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Realistic Raptor Suit WIP!

5 Sep 2018, 4:21 pm (Edited 3 Jan 2019, 12:33 pm)
So, ever since I was in middle school, I've wanted to make a realistic raptor dinosaur costume. It started out as just wanting to live the childhood dream of being a dinosaur, but since then I've realized there's a lot of educational potential as well, and this ambitious project has evolved from something just kind of fun to something that will really make an impact (and be super fun, duh!) ^^

The specific species is Deinonychus; here's the plan for what the finished costume will look like--though, hopefully a little less anthro than I've drawn it, since the idea is to not look like a person in a suit XD
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I only have a few parts done so far, and a long way to go, so here's hoping I can get it done soon--the 50th anniversary of Deinonychus' scientific publication is coming up, and I can't think of a better time to debut it!

Pics of the costume so far:
Head (it has a bit more done on it than this photo shows but): RaptorWTeeth_zpsiyjpbkir.jpg
Body and tail: raptorbody1_zpsqd1rfvcf.jpg
Feet:
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Let me know if you'd like to be added to the pinglist or commission me! ;D I'm looking forward to sharing this project with everyone ^^

Pinglist:
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5 Sep 2018, 4:23 pm (Edited 5 Sep 2018, 4:25 pm)
hfdSKJEHAGKLJF OMG
if you ever make a ping list, please put me on it!!
Edit: sfkjshdfla this is cool
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5 Sep 2018, 4:24 pm
Pinglist please! (If you have one :3)
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5 Sep 2018, 4:29 pm
Ahah, seems I do need one! Alright, I'll get it started ^^

Work on this has always been slow for one reason or another, so I can't promise frequent updates, but maybe having an eager audience will help motivate me to work a little faster, heheh -u-
5 Sep 2018, 4:38 pm
I'd like to be on the pinglist!
5 Sep 2018, 4:40 pm
Minty_Breeze Media Treble_da_Doggo sciencesparrow If you haven't been alerted already, I've added you all to the pinglist! Thanks for your interest ^^
5 Sep 2018, 4:41 pm
Please add me to the pinglist as well!!
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5 Sep 2018, 4:44 pm
Detective_Prince Added you! ^^
5 Sep 2018, 4:48 pm
That's awesome *^*
Out of curiosity and *COUGH*wanting-to-hopefully-save-up-for-one*COUGH* are you planning on selling Deinonychus head blanks in the future? If so what price would they be?
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5 Sep 2018, 4:49 pm
can I be added to the pinglist?
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5 Sep 2018, 4:54 pm
pinglist please!
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5 Sep 2018, 5:00 pm
I’m not quite sure what a ping list is, I’m guessing it means we get updated on this subject. If that is so then please add me to the ping list.
5 Sep 2018, 5:01 pm (Edited 5 Sep 2018, 5:02 pm)
sciencesparrow Since I already have a pattern for them and they're made from EVA foam, Deinonychus blanks go for $55 USD! I also have a Utahraptor pattern, and that one goes for $65 (it's a little bigger, heheh), and hope to do additional species in the future ^^

The technique is still a little experimental--EVA foam is used in cosplay props all the time, but I don't see it in fursuiting much so I'm nervous there's some unspoken rule against it o-o;; But for this it seems to work well enough, and is way more accessible than resin casting, so until I discover any major problems it's what I'll use! ^^

Edit: all new pinglist requests have been added! ^^
5 Sep 2018, 5:03 pm
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That's so cool :D I'll be trying to save up for one than!
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5 Sep 2018, 5:06 pm
sciencesparrow Of course! I look forward to it! :D
5 Sep 2018, 5:07 pm
AHHH ADD ME PLEASE IM IN LOVE!!!! >w<
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5 Sep 2018, 5:07 pm
Pa pinglist please! I'd love to see you make it real!
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5 Sep 2018, 5:16 pm
CottonCandyFloof Little_World I've added you both! Thank you for your support ;u;
5 Sep 2018, 5:19 pm
Ping list meeee c:
5 Sep 2018, 5:27 pm
can i be added to the pinglist please?
ok so basically i'm baby
5 Sep 2018, 5:34 pm
Please ping Snekk!!
This is so exciting!
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5 Sep 2018, 5:34 pm
Pinglist please


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5 Sep 2018, 5:37 pm
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5 Sep 2018, 5:37 pm
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5 Sep 2018, 5:59 pm
pinglist please!
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