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How to Make a Fabulous Wolverine Costume

How to make a fabulous Wolverine costume.

Apollo as wolverine. DIY wolverine costume.

What in the World is a Wolverine Costume?

When Apollo told me he wanted to dress up as Wolverine, I was at a loss. What in the world does a wolverine costume look like? I am not into Marvel or DC superheros and wasn’t even sure who or what Wolverine was. Apollo was more than happy to be my guide and as you can see, what we came up with was pretty good.

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Apollo dressed in diy wolverine cosplay costume.

If you’ve been around here long at all, you will know we don’t really celebrate Halloween. Chuck and I were both raised in churches that shunned the idea of Halloween and Trick-or-Treating in favor of “harvest festivals”.

Essential Pieces for a Wolverine Costume

Leather Jacket for Wolverine

Apollo originally found and wanted this motorcycle jacket. Unfortunately, it was out of stock. I found and purchased this one instead. It is faux leather but I believe Apollo will get plenty of wear out of this and I didn’t mind paying $29 for a jacket that he will continue to wear.

DIY wolverine claws for wolverine costume.

Wolverine Claws

Apollo wanted to buy these plastic wolverine claws. Well, lets just say I was not going to spend $25 on plastic Wolverine claws (even if they include a FREE necklace).

Instead, I made my own (I mean, that’s half the fun in Cosplay anyway, am I right?) These amazing claws only took me two days, two cereal boxes, two skewers, some hot glue, and a can of spray paint.

I followed the tutorial here which incluedes a link to a template for the claws.

Apollo was thrilled with the final product and they stood up amazingly well!

DIY Dog Tags for Wolverine Costume

I made Apollo dog tags for his woverine costume by cutting out two pieces of cereal box, punching a hole through the top, and spray painting them silver. We added these to a chain he already owned for perfect looking dog tags.

Apollo in his Wolverine cosplay.

Curly and/or Textured Hair

I recommend you start with a child with curly or textured hair. Make sure the hair is clean, and some hair gel, and sculpt. If your child doesn’t have curly hair, I recommend you see if you can swap with the neighbors. 

I’m kidding, my friends. I do not endorse child-swapping.

More Wolverine Costume Details

We added a gray tank top from Primary that Apollo already owned, a pair of dark jeans, and dark shoes to complete the look.

Apollo as Wolverine.

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