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Anonymous said: For the anon about shoe soling - look for "Soletech" soling sheets; I use those and they come in a variety of irons, thicknesses, and tracks (as well as a lot of basic colors such as white, gray, and browns)

Perfect tip, thanks^^

I haven’t heard the name and I will look it up 

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anuthane said: >.> <.< It's me again. ^^ Question!! I would really like to make the eyes of my fursuit rather feminine and I have no idea, other than adding eyelashes, how to do this. Eye shape, maybe? Suggestions will be loved and cuddled. ^^ Thanks!!

Hmm this depends on the eyes. Toony eyes? yes you can work with shapes. There are plenty of toony suits that have a really good feminine eyes. Maybe you can go for them on your suit. 

On resin eyes the only way would be eyelashes and eyelids. Monoyasha made plenty of feminine resin eyes with eyelashes. This can look really cute

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Anonymous said: For outdoor feetpaws- What rubber do you use for the bottoms of outdoor feetpaws? What is it called and where can you buy it? Also: do you cut it out and machine sew it on or do you have to glue it? Thanks!

Like I said often enough, I use sole rubber from a local shoemaker. You can find it on ebay, amazon and your local shoemaker too.

It’s easy to cut with a cutter and you need to glue it on

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Anonymous said: I've been looking up tutorials for resin and silicone head bases, and the only thing that is a problem for me about it is allergies since im allergic to latex n such. im not sure if i should use resin and silicone because of that.

You should go and ask a doctor for this. Because it could be really dangerous if you are allergic. But for what I know Resin, Silicone and latex are totally different to each other so if you are allergic to one thing you are not automatic allergic to the other thing. In fact I think silicone became so popular in the last twi years because it’s not allergic 

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Anonymous said: Hello! I'm planning on making an articulated tail out of fun noodles but I don't know how to fur it exactly. Would the fur get caught between the foam pieces? Should I glue the fur to the foam or slip it like a sock? Also, any advice for split tails? Thank you!

I would use the fur sock. glue makes your tail heavier and may influence the movement. But from what I know you don’t need to be worried about fur cought between the foam

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corgyena said: What are some ways to practice making fursuits to build skills before spending the time and money for materials etc. needed for a real suit/partial?

Well to practice fursuit making you need to invest money. A lot of money. But there are some tricks to safe money.

Practice sculpting when you want to make your claws/ nose/ jawset yourself. But you don’t need the professional stuff for practicing. I love super sculpey for example, It’s cheap, it’s long lasting and it’s easy to work with.

Practice sewing with cheap fabric or cheap fur. I would prefer fur because it behave different from normal fabrics. But normal fabrics are great for pattern testing. Go to a fabric store and grab cheap leftovers. In my store you can get 3 meter of ugly motive fabric for about 5 bucks. It looks awful but you are not going to use it outside so it doesn’t matter.

And for foam, if you want to make a foam head. Go and have a look on ebay for ecample. I get a huge 1,50m x 2,5m pile of 5cm thick foam for around 30bucks. You get a lot of heads, feet, paddings out of such a big thing

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I saw a lot of people asking about how to put LEDs into pre-made eyes and made a tutorial showing how I did it for my Volibear fursuit. This method should also work decently well with toony eyes, not just resin ones.

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Hello! This is my first fursuit head that I’m working on. I need help and suggestions since I kinda don’t know where to go from here. It will be glued onto a balaclava base once I get it but for now I just need critique on the shaping and stuff. Anything you guys got?


It&#8217;s difficult to tell with just one picture, maybe you can send us some more from the front, maybe your ref sheet or the species you are aiming for.So I don&#8217;t know these things I just go with the biggest things that you can do better.
The ears:
They seem pretty big compared to the rest of the head. And they need still a lot of smoothing at the edges. This is to blocky. And they look like they were glued on straight to the head. You need to glue them with a little curve, to give them a great realistic shape .
I found this old sketch on my Computer that may help. (if anyone knows the artist please let me know so I can credit them)

The cheecks:
They look to big too. That may be because of the missing lower jaw but have an eye on that or your head may be look like a ball.
The muzzle:
Like I said I have now idead what species/ breed you are aiming for. But for a generic canine the muzzle is to small compared to the rest of your head.  And what&#8217;s that thingie at the the front? A placeholder for the noce? Please keep in mind, that noses sit frontal on the muzzle^^

The eyebrows are to blocky again, take your time and smooth them down. From what I can tell the size is ok. But again what is these bubbly thing there.

In general have a look at the size of your base, fur will bulk up your head a lot. But it would be helpful if you could show us more pictures like mentioned above. Maybe even on a model head or when it&#8217;s worn by you.
Overal this will be a really good base if you put some more work in it^^
And maybe my followers will help to. 

Hello! This is my first fursuit head that I’m working on. I need help and suggestions since I kinda don’t know where to go from here. It will be glued onto a balaclava base once I get it but for now I just need critique on the shaping and stuff. Anything you guys got?

It’s difficult to tell with just one picture, maybe you can send us some more from the front, maybe your ref sheet or the species you are aiming for.

So I don’t know these things I just go with the biggest things that you can do better.

The ears:

They seem pretty big compared to the rest of the head. And they need still a lot of smoothing at the edges. This is to blocky. And they look like they were glued on straight to the head. You need to glue them with a little curve, to give them a great realistic shape .

I found this old sketch on my Computer that may help. (if anyone knows the artist please let me know so I can credit them)

The cheecks:

They look to big too. That may be because of the missing lower jaw but have an eye on that or your head may be look like a ball.

The muzzle:

Like I said I have now idead what species/ breed you are aiming for. But for a generic canine the muzzle is to small compared to the rest of your head.  And what’s that thingie at the the front? A placeholder for the noce? Please keep in mind, that noses sit frontal on the muzzle^^

The eyebrows are to blocky again, take your time and smooth them down. From what I can tell the size is ok. But again what is these bubbly thing there.

In general have a look at the size of your base, fur will bulk up your head a lot. But it would be helpful if you could show us more pictures like mentioned above. Maybe even on a model head or when it’s worn by you.

Overal this will be a really good base if you put some more work in it^^

And maybe my followers will help to. 

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Anonymous said: How would you attach LEDs to acrylic/pre-made eyes? Most tutorials seem to only mention casting the LED into resin eyes.

Casting the LEDs in the eyes is the easiest way with the best light result.
But you can of course drill a hohle in your eye after curing and put the led in afterwards but the drilling hohle may be seen (depends on how deep you drill). And you can place the led direct above the eye on your base.  But I have no idea how the light results will be with this method. You should try first