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Fursuit tutorial P5: furring

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By Sharpe19   |   
Published: January 7, 2010
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A long overdue continuation of my tutorial. It's brief, but you get the idea. If you have any questions, go ahead and note me. The next step will be trimming and putting the ears on. Working on Part 6.

The head is a commission from :iconroadkillonroute3:

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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A400
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/3.8
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
May 13, 2004, 2:10:38 AM
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lebell32Student General Artist
i have been looking for this fur color may i ask where did you get it?
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
Local find, sorry.
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lebell32Student General Artist
ahh ok its fine. mine was a local find as well my fabric store was selling this color but they now no longer sell faux fur which sucks
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jazzybeeboiHobbyist Traditional Artist

If you need any help with finding fur, i get mine from spotlight, though they may not have that near you. I actually used a fur blanket for my suit, since its cheaper, and i think the texture more suited her (no pun intended)

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IamWarriorChristainStudent General Artist
Where do you buy your fur?
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AnotherjackalHobbyist Digital Artist
I was just wondering, shouldn't the pattern go down sticky side up (or to be easier, put on a piece of paper, cut out, and paper side up)? Because if you put it down on the backing, it will make the same way on the backing but when you cut it out it will be mirrored, such as if you taped the left cheek it would come out backing side to the right cheek and fur side to the left cheek.
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
If you take one side and flip it, using both sides of the tape for the pattern, you will end up with a mirrored pattern :)
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AnotherjackalHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay. I assume that's what you do since your masks are so symmetrical? Also, do you have any tips on furring around the nose? I have done it before but it takes me a few tries to get it to not stick up and all that jazz.
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
Try gently rolling the fur's edge under itself. It will help give a nice clean edge.
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AnotherjackalHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, sharpe! ^u^
MorbidCheshX's avatar
omg whered you get that shade of blue? I can never find a shade like that DX
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DuskwitherHobbyist General Artist
Using this for my next mask!
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TiramiHobbyist Digital Artist
It's very vwry cool *0*
and very very nice *0*
UniformRabbit's avatar
So is the fur stitched to the foam or does it just slip on like a glove? Visually I feel there is a step missing between 6 and 7. Overall great tutorials though!
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
You are only stitching the fur to itself then gluing down the edges (a.i. lips, eyes, nose, etc.)
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graypaw300Student General Artist
Why is it that my duct tape severely sticks to the foam? Is there something special I should do?
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XspottedclawXHobbyist General Artist
you could wrap it with cling film first, then tape over the cling film? You'd have to maybe use long pieces of tape so it doesnt fall off while you're doing it :3
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
Some times certain foam is lower density so it'll stick to the tape. A higher density is preferred but it is possible to work with a lower one. Just work it carefully and if there's a large hole left where the tape was, fill it back in with some more foam.
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DokiDoki-KitsuneHobbyist General Artist
i was wondering what would be the best way to fur the head?
cause im having trouble with trying to decide on mine^^;
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
Make a duct tape pattern follow the tut and hand sew it. Gluing is quick, but sewing gives you more control and if you do make a mistake, you can redo it. Glue, once it's on it's on.
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DokiDoki-KitsuneHobbyist General Artist
hmm yeah okay i'll try that thanks for the help=D
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope that helps.
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extorpidHobbyist General Artist
I should do this some time XD

I just throw on random chunks a fabric... and it looks okay, but still.. gotta at least try to be more professional. XD XD
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Sharpe19Professional Artisan Crafter
I've discovered using tape to make patterns help me a lot.
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