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Fursuit Eyes Tutorial by LobitaWorks Fursuit Eyes Tutorial by LobitaWorks
I've been meaning to make this tutorial for a while!

This is how I make fursuit eyes. There really isn't a wrong way to do things as long as it looks good, is durable, and provides good vision though, so don't take this as an end-all, be-all method. Experimenting is half the fun of making costumes!

Hopefully the infographic provides enough explanation, but if you have any questions, definitely feel free to ask.

Here are some places to get the supplies needed for these:
Buckram (paintable fine mesh fabric): [link]
Never bought from this store, but it looks good.
Plastic sheets: [link]
I have bought from here and I can vouch for the quality. .03-.04 thickness is what I prefer, any thinner and it warps with the heat from the hot glue. Any thicker and it start becoming really hard to cut.
Suede for eyelids: [link]
My secret to this? Swatches. Buy whatever fur you need for the costume and grab a swatch of the suede you want for the eyelids for a nominal fee. Their swatches are plenty large to get a pair of eyelids from. :3

The acrylic paint can be bought at any craft store, you don't have to go expensive with this. Same with paint pens.
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SomeBrokenGlass Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Y’all fags
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PluviolLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for listing your materials! I've been having a very very difficult time trying to find the right material for the eye whites. 
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Salyacutiecat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
So, I'm trying to make something like this, but I'm having trouble with eyeholes: I don't know where to put them and I don't know how to hide them so that it doesn't look like the costume has any. Where should I put them so that they're unnoticeable?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
The iris/pupil area is the vision port.
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Salyacutiecat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
What do you mean by vision port?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
The place you see from.
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Salyacutiecat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Oh, I see what you did. Now I get it. Thanks.
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SgrPi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Okay, so I've skimmed over all the comments and I don't think I've seen this question: Have you painted the plastic before? If so what kind of paint would you suggest using that would not flake or chip off?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't, because there really isn't any way to keep it from chipping off when touched.
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TheTheninjagummybear Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Odd question. Is it possible to create an eye with central heterochromia using this method? Also, is it possible to use glow paint in these eyes and still see through them?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can paint the eyes any way you want! I don't think buckram has a large enough surface area for glow in the dark paint to make a noticeable difference, but I haven't really tried it. I say test it out on a scrap and see how it is!
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TheTheninjagummybear Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you
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Mileess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey um 
If you paint this eye 
it didn't disturb to see? (sorry for English)
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superdoopernerd63 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry I'm not the creator of this tutorial, but the material used for the eyes has little holes all along it so that whoever wears it can see. As long as the painting isn't too thick, the wearer will be able to see :)
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KittyKyomi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I have a question. when you paint it, doesn't the paint get stuck in the weave of the buckram makingit harder to see out of? How do you paint the back of it black without it bleeding through to the front?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Paint pens don't clog! Otherwise I just poke the paint through the holes with a pin since I use both tube acrylics and paint pens.
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KittyKyomi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Doyou have any reccomendations for Paintpen brands? (And possibly a link on ebay or Amazon? xD)
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Any should be fine. I use Elmer's because that's what's readily available at my Jo-Ann.
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crazyanimallover1102 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Can you give me some Tips? i'm a newbie, i tried to make a fursuit head but...it didn't work out. But then i watched a Video on YouTube that was very helpful, and looked easier than what i did, and i might try it..but can you tell me how i can easily add the fur to the fursuit head? or anything that might be a little easy for me. but not so easy that it looks crappy :meow: Oh! and do you Know how to make a fursuit head with an Under-Bite? i have a cool Idea for a Fursuit O.C. but i may need some tips before i try anything, oh and Thank you!
~Animal (that's one of the Nick-Names i would like to be called)
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Here is my four-part tutorial on furring a head: lobitaworks.deviantart.com/art… Hope it helps, happy crafting!
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crazyanimallover1102 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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PopkinProductions Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Filmographer
When you look at the full head, it looks like Doug from Those nights at Rachels
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FawFul933 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the tutorial
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bulld0gxx Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2016
I am having the trouble with the paint clotting the holes in areas causing it to be non see through. Could it be the brush I'm using or am I just using too much paint?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some degree of that is normal, just stick a pin through the clogged holes before it dries fully. Or just use paint pens, they don't clog.
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Ghost-Nightmares Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i got a question my eyes are kinda blocked by the snout of my dutch angel dragon and they are a bit on the side and its really kinda hard to see should i change this and i got the furring done DX
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, it's important to make sure you can see out of your costume, even if that means changing the shape a bit.
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Ghost-Nightmares Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i tilt the head its fine i figured it out :P
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foxyandsans Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This is really helpful thx :)
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PoTatterTot Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Should I paint the backside or the front side first?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
I usually do backside first.
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Artsie-Foxy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
How well can u see? I'm looking for the right fabric for my fursuit
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Quite well, it's basically regular vision tinted darker.
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Artsie-Foxy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Really? According to my step mom you couldn't see through it.... ill take your work for it though, thanks! :3
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Kitty17372 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
can u see through them?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course!
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya pls can u tell me where u get the plastic sheet from ? I've only found one site but it has loads of bad reviews
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
The tutorial already links to a site that sells it.
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool thank u ^^ and sorry for troubling u my phone didnt show it lol
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AuroraInu Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
How does the black not soak though onto the front?
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colorexplosionderp Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because you paint the back part first, so the front sides paint covers up the black that come though the mesh 
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BeetBoxin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
THANK YOU C: I needed this
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Sekhmet-Ra-Ptah Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*life goals*
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SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seeing this, I realized I was over thinking the eye plan for my suit. Thank you for this. XD I was so worried how to do it. Now I know what I need to do.
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FatalSyndrome Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Buckram is fabulous,  now my question is, have you tried like... buckram as the irises/eyes and hard plastic as scleras? I think people use bowls (which sounds so odd to me cause I have no clue how to cut that) for the scleras/whites of the eyes. 

Also as someone else asked, are these follow me?

Youre the reason I bought buckram last year btw C:
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you read the tutorial you will see I do indeed use plastic for the schleras. These are not following effect eyes.
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rag--tag Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Interesting tutorial. This will definitely help with a fursuit i'm planning to make!
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