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How DO you make those Animal Costumes? (Fursuits)
How to Make a Pair of Fox Ears 
26th-Oct-2007 05:44 pm
Beetle Autumn
Part 1: Drafting the Pattern

Part 2: Sewing the Ears
27th-Oct-2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Very nice! For visual learners like myslef that helped out a lot! Do you have a picture of them with the fur trimmed and the shadow added, just so we can see the difference between two solid colours and more details? Once again, great work!
27th-Oct-2007 12:43 am (UTC)
I haven't had a chance to finish them yet, but I'll post them when I'm done so you can see :)
27th-Oct-2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Awesome! Question- what size sheet of paper and stock did you use for the pattern?
27th-Oct-2007 12:46 am (UTC)
Regular 8.5 by 11 inch paper. That particular piece was 65 lb but you can always draw your pattern on printer paper and then transfer it to cardstock or light cardboard if you want to keep it.
27th-Oct-2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Ok, thank you very much! Thank god I hoard art supplies so I shan't require a trip to the store. :P
27th-Oct-2007 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm much more of a visual learner than a textbook-type, so this gets a big two thumbs-up from me! =D Thank you!
27th-Oct-2007 05:15 am (UTC)
You are the Bob Ross of fursuiting :D
27th-Oct-2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha that's what I was thinking toward the end of the video. XDD
27th-Oct-2007 07:17 am (UTC)
Great format! I loved the funny little title screens. Very clear instructions and i loved how you elaborated.

Please keep em commin, this community is lovin it.
27th-Oct-2007 07:47 am (UTC)
Beetlecat bless your heart for showing us some costume Hacker skillz. I love these videos, i think you're on to something..you very well could make a whole tutorial series slap it on DVD format and sell it from your website, id pay like 20-25 american for that.
27th-Oct-2007 09:55 am (UTC)
Lolz you broke a needle.
But those are great tutorials. I imagine they will be very helpful in the not-too-distant future ^^
4th-Nov-2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Hee hee! Yay, this is awesome! It really helped a lot. You really explain things in a way that makes sense, and is easy to understand.

You should totally have your own TV show or something. ;)
9th-Nov-2007 02:56 am (UTC)
I've been told I should have been a teacher because I'm apparently decent at phrasing things in understandable terms.. I don't tend to think I sound so great (who does!) but if people like it, I won't complain ;D
9th-Nov-2007 02:40 am (UTC)
Awesome!!! Thank you so much, that'll be helpful when I get around to doing the ears. Question though, what do you use for the "cartilage"? that foam stuff that's about paper size?

9th-Nov-2007 02:50 am (UTC)
I mumbled in the video, but that stuff is felt. I found some nice thick stuff at my fabric store once and decided I liked it.

But you can use practically anything that's stiff and resists being creased - Foamies, interfacing, buckram, wire mesh.

Or you can even forgo the cartilage entirely and just stick the two halves together with contact cement. Although not sturdy enough for tall ears, it works for small ones in a pinch.
15th-Nov-2007 06:08 am (UTC)
can i use the same method for a quick pair of bunny ears?
15th-Nov-2007 06:13 am (UTC)
I don't see why not :) You'd have to make the pattern much taller, of course, but the basic technique is the same.
21st-Jul-2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
haha! no way. I wanted to be able to make fox ears like you so i searched a tutorial for them, and i clicked on this one not even knowing it was by you.

i am officially happy now
7th-Sep-2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
Is it possible to make these without a sewing machine? I don't have one, don't want to buy one, and wouldn't know how to use them even if I did have one. How exactly do you sew this without one? I'm totally clueless when it comes to this stuff XD
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