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Introduction & Links to Fursuit Makers - This post below. V

Fabrics and Craft Supplies, etc. - Reply Post # 1

Fursuit Tutorials - Reply Post # 2

Other Important Fursuit Information - Reply Post # 3

Why isn't ****** link added? - Reply Post # 4
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INTRODUCTION -

Welcome to the Fursuit Links thread listing Fursuit Makers, Fur Suppliers, Art & Craft Supply Resources, as well as other informative links to websites and other references that list ways on how to create that wonderful fursuit you’ve always dreamed of having. What has been listed here within this thread is a sampling of various fursuiting links found throughout the fandom/Net. Note: Not every link to every fursuit maker, craft supplier, tutorial, etc. will be listed though. If I listed links to every maker, supplier, etc., then that would make this thread way too long.  :P

If anyone notices any broken links within this thread or knows of any sites that may have changed location/website address or knows of any links that should be listed here (or should not be listed here for any reason) that aren’t already, then please contact me or another staff person and we’ll make the changes where needed. However, if a site is down, it could just be temporary due to a server or maintenance issue and may be back up later. Keep checking back every so often. ;) Thanks.

Also, if anyone is planning on commissioning from one of the following makers, you may find my “How to Commission a Fursuit” tutorial helpful which is located below. The tutorial can also be usefull if commissioning individual parts of a fursuit too such as a head, handpaws, tail, etc.
http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php/topic,24176.0.html

Special Note: For anyone who is seeking some sort of a rating or review of fursuit makers and how well their work is, I have decided NOT to write any sort of review system for each individual fursuit maker. I instead leave it up to everyone to do your own research and be a savvy consumer shopper so to speak on who to commission from and what to look out for in terms of quality, etc. But for those that would like to read a review of the work that fursuit makers do, you can check this link here:
http://community.livejournal.com/fursuitreviews/profile
.........and the entries/memories provided within.  


SAMPLE LINKS TO FURSUIT MAKERS -

* Arend Studios V
http://www.arendstudios.com/home/home.php?lang=en
http://community.livejournal.com/arend_studios/profile

* Fursuit Commissions by Bladespark. V (Also check her site for some informative tutorials.)
http://www.sparkcostumes.com/

* Kodi made Custom Commissions
http://www.kodimade.com/

* Fursuits by Joecifur. V
http://b3mascots.com/

* Beastcub Creations
http://www.beastcub.com/index.htm

* Standard Mascot designs and costumes by Facemakers Incorporated. V
http://www.facemakersincorporated.com/

* Furr Happens.com by Silverlinz.
http://furhappens.com/

* Custom fursuit creations by Lacy Barnett. V
http://lacy.timduru.org/

* Kilcodo Costumes
http://www.kilcodocostumes.com/

* Costumes by Leopardcorgi. V (Not sure if this person is taking commissions anymore?)
http://www.leopardcorgi.co.uk/costumes.html

* Lion of the Sun Creations. V (Awesome work! Very realistic!)
http://www.lionofthesun.com/

* Standard mascot costumes from Marylens. V
http://www.marylen.com/

* Mascot costumes by LatinVixen. V (Excellent quality and detail.)
http://www.mixedcandy.com/
http://latinvixen.phpwebhosting.com/
http://community.livejournal.com/mcmascots/profile

* Noble Productions. Fursuits by Noble Arctc Wolf. V
http://www.freewebs.com/noble_productions/about.html
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/noblewolf/

* OneFurAll Studios. Fursuits by Scribblefox. V (Very highly detailed suits.)
http://www.onefurall.com/

* Primal Visions Design Studio. V (Ultra realistic stuff!)
http://www.primalvisions.com/
http://community.livejournal.com/primalvisions/profile

* The Furducers. V
http://furducers.com/

* Running Wolf Productions. V (Ultra realistic werewolf suits that’ll break your wallet!)
http://www.runningwolfpack.com/

* Stickypawz Studio. V
http://stickypawz.timduru.org/

* White Wolf Creations. V
http://whitewolf.denofwolves.com/

* BunnyWarez. V (No fursuits here, but you can find furry themed clothing & accessories.)
http://bunnywarez.com/catalog/

* OMG Pineapples V
http://omgpineapples.net/

* Carnefx. V (They don’t do much costuming, but check the second link for an awesome wolf suit!)
http://schreckensart.homestead.com/carnefx.html
http://schreckensart.homestead.com/customcostume1.html

* Kagena. V (Creature masks and props.)
http://www.kangena.co.uk/

* Mike Coltman Costume Construction. V
http://www.costumeconstruction.co.uk/

* Don’t want to commission or make a suit? Then check these links for suits or suit pieces that people might be selling. V
http://www.furbuy.com/
http://www.furbid.ws/cgi-bin/auction/main.pl
http://community.livejournal.com/fursuitauctions/profile

* Beetlecat Originals. V (Realistic custom fursuit commissions. Check the second link for some excellent tutorials!)
http://www.beetlecatoriginals.com/

* Fursuits by Midori.
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/midori8

* Luskwood Creatures. V
http://luskwood.org/

* Fursuits by Niiku. V
http://www.freewebs.com/niikufursuits/

* Clockwork Creature Studio. V
http://www.clockworkcreature.com/

* Don't Hug Cacti Studios V
Link temporarily or permanently unavailable?

* Critter Country V
http://www.crittercountry.com.au/

* NorthFur FX & Mascots
http://www.northfur.ca/
http://www.northfur.ca/shop/

* Whatever You Prefur website: V
http://www.prefur.co.nr/

* Made Fur You: V
http://www.madefuryou.com/

* Dream Vision Creations by Monoyasha
http://dreamvisioncreations.deviantart.com/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dreamvisioncreations/
http://www.dreamvisioncreations.org/

* Links at Wikifur.
http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Category:Fursuit_makers
http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/WikiFur:Project_Fursuit_Central/AvailableArtists
http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Category:Fursuit_studios


« Last Edit: July 27, 2013, 02:59:08 pm by Kobuk »
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 05:44:35 pm »
Fur Fabrics, Arts & Crafts supplies, Foam, Taxidermy supplies, Fursuit Clothing Accessories, etc.

A Note: If you do buy your own fur to construct your fursuit, you’re probably wondering how much you’re going to need. Unfortuneately, there is no easy answer to this. It all depends on how detailed you want your suit to be and whether your suit is a partial or a full suit. Generally, the “average” amount TOTAL for a fursuit regardless of amount of colors is about 4-5 yards for a full suit, and 2-4 yards for a partial. This might seem too much to some people, but the excess fur you have leftover is good for keeping for emergency repairs and other alteration work, etc.  For my suit, I bought 5 yards of dark green at $20 per yard = $100 total. Add in a coupon for 40% off and my total cost was only $60! Taking advantage of coupons, sales, and discounts will greatly help in cutting down costs. Just make sure you check the quality of the fur before buying if possible. If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Check for softness, fur density, thickness, etc. Make sure to ask questions or ask for pics if buying over the Net. ;) Also, if you do buy fur over the Internet, some fur suppliers can send small swatches (Usually 4 inch x 4 inch squares) of fur to you by mail if you ask for them so that you can see the quality of the fur before buying it.

* The Costumer’s Manifesto. V (Lots of links here to find accessories and supplies.)
http://www.costumes.org/index.html

* Bearycheap.com V (It’s possible the accessories and tools, etc. found here might be useful for fursuit making. Give it a look.)
http://www.bearycheap.com/index.html

* CR’s Crafts. V
http://www.crscraft.com/Lobby.asp

* DenverFabrics. V
http://www.denverfabrics.com/

* Distinctivefabric.com V
http://www.distinctivefabric.com/

* Hancock Fabrics. V
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/

* I’m Stuffed Fur. V (Awesome quality/selection.)
http://www.imstuffedfur.com/

* JoAnn.com V
http://www.joann.com/

* Mendel’s Fabrics. V
http://www.mendels.com/creativity2.shtml

* Michael’s Arts & Crafts stores. V
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/home

* Monterey Mills Furs. V
http://www.montereymills.com/

* National Fiber Technology. V (Quite expensive!)
http://www.nftech.com/

* BJ's Craft Supplies
http://www.bjcraftsupplies.com/

* Shannon Fabrics V
http://shannonfabrics.com/

* Big4Fabrics. V
http://www.big4fabrics.com/

* Premium Furs Inc. V
http://www.prefurs.com/

* SyFabrics.com V
http://syfabrics.com/

* FauxPawFurs. V
http://www.fauxpawfurs.com/

* Fabric.com V
http://www.fabric.com/Index.aspx

* Van Dyke’s. V (Taxidermy eyes and jawsets and other supplies.)
http://www.vandykestaxidermy.com/

* Tandy Leather Factory. V
http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/

* Grey Owl Indian Crafts V
http://www.greyowlcrafts.com

* MJTrends.com V
http://www.mjtrends.com/

* Spandex World Inc. V
http://www.spandexworld.com/index.php

* Cosplaysupplies.com V (Wigs, boots, clothing, etc.)
http://www.cosplaysupplies.com/

* Interesting site concerning sewing machines and threading. V
http://www.sewusa.com/index.htm

* Foam resources: V
http://www.foamandupholstery.com/
http://www.bobsfoam.com/

* Commercially available patterns. V  (Commercially available patterns can be used to help build fursuit bodysuits.)
McCall main website: http://www.mccall.com/
McCall's Animal Costume Pattern #M6106.
http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6106-products-10917.php?page_id=494
Important Note: This pattern keeps changing it's number over the years. It's now number #M6106 (Used to be #8953 long ago, then changed to MP262, but is now M6106. When shopping for this pattern, please seek assistance from a store clerk so they can help you find it. Also, the packaging may or may not look like the following below:

Link to be added soon.

Butterrick B3238 Childrens Pattern. V
http://butterick.mccall.com/b3238-products-4133.php?page_id=386



Other fursuit supply related resources:

* Stay cool in your fursuit! V
http://www.coolvest.com/
http://www.bodycooler.com/
http://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/home.asp
http://www.facemakersincorporated.com/cool.html
http://www.coolsport.net/index2.html

* Travel Totes and Bags: V
http://www.facemakersincorporated.com/cases.html
http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-1170-ActionPacker-Storage-8-Gallon/dp/B00002N9F9/ref=pd_sim_hg_1/181-5965452-2301432
http://www.luggagepros.com/supercat_Duffels--&--Sports--Bags/cat_Travel--Duffels/index.shtml

* Dive Skins, Lycra suits, Unitards, Balaclavas, etc. to wear under your fursuit. V
http://www.divers-supply.com/Default.aspx
http://www.nydancewear.com/index.cfm?&npageid=14&nproductid=579&nmodmode19=show_detail&nstartcatid=131
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,56028_Wickers-Balaclava-Moisture-Wicking-Midweight-for-Men-and-Women.html
http://www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/

* Maintenance and Cleaning: V
http://www.facemakersincorporated.com/maintkit.html
http://www.folexcompany.com/
http://www.febreze.com/en-US/index.aspx

* Happy Feet Slippers. V (I've seen lots of fursuiters wearing these oversized slippers with their fursuits at cons. They're quite comfy and warm. :) They're great for when you don't want to get your regular footpaws too dirty. )
http://www.buyhappyfeet.com/
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 08:12:06 am by Kobuk »
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 05:48:15 pm »
Fursuit Tutorials:  (Websites featuring tutorials and other helpful guides for creating fursuits or fursuit parts, performance, etc.)

(This post still under revision.)

* For fursuit performance help, try…..V
http://www.mascot.net/

* Furry Costume Information Exchange. V
http://www.fursuit.org/

* Tutorials on digitigrade hooves and legs. V
http://hawke.livequest.de/digi.html
http://www.unicorn-dream.co.uk/hooves2.html

* Big Bad Wolf’s Fursuit Page. V
http://www.furnation.com/Big_Bad_Wolf/

* Diadexxus’s Fursuiting Website. V (Click on any pic of her suits to find more info. and tutorials on how they were built and how that info. might help you out.)
http://dia.critter.net/

* Lone Wolf’s Den. V (A few construction tutorials can be found here.)
http://wolfden.critter.net/fursuits/index.htm#construction

* MarcWolf. V (Check his Construction page for how he made his wolf suit. Lots of good info. there.)
http://www.marcwolf.org/index.html

* Matrices.net V (Lots of great tutorials here!)
http://www.matrices.net/fursuiting.asp

* Interesting tutorial by Moon Fox of his fox fursuit. V
http://www.moonfox.de/howto.htm

* Nicodemus’ Fursuit Pages. V
http://www.nicodemus.org/fursuit/

* Critter Costuming: Making Mascots and Fabricating Fursuits book. V
http://www.nicodemus.org/fursuit/book.php

* Click on any of TaniDaReals fursuit pics to see construction tutorials of the suits. V
http://fursuit.tanidareal.com/

* Interesting animatronic tails and other info. found here at Wolf Tronix. V
http://www.wolftronix.com/

* Tutorial on Metal Mesh Eyes. V
http://www.konig.demon.co.uk/fur/fursuit/mesheyes/index.html

* Great tutorials here by a German fursuiter! V
http://www.fursuit.de/cms/index.php/En:Fursuit_building

* Fursuit wing links. V
http://www.burningart.com/meico/inventions/wings/index.html
http://www.valhallaarms.com/wyvern/dragon/wings.htm
http://heraldry.catsden.net/castinflesh/griffin.html
http://heraldry.catsden.net/castinflesh/korul.html
http://www.avians.net/~legend/wingquest.html
http://community.livejournal.com/primalvisions/7150.html


* Livejournal Memories about fursuit construction.
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=fursuit




« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 08:56:02 am by Kobuk »
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008, 05:49:54 pm »
OTHER IMPORTANT FURSUIT/COSTUME INFORMATION

* Got a problem with your fursuit commission? Payment problem? Bad fursuit maker? Check here: (But use the below link only as a LAST resort if all other diplomatic options, etc. have failed with the fursuit maker.) V
http://community.livejournal.com/artists_beware/profile

* While not about fursuits, the following advice and tips in the link can also be applied if you are starting a fursuit business or if you are commissioning someone for a suit. V
http://community.livejournal.com/artists_beware/140869.html


Kobuk's Fursuit Tutorial sub-forum:
http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php?board=112.0


Blastdav's thread about "yarn tails".
http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php/topic,36973.0.html

Sample character reference sheet:
http://forums.furtopia.org/index.php?topic=44785.0

Starting a fursuit making business.
http://fursuitlounge.livejournal.com/678682.html
http://fursuitauctions.livejournal.com/391078.html
http://fursuitlounge.livejournal.com/399231.html
http://forums.furtopia.org/fursuits-and-plushies/may-go-into-the-fursuit-making-business/
http://fursuit.livejournal.com/4353574.html
http://fursuit.livejournal.com/4988978.html
http://fursuitauctions.livejournal.com/555451.html
http://fursuit.livejournal.com/5387353.html
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 06:30:03 pm by Kobuk »
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 06:12:51 pm »
WHY ISN'T ****** LINK ADDED, OR WHY ISN'T ****** INFORMATION ADDED, ETC.?


As people read this entire thread and the links within for fursuit makers, supplies, etc., you may be wondering: "Why isn't there a link to ******* ?"

* First, As I said at the start of this thread in the Introduction, one of the main reasons why I can't, or don't want to, include so many fursuit links is to keep this thread from getting excessively long.

* Second, I (or anybody else) really don't want to spend long hours trying to fix/update a huge amount of broken links and keep track of websites that have moved to a new address.

* Third, the Internet has tons and tons of fursuit links and information. Way too much to include in this thread.

* Fourth, a lot of websites may often have extra links that will lead to further websites and information you can read.

* And Fifth, I leave most of the browsing and researching up to you, the furry fans. ;) I can't do everything for people. You'll just have to get on your comp and start browsing the Net for what you need. A lot of browsing and a equal amount of persistence (or patience) will often lead you to whatever information you seek. ;)

What I have offered in this thread is a sample only of various fursuit related resources.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2013, 09:23:55 pm by Kobuk »
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 05:41:53 pm »
Thank you so much for the list! I might be able to actually get myself a tail and possible set of ears now... :goldgrin:
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 05:45:38 pm »
Thank you so much for the list! I might be able to actually get myself a tail and possible set of ears now... :goldgrin:

No problem. ;) Though I hope to update it sometime later this year.

Welcome to Furtopia. :) When you have a moment, feel free to head to the Greetings forum and introduce yourself. :)
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 11:23:42 am »

 Do any of these fursuiters make scalysuits? :'[

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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 09:59:41 am »
Craft/Foam/Art supply site: http://www.foamforyou.com/

This company is based in Michigan. They have a lot of foam options that may be good for those looking to make a fursuit head. ^_^ I believe they ship too.
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 09:13:14 am »
I didn't see anything about balaclavas and where I can get them...
If I missed it please direct me.
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 08:56:35 pm »
Click link below for more fursuit information. ;)
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2012, 06:44:54 pm »
i do some fursuit.. but im a beginner... (sorry for my bad english im french x_x)

http://sheeveesfursuit.yolasite.com/

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2012, 06:49:31 pm »
i do some fursuit.. but im a beginner... (sorry for my bad english im french x_x)

http://sheeveesfursuit.yolasite.com/

Your site is all in French. Do you plan to update your site in the future with English translations?
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Re: Links to Fursuit Makers, Supplies, Tutorials, etc.
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 06:33:04 am »
yes my website are new.. sorry for that.. but i will try my best for translate