This is hard to answer D:!
I think what I love most about the whole process is getting customer photos of them enjoying their suits!
I love knowing that something I made brought someone so much joy ^^
So I was shopping around for a mannequin on Ebay and I ran across this seller who has multiple children mannequins for sale all numbered and posed in this creepy room. Some with limbs missing… riiiiight…
Suit making isn’t something I’d like to measure in time, Sometimes it takes me a day to make a head, sometimes it takes me 2+weeks. I’d prefer to measure in skill/talent.
My prices were ridiculously low when I started taking commissions. For awhile I would raise my prices a bit after every commission until I felt I was at a fair standing. I had decent talent and was making a little bit of profit.
Now- I still sort of do the same thing I raise my prices a little bit at a time whenever I show a lot of improvement but I also keep in mind where my standing is compared to other artists. I’ll never undercharge again but I’m not going to charge $700 for a head until I feel it’s totally worth it.
Well I was browsing Deviantart one day gawking over this armor I stumbled upon. In the description I saw that it was made out of leather… I was astonished! I didn’t know something so beautiful could be made with leather. I decided I really wanted to try making some leather armor myself… So I did :U I taught myself leather working with google & the classic trial and error. Next thing I know I’m taking commissions for pauldrons.
It was basically the same for fursuits and everything else. OH THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN- IMMA DO IT
Aww shucks, I love you too Anon!
WHY RIGHT HERE http://www.fabricempire.com/faux-fur-long-pile-deluxe-silver-63-wide—-sold-by-the-yard.aspx
I don’t suggest it for any large pieces of a fursuit or anything that comes in contact with skin a lot. The backing is really rough, it likes to unravel, it’s shorter than DF/punky muppet, and it sheds a bit. Perfect for smaller accents, definitely would not use it for a fullsuit or anything of the like!
Gerard Butler would be nice. lol no, I was just typing randomly xD