I have a question that I feel should have an obvious answer...but I just can't see it :/
I am making digitigrade legs on my suit using the "glue the foam onto an undersuit" type method so as to be able to have the foam separate/removable (not attached to the actual suit), and make washing the bodysuit easier. I've glued my foam onto a pair of spandex pants and have all the shaping done already. I'm now at the point where I've got the digitigrade pants on my duct tape dummy, and have a cloth mock-up bodysuit to start taking in to be form fitting in order to make a pattern with. Well my question is, how will the foamed pants be removable? The large hock sticking out the back of my calf is much bigger than the area right where my knee is...soo I would imagine taking the pants back out of the bodysuit would require a lot of squishing of foam to fit back through skinnier areas. I hope that made sense. Not to mention it was difficult to even get the horribly baggy mock-up suit over the legs...I can't imagine trying to wrestle a trimmed and fitted suit over those padded legs. So am I missing some big point, or is trying to have a fitted digitigrade suit mean I can't have a removable padded undersuit?
For an example of what I'm doing...I've made undersuit legs pretty much like these that LV made...but with more foam in some places including some around the ankles (fits with the hooves I've made). http://latinvixen02.livejournal.com/103006.html