I checked out that site, and it's not up and running yet. Maybe ask again when it's up. I don't mean to sound like a douche, but hopefully you can understand my caution. I don't have ICQ, just AIM and MSN.
Ok, first of all: This truly is an awesome fursuit!! 2nd: I have a little question.. If you don't mind Is it possible to make fursuitheads washable? Or isn't it possible to make a head that looks nice AND is washable at the same time?
I have never heard of a head being washable. Because of the foam (or generally whatever method you use, ie cast resin, cast foam, etc), it'll absorb the water and won't dry properly and just start to mold or build up bacteria. My suggestion, keep it as clean as possible, use anti-bacterial sprays or fabric sheets to make it not smell (the smell is cause by bacteria), and you can use a damp towel for spot cleaning if need be.
That pile looks soooo long. I bet you got hot Real fast. Besides that, though, it does look wonderful. Even if may have been hot, I'm betting it was well worth it-- it does a better job capturing the essence of Amaterasu than short pile ever will. The head is great-- I'm sure it was worth whatever price. Love the markings on the shoulders, too. Right where they should be.
Wasn't too long, 1.5". The heat was only bad if I was outside in the sun on like a 30 degree day or crammed in a room with a crap ton of people, other than that, it's pretty good. Yeah I'm not a big fan of the short piles for a WOLF... lol people don't seem to get that. Ammy is a wolf = longer pile than a freaking seal pile. Thanks for your comment!
1.5" sounds much worse than "wasn't too long". I was in a Sora Lion fursuit (from the Kingdom Hearts PS2 game) and it had short pile, and I got SO hot I sweat like crazy. Of course, that was in a room with lots of air... but lots of bouncy, sweaty dancing people.......
I'm glad SOMEONE gets the wolf = long pile thing, then! You're not kidding! I thought about making an Ammy fursuit like this, but I figured I don't want my sewing machine to exPLODE. So I opted more for what I'm good at; a human form! But trust me, I'm straying away from the "almost kimono but some kind of weird variation" thing that everyone else seems to have done.
Ehrm, sorry. Long post is long. You're quite welcome on the comment. You've done an awesome job for your first fursuit.
I've seen this in so many photos and videos, and I love it! It's simultaneously cute and cool. I am actually especially in love with the paws-- how did you make them so they weren't just hands? They're freaking great.