How to Make a Werewolf Costume: Part 1

How to Make a Werewolf Costume: Part 1


How to Make a Werewolf Costume: Part 1. Don’t wait for a full moon to unleash your
inner beast. Get your growl on with these tips on creating
the ultimate werewolf mask. You will need Petroleum jelly or lotion A
wig cap Gauze suitable for plaster work Plaster Hot glue A small sheet of craft foam, cut
into 1-inch strips A needle and thread A spool of 1-inch-wide elastic 3 feet of sturdy wire
Epoxy glue Craft foam blocks Scissors Pliers Paper clay White and red polymer clay Primer
or sealer Black, red, and white acrylic paint Glossy epoxy clear coat Fake fur and a utility
knife. Step 1. Lubricate your face with a generous amount
of petroleum jelly or lotion, and protect your hair with a wig cap. Using gauze that’s been soaked in plaster,
make a cast of the top half of your face from just above your hairline to the tip of your
nose, being careful to avoid your eyes. Construct the sides of the mask from your
temples to your cheeks. Let it dry. Step 2. Make a plaster cast of your chin and jaw from
the bottom of one ear to the other and extending an inch under the chin. Step 3. Hot glue strips of craft foam to the inside
of the mask on the head and forehead. Sew the elastic into a band that fixes around
your head horizontally. Sew another piece vertically from the center
of your forehead, to the back of your head. Hot glue the elastic to the mask making sure
not to cover the eyeholes. Step 4. Frame the snout. Bend a piece of wire into a narrow U-shape,
leaving a few extra inches at the ends. Use epoxy glue to fasten the ends of the wire
to the outside of the cheeks so the wire snout juts out under the nose of the cast. Step 5. Hot glue a block of foam to the top side of
the wire running from the tip of the snout to the plaster mask. Use scissors to trim the foam into a rough
snout. Bend a second piece of wire into a U, leaving
7 inches of extra wire at each end. Epoxy it to the outside of the chin cast so
that the extra wire continues several inches past the plaster. Step 6. Glue foam to the underside of the wire attached
to the chin cast and trim it into a rough jaw. Step 7. Bend the extra wire with pliers, and epoxy
the wire pieces from the chin to either side of the face so the jaw attaches to the face-mask
and matches up with the snout. Then, sculpt a more refined snout over the
foam with paper clay, blending it into the plaster face. Sculpt over the jaw with paper clay and let
it dry. Step 8. Create two wire frames for the ears and epoxy
them to the top of the head. Wrap plaster gauze around the ear frames to
form rough ears. Let the plaster dry, and then sculpt paper
clay around the plaster and wire to refine the ears. Step 9. Use the paper clay to sculpt details like
nostrils, an angry brow, a lip line, and a tongue. Step 10. Using small chunks of white polymer clay,
create teeth and fangs for the upper and lower jaw. Line up teeth and surround each group with
a thin strip of red polymer clay to create gums. Bake the polymer clay according to the package
directions. Then, glue the teeth into place. Step 11. Prime or seal the mask inside and out. Paint the face and ears the color of your
fur, and the tongue red. Then, finish the teeth and nose with a glossy
clear coat. Step 12. Cut strips of fake fur to match the contours
of the mask. To cut the fake fur, place it facedown on
a hard surface and use a utility knife. Step 13. Hot glue the fur into place. It should hang just past the bottom of your
neck. Trim so that it’s shorter in the front and
blends into longer hair in the back. The head’s complete! Now watch “How to Make A Werewolf Costume:
Part 2” to finish the look. Did you know Halloween generates nearly $6
billion in U.S. sales ever year.

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