NO. SEWING. MACHINE. GOD. DAMNIT. Well, it's hand-sewing time then. Sure we want to spend the whole afternoon with this, why not.
To make this not-that-boring, we were listening to music - 3 Shinedown albums to be exact. After that, we were watching cartoons... with... carrots. The dinner was pizza, thank you mom
Oh, and our old hobby is back: visiting the shop like 5 minutes before it's closing time.
Yay it is finished. Too bad that it's midnight, and you probably won't see this journal until Day 2, because we are bad at writing and we are also lazy to post the journal.
Say hi. :I
(aka Toby's day)
Now that we have the balaclavas ready, it's time to start sculpting/foaming!
We have everything we need, yay. *gives a pat on the back*
Our doll head was too small, so a bit of padding was needed to achieve the right size.
Now let's get really started! Or not... Yeah, we could only work on one head at once, so we dedicated this day for Toby's head. After checking the tutorials again, the first thing we thought would be okay to do, is putting a huge ass foam right on the face.
I have pretty socks. And a long hair. But I like my socks more.
After drawing the eye pattern onto this foam, NimfaHUN
started working on the muzzle. Meanwhile I was watching some kind of random cartoon. I was kinda useless x:
I could help with the cheeks and the rest of the sculpting later, yay. We've purchased a thicker piece of foam earlier, but it turned out to be too thick. I couldn't cut through it with the scissors, and we don't have an electric knife - so I was just stabbing the foam with the scissors. After that, I've started to use our super pair of scissors as a knife, it was meant to be a joke, but I got surprised that it was working perfectly.
A bit of shaping here, a bit of shaping there ~
I was trying to make it look like as the head was smiling, I think I've achieved something.
And a bit more shaping...
Aaaand a bit moooore
Finally, at around midnight again (... maybe at 1 am) we've put the ears on together, after many fail attempts. Toby is done!
Mkay, so we kinda forgot to update the journal. I'll try to do Day 3-7 in one run, since I don't really remember everything Day 3-ish
I was working on my head that day, with my thumbs hurting from the day before. I could only progress slowly, it was really painful. I might be mistaking here, but I think Toby was working on our T-shirt design and on the Free Hugs board (we didn't use that, but we will surely do next year).
PIC TIME. (Ps.: We've got less picture this time, we were really into working that day)
I was not satisfied with the template ears, I got back to those later. I'm not sure when though.
*forgot to upload the finished picture*Day 4-ish
If I remember right, it was monday. My grandmother invited us for a lunch, so we could not proceed much that day. We took my sister's dog with us, so she could go for a walk. My mother picked us up though.
I'm not really sure what we were doing the rest of the day. Maybe I was finishing up Woof's ears? I don't remember D:Day 5-ish
After a small shopping to get the rest of the stuff we needed, we decided to make the eyes.
After getting the eyes done, We had a small photoshooting just for fun P:
Alrighty, bases done (at least Toby is 100% done as a base), it's time to get prepared for furring. Get your shiny new faux fur and brush the hell out of it.Actually no, please try to do it in a gentle way, but still removing the stuff that is not needed
I think this was also the day my graphic tablet got fixed by my father. I was so worried that it won't work anymore, a lots of love to him for this ;-;.
He also took a look at the sewing machine so we could get stuff started! We did Woof's tail that night, and started Toby's tail as well, but we could not finished is that night, so it was my first thing to do the next morning.
Suddenly... Cats again (well, only one of them)
Toby's tail: DONE. Sorry, no picture this time ;;
I was finishing up my head base, while Toby was taping her head base.
At this point, it got pretty clear for me, that we won't be able to finish my head. But the fact that I could see Toby come alive, was keeping me motivated the whole time.
The next thing we did is the paws. Quickly paw pattern, I've cut out the pieces for mine, and then we used the template to get the pattern for Toby's paws.
After this, Toby was sewing her paws, and I started cutting out and sewing the pieces together for her head. We also agreed to stay awake the whole night so we had a chance to finish at least one head.
A little bit of fixing, cleaning and packing after. We were awake until 2 am (Friday).
The last 2 photos we took:
I stole Toby's paaaws.
A short sleep, and it's time to travel. The train was soooooooo effing cold. I was seriously freezing.
We had small adjustments on Toby after we arrived Toby's place, we didn't sleep much again. WORTH IT.
We also had a bit of off-topic fun. Don't judge us.
While we were still on the train, Toby finished my paws. They are sooooo fluffy ;3;
I don't know what else can I tell. The weather was hot, we were tired as hell, the day was long, but I reaaaaaally enjoyed it. LET DA PICTURES TALK
TIME TO COMPAREAdditional stuff:
So, we made our first fursuits 2 years ago. We didn't do anything fursuit related the time between. Toby's eyes need a bit of fix, the fur needs to be shaved a bit more, her tounge is not glued in, and she hasn't got a neck part yet. But I think, this is an improvement?
(Old Toby: right, New Toby: left)
During this whole week, we listened through 3 Shinedown albums, watched 2 seasons of Chowder, 2,5 seasons of Family Guy, and some random cartoons on the TV (which was actually my laptop with an online TV opened).
Oh, and one night we were going to the Tesco and Toby noticed a plushie which was in a weird position, and reminded her to a finised fursuit head.
And don't forget our T-shirt. I luv it sooooo much