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.
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