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Wild Wolf Costume by Zhon Wild Wolf Costume by Zhon
You guys asked for it! Now I'm giving it to ya!

More Detailed shots of the Wolf costume made for San's brother (Princess Mononoke) at the NDK 2008 Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Full real costume, that when crouched or laying down, looks absolutely believable that you are right next to a lounging wolf!

Please, no flaming. Only IDIOTS comment on something they hate.

And, NO. I did not kill this beautiful animal.

This wolf was legally taken and banded in the state of Alaska. Original wolf skull shows signs of old age. Teeth were worn down and calcium deficiency/periondontal disease on the bone.
There are also no holes in the pelt, meaning this wolf never saw a bullet.
Teeth inside this head are cast replicas of a perfect animal, not the originals.

Don't Get Me Wrong, I Love Wolves! Just taking something that's otherwise useless and making it into something more beautiful/amazing than just leaving it to rot with the maggots.
Preserve what you can and do not waste!

Download for full-sized Details! :D

(For those interested in ownership, of a wolf like this one, Price ranges from $1,200-2,500 depending on the quality of the materials used, pelt price, jaw pose and airbrushing time.)

Enjoy!

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:iconwolfenstien13:
Wolfenstien13 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's bloody amazing! I use to hear stories of primitives wearing pelts to get closer to their target, but this newly puts a new definition into that.
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jdixon69 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Is it 4 sale?
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Terabyte843 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude your costumes look so real. If i were to run across someone wearing this while laying on the ground i would think it was a real wolf. That just shows how amazing this is... ITS AMAZING. :D
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ornismon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What I like about these is the expressions you've given them. Really gorgeous and lifelike, something I have a hard time finding in most mounted pelts. 
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ArtistStallion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may have to buy one of these some day.... 
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InsanitysRequiem1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Simply curious, but how much would this (or one like this) be? If you don't mind my asking.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
One of these can range anywhere from $1200-$2200. Depends on the size, colour, and pose you would want. :)
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InsanitysRequiem1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student General Artist
wow, that's a staggering amount, however it is a realistic amount. I'm going to have to start saving up XD, thanks for the information.
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Ros3WindN33dl3s Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are a freaking Genius D : pewdiepie gasp wtf cat face Nickderp Clap Love Love Love Love Love :happybounce: I think I've fainted. Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lol! :3
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Wolftranny Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
I'd like to purchase one.
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have two in the works and about 60% finished. The black and the pale grey at the bottom of this photo: sta.sh/0ww0lmwui89
If either of those strike your fancy, this is reiterated from my journal:
FOR THE BLACK WOLF -
     Head-only, fully finished face - $1200.
     Head finished, headdressed body with soft lining to protect the leather - $1800
     Head finished, plush body - $2100 
FOR THE PALE WOLF - 
     Head-only, fully finished face - $1200.
     Head finished, headdressed body with soft lining to protect the leather - $1500
     Head finished, plush body - $1900 
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Wolf-Splash Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
wow this is pretty much i can never in the live buy it but it is verrry verrrrrrryyy cool and pretty and beutiful 
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ninetailedbeast24 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Awsome wolf great details
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love these wolf costumes. They remain so life-like. You must put some love and spirit into them. Really beautiful work.

Someday... *rubs hands together*

Though I live in Montana.... I'll just have to make sure not to go near anyone's cows while wearing it. ;)
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm so glad you love them! :D
And yeah! It's always best to wear them in a place where people will know it's a costume piece! Never go into the woods alone.
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Kit--LoveDay Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you plan on making more of these? I'd LOVE to buy one one day!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do plan to make more of these in the near future! :D
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Kit--LoveDay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, some day I'd love to purchase one, they're amazing!
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NL-Lynx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
:squee:
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adoribleme1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poor wolf
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PicklesGame Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it but the person that made it had to kill a wolf     I love wolfs:| (Blank Stare) 
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Kit--LoveDay Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No one killed the wolf. I love wolves too. Read the description, it clearly states that this wolf died of old age naturally. 
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I made it, and I didn't kill the wolf.
Did you not read the artist comments?
I stated that the skull showed signs of aging, and there was no bullet hole... so, unless this old-man wolf was clubbed in the head, I don't think he was "killed"
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sushi1382 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing way to combine two loves into one. The talent and artistry that went into the costume is mind-blowing. The animal is masterfully intact and made so realistic and alive, like you said, instead of letting it rot. My dad used to be taxidermist so I know the work that goes into these pelts. Fantastic job, you must be very proud of the end result :)
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you love the costume and thank you! :)
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sushi1382 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome :)
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tammygotchianimalove Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I love princess Mononoke :happybounce: Paw Print (Purple) - F2U!  Yea Iam an animal lover!!
I want to buy you one or paterns if it is of any other material please reply me :happybounce: Woo! 
And where (shops or internet shops) I can find those materials?
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Fuck I want this! ;-;  It would win best costume at a costume party for sure lol.
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DoddleWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
thats pretty cool:)
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ValerieBrock Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Love it it's really good
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HaloLovesLizi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I'm not a big fan of taxidermy but that's is beautiful and I would totally buy that. o-o Especially when they wolf was killed by nautral causes. c:
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artbyjpp Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is exactly what I have been looking for!
$1200 is completely work it! I need one for myself and my wife. Saving my nickels and dimes now. 
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BlueVain161998 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Artist
that better be fake -_-
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Orion-Virtute Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
The description said it's real but he loves wolves, it had died of old age and was taken legally.  I'm not excstatic about it but it's certainly better than someone just hunting a wolf.
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BlueVain161998 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Artist
true
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ShinyAquaBlueRibbon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
You do some GORGEOUS taxidermy work. o___o This definitely included.
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SwirlPaw Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I know what I want for Christmas...
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so fantastic it is kind of scarey!
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mangakaluna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is an old piece, but I have to say, your work is absolutely exquisite. Very well done <3
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:iconhuskyzer0:
HuskyZer0 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
We're do u buy it??
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I make them! :)
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:iconhuskyzer0:
HuskyZer0 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Can u make me one :O
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Hanami-Yuzuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell me the price (in euros,i am german) and i think about it.
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:iconhanami-yuzuki:
Hanami-Yuzuki Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
want one.but,is this real pelt,i mean the real pelt from a real wolf?

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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is indeed! If you wanted one that died via roadkill versus a hunt/quota wolf, I can arrange to find a pelt that is a roadkill, granted most people want those and they usually sell quick.
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Hanami-Yuzuki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
N-no!you don't have to!
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ThatRandomFurry Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love it!
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Trishamonstah Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful. Wow. ;O;
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