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Spottacus WIP 2 by LilleahWest Spottacus WIP 2 by LilleahWest
The face skin is hand sewn with a blanket stitch, a back locking stitch which means even if the thread somehow breaks the rest will not unravel. Sewn extra close and tiny where the shortest fur is to be sure not a seam is seen (and with this short white that is very much needed, it is like 1/4 an inch!) done widest where the longest fur is (since one cannot see the seam at all)
As you can see I build on a baseball cap, adjustable size for each customer, only the hat and part of the neck touch you meaning overall the head stays cooler and cleaner. You can also sew the likes of ears and necks right to the hat.
A wire down the center of the frame adds support for the fangs so the foam does not droop with age. Foamie sheets over the wire on the hat for extra secureness.
You can see the magnets for his horns (I am unsure if I will keep the cheek horns)
This will have extra wide tearduct vision via black markings at the corner of and under the eyes such as on my sabre tiger B.C. vision in this style is superb, I wish it worked for each design but not all suits allow for the such a large mesh area (looks funky on some suits)

.... time to sit my butt back in the corner and make his jaw.
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LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like seeing WIP photos of these, and it rids the world of a ball cap(in the most beautiful way) too!  Win- win situation!
KyraofMirkwood Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tell me hoooooow!!!
DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Really cool to see how you work! (May have to steal some ideas. ;) )
Soulful-Purple-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo cool!!! Thanks for sharing!
Nightlyre Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for posting the WIP! It's amazing to see a costume like this in progress.
ZeeOddwyn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Man am I glad your muse is back! I swear my fingers itch to have a go at making one myself, seeing what you're able to do with a baseball cap, foam, and fur! Really neat!
LilleahWest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
... I have not worked in so long that I sort of just sat there at first, staring at the chunk of foam and the hat thinking "I need to somehow turn this into a sabre tooth..."

I really sometimes wonder just HOW things come from my fingertips X3
FlyingZamora Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks amazing! I cant wait to see it when it is done, it looks like so much work!
Forest-Soul Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It's so cool to see your work in progress. I love the ears. Hang in there.
MrEd301 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Usually you post pictures of your completed works. Its wonderful to see a WIP photo and understand the thought process behind the construction, and the ideas that bring about the quality of work that goes into every suit you make.
If you were to accept my application for a comission, I now know what the structure for my would look like under the fur. (mixed up feline)
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