My son is planning to be Wolverine for Halloween. He loves superheroes but hates wearing masks, so we decided against the fully-suited version of this mutant hero. Instead, we got inspired by a photo from a comic convention and opted for the plain-clothed Hugh Jackman version. We had a lot of fun creating this look! Click through the slideshow to see how we transformed my little guy into Wolverine in just a few simple steps.
Wolverine Halloween Tutorial 1 of 7
Burn a Cork 2 of 7
Nothing creates a better 5 o'clock shadow better than cork. Carefully use a lighter or a match to burn one end of your cork, and then let it cool completely. The burnt end should turn dark and ashy.
Create Stubble 3 of 7
Rub the burnt end on all the areas you'd like to create your stubble. This is a great trick for a variety of costumes.
Apply Sideburns 4 of 7
Attach self-adhesive sideburns to each side.
Forum Novelties, Inc 70s Sideburns can be found on Amazon, $4.94
Tease Hair 5 of 7
I used a comb to create a little height on both sides where Wolverine's hair has volume.
Shape Hair 6 of 7
After teasing, I used a brush to gently smooth his hair into two peaks. Then using quite a bit of gel, I shaped the "horns." Hold in place to set the hair or throw in a couple unheated rollers for a few minutes.
Hot Tot Styling Gel (formulated for kids) is found at Hot Tot, $15
Costume 7 of 7
Now all you need is a tank top, jeans, and some claws. We made ours from silver-colored plastic knives. Trick or treat!