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The character "Tiger Amur"
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The head for Tiger

The head's shape was developed specifically for this project. Below is presented the method of obtaining patterns and the end result.
The mask was glued from thin polyethylene foam and a metal frame along the edges. The mask has a lighter weight in comparison with construction made of plastic or foam rubber. The resulte perfectly save shape, which can be little corrected on an already fully assembled mask. Jaw made not only openable, but completely removable - this is facilitates head drying.
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When start mounting a metal frame into "crust" of mask, places that are subject to the greatest load appear, and there may be breaking of polyethylene foam. It places may be pre-strengthened by gluing pieces of fleece - also it will be convenient for sew the wire of the frame to these places, this greatly simplifies gluing wire along the edge.
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On the diagram shows the pattern for this head. Pattern was already adjusted for respect to the better end result (above in the photos - this is work with uncorrected patterns). The yellow dotted line is the line of head's symmetry: accordingly, the half-mask is shown on diagram. The red dotted line relates to parts of the ear, and places for ear's gluing.

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The stage of pasting the head by fur.

Before start to make fur's patterns of head, it is advisable to check the colors scheme of the character - drawing it on top the photo of mask.

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For make the fur's patterns, need glue over the mask by scotch tape (by several layers) and draw the desired the color's scheme. After transferring this patterns to fur, it must be sewn as "fur's skin". To get a neat edge of fur at the edges of the eyes and mouth- needs to make by invisible "the torn fabric" of the artificial fur - in these places the fur is bent and embroidered by thread.
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To make the mask look more neat, needs shave a fur on the muzzle to a short length. An example of before and after is shown in the photo:
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Nozzle

To the nose is not lost in the fur, it must be raised above the mask material. For this, it is pasted with an additional layer of material. The nose turn out to be soft. And being covered with fleece, nose it will be is safe if you accidentally bump by nose to the surrounding ones (which may happens quite often).
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The strip of black fleece around the nose is initially sewn to the fur of the mask - by that its accuracy is achieved. The edging has a varied width along the edge of the nose for a more aesthetic appearance (first option, a simple straight edging, and was spoiled the appearance).
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Ears

The design of inner part the ears includes a fleece coating. Pattern for this part is obtained by gluing the ear by an adhesive tape. The transition from the ears to the head is also pasted with stripes of fleece - this is necessary both for the strength of these places, and for the further convenience of gluing the fur's parts of the patterns from the ear to head.

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To carefully attach fur to a ear of mask, you can follow the following method:
1. the ear's fur must necessary turn inside out;
2. the gluing must begin form front part of ear, from the ground . The thickenings of ear are a good guide to see where must be the borders of fur. With this method, the gun of hot melt will not mess the fur and other visible parts of the mask.
3. When the fur preparation will be glued along the front edge of the ear, it is necessary to turn out it back to normal position and stretch fur to the back of the ear; continue gluing along the bottom edge of the ear.

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Ears hide in the mask large openings for additional ventilation. The ventilation holes will be masked by fur, so they can be large size.
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Pasting fleece inside the head;

The inside of mask must be looked also aesthetically pleasing, as well as the outside, and for that we cover it by fleece inside. This is done as follows:

1. Strips of fleece about 5 cm wide cover all the edges of the mask, including the eyes and jaw.
2. To get a patterns of the inner part of head - cover it with adhesive tape.
3. Align the resulting patterns to the plane and translate it to the fleece, sew and glue it at once to a large area inside the mask.
4. Next, must be eyes are made and installed. And it is necessary to get a new patterns, to cover the bases of the eyes with fleece from within mask. For this is need again use a scotch tape.
5. The base of the eyes is pasted with fleece.

The second photo see the linings:
1. Two pads behind the ears of the animator - this is create a place for free movement of the jaws of the mask,
2. One lining on the forehead to create a free space in front of the animator's eyes.
3. In fact, there is another adjustable lining - under the chin. It is needed for adjust the responsiveness of the jaw of the mask to the movements of the animator's mouth.

All pads are removable and in some values pads can be shifted for a better fit of the mask. In the end of mask's fit, another lining was added - "on the crown" (no have photo unfortunately) - it also improved a airflow from the holes near the ears to the mouth of mask, i.e. this is improved ventilation.

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Ears

The eyes are made with tracking effect, i.e. they are recessed into the interior of the mask. The symmetry of eyelids, position and shape of the eyelids are set and preserved by a wire frame that continues on the cheeks and adjusts the width of the upper half of the mask (while forming the convex cheeks below).
The frame for eyes is made from 3 mm white plastic. The form of the eyes's boxes have a cavity for the nose of animator. The iris and pupil - made by painted waterproof acrylic over the banner grid. Inside the head, the carcass of the eye is covered with a black fleece (see about it above).
Before the insertion of the wire frame. After installing the wire frame.
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Making the aprons

Just like when the head's cover by fur, the manufacture of aprons begins with obtaining their patterns. To do this, you need cover by scotch-tape the places of future aprons (this is shown in the photo). In our design, two aprons: front and rear, this allows you to do without a zipper on the back of the head, which makes it easier to dress and use a mask. The shape of the neck is formed by elastic bands on the back apron. The back apron covers the neck and fastens on a reliable, large button under the front apron. The front apron is completely removed together with the jaw. This allows free access to the inside of the fully assembled mask (for example, for quick drying, cleaning or servicing of the removable fan).
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The rear apron has a buckle at the front, which hides under the front apron. This design of the apron simplifies dress the mask, and delete such an inconvenient element as a zipper in the visible place (on the back of the head).
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The Teeth

Teeth are made of white fleece according to the pattern as in the photo. Individual teeth are obtained by covering the "fleece tube" with a strong nylon thread.
The jaw is moves at the expense of textile elastics, which are fastened inside the mask on Velcro. The place for Velcro was increased, this is allows them to be fasten with different tension. It allows adjust the comfortable and not heavy movement of the jaw. The jaw is completely removable.
Below, on the second photo, you can see the removable languages (there are several of them in the kit + soft lining under the chin). The lining is held on a textile velcro and can be shifted in a wide range to adjust the ease of opening the jaw. For example, using this pad, can be set a constantly open mouth to ensure good ventilation.
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Ventilation of the head

Для этой маски было изготовлено два вентилятора: 40 и 80 мм. Но, небольшой вентилятор оказался сильно малоэффективным даже на своих полных оборотах (он на 12 вольт). Всё-таки, чем больше вентилятор, тем лучше, поэтому советуем монтировать в маску максимально большой вентилятор, который гарантированно закроет все сечение пасти маски. Например, большой вентилятор позволяет сохранять хорошую производительность и тишину при питании от USB повер-банка (вентилятор будет работает в половину возможных оборотов).
For this mask, two fans were made: 40 and 80 mm. But, the small fan turned out to be very inefficient even on full turns (at 12 volts). Still, the bigger the fan, the better. So, we recommend that do the largest fan for the maskes, which is guaranteed will close the entire section of the mouth of the mask. For example, a large fan allows you to maintain good performance and silence when powered by a USB pour-bank (the fan will run at half of the possible revolutions).
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Paws

Gloves (fur paws) are made with convex pads.
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The basis for the furfeet - is a carcass made of foam rubber. Thanks to this foam's shell our furfeets are lightweight and suitable for legs of almost any size. Since foam rubber is uncomfortable in its pure form and is not very resistant to tearing, foam was closed and strengthened by a fleece sock that can be turned out for drying or quick washing. Made two pairs of feetpaws: with cushions on the sole - for photo shoots and for street, with rubber sole.
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The rubber soles was glued to furs and carcass from foam, and stitched along the edge with strong threads from nylon.
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The overall

The overalls are made universal in size and with a low waist, or it will allow the animator to have very high growth. The versatility of the dimensions is ensured by a large size in the width of overall over the entire height. This is width turns to tight-fitting shape thanks textile gum, which sewn on overalls.
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The character of tiger has a some of symmetrical strips. To draw them on overalls, can follow the following method:
1. Needs to clothe the the future tiger's overall dress on his copy (simply the mannequin from the fabric).
2. Draw a strips on same one half of overall, just for their approximate position.
3. Next, by along the contours of the future strips needs cover by adhesive tape, and allows this will move the boundaries of the strips relative to each other to find their best mutual position.
4. Needs to describe by good visible line the selected contour of strips on the current half of overall.
5. Seal the inner space of tiger's strips by scotch tape.
6. Unstick the future patterns of tiger's stripes and cut it along the contour, i.e. along the adhesive tape.
7. Must transfer-out the patterns of the each strip by symmetrically to the second half of the tiger's overall.
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Exoskeleton's linings.

The form of the character's body is set by the exoskeleton's linings (this is besides the torso of the animator himself :)). The linings are removable: inside the overalls have textile velcro. That is, linings can be removed and cleaned separately from the overall. Exoskeleton's linings are sewn from a highly stretchable fabric and it filling by sintepon. In comparison with the usual version from foam rubber pads our linings are very lightweight. Also, unlike foam rubber, these pads are perfectly compressed for transportation.
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Stretchble the fursuit body

The photo shows a pulling of overall through textile elastics: several zones along the overalls can be stretched by twice. This is done to fursuit was sitting "like a glove" in a wide range of possible sizes of animators. Also, it reduces the risk of tearing overall, when do such simple actions as deep squatting.
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Tail

The tail is made demountable: it consists of a frame and a removable skin's cover. It's comfortable, since in most cases it is enough to wash only the fur part of the tail. This design speeds up the drying process after washing, because the filler from sintepon would dry much longer if you will be clean the tail entirely.
Fastening of the tail to the belt is provided by loops of a strong nylon cable, which are sewn to the frame of the tail. This is a very sturdy construction, as the tail frame is sewn from a more stretchable and durable fabric than an artificial fur.
In the overalls, a small sleeve for tail is provided to provide masking and integrity of a line's transition of the tail to the body.
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