I will forget about paper mache then, those links that you posted will be very useful ^_^ Tank you
NEVER LISTEN TO THE FURRIES ON YOUTUBE.no, paper mache; ok than I will forget about that then. Those links that you posted will be very useful ^_^ This person on youtube used paper mache and said it worked good but, I will no longer use paper mache. Thank you
Two things: I used to work at Fabric Depot. Sign up for the mailing list via email. You get coupons. 40% off one item (including a piece of fabric) per week of the flyer. if you find your fabrics there, it's an excellent way to save a little cash.
Also... (without going through all the links on making suits... yet) do folks make an undersuit... much like thermals, but you can get wickaway fabric through (occasionally) Fabric Depot, and make your own... another resource that's completely awesome and has TONS of wickaway fabrics is Rose City Textiles [ http://stores.rctfabrics.com/StoreFront.bok ]. They're local to me, so I can always just run up there, but they do a lot of internet ordering. They have a wholesale side as well as a retail side. If you make (and this is something I'm thinking of doing) undergarments of wickaway, it helps with the breathability of the suit. You won't be pouring sweat, as the fabric pulls it away from your skin. (I'm already a costumer in other things, so fabric is my thing).
Just a couple things to maybe let folks know about...
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Most fabric stores carry it. So if you have a local fabric store, go there.Are there any store names you could give me that sell Buckram? I've been trying to find some for a while now, but all I've found are online places that require you to buy at least by 1 yard of it, whereas I only need a very tiny amount of it (About 1 foot by 1 foot sheet)
Is this possible?
Are there any store names you could give me that sell Buckram? I've been trying to find some for a while now, but all I've found are online places that require you to buy at least by 1 yard of it, whereas I only need a very tiny amount of it (About 1 foot by 1 foot sheet)
Is this possible?
Looking at what not to use, specifically the aerosol part...so should I just hot glue seams on the fur and not add spray adhesive to make the fur stick better? I never even thought about residual fumes from it...
I'd like to add on to this that you don't want to be working on a costume into the wee hours of the morning. Zeke and I employ a two rules when we make costumes.
1: Know yourself, observe yourself. If you start out lets say around 6 in the afternoon, and push on to midnight pay attention to your focus. Once you start working you learn what your time allowance. Eventually you need to stop for the day, rest, and hit it later. We do that by judging mistakes. Lets say we are sewing, and something goes on wrong because the focus was not there. We un-do and redo. After three strikes we call it quits. That gave us the ability to figure how long is long enough.
All people should keep this in mind. You can burn yourself out and make too many mistakes if work on it too long without good breaks and good rest.
Hey, ya mentioned about FiberGlass (...And yea, it's heavy shit alright). I've been thinkin' of doin' my fursuit's base material out of Carbon Fiber (Obvious reasons: light-weight, strong as hell, easy to form etc.) and cover 95% of it with faux-fur.*Fiberglass (For most people this is not a viable option unless you are a professional with the material. That said it's not efficient, tends to be heavy and there is better stuff to use).