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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Halloween Costume

Updated on October 3, 2014

Someone's In the Wolf

I tend to pick some really strange Halloween costumes. Sometimes the more obscure the better! Last year I recreated a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' take from Queens of the Stone Age's Someone's In the Wolf music video. Here's how you can create it as well.

First, a little background...

So this is where I got the inspiration for the costume. Or, you could say, ripped off the idea. Someone's In the Wolf is a song off the fourth QOTSA album Lullabies To Paralyze and the video is typical of the band's style.

Little lamb, little lamb...

The mask

It took a little work, but I eventually tracked down the same mask the band used in their music video. I believe at some point the band sold them on their website, so you much be lucky enough and already own one.

The original style mask is made of relatively fragile plastic, and intended for children, so be careful with it.

Unfortunately, the mask is no longer made.

The other alternative, if you're not able to find the mask or aren't going for the authentic look from the music video, is to find any suitable sheep/lamb mask from any Halloween costume store and go for it!

Big Bad Wolf

How to make the tail and paws

Where I diverted from the video is in the adding of a tail and paws to my costume, to give others a hint as to why the heck I'm wearing a lamb mask and street clothes.

I picked up three pieces of long fake fur from a craft store (JoAnn's or Michael's would have it) and a bottle of craft glue.

To make the tail I left the piece intact, folding it over into a tube-like shape, then glued it to itself to form a basic tail. I later pinned it to the inside of the back of my pants so it fell down to look like a tail was hidden under my jacket.

The paws were really cuffs. I cut the fur into strips that would wrap my wrists then safety pinned them tightly around my wrists so the fur flowed out from my jacket sleeves. Voila, imitation paws!

Beware the smile...

The completed wolf in sheep's clothing

To finish the look, I wore black pants, boots, a leather jacket, and a black shirt. In the video, the wolves wear normal street clothes along with their masks, so you can pretty much go with your own style.

As I said, the fake fur tail and paws were additives of my own doing and completely optional. Another idea would be to take along a (fake) sharp knife like the ones in the video, if you're a QOTSA fan. Any and all variations would be completely up to you. The more imaginative the better!

All-in-all, one of the most easy yet completely inventive Hallowe'en costumes you'll ever have. Enjoy!

Wolf Rock

Lullabies To Paralyze
Lullabies To Paralyze

Including Someone's In the Wolf, the 2005 album by Queens of the Stone Age is full of all kinds of dark and dangerous hooks and lyrics to keep you awake all night.


© 2007 missbat

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      ComfortsOfHome 5 years ago

      Very clever! I love to see truly original costume ideas.

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      Both costumes look great!

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      gia combs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana

      What a fabulous idea for a costume!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Like the custome? No, I love it! This is just so unique and so cool!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Oh, this is really cool! I love them all.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Yikes! A Wolf!

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Well, now -- I too like to find the obscure with meaning -- this is a good one!

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      Edit Photos 7 years ago from Earth

      I love all your costume lenses - all are filled with great ideas!

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      What a costume! That wolf can certainly pull the wool over someone's eyes!

      5 Stars, favored and lensrolled to Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?.

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      LeslieBrenner 9 years ago

      Great lens MissBat, and a wonderful costume! 5 stars.

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      Allan R. Wallace 9 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      Very nice. If that doesn't start an interesting conversation, nothing will.

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      GypsyPirate LM 9 years ago

      Great idea! Thanks for joining us in The SquidBOO Home!

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      Pierce This 2 9 years ago

      Fantastic looking costume! How to measure a belly button ring

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      one SquidAddict 9 years ago

      5* lens! Welcome to the group!

      All Costumes

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      REally cute costume idea!

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      flowski lm 10 years ago

      WOW, what a cool idea for a Halloween costume! I like the addition of the tail, nice touch.