Every Halloween we take our son to the costume store and try to see if something strikes his fancy. He's autistic and has limited verbal abilities so it isn't easy to guess what he wants to be. This year, the only thing that sparked his interest was a large plastic chain. So I started working on a costume that could use the prop he picked out. We decided on a retro werewolf family.
My son doesn't like anything on his face, so for his costume I made a hood out of fun fur and an old tee-shirt and then sewed snaps into it so that I could attach it to a button down shirt. I made a tail as well and made it so it could be tied to a belt or belt loops. We used the chain as a makeshift "leash" for our wolf child. I tied the end of his belt to the chain to make it seem like we were taking him for a walk.
I didn't get progress shots of his costume because it didn't occur to me to do that until I started working on my costume.
I'm 6 months pregnant so I had to make my dress as well. It's a simple infinity dress made out of taupe jersey and mustard yellow stretch lace.
Since Iggy couldn't/wouldn't wear a mask, I decided that I would. I started with a blank white plastic mask and cut it in half.
I then built a frame out of card stock (the two smaller bits with the clips at the bottom are ears). I sculpted paper clay on top of the frame to give it a better shape and strength. Then I cut out fun-fur and hot glued it on.
I attached the two halves together with elastic so that the mask had a working jaw.
Here's a link to a video of the mask in action:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMpsUxTYthw&feature=youtu.be
My husband's costume was simple because he had to work on Halloween and only had 30 minutes to get ready. I laid down eyelash glue across his face and waited for it to dry. I got out some makeup and painted it to look like skin. I then took a nail file and made 4 scratches. This tore the glue and make it look like peeled skin. I used red and brown greasepaint to color in the furrows and then painted over then with liquid bandage to make them look like shiny open wounds. After that dried I got out some purple eye shadow, blush, and green greasepaint to give him some bruising.
I gave his hair some 50's realness and that was it.