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Werewolf Costumes

You'll be frightening everyone as you "howl at the moon" this Halloween while dressed up as your favorite werewolf.

The werewolf, also popularly known as the Lycan, is a creature of mythology. Under the spell of the full moon, the human figure quickly transforms into a wolf-like creature.

The cause of this transformation is usually the result of a bite or scratch from another werewolf.

Popular fiction builds upon the belief that the silver bullet is the only thing capable of defeating this threatening creature.

Here are some ideas from television and literature along with popular movies featuring werewolf characters:

  • An American Werewolf in London
  • Wolfen
  • Underworld
  • The Talisman by Stephen King
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling
  • Wolf
  • Silver Bullets
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • The Howling
  • The Harry Potter series (Remus Lupin and Fenrir Greyback)
  • Bad Moon
  • The Twilight series
  • Dog Soldiers
  • The Wolfen by Whitley Strieber
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • Van Helsing

Lon Chaney Jr. playing the role of Larry Talbot in The Wolf Man film from 1941 and the movies' famous quote:

Even a man who is pure in heart
And says his prayers by night
May become a wolf
When the wolfbane blooms
And the autumn moon is bright.

Werewolf Fun Fact:
Some werewolves are depicted as changing shape involuntarily based on the phase of the moon (usually the change happens on the full moon) where as other times wolfmen are believed to be able to change shape voluntarily out of necessity.

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Wolfman Costume

Hairy, Dark and Scary Wolfman
This costume will definitely transform you from a man into a beast with the included ripped shirt with extra hairy arms and torso, pleather vest, full overhead latex wolf mask and very wolf-like fingertip claws.

Match this costume with your own pants and shoes and create an evening to remember.

This is an officially licensed The Wolfman™ costume.

Pants and shoes as seen in the photo above are not included.

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Werewolf Transformation

Rick Baker's werewolf transformation from An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Transformation scene from The Howling (1981)

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