October 2nd, 2011

apocalyptic
  • leepyr

New with Questions

Well, I'm new to the fursuiting community, as I'm now taking on the challenge of creating a partial fursuit of the lovely fursona you see in my userpic. {stripes is her name, by the way}

And, I'm completely lost as to a few things.


Can I make eyes out of cardboard, and just cut out the black? If not, what can I do to see out of them that is cheap and effective?
 
Can I make a nose out of cardboard, and if so, how?
 
Can I make a paper mache nose? {a teacher advised me of this, as it's cost-effective and I can make it at home, but it would take multiple days}

 
Is brushing your fur advisable before/after making? Should I brush the fur while sewing? Is gluing the fur acceptable? Can I glue fur to duct tape or just a plain shoe? What kind of brush is good for brushing faux fur without tearing it out? What is a good way to paint a few stripes onto fur?

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I'm sorry if I'm not supposed to ask so many questions in one post, I'll gladly string them out.

Please, some help?


feet paws, paw pad material?

I have a pair of paws ive made myself... But Im not sure whats best for the pawpads. I have them as just foam right now. 
Im about to go see it lowes has any malleable plastics that will hold up to running around.
Any suggestions?

I know most use a silicone of some sort. 
Would silicone hold up to walking on concrete?

apocalyptic
  • leepyr

Hot Glue Question

Well, since I can't really hot-glue fur to my shoes, and I'll be wearing them for multiple hours on one day, I was wondering, if I were to scotch-tape some newspaper onto the shoes, or duct tape them from beneath, and then hot-glue the fur to the newspaper, would it stay onto it? (And I'll probably duct-tape the newspaper to the bottoms, as well.)