Ok! So, I've got a character in mind. I've got a basic character design but without distinguishing features or colour, but it's a character that I'm rather keen on developing and eventually making into a suit once I figure out the specifics.
She's a couatl. For those unfamiliar with south american mythology, a couatl is a winged snake, or sometimes a snake covered completely in feathers. A (rather amazing) drawing that I commissioned from one of my favourite artists is here. I -love- this picture, the full feminine figure is a huge part of the character outline as is the naga tail. I'd probably like slightly larger wings, but the aztec-style garb and the feathered headdress are a must. Aside from those, the snakelike head (pythonesque if possible) is the only thing that I'd like to see slightly differently.
Now, because I'm not very good at designing interesting characters, I'd like to open this up to all of you fursuiters and design-oriented types on here because you might like to play around... I might even go so far as to turn it into a competition, I'll award prizes of fursuit pieces (with the biggest prize being a basic partial suit) if I get some interest going.
This brings me to the second part of the post, which is ideas for a 'naga' type suit. I've got some things worked out on paper that might work, but as for tail action and forward movement... Stumped. Mostly.
It might end up being a static suit, poseable on the spot and able to crawl along by dragging my body with my arms, which would be interesting in itself... But it's much more fun to throw around some ideas!
It being 3am, I should sign off and stop rambling. Bye!