Finally making an intro thread. It's actually more of an intro tree/bush since I'm going to have a few disjoint topics following these first few posts.
Hi! I'm a computer science student working towards getting a Bachelor's and Master's degree. I'm about two-fifths done! Getting close to the part where I can focus on actual CS stuff.
I worked as an IT technician for my first college for about a year and a few months ago started work making web applications for the same college.
The current tail has a sewn-in elastic belt, and it's not long enough for me. I need to find a way to extend it or replace it with hooks for a normal belt
I'm planning on making two copies of the tail
because multi-tail looks nice
and because the badge that comes with the character has 3 tails
and because my sister was sad about the discrepency
I'm having some trouble with the zipper. Sewing it the "normal way" doesn't work well for a fursuit since it makes the zipper very obvious. I'm having to get creative, and the solution I've come up with needs lots of sew-knots that will be under high tension. The thread I have doesn't seem strong enough -- they break just by handling it with my hands.
some things I forgot to mention:
a lot of the seams have gaps in them. I can't get pins to stay in the fur, so I can't sew the seams in one go. Plus,some of the complex junctions (from adding expansions) require a lot of runs with the sewing machine to finish. That makes it very easy to miss a hole.
I haven't "finished" most of the seams (for me, finishing them amounts to trimming the excess from the inside of the suit so that there aren't ridges and lumps.
holy fuck that pattern takes a long time to describe.
The first photo is the body face-up on my bed. The second is the body face-down. The third is the whole suit stuffed full of odds and ends to give the illusion of someone wearing it. I didn't do the stuffing of the chest well, so it looks misshapen.
There are green patches above those eye-rings, and a green circle on his forehead.
his left ear is white with a green inside. there are two thick black stripes on the outer edge. The black fur tufts out.
his right ear has a black inside edge, a grey outside edge, and a green inside. The outside edge has twp thick white stripes. They do not tuft out like the stripes on the other ear. The back of the ear is grey, with no boundary with the grey of the outside edge.
oh: the hands match the arms, with a grey patch on the backs.
The face and the front of his neck are white. The back of his head is black. He has green cheeks which have short spurs of black that connect to the back of the head. there are grey streaks from his nose to his eyes.
He has a black nose and large, amber, kemono-style eyes. Each eye has a half-ring of black fur above them which juts out over his stop.
He has digitigrade legs. His upper legs are green on the front, grey on the back, and white down the outer side, with a large grey patch above each knee a large black patch on each knee.
The left leg has a black hock and a white lower leg, with a green patch below the knee. The right leg has a white band under the knee that covers the hock. The lower right leg has a black band on top and is otherwise grey. Both feet are green.
Tusky gave me a hard time with captioning, so here's a description of the suit design:
He has a green torso with a large white front-patch.His... booty... is grey. The tail is green with white patches down the back, grey patches on the sides, and a black tip
His right arm is green with a white patch on the upper arm and a black patch on the lower arm. The left arm has the same pattern with different colors: white, black, grey instead of green, white, black.
the lower leg also needs to be shaved since I extended the legs to cover the ankle better.
The pattern pieces on the back and the surrounding area were also shaved in the original, and I had to widen the pattern pieces, so I'll have to shave there as well.
For some reason, the original white fur is 1-inch when the rest of the fur and the white that the maker provided me with are all 2-inch. I'll need to shave the belly, arm, and neck ruff down to match the lengths. I'll probably need to go shorter than 1" so that the texture matches -- shaved fur tends to look different from unshaved fur of the same length. Shaved fur tends to clump more and look flatter.
Progress on adjusting the fit of my puppy!
He's quite a bit taller. For the most part, the upper body fits very well. arm sockets are pretty uncomfortable though. Not really sure how to fix it.
Haven't had the chance to make sure i can still get in the legs with the padding -- the zipper doesn't go very far down anymore because of the added height, so it's a challenge to get into the legs even without the padding in.
"those who didn't know" would be... everyone I don't talk have TG contacts for :3 I tend to share stuff on TG and forget to share it here
For those who didn't know: I have two suits! I have a blue red panda I bought used, and a brand-new premade fox. They were both a little small for me. I fit in the red panda okay enough for pictures, but I needed to sew in some extensions to fit in the fox.
Since I didn't fit in the fox, I stuffed him full of pillows, tails, and newspaper to make a teddy-fox for the photo (and for cuddling :3 ). I haven't taken photos of him with adjustments since the changes are still WIP.
hair fetish, finances
I'm getting close to a similar point with my hair fetish as well -- I'm about to have enough that I'll be content, and more stuff will not be worth the money.
I might go for a third suit if it's especially striking/beautiful to me. That was the main motivation behind my second suit. (For my first suit, it was more "it looks kinda pretty, it's a low price, and I really want *a* nice suit").
hair fetish, finances
Buying stuff for my hair fetish is one of my most expensive hobbies. I've spent like 2Kish over the past few years. It's actually one of the best happiness-per-dollar things for me :3
The only thing with better happiness-per-dollar is my fursuits. They've been great. Now that I have two, a third might not affect me as much.
Yet another Furry computer science student! Profile pic by @Glow_wuff on Twitter
Poly, into girls
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