Taren Nauxen (taren_) wrote in fursuit,
Taren Nauxen
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belly scales

So this weekend I attempted belly scales for real for once.





Fun fact about the scales: this is a front-zipping suit, which I prefer, since it allows you to zip yourself rather than having to rely on others. I considered putting the zipper in the back, but then realized it would mess with the spines going down the back seam. First, I tried using velcro to attach the vinyl scales to the belly: I sewed the belly strips to two long strips of fleece down the sides, then sewed on velcro. Walmart ran out of white velcro, so I had white on one side and black on the other. I attached the opposite pieces to the body suit about 3" away from the zipper. After attaching the scales, they wouldn't lie down right, and I wound up looking like a baseball umpire! So I cut the velcro off, leaving some fleece, and sewed it straight into the body. A small problem here- this made access to the zipper very difficult. Thank god I'm skinny and fleece stretches, because the only way in/out of this outfit is through the neck hole.

I still think this thing looks like pajamas. In fact, I'll probably be wearing it as pajamas tonight.

Has anyone else ever had success with a suit design involving belly scales and a spine ridge along the back? If so, where in the heck did you put the zipper? And do fleece suits really work out that well? I don't have a full-body shot quite yet- I still plan to make wings for the suit. I have an idea for those, which I deeefinitely will post when they're done...
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