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Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume

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.

wolf mask diy halloween costume

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.

easy diy halloween costume

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. 

last minute halloween costume

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! 

faux fur halloween costume
easy DIY Halloween costume

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! 

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last minute halloween costume for boys
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