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How DO you make those Animal Costumes? (Fursuits)
3D eye sheen method? 
4th-May-2012 09:06 am
HELLOOO ^~^
  okay i was looking at the orignal "3-d eye sheen method-http://fursuit.livejournal.com/4947244.html"  poste and thought that i would try and find the palstic that they where talking about but no luck then i looked around the memories and found somthing about bending resin. so i looked up clear Acrylic sheets that could be bent easily and foundd> " http://www.dickblick.com/products/clear-acrylic-sheets/ "i was thinkinf if youu mad a rounded mold that about the size of the eye youu plan on makeing this would work very well but idk iv yet to try it so i gues what im trying to ask would this be a goo way to go about the 3D eye sheen method? or is there a better/easyer way
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4th-May-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
clear plastic christmas fillable ornaments. Oval ones are flatter than round ones. Can have a distortion line at the widest part of the curve.
http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/categories/1302_1039-acrylic_fillable_ornaments.html

Awesome tutorial in Japanese. You can see them boiling the acrylic sheeting in water with a ladle. Worth a look into
http://tetetor.gooside.com/fursuitmaking.htm

I've also heard of people heating them with a heat gun, blow dryer or a low setting in an oven *protection against fumes encouraged* and mold it over something round like a basketball.

vac forming
http://www.furnation.com/Wookiee/techniques/VacuumForming/index.html

tl:dr

yes.
5th-May-2012 04:01 am (UTC)
What kind of Acrylic is used on the second one
5th-May-2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
oh! I'm retarded. That is a vinyl table cloth. I totally knew that! Here is a more in-depth tutorial for how they made the eyes for that cute pup. I just love Japanese suits.
http://www.furaffinity.net/full/7365886/


You can boil acrylic sheets tho, I've done it. I got acrylic sheets from the local hobby store I just told them I need to heat form some plastic parts. It was part of my 6 month obsession with a particular suit's set of eyes; Ayano Harumaki's crystal starfox. That suiter has like...zero information ANYWHERE about anything related to the build or that or anything else. They look like glass eyes...just...hhh.

http://cosplay.paheal.net/_images/a20f9e297f1df042c1b4d06c04d437f5/25967%20-%20ayano_harumaki%20Krystal%20Star_Fox.jpg




Edited at 2012-05-05 06:11 pm (UTC)
8th-May-2012 04:05 am (UTC)
What I actually use. (Now that I'm done over thinking things such as the heat forming and using actual false lenses. Which can be expensive and not the right size)

Is plastic see through cups.

They do not alter the light at all and give that same finished look as using anything else. Plus you don't have to have a dremel to cut them out, just ordinary scissors.
You can get a pack for only like $4-$6 bucks at the store.

9th-May-2012 01:59 pm (UTC)
but how do youu form the so they are round to fit the curve of the eye
9th-May-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Since they were made as a cup. They keep the curvature they were made with.
All you gotta do is cut them out to size and they will already have the slight curve.
11th-May-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Just a quick note that I'd tried the ladle method with some thin widow treatment acrylic sheets as one suggestion had said and it didn't work. That plastic is too strong. Extra issues were that I didn't have a pan lid with a hole for utensils to stay in with the lid cover(would've provided some additional heat and more convinient to let me to other things. I boiled for 25 minutes at 300Farenheit with no success.
-Ladel with window treatmen: unsuccessful
-Ornamental pourparri spheres/ eggs: unsuccessful from too many light distortions

I'll look at trying again.
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