View Full Version : How to make a good tail! (Tutorial)

03-14-2006, 09:46 AM
YAY! For once i'm helping and not begging for help :333

Alright this was sort of a ten-inute tutorial so sorry if it isn't that good. I was in a rush because MY SHOW WAS ON! (I.E. Naruto :D)

ANYWHO Enjoy! You can get the fake fur from Jo-anne's if not from an online store.





The other tutorials should be up later on today even! If not then soon. So keep scanning this section of the forums cause that's where they will be ^^

03-14-2006, 01:03 PM
Could you type it up? I can't read your handwriting.

03-14-2006, 10:09 PM
I can't edit it into the first post cause edit isn't working.

Okay! How to make a good tail!
-Fake fur. In this case, long haired. A strip about 21 and a half inches long, and 7 inches wide. <<< You can add more or less depending on how big you want your tail to be.

-Needle and thread (sewing kit would be best)

You'll want to be looking back to the drawings for reference.
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#1- You fold one side into the middle, long way.
#2- Sew this up
#3- Repeat this step for the other side
#4- Sew.
_+_+_+_+_+_+__Version 2- Batting__+_+_+_+_+_+
#1- Cut out batting according to half shape of tail.
#2- Sew it like in version 1.
#3- Repeat for other side.
#4- Sew that too.

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#5- So you have your tail. Square. Fold to the X's as seen in illustration.
#6- Sew the corners in place so it looks more like a tail and not a square piece of fur. It should give it that sort of rounded look.
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Ways of attaching!

You can sew it to the actual pant. This would be permanent unless you want to cut the tail off and put it somewhere else X_x;

You can attach it to a Sash or a Cloth Belt, So you just tied it around your waist like normal and hide the sash under your clothes. Instant tail! This is the one I use, and I reccomend this one highest.

Lastly, out of my ideas, you can use snaps. This makes it detachable, only it's quite easy to fall off or get pulled off.

Though please, Try coming up with your own also! ^^
Upcoming tutorials:

-Mask (Kakashi style) Tutorial
-Animal ears (Side of head) Tutorial.

Feedback on how helpfull this tutorial was is very very very very very appreciated :D