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Transcript of Ponysuiting 101
Is this for you ?
Physical and Mental demands of fursuiting
Heat - Can I tolerate sweat and 100+ degree temperatures?
Strength - Strong enough to support foam, fur, and possible mechanics?
Crowds - Am I ready for a mob?
Enclosed Spaces - How long will I be in suit?
Creating My Little Pony Themed Fursuits
From Toys to Life
Pony Suiting 101
Head Construction Objective
Head Structure, aka Base
Mouth and Muzzle
Budget and Planning
Please hold all questions until the end!
*If you want a suit made for you and don't have a maker in mind, join our Facebook Group and ask!
How much does this cost?
Always have a plan and point of reference!
Orthographic drawings help with marking placement during the pattern drafting stage, and making sure everything lines up!
Who do I choose?
More colors and markings = more time, materials and money!
Might not achieve total color accuracy.
Start simple, and work your way up!
Consider how to create different body shape and account for things like horns and wings!
Complex shapes = Complex patterns!
Tail / Wing / Etc. Materials
Making A Duct Tape Dummy
Scissors are okay
BUT NOT FOR FUR!
(short pile fur may be exempted)
Eye pattern and Shape
"Shave Your Pony"
Ventilation and Fans
Tail, Wings, Horn
Hand Hooves, Feet Hooves, Hocks, and Thighs
Jump Suit Method
Front or Back Placement
Personal Preference Applies
Don't expect perfection on first try
Plastic Dome Eyes
"One Size Fits All"
Used for Events (what sports teams and businesses use)
Tailored to Customer Size
Fursuit AND/OR Mascot
Pony (Show Character or OC)
Other demands to keep in mind
Water - Do I have easy access to water? How much do I drink?
Vision - Vision will always be an issue, do you need to wear glasses too?
Time - Do I have time to build this?
Money - Can I afford the supplies or a commission?
Oxygen - Do I have enough ventilation?
Bronies VS. Furries
If you cannot find a pony specific tutorial check ones made by furries! A lot of the same methods apply.
Different fandoms, yet common factors: (fursuit construction, art, music, etc)
We can learn a LOT from Furries regarding suit making, as they perfected it
Many ponysuit makers come from the furry fandom (Atalon the Deer, Sophie Cabra, SkyPro)
BOTH ARE CONSIDERED
under mane / between eyes
Buy extra material...LOTS
Practice, Practice, PRACTICE.
Test material is great!
Measure twice, cut once