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Realistic Wolf Mask? 
14th-Sep-2008 10:37 pm
Hi! I'm currently making a realistic werewolf costume :3 While I can make the body, I'm having a hard time with a few things and was wondering if I could perhaps get a few pointers? Does anyone have any good tips for making a realistic mask/head or perhaps know someone that does create realistic fursuit masks/heads? I'd really appreciate it. Also I'm looking into stilts for this costume to make me taller, would anyone have any suggestions on that as well? Were I could perhaps purchase some or find someone that makes those? Thank you! -Kate
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15th-Sep-2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Instructables.com has a couple of cool werewolves. They are strictly made for low use though. But as a Halloween costume, they are awesome.
15th-Sep-2008 04:54 am (UTC)
I'm looking for long term use, we're going to use it at cons. But thank you!
15th-Sep-2008 05:06 am (UTC)
I think the construction on the head is worth looking at....also the overall "look". This one is made with a hard constructed head instead of foam and spandex.

http://www.instructables.com/id/realistic-werewolf-costume/

15th-Sep-2008 06:23 am (UTC)
I can vouche for the fact that Miss Monsters werewolf costume there is awesomely made.
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15th-Sep-2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Cool! In my experience hot glue does not stick as well as sewing. BTW, how many times have you worn it? I have shown this to at least 10 furry friends of mine because I love it so much.

I did a mummy costume with hot glue. Made a top and bottom and glued the wraps. Some of the wraps had to be re-glued on occasion. I wore it about 5 times. Top an bottom is the way to go with a mummy. The bottom wrap extended to cover the joint. I finally donated it to a costume shop.

Can you give me more info on wiring the claws to the gloves please. The foam in the pictures covers the details. Is the wire wrapped around the fingers too? I would love a tutorial on this part.
15th-Sep-2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
P.S. I was also talking about the "Big Bad Wolf" costume that was intended to be worn once.
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15th-Sep-2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
That is why I immediately posted the link. Sorry about that, it was really late/early in the morning. Consider me spanked and I will never do THAT again.... :(

So ladder stitch the seams? Or overcast through the layers? Thats what I get for not reading the whole thing.

What are you using for paw pads now? I usually sew on leather like fabric and stuff it underneath. There are too many pads on the gloves to do this I think.....
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15th-Sep-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Valdyr is another one that does awesome wolf suits!

She's booked until July form what I read, though.
http://fenrirprdctns.livejournal.com/
16th-Sep-2008 02:57 am (UTC)
Do you want realistic and/or scary?
Because I'd check beetlecat out if you just want a standard, but realistic, wolf.

http://Beetlecat.deviantart.com/art/Timber-Wolf-Mask-90988882

That was her first wolf and it looks great. ^^
But if you want it to be all scary then I'd go for Instructables.com. They have some scary stuff. XD

And there are some tutorials on how to make your own stilts. I'm sure it'll be cheeper. >.>
17th-Jan-2011 01:19 pm (UTC) - RE: snary beetle cat timber wolf mask 90988882
hi i was wondering how much would a quadsuit be with that head, its beautiful
17th-Jan-2011 06:29 pm (UTC) - Re: snary beetle cat timber wolf mask 90988882
I have no clue. Probably incredibly expensive (3000+ from Beetlecat) You should send her an email, but I don't think she's taking commissions right now.
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