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My Sister's Wish by LilleahWest My Sister's Wish by LilleahWest
These color suits really really mean something special to us...
in July 2012 my sister, her boyfriend and her 4 dogs were all hit by a speeding drunk while in the crosswalk... only my sister survived....
She has been unable to walk since the incident.
In autumn we found out my sister would more than likely be unable to quadsuit at FC due to needing a bone graft operation in December... and her purple suit is the only 2 legged one she has...

This multi-suit personal project is something my sister has been wanting to see happen since she created the purple suit 3 years ago.
When I learned she still would be unable to walk/quadsuit come FC is when I began producing 8 fursuits in record time, all in just under 2 months. With sewing help from my niece and her two teenage furry friends I was able to make my sister's wish for this year's FC come true.


And while she was just barely able to handle the Pokemon gathering at Sac-Anime it left her sore and exhausted despite spending most of her time in the wheel chair, FC is a much bigger con and we did not want to risk harm to her leg.
Sac-Anime winter 2013 Sac-Anime summer 2012 My sis's favorite quadsuit


I feel guilty taking time away from customer orders for a personal project but my sister so wanted to see this group of colored canines happen...
and she has suffered so much loss and disappointment this year that I just could not disappoint her for FC .... which already greeted her with so much heartache and disappointment...
Her boyfriend (RIP) was to be part of our candy canine group, it was going to be his first FC, this was my sister's first FC without her dog Winry (RIP) she still cannot walk and could not quadsuit and quadding is something she takes great joy from...

Creating this group of suits is what kept her excited for FC and her happiness matters to me more than anything <3

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green "Ikana" purple "Keana" pink "Puptart" yellow "Rally" orange "Totem" blue "Nova" aqua "Aloha" red "Torch" white "Canvas"

I wanted to make a black one but I simply ran out of time and stamina (we also considered brown, and wanted to name it Turd, or Mud... but Turd makes me snicker lol) Most of these were created in just under 2 months

And originally white was not part of the plan, but then the crayon idea happened, and then I found a vintage white crayon and went "Fuuuuuuu making a white one" which I am so happy to have made it because Serpy ended up being the one to wear Canvas :D (so happy to give her a chance to suit again considering what happened... RIP Vex)

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The silicone paw pads are from Dream Vision Creations, I was gonna go padless but the crayons slipped out of our hands XD

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More of my work


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edit: I was unhappy with the awkward angle of the yellow head and expression of the green one, Photoshopped on heads from other photo p: now it's peeeeerfect.
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:icondialgalovesyou123:
Dialgalovesyou123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
You forgot blackie :( 
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:iconlilleahwest:
LilleahWest Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
these were made quite last minute before the event so I did not have time ^^;
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:icondialgalovesyou123:
Dialgalovesyou123 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Ok
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FluffyTailsForEver Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

so sad but cute


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HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear what happened to your sister, but this is an awesome way to bring her wish to life! I hope FC went well for y'all!
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BlissTheHedgehog333 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Artist
She can't walk,but can she stand? if she can,that's the first step! whos in the purple one,you said she was in another pic,is it still her,or? if she is,she is standing on her own,right?
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SangoMirokuShipper Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! That's amazing! Your work is amazing and your sister is really strong even through all that. I would never be able to handle all that.
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CocoSmith Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So cute! ^_^
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:iconfoxy-hols:
Foxy-Hols Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What wonderful work despite everything. Just amazing :heart:!
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:iconmiko773:
Miko773 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my fraggin' gosh!
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:iconkanumbra:
kanumbra Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
Such a moving story, you should feel so proud of what you did for your sister.
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arcticwolf313 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg this is friggin amazing :iconcute-plz:
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:icondemonrose64:
Demonrose64 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Amazing, just amazing.
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TheAnimeIsis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is too amazing
I just can't
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SunnyHomes13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
What a beautiful story! I'd like to think I would do something like this for my sister, but it takes so much time and stress - you actually did it though... You're too amazing and I have nothing but good wishes and hopes for the both of you <3
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Roxelstorm1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful suits and the colours are really nice I love the white one and the light blue one and i am so sorry for your heartache all the best to you all hugs and cuddles x
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CLIDEthewolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
aww this is really touching... :)
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Litwolf689 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
These suits are amazing, just plain amazing! The progression of color is perfect, I really do feel like I'm looking in a crayon box!

And it is so incredible of you to do this for your sister. You are an amazing person to do all that work just for her. She's so lucky to have you and I hope you're both doing okay after your tragedy.

Again, amazing work!
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SeizurefoxTheEpic Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry for your losses (I think that's right...) But this was nice what you did for your sister! I love the fursuits!
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:iconkit-the-wolfy:
Kit-The-Wolfy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
So sad, but the photo is so beautiful...
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:icongngtnt105:
GNGTNT105 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So colorful picture!
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Cauchemar-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Such a sad story, sorry for all the pain caused. But what tremendous work.
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camrinthorpe Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww how sweet! i hope she feels alright! i love your fursuits!
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ScarshadowX Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwwww you just made me cry!!! You are a miracle worker for your sister! She is very lucky You touched my heart with this! You inspired me And many others with your work. ;)
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DyingMarshmallows Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
You are very kind to your siser! I too love the fur suits
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:iconlolliangel123:
Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha cooool :D
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nononoLittleJimmy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw :iconawwwplz: you're such a sweet sister! :heart:
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capnscar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, what a sad story. :c You are simply amazing for doing this for your sister. c:
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Bradley-The-Blue-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
SOOO COLORFUL! >w<
i love it!
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SHlBA-PUP Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
love it
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:iconcanrez-the-troll:
Canrez-the-troll Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconderpytwilight:
DerpyTwilight Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Pretty & cute!
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I saw these in Marie Yen's photos and was reminded of you immediately, this was such an amazing thing you did for her <3 I don't think anyone will ever forget the rainbow wolf parade! :heart:
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HentaiNoBaka Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! What a wonderful thing you did for your sister!
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SirenGarg Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
LOVE THIS
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Lockian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sorry to hear what happened but im so happy you could make your sister happy, give her my love and hugs, and I understand if I couldont it would kill me, its something that brings great joy,
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Felixcani Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like the dark blue and purple most because of their eyes : )
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:iconsteele-iceheart:
Steele-IceHeart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And for low long have you been making all these suits?
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:iconfelixcani:
Felixcani Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ofc she has
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DERPtheLAMB Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really sad, hope ur sister gets better,i wish i had a fursuit, saldy i cant afford something 2000$+
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Doodles478 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
excuse me while i go cry now
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Photosynthesis-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.. I am very sorry to hear it, but I am glad that you and your sister have stayed strong through everything. Fursuiting has only been a recent interest of mine, and more of a fleeting fancy at that, but I am glad that is is able to bring your family such joy - especially in light of what you've both been facing. I guess I am just amazed at how special these things can be.

way to go on the costumes too, because that is by no means a small feat/miracle!
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sodasock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
How much was this project,cause i would like to do it <3

And i wish your sister love and happiness
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MewKaylathevampire Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This is beautiful. Great work, and I'm sorry about your sister. It is wonderful that you were able to do all of this for her.
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StarbyStars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
..wow this reminds me of those old shows I use to watch...
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
These all look so great together. Wonderful group!
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:iconskitterkins:
Skitterkins Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! i hope your sister had fun and is doing well!
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DraguaGirl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
If I were a customer, I would ask you to take time away from my order to work on this for your sister. I have been in and out of the hospital for years, and having a dream come true is one of the best ways to heal emotionally.
BTW, which one is your sister?
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flarveon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FYI the purple one is her sister C:
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LilleahWest Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
purple :3
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