric, repeating for the other side, and hot glued the halves using fabric glue.
When cutting faux fur, I recommend flipping the piece backside up and cutting the fabric from that direction. It makes for a cleaner and easier cut, as seen below.
I attached the tail to an old pair of jeans using the same fabric glue as before! This is a great way to put those old jeans to use, and again…cost effective. An alternative would be heading to the Goodwill for an old pair if needed.
The ears themselves had their own little patches of fur which I also ripped off and glued to an old Mickey Mouse headband I found at the bottom of the toybox. (you’d be surprised what you can find down there) And just like that, you have wolf ears!
After crafting the ears and tail, all other scraps were left to chop up and attach to the front of the jeans.
The idea was for it to look like he was a boy transforming into a werewolf and busting out of his clothes. Again, I used the fabric glue and attached on the outside simply out of comfort for my Linc. You could easily add a little extra jagged touch by attaching the fabric inside the jeans, allowing the fabric to poke through the holes.
We paired our jeans and ears with some spooky face paint and a plaid jacket for a little extra warmth for the perfect DIY Halloween costume! He loved being in character all night and was the perfect match to our little old Granny from Red Riding Hood. If you’re wondering, I found the wig, pearls and glasses HERE! Paired with a little dress and tights and whala!