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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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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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FrozenMaple Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god thank you!! This is so helpful!! Does JoAnn's sell fur too?(white black and ice blue) I forgot to ask
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's sort of lucky draw there... mine USED to carry really nice fur every now and again, but they downsized and they've only had really poor quality fur for the past four years or so. I think some still have good fur, apparently I'm just unlucky, so I buy all my fur online.
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MrsHelenaWay13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
When doing lighter colors (such as yellow) do you recommend a way to paint the back black without it showing through? I can't seem to get it to work for me! :(
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LobitaWorks Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Works for me, maybe you're using a thinner buckram or maybe your yellow paint is really transparent.
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MrsHelenaWay13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I'll have to try some new things then. Thank you!
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nightmarespirit-myst Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i still have no idea how to see in a fursuit head.
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