11621Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: Mascot/Fur Animal costumes
- Dec 3, 2009You had the link wrong. Go here, it works:
On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 4:32 AM, mongrelmuppet <mongrelmuppet@...>wrote:
> Thanks for the ideas! That last one is an idea I hadn't thought of and is
> definitely worth a try. My clients would prefer something that rests on the
> shoulders, and isn't molded to a specific head size/shape, since many people
> are likely to be donning this.
> I have been trying to track down that Simplicity pattern for weeks now. I
> used to have one, too, but it was lost in a move before I could experiment
> with it, and I've not had a need since. I've been researching online as
> well, and came to the same roadblock you did, plus the e-mail address for
> the owner of nicodemus.org comes back continually as non-deliverable, so I
> can see that picture, but can't get the pattern number off it to help with
> the search for the pattern.
> If anyone else comes across this pattern or the number, I'd be very
> appreciative of knowing about it.
> Thanks again!
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com<TheCostumersManifesto%40yahoogroups.com>,
> K Murphy <costumerkate@...> wrote:
> > Simplicity came out with a really good pattern for a fur mascot head
> about 10 years ago. I can't find the number online, but there's a picture
> of the pattern envelope at this URL:
> > http://www.nicodemus.org/fursuit/patterns.php The pattern envelope
> appears in the upper left of the upper photo -- it's the one with the tiger
> on the front. Unfortunately I no longer have mine and I don't know if it's
> still available. Maybe if you email the owner of the site he could tell you
> the pattern number and you could try to find a copy?
> > The Simplicity pattern used headliner foam (the same upholstery used in
> cars, it's a thin knit fused to a 1/4" foam) and faux fur to construct the
> head. The eyeholes were covered with circles of plastic window screening
> (the edges bound with cotton bias tape) and the iris detail was painted on
> with acrylic paint.
> > I used the same construction technique many times, and it works very
> well. The head is very lightweight and stands up to all kinds of abuse. It
> can be washed, but really doesn't need to be, because it sits on the
> shoulders and does not touch the body.
> > I have also had great success using open cell foam (the kind used for
> outdoor furniture cushions), but that has to be contact-cemented together,
> whereas the headliner foam (which you can usually get at JoAnn Fabrics) can
> be sewn on your machine.
> > If you construct a simple "orange slice" type pattern segment, you can
> use multiples of it (8 is a good number) to create a large, hollow,
> spherical shape around which many type of features can be created. As long
> as the curve of the slice follows the curve of a circle, you will end up
> with a very nice round shape.
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