August 20th, 2004

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I'm making a hood with ears to go with my Matrices bodysuit, since I think hoods with ears are absolutely the most adorable thing ever. And I decided I definitely wanted to put in a liner.. and I have enough of the black velvet and black satin to be adequate for a liner for the inside of my hood. What do you think is better though?

The satin seems like it could potentially be cooler, but slides around on my head since its smooth material, it also makes a little bit of noise rubbing against my hair.
The velvet is fuzzy, so grips better to my hair (and messes it up a bit when I take it off), so if I was really active, it wouldnt slide off, though it seems potentially hotter.
Both are very soft in their own way. :3

I'm perfectly fine with either choice, whichever one it is that "wins" ...but I'm just having trouble deciding on my own. Any comments would also be nice, if you have some other suggestions. :3



Update: I took down the poll, and decided to use velvet. Thanks guys!
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PVC tail armature.

So I bought a heat gun today.. "Delrin rod" was suggested to use as part of a tail armature, but I couldn't find any at the hardware store (the lady had no idea what it even was), and I'm impatient, I didn't want to wait for an order of it to come in from somewhere off the internet. So I bought some PVC. (dollah 50, yeah! the piece I got is twice as long as the armature I made)

The heat gun worked wonders for bending the plastic. I might experament more with different bases in the future, rather than using the elastic loop (so it doesn't swing too much) .. :3

Has anyone else had experience with a heat gun for making tails? or even making a tail armature out of PVC? I'd love to hear about it.

I still think I'm going to invest in "delrin rod" just to experament with, now that I have a heat gun. Has anyone else used it before as well?

(cross-posted to ilovetails)
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Awesome suits coming out...

I am truely amazed with the quality of the new suits that are coming out lately...

Here is one from Germany from a fursuiter named Tani.

http://fursuit.timduru.org/view/Other/TaniDaReal/NewTaniSnowleopardess

She has a great lion character too, that they did a fantastic "HOW TO" step by step on...
http://www.tigress.com/tani/fursuit/04hscria.htm and
http://www.tigress.com/tani/fursuit/02hpicsa.htm

great stuff.
-Jen
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