It was a friend’s 80’s birthday party and there was one only one person I was going as. I already owned the basketball costume as my wonderful wife had bought it for me as a Christmas present. The rest of the costume faced a bigger problem, especially being a perfectionist. I decided I wanted real hair and knew wigs would be the best best option, although very expensive.

I went to my local Mall and it must have been my lucky day. The first shop I visited (Claire’s) had wigs but they were £12 each. I decided to look around for a cheaper but wasn’t holding out much hope. No luck. I talked my wife into believing that I needed these big time but she wasn’t buying it. When we returned to Claire’s I saw a woman with all the wigs in her basket and thought I’d lost my chance. Incredibly, she worked at the shop and was taking them to re-sticker them. I got them for 5 for £5.


Beavers basketball costume (bought online from USA)
Teeth (bought from online Joke shop)
White socks (sports shop)
Yellow arm bands and head band (Online sport shop)
Wigs (somehow 5 for £5)
Black Lycra top
Old pair of pants
Face paint
Face glue
Orange basketball

I cut one of the wigs to look like Teenwolf’s hair. The headband kept it in place. A-Level Art gave me an advantage in painting my face. I glued on hair cut off one of the wigs to my cheeks. Vampire teeth finished off the effect.

I bought a black Lycra top and sewed on wig hair over the shoulders, round the body and down the arms. The Beavers vest went over this.

I got an old pair of boxer shorts and sewed on a wig onto each leg (with a hole made through the top of each wig).

Do this whilst watching Teenwolf on DVD and you’ll end up getting a keg of beer and having the time of your life!