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« on: January 19, 2011 06:48:58 PM »

Alrighty, recently I've been trying to design an interesting satyr costume for LARPing, conventions, and possibly Halloween if the weather permits.  But I'm trying to make the fur leggings as seamless as possible, since it can look like a cheap seat cover otherwise, and so far I've got three options.

Option one is to make a pair of form fitting pants from homespun yarn, sewn onto sweat pants, and combing it out to look like fur.  This is so far working for a troll amigurumi I'm working on, and yarn has been more forgiving than fabric for me.  I am currently testing to see whether or not knitting would be better than crochet at the moment.

Option two is to make the pants out of one piece of fabric to reduce the number of seams required.  All of the panels of the pants would be continuous, but the inner legs and front, and possible the ankle area, would be the seams.

Option three is to take a pair of sweat pants and weft some sort of woolly hair to them.  This would possibly work, but I have no experience with sewing actual doll hair.

This is all I have thought of so far.  I am very much open to other suggestions, and hoping that there might be other ways to do this within a budget.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011 03:34:11 AM »

I've never made satyr legs myself, though I have made a couple of fursuits, and there's a plethora of websites that can give you much better advice than myself Cheesy Here are a couple of websites that I've found.

http://www.komickrazi.com/costumes/tut3.html

http://www.matrices.net/digitigrade.asp

http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit/2132915.html

Hope they come in handy!

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011 07:28:15 AM »

I've not had trouble making things seamless with fur cloth.  Is there a reason you don't want to use fur cloth?

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011 02:09:42 PM »

I've never made satyr legs myself, though I have made a couple of fursuits, and there's a plethora of websites that can give you much better advice than myself Cheesy Here are a couple of websites that I've found.

http://www.komickrazi.com/costumes/tut3.html

http://www.matrices.net/digitigrade.asp

http://community.livejournal.com/fursuit/2132915.html

Hope they come in handy!

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I've not had trouble making things seamless with fur cloth.  Is there a reason you don't want to use fur cloth?



I do have an option that includes the fur fabric.  But my issue with it is the price, since so far I can't find good long pile fur under fifteen dollars a yard.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011 03:29:06 PM »

$15 a yard is actually a pretty good price, but yeah, it's pretty expensive.   Undecided
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