For those who use things like rubber for the soles of their feet, do you have a preferred place that you buy online (and maybe a specific product that you can recommend)?
I'm not talking about the foam mats that a lot of people use, just to verify. I mean the actual sheets of shoe rubber that you can buy. I'm having trouble finding anywhere online that doesn't sell in large bulk quantities for redistribution. :P
Also, this being my first time trying out rubber for the soles, what sort of cutting tools are good to use? I use a carving knife for the foam mats, but I don't know how smooth of an edge that would give on rubber, and I imagine a straight edge wouldn't be tough enough. amirite?
Hey all, just a curiosity question really but what do you use for ear piercings on a fursuit?
The head I'm working on has a pair of hoop earrings so I thought I'd ask all those that have made heads with piercings how they did it and what they used. Any info on other types of piercings - gauges, studs and bars and so forth would be appreciated too :)
Many thanks in advance ^
I've done some research and looked through memories and decided that i think Delrin rods are my best bet for my wings. I just have a few questions for those who use it. How do you shape it? Is it with a heat gun and pliers? What adhiesives can i use to attach it to foam padding? I plan to bulk out some foam shoulderblade padding and create like a sock joint so the rod would go into the foam a bit for extra support.
I just dont want to spend alot on the rods to find they arent what i expected. Money is tight for me being unemployed besides commissions at the moment so i cant experiment as freely as i would like to. If anyone has WIP pictures with the delrin rod in use that would be great. I learn better from pictures.
Andi have thought about wire, but i wouldnt know what thickness/type to get that would work they way i need it to. The last wire i had was a thinner copper wire from my local Home Depot and it didnt perform like i would have hoped. It was easy to bend into shape but any sort of pressure made it bend and disconfigure my wings into red blobs of fabric on my back. Im pretty sure Delrin rods dont bend once set in shape but if i could have something in the "arm/spine" part of the wing that i could bend somewhat so that my wings could be semi folded for suiting so i could get through doorways, and then folded for storage/convention communtes. Any ideas? Shared Experiences?