First Fursuit Build Thread

Discussion in 'Fursuiting and Costuming' started by RosetheCrux, May 5, 2016.

  1. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    Okay I definitely need to do this, I wanna make sure it turns out okay, at least :p

    So, for starters, here is my mannequin head. His name is Alexius:
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    I did the foam base thing with measurements of my own head. Plus, Alexius' head is close to the size of mine so it fits him as well :D
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    The first time I cut the eye holes they were really small. Then drew circles around them and a nose below. I doubt the nose will be located there, it just helps me remember where Alexius' nose and mouth are
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    Aaaand I made the eyeholes bigger and more symmetrical. Alexius' eyes look like vaginas.

    The next thing I'll be doing is rounding the top of the head but I'm about to eat supper so I'll do that after :D
     
  2. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    UPDATE
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    my cat came to watch
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    AND I did the ears! The hugeness and the fact that they don't really look like cat ears is intentional! I would have restarted if it wasn't :S Sprinkles is less of a cat and more of mine own thing
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2016
  3. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    I did the snout!
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    I gotta smooth that out and then add extra details. I might make the eyes bigger, probably not tho
     
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  4. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    it'd be nice to get some critiques on what I have so far! o.o
     
  5. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    the snout is crooked >.> I'll fix that tomorrow I need to go to bed
     
  6. BayouBaby

    BayouBaby Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books

    What an interesting way to start a head. I attended a panel at a convention here and watched someone build it using a balaclava as a base and then adding pieces of cut foam on it to build it up. It does make it a bit hot, though. I like where your head is going. Cutting foam is very fun, but very messy! Attached is the picture of my first fursuit head I made.

    Just a word of caution, you might want to make the ears out of stiffer foam or foam board so they stay upright better and don't sag. I used foam board and then glued foam to it to make it plump out.
     

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  7. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    I was originally going to do the balaclava based head but I wanted to be able to wear my glasses with it and I know that balaclava heads are pretty snug so I went with the bucket head technique! I do need to fix the ears, I like them being at least somewhat floppy since the character I'm making is pretty lazy. I'm thinking of pinching them closer and putting them farther back on the head since there's an excess amount of space back there. If that doesn't look right then I'll definitely take or advice with using stiffer foam! Thanks for your input :D
     
  8. BayouBaby

    BayouBaby Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books

    I always wondered how people made fursuit heads glasses friendly. That must be such a pain. I can't live without my contacts.
     
  9. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    As of now my glasses fit on the outside of the head too, it looks funny tho XD I really wish I had contacts but I have a really intense fear of things touching my eyes or touching other people's eyes. I need to get over that before I even consider contacts ;-;
     
  10. BayouBaby

    BayouBaby Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books

    This is what my husband's head looked like once I had finished the foaming process.
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  11. BayouBaby

    BayouBaby Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books

    The easiest way to get over that is to wash your hands with soap and water, then look to the side, and then using your clean finger tip touch the white part of your eye very gently. It doesn't hurt because 1) your hands are clean and 2) it's the white part, not the iris. For me that was all it took.
     
  12. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

  13. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    Huh, I've never even thought of that before! I'll have to try it :D
     
  14. BayouBaby

    BayouBaby Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books

    It's a moving jaw all right. :)
     
  15. BayouBaby

    BayouBaby Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books

    This is what it looks like now with fur. I still need to add whiskers (you can use fishing line), a sculpted nose, and lips made out of sculpy. ^-^ cyclingswitch.jpg
     
  16. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    That looks awesome! (The N7 sweater makes it even better omg)
     
  17. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

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    I fixed the ears and now I'm working on the face! It's gonna have a minor case of dog syndrome but that's okay. Sprinkles isn't really much of a cat XD
     
  18. HoneyHusk

    HoneyHusk New Member

    Looks good so far!
     
  19. cyclingswitch

    cyclingswitch Furry Engineer

    Love the avatar Rose. And the head is looking good so far! Best of luck!
     
  20. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    Thank you <3
     
  21. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    Aaah thank you so much <3
     
  22. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

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    SOME POOF
    gotta smooth it out more and continue adding foam. I'm ordering fur and buckram soon! I'm planning to do follow me eyes completely out of buckram, so I gottta cut out those big eye areas. I'll hAVE SO MUCH VISION
     
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  23. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

    I ALSO DID THE TAIL
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    ITS LITERALLY JUST A BUTT POOF AND I LOVE IT!! I can't wait to add fur :O
     
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  24. RosetheCrux

    RosetheCrux I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag

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    more progress!! I'm making the face stick out more and adding flat pieces of foam!
     
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  25. BayouBaby

    BayouBaby Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books

    It's still coming along just splendidly! <3
     
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