Small preview of a new fursuit head that I will be uploading soon, Onyx.Her head will début along with a time lapse video, with commentary, of the entire head-making process for tutorial reasons.Keep a look out, I’m editing it now, ready to display soon!

Small preview of a new fursuit head that I will be uploading soon, Onyx.

Her head will début along with a time lapse video, with commentary, of the entire head-making process for tutorial reasons.

Keep a look out, I’m editing it now, ready to display soon!



So I’m getting pretty excited about this thing…

Almost all of you won’t be aware of this, but in my free time I’ve been working on an incredibly long and difficult project.

I may just be making a fursuit head, but I’m filming every single step of it from a tripod-mounted-camera to compile together into a multi-part time lapse of how I make fursuit heads.

This is a massive risk as I’m giving away every last bit of my ‘trade secrets’ as to how I make things specifically and how to craft my style, and this is a big no-no in the business world. However, I also want to create some memorable tutorials, and what better way than to provide you with a video where you don’t miss a single part of the fursuit building. Okay, so there’s a couple of bits missing, but it’s nothing compared to the scale of the project - all will be pointed out and detailed in the videos.

Every clip will involve audio commentary (if all goes according to plan) to provide you with the best insight to fursuit building as possible. I don’t have the best voice … so I’m not sure I’ll continue with this plan!

I’m getting closer to bringing you this, and with a big house move going on in November, I need to hurry it up. I want everything done by November for this move, and along with uni and potentially a part-time job … let’s see how I manage!

So yeah … I’m excited … are you?!

~Kloof


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Open for ONE discount fursuit partial comm. NOW

SOLD!

As the title suggests, I’m open for JUST ONE discounted partial commissions RIGHT NOW.

I’m in short need for cash and this is my best way to get it. I’ve been making a fursuit partial for a time lapse video of a fursuit partial start to finish, and the foam base is almost complete, I aim to have the partial completed and shipped within a week.

The fursuit was designed to be a husky but will suit many canine species. It would have featured grey fur and long pile white as well as airbrushed work to add tone and depth.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, I have a few conditions:
It must be canine OR suit the shape of the base (i.e. canine-like.) I will edit the base as necessary but only to an extent - I don’t want to re-make parts.
I must have the fur colours in stock. I have a large range of stock as well as access to an airbrush. Just enquire if you’re interested and I’ll talk with you about it.
You must be able to pay within a week or so. I’m willing to work on payment plans but would prefer payment asap as I’m in need of cash.
The item will be non-refunadble. Once you’ve paid, the item is yours and I’ll work with you to ensure it’s to your liking, and to your size.
I will not be offering discount prices for any reason, this is already at a great discount. This includes artistic liberty items.
It will be in my usual style, static jaw, toony eyes, etc.

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, I’m looking for £200 including courier delivery to the UK. International will cost more. Please email kloofsuits [at] gmail.com with any interest.

~Kloof


Electuroo the Pony fursuit!This suit is made entirely of DF fur to be extra cuddly and features one-size-fits-most feet hooves, digitigrade padding, mlp hoof-style hands and a huge set of pegasus wings! There is a huge field of vision and extra ventilation from a static mouth that can be opened for breathing/drinking purposes. The cutie mark is hand-sewn in and the hand hooves are attached via velcro and there are pockets which the wearer can fit their hands through while wearing the suit.The model is far shorter than the owner of the suit and therefore the suit appears incredibly baggy and disproportioned. I will attempt to get photos from the owner once it is received.Please note: This was made for a friend as more of a favour than a commission. I will not be making any more of these either for personal use, friends or commissions and was just something I wanted to try once. So please do not ask.

Electuroo the Pony fursuit!

This suit is made entirely of DF fur to be extra cuddly and features one-size-fits-most feet hooves, digitigrade padding, mlp hoof-style hands and a huge set of pegasus wings! There is a huge field of vision and extra ventilation from a static mouth that can be opened for breathing/drinking purposes. The cutie mark is hand-sewn in and the hand hooves are attached via velcro and there are pockets which the wearer can fit their hands through while wearing the suit.

The model is far shorter than the owner of the suit and therefore the suit appears incredibly baggy and disproportioned. I will attempt to get photos from the owner once it is received.

Please note: This was made for a friend as more of a favour than a commission. I will not be making any more of these either for personal use, friends or commissions and was just something I wanted to try once. So please do not ask.


Q
Something else has been bothering me as well, I've found that the price of all the materials I would need to make a high-quality fursuit with three different fur colors, realistic ram horns, and a mouth piece I make myself only adds up to about $200. Why do fursuit makers charge ten times that amount?
A

caninehybrid:

kilcodocostumes:

fyeahfursuiting:

because they are trying to make a living.

If you divide the time they work hourly on actually putting the material together, it’s almost less than minimum wage. 

This original post’s opinion is something I have unfortunately seen people repeat. The gyst of it is that OP believes suits are cheap to make, so suitmakers must be overcharging. Furthermore it suggests the conclusion that suitmakers are charging the prices we do because of greed. I thought I’d lay out a couple points to help people understand why professional suitmakers charge the prices we do.

So, let’s pretend that you want to make professional-quality fursuits for $200 each, in expenses.

1. If you are lucky you may be able to find the fabric and foam you need for $200 (though this is at the bare minimum spectrum of material costs). Now, how are you going to make each suit? In order to make professional-quality suits, you are going to need a few things.
You will need to own a heavy-duty sewing machine ($400+), airbrush ($100+), airbrush compressor ($100+), electric drill and correct bits for making eyes ($50+), professional-quality electric clippers ($100+), silicone moldmaking and resin kits ($25-50 per kit), titanium scissors and sharpener ($25+), new shoes for feetpaws ($20+), rubber matting for soles ($20+), electric carving knife for thick foam ($25+); this is indicative of the tools used to create a typical fullsuit, but many suitmakers use other tools that also add to the expense (like dremels, vacuum-form tables, etc.).
You will also need to take into account your thread, needles, pins, polyfil, airbrush paints, lacquer, gluesticks, garbage bags, adhesives, sharpies/chalk, razorblades, zippers, eye plastic, buckram, machine oil, elastic, sandpaper, resin, and patternmaking material, which I won’t calculate here. You will eat through hundreds of these necessities every few weeks. And if you want a website, you must pay annually for your url and monthly for your website server.
So, a modest estimate for tools alone comes to roughly $900 NOT including any of the things that actually go into the tools to make them useful, which you will need to restock regularly.

2. It would be fair to want to be compensated for your specialized labor. A professional-grade fullsuit should take you about 2 weeks of work. The average professional suitmaker produces 2-3 suits a month. Suitmaking of course is a very specific set of artistic skills that takes years to develop, and only a handful of individuals in the world can make suits professionally. So, if it hypothetically only costs you $200 per suit for materials, how much do you charge for labor? At minimum wage ($8.50/hr), 80 hours of work (2 weeks full-time) will come to $680.

This means if a suitmaker’s material costs are $200, and they are paid minimum wage, they will on average be left with $480 for every 2 weeks of full-time work. This comes to $960 a month. This is barely enough to pay electricity, water, food, and rent, let alone cover the restocking of basic materials. Unfortunately you *probably won’t* want to go out and get a second job if you are making suits professionally, because you already work 40 hours a week.

3. You must pay taxes on the suits you sell. That’s right, self-employed people like fursuit-makers in the United States have to pay self-employment tax (15.3% in 2014) AND income tax (another 15%). That means if you make that $960 a month, you must pay almost $2000 a year in taxes.

Suitmakers like me charge what we do in order to compensate for the financial investment we participate in every month, in order to produce a high-quality, lasting piece of original wearable art for you. We spend dozens or even hundreds of hours on each costume, lovingly rendering it to match your design. We strive to make our customers happy with their costumes, not only because of how they look but because of how well they are made and will hold up over time. We do *not* get rich doing this. We dedicate our lives to this craft; it is our career.

Do you still think we charge too much?

THIS

I want to post this to fully enforce what sort of costs go into fursuit building. It’s not cheap. At all. People don’t seem to understand this, and people often thing I charge a lot.

Put into perspective, I’m lucky if I make any profit at all. As I’m a student, and I have a weekend job, fursuit building is my hobby. I do it because I enjoy it, not because I need to live off it. This is the reason my prices are climbing - my time is becoming more valuable and I can’t afford to make fursuits like I want to. I’m trying to slowly replace my part-time job with fursuit building which means I need to earn enough money, so please take into account what’s being said here.


Been working on something for a friend lately. This is one of the only teaser shots you’ll get before It’s completely done.
note: I will not be making another one of these. Please do not ask.

Been working on something for a friend lately. This is one of the only teaser shots you’ll get before It’s completely done.

note: I will not be making another one of these. Please do not ask.


Update: End of Holiday and Quotes opening soon

My 2 weeks holiday is coming to an end and I should be back to work Wednesday/Thursday ish depending of Jet lag and whatnot. I have a fullsuit and a partial to complete still, and these will be finished by mid-august.

Having said that, Quotes should be opening mid-august-ish. I will only be opening for partials at this time, unfortunately no fullsuits or bodysuits unless we’ve previously spoken about something or you are a previous customer.

I’m looking at perhaps 2 partials with no completion date in mind, as I will be moving house later in the year as well as starting University in September. I hope to be done with them as soon as possible though, as I have no other source of income (hah.)

So for those of you who are hoping to get something from me, please do keep an eye out and start saving, a revised price list will be availible soon.


GRYPHON FURSUIT NOW ON SALE UNTIL TUESDAY ONLY!Between now and Tuesday, the Gryphon head has a WHOPPING £40 off, and is therefore reduced to £170 OR NEAREST OFFER. This includes next day tracked shipping to the UK! I really need the money before next weekend and therefore if it doesn’t sell by then, it’s going back up to full price.Contact Kloofsuits [at] gmail.com for more information or with view to buy!Original details below:Just finished this brand new Gryphon fursuit head, designed by the fabulous UKTheWhiteWolf.He is designed to fit a 23 inch head, though I am 22.5 and it fits perfectly fine, may stretch bigger. It features 6 different furs, and a static fleece beak and airbrushing for added detail/tone.This guy is for sale, and needs to be shifted ASAP.The majority of the furs are DF and MM and therefore can be easily purchased to produce more parts of the suit.I’m looking to sell to the UK only at this time, sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.I accept payment Via Paypal only, and tracked next-day shipping charges are included in the cost to the UK mainland.I’m looking for £210 altogether, to be paid asap. With any questions or if you’re interested in buying, please contact kloofsuits [at] gmail.comThank you!

GRYPHON FURSUIT NOW ON SALE UNTIL TUESDAY ONLY!



Between now and Tuesday, the Gryphon head has a WHOPPING £40 off, and is therefore reduced to £170 OR NEAREST OFFER. This includes next day tracked shipping to the UK! I really need the money before next weekend and therefore if it doesn’t sell by then, it’s going back up to full price.



Contact Kloofsuits [at] gmail.com for more information or with view to buy!

Original details below:
Just finished this brand new Gryphon fursuit head, designed by the fabulous UKTheWhiteWolf.

He is designed to fit a 23 inch head, though I am 22.5 and it fits perfectly fine, may stretch bigger. It features 6 different furs, and a static fleece beak and airbrushing for added detail/tone.

This guy is for sale, and needs to be shifted ASAP.

The majority of the furs are DF and MM and therefore can be easily purchased to produce more parts of the suit.

I’m looking to sell to the UK only at this time, sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.

I accept payment Via Paypal only, and tracked next-day shipping charges are included in the cost to the UK mainland.

I’m looking for £210 altogether, to be paid asap. With any questions or if you’re interested in buying, please contact kloofsuits [at] gmail.com

Thank you!