You can get the “Disgruntled Dog Costume” which many claim is the most realistic Wilfred costume available. It’s got a darker fur and closer to the original Wilfred look. It’s available for $119.99 and it’s selling fast!
Tell your friends that the Wilfred the Dog Halloween Costume is available now! Buy the Wilfred Costume before it sells out!
Wilfred is Sarah’s dog. He is 9 years old and the only thing we know about his breed is that he’s one/sixteenth “Dingo”. Wilfred is very protective of Sarah which makes him aggressive, manipulative and conniving against any men who are interested in her. He smokes cigarettes and weed, drinks beer and eats bad food. He also has a foul mouth which gets him in trouble. In short, he’s awesome.
When I first saw the show Wilfred on FX I knew immediately what I wanted to be for Halloween. I wanted to be Wilfred, so I looked up how much a wilfred costume was gonna cost me but there was only one problem, no one was selling it. Oh no! I guess I can’t go as Wilfred, or maybe I can? I’m gonna make my own Wilfred Halloween Costume and it’s gonna be better than I could have bought, yeah, that’s what I’ll do! Wait, I can’t sew and have no idea what I’m doing!
That’s where this site comes in. I’m going to go step by step from beginning to end on me making my own Wilfred costume and you get to see and share the experience. When it’s finished, hopefully I will have enough detailed instructions for you to make your own, while not having to suffer all the trouble and learning I did. Here goes nothing.
The sizes will be for adults for the Wilfred the dog costume.
Additional Wilfred Costume Accessories:
Creating fake stubble: Chop up some wool or similar textured material into small pieces uses your scissors. The pieces will ideally be about an eighth of an inch in length. Do the cutting over a bowl to catch any falling shreds. Wash your face with soap and water, then dry it. Make sure it’s 100% dry before continuing. Brush adhesive over the part of your face you want the stubble. To replicate the Wilfred beard, find a picture of Wilfred, print it out or do this in front of your PC. Use Spirit Gum or something similar. It will take about a minute for the gum to get tacky. After applying, wait a few minutes for it to dry. Get a small amount of chopped hair in your fingers and roll it around in your fingers. Apply the chopped hair to your face. Repeat the process until you have the fake beard you desire.
Wilfred dog nose: The final step on your Wilfred dog look is to get your nose black. This is a simple process and can be done with black face paint, easily found at any costume shop. Apply the black nose makeup according to the Wilfred nose and it should easily last the night. If you have a girl in your life who has makeup already she can probably supply you with eye shadow for the same effect which could save you a little money.
Don’t think Wilfred is going to be popular? Think again. It’s looking to be possibly the number one costume for Halloween this year, and possibly a contender for next year as well. The thing about it is, the season finale just wrapped up, and the types of people who enjoy Wilfred are also the same who still dress up for Halloween even though they are in an older age group. It’s like the perfect storm. If you’re here because you want the costume, then trust me, buy it now! Don’t wait! Don’t think you can wait until later or it might be too late. You need the costume obviously, but you also need to get the other accessories to look just like him. The includes the Wilfred beard, bong and nose. Those are the easy parts tho.
Everyone who I talk to about this costume I tell them the same thing, “IT WILL SELL OUT. I PROMISE.” This is going to be the #1 costume of 2011, mark my words. I don’t know about you, and how long you typically wait to buy your costume, but if you’re one of those people who waits till a week or so before Halloween to start buying then you will not be able to be Wilfred, sorry to say. You need to order this within the first day or two of it being sold if you want a chance of having it. It’s a rare costume, and this is it’s first year. I have experience with costumes just like it from last year and that’s exactly what’s gonna happen. Next year it’ll be a different story but I guarantee you this year it’s gonna be sold like furry hotcakes. Send me an e-mail if you have any questions.
While this site started out as the steps I was taking to create my own, it transformed into something bigger than that. I find that it’s important to point out that this site is not affiliated with FX Networks, or the Wilfred show in any way. The costume I’m selling is the official Wilfred costume, and the only one available on the Internet. This is a site dedicated to my appreciation of the Wilfred show. With that said, enjoy your Halloween and keep watching Wilfred!
Update: I’ve found the pattern I’m going to use. It’s the “Simplicity Pattern #2853″ which is for adult animals. I figure I can use the basic layout and just make a few minor changes. The ears and tail will be slightly different, as well as the grey shag material I plan on using, but still haven’t found.
The beauty about making my own Wilfred costume is that I can control the look and feel and make it as accurate as possible. In the past when I’ve bought Halloween costumes I would be at the control of the manufacturer on how they thought it should look.
While Wilfred is a simple costume, you can tell when someone put that extra effort into it to get it looking exactly right.
Once the Wilfred costume is complete, the only thing to add is the black nose make-up, maybe some fake stubble and a fake bong! That would definitely get me some strange looks, maybe even questioned by cops!