Rough and gruff is just the way we like this all-time favorite superhero of ours. Wolverine, also known as Logan when not in his superhero outfit, is one of Marvel’s most popular mutant antiheroes. His most distinctive superpowers are his super-quick self-healing abilities, feral physical abilities, and, of course, the characteristic retractable adamantium claws only Wolverine can wield almost effortlessly.
Before the release of the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, Wolverine was already hot among many adult and children fans of X-Men, but this enthusiasm ballooned to a near-obsession after the movie that depicted Wolverine’s life before joining X-Men. This year, you are guaranteed to become a big hit with a Wolverine Halloween costume. Make sure you can take on the heat!
Choosing Your Own Wolverine Halloween Costume
Because Wolverine is such a popular character, ranking high in worldwide lists of Best Comic Book Characters and the like, there are bound to be several choices for a Wolverine costume. After all, he also had several distinctive outfits even when he wasn’t in his official X-Men attire. The following choices are the officially licensed Wolverine costumes released for retail.
- Wolverine Origins Deluxe Adult Costume. Marvel has released this high-quality costume for those who are on a tight budget but would like to wear an authentic costume depicting their favorite antihero. This costume set comprises the well-known yellow and blue jumpsuit and the Wolverine mask with ear-shaped peaks on each side.
- Wolverine Origins Classic Adult Costume. Aside from the yellow and blue jumpsuit, this slightly more expensive costume package includes a foam-padded lining in all the right places to give a more authentic, more beefed up Wolverine look. It also includes the classic Wolverine mask, a vinyl belt, and a pair of gloves that contain the retractable claws.
The Wolverine Deluxe and Classic costumes are also available in children’s sizes.
How to Create Your Own Wolverine Halloween Costume
Unless you’re a trained tailor or you can afford to pay somebody to create a complicated costume for you, it won’t be easy to replicate the officially licensed yellow and blue Wolverine jumpsuit on your own. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot create your own Wolverine costume without having to shell out an amount for these ready-made costumes. A great idea is to dress up in Logan’s clothes, instead of in Wolverine’s costume; they’re still the same person, after all. Logan’s signature outfit is the plain white undershirt tucked into denim pants and a dog tag around his neck. With the help of some hair spray or styling gel, you can easily get the hair into the right shape. Of course, you also need to get the retractable blades into the outfit-or else, it wouldn’t make any sense at all. If you cannot make one, it would be a good investment to get a pair of officially licensed gloves with the retractable claws.
Wolverine Accessories You Shouldn’t Miss
What makes a Wolverine costume authentically Wolverine? The following are telltale accessories no person who wants to dress up as Wolverine should pass up on.
Wolverine Mask – This yellow, blue, and black half-face mask is made from breathable vinyl, so you’re sure to always feel comfortable even when wearing it for a long time.
Wolverine Claws – What is Wolverine without his claws? Still a pretty amazing superhero, but not quite the Wolverine we have all come to know and love despite his moody demeanor. You can create your own claws from plastic or you can purchase an officially licensed pair of skin-colored gloves for this.
Wolverine Sideburns – Rough and gruff is all about the sideburns and you can be sure as hell Wolverine wouldn’t be so tough without these.
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