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Tutorial: Coloring fake fur ! by ShaeUnderscore Tutorial: Coloring fake fur ! by ShaeUnderscore
*Update*!
I made a new version with drawings, I think it's more simple to understand this way !
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Here is a little tutorial on how to color fake fur :)
I really like this technique, it helps make the fake fur more realistic and create nice effects on it, like gradients, shading...

IMPORTANT
Here are some extras: [link] !
It's photographs of the result, the old tutorial with photos and a pattern for your own fox tails ^^ (If needed, just send me a PM with you e-mail adress, I'll send you the .rar with all the files separated!)

I wore this costume 3 times, and I had no problems, even during the photoshoot when it was a bit rainy :) It left my hands a little bit dirty when I touched my fox ears, but really nothing bad !


Well, I hope this tutorial will help, don't hesitate to comment and give other tips and advices, ask me things, etc :)
Don't hesitate to ask things and give me feedbacks on this tuto (or post your pics of your colored fake fur on my FB page! : [link])

Result on Ahri's cosplay costume:
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:iconmattsykun:
MattsyKun Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BRILLIANT! Why didn't I think of this :D
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ShaeUnderscore Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
It's very useful for little parts like animal ears! But I wouldn't recommand this for huge parts or parts that move a lot :)
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:iconyukiokamifrench:
rhaaaa! super! merci! ça va beaucoup m'aider pour mes cosplays et mes fabrication ^^
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ShaeUnderscore Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Contente que ça puisse aider ^^ Par contre je le conseille vraiment pour des petites parties qui ne sont pas exposées à trop de frottements: Pour des oreilles par exemple c'est parfait :) Pour des parties plus grosses ou près du corps ça peut devenir salissant (mais ça se lave très bien à l'eau et au savon en cas de tâches!)
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Anomaly-chu Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice update for it. :3
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ShaeUnderscore Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks :heart:
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:iconshiroi-didi:
I wouldn't have thought of pastel to color synthetic fur ! I looked for several tutorials andd found out most of them were made with acrylic paint. Not useful with you gotta do only some stripes on the fur >__>''
Anyways, thanks a lot for the tutorial, I'm sure to use it for my futur plans !!!
Oh, you said about hairspay to fix the colors. You mean like, they don't get all over your clothes afterwards ? (I'll be doing tails so will it stay on the fur or get all over my pants ? XD) Do you apply a lot ?
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ShaeUnderscore Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome ^^

About the hairspray: I'll wear my costume in a con' where it's a lot of people and not many cosplayer, I'm a bit afraid people won't be very attentive to costumes, so...I prefer to be very careful :p
But I finished my ears and started the wig work without any hairspray of them, and it stay well on the ears, plus my hands were clean after that. The best is to try, as always, but here it works well, I made tails and ears with this technique, and haven't problems at the moment ! (I plan to wear my costume this saturday, I'll edit the description after that, and add photos of the finished result on a costume!)
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:iconshiroi-didi:
Oh that's great !! I can't wait to see pictures of it !
So you say after the hairspray, the color tends to stay on the fur and won't transfer to any nearby fabric ? XP
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Aya-Creuset Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tip! I would never make ears or that kind of stuff, but helps to color furry stuff for cosplays' details =). Thx for sharing.
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