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« on: September 29, 2010 10:24:25 PM »

My bf and I are going to an amusement park soon and want to dress up for their Halloween party.  I'm going as Little Red Riding Hood and we want him to be the big bad wolf.  The costume needs to be simple, one where we can ride rides all day.  I was thinking of just jeans and a cut flannel shirt, but can't think of how to make him more wolf-like.  He's kinda hairy (i.e. beard) so I was planning on just messing up his hair. What other easy accessories would work. Not sure how he feels about a lot of makeup or wearing fangs.

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010 10:49:57 PM »

wolf ears would be good... either a head band or hair clips or bobby pins.....
and maybe a tail? ((attach to a belt so can be taken off if needed?))
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010 10:57:23 PM »

Yep, totally go for the wolf ear headband and tail.  And if you're feeling especially crafty, you could sew some faux fur around the sleeves of the shirt, and the cuff of the pants..and maybe a bit poking out of the chest of the shirt ^_^

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2010 11:02:21 PM »

what about attaching hairy-wolf ears to a hat? that way if he gets uncomfortable he can take it off.

and you could make a nose cone with wolfy whiskers? Some simple elastic could hold it on.

Oh and a tail attached to his jeans?

« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010 12:41:19 AM »

I third (or fourth) the wolf ears. A simple elastic headband with the ears attached to it would be most comfortable. I know hard headbands hurt the crap out of my head right behind my ears, but the elastic ones feel fine. Other than a tail, I say make him half-mittens with faux fur on the back of his hands and wolf-foot shoe covers. That and a bit of facepaint to make him look wolfish and he's all set Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010 01:05:38 AM »

Last year I was little red riding hood and coerced my girlfriend( who hates dressing up for halloween) be my big bad wolf. I bought one of those real plain masquerade masks that just cover the eyes and cut it to make bigger eye holes, hot glued a piece of a toilet paper roll cut to fit her nose area comfortably and then used wolf fur lookin fake fur to make an easy and wolfy mask w/snout. I think I used felt to make the actual nose on the snout. Then to make it not so much of a reach I crafted some wolfy ears atop one of her hats and a bushy wolf tail that pinned on to the back of her pants. I will try to find a pic. All in all it was easy for both her and I and she got plenty of compliments :-)
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010 06:28:57 AM »

The wolf ears are a must, no matter how you do them, I think.  Also, how about furry finger-less gloves?  His hands won't get too hot and he'll still be able to grip things, but the first thing that comes to mind when I think big bad wolf is hairy hands (paws)...or maybe I'm thinking of a werewolf.  Hmm...well, that's my 2 cents, anyway!  Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010 07:37:49 AM »

I agree with everything and fangs for top and bottom if you can find them . Cheesy

« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2010 10:52:24 AM »

shaggy faux fur cuffs for the shirt (maybe someplce colder than Texas you do a shirt collar too) then, get a werewolf face paint kit and see if he can grow his beard out for  a little while. all you need then is black finger nail polish (and remover!), fangs and if u want, pointy ear extenders.

There are lotsof pics and some directions for good make up to help you out if u need it.

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010 08:36:50 PM »

I absolutely agree with the headband/ear idea.........you could buy some cheapo brown or brownblack (or even white or grey) mascara for the facial and head hair .....it will darken and fluff up the already existing facial hair and head hair making it stand out more and be a bit "shaggier and wilder"........good luck wit whatever you choose to do! sounds like a fun day no matter what!!

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