okay... so a day ago i tried to post here and i think something weird happened or something... so here it goes again.
basically, i'm planning to cosplay makoto from blazblue, and i don't know how to start with her tail. i've never worked with fur or any similar outfit component before, and i really want to make this cosplay as accurate and well-made as possible
seeing the bulk of the thing, i'm wondering how to construct a tail like in the design and how to attach it to myself in the first place. i've seen cosplayers who have attached a portion of the tail to the back of thier garment, but i'm concerned about the weight dragging on both. i had an idea of sculpting the thing with foam of some sort and covering it with fur, but i'm not too sure on how that would work out.
mainly, i'm concerned about attaching the tail to myself and/or the costume... pretty sure the ring and belt-loop thing that i've seen alot of people do wouldn't work out...
another thing, how would one get the striped pattern onto the tail? would fabric paint be alright or would i have to sew contrasting coloured fur onto the base??
suggestions, patterns, ideas, tutorials ANYTHING would be really appreciated... thanks!