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First Fursuit Build Thread

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
 

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
 
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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
 

RosetheCrux

I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag
it'd be nice to get some critiques on what I have so far! o.o
 

RosetheCrux

I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag
the snout is crooked >.> I'll fix that tomorrow I need to go to bed
 

BayouBaby

Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books
it'd be nice to get some critiques on what I have so far! o.o
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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RosetheCrux

I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag
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.
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
 

BayouBaby

Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books
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
I always wondered how people made fursuit heads glasses friendly. That must be such a pain. I can't live without my contacts.
 

RosetheCrux

I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag
I always wondered how people made fursuit heads glasses friendly. That must be such a pain. I can't live without my contacts.
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 ;-;
 

BayouBaby

Hoarder of Art Supplies and Books
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 ;-;
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.
 

RosetheCrux

I'm a trashbag. A cute trashbag
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.
Huh, I've never even thought of that before! I'll have to try it :D
 

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
 

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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