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How to Make Latex Fursuit Parts: Tutorial by Tsebresos How to Make Latex Fursuit Parts: Tutorial by Tsebresos
Here you go, have another tutorial! I haven't made on in a while, so I hope you enjoy!
This will teach you how to make squishy realistic parts for your fursuit, like tongues, paw pads, noses etc.

Have fun with this, and feel free to share your creations with me!
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Raichern Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use this tutorial for claws too?
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Student General Artist
I've never tried it but I suppose it could work
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Raichern Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your input ^^ 
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FawnyOwl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Do the latex/silicone paw pads work for touch screen devices? I was thinking about putting claws and pads on a pair of ordinary fluffy gloves so that, without a fursuit, I can still keep warm, use devices and express my furry side without having to take the gloves off to use my phone or rely on a stylus pen xD
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Student General Artist
They usually don't, I have seen some people make it work though I don't know exactly how.
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FawnyOwl Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Cool, thank you for the reply Kitty Smile - NaNo18 
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Kiras-Fursuits Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student Filmographer
what type of liquid plaster did you use, because I can't find any suitable for my fursuit
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Student General Artist
You can honestly use almost any kind of plaster. It comes as a powder and you have to mix it with water. Plaster of Paris is the cheapest and easier to find, though if you want much stronger stuff Ultracal 30 is the best. It's just more expensive and you have to be really careful to be safe with it, using a mask and so forth.
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Kiras-Fursuits Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Student Filmographer
Thank you. I was looking for certain types but they don't do them where I live. So it was a little hard to find any that I could use
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maddylynx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Student General Artist
I watch your YouTube channel. =^,^=
you're amazing. :3
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Professional Writer
Super helpful! THANK YOU!!
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ImSansPetUmbraki Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This helped a lot :)
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LittleUnicorns Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
wow thanks this REALLY helped me :)
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Shrekromancer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
About how long does the whole pawcess take, and approx how much do the materials cost? First time trying anything like this...
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Depends, but the sculpt/mold making will probably take a day or two, and the curing takes a few days. Depending on how much latex you buy the price will be different (plaster is very cheap though.)
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monochromera Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
errr, pardon me asking, but is it normal for latex to shrink to the point it caves in on itself?? my pawpads are all shaped like bowls and I'm not entirely sure that was supposed to happen... or that they are even usable. I followed the tutorial word for word, I was even sure to overfill the molds with pleeenty of excess so that it would account for the shrinking - it was nearly spilling off the edge of the plaster mold. 

;_; 
assuming something went wrong... can I just pour more latex on top of the cured pad undersides, will that stick?? will it fix it??
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student General Artist
It is normal for latex to shrink but I haven't had it shrink that much before. They should still be usable though, even shaped like "bowls" it would kinda allow for the roundness of your fingers to fit into them. Otherwise yes, you can pour more latex into them to fill them up, latex sticks to itself.
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monochromera Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
ahh gotcha! well in that case, I'll consider it a happy accident c: 
if it doesn't work out well or fit with the fingers as nicely as planned then I'll try putting some latex on the back

thank you so much!
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xXxNoblexXx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist
(I do not know if this is old or not sorry >w<)
Well anyways I was wondering if it is possible to make a paw pad out of clay, None of that fancy latex stuff and just add a little detail and maybe a little bit of shine to make it not look all weird and totally clay like even if it is just clay >^<
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Student General Artist
I would not use clay, it is brittle and will break, and it will also be very hard to grab anything with them.
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xXxNoblexXx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist
Ah, Okay
Is there anything a little less expensive then latex and plaster (etc) that might work at least half as good?
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Student General Artist
I would use pleather or some sort of fabric to make paw pads, like so: cdn.weasyl.com/~nevask/submiss…
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xXxNoblexXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist
Ah, Thank you very much >u<
(Sorry its been taking me sooooo loooong to respond I've been too lazy to do much on DA recently)
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evelynpinkard54 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Ok, I am trying to watch the video on how to make latex fursuit parts, It's not playing.  Whats up?
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Student General Artist
There's no video, it's just an image
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RougeIsolation Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would silicone work for a replacement for latex? would it be just as good or no?
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes, I exclusively use silicone now. It's more expensive though.
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DarkLunac Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
I'd like to know how you did the lips, like the black parts? It look so realistic! :3
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Student General Artist
They're made from Apoxie :D  It's a two part clay that hardens on its own, easy to work with.
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RoyalFluffbutt Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been hunting for this for a long time! Thank you so much!! :D
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valintineofdeath Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very neat 
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Icedog829 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so is this the same thing you would do for paw pads? :0
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Yep!
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Icedog829 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright thanks !
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ChilloHaus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016   Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR THIS!!!!!! :happybounce:
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ggirtc Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I don't have to buy those expensive tongues!
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Breezeyheart Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so helpful! I've been wanting to make a fursuit ever since the time that I saw some cosplayers back in 2014 at Anime convention called AnimeFest. They were in the most epic full body fursuits, and the girl had a awesome lighting feature on her OC fursuit. Her OC was a half snow leopard and half dragon and had the most beautiful color scheme. I had basically been wanting to try my hand at fursuiting ever since, but I though it would either cost too much or be too hard to do. I had worked with liquid latex and molds before, when making casts of animal pawprints for a project that I could enter in the fair, while at a daycamp with my local F-H group.

But since I am a beginner at fursuiting and have never made one before. This tutorial really simplified things and made it seem less intimidating to me, but I originally thought that you could use a clear paint sealer to make. The noses and such shine, so that they looked realistic. So, may I ask: Can do you this, if you say misplace your bottle of Mod Podge, but know where a can of clear paint clear is? Or would it harm the latex piece you just made and waited 72 hours as it dried?

I'm just wondering, in case that my house decides to suddenly swallow my only bottle of Mod Podge. As things tend to suddenly just magically disappear in our house, whenever me or my parents need them. It's like losing your socks in the dryer, but whatever that went missing, just suddenly and out of the blue, shows up when you are no longer looking for it. I would get every time that this happens mad, but normally I'm too overjoyed to just see whatever was missing once again. That I am planning on making a Fursuit of Sylvia from Wander over yonder, so I'm trying to be prepared in advance for any mishaps, with making my costume.  So, I can compete in a freestyle cosplay competition at AnimeFest 2016, called strut your stuff. It's the only competition that they have that lets you do basically any costume that want. No having to be have your costume strictly something from Japanese culture. I just don't like having mishaps with my costumes, so I wanted to ask first you, just in case. :3
 
Thank you for your time,
~ Breezey:heart:
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Actually, I wouldn't use either mod podge or a can of clear spray on latex.  Latex is squishy, and covering it with those materials, or paint that isn't specifically latex paint, doesn't work very well because though the latex can bend its shape, many of those materials can't.  So you can end up with cracking and chipping.

Granted I haven't actually tried to do those things, but from past experience with latex, that's what I imagine would happen.  If you want to have a shiny nose, I'd recommend making a nose out of Sculpey, and then using mod podge or clear coat on that instead.   Since Sculpey is solid, you won't have the same problem that Latex may have.

Hope that is somewhat helpful!
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awww! Luv the toung
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AzuelZorro102 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this. :)
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xxstarfallxx Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaa this is great! For the fursuiter on a cost-budget, what other brands of latex would you recommend?? (Since you said your kind was pricey)
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Student General Artist
They sell a small container of latex at Hobby Lobby that I've seen, I've never used it but it's much cheaper than buying a gallon of the stuff.  Basically latex is pretty evenly priced no matter who you buy it from, it's just the amount that you need that changes the price.
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maskylover12 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
:T i cant see it ahhh im blind jk lol XD  ok so i click it?
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SabortoothX15 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
I'm a beginner at the world of fur suits , do u have any advise for me?
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Two things: practice makes perfect, and do your research.  You won't be perfect the first time, don't be discouraged!  And when you are working, make sure you're constantly looking around online, watching other fursuit makers, looking at WIP posts, tutorials, and just general advice.  Actively look for answers for your questions, instead of bothering a maker about how to do whatever thing.  Creative problem solving is huge in fursuit making.
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SabortoothX15 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Okay thanks!
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Nashatok Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is going to come in handy so very much you have no idea (ok, maybe you do).

Another great tutorial, Tes!
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Tsebresos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Haha, thanks!!  Glad I could help :)
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monibegs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
RATIOS WHYYY
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teyatheartist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Awesome tutorial! Did you buy the plaster and latex at hobby lobby?
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