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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 catagorized! Also look at the "Entry Tags" to the left of this post.
* 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. (Not "What critter should I make?", etc please figure that out maybe in LJ FursuitLounge before you come here to build it)
* Feel free to show any "HOW TOs" / Tutorials on creating things. THIS is what the community was made for!
* 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!
* 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

* Please, Do not lock comments. Keep them open.
* 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!
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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-J
6th-Sep-2018 07:52 pm - taking feet orders
Taking a few footpaw orders. $100 for a pair of foams that you fur/sole yourself, or $250 for 1-2 color, $300 for 3+ colors fully finished
Feet available:
3 toe
4 toe
Cloven hoof
Horse hoof
bird
Choice of Standard or stompy (big) sizes


3rd-Sep-2018 04:30 pm - Fursuit Legs
SL Kirin Right - happy

I have a new partial and would like to add legs or pants so that I can wear it with shorts.
Does anyone have a pattern for fitted legs?  This will be a first for me.

Even a sketch of the cloth shape and what measurements to take would help.

Thanks in advance,

Smrgol

26th-Aug-2018 01:12 pm - Bird feet based on paws?

Hi, I am wondering if there would be a good way to make a pair of bird feet that is constructred like feet paws so they don't look so flat on a toony suit? How could I make the toes longer and still looking bird-like but still toony feet-paw-ish? Also how would I make the toe in the back? Most avian fursuits is having very flat feet which I don't like, I think it looks weird, especially on toony suits. 

26th-Aug-2018 01:39 am - Gryphon Fursuit material question
I've been wanting to make my arm sleeves for my gryphon fursuit and need help finding the right material for the forearm section, It can't be a fleece material and it needs to be stretchable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
14th-Aug-2018 05:02 pm - Feet Paw Rubber?
I decided against using EVA foam for the bottom of my feet pads (well there will technically be a layer in them, but I'd like it to be covered with rubber to increase durability).

I'm wondering if any of these seem suitable?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RIB-RUBBER-MATTING-BLACK-ROLL-24-WIDE-X-5-FT-LONG-FREE-SHIPPING/253781936768

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIAMOND-RUBBER-MATTING-48-WIDE-x-12/263875361471

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEOPRENE-RUBBER-SHEET-1-8-THK-X-12-X-36-WIDE-SHEET-60-DURO-5-FREE-SHIPPING/263836391104

I assume not the last one, but would love to see what you guys have to say on it, or if you have different suggestions. :)
13th-Aug-2018 01:31 pm - Fursuit head bald spots.
Hi there I made an account just to post this looking for help. My fursuit head of a few years has bald spots. These spots are getting more and more noticeable as time is goes on, and I sadly have no clue how to fix them. I received the head WITH some of these bald spots but they are getting more and more noticeable to the point where people comment on them at conventions. Is there any way to path these spots without having to remove the fur completely? I don't have a lot of skill regarding fursuit building. I also saw Matrices tutorial on using a felting needle for markings and thought this might be a good way to patch these spots. Let me know what you guys think... Any and all help I will be extremely grateful for!
Anthro, Lizard, Cat
Hello, all! I have been a lurker, but never posted until now, because all my questions are usually answered from the memories. I looked through memories, and didn't see anything about this, so I decided to go ahead and ask. What fur length should I use for a toony rabbit? I know that there is a rabbit fur, but is that actually for rabbit suits or is it referring to something else? Thanks in advance! :D


Posted via m.livejournal.com.

I'm planning on building a suit head of my fursona in the near future but I'm struggling on how to attach antlers to a resin mask (https://dreamvision-creations.myshopify.com/collections/resin-blanks/products/cut-and-hinged-round-nose-dragon-resin-mask-blank). I'm ordering small white-tail deer resin antlers but I have no idea on how to attach them. I want them to be screw on for transport and I don't know how to add a base for the antlers since the mask I'm looking at doesn't seem to have on already made. I would love some help. Thank you. 

20th-Jul-2018 03:19 pm - Blood Dipped/dyed tail?
So I'm working on editing a sona and I wanted to give them a tail that looks 'blood dipped' and I was wondering if this would be possible in fursuit form? would someone just need to get fabric dye and dip/ smudge the color around or is there more to it?
I dont want to use paint because it can get hard. I want the fur to feel normal.
19th-Jul-2018 06:47 pm - Red panda tail
butterfree
It seems simple enough but believe it or not it's hard to find a tutorial on how to make them! Does anyone know a good tutorial or have any tips to make a long red panda tail?

One of my big questions/concerns is how to make a large tail like that look nice and filled out but not be overly heavy? I have one or two recommend stuffing with chunks of foam (I once saw a friend of mine stuff a squirrel tail with packing peanuts not sure how I felt about that haha) so just wondering how people make/stuff theirs.

A pattern (for a simple red panda tail) would be lovely if anyone has one to share!

Thanks so much! Looking to make one between 4-5 long with maybe a slight curve at the end.
27th-Jun-2018 12:59 pm - which white fur to use?

making an all white suit with minimal padding. the cat is shorthair. 


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these are the links ive collected. im in canada btw, i dont usually use fabric.com because of the canadian shipping price.

https://www.fabric.com/buy/bu-291/shannon-faux-fur-luxury-shag-white


https://fabricville.com/en/luxury-fur-white.html






http://imstuffedfur.com/rabbitfurs.html first one, white rabbit</lj-cut>


5th-Jun-2018 11:45 pm - How to make claw paws/ monster paws!

 

I've been digging around to find a good tutorial on making monster paws and have been unable to find one that I would have liked to follow. So, I made my own! I hope this can help someone!

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26th-May-2018 10:26 am - Looking for yellow-orange fur

Hello there! First of all I want to apologize if I mess up the formatting or anything, I've never posted to livejournal before, so please tell me if I do anything wrong! But this site has been a lot of help to me just lurking on it in the past, so I thought I might come here for some help with a problem I'm having- I can't find this specific color of fur anywhere!! 

It seems like a really common color, but all of the orange furs I've found are way too red. FursuitSupplies's creamsicle orange would have been perfect but it's gone! I'm not super picky about the exact color, I just need something between this orange and this yellow (and this unfortunately looks exactly the same as the other yellow in person). Thank you so much for reading! 

24th-May-2018 10:31 pm - How reliable is Etsy?

I'm starting on one of my first serious fursuits and I've come to the point were I need to start looking for fur. I usually order off of fursuitsupplies.com but I want to explore a bit on what other stores have for a cheaper price. I noticed Etsy sells a lot of fur and for a very cheap price (7.95+). It looks like a good quality fur but I don't really trust it very much. Wanted to check here to see if anyone else has experience with Etsy, and if so, is it worth it?

Edit: Here's a link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/595769680/purple-faux-fur-2-pile-purple-fur-purple?ref=related-6


19th-May-2018 02:12 am - Fog machine and fursuit
I recently got a fog machine and wanted to know if it is safe to use around my fursuit without it possibly damaging it.
13th-May-2018 01:42 pm - Tail floofs?
Hello!

I have a question that I didn’t see in the memories tag.

I am making a tail, but the end of the tail is really fluffy. It doesn’t need to be as fluffy, but I’d like to get it as close as possible.

This is the character I’m making a partial of:



Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
26th-Apr-2018 10:18 pm - How do I make a kidney belt?
So I’m making my Pancan into a fursuit and she has the standard large tail.
How would I go about making a kidney belt to support the weight of the tail/if someone pulls on it I won’t loose my breath?
10th-Apr-2018 11:32 am - Quick tail question
Figuring since I've made heads, I can probably manage tails! Question- when making patterns for tails, to what extent do you take in to account the length of the fur pile you want to use? If you want to make the tail X wide, do you subtract some of the length of the pile from your pattern so that the tail doesn't get overly poofy? Or am I just worrying too much? TIA!
6th-Apr-2018 04:24 pm - Quick tail question
I've made a couple heads but never a tail before... I've read some tutorials and feel pretty comfortable going forward but for one question- to what degree does one compensate for the depth of the pile of the fur when making a tail pattern? I want to do a fluffy wolf tail and the fur I have has a pile of 1 1/2 to 2 inches. TIA!
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