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Help! [Dec. 5th, 2007|06:02 pm]
Cosplay Fursuits!


Hello all. This is my first time here and I found this group after checking out Beetlecat's website. (I loved your Red XIII costume at animethon!) Anyways...besides that...I am planning on a Renamon costume for the summer of 2008. This will be my first fur-suit costume ever and I wanted to start as soon as possible since I'm a slow worker. I wanted to know if you could all give me some opinions. Like what to use to make the head and such and how to shape certain parts of the body. Also, what would be best to use for the fur, but the cheapest to get. I would like all of the help I can get!


[User Picture]From: burningheat_2dx
2007-12-06 01:26 am (UTC)
You and me are in the same boat, i wanna make a Cherubimon-virus costume and it will be my first suit.
You might want to ask Animecat, she made a Renamon costume and i've seen it in person (beautiful!)
Good Luck!
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[User Picture]From: beetlecat
2007-12-06 01:40 am (UTC)
I'd suggest using upholstery foam (available at any fabric store) to shape the head and as padding for the other parts (hands/feet/haunches).

With fur, you get what you pay for. Quality fur that is thick and soft will cost more than simple fun-fur (which is sparse and gets matted with wear). Fleece is often used as a cheap fur substitute though it has its own pros and cons.

You may be able to find fur locally. I buy most of mine online. fursuit has a list of fur resources and lots of basic fursuit construction resources.
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[User Picture]From: burningheat_2dx
2007-12-06 01:54 am (UTC)
i might have to end up using fleece =/
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[User Picture]From: beetlecat
2007-12-06 01:58 am (UTC)
My First Red XIII costume was made with fleece. It has drawbacks but it really doesn't look that terrible and is much cheaper than fur.

Edited at 2007-12-06 01:58 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: burningheat_2dx
2007-12-06 02:23 am (UTC)
*sigh of relief* awesome, i can only find the colors i need in fleece and ordering online is not an option for me.. so i feel loads better. One question on the head did you glue or sew the fleece?
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[User Picture]From: beetlecat
2007-12-06 02:40 am (UTC)
I probably glued it but I made that costume quickly and over a stiff armature. I'd suggest sewing it if you can.
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[User Picture]From: burningheat_2dx
2007-12-06 02:43 am (UTC)
Thank you i will
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[User Picture]From: burningheat_2dx
2007-12-06 02:48 am (UTC)
Sweet! Mewtwo... that will be cool
thanks for the info
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[User Picture]From: x_merciless_x
2007-12-06 11:05 am (UTC)
Thank you all for your tips! If there are more things I need to know for making a fursuit...let me know. because I don't know where to start... Or really. How to make the costume so that it all fits together, and doesn't looked pieced. Like... I don't want the head to look seperate from the body.. or the claws from the hands... That sort of thing.
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[User Picture]From: dracon_de_cobre
2007-12-07 12:35 am (UTC)
Mmmm within what I can help you with is a picture of my dresses renamon as a guide to the head advise foam plastic, as well as for the feet, compared with the rest of the body is just a little soft, nothing else .

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From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-03 03:33 pm (UTC)

renamon suiting

i made my first one i used a pattern from kwik sew 3052 with some alts and use a block of foam for the head i used a medical wegde which is about 30 dollars and it makes 2 heads you will need a electric knife to cut it for best results
to do the head draw the top veiw and side veiw of the head onto the foam cut away each veiw and you have the basic shape then shape it more till your happy with it
i drew a pattern for all the faom parts the hands head feet and all and the tail is filled witha ballon of giant scale so it weights nothing!
and i used cheap fun fur and i think its fine!

want to see my costume visit deviant art franchii-manchii i have many pictures you could search renamon cosplay to find it quick
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