I decided I want to wear my first fursuit, Fidget for Halloween and handing out candy to the kids. I'd LIKE to wear the whole thing but I've gained quite a bit of weight since I last wore it.
Well, I was concerned about it not fitting at all, and it actually does, but I'm having an issue that was there before, just not as prominent. I didn't put it together completely by a pattern, due to the -very- limited yardage of fur I had (as in, I bought all that the store had left) and there simply wasn't enough.
My extra weight is pulling the body suit down, and making it very difficult to bend or raise my arms. I also have a lot of bunching at the shoulders in the front.( Collapse )
The indigo fur came as extra with a partial I purchased several years back, and as I understand, DF no longer sells it. The grey seal was a local find also many years back and I've never seen it since. The white is... some 3-ish inch unknown brand I bought from the same local shop as the grey. It's nicer than it looks. The body suit has been stored for a while, and I didn't bother to brush it for this pictures.
The only one of these exact furs I have left is the white, and there's not much, maybe 2 feet. I do have probably 2.5 yards of an off white "tipped" fur that I used on my fiance's opossum
and I'm not opposed to refurring the head and feet again, and replacing the white already on the suit if it would help make the rest of it fit. (The character has a very fluid design.) I am also going to hack off the last foot or so of the arms and replace that with longer fur, so I will have some short-ish strips of the grey, which I could maybe use to make the arms larger?
The opening is actually some snaps (that I will replace with a zipper once I figure out where I packed it) between the grey and white furs on the left shoulder, and I am not attached to it staying exactly where it is.
I don't have to have this finished by tomorrow night, I can always wear her as a partial for the kids, but I'd love any suggestions from folks who are better at figuring things out than me so she can be ready if I decide that I can afford any conventions next year.
Edit: Sorry for broken cut! D: