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Unread 04-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Fursuits/ Mascots

NOTE: PLEASE. Keep on topic, this is for cosplay-related fursuits/mascots

Decided to make a thread to discuss the building and showing off of cosplay fursuits/ mascots. I have been making fursuits with my twin sister, RolePlayWulf for over a year now.
Need help making fursuits, or want to show off your own? Post =)

Communities
Fursuit LJ: http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit
Cosplay Mascots LJ: http://community.livejournal.com/cosplay_mascots

Helpful Tutorials
This list will be updated frequently with all kinds of mascot/fursuit making goodies.

Balaclava Method: http://matrices.net/balaclava.asp
Balaclava Method 2: http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/tutorials/fursuithead
Canvas Method : http://matrices.net/matricessuit.asp
Canvas Method in Depth: http://fursuit.org/wiki/doku.php?id=...s:plastic_mesh
All Foam Method : http://matrices.net/foam.asp
All Foam Method 2: http://werevarmint.timduru.org/wvtoasthed.htm
Hand-Paws : http://matrices.net/paws.asp
Feet-Paws : http://matrices.net/footpaws.asp
Furring your Head: http://werevarmint.timduru.org/wvfurhd.htm
Body-suits tips : http://matrices.net/bodysuit.asp
Installing Fans : http://matrices.net/fursuiting.asp
Digitigrade: http://www.matrices.net/digitigrade.asp
Digitigrade (Other): http://www.livejournal.com/tools/mem...s &filter=all
General : http://www.livejournal.com/tools/mem...l?user=fursuit
Casting Latex: http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit/1938760.html
Duct Tape Dummy How-To: http://www.mixedcandy.com/dtd.html

Supplies
Fur resources and FAQ : http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=142142
Taxidermy (Ex: eyes) : http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/category/1/
Claws : http://www.greyowlcrafts.com/i_claws_arrow/index.htm
Lycra suits : http://www.divers-supply.com/SPORT_L...p/atl11713.htm
Balaclavas : http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...and-Women.html
Foam : http://stores.ebay.com/Foam-N-More-Upholstery-Inc
Liquid Latex : http://www.liquidlatex.com/liquidlatex.html
Life-sized headbase : http://www.monstermakers.com/product...life-size.html

* If you are unsure about buying a particular supply, feel free to PM me and I will tell you if that item is legit or not.

If you have anymore links, please PM me and I will add it to the list. Again, I will be updating this throughout the week.

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Unread 04-11-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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Decided to make a thread to discuss the building and showing off of anime related fursuits/ mascots. I have been making fursuits with my twin sister, RolePlayWulf for over a year now.
Need help making fursuits, or want to show off your own? Post =)

My next project is Valoo from the Wind Waker.

http://hyspace.progressiveboink.com/valoo.gif
I have a question of my own. What kind of fabric can I use for the wings? Also, can anyone help me with animatronics to move the jaw? Normally, I have movable jaws on my fursuits, but since his neck is so long, I will have to do it mechanically.
OMG, can't wait to see Valoo. Completely mechanical jaw movement, i'm a bit confused about. But electronic/animatronic based systems, I may have some ideas. As for the wings, I'm not sure. I'll keep it in mind if I think of something.

I've got a list of costumes that I want to make that I am slowly starting to work on, all of them fursuits/mascot style.

1. Yoshi (Mario series)
2. Ivysaur (Pokemon)
3. King Dedede (Kirby series, Smash Bros)
4. Flamedramon (Digimon)

I'm slowly beginning work on Yoshi and Ivysaur, will work on others later on and post progress.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 10:06 AM   #3
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Finally!!! lol

I havent been doing fursuiting for too long, my first furry was pakkun from 07 momocon and my second one is padfoot

I am currently commissioning an OC fursuit and my next project is werewolf link

and yeah I dunno about the animatronics=/ I'll be using some on link though to make the ears and tails move
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Unread 04-11-2008, 10:59 AM   #4
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AsianLink - Yeah, I'm thinking animatronic. I normally have moveable jaws on my fursuits, which require no mechanics (when I open my mouth, the jaw moves of the fursuit), but since Valoo's neck is so long, I need to use animatronics.

Nin-Kitty - Werewolf Link? You mean Link from ToZ Twilight Princess? My twin sister is making a wind waker version of Wolf Link.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 11:31 AM   #5
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yeahs twilight princess wolf link

hes going to be funnnn~! lol moving jaw, moving ears, moving tail, and I'm going to have speakers under the costume connected to my ipod to play howling sounds and stuffiesXD super technical cosplayXD lol
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Unread 04-11-2008, 11:35 AM   #6
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Oh wow. Valoo will be interesting to see. Also your sister's Toon WolfLink. I'll definitely keep an eye out.

Iiii... Just have improvements on Mewtwo, then Lucario, and helping my gf out with her first...
And of course I also have Moomba done, and Blaziken has been sitting idly, not sure if I'm going to wear it again. Been thinking of fixing it up.

Funny, it seems that all the PMs I get anymore are asking my help with creature cosplays, heh. Which I gladly give advice on.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 01:57 PM   #7
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Blaziken has been sitting idly, not sure if I'm going to wear it again. Been thinking of fixing it up.

Funny, it seems that all the PMs I get anymore are asking my help with creature cosplays, heh. Which I gladly give advice on.
Well, I just started started on fixing my Blaziken up again. Gonna redo lots of it. BTW, do you use Blazikens eyes for your vision or another system. I find that somewhat sideways vision is sorta difficult to deal with especially because I can't really see in front of me or down very well without turning my whole head and looking like a retarded Blaziken. But yah, hopefully this thread thrives so we can all share ideas and give advice on creature cosplays.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 02:20 PM   #8
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koisnake try the tutorial list for movable tails and stuff i know theres a really good in the props and assesccories forum.

I was wondering if anyone had advice on my wargreymon from digimon, not the armor just the foam muscles and feet

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Unread 04-11-2008, 02:37 PM   #9
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I already know to make moveable tails, actually ^^ But thanks.

For Wargreymon, I suggest buying a Lycrasuit, they usually cost around $40. Use foam to shape the muscles and attach them to the lycra suit. BUT, in order to do that, you must make a Duct Tape Dummy of yourself. Heres a tutorial on how to make one.
http://www.fursuit.org/wiki/doku.php...xxus&s=cutting

You can stuff it with newspaper, old clothes.etc. Put the Lycra suit on it, then began to attach foam to it, spray adhesive works very good.

Can't wait to see your suits, Oshi. I am actually being commissioned for two different Lucario suits 8D He must be popular, but he'll be alot of fun.

Right now, I am working on a Ratchet commission and an Akamaru fursuit for myself, I forgot to mention it on the top.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 02:52 PM   #10
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Are you doing 4ng31's Lucario as well as his Ratchet? Because we'll probably both wear them at Otakon, hahah.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 02:58 PM   #11
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Yes ^^ I will have Ratchet done hopefully before April ends, and start Lucario then. The other Lucario is going to Utai Mitsumo, so recently commissioned a Suicune from me. He needs to be done before September.

Although I am working on Akamaru, should I just do Valoo? Since I've never seen a Valoo fursuit before and I'd think it be interesting. If yes, I'll start on him as soon as some foam arrives to my house from the internet.

Whenever your ever done with other fursuits, be sure to tell me Oshi I'd love to see them all.
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Unread 04-13-2008, 08:40 PM   #12
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I was actually in the furry fandom before I got into the anime fandom, and I have been fursuiting for at least 7 years now.
I cosplayed for the first time last year, and I loved it. I did wear a Raccoon Mario, so it was at least vaguely furry. This year I am planning something different, though.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 12:11 AM   #13
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OMG I just posted somewhere else. I made a partial for someone and it was so fun to make. It was a white Weasel wearing a rice hat.

you can see pics on my blog in the archives under weasel

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Unread 04-14-2008, 07:07 AM   #14
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Heh, I am not a furry. I am simply a cosplayer who makes fursuits instead of human cosplay.
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Unread 04-14-2008, 01:50 PM   #15
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what does anyone know of digigrade legs,i saw some wooden ones and metal made but are they really great,mainly for costume like my wargreymon cuz in his transformation scene his legs are knocked in past his kneecaps like a..chicken? i geuss
any suggestions or just do without the digigrade legs,gawd i am such a wishywashy when it comes to cosplay
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