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Tomedoe the Kangababy

Submitted by Jhatonna on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 00:45
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My very first suit that inspired this whole thing. The character herself, I've had since high school though. What was my basis for making it? I wanted something that would WOW people. Renaissance Festival, Kansas City, inspired me, greatly, for costuming. However, I found a problem there...where were the beasts?! Fuzzy critters! Prowling or being shy. Maybe, they traveled with a fellowship of some sort? Not many of those in this homey town. I set out to make a costume that would grab attention. I"m hooked now, can't you see? Well, it worked.

SnowBunny the Tauntaun

Submitted by Jhatonna on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 22:41
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So, I thought, what can I do for a first fullsuit? I wanted something easily recognizable, no matter what con I went to. (I can't resist wearing a costume at any opportunity) Well, the world doesn't have enough tauntaun fursuits. At my rough estimate, there are only about four suits in the the entire fandom, versus the amount of foxes, wolves and huskies. Other mythical creatures even out number the beloved tauntaun.I also needed a suit that would fit in at ANY con in spirit. Well, here you have it, a tauntaun!

Test Photo Album

Submitted by administrator on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 22:17
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Sample photos for testing the photo gallery

Tusken Paws

Submitted by Jhatonna on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 13:13
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Took me a couple of hours to make them. I got distracted with some things in between, but they are done. my first pair of hand-paws. My first two fullsuits, the tauntaun and the Ewok, didn't have "Gloves" per say, They have "Sleeves" though. These are just one side of the gloves, I need to hand-sew the whole things, still.

Tusken is a growing point in my craft, because I'm finally manning up to try certain features most suits SHOULD have when they're first made. I was so scared I was going to mess up, that I avoided adding too much detail the first time.

Tusken head Finished

Submitted by Jhatonna on Sat, 08/03/2013 - 22:04
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I'm still a novice, but that doesn't mean I'm not scared half out of my mind when I work on a project. Thank you guys, for your comfort and kind words. I'll try to see myself as something I can't possibly be yet, like a pro. This should keep me from being too dissatisfied with my work. Self criticism is the worst. I would know, I've struggled for years with my own self. You can be your own arch nemesis, believe it or not.

Upper Teeth mechanism

Submitted by Jhatonna on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 19:35
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After arguing my way out of getting out of my comfort zone, I manned up and put upper teeth in Tusken. Originally, I didn't want upper teeth, but my mom convinced me, "A were HAS to have upper teeth or its not a werewolf."

Gotta love moms sometimes! After some experimenting, remaking a few teeth and cutting down the upper canine's we stumbled upon a very interesting, but intimidating function.

Tusken: The head 2

Submitted by Jhatonna on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 22:43
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Tusken's fully lined mouth, minus tongue, in action. The jaw isn't quite what I wanted and due to the design of the head I've cheated myself out of a really nice moving jaw. I will have to make my muzzle's bigger and not so tapered and petite.

My chin shows because the muzzle is so short, and that's not a good thing for selling the werewolf illusion. I placed fleece over my mouth in hopes to deter any slip-ups that would break the magic of Tusken's real presence, but it bothers me.

Going to consult the fursuit community about it and ask what I can do about it.

Tusken's Eyes installed

Submitted by Jhatonna on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 18:06
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Tusken's eyes are installed! Currently lining her gums and making her nice, and slobbery teeth. I would like to give thanks to some friends that have been so nice to me for this costume and have gifted me with parts for it, such as the eyes and the black mesh I used.

Tusken's Head

Submitted by Jhatonna on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 22:22
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Tusken is actually a black and gray werewolf, not white. I'm only using the left over tauntaun fur because its the same brand of fur I'm using for Tusken. This is an early test to see if I like how the head acts and moves with this fur over its base. Some foam was cut back and added to the base. I believe I like the back of the head now. Her neck appears longer than it is, which makes it seem more elegant and animal-like atop my shoulders. I am working on a "Curved" neck technique I want to trademark into my suits, one day. I'm still experimenting, though.

Tusken Head and Neck Test

Submitted by Jhatonna on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 18:13
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A test to see how Tusken's head and neck react with the fur draping on the structure under the fur. Yes, it might seems strange, what I'm doing, but its to give me an idea and others of how the werewolf will act.

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