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Unread 03-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Shiny Whimsicott backpack

im planning to make a backpack version of this pokemon for my costume:
shiny whimsicott, but im kinda stumped on what material to use to make the giant cotton ball look like a giant cotton ball?
i plan to fill it with loads of stuffing and a slim zip pocket for convention tickets etc. i have a teddybear im modifying to make the little brown body.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 01:29 AM   #2
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Minky/cuddle fur.
http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashio...gy-fabric.aspx
http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashio...ggy-white.aspx
http://www.fabric.com/apparel-fashio...dle-white.aspx
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Unread 03-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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i googled minky before and it looks a lot like plushy flannel fabric. im after something with long hairs that felt together when brushed so that it resembles cotton candy.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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Unread 03-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #5
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Have you considered looking into using felt, and then needle felting roving into place to give it a more fluffy texture? It would be way time consuming, and would essentially ask that you learn a secondary craft... But look up some tutorials - it may give you the look you want? I know I've seen some pretty fluffy things come out of different felting techniques.

I can't say I've seen a fabric that will do that naturally, just from long fibers, and still look good - not like a stuffed animal that has had the fluff loved out of them... The minky may be your best bet - it does have a plush, soft look - maybe not cotton candy, exactly, but it would still have a fluff to it?
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Unread 03-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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thanks for the suggestion, i might look into roving for future projects but iv only got 2 months (probably less) to do 2 props so i guess i might have to go for brushed/hairsprayed fur fabric or something. Maybe i should just opt for something short and fuzzy, it might not look as bad as i think...
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Unread 03-20-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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I can tell you right now that hairsprayed and brushed fur isnt going to give you the look you want. This guys hair was hairsprayed: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1565630/
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Unread 03-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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sigh -_-
short and fuzzy it is then...
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Unread 03-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #9
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You could try poodle shag? I don't think it would felt together, but brushing the fabric a bit might give you a fluffier look.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 03:04 AM   #10
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i found this stuff, looks like it might work out: poodle shag fur
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