My friend is making me a foam base for a fursuit head for real cheap ($15, a steal). Do you have any advice for actually putting fur on it and making the rest of the suit (it’s a crow/raven)? I saw yours and thought it looked great, so I assumed you would be a great guy to ask.
Kirbl the Corvid (age 12)
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Well, my first advice to you would be don’t put fur on it :-) If you’re a raven, put black feathers on it! Or something that looks like feathers, anyway. Of course, birdsuits are a bit more complicated than mammals in some ways. You have all sorts of different textures: the hard beak, the smaller feathers on the head and underbelly, the larger flight feathers, and a different material all together for the legs and feet. Thank you for the compliment on my fursuit, but I didn’t make it. That credit goes to my wonderful fursuit maker, Beastcub. Here, FYI, is an example of a birdsuit she made http://www.beastcub.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=185044670.
It’s very nice that your friend is making a head for you for $15. My advice to you on the rest of the fursuit (if your friend can’t do it) is to look for a maker who has made birds before. Money, of course, can be a bit of a problem. Because you are 12 and are likely going to grow some more, I would not invest a tremendous amount of money in this first fursuit because it likely won’t fit you after a couple years.
Therefore, use this first fursuit as a learning experience and don’t spend a lot of money on it. It will work great, too, as you learn how to perform in one.
In the meantime, I would also advise you to join a fursuiter social networking page, such as on Furry4Life or Facebook and chat with furries who also have birdsuits.
Sorry I couldn’t be more help! Sadly, I’m not talented with a needle and thread, but there are lots of people out there who are, and many are happy to share what they know with you.
3/24/2015 10:08:36 pm
I think that this would be a good fabric to use : https://www.fabric.com/buy/0386359/faux-fur-fancy-feather-silver Its kind of pricey, but if you try working around the house and saving up, you can probably make enough money to get some.I don't actually know if its actual fabric made of artificial feathers, or fur that looks a lot like feather, but either might work! :) Also, here's a very helpful tutorial on how to apply fur: http://www.matrices.net/furring.asp If you look on the website. you can find a whole lot of other tutorials that might help!
3/26/2015 01:41:42 am
Thanks, Kiana! Very helpful :-3
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