Here’s a delightful costume story: A Super Mom who runs The Artful Parent, offered to sew an article of clothing for her daughter. She was surprised when her daughter drew a purple monster and asked her to sew a costume!
When I asked Maia if there was anything in particular she wanted me to sew for her… and if she wanted to draw it for me so I would know how to sew it, I wasn’t expecting a purple monster costume. A dress perhaps. Not a monster. But she very enthusiastically described it in full detail, from the scary mask and the purple fur down to the claws on the hands and feet. Oh dear. What did I get myself in for?!
A few short months later, the purple monster costume was finished. It turned out great! What a lucky girl, she has such an awesome mother.
Get ready to laugh as Nana the Border Collie performs stunts while wearing hilarious costumes! (The funniest costume is at the end of the video, in my opinion.)
All the costumes Nana is shown wearing in this video are either designed for dogs to wear, or were costumes that Nana was very comfortable wearing. All of Nana’s training is done with the use of positive reinforcement and clicker training exclusively.
The Inflatable Crowd Company specializes in dressing up inflatable dummies to appear as extras in movies. When a large crowd is needed for filming a scene, Inflatable Crowd can deliver 30,000 dolls. This can save a production company quite a bit of money, since real human extras cost anywhere between $135-$300 per day.
From a distance, this method works great and no one can tell that they are dummies, not people. These inflatable dummies have appeared in dozens of feature films, including Sea Biscuit, Million Dollar Baby, Rocky Balboa, Spider-Man 3, and Iron Man 2.
Look at this amazing black cow/ tauren costume! This is the latest costume made by BeastCub. She makes exquisite furry costumes, and we’ve featured her wolf costume last year.
Such amazing detail! I’m so impressed.
Are you interested in having BeastCub make you a fursuit? I looked at her ordering page, and found this bit interesting:
Fullsuits, quad suits and 3/4 suits Require a “duct-tape dummy:”
Full instructions for making a duct-tape dummy can be found HERE.
I need the the dummy to come all the way up to the neck and all the way down your wrists and ankles. Have your arms up and straight (level with your shoulders) and your legs apart. This is a 2 person job by the way and rather “awkward” to do so find some one you are comfortable with, be wary of siblings as they may tape you to the floor.
Hmm, okay, I can see how that would be a little awkward. But if you really want an awesome fursuit, I guess it’s a small price to pay.