In Family, Holiday & Seasonal
“I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook’s
Going to get himself a big dish of beef chow mein
Werewolves of London” —Warren Zevon, RIP

We finished the werewolf costume just in time for the Halloween party my son went to today! I’m glad the weather cooled off a bit because he would’ve roasted otherwise. I sewed fake fur “tubes” to the ends of old cut-off pants and a thrifted flannel shirt. The hood velcro’s under the chin for easy removal.

My Aveda eyeliner pencils came in handy for the facial details…as did the beast’s naturally scraggly teeth. :) The red you see in the photo is actually the sun reflecting off the tail light of my car. Gruesome, no?

While I was documenting his costume in the front yard, I thought I’d show you my lamp post ghost. It’s my favorite Halloween decoration: cheap, easy, reusable and spooky-cute! My mom does this at my parents’ house every year but I’ve never had a lamp post…until now! Grab a white second-hand sheet at the Goodwill, draw a face in the middle and throw it over your lamp post. (My lamp is really pointy on top, so I put a clear plastic bowl on the top before putting the sheet over it.) Then tie a ribbon or string around the base of the lamp and arrange the gathers of the sheet. If the sheet is too long, just trim around the bottom edge. Make it jaggy if you want.

It’s almost impossible to get a good shot of this at night, but it looks great illuminated on a dark windy night! So s-p-o-o-k-y!

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  • Sharon

    Fantastic costume!

  • Pink Lemonade Bags

    The costume turned out perfect! The naturally occuring teeth are definitely the finishing touch! LOL

  • quinn

    “(His hair was perfect.)”

    great costume!

  • Inspired Tokens

    Fabulous costume …and I’m totally lovin the lamppost ghost!

  • Jesse Mendez

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  • Jodie

    I wish we celebrated Halloween here in Australia – good costumes , good decorations and whatever candy corn is….

  • Alisa

    Love the costume! Does he even know how lucky he is to have a mom like you?

    I am now wishing I had a lamppost to make that ghost. Wonderful idea!

  • RID

    Great costume!!!

  • sammyjo

    Very cool costume! he looks great!

    I love the lamp, i wish my parents decorated at halloween!

  • Blakely

    What a cool idea for a lamp post. To bad I don’t have a lamp post. Great costume!

  • Andrea

    The costume is great! How very clever!!

    And I love the lamp post – I wonder if I can get my husband to install one this afternoon. LOL

  • Pieceful Bits

    that ghost lamp post is so clever

  • JennyC.No3

    He looks awesome! The best werewold costume I’ve seen by far :)

  • QuirkyDolls

    Love the costume, very creative and not too complicated. I bet he had fun growling and chasing kids

  • [email protected]

    Huh! I’d like to meet his tailor. :)

  • Betz White

    Quinn and Susie,
    I’m glad you know some lyrics! :)

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