Since the Fursuit community here is geared towards asking questions about construction of fursuits, does that also include the "planning and designing" questions that people want to ask also? I won't be constructing my own suit but instead I am having a famous fursuit maker make mine. But I'm running into a few snags about some design issues and how I want the suit to look and was wondering if I could ask my questions here and get opinions? Or should I rather go to the fursuitlounge?
EDIT: Ok, since Diadexxus commented below that I could ask my design questions here, then I'll go ahead and do that.
After a very long time, I am finally able to get my first fursuit. Yay! :) In short, I found out that I'm getting $1000 back in refunds from doing my taxes and I'm going to have Lacy make me a suit. The basic description is that of a white and dark green furred Alaskan Malamute husky. I chose this scheme to reflect the Mountain Dew drinking personality of not only my RL self, but of also my fursona. Let's use the following pic as an example for explaining some stuff in this post.http://fursuit.timduru.org/view/FurryCon/AnthroCon/AC2003/fursuits/other,Alopex_AC2003_008.jpg
My suit will be sorta like what's shown in the above pic, but the black fur will be replaced by the following dark green fur that I found at JoAnns long ago:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/icyhusky/DSC00961.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/icyhusky/DSC00962.jpg
There's just one major snag I'm having when designing the suit: I don't want the suit to be just dark green and white only. I also want to incorporate some light green and red colors into the suit since a Mt. Dew bottle/can has dark green, light green, and red also. I'm trying to find a balance of colors to use and hopefully offset the heavy abundance of dark green on the body and head areas. I don't want the suit to be just a two tone color scheme, but rather something more colorful that when viewed by other people will make them say "Cool! That's a really unique and colorful scheme.". So far, here's what I have planned:
1. Light green fur on the tips of the ears.
2. Eyes made with plastic bowls and light green chiffon for pupils.
3. Possibility of using a little light green fur or red fur on the top of the head to simulate some hair.
4. Possibility of using light green fur for the tip of the tail.
5. Dark green pawpads for the handpaws.
6. Claw color: This is a tough one. I can't decide between black, dark green, or bright/light green?
So you kinda see my dilemma, right? In a nutshell, I'm trying to use all three colors (dark green, light green, & red) that are found on a can of Dew for the suit.
For all those here that have made full suits, how do you find the right balance of colors to use for your suits? How do you know where to put the colors so that they will look just right on various areas and when viewed by other people?