impfreak replied to your post “Some strategies for wearing costumes”

If you paint your face like a wolf, you can wear regular clothes and be a werewolf/ teen wolf! All you need is face paint, and if your clothes are old and you don’t mind shredding them up a bit, that can be a little extra fun.

realsocialskills said:

Note that if you are going to do this, it’s important to use face paint and not another type of paint. Paint not designed to go on skin can cause problems.

lostlittleelephant said

Also there are multiple types of face paint; the really sticky (but cheap) créme-kind is irritating for me, multiple others have claimed this to. The more waterpaint-alike type works better, it doesn’t itch, you don’t feel it and in heatened places it won’t feel like a bag on your face. 

realsocialskills said:

Where do you get the more waterpaint-alike kind? Do they also sell that kind in costume stores?

evalilith said:

I’m not sure where to get the different kinds (though a quick search for water-based facepaint turned up some results at Walmart and craft stores), but another tip for if you are worried is to try out a small amount on the back of your hand or somewhere else where it won’t be as big of a deal if you react to it. It is a good plan to do that when trying out anything you plan to put on your face in large quantities, especially if it is cheaper stuff.

I’ll also add here that while people mentioned to get a warm costume if you are going out, you should also be careful to make sure you have a cooler costume if you are going to be indoors, especially if there will be several or more people present. This is even more important when doing facepaint, as too much sweat might affect the paint.