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Anonymous asked: Hai :3 i was just wondering if shaving with like a regular razor would work? Like non-electric?

Nevver tried it. You can try it on a piece of scrap fur^^

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Anonymous asked: Is there a way to shave fur without clippers? I don't own any and I'm too low on funds to buy a good one. /n\ (I do have an electric razor, but I doubt that would work)

You can try it with scissors but this will take much more time and the result may not look very good. I was low on funds too when I need new clippers. So I bought a used one for half of the new price and I’m using this clipper till today. Maybe you can find a used one for a good price on ebay or other sites.
I got an Oster A5 for half of the original price

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Anonymous asked: Do you know what type of silicone some people use for fursuit parts (noses, paw pads, etc)? I've looked everywhere but they only show how to cast it. And if so, where can I buy it?

That’s because most artists spend a lot of money and time to find the perfect silicone/ resin or whatever for them. And when you are asked this questions several times a week or maybe even a day you just start to ignoring them. ( Like I ignore simple asks like “how to make a body” because the person who send the asks don’t even try to search the tags)


When Artist A loves to work with silicone X, that doesn’t mean Artist B can do the same. Maybe he prefers Silicone Y.

A lot of Fursuit makers (including me) get their stuff from smooth-on.com.

Contact them, tell them what you want to do and they can help you to pick the right product.

For me I use Dragon skin silicone for everything.

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Anonymous asked: how do you clean padded handpaws that can't be turned inside-out?

You can wash them gently by hand or if you want to maschine wash them put them in a laundry back or a pillow cover 

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Anonymous asked: It is safe to use disinfecting wipes on an unlined head? My balaclava doesn't cover my nose, and my face sweats a lot, so there's a pretty slimy spot where it doesn't cover.

You should tryit on a scrap piece of the used fur. But normally this won’t be a problem. At least I never had a problem with the disinfection spray on my earlier unlined heads

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playful-foxe asked: Just out of curiosity, any chance you have any tutorials on making foam-based snouts? [the head base is easy for me but the snout is a pain in the buttocks]

Hmm that’s difficult to tell without seeing your head. Maybe I can help when you show it  (via fanmail, submission or with a link on Deviantart/ Furaffinity).

The only way I could help you without seeing the head is linking you a WIP Picture of one of the heads I made when I work with foam.

It’s a few years old but maybe it will help

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af336/chibi-Alu/IMG_6470_zps23b01f49.jpg

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Anonymous asked: have you ever made a fursuit?

Nope, I would never make any Fursuits :P

http://chibi-alu.deviantart.com/

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This tutorial not only works for a scarf, you can easy adjust it to a whole Fursuit, a Tail or only the gloves.
I just love it.

This tutorial not only works for a scarf, you can easy adjust it to a whole Fursuit, a Tail or only the gloves.

I just love it.

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viscountessalmyra asked: I was curious if you knew how to make snow leopard markings on tails? Its too expensive to buy 5 tails from someone so i decided to make my own and that is the only thing I can not figure out :/

You can airbrush the markings on or simply sew them in. Both ways are a lot of work and very time consuming

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fuckyeahfursuiting:

Hey gang! If you weren’t aware, there’s a community on Livejournal about building fursuits that has been around for a very long time- in that time, years worth of information, tutorials, links, and progress photos have been posted up. http://fursuit.livejournal.comHere is a link to all the Fursuit LJ tutorials that have been saved over the years: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=fursuit&keyword=How-To&filter=allYou can use Ctrl+F to find the subject matter you need help with. Whenever you guys ask fursuit questions that I don’t instantly know the answer to, Fursuit LJ is where I turn to!Here is the link to all the saved posts on LJ Fursuit in general, not just tutorials:http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=fursuitAs you can see, there is a LOT of content on there. :D You can even get an idea of how costume trends have changed and evolved over the years just by looking through these posts. Many big-time makers posted up their very first pieces to this community for feedback, it’s really cool to see how far everyone’s come!Another way to find information on how to build fursuits is to browse DeviantArt or FurAffinity with the search terms “fursuit tutorial” “fursuit guide” “fursuit how-to”, etc. You can sort by date or popularity which can help you find different kinds of things.We’ve collected a bit of information here on this Tumblr too of course! Simply look through the “tips” tag to see everything we’ve amassed: http://fuckyeahfursuiting.com/tagged/tipsI’m afraid that I don’t have time to answer fursuit building related questions anymore, so I hope these links find you well! And remember, the best way to learn is by doing! Starting a new project can be scary, especially if you have no prior experience in it, but remember that everyone starts off as a newbie. You have to work through the mistakes and get your “so-so” costumes out of the way before you start making really awesome stuff. You can read all the tutorials in the world but unless you make that first stitch, cut into your first piece of foam, nothing wlll happen. Happy crafting everyone!!! Make awesome stuff every day.
PS: Feel free to reblog this with links to your favorite tutorials! Sharing information is awesome!—LobitaWorks

fuckyeahfursuiting:

Hey gang! If you weren’t aware, there’s a community on Livejournal about building fursuits that has been around for a very long time- in that time, years worth of information, tutorials, links, and progress photos have been posted up. http://fursuit.livejournal.com

Here is a link to all the Fursuit LJ tutorials that have been saved over the years: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=fursuit&keyword=How-To&filter=all
You can use Ctrl+F to find the subject matter you need help with. Whenever you guys ask fursuit questions that I don’t instantly know the answer to, Fursuit LJ is where I turn to!

Here is the link to all the saved posts on LJ Fursuit in general, not just tutorials:
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=fursuit
As you can see, there is a LOT of content on there. :D You can even get an idea of how costume trends have changed and evolved over the years just by looking through these posts. Many big-time makers posted up their very first pieces to this community for feedback, it’s really cool to see how far everyone’s come!

Another way to find information on how to build fursuits is to browse DeviantArt or FurAffinity with the search terms “fursuit tutorial” “fursuit guide” “fursuit how-to”, etc. You can sort by date or popularity which can help you find different kinds of things.

We’ve collected a bit of information here on this Tumblr too of course! Simply look through the “tips” tag to see everything we’ve amassed: http://fuckyeahfursuiting.com/tagged/tips

I’m afraid that I don’t have time to answer fursuit building related questions anymore, so I hope these links find you well! And remember, the best way to learn is by doing! Starting a new project can be scary, especially if you have no prior experience in it, but remember that everyone starts off as a newbie. You have to work through the mistakes and get your “so-so” costumes out of the way before you start making really awesome stuff. You can read all the tutorials in the world but unless you make that first stitch, cut into your first piece of foam, nothing wlll happen. Happy crafting everyone!!! Make awesome stuff every day.

PS: Feel free to reblog this with links to your favorite tutorials! Sharing information is awesome!

—LobitaWorks