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How DO you make those Animal Costumes? (Fursuits)
Retired Fursuits 
12th-Aug-2011 12:55 am
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 Recently I commissioned a fullsuit of my main wolf character, this suit will replace a previous partial suit commission I had of the same character.  The old suit has since been retired as it has it's share of cosmetic flaws, wear and tear from the years and just doesn't represent my character to my liking anymore.

I've been trying to think of something to do with the head of my old suit as I do still admire it as a work of art so I don't want to scrap it; and the design of my character is very unique and important to me so no way I am going to sell it.  This got me to thinking of what others who have retired suits have done with them.  Stuff them, mount them on the wall, anything else?  At this point I'm just thinking when I get a larger place of my own I can somehow set it out on display as an art piece.

So yeah!  I'd love to hear experiences others have with old and retired characters and costumes!
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12th-Aug-2011 05:10 am (UTC)
My friend plans on mounting her old heads on a wall with plaques on the back like hunters do trophies.
12th-Aug-2011 05:20 am (UTC)
All three of my gryphons are retired from public appearances but I still wear them around the house for kicks (they were rush jobs made with hot glue so I don't want people thinking that's my usual standard). I could never sell them either (if they had bodysuits I'd sell those though since they are less personal/unique than the heads).

When I'm not preening in front of the mirror they reside on my bedroom's shelves and stare at me while I sleep. I'm sure the neighbors think I am weird with all those decapitated animal heads.

My other retired costumes went into the trash, but that's mostly because they sucked and I was to ashamed to even give them away lest people assume it was representative of my current work :I
12th-Aug-2011 05:50 am (UTC)
http://lilleahwest.deviantart.com/art/hunting-trophies-152837644
Retired or not I just hang my heads on the wall, both my personal suits and commissions that need to hang around a while before shipping just get hung on the wall via a nail and a large safety pin. (well Ryo-Oki us in on a hook with wire cause she weighs a lot, but you get the idea)
12th-Aug-2011 07:07 am (UTC)
I just keep mine on shelves for memories :)
12th-Aug-2011 07:25 am (UTC)
Make a plushie body for it. |3

Here's my head on my meerkat backback: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4629551/
12th-Aug-2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
I put mine on a posable mannequin! I like to scare other furs who come over with my suits on mannequins XD
12th-Aug-2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
oh god I would LOVE going to your house XD That would be so cool :D
12th-Aug-2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
I let a friend deconstruct two of my old heads when I was helping her make first head - she told me it was helpful and asked lots of questions.

I was tired of them eating up space, but I was not going to just chunk them nor was I willing to sell them, so this solution worked well for me.

Yes, most of the parts got trashed in the end but my old heads got to help teach someone, which is awesome to me.
13th-Aug-2011 02:24 am (UTC)
I threw all my old costumes away if they were unsellable... those that were sellable I turned into something else and offered up for fairly cheap. ^_^; I try not to keep things around that I don't need, with the exception of my collectables.
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