May 21st, 2006

Kirara-san

Wow

I went back to my "hometown" today and went by a local store where I found an AMAZING deal on fur...I had to tell someone who would care. As my freinds who I bounced around yapping about it too...looked strangely uninterested. Anyway, I got 9 yards of normally 25 dollar fur for 8 dollars but the kicker was the lady detests the handling of fur (since it sheds "so much") that she left it as it was...which was folded to extreme degree...so I got 9 yards for the price of 3 AND for such a low price...this goodness went on when I also got some splendid black fur for 7 dollars a yard and also...she left is greatly folded. *squee*

BUT the problem is...aside from the eyes on the mask I wanted to make first neither color I bought serves this mask. And the brilliant fur (which is darkbrown/lightbrown undercoat with block tips) is more than enough to make an entire suit for me. But of what? Other than a wolf/werewolf I'm not sure what else would work with it besides perhaps a german shepard which the fur really reminds me of anyway. Any ideas?
Wulf - ICU

Progress on my Yachiru Fox head.

Looks like I finally posted my fursuit head here ^_^ Here is how my Yachiru fox head looks like now. I used the All-Foam Techique. This is my first head, and I think it came out pretty cute. The ears are on the side of the head because I want to compare them to my drawing style. I am Aware that on the head, one side is bigger than the other. I'll try to fix that. I lined the eyes with cheap stretchy black fabric for better vision and stuff. I made the nose out of Sculpey III and painted it with Archlic paint. The teeth was also made from Scupley III and the tongue was made out of Foamies. I bought a yard of Long Pink Fur at Jo-ann Fabrics yesterday and it only cost $15.00! I think I can use it for the head, paws and feet.
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I have a question. When should I install the nose? I lightly glued it to the head just to see how it looks like. And how exactly do I install the nose? Do I leave it or do I put it on when I'm done furring?

Feel free to comment and give Critque. Thanks for looking!

draco progress

hey! thanks for the comments on bukky, yea he was a side project and i did rush him but so what......


my new suit is Draco, here's his concept art:

http://i4.tinypic.com/10cozk0.jpg (ignore the '1 1/2 feet tall thingy, was a plush design)


http://i4.tinypic.com/10cp1uc.jpg


http://i4.tinypic.com/10cp2x1.jpg


and heres the footpaws 1/2 furred: http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/04909817.jpg


heres the head ready for furring(its complete foam, my first so yea...i like it): http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/5780dec8.jpg


thanks!

~shaggy griffon s
Pokemon- Desukaan Aww yiss

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Anyone ever order the Black CUBBY BEAR fur from Monterey Mills? Is it a soft fur that you would recommend for masks?

If not, anyone selling about a yard of 15/16" pile, solid black fur?
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stevesui

Wings?

How many yards of fur would I need for wings that hang down from my arms/wrists and are attached to the sides of the bodysuit? They'd be two colors, the back of the wings are one color, and the inside of the wings are another.
mitsu!

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Hi everyone!

Haven't posted here before, but I have a quick question. I'm looking to construct a new head for my suit and I want to build the head 75-100% out of foam. Where can I find an online supplier of relatively cheap foam that's willing to do custom-sized blocks? The few places I've found are ridiculously expensive. I'm not looking for high-density, just something that can be carved with an electric knife and will hold up. My last head was constructed from scraps and plastic canvas, so finding a large block of foam wasn't an issue. I've tried looking locally, but that was a lost cause since they all mostly supply foam that's high-density and expensive...but if anyone knows a good foam supplier in the NYC area that will allow pickup, that's great too.

Thanks for your help!
-Mitsu