Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

Costume Wolf Tail

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

Check out this super easy Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial! The materials aren’t expensive, and it’s so easy to do on your own, you won’t believe it! Here are the materials you’re going to need.

First, what you’re going to want to do is measure out with the yarn how long you want the tail. The longer it is, the more time consuming it will be. Keep that length on the string and double it over and over. For this tail, I did it about 12 times. By this, I mean add more yarn to it of the same length, so that there are 12 pieces of string of the same length that you want your tail. The more you double it, the thicker your tail will be.

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

Once you do that, cut the loops of the yarn that you made on each side, and knot it at one end. This makes all the string pieces individual. This will be the top of the tail. Now separate the dangling yarn pieces into three, and braid all the way down. Make another knot at the bottom once finished. Now with the yarn that is hanging out of the knot, you can either cut it, or you can brush it out. Either is fine, but I prefer to keep it on.

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

Now that you have the base of your tail, go back to your ball of yarn, and start wrapping it loosely around your hand about ten times. What you’re doing here, is making smaller individual pieces of string by cutting the string after it’s been looped. What you’re going to do now is take a piece of stray string, make sure it isn’t too short, and tie a knot around the middle of the cut string. You should have smaller individual pieces of string, with another piece of string knotting them in the middle.

Now hold these pieces of string on the knot that you had made tightly as you take your pet brush and bush out the yarn. This can take a little while to make it look like fur, and it might start to hurt your fingers. Once it’s brushed out, you’re going to take your hair straightener, on the lowest setting, and straighten out the yarn, since before you do this, it will more than likely look all curly, and not so great. After straightening the fur, I brush it out a few more times, and then it looks like fur! Take the ends of the knot you made earlier, the part you didn’t brush out, and tie it around the bottom part of your tail.

Pro Tip:  This pet brush works amazing!  If you don’t have a good pet brush it will take you a lot longer to create this effect.

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

Repeat this process until you get all the way to the top! Now you can take your clamp, slip it under a few pieces of string within the knot on top, and clamp it together! Easy as that! You’re tail will be done in 3-4 hours depending on the length of your tail.

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial

 

Pretty easy, huh? Just a bit time consuming, but all in all, its easy to do! Feel free to get creative with colors too! You don’t have to stick to just one color yarn!

Here’s one I just made for a dear friend of mine.  I think he’s gonna love it!  What do you think?

Costume Wolf Tail Tutorial instructions included

 

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Comments

  1. kathy says

    This looks fantastic! I am making a wolf costume for my grandson who is only 1 and this will make it so much cuter! I think I get all the instructions but I have one question….is the braided part left alone and just used as a base to tie on the brushed out pieces? Thanks!

  2. ashley says

    This tutorial could have been really great, if you had used more pictures or even a video. Needs more description because I am very confused.

  3. Mandy says

    My daughter is in love with this. In fact you have inspired a wolf costume that I am starting today for Halloween. Wish me luck.

  4. Jo says

    Some more pictures would be nice to figure some of the in-between steps. I’d also love to see how to make ears!!

  5. Sarah says

    I LOVE this tutorial! Thank you for sharing. It is so very simple. I understood it the first time and was able to start on my own.
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. Sabrina says

    The tail looks great, but the tutorial isn’t very good. Maybe talk to an irl friend who doesn’t know how to do it, and see what they think. And with a tutorial, pictures, pictures, pictures!!

  7. Rebecca says

    Its a good tutorial over all but i was a little hard to follow it took me a while to figure put what to
    Do exactly but once i did it was easy.

  8. Kisa Johnson says

    I had to read this a few times just to get it, I’m so bad with written instructions sometimes. Still, I have to say that this looks awesome and I can’t wait to try and make some for my kids! Thank you for sharing this!

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