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TUTORIAL Yarn Tail
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Published: December 27, 2011
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My very first yarn-tail. Not as fluffy as I hoped, but very fluffy nevertheless. The core is made from the wire of a normal hanger, is very flexible, yet suprisingly stable. Shaping it is quite hard and for small parts, like the loop connecting to the buckle, you have to use tools.

You can find a Video here: [link]
Image size
850x3523px 1.95 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-TZ8
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.3
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Dec 23, 2011, 5:25:05 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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guigadj's avatar
guigadjStudent Digital Artist
did you already saw greenteaneko.deviantart.com/
i'm laughting so much right now 
but other than that, it's a good idea for a kjhait cosplay
Wilfre302's avatar
Wilfre302Hobbyist Digital Artist
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LIVE IT!!!!!!!!
WhatASonicRainboom's avatar
WhatASonicRainboomHobbyist General Artist
Nice! Using a hair straightener on the brushed out floof, will help you get the results you're after. 
DawnStarLightning's avatar
The amount of time that must have took... but it looks AMAZING!
luthien368's avatar
luthien368Hobbyist General Artist
Yes but yes. And I had worse ^^°
Caffinated-Pinecone's avatar
Caffinated-PineconeHobbyist General Artist
WOOOOOOOW
What is the core made out of? :0
luthien368's avatar
luthien368Hobbyist General Artist
Wire of a cloth hanger. See the linked tutorial also
Caffinated-Pinecone's avatar
Caffinated-PineconeHobbyist General Artist
OOOOOH COOL THANKS SO MUCH
FemaleDeathTheKid's avatar
FemaleDeathTheKidHobbyist General Artist
So doing this later
PolarBearSam's avatar
This literally blew my  mind.
aphot-c's avatar
aphot-cHobbyist General Artist
I notice I'm a shallow bit late on this, but what wire did you use for this?
luthien368's avatar
luthien368Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I have to write an FAQ on this, especially this question allone, which I also answered I don't know how often X) I used a cloth hanger, very cheap and durable
tigergirl507's avatar
tigergirl507Hobbyist Artist
did you use a flat iron?

and did you trim the tail? cus mine always turns out with a pointy tip :p
luthien368's avatar
luthien368Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, a flat iron (don't know what happens though if you use a riffeled one though... more volume? ), but never altually had to trim (except when I wanted a thinner part or a pointy tip ^^ )
tigergirl507's avatar
tigergirl507Hobbyist Artist
Thanks!
BlueCrystalTiger's avatar
BlueCrystalTigerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it posible to make leperd spots?
luthien368's avatar
luthien368Hobbyist General Artist
I guess not, cause the markings will blur. Maybe you wanna try it out by yourself.
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BlueCrystalTigerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok i may do cheeta spots air brus wold probably work if you did it right but i dont have one so if you wold like if i make the tail wold you like to here how it goes?
CheshireMoonKittie's avatar
CheshireMoonKittieProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for posting this! I had no idea you could get such great results from yarn.
PriestessRaven's avatar
I used your tutorial to make some fur for my husbands costume, thanks so much for posting! I made sure to link back to this page as well. 
luthien368's avatar
luthien368Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful, would love to see the finished costume!
ThatOneRitzy's avatar
using a hair straightener on the yarn at a 360 degree temperature would help make the yarn longer and nice and silky, plus would probably add the fluff you want ^-^ just saying! It is a beautiful tail tho! I wish my first tail came out that nicely. :3
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luthien368Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, forgot to mention/do that the first time I made (and documented) the tail XP
Ayumisaki's avatar
oh...that's cool...i would to try
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