January 6th, 2011

butterfree

I'm alive...and so is my fox head...(well sort of!)

What I mean is, despite having posted in progress pics months ago, I'm still hard at work, I just took a break. Now, I'm in the process of finishing her furring (will still need to trim after that), but I was wondering....


if there any "best method" for adding fur to the back of the head? Pattern, anything like that? Same goes for adding a neck. It scares me. Any tips for a beginner would be helpful!
Meow
  • catzero

Brace yourself and get ready for it

Alright, here comes the infamous "how much fur?" question. This one might be a little tricky though.

Here is the suit I hope to make. www.furaffinity.net/view/4711792  The lovely and talented drakonicknight is currently commissioned to foam the head. I might start off with a partial, and eventually move to a full (I really like the aviator look). However I am stuck with the question, how much fur do I buy? With the skin flaps it's very difficult for me to determine the amount. I'm 5'6"-7" If that helps at all.

In terms of the amount, should I buy enough fur for just the partial, or buy the full suit amount? I know that color of the same fur can vary with the lot. However I don't know how well the fur will store. I've heard that fur can get bunches and creases if left folded for too long.

For the furs I am looking at.

Pink:
www.syfabrics.com/View.aspx/Long-Pile-Shaggy-Fur/Pink-Shaggy-Fur/269/186

Blue:
www.syfabrics.com/View.aspx/Long-Pile-Shaggy-Fur/Baby-Blue-Shaggy-Fur/261/186

White:
www.syfabrics.com/View.aspx/Long-Pile-Shaggy-Fur/White-Shaggy-Fur/273/186

and/or
www.syfabrics.com/View.aspx/Misc-Long-Pile-Minky-Fur-Solids/Arctic-Fox-White-Minky-Fur-MF-10/4782/185

I know Fabrics.com has a sale today, but they don't have what I'm looking for.

The tail is going to be huge and long.
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effen cat eris valgen

HELP! I'm looking for this fur >_

So im looking for a certain fur whitewolf used on 2 suits she has made awhile ago. Its the lighter grey that you see on the Rock-it suit. Now i looked at Whitewolf's gallery and i think its called Polar Grey, but that all i know. Last i heard she is completely out of that fur. Does anyone know where i can get that light grey fur cause i am wanting to make a bodysuit to go along with Rock-it.
     

Can anyone help me find this fur??? I dont care if i have to buy the fur from the UK just to make the bodysuit..ill do it LOL
butterfree

Hope y'all don't mind but...

I thought I'd post a few pics of my head since I've been working on it for a while now, and your guys constant feedback and advice has gotten me even this far!

She is -not- done, but she is getting there. Right now, the biggest thing you will probably see is her "poofy" butterball face. She desperately needs to be trimmed. I'm hoping that will help. I'm doing it completely by hand with scissors though (since I don't have a good trimmer/can't use one to save my life), so I'm not looking forward to it.

So yeah. Just wanted to show what I've got done, hear some thoughts, if any of you have any. ;)

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Oh. She also needs a neck and I need to fur the back of her head too.

Uh...tada!
icon, fursuit, shiba, dog, inu

2nd Fursuit Foamwork-- Trying some new styles/methods (Akita Inu)

I haven't posted here in months, so I figured I was due.

 I'm looking for a little feedback on my second head. I'm currently working on an Akita Inu fursuit, i'm basing on the very, very exaggerated japanese type (4.bp.blogspot.com/_aaaOsIwtXlM/TIGn8t0-l6I/AAAAAAAAAUc/RFTLaF7f0Wk/s1600/akita_inu.jpg). So, i'm going for a kinda 'fat', poofy look to the head. 

I tried a 'toony' follow-meish look for the eyes and i'm trying out a different method for the jaw. I'm actually making the jaw completely separate from the rest of the head. 
What do you guys think? I'm contemplating making the muzzle a tiny bit longer, but i'm not really sure if I want to. I still have a few things to clean up ( like the back of the head ) but overall i'm done most of the key shaping. I'm not really going for a realistic look, so I'm not looking for perfection, but i'd love to hear other's opinions. 

Thanks! :3 

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  • growly

The Scoop About Antron

Okay, there have been a lot of wild rumors going around about antron fleece, including that it's currently out of production.

I am here to quell those rumors! :) I have spoken directly to some higher-ups at a mascot making company, and here's the full scoop on what's going on.

Lots of ya'll have been getting your fleece from Georgia Stage, who sells it to people and organizations. They have been out of stock for a while now. This is because they get it from a company in New Hampshire called Hampshire Textiles, which is a very small operation. They are the SOLE producers of this special fabric, so very often (like right now), demands outweighs supply. Because their company is making all this fleece for all these companies, they can't keep up with all the orders. They're not stopping production- quite the opposite, they're making more than ever, it's just being bought up right and left.

I'm honestly not sure where this rumor of it being gone forever and replaced with a new material came from. It's possible Georgia Stage is looking for an alternative because they're frustrated by the slow production rate at Hampshire Textiles. I wouldn't know anything about that.

Hampshire Textiles doesn't really have an online storefront or anything as they are a textile mill and sell wholesale only, but if you are interested in getting whole bolts directly from the source, call Larry at (603) 528-4220 (that's the company's number, Larry is just the head honcho). I suspect there's a bit of a wait but you can probably get on their lists anyway, maybe split a bolt with some friends.
Hope this info helps ya! ^_^



And if you are unfamiliar with the material and have no idea what I'm talking about or why it's important, antron fleece is a lovely stretch fleece, with one side fuzzy and the other very smooth. It hides seams very well because you can actually "comb" the fuzzy surface over the seams with a pin, much like you can fur. It takes very easily to dye and has been a staple in puppetry and professional costumes for years and years. Really great stuff, imo, worlds better than antipill or polar fleece you get at JoAnn's.