Critter Costuming: Making Mascots and Fabricating Fursuits
If you have ever wanted to become a fursuiter, you may have thought about constructing your own fursuit. Not too long after really getting my paws wet in the fandom, I decided to research how to make a fursuit. I mean how hard can it be? Glue together bits of foam, cut out a body suit pattern from fur, and then take more fur and cut to fit the head. Then just add finishing details, right? WRONG.
After assisting a friend on his fursuit head construction, and going out and buying a sewing machine, some fur and foam and more hot glue sticks than I can count, I decided that I didn’t have the skills to pull this off by my self. I needed instruction. So I did my research and found “Critter Costuming: Making Mascots and Fabricating Fursuits”.
The spiral bound volume is an excellent guide. It gives several techniques for constructing a fursuit. It covers details such as head construction, making a “duct tape dummy” as well as many other useful tips to successfully make your first fursuit.
After all this, I can highly recommend this book. “Critter Costuming: Making Mascots and Fabricating Fursuits” is an excellent guide for first timers, and even a good guide for those who have been constructing fursuits for a while but want to step up their game.