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May. 18th, 2010

charizard

1st glove done!

I finished the first glove today, and it looks AWESOME!!! XDD Once I finished sewing the halves together, I hot glued claws to the fingers of a foam cutout of my hand, and carefully turned the glove right-side out over the foam. Adding the foam completely solved the bagginess, and eliminated the floppy claw issue I was having with the prototype. :) I am SO pleased with myself right now. ^_^

May. 1st, 2010

tachikoma

Claws! Rar!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v621/thirty7of9/fursuit/

^Taken with my laptop's webcam. These are the plastic eagle claws on my glove prototype. The real glove will not be made of craptacular orange linen, nor will the claws be held on with duct tape. ;p

Apr. 15th, 2010

sundragon

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Added a carboard frame to reinforce the horns, and added a teeny bit more foam today. I'm beginning to reach the limit of what I can do without the fur. Hopefully I can get to the fabric store this weekend.

I think I've decided on 2 colors, but which colors depends on what fur I can find. Black and red is what I'm aiming for, but I'll just have to wait and see what they have. I was going to use just one color at first; it would be way easier, but it would look pretty...blah. o_O

The wings were a sticking point too, but I think I've solved that one. After asking around, the Gargoyles "cloak style" wings wouldn't look out of place on my dragon. It's the easy way out too! I don't have to worry about getting them to stand up, they won't break off in the wind, and I already have a pair of wings on a large paper mache sculpture that I can harvest. ;)

Apr. 13th, 2010

zen

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Foaming of the head has begun! ^_^

After careful consideration, I've decided not to foam the entire head. It would be too bulky, especially once furred. I'm just going to add foam for a little definition, and to somewhat smooth out some major dents.

I'm also trying to decide how to do the eyes. I've narrowed it down to two...I'm either going to make rudimentary follow-me eyes from plastic canvas, or try the drinkable yogurt bottle trick that I read about. I'll have to see how big the bottles are first. (And what flavors they have. ;p )

Apr. 3rd, 2010

mmmm

Easter update

Purple Peeps are made of sugar-coated awesome.


This chicken wire head is just about the coolest thing I've ever made. And one of the most fun! It's like...duct tape decoupage. XDD

The tape will weigh the head down more than I thought, but it would be too flimsy without it. I can live with a heavy head.

Apr. 1st, 2010

charizard

Update the Second!

wOOt! Foam packed upholstery trailer FTW!!
I've got the basic shape of the head done, duct taping for rigidity is in progress, but I still need a few things before I can start foaming. Namely some good spray adhesive, and a hot glue gun. I know I had one, but I can't find it.

So until I can go shopping, I'm turning my attention to the most complicated part of my suit...the digitigrade legs. I found some amazing tutorials on how to create the illusion that the animal is walking on its toes, while the wearer is still flat on their feet. It's quite convincing if done properly! I scored a great big sheet of perfect foam rubber at work, so I drew out a false heel and a bit of thigh padding. Tested out a single layer safety-pinned to the pants I'll be using. So far so good!

Mar. 30th, 2010

sundragon

1st fursuit update

Still gathering info and waiting for materials, so there's not a whole lot I can do just yet.

Working on the head at the moment. It's looking pretty good! I've had a chicken wire head sitting in my basement for...ever. I was going to use it for a huge sculpture, but it fits perfectly because I used my own head to form it in the first place. ^_^ With a little reshaping, what was once going to be a griffin, is now a dragon in progress.

The next step will be to flesh it out with foam. That's a waiting game. I can get all the foam I could ever want for free from work. Some of our upholstery trailers come packed with the stuff, and we just throw it out. Next time one of those trailers comes in, the foam's all mine! It's on the thin side, and comes in a rainbow of weird colors, but it's free. ;)

I know it's probably not the best choice of materials, but it's what I have at hand. My first fursuit head will be made of chicken wire, foam, and duct tape. Lots and lots of duct tape. XD

Mar. 29th, 2010

tachikoma

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I was blindsided by the strangest urge last night...

I'm gonna make a fursuit! XD

I've wanted a mascot-style costume for almost as long as I can remember, and while I probably could afford to buy one, I'd rather not. They're hella-expensive! Thanks to stumbling upon a FANTASTIC local costume artist, and her detailed tutorials, I've finally worked up the nerve to try to make one. The hunt for materials begins this weekend. Wish me luck! :)

Mar. 5th, 2010

phoenix-fuck

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I've discovered something.

Facebook is fun! And Farmville is addictive.

Yes, I took forever to join the 21st century. ;p

Damn you dark side, and your delicious cookies. *shakes fist*

Jan. 25th, 2010

sundragon

holy CRAP!!!!!!!!

Last year's comic convention was so much fun, I already knew I wanted to go again this year. I shall cut right to the chase. :)

*ahem*

I'M GONNA MEET BRENT SPINER AND LEONARD NIMOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!oneoneone!!!!!!

zomg...I pre-bought photo ops with Data and FUCKING SPOCK!!!!!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDD SPOCK!!!!!!!!!

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