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A community for those who want to learn how to build fursuits!
Furries, Scalies, Avians, and everything in-between, are all welcome here!

This is a community for those who want to create and build a fursuit. For example: How to carve heads, sew, glue, choose fur, etc. Feel free to post URLs to your personal fursuiting websites, show us how you build stuff, post pictures of your work, or even concepts of what you would like to do!

Fresh Again for Uniforms and Costumes: http://fursuit.livejournal.com/5330926.html
Warning on dry cleaning fursuits: http://fursuit.livejournal.com/5395632.html

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Telegram:
The WIP Zone - Telegram community for staying inspired on our projects and sharing all kinds of sewing, making, sculpting, craft, costume work, and ALL other kinds of project WIPs. All skill levels from professional maker to beginner are welcome to exchange ideas.

LiveJournal:
(Please, post on these Communities if it doesn't have to do directly with making fursuits!):
To talk about "Every day thoughts on Fursuits", Look here: fursuitlounge
To find Fursuits for sale, to Sell your stuff, or ask for Quotes, Get Concept Art, use LJ Community: fursuitauctions
To learn about "Quad Suits" (four legged suits) Check out: quadsuits
To see suits that aren't so "Cuddly" but are still very awesome, Check Out: rarsuit
To see how Co-Play is done, check out: cosplaysuits
To watch people building fursuits LIVE, check here: furbuild_live
To show who is INSIDE your suit and tell a bit about who you are, go here!: inside_the_suit
To trade for fursuit based things (fur and such), check out: fursuit_trades
For Honest Critiques about your work, take a peek here!: honestfurcrits
To Give Honest reviews of Fursuit Makers, check out: fursuitreviews
To find information about Gigs, or to post about what you have done in public post: fursuit_gigs
To get the background on Mascotting, check out: behindtheseams
To see fursuit videos people have made, go here!: fursuit_videos
To learn or buy Kigurumi (Animal Pajamas) check this out: kigurumin

Fursuit Picture Of The Day!: fursuitpod
Fursuit Archive feed: fursuitarchive

Looking for a Database to put your Fursuits up on? Come Take a look here!
Fur-Suit.org Fursuit Database - Come Join


Need somewhere to host your pics? Try these:
http://www.flickr.com
http://www.imageshack.us
http://www.photobucket.com
http://www.snapfish.com
http://www.kodakgallery.com
http://www.shutterfly.com
http://www.costcophotocenter.com
http://www.walagata.com
http://www.villagephotos.com
http://www.photoworks.com/

And if you don't want commercial hosting, timduru offers free hosting:
http://fursuit.timduru.org/


Moderators: diadexxus, frysco, matrices and connorgoodwolf
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TUTORIALS ON HOW TO BUILD FURSUITS!

To read about some things we have talked about in the recent past, take a peek at the Memories section by clicking the heart icon above, or go here: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=fursuit

Critter Costuming: The Book This is the ULTIMATE in fursuit making! Please pick up a copy!

Start here for any of your FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) Has great links to places to buy
fur, how to construct suits, etc...TONS of info) NOW IN WIKI FORMAT!

The Fursuit FAQ in HTML format A good place to start as well.

Make your own Ultimate Duct Tape Dummy! Tutorial on making a Duct Tape Dummy step by step(VERY helpful if you work on fursuits and need a copy of yourself!

Gryphern's Video Tutorials TONS of Google Videos on how to do everything from Digitigrade Legs to Werewolves.

Nicodemus' Fursuiting Info Probably the most excellent 'all around resource' on suiting.

Matrices' Fursuiting Tutorials covering bodysuits, heads, tails, and feetpaws.

More Tutorials by Matrices! Covering a lot of topics!

Beetlecat's Tutorials, covering a lot of subjects!

FurrHappens Large 12 page Tutorial! Geared towards Intermediates. This covers everything from tools, materials, how to carve a head, to finishing a suit

Tutorials by Marcwolf making digitigrades and more!

Tioh's Tutorials From Germany, awesome How To's!

MoonFox's HOW TO An excellent Fursuit Tutorial

Tani's Awesome Tutorials Fantastic Step By Step on how they were made!

Legend "The Griffin Bard" Also check out the pictures here of his new "Servo Run Wings"

Brokken's Fursuit Construction. A very nice page on how to build fursuits and heads!

Dizzy Cat's Construction Page Good pictures of how to carve and fur a head.

Cavalier's Construction Page Good pictures of how to use plastic mesh.

Fantastic Construction page made by Ryngs. Shows head construction, and tools it takes to make a suit.

Feasts of Dreams Make-Up & Costume Tutorials Wanna be one of the "CATS"? Look here!

Dyeing Acrylic Furs What to and not to use.

Hawke's Hoof Construction Page : Excellent info on how to make hooves.

Custom Fursuit Tags! Get 'em here! Order Online, many shapes to choose from!

RESOURCES TO MAKE FURSUITS

FUR IN THE U.S.A.
CR's Crafts
Fabric Empire
Fabric.com
MinkyFurs
SyFabrics (do search on fur, or shag)
I'm Stuffed Fur
Ever After Fabrics on etsy (will set up custom orders for yardage if you message them directly)
Mendel's
Fursuit Supplies
Stylish Fabrics
Big Z Fabric
MaryJo's Cloth Store
CaliFabrics
Haberman Fabrics
WhiteWolf's Selling Fur!
BlueMoon Fabrics
Carol's Zoo
Monterey Mills (do search)
USAKnit (reseller of MontereyMills)
NFT Fur(has 4-way stretch, very expensive!)
Photo Prop Floors & Backdrop Faux Fur
Plush Furs
Premium Fur
Fake Faux Fur Fabric
Shannon Fabrics
Denver Fabrics
Vogue Fabrics
Faux Paw Furs
Big4Fabrics
InteriorMall Faux Fur (search for PROMO SHAG)
The Theatre House (search for FUR)
HartsFabrics
Fabric Depot(do a search on fur)
Distinctive Fabrics (check return policy before ordering)

FUR IN CANADA
Fabricland-Canada
MacDonald Faber-Canada
Wexler Textiles-Canada

FUR IN THE UK
All Textiles - UK
Cowper & Tordoff - UK
CraftFabrics by JohnPaul UK
FabricUK
The Fabric Place UK
FauxThrow UK
Mandor's - UK
Peacock Fibres - UK
QuickFabrics UK
MohairBearMaking Supplies - UK

FUR INTERNATIONAL
Beary Cheap - Australia
Bartfeld Textiles - Australia
Furaddiction - Australia
Laval's - Australia
Home of Poi - New Zealand
Life Sell - Germany


A full list: http://www.fursuit.org/faq/99links2.htm#99.2.1

FLEECE (Antron and Regular)
OutOfTheBoxPuppets - ANTRON FLEECE
George Stage - ANTRON FLEECE
Mermigridg - ANTRON FLEECE (Germany)
JoAnn's Anti-Pill Regular Fleece
Your Fleece Anti-Pill Regular
Sy Fabrics - Anti-Pill Regular

WHERE TO FIND EYES/TEETH/NOSE/CLAWS/HORNS
Tohickon Glass Eyes
Van Dyke's Glass Eyes
Beveryly'sWhere to buy Buckram for eyes
Vogue Fabrics Where to buy Buckram for eyes
Monoyashy-DreamVision - Custom Pawpads, Eyes(with LEDs!), Claws (with LEDs!)
RMI Online Has jaws you can paint yourself and very nice eyes!
Mohr Jaw Sets
Jonas Jaw Sets
Other Jaws, teeth, Tongues
CarneFX Jaws
Realistic Claws, horse hair, etc
Tandy Leather Claws (do search)
White or Black Claw/Fangs on Esty
Colorful Plastic Claws
Claws, Noses, Pawpads by WhiteWolf.
Horns/Antlers by BlackCrane Creations


WHERE TO FIND WIGS, BOOTS, CLOTHING, COSPLAY MATERIALS, ETC
Cosplay Supplies
I Kick Shins
KatieBair's Wigs
McCalls Pattern #8953- A good start pattern for your first suit.
Happy Feet Shoes for Costumes

STAY COOL IN YOUR COSTUME!
EZ CoolDown (Made for Fursuiters!)
Ergodyne - do search for "PHASE", very affordable
OccuNomix Phase vests - Has affordable versions!
GlacierTek CoolVest/Collar
Kold Kollar vest
Aquality Phase Change Collars
Phase Change Cooling Products

WHERE TO FIND DIVE SKINS/LYCRA SUITS/BALACLAVAS (ninja-masks)
Inexpensive Dive Skin
Unitard (many colors!)
Wicking Balaclava
Silk Balaclava
Another Silk Balaclava
NYC Dancewear
ADA Dancewear
SpandexWear

WHERE TO FIND ZIPPERS OF ALL COLORS
Stan's Sewing Supplies

PVC / VINYL
MJ Trends
DistinctiveFabric

LOOKING FOR MODEL SHEETS / CONCEPT ART TO MAKE YOUR FURSUIT?

AnimeCat
Arinaca
BoobooBunnyGirl
Casidhe
Chilly Mouse
Chikkennoodul
Dawn Studios
DesertWind Productions
Dipp
DirtyBoxers
DragonFoxDemon
Fallimar
Feast of Dreams
FireStormSix
FoxTrott
Fraisala

Gothic Siamese
Growly
JulySporkyFox
Keihound
Keovi
Kittiara
Kiyela Studios
Komic Krazi
Koneko
Korth
LizardBeth
Louve Garou
Mauricia
Meuniere
Midwest Cougar


Nanook
Nekopaw
NeoGeen
Quaylak
RunCoyoteRun
RyunWoofie
Scape The Goat
Soartoo
SoundHound
Suparuki
SwanDog
Synchra Studios
Talutie
TygurStar
Ultra Violet
Xainy


WANT TO BUY A SUIT INSTEAD OF MAKING IT? LOOK HERE!
Looking for a Fursuit Maker to get a quote from?

SUIT MAKERS IN THE U.S.A.
8 Foot Rabbit
Admiral's Choice Costumes
Adorable Foxie
Anisazi Costuming
AppleMonster Studios (aka Kazulgfox)
Arend Studios
ArtSlave's Studios
Autumn Falling
B3 Productions
BeastCub's Creations
Beetlecat Originals
Blue Canary Characters
Blue Harbor Mascots
BlueNose Creations (aka SokiTwoPaw)
Breakspire
ByCats4Cats
Chirrfull Creations
Clockwork Creature Studio
Costumes By Belle
Creature Feature Fabrications
Defiant Tail Waggers Anonymous
Designosaur Creative Costumes
De Tails
Dont Hug Cacti
Drakonic Knight
DragonFyre Dawn Studios
DreamVision Creations
DreamerWolf
Eddies Critters
Escaping Reality (aka Shengoh)
Fenrir's Child
Foxfairy
FooFur
Fursuiting.com
Gettin' Fluzzy
Grrrowly's Creations
HyenaGirl Creations
iSqueakyPinky
Java Costumes
Feast of Dreams
FrostCat Studio
Furantic
Fur It Up
Fursonalities
Fursuits by Clementine
Happy Tails
Icy Paw Productions
Inside Out Costumes
Jill Costumes
Kilcodo Costumes
KiwiHunter Creations
Kodi Made
Kotto Kreations
Lacy's Fursuiting Site
LatinVixen's Mixed Candy
Keyoki
Legally Awesome Pawsome Mascots & Costumes (aka Fuchia)
Lion of the Sun
Lobita Works
Made Fur You
Magpiebones
Mango Island Creations
Matrices
Menagerie Workshop
MicroMascots
Midori
Mischief Makers
Mordrude's Monsters
More Fur Less
Mushi's Fursuits
My Fur Creations
Nagowteena's Den
Niiku Fursuits
OMG Pineapples
Out of Time Clocks & Hobbies
Paws Productions
Pawsitively Fursuits
Perro's Fursuit Page
PGPfursuits
PhoenixWolf Suits
Primal Visions
RedHyena Art, Costumery
Red Tavern
RooFur Mascots and Accessories
Rozestudio
R_L WoRKS
Ruffled Designs
Running Wolf Productions
Savage Turtle Studios
Scruffy's Fursuits
SharpeCostumes
SkyPro Furs
Spazzy Cat Studios
StickyPawz Productions(aka Werevarmint)
Stuffed Panda Studios
Sunny Valley Creations
Sushi Suits
Tears of Fallen Angels
The Critter Factory
The Furducers
TotalFab costumes
Tunny Says IDK
Wandering Paws Fursuits
Whatever You PreFur
Whatta Fuzzim Tails
White Wolf Studios
Why, I Otter!
Wild Dog Horizons
Wild Illusions
WildWolf's Creations


SUIT MAKERS AROUND THE GLOBE
Autumn Snow Studio CANADA aka FoxWolf
Carne FX CANADA
Dark Creations CANADA
Fun-Fur-All CANADA
Furr Happens CANADA
Komickrazi Studios CANADA
Noble Wolf's Productions CANADA
NorthFur FX CANADA
Northern Lights Costume Company CANADA
One Fur All Studios CANADA (aka ScribbleFox)
Seylyn CANADA
Shagpoke CANADA
StitchWolf CANADA
Stormfire Studios CANADA (aka FirestormSix)
WolfBird CANADA

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AnthroCreations GERMANY (aka Atalon) (*BROKEN, will Contact*)
Foxy Design Studios GERMANY
Sewing Critters GERMANY

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Blue Fox Fursuits UK
Faruku Costumes UK
Fursona UK
Head Over Tails UK
Hybrid Studios UK
Kangena UK
KrakenKritters UK
Made By Mercury UK

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HuskyMoo Creations DENMARK

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Templa Creations NORWAY

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Critter Country AUSTRALIA (aka Oz Kangaroo)
The Menagerie AUSTRALIA
Stuff It Creations AUSTRALIA
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FurGen Studios NEW ZEALAND
Sparky Can Do! NEW ZEALAND
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Atelier Amanojaku JAPAN
RadyWolf JAPAN

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