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Do you wear one and how often

Yes all the time
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Yes at my house
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No
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Occasionly
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Only at conventions
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #120 on: September 08, 2009, 01:25:48 pm »
Honestly, fursuits give me the hee-bee-jee-bees, I'll go with just ears and a tail any day over one. 

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #121 on: September 09, 2009, 12:28:33 pm »
I used to think I really wanted one but now I'm not so sure. I think the furthest I'd go these days is a tail and ears, which have the bonus of being really cute.

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #122 on: September 10, 2009, 09:06:04 am »
Cherry's in the process of making me one, my preferences being the ones with concave eyes that seem to move as well as a movable jaw (kind of silly-looking from the outside but I'm interested nonetheless.)
Only problem is with the heat coming from walking around in that thing, but there are some fursuit concepts that can be built with venting in the head.
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #123 on: September 10, 2009, 09:32:51 pm »
Truthfully, I'd love to have or at least try on a fursuit because I'm a dork and like to play costume dress-up when possible.

However, due to insufficient money and the fact that my furry life is a secret, I can't get or make one currently.

But maybe someday...
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #124 on: September 11, 2009, 08:45:45 pm »
If I were to ever get one, which most likely won't happen due to what I stated above, I'd want it to be skintight because I don't like the wrinkles.  So I'd have to make mine which I don't have the time for since I have a current large scale project going on at the moment. 

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #125 on: September 11, 2009, 11:03:27 pm »
If I were to ever get one, which most likely won't happen due to what I stated above, I'd want it to be skintight because I don't like the wrinkles.  So I'd have to make mine which I don't have the time for since I have a current large scale project going on at the moment. 

Actually, skin-tight fursuits are as common as looser ones, and are rarely homemade.  Fursuit makers use something called a "duct-tape dummy" for them.  Basically, you put on some throwaway clothes (tight-fitting long underwear, usually), and have someone wrap you in duct tape.  Then, cut it off, and send it to the fursuit maker.  They'll reassemble it, and use it as a pattern to make your fursuit, resulting in a well-fitted suit :-)
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #126 on: September 11, 2009, 11:08:41 pm »
If I were to ever get one, which most likely won't happen due to what I stated above, I'd want it to be skintight because I don't like the wrinkles.  So I'd have to make mine which I don't have the time for since I have a current large scale project going on at the moment. 

Actually, skin-tight fursuits are as common as looser ones, and are rarely homemade.  Fursuit makers use something called a "duct-tape dummy" for them.  Basically, you put on some throwaway clothes (tight-fitting long underwear, usually), and have someone wrap you in duct tape.  Then, cut it off, and send it to the fursuit maker.  They'll reassemble it, and use it as a pattern to make your fursuit, resulting in a well-fitted suit :-)
Any examples of these? I'm not sure I've ever seen one.
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2009, 12:18:00 am »
What, a tight-fitting suit, or a duct-tape dummy?
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #128 on: September 12, 2009, 12:43:21 am »
Both. 

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2009, 01:28:39 am »
Ok, well, here's a few fitted fursuits.  Keep in mind that there will always be a small amount of wrinkling at joints, since synthetic fur material doesn't stretch.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2486160/ (the yellow one)
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2508779/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2508242/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/psycoewok/3701775229/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2603044/ (sorta, looks like his fursuit maker was sloppy with measurements)

As for what a duct-tape dummy looks like, I found a couple photos, not many good ones though.
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/878032/ (this person did it wrong, see how uneven it is?)
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2061077/ (partial photo of one done right, though I don't know how he's able to walk in it)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/cadpigjr/CadpigJR%20suits/IMG_0283.jpg (a friend of mine, took me awhile to find this photo)
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #130 on: September 12, 2009, 01:35:28 am »
Must...get...fursuit...

It's official I've changed my mind.

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« Reply #131 on: September 12, 2009, 01:43:43 am »
*giggles* What made the difference?
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #132 on: September 12, 2009, 01:47:06 am »
I think I may have seen stuff like that before, but not really taken in how relatively form-fitting they were.
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #133 on: September 12, 2009, 09:24:25 am »
Wow, those were some pretty wicked fursuits. Now my desire for one has like, folded 10 times over.

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #134 on: September 12, 2009, 01:40:45 pm »
*giggles* What made the difference?

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #135 on: September 12, 2009, 01:44:56 pm »
Oh my
Being a fursuit builder I found this thread very amusing.

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #136 on: September 12, 2009, 04:01:44 pm »
I'd think it'd be fun to get one for next year, my store lets us wear any kind of costume we want during halloween. And I thought it'd be hilarious to come to work in a fursuit... But it might be a little trying on the suit....
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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #137 on: September 12, 2009, 04:21:44 pm »
After I finish my current project I think I will make one for myself. 

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Re: Fursuits
« Reply #138 on: September 12, 2009, 05:15:03 pm »
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« Reply #139 on: September 12, 2009, 05:26:46 pm »
I likely won't though because I have to wash the rest of my scales for the cloak I'm making.  And that part alone will take some time.