Taking the fact that today is the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ in1983, and that we have a full moon coming up next week, on February 7th, we thought we’d look at Werewolf costume options for those feeling the need for change. Aside from the standard werewolf outfits, of which there are several varieties in varying degrees of quality, there is actually an official Jackson Thriller werewolf outfit based on a red jacket (featuring a large M initial) with yellow sleeves, but we find you can just as well mix the classic black/red jacket seen in the video with a separate mask and hands and look equally as good. Other famous film werewolves include the basket-ball playing Teen Wolf, a Michael J Fox film of the 80s, and the wolf that inspired the Thriller video, the American Werewolf in London. Although there are no official costumes for this, as with the Jackson film, a strategically torn t-shirt and jeans, plus the mask and hands can work wonders. The one thing which does interest us is the distinct lack of female werewolf outfits on the market. (If you find a mask too cumbersome, there are also werewolf kits available for the ‘in-between’ look). Nothing to stop a girl donning any of the above outfits of course, but they seem to be sized for males – the nearest thing we can find for females is an outfit that could be mistaken for a cosy Cossack or sexy Viking.
Props & Frocks stocks a great range of werewolf accessories & we do find that the majority of our customers like to improvise with some accessories & put their own werewolf costumes together at home.
Make Your Own Werewolf Costume
The easiest way to create a werewolf inspired outfit is to first of all decide on some old clothes that you are willing to sacrifice. Rip these clothes as if they have been torn, but maintaining your decency! Using some of our theatrical hair attach the hair as if it is coming out of the rips in your clothes. You can sew, or glue, this in place.
Either use a werewolf facial hair costume kit to create hair on your face, or more theatrical hair, or just wear a werewolf wig, or mask. some people really do not like wearing masks, so we do stock a mask that leaves your lower face uncovered, or of course, you could just wear some fancy dress make up
Liquid latex is ideal to help you to attach the facial hair, and to create some peeling effects on the skin, add some werewolf teeth to complete the effect.
You can easily create a sexy werewolf look by ripping up your clothes but using the theatrical hair carefully around the face etc.