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How to Shapeshift in Real Life and Transform Yourself

Updated on March 28, 2015

Introduction: Shapeshifters

Shape shifting is about changing yourself into someone or something else.In lore, mythology, and fantasy, a shapeshifter is someone who physically transforms into another being. Wolves in legends, for example, shapeshift into humans and vice versa; they are “werewolves” (“man-wolves”). Shapeshifting exists in real life as well. Even though as far as I know one cannot actually, physically, completely transform into a wolf, one can transform in other ways to achieve one’s goals.

For example, some hunters would get closer to the animals they were hunting by becoming more wolf-like: by mimicking animal behavior or wearing animal skins (also called skinwalking). Berserkers became more like crazed animals to improve their ability to fight. Actors strive to become physically more like the character they are playing, by adopting their gestures, body attributes, and expressions. People physically modify their body in order to shapeshift; for example, some tribal people put rings on their necks to make their necks longer, and a man had surgeries to make himself look like a lion. Finally, weight lifters and athletes also physically become more like the person they want to be.

You don't need special abilities or magic spells to change yourself. Anyone can be a shapeshifter. Transforming yourself is not hard, but you need to take action. Want to learn how you can actually be more wolflike? Learn that and pick up 10 tips in this article on how to change yourself.

How to Shapeshift Into a Werewolf

Before attempting to transform into a werewolf, decide why you want to shapeshift. Ask yourself what you want.

  • If you want to look like a wolf, then you can wear a wolf pelt or a wolf costume.
  • If you want to move like a wolf, then you can walk and run on all fours. Practice this often.
  • If you want claws, then strengthen your fingers with exercises like finger push ups, let your nails grow, wear artificial nails, or use special gloves.
  • To think and act like a wolf, practice mirroring a wolf and then imagine that you are a wolf. This takes a lot of focus and practice.

Most people interested in becoming a werewolf are after power. They want to be like a powerful alpha wolf that leads the wolf pack or the nearly unstoppable werewolf they saw on TV. They don't truly want to run around in the woods with the wolves, or catch rabbits with their teeth; they want the power of a wolf.

Power comes from muscles and confidence, so become strong and confident. Build muscle by exercising, and build confidence by thinking of yourself as an alpha. When you need to boost your confidence, strength, speed, or endurance, psych yourself up.

Ways to Transform Yourself: Ten Ways to Shapeshift in Real Life

Below, learn 10 tips and tricks I picked up to transform myself mentally and physically.

1. Change Your Clothes

They say clothes make the man, or woman. Skinwalkers wore animal skins to look more like animals, and also to fool animals and share their point of view. If you literally want to look like an animal, then wear the skin of an animal or body paint; but if you actually want to transform yourself so you can interact like a powerful animal, put on some clothes that you don't normally wear to change your appearance. What you wear influences your feelings, your thoughts, your actions, and the way people and animals interact with you. If you're wearing sloppy or disheveled clothes, you may feel sloppy or disheveled. If you're wearing a sharp, clean outfit, you may find yourself feeling more sharp.

2. Give Yourself a Makeover

Give yourself a makeover if you want to change the way you look. You can change your hair, nails, skin, put on makeup, wear accessories, etc. This will easily make you look, feel, and act like a new person. Other people will treat you differently. Test out different looks to see what works for you.

3. Mirror the Behavior of Others

To begin a transformation, you can mirror the behavior of others who you want to be more like. This applies to every little thing. Mimic body language, muscle tension, breathing, speech, and gestures. Focus on who or what you are trying to copy and do what they do as soon as they do it. But limit how much mirroring you do in public. Although mimicking a person a tiny bit in their presence can get them to feel more comfortable around you, if someone notices that you are doing everything they do then they will probably get annoyed.

4. Change Your Emotional State

Emotions are not just felt, they are seen. People look happy, sad, mad, relaxed, stressed, confident, nervous or scared. When their emotional state changes it is like they are a different person. Imagine that you are an angry person, become that person and look at yourself in the mirror. Then do it with the other emotional states. It is easy to do if you practice. Your face, your breathing, and your body language should change. If you want to have more control over your emotions, I recommend learning how to meditate.

5. Change Your Spine

You can actually change your spine if you try. This can result in a different way of walking or just better posture in general. The spine is not just a big bone. You can bend your spine and it can become longer or smaller because it has joints. Good or bad, your posture changes your appearance and the way you feel. Slouch for a few minutes paying attention to how you look and feel. Then, spend time sitting up straight. There's a difference, right? Make yourself taller by stretching more often.

6. Change the Size of Your Muscles

You have muscles over most of your body. When your muscles change in size and shape, your body does too. Exercise the muscle more or less to change its size. I wanted bigger forearms, so I exercised my forearms. I wanted wider shoulders and a wider thicker back, so I worked out those muscles. Do a push-ups routine five days a week for four weeks to become bigger and stronger. Do finger push-ups to make your fingers more claw-like. Depending on what you want to change or improve, there is likely an exercise for it.

7. Psych Yourself Up

Berserkers were warriors who worked themselves into a frenzy. They became enraged. You can temporarily increase your strength, endurance, speed, and confidence by psyching yourself up. Focus on accomplishing a task and get really angry and into it. Once the task is completed, calm down. The anger will help you go into survival mode, triggering the fight response. I sometimes use it while exercising. The key is to only enter the frenzy for short periods of time. You don't want to get used to being angry all the time; most of the time you should be relaxed.

8. Lose or Gain Fat

A person who gains or loses a lot of fat will end up looking, thinking, and acting differently than they did before. They become a new person with the new weight loss or gain. This can be attributed to confidence or just in general how a new look will make someone feel. You can achieve this if you consume more calories than you burn or burn more calories than you consume. To lose fat, try exercises that burn the most calories per minute, drinking mostly water and cutting down on the junk food.

9. Imagine You're Someone or Something Else

People imagine that they are someone or something else all the time . Close your eyes and daydream—everyone does it. But take fantasy a step further by actually becoming more like another person, a person on TV for example. Think, feel, breathe, and act like they would. Take on the attributes you want.

10. Reprogram Yourself

You have behavior patterns that you repeat over and over again. Some are good and some are bad. Change your habits and associations to change who you are. Programming a person or animal requires repetition or a very memorable event. Repeat statements and actions until you form a new habit or association. For example, I kept telling myself that sitting on the couch is boring and that I like to exercise while I watch TV. Now, I associate watching TV with exercise and sitting on the couch with being bored.

Video: Transformation Through Fitness

© 2013 Michael H


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      netty 2 months ago

      I super want to be a dragon

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      Lavonte 11 months ago

      I really want to be a dog

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      Andrew 16 months ago

      I realy want to become a werewolf after watching a episode of teen wolf

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      hannah 16 months ago

      be careful what you ask for, their are always side effects or consequences :)

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      InkKitty101 17 months ago

      Is there any other shape shift u know?

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      Michael H 2 years ago from Canada

      If you actually take the steps you need to take then it actually works. You need to take action. Wishing or daydreaming is not enough. It is possible to turn into an object or animal that is not listed here but you need to really want to. Take the steps you need to take to prove to yourself that it is possible.

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      Cool girl 2 years ago

      Can u turn into an object and back?

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      Me 2 years ago

      Does it actiolly work?

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      wolfboy 2 years ago

      Now im a werewolf

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      Animal jam rocks 2 years ago

      I really want to be a cat

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      Michael H 3 years ago from Canada

      You can turn into another person. Some actors do it temporarily. Think and act like a different person. Do things to change your appearance. I have not tried shapeshifting spells. They could help but you would still need to work at it. As far as I now spells are similar to affirmations and visualization. They don't magically physically transform you like in a fantasy movie.

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      Animatronic purple cat 3 years ago

      Do shapeshift spells work

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      mattyb 3 years ago

      Is it possible to turn into another person??????

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      Michael H 3 years ago from Canada

      It is possible to become half dragon or half bear. Take the steps but work at becoming more like a dragon instead of a wolf or werewolf.

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      dallas 3 years ago

      Is it possible to become half dragon?

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      anya 3 years ago

      I hop That ill become a werewolf