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Dia purplemoon

The Few Rules:


* Before you ask a question, please check the MEMORIES (The text says "Memories" next to the community userpic.) TONS of questions have been categorized!
* Please, keep it PG13. (aka "work safe", no showing "bits")
* Please, ONLY ON TOPIC posts! Keep it on Fursuits you have built, Tutorials, or questions on how to build them, only.
* Please, Do not lock comments. Keep them open.
* For Fursuit Auctions / Sales / Wanting a Quote for something, please post to fursuitauctions! If you're looking to buy or sell fursuits, parts, or costume items, join that community!
* Feel free to show any "HOW TOs" on creating things. THIS is what the community was made for!
* For showing off your work, please limit the front of the post to ONE small picture (please, no larger than 250px by 250px), then for multiple pictures, please use the LJ-cut (see here: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=75 )or just link the URL to the pic.

Use this:
<lj-cut text="TEXT">
ENTRY
</lj-cut>

Do not put any spaces in the < > brackets.
TEXT= what the link will say.
ENTRY= what you put in the entry inside the cut. This can be pictures, text, etc

* Also if you are showing off your work, PLEASE, don't post day after day after day with your progress. Instead, show us your construction pics by week, or the finished product when you are done.

* Constructive criticism IS ALLOWED. Be aware you may have some members comment on how to improve your work if you end up posting pictures unless you specifically say "Please, no crits on this" (or something along those lines. )

* NO FLAME WARS!

* ENJOY!
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25th-Oct-2014 10:32 am - Help finding the right colors?
I'm making a fursuit of this little guy, and I'm having an awfully hard time finding the right colors. (Sorry for the very messy reference picture, I made it on a whim).
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I need to find a grey color, a darker grey, and a dark grey (almost black) color fur. I've looked everywhere, but it's been very hard to find anything. I'm looking for fur that is NOT tipped/frosted, and is about 1"-4" pile long. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!
22nd-Oct-2014 07:37 pm - Gin search of right color faux fur!
Hello my fellow furs, I am in need of a specific color fur that the fabric store online does not carry anymore. And my fursuit head has that color. ;( any help would be greatly appreciated. As I really want to get my body suit made. Hopefully these pics loaded right. On the left is my head with the color it's like a cream color. The right is light camel color. And I tried golden and both are too dark... I ordered swatches for cream color from a couple sites. But if anyone knows where I can find this fur for sure would be ever so grateful!
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22nd-Oct-2014 08:29 pm - Getting ready to start, any tips?
gawain, gareth, terance, woodbaby, family
So, I've been gathering materials and looking up tutorials, making lots of notes and now I think I'm ready to start my Dewott costume :)
Here's my concept art of what I'm aiming for. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14812396/

So, as a question to all of you more experianced makers out there, what are the most important things to keep in mind when starting a suit?  What are some common first time mistakes to avoid?  I'm just looking for any little pro-tips y'all care to share that might help a newbie out but are too short to make into a full tutorial or something.  Also, any tips specific to follow eyes, digigrade padding and otter faces would be especially appreciated.  Thanks and can't wait to share my progress and panics along the way as I try to figure out all this. XD
22nd-Oct-2014 05:37 pm - Tight neck?
hey, try, awesome

Hey guys!

I was wondering, for anyone else who has made/wears a resin head, is the neck supposed to be tight? I just finished a personal head yesterday and I feel like the neck is only tight around my throat, just below my jaw. It's not something I'm crazy angry about, but I was curious if there's a way to fix that. The jaw is layer with 1" of foam which may be why, but it helps articulate the jaw a lot better. The throat problem is not eminent for a few minutes.

The neck also bunches up on me? (which you can see in the photo below) It's fine on my mannequin but when I put it on and zip it up, suddenly, the front makes a little pocket for itself.

The head in question is this one: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14819438/

Thanks!

22nd-Oct-2014 02:06 pm - What's that foam called?
nom nom nom
For the life of me i cant remember what that foam is called, the one that you can use to cast stuff with. Its soft and kinda squishy used to cast foam heads and the like. Where do people get it from in the US, and is it hard to use for someone that hasn't casted anything before?
22nd-Oct-2014 06:42 pm - Cleaning
Hi again :) I've got another for you guys.
Is there a different way to spot clean a fursuit head without folex or spot shot our place doesn't carry any of those spot cleaners.
21st-Oct-2014 05:24 pm - head base
hi! so i have finshed my foam head base, i would really like some feedback on it!
http://sarabikitty.deviantart.com/art/Fursuit-head-base-489766848


edit~ i really need to get this done by halloween, could anyone give me any feedback, does the foam base look okay?


20th-Oct-2014 07:35 pm - Does this look right? And teeth?
So, I've made a toony cow head that I'm trying to finish before Friday. She's coming along nicely, but there are a couple of issues I'm having.
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19th-Oct-2014 07:49 pm - Foam Questions for large head
pimmy
Hey again guys! This is probably coming from a place of perfectionism and paranoia, but I'll ask anyway. The planning stages are over and now I need to actually buy foam. Choosing foam seems harder than I thought though, even after scouring over all the FAQs at various places.

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18th-Oct-2014 10:31 pm - shaveing mongolian fur
I been googling all night and couldn't find a answer to this. I recently got a sample of DF Mongolian fur and think its perfect for the border collie suit I plan to do. I was just wondering how well it will take to shaving for the face markings before I risk my small sample. Would it look alright for large areas shaved down, or should I just stick to small parts or should I just try for long pile fur. I like the scruffiness of Mongolian once you brush it and think it looks more collie-ish than the long pile I seen.
19th-Oct-2014 12:55 pm - Backwards facing Fur
Jijinx
Hey!
I'm looking to see any examples people have of suits that have delierately backwards facing fur.

I'm looking at some point to have a hyena suit made and thinking of having the fur on the backs of the legs and the mane facing "upwards" so it tufts up more. Would love to see examples because I know I've seen it done before but I can't remember on what suit.

Thanks guys!
17th-Oct-2014 06:59 pm - Some feedback please?
hi again! i have started on the head base for my costume, and i was wondering if i could get some feedback so far! i have no idea how to put images, so heres a link :P

http://sarabikitty.deviantart.com/art/Fursuit-head-W-I-P-488971916

and anothr stupid question- after sewing the fur ect, what do you use to 'stick' the fur to the foam, or should it just stay (i doubt it) after you put it on?
16th-Oct-2014 09:27 pm - Inexpensive ram horns
Scabrous
Target has these ram horns in-store for $10 in the Halloween section right now:

http://www.target.com/p/adult-ram-horns-costume-accessory-osfm/-/A-15752150

They're cast from foam and are hollow, making them very lightweight and a bit squooshy.

For some reason the in-store version is gold instead of horn-colored, but nothing a quick paint job can't fix. Or maybe you're a dragon and WANT them in gold.

They're about 1.5-ish times the size of the plastic "Damon Horns" [sic] at Party City, etc. that a lot of folks currently use.
17th-Oct-2014 12:18 pm - Bottom jaw sagging?
Hello! I am currently making a poodle fursuit and it's going along nicely except for one thing, the jaw is just too darn floppy!I wanted to make it so that it was partially open so I could drink water inside of it so I attached a jaw I made to a foam wedge to make it able to be attached to the chin but I think it's the weight of it or something but it just looks really silly! I know that not everything can be perfect but this is bothering me a great deal. I thought of putting something beneath the chin to keep it up but I tried and I couldn't make it look natural and foam lacked the strength to keep it up. I thought about sewing the top and bottom jaw together but I was worried about the thread breaking when I was fursuiting or it even burning @_@ has anyone else encountered this problem? It isn't a moveable jaw or anything, also.picturesCollapse )
15th-Oct-2014 03:21 pm - Beginner questions and tips?
Pixel Cog

Hey everyone!  I'm a long time member but a first time maker and I had some questions!

So long story short, my boyfriend baught me a mask cast from spades_wolf and I already have a pretty good idea of what I want to do with it.

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I'm going to be massing out and changing some of the shape of the mask with foam, but what I'm unsure about is how to make a convincing beak, horn, and a readable waddle?

The first thing that comes to mind is using tooldip, but I'm not sure if that would be a great idea?  Anyone have any tips for getting a good clean beak like texture?

And anyone have any ideas on best way to go about making a waddle?

Also last question, but how do you go about attatching the mask to the cowl?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

14th-Oct-2014 11:49 pm - Faun Heels

I recently stumbled accross this tutorial: http://fursuit.livejournal.com/5936585.html

I was wondering if any kind of stillettos would work for this tutorial, cause I tried regular heels and it kind of failed miserably. Any help?

14th-Oct-2014 08:43 pm - Sewing Bat wings
So I'm working on a Bat bodysuit for someone and I'm getting to the point where I need to sew the wings. However I'm not sure how to go about this part. I'm using a fleece type material for the membranes and its going to be attached along the body and connect with the hand so it all one piece in the end. Plus a couple extra bits between then fingers which are extended out and extra 10 inches or so from the end of the hand.

Guess I'm just wondering if anyone has ny advice on how to proceed here.
14th-Oct-2014 10:41 pm - Fixing "is my head too big"
Hey there, so I posted yesterday asking advice on if you all thought my new fursuit head was too big.

After studying the photos and thinking about what else I had to still add to it (mohawk and ears) I deemed it too large.

So, I've stripped all the fur off and started trimming and snipping away at the foam.

I've been using the overall size of my old fursuit head as a "guide" (not the shape, just the size) as I really liked the size of it.
It was fine for a partial but also big enough to work as a fullsuit, and that's what I want.

So, here's what I have so far. Do you think I should trim some more off?
The first photo shows what it looked like before I took the fur off. WAYYY too big.
The others are after I've trimmed it down by maybe 1/2 inch. I still think in places I could stand to take a bit more off.

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As before, any help would be greatly appreciated. This LJ is always so helpful, you're all seriously awesome people c:
11th-Oct-2014 02:33 pm - Head too big?

Hello there!

Recently I picked up a foam base from IsabellaPrice to start work on a Foxy fursuit from Five Nights at Freddy's. I've never worked with a foam cast before, and it's proving to be an interesting experiance so far, mostly in the sense that the head seems to be too big

I'm not sure why, but to me it just looks too large, and I was curious if I could get a second opinion on if in fact it is, or if I'm just nuts~

I've included two images, of the head by itself, and of it being worn. Thank's so much!!

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