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Anguschick1
« on: April 30, 2008 01:09:41 PM »

We were at the zoo recently and now my boys are obsessed w/lemurs.  Not just any lemurs, the ring-tail lemurs (black and white stripes on the tail.)  I figure I'll make little vests and attach tails for easy on/off.

I can find zebra stripe fabric, but lemurs' tails are more concentric, same sized circles.  Anyone have some and care to share where they got it?
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008 03:44:09 PM »

All the animal costumes/ tails I've seen made that had specific markings were done by piecing the different colored furry stuff together.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008 05:29:30 PM »

When I was a kid we made racoon skin caps out of grey fur (not real, of course!) and painted the stripes on the tails with black fabric paint (actually, it might have been leather paint, now that I think about it). They turned out really well and were a big hit with the boys in the family. I wonder if my mom still has them packed away somewhere...

Don't know if that helps you or not......
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008 06:41:15 PM »

Piecing, eh?  I was afraid that would be suggested. Grin

White fabric w/paint would be do-able I think - Thanks!

I'll post pics when finished.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008 06:54:21 PM »

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I think lemurs are pretty cool myself! :-)
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2008 06:29:08 AM »

Piecing is NOT hard, really. Especially for a striped item. The trick is to cut strips and sew them together the way you want, then treat the striped piece as a single piece of fabric, same as doing a patchwork dress.

So: two narrow rectangles of fur become a big square of striped fur which then gets cut into the right tail shape Smiley This is especially useful for things like racoons & skunks where their stripes or shaped bits are not even or the tail has a varying shape.


Most fake fur does take paint pretty well, especially if you comb the paint through while it's wet, but it will likely be stiff & spiky.


I wholeheartedly endorse Lemur costumes! Cheesy
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