DIY Werewolf Costume Will Give You Pause #Halloween

With two full moons this October — the second on Halloween proper — everyone’s got werewolves on the brain. Award-winning Dutch cosplayer Willow Creative is celebrating the occasion with a no-holds-barred, head-to-toebeans werewolf costume build, and you can follow her progress on social media.

Inspired by the dashing werewolf of Van Helsing, the project starts with a set of digitigrade stilts, adding about a foot of height and providing that distinctive dog-leg shape. Made from aluminum extrusion, the stilts are robust and lightweight. Willow’s web site provides a build log so you can incorporate the same in your own creature-suit ideas.

Keeping the rest in proportion, 3D-printed finger extensions provide the framework for a correspondingly massive set of hand paws. STL files for the finger extensions came from Thingiverse…so again, we can all benefit from this work, no “behind the curtain” secrets in this costume build — let’s all be werewolves!

The torso, head and skin remain to be done. With just three weeks before Halloween, this will be an intense build! You can follow along with Willow Creative’s progress and cosplay insights on Instagram and Twitter.


UPDATE 2: mask being modeled over a head scan and prepared for 3D printing:

UPDATE 3: the completed costume:

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