Your Guide to Having a Very #TeenWolf Halloween

Can you believe that it’s almost Halloween? Halloween is a fabulous holiday–it provides a great opportunity to truly let our fandom flag fly to a degree that is rarely socially acceptable outside of conventions (also, candy). Whether you don’t have plans yet or are just looking to liven things up a bit, here are a few ways to bring a little more Teen Wolf to the festivities tomorrow.

Jack-o’-Lanterns

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Impress trick-or-treaters (and more importantly, the internet) with your pumpkin carving prowess by taking on a Teen Wolf-inspired design. Whether you choose a character like Derek Hale (above) or a more subtle design, such as the triskele or an anchor (“Be your own anchor” inspirational pumpkins, anyone?), your jack-o’-lanterns are sure to stand out from the scary faces lighting up the rest of the neighborhood.

What’s that? You don’t have any artistic abilities and you’re sure this will only become more apparent than ever when you try to turn a large gourd into a work of art? I’m with you on that front, but luckily–as with so many good things in life–there are methods to beat the madness. Instead of trying to free-hand carve Tyler Posey’s likeness into your pumpkin, pick a design and look for stencils or outlines online (e.g. this triskele). Just print out your design of choice, tape it onto your pumpkin, and use a transfer tool to poke holes that will form the outline. When you remove your stencil, you basically just have to play connect the dots to finish your masterpiece. Though it can be time-consuming, this is a useful method that can result in some impressive pumpkins, even when you typically lack artistic skills (as I can attest from my Edward Cullen pumpkin several years back). Need more instructions? Here’s a handy guide.

Costumes

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Sani as Lydia Martin – “Riddled” via http://teenwolfcosplay.tumblr.com/tagged/cosplayer:_sani

Deciding on a costume is one of the most exciting (and difficult) elements of Halloween. Hopefully you’ve already picked one out… But if you haven’t, it’s not too late! Even if you don’t own any of the outfits featured on the show, Teen Wolf-inspired costumes can actually be pretty easy to put together from things you already have in your closet. Do you own a plaid shirt? Put it on over a funny tee, and voila–you’re Stiles. If you have a lacrosse stick in your garage, bring that along for added effect. Get Lydia’s look with a cute floral dress and booties. If you happen to have some red, yellow, or blue contacts, you can go as an Alpha or a Beta–you don’t even have to choose a specific character. For more ideas, check out teenwolfmtvstyle, which has recently shared Halloween costumes inspired by the residents of Beacon Hills (in addition to outfits for just about any other occasion). You can also visit teenwolfcosplay to see other fans’ Teen Wolf looks.

Entertainment

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Once you’ve decorated and decided on a costume, all that remains is deciding on the evening’s entertainment. Halloween is as good a reason as any for a(notherTeen Wolf marathon, especially since “Illuminated” takes place on the holiday. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can throw a last minute blackout party of your own (or just bust out a few glow sticks for ambiance).

If you’d rather head out on the town, you can get your horror fix by seeing Ouija, featuring Teen Wolf‘s Shelley Hennig. And then come back home for a Teen Wolf marathon so you can actually sleep at night.

Either way, don’t forget the candy–Reese’s and M&Ms are Teen Wolf-approved (gotta love sponsors).

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How will you be bringing more Beacon Hills to your Halloween celebrations? Any more tips to share? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!

Fangirl, avid reader, & Anglophile. Current obsessions include: Dylan O'Brien, Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, brunch, SDCC, and gingerbread lattes. Not a queen, a Khaleesi. Contact: chloe@fangirlish.com.