Werewolf Costumes for Halloween Still Popular
Scary Halloween Costume: Werewolf!
There werewolf has been a generational favorite when it comes to Halloween costumes, and the fad never seems to fade as kids today are just as fearful of werewolves today as they were 100 years ago. The popularity of the werewolf costume has been helped out in part by the “Twilight” series of books and movies, in which Jacob, one of the lead characters, battled Edward, a vampire, for the love of Bella. In folklore, we know the werewolf as being a half man, half wolf creature, who, according to legend, turned into a werewolf uncontrollably when the moon overhead was full. This scary critter would turn from man into wolf with long nails, hairy body, growing teeth and bulging muscles. Werewolves are said to have superhuman strength, lifting things that weight much more than himself and also fighting huge animals and ferocious beasts.
Most werewolf costumes have a gruesome looking mask and werewolf hands and feet. A tattered costume of torn or battered clothing is usually worn along with the mask. Some costumes will come with the clothing that you wear with the mask, feet and hands, others will not. If you have to choose your own clothing, a visit to your local thrift store or Goodwill will help you find some old clothing that you don’t mind ripping and tearing.
One of the most distinguishing parts of your costume and whether or not you will be convincing as a werewolf is something you can’t buy: your growl. Werewolves should grunt and growl and act as much like wolves as possible if they want to inflict maximum scare factor on those around them. Just watch a few old werewolf movies to get the feel for it and you should be ready to scare unsuspecting family and friends easily.