Stephy (stephyski) wrote in fursuit,

New poster, new fursuiter

Hello there-- my first post, and questions about my first fursuit (though I'm certainly no stranger to sewing, tails, and the like...)

I'm about to start on my first fursuit: a yellow labrador. I have a general idea of what I'm doing, but I'm extremely detailed with my work. I've been searching through the memories and found quite a bit of help there, so for now I could really use just any other tips that may not have been mentioned:

-Colorations: Yellow lab fur variates from white to yellow-brown to light brown. Createx paints were mentioned in the memories: are those suitable for covering wide areas, as well as small? And as said, if I heat set and brush the area thoroughly, will it prevent fur clumping?

-Pink nose: ..any ideas for this one? I'd like to use the fake-leather-like material, but I've only seen it in black, and the pink vinyl is.. annoyingly pink. Paint is an option, but again, I'm a stickler for realism. Anyone ever seen a pinkish-brown material suitable for this?

-Floppy ears: they seem easy enough. Are they?

-Claws: clay claws are good, no? Any tricks I should know?

-Eyes: Glass Eyes seem like a good idea. I didn't see much on how to actually make them, though, and how to go about getting the right color? (Be gentle, I'm a newbie. Maybe I'm just blind.) If I don't go with the realistic look, I'll probably go with the 'regular' fursuit eyes over the glass ones.

And finally,

Check out those markings. That's pretty much what I'm shooting for. Even down to the little brown paws.

Any tips from other suiters are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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