How to Dress as a Werewolf for Halloween

There’s no doubt that werewolves have made a huge comeback as one of the sexiest and most intriguing forms of the supernatural there is. Werewolves made their mark on pop culture in the 80s with films like Teen Wolf and, thanks to another popular teen movie, Twilight, they’re back! Because of this, many people are starting to think of dressing up as a werewolf for Halloween, whether they’re a child or adult! And if you’re thinking of this, stand out from all the other wolves on Halloween by really making your werewolf costume unique!

The typical werewolf costume includes a plastic mask with wild hair sticking out every which way and huge eyes. However if you’re looking for something that will get more response than just “Where’d ya get your mask?”, you may want to try and recreate this look yourself. Start by making ponytails in strategic places over your head. (This look will work whether you are a boy or a girl but it does help if your hair is at least long enough to be held by elastics.) Then tease your hair so that most of it hides the elastic at the bottom of the ponytail.

Another trait of the werewolf that is impossible to ignore are the huge, furry hands. These too can be found in any costume store but their bulkiness can make it hard to hold a bag for trick-or-treating, or when serving drinks! In order to get hairy palms that are just a bit more authentic-looking, you might want to try and find scraps of fur that can be placed right onto the skin. Looping these scraps together in a jagged fashion, sewing their ends together, and slipping your hand through them can be a great way to get this look.

Plaid shirts and jeans are the traditional clothes worn for Halloween costumes. Truthfully, if you want to be a werewolf for Halloween, any kind of clothing will do the trick. It will help if you rip the clothes in different areas. This is to project the image that you have “broken through” your clothes during transformation. And if you want to go one step further, sew some more scraps of fur just inside the rips and pull it out through the hole in the clothes.

Makeup is an essential part of any Halloween costume. The good news is that, when you’re a wolf, any makeup will do – as long as it looks tarnished and dirty! Cover your nails with a thin coat of yellow nail polish and be sure to rub some dirt into and under them. This will make it look as though you’ve been wandering through the forest now and dragging your knuckles on the ground. And while you’re playing in the dirt, don’t forget to rub some on your face too! Werewolves are dirty creatures by nature so, think filthy and you’ll already be on the right track!


  1. I was a werewolf for Halloween once. I wore an old ripped up and dirty tuxedo. I had also glued fur to my face. It hurt SO bad pulling it off later, but it was worth it because I looked awesome ;)

  2. I’m going as a Werewolf! But as a less ugly, but no less fierce version. I think this website should allow people to submit pics of themselves in Werewolf costumes.

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