October 22nd, 2004

Cat - Anthro DOGZ

Fursuit clothing idea for a "tail opening" sheath

Hello everyfur again!

Behind the LJ cut you'll find a pic of the pattern I used to make the pants "tail sheath". It's my solution to having a little more stylish way to put a hole in pants for a tail. the puppy suit I'm wearing for Halloween is a little bit of fantasy. I wanted to make it appear that I just stepped out of a "Furry" universe, and as such everything I'm wearing is totally "normal" to me. And it's always seemed to me that in a "furry" universe, they wouldn't just cut a hole on the back of pants and let it go from there for some animal types. Mainly because with "just" a hole, you expose a little more backside than is "proper". Plus it just doesn't look quite "right". So, this is my solution.

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I'm looking forward to performing in suit because of the "clothing" I'm wearing too. As I said, one of the character "Concepts" is stepping out of a "furry" world, so a lot of the clothing is stuff I can see a fur wearing on a day to day basis. When I get the whole suit "done", and my back is up to it, photos will be taken and made available!

(X-posted on ilovetails and fursuit)
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  • triplem

Raven Halloween Costume

Hello! Long-time lurker, occasional commenter, first time poster. The name's Manny. Pleased to meet you. ^_^

My Halloween costume is just about finished. For the last month or so, I've been working on this... little project. I thought it'd be fun to dress up as a raven person, using a mask that I made earlier this year.

I hope you'll pardon the quality of the pics. I had to do them myself, precariously balancing the camera atop a stair post and setting the timer, then rushing into place.

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Jeez, that was lengthy. Well, there's one project down.

Have a good day!


Cross posting ... third times the charm let me know what think I think this is A lot nicer than my first 2 tail attempts. Keep in mind im bent over, the tail has a few more inches on it before hittin my beltloop it almost comes to my ankles :D

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  • bahzi

Hello all! ^^

Hello, I'm new here and new to fursuiting persay, but I have been a cosplayer for awile.  After some thinking I decided I was only a costume away from being a furry so why not join the community?  :)  I was thinking about it at work and realized all the costumes I've done and are working on are either animals(Shippo of Inuyasha), transform into animals (Aisha of Outlaw Star, Sesshoumaru of Inuyasha, and Kagura of Fruits Basket), or are feral. (San of Mononoke Hime)...Then once I realized the only character I had any interest in cosplaying from Wolf's Rain was Kiba's wolf form I decided why not do it.  Here's a pic of Kiba  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/animeisha/kiba.bmp .  Unlike most fursuits though I'm planning on making him a quadruped, modeling it after Monoyasha's Kirara costume, here's some pictures of her amazing costume.  http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/animeisha/18ota2974.jpg and http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/animeisha/18ota2968.jpg   It was done with pvc pipe extensions for the front legs and foam and poly fill for the body as I understand it. 

Right now I'm still researching everything, and finding supplies.  Speaking of which, does anyone know of anywhere that has high quality long white dense fox type fur like mendels has for less than $36/yd?, that's a bit steep.  Also, the nap on that is about 3" it seems, is there anywhere that sells quality fur with a 4-5" nap for the chest and neck ruff fur.  I know real wolves have denser fur in those areas but the only way I can really convey that with faux fur is a longer nap I guess.  I have this rubies CATS hood paw mitts kit I made my mononoke tail from, here's a pic of that http://cosplaylab.com/cosplayers/costumes/details.asp?costumeid=29600 and the fur used for that (the tail not the rest of it, the rest of it is crappy joanns fur that's been brushed a lot.  Anyway, I've been searching for a fur fabric that's similar to the stuff used in the rubies paw mitts, it's very nice but I haven't seen it anywhere.  ^^Any help would be greatly appeciated, I've seen some links to some sites but pictures are kind of hard to judge by, so some reviews on quality would be very helpful.       

I did some paws recently on a whim and I think they came out okay http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=188139, there's also a tutorial on it in my cosplay.com gallery that I think was already posted by somebody. Simple but it works.  ^^  Anyway, you all do beautiful work and I aspire to have a fraction of your talent.^^;  Sorry to ramble, I'm out ^_^   

Leonine, with Paws!

Well, since you all haven't had your dosage of Leonine in a while (just kidding) x.x His paws from the wonderful Noble Wolf came today! And boy are they great!! I can't wait for the feet, which should be here by the 29th.

So, here are some updated pictures. I know his head is imperfect, but it really is like, my first real head. I'm proud of the suit, and I can't wait to wear it.
Another thing, anyone have any suggestions on how to make the eyes not-so-goggle-rific? I have black funfoam I can use to make some sort of rim, I just don't really know how it should look or how to attach them right.

Anyway! Here's the pics!

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Undersuit wiring suggestions?

Hey all. As I've mentioned a few times, I'm working on a suit, to go alongside my glowy tails, and the head I'm making. Because the nature of the tail and the head and a few other suprises* I won't mention just yet *wink* I'm going to have a ton of wires going up and down my legs, arms, back, and sides connecting everything. I can get this done, and working.

However, a problem arises: leaving the wiring loose under the fur isn't an all that great idea, so I want to get or make an undersuit that I can attach the wiring to or something. Plus, for what I'm planning to work correctly the main wire lines going down the spine, and along each arm and leg must be held in place. I know several people have suggested different types of undersuits in the past, and I'm thinking about those. I think a couple of those ideas would work, but the trouble I'm hitting comes when I'm thinking about attaching the wires to the undersuit.

Attaching the wiring to a stretchy type material might not be the easiest thing to do, though, so a stretchy type suit might not work. I'm thinking about trying to use little bits of velcro sewn onto whatever undersuit I can manage to get, to hold the main lines in place, I think that could work semi-decently. Does anyone else have any suggestions or whatnot for what might work better though?

(* For those curious, I will eventually post pictures)
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