A small sheet of craft foam, cut into 1-inch strips
A needle and thread
A spool of 1-inch-wide elastic
3 feet of sturdy wire
Craft foam blocks
White and red polymer clay
Primer or sealer
Black, red, and white acrylic paint
Glossy epoxy clear coat
A utility knife
Lubricate your face with a generous amount of petroleum jelly or lotion,
and protect your hair with a wig cap. Using gauze that’s been
soaked in plaster, make a cast of the top half of your face from just
above your hairline to the tip of your nose, being careful to avoid
your eyes. Construct the sides of the mask from your temples to your
cheeks. Let it dry.
a cast of your chin
Make a plaster cast of your chin and jaw from the bottom of one ear
to the other and extending an inch under the chin.
Hot glue strips of craft foam to the inside of the mask on the head
and forehead. Sew the elastic into a band that fixes around your head
horizontally. Sew another piece vertically from the center of your forehead,
to the back of your head. Hot glue the elastic to the mask making sure
not to cover the eyeholes.
Frame the snout. Bend a piece of wire into a narrow U-shape, leaving
a few extra inches at the ends. Use epoxy glue to fasten the ends of
the wire to the outside of the cheeks so the wire snout juts out under
the nose of the cast.
Hot glue a block of foam to the top side of the wire running from the
tip of the snout to the plaster mask. Use scissors to trim the foam
into a rough snout. Bend a second piece of wire into a U, leaving 7
inches of extra wire at each end. Epoxy it to the outside of the chin
cast so that the extra wire continues several inches past the plaster.
Glue foam to the underside of the wire attached to the chin cast and
trim it into a rough jaw.
Bend the extra wire with pliers, and epoxy the wire pieces from the
chin to either side of the face so the jaw attaches to the face-mask
and matches up with the snout. Then, sculpt a more refined snout over
the foam with paper clay, blending it into the plaster face. Sculpt
over the jaw with paper clay and let it dry.
and sculpt the ears
Create two wire frames for the ears and epoxy them to the top of the
head. Wrap plaster gauze around the ear frames to form rough ears. Let
the plaster dry, and then sculpt paper clay around the plaster and wire
to refine the ears.
Use the paper clay to sculpt details like nostrils, an angry brow, a
lip line, and a tongue.
Using small chunks of white polymer clay, create teeth and fangs for
the upper and lower jaw. Line up teeth and surround each group with
a thin strip of red polymer clay to create gums. Bake the polymer clay
according to the package directions. Then, glue the teeth into place.
Prime or seal the mask inside and out. Paint the face and ears the color
of your fur, and the tongue red. Then, finish the teeth and nose with
a glossy clear coat.
out the fur
Cut strips of fake fur to match the contours of the mask.
To cut the fake fur, place it facedown on a hard surface and use a utility
To cut the fake fur, place it facedown on a hard
surface and use a utility knife.
Hot glue the fur into place. It should hang just past the bottom of
your neck. Trim so that it’s shorter in the front and blends into
longer hair in the back. The head’s complete! Now watch “How
to Make A Werewolf Costume: Part 2” to finish the look.