I will have real photo shoot later when my friend and I can arrange it.
Anyway, this is the fursuit I made whole spring. :3 I wore it at Desucon 2011 which was last weekend. It was SUPER FUN! This is also my first fursuit partials ever.
Hehe, it looks like these things aren't so common in Finland, so I got a tons of comments and praises because of the mask. "It looks so realistis", "Isn't that HOT to wear?!", "Did you make it yourself?", "WOW the jaw moves! How does that work?"
I don't think it's that awesome, although I am proud of it, after all, it's my first suit. :3
The suit includes head with moving jaw, hands and tail.
Head and hands have artificial fur which is hand dry brushed with acrylics. Nose, teeth and claws are sculpted, the eyes are taxidermy eyes. Whiskers are painted fishing line. Tail is 157 cm long, imitation leather and hand painted pattern. Paw pads are silicone.
Eyes and paw pads I bought from the net, everything else is made by me.
plus btw that is too cute
Muuten mitään hyviä neuvoja fursuitin tekoon? Tai mistä sait kankaat? Olen katsos tekemässä Sergal lajiltaa olevaa hahmoa :3
Awww, I love it! very unique and different but superb!
It's also really realistic and not all cartooney and stuff.
Although do you think you can make it so we can see your eyes? That I believe would make it the best ^^
This is AMAZING.
Also you look so furry in those clothes in my opinion. Thats my goal and you made me thinking that it's not wrong idea.
Partials for the win!
I boop your nose boop
I made a mouse fursuit a while back trying the same thing but the head shape didn't come out quite as I planned but it was my first one. I want to make sure I do better on my second one.
But well, as this was my first fursuit ever, I have quite a many negative things to say about it. First, I made this a little too small - it fits on my head, but it's very tight, and actually quite uncomfortable. Secondly, as I hadn't had experience of making jaw hinges, I placed them a little wrongly and so the jaw's movements are stiff. However, these things are also some of those cornerstones that makes this head look like it looks: since the head's base is so small, I had more possibilities playing with the outer appearance, and it still looks small. Also, I have only tooth in its mouth - there is no tongue or palate. This way my own thin is pushed nearer against the fursuit's mouth. The sad thing is that my mouth is visible from the suit's mouth, but if I don't look up while opening the mouth, I can bluff and peoples won't notice it straight away. And the base of the head is paper-mache / paper and paste, because I didn't want to use foam and I didn't have possibilities to use resin or anything like that.
If I needed to do this again with such a small-looking face, I would probably try to make custom small tongue/teeth-set or leave the tongue and palate away again, but adjust the hinges so that the movements would be better. The less you need to have under and inside the mask, the more petite its face can be... or at least this is what I've noticed so far.
I'm not sure if I'm giving you any helpful information here? ^^' Just say if I can tell anything more.
I have a guest artist at my school at the moment who's helping my art teacher do stuff with plaster and mesh [some of the 3D art classes are doing body casts with stuff made to make parade floats] and I was thinking about using that for the base of my head so it's nice and hallow unlike my mouse fursuit while still staying small.
I drew out a bit of a diagram of what I wanted the shape and size of the suit to look like in comparison to my face and it seems I'll have little or no room for a tongue but that should be okay. I made it work with my mouse.. sorta lol.
by the way this is very lovely for your first. I never would've guessed.
also you think you could help me with the ears? I've been having difficulty with making ears look realistic
Good luck with your second suit! At least you know already some things you want to do differently. It's fun how we can improve. I still have many things I would do differently with my next suit - whatever it will be. I've had some dreams about jackalope or possibly a bird of some kind.
Ears? Humm... for now they have been one of my biggest challenges, so I don't have much clever words to say of them... I've been trying to look for photo references, and go with them. My main problems have been about what kind of a "skeleton" or base should they have, and how should I attach them to the head, as they have been out of the head's mask area. I've just sewed them on the hood area for now. :/
I've already started to carve the base of the face to paper mache. so far, the anatomy of it needs a lot of work but it's getting somewhere.
Normally when I try to do ears, at least with my eeveelution ears I made, I used plastic canvas and foam to shape it then furred over it. I tried making some raccoon ears the same way but they turned out looking toony and I've been having difficulty trying to make realistic looking ears.
I could believe one of the biggest problems with feline ears is that they are very thin and often showing a lot of skin inside the ear... :/ It's hard to fur them without making them thick.
It was a lot easier to do the ears for my most recent suit which had naturally thick and very furry ears...
Really really beautiful and realistic work. You've very well captured the feline spirit
Also, I will probably never wear this particular mask again. It was first, and when I did more suits, I realized how uncomfortable this first mask had been :'3 But I have to admit the outward appearance is not too bad.
Akryyleilla dry brushaus on kieltämättä hieman hankalaa isoille alueille, tasaisuus ei ole taattu, ja varsinkin pidempi karva värjäytyy heikosti (= tai siis se, että sen saisi värjättyä niin ettei vanha väri mistään kulmasta pilkistä esiin, on mahdotonta) Airbrush laitteet olisivat mahtavan muikeat, mutta niitä satalappusia millä sellaisen maksaa, saakin varmaan odotella rauhassa vielä joitain vuosia.
Olen huomannut että riippuu pitkälti karvan laadusta ja myös väristä, miten saumat jäävät näkymiin. Plus tietenkin siitä, miten tarkkaan sovitat ne yhteen. Eräs toinen suitti, mitä parhaillaan teen, omistaa niin pehmeän ja löysän kankaan sekä hieman kiharaisen karvan, että saumat jäävät melkein väkisinkin näkymään jos karvan leikkaa lyhyemmäksi. Susimaskissani karva taas on jäykkää ja kangas sen alla jämerää. Saumat näkyvät etenkin koska naama on yksivärinen, mutta ne ovat ohuet eivätkä mitenkään epäsiistit. Tässä kissassa saumoja saattoi hämätä noilla kuvioinneilla, joten ne eivät näy.