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Fursuit Eyes Tutorial by LobitaWorks Fursuit Eyes Tutorial by LobitaWorks
I've been meaning to make this tutorial for a while!

This is how I make fursuit eyes. There really isn't a wrong way to do things as long as it looks good, is durable, and provides good vision though, so don't take this as an end-all, be-all method. Experimenting is half the fun of making costumes!

Hopefully the infographic provides enough explanation, but if you have any questions, definitely feel free to ask.

Here are some places to get the supplies needed for these:
Buckram (paintable fine mesh fabric): [link]
Never bought from this store, but it looks good.
Plastic sheets: [link]
I have bought from here and I can vouch for the quality. .03-.04 thickness is what I prefer, any thinner and it warps with the heat from the hot glue. Any thicker and it start becoming really hard to cut.
Suede for eyelids: [link]
My secret to this? Swatches. Buy whatever fur you need for the costume and grab a swatch of the suede you want for the eyelids for a nominal fee. Their swatches are plenty large to get a pair of eyelids from. :3

The acrylic paint can be bought at any craft store, you don't have to go expensive with this. Same with paint pens.
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MistyTB Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was actually looking at the same site for Buckram
I just cant figure out which one I should get, (this is my first fursuit)
Should I get loosely woven or tightly woven? Which one did you get?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
When I bought some a couple years ago, there was only one option in stock, so I dunno. If there's a way to get samples, I advise getting samples of both and trying them out.
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MistyTB Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I can only buy a full thing, but since its only like a dollar and some odd cents for a square foot I'll think I'll get both and thry them out
thank you btw :3
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SeaBreezeMelody Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful! Thank you c:
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NightMonster Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
So you install the eyes after you furred the head?
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep!
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FrozenMaple Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know where I can buy foam? 
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
JoAnn's!
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FrozenMaple Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah before I got your message I called the store I was so happy they had green foam :D
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great! If you sign up for their mailing list, you'll regularly get coupons. I almost never buy foam or stuffing without one. Most are 40% off, so definitely worth it.
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