I'm brooding on tons of ideas for new suits, especially for a pair of Sclater's lemur characters that I've had for years but never really got names up until recently.
I don't know when I'll get to make them eventually, but I already have some of the materials. I lack one important fur though: light yellow!
Does anyone know where to get (long pile), light yellow fur?
I've looked through the whole fabric district when we were in LA but I could only find super short fur in the right color. I bought ivory in case I really won't find anything, but I'm pretty sure I've seen the colors on suits and it will look a lot better combined with the orange/brownish fur. I'm not looking for super bright yellow, but a more soft pastel yellow, see the picture down here!
If I ever (hopefully soon) get to build these two, I'll keep you up to date here so you guys can follow the progress :) These will be pretty different from my Kiki suit, more like real lemurs, though still super toony!
Sclater's lemurs, like all 'true lemurs', are sexually dichromatic meaning that the male and female have different colors. Like with black lemurs, the females of Sclater's lemurs are orange and the males black, but they lack the cheekruffs, and have bright blue eyes!
I love these (nearly extinct!) animals and another reason for me to make the suits is that I plan to work together with a zoo that has a charity program running for this specific specie, and maybe the suits can be of help to raise some money :)
Sorry, I just can't stop talking about the animals I love XD
I have some ideas on how to make the suits look as much like the drawings as possible, but more on that when I actually start building. I mostly want these to be lightweight, easy to transport and quick to put on, unlike Kiki with her amazing butt padding ;) I love padded suits but transport is a big hassle.