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How DO you make those Animal Costumes? (Fursuits)
Gluing question 
14th-Jul-2008 10:13 pm
owlcat
When gluing globes to the buckram, do you just put a bead of hot glue all around the edges like so?


Or is there a better, less messy/more aesthetically pleasing way to do it? I'm at the point where my buckram is nearly dry and I can glue the globes.
Comments 
15th-Jul-2008 04:44 am (UTC)
You don't glue the eye directly over the buckram. You cut a hole beside the eye and glue the buckram over that. Otherwise you'll have an eye floating in the middle of nowhere and no way to place the eyelids on. Leading to bad things all around.
15th-Jul-2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Well, what I should have added is that I cut a larger socket-ish shaped piece of buckram, put my pupil on it for the globe part of the eye, and intended to glue it all down and use that corner in my picture as the tear duct part (and not leave the eye floating). But have the entire eye/duct part as a single installation.
15th-Jul-2008 04:57 am (UTC)
Doesn't matter. Cut a separate piece for the tear duct and for the iris/pupil.

If you need to use the same piece for both then glue it using whatever because you'll be covering up the area all around the eye.

Just to be more clear, you should not have the eye and the buckram touching visibly because there is no way to make that join look good.
15th-Jul-2008 05:10 am (UTC)
So if I use the same piece, use hot glue (which will show), then what should I use between the eye and the tear duct sections of the buckram to hide the seam? I thought you had the tear duct and the eye touching on some of your heads...?
15th-Jul-2008 05:12 am (UTC)
Or should I put a thin eyelid along the bottom (something I hadn't thought of)?
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