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Tutorial - how to make a moving tail
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Published: September 23, 2013
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After so many questions how I did my moving tails I made this small tutorial and hope it is enough to get the idea :)

Technique used in these tails:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOQJy0…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfK1gb…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPLvaW…
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HellzEntity's avatar
HellzEntityHobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial!
I used it, and now my yarn tail looks much more realistic!
Thank you! :D
i-love-daisy's avatar
This seems pretty easy
i might try to make it XD
TheRetroFox's avatar
This tutorial looks very good, and easy, I will try it for a fox tail.
QueenObscurePairings's avatar
QueenObscurePairingsProfessional General Artist
would a rat tail too?
VirgoGarg's avatar
VirgoGargProfessional General Artist
Making a disney-gargoyle type costume. Do you think the wire will hold?
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SethKirklandJonesHobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't get my mind to grasp how it moves? :3
FurForge's avatar
Below you find videos, there you can see how they move
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SethKirklandJonesHobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay thank you
Aberguine's avatar
AberguineHobbyist General Artist
How thick do you think the foam can be before the wire can't support its own weight? I would love to have motion like this in a fox tail.
FurForge's avatar
I really don't know, haven't tried it. I made a fox tail about as thick as the one of my kirin and then added extentions as many as I was able to make. Looked quite good and fluffy, you might wanna try this method,its nt that heavy as foam.
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TheDogsSpiderHobbyist General Artist
so the plastic hose goes all the way down the wire then you braid the yarn/wool over top, then proceed with sewing on the tufts of yarn/wool? ive never made a yarn tail yet, so I wanted to try this tutorial since it would be perfect for the costume I will be making.
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mizzyvonProfessional Interface Designer
I'm confused about 'hose'...does that mean a garden hose or a panty hose?
FurForge's avatar
Yea, a rubber tube, thats a better word, I'll change that, thanks ^^'
Kitaronicus's avatar
KitaronicusHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Most likely a rubber tube. Like used for fish tanks. 
CrazyViper's avatar
Thats great! Thank you for shareing this! This will come in handy when I make my cat suit lol
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