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. Keep that length on the string and double it over and over. For this tail, I did it about 12 times. 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 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, you’re going to need to go back to your yarn, and wrap it around your hand about 10 times. Cut the string off, and lay it flat on the table. 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 string you laid on the table.

Now hold it on the knot 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. Now it looks like fur! Take the ends of the knot you made, 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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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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