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Offline Aliikaiokai

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Articulated jaw furring
« on: March 09, 2014, 07:27:25 pm »
On my fursuit, the jaw is completely separate from the rest of the head. I have no idea how to fur it. All the ways I have tried so far give it a puppet-look; I'm trying to make it look as realistic as possible.

Any ideas?

Offline Alsek

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Re: Articulated jaw furring
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 08:57:35 pm »
If you don't have continuous fur from the jaw to the rest of the head,  it's going to be extremely difficult to make it not look like a puppet.  Even if the bridge is something that isn't load bearing or rigid, like felt,  you'll need a way to connect it to the rest of the head.  It'll be especially difficult once you shave the fur on the jaw so that it isn't so long.

Offline Aliikaiokai

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Re: Articulated jaw furring
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 09:08:10 pm »
That brings up the fact that I don't know how to connect it and still have the same amount of movement

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Re: Articulated jaw furring
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 03:24:28 pm »
Are you using a super-short fur or something?  Can you show pics?  I've always made my jaws a completely separate piece, and never had it look particularly bad.

http://www.sparkcostumes.com/gallery/albums/userpics/DSCN2771.JPG for example.  You can see the line if you look, but I don't feel it's that obvious.

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Re: Articulated jaw furring
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 04:18:56 am »
What most makers do is just leave some extra fabric at the jaw, so when you're taping it up to get the pattern, do it with the mouth open.
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