[I have a couple good letters today and tomorrow that seem appropriate for the Halloween season. Here's one on fursuits.]
I'm pretty sure that I'm one of few millipedes on FA. With that in mind, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FURSUIT? XD
I suppose I could do a suit, but it'd be awful complicated.
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I think it’s way cool when a furry tries something different besides a canine species for a fursona and/or fursuit. There are not too many insects out there (Uncle Kage is a beetle or roach or something, so he’s the most famous one). I’ve seen a bee at one convention, and that was pretty cool. The furry even created the bee as a female, which is biologically accurate. If you’re a really good fursuit maker (or know one), then almost anything is possible. For example, quadsuits are quite remarkable; I’ve seen a Yeti who walks on stilts and has arm extensions to make the arms proportional, and I’ve even seen a goldfish and a cuttlefish.
So, if you are creating a millipede fursuit, what you do is make compromises between the human anatomy and that of the insect. If you are thinking that you have to have the millipede crawling around on its belly so it is very long and low to the ground, you really don’t have to do that. You could create a millipede suit in which it is sort of standing up on its rear section and then all the legs are facing forward.
Anthropomorphic anatomy is all about blending the animal with the human, so this is perfectly legitimate and definitely not insurmountable for a talented sewer.
Hope that helps!
P.S. Below are some pics of unique fursuits. When creating a fursuit, start with a character sheet. For furries with unique anatomies, you can draw a character sheet that also shows how the human would fit on the inside.
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