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How DO you make those Animal Costumes? (Fursuits)
Not mentioned in the Memories section? Washing suits with padding? 
14th-Jul-2008 09:01 pm
I looked in the Memories section, but didn't find anything that could answer the following questions. I've always heard that getting the padding/stuffing/foam wet is bad and that it is a pain in the tail to dry as well as prevent mold. Any and all advice about washing/drying padding/stuffing/foam is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

When washing a fursuit that may have padding sewn directly in the suit (i.e. non removable) such as for digitigrade legs or somewhere else, How would you go about washing that suit and/or drying those particular areas that have padding sewn in? Wouldn't the padding take forever to dry and there also be the possibility of mold?

I've also heard in the past of people putting footpaws in the wash. Wouldn't that be bad also as it would take forever for the foam to dry?

What about people who have dive skins or other undersuit garments where the padding/foam was sewn/glued directly to those garments rather than the bodysuit? How would you go about washing/drying the dive skin/garments?

Any tips or suggestions for fursuit bodysuits that have the tails directly sewn to the bodysuit? How would you wash that? How would the padding/stuffing in the tail be removable?
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15th-Jul-2008 03:09 am (UTC)
My mum would wash all our shoes and pillows and whatnot, all of which have foam padding of course, and would hang dry the pillows on the clothes line or set the shoes in the window with the tongues pulled out over the laces. I think if you waited for a sunny, hot and dry day to wash your suit and hung it out on the line to dry it would be dry in no time. Just make sure to wring it out first and then go outside and turn it on the line so that it dries evenly (all the water will run to the bottom as it dries and you'll need to wring those spots out again so it dries quicker.)
Another note: make sure you hang it horizontally like a tent...or even better yet, drape it over two lines. This will prevent it from having all the weight pulling on one or two spots.
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