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6 Dec 2018, 9:53 pm
in Help for a Beginner? ( Dragon, Non-Traditional) (go to post)
Hello! I've been thinking a lot lately of starting a new project. I've done a couple dragon skull masks in the past using fursuiting techniques, but nothing too intricate (or particularly high quality). Now I'm wanting to make a full dragon suit and I just have a few questions and a lot to learn. My main questions are:

What's the best material to work with as far as the base of the mask and other parts of the body? I don't want it to be any bulkier than it needs to be and I want to keep it to a more realistic (Idk how a dragon can be realistic but you get what I mean lol) style rather than a traditional furry style. I'd want the suit to be as tight as possible without being too hot/uncomfortable while also having some sculpting to make parts of my body such as my legs appear more animal-like. The mask, of course, would have a lot more shape to it but I would prefer it be as close to the actual size of my head as possible (that of course is ignoring the large addition of a snout lol). I almost want a catsuit-like bodysuit portion with a head proportionate to the body.

What's a good material to use for horns and how do I keep them stable? I love extravagant/long horns, but I've had trouble keeping them up in the past. Is there something light but also solid which could work? I'm not sure exactly what length I would like to make the horns, but I'd probably keep them around 6 inches just to make them easier to manage. Would wood work if I could secure them properly?

This is where the tricky part comes in. I want to make the surface more similar to scales. I don't mean like hard individual scales, but maybe like a textured pleather/rubbery layer. I've found fabric in the past made to look and feel scaly, but it's hard to find where I live now and it only came in black when I found it. I want rose quartz scales with maybe some lighter tones around the body/under the chin and possibly some old rose markings. I know there are special paints for leather/rubber textures, but are there any better ways to get both the colors and texture I want with possibly some glossy finish in some areas to seem more dragon-like. Also It would be nice if the end result could be reasonably flexible.

What are some good ways to make eyes that are not cartoony, but also not too realistic. In a perfect world, I could have intense amber eyes that look incredibly realistic but also don't drastically impair my vision, but I'm gonna have to settle.

I've seen a lot of tutorials/diagrams for moving jaws, but does anyone have any other tips for that? Any information is good information.

What's a good way to sculpt teeth and keep them stable? Would it be easier to make the teeth separately and then secure them into the jaw, or sculpt the jaw and teeth as one whole piece? If I should do the teeth separately, what's the best way to secure them?

What's the best way to make feet that can withstand an awful lot of trecking while still looking nice? I thought about maybe coating the bottom with flex seal, but would that have enough grip if I was indoors on a smooth floor?

What's a good way to make a tail that looks nice (thick because I'm a dragon and reasonably long) without being too heavy or too much of a nuisance. Would a stuffed tail be the best option, or is there a better method?

This is mostly unrelated, but if anyone also knows how to make nice looking imitation armor that can last a long time, I'd love to know! I want to wear very light golden armor and I can't decide if I want it to be separate or built into the suit (maybe even make it appear scale-like to sort of blend it in).

Also if there are any other tips you'd like to share I'd love to hear them! As I said, I'm very new to this.
3 Feb 2017, 11:06 pm
in [T] Aquatic Costume for Trade (go to post)
I'd also settle for a Diver Costume, but only if it's paired with another valuable.
FurDollar offers are welcome, but I can't promise I'll agree to any low-ish prices.
3 Feb 2017, 11:04 pm
in [T] Aquatic Costume for Trade (go to post)
I have an Aquatic costume and I'd like to trade for either a Mythic Costume or a Fluffy Costume. I'm subscribed to this thread.
1 Feb 2017, 8:13 pm
in Potions for Sand Dollars (go to post)
I need sand dollars for crafting, and it's just too expensive to buy them from the stalls. I'm looking to trade some potions for some sand dollars.

I have:

5 Cat Morphing Potions for 5 Sand Dollars each

12 Canine Morphing Potions for 3 Sand Dollars each

10 Owl Morphing Potions for 2 Sand Dollars each

2 Species Morphing Potions for 5 Sand Dollars each

I could also craft a Manokit Morphing Potion for 50 Sand Dollars, but it would take a few days because I need to grow some of the ingredients

I'm subscribed to this thread
29 Jan 2017, 4:01 pm
in What annoys you in furvilla? (go to post)
And like even if you beat the snipers and get a pattern book or rare potion recipe, the semi-rare crafting materials (sand dollars anytone) take so long to get. Also I hate how the pattern books are like 500 fc in store and like 300000 in stalls. It's not like I'm completely innocent when it comes to overpricing some stuff but like come on the books shouldn't cost as much as the costumes. And like why's it gotta cost 25000 fc to make a brewable species potion?
26 Jan 2017, 6:25 am
in Galaxy Costume for Mythic Costume? (go to post)
It's all good
25 Jan 2017, 7:52 pm
in Galaxy Costume for Mythic Costume? (go to post)
Hi! I have a Galaxy Costume I don't need, but I'd rather trade it than try to sell it for some ridiculous price. Anyone have a Mythic Costume they don't need that they'd be willing to trade?

(Sorry if this isn't the right place to propose a trade. I'm new-ish.)
23 Jan 2017, 2:13 pm
in Good place to get foam? (go to post)
I'm not any type of expert, but I've made a few different mask prototypes with both foam mattress pads from walmart. and insulation foam (not fiberglass cause that stuff is dangerous) from home depot. The mattress pads are pretty handy because you get a ton for not much and I made a pretty nice base with just mattress foam, duct tape and a ski mask. I had one friend say it was dangerous but everyone else I talked to said it was fine. As far as the insulation foam goes it's a lot better for sculpting but can only be bought in thin sheets and is higher risk due to the loose dust and whatnot. Still, it's less expensive than styrofoam (I'm thinkin like around 5 bucks USD for a sheet that's two or three inches thick and maybe like 4/3 in surface area not quite sure). The mattress pads are easy to find (they're just with all the other bedding and come in a plastic bag) and the insulation foam is like purple so it's hard to miss. I had a similar problem with joann's. Not sure if this helps, but I'm a huge fan of cheep alternatives to traditional materials so I thought I'd share!