How Our Suits Are Made
All heads are custom sculpted with upholstery foam and have static jaws. They are lined with neoprene, but can be lined with customized lycra for a fee. The mouth and eyes are lined with fleece and machine-sewn to the head lining for a clean look. The neck is not lined to prevent trapping heat. Four vents are left open in the foam to allow heat to escape, two in front of the ears and two behind. The muzzle is also hollowed out for better airflow.
The whites of the eyes are 3D printed and very sturdy. Print lines are sanded down as fine as possible for a smooth finish. The eyes are designed in Photoshop, printed on buckram, and printed once again with black on the other side to improve vision. They are then colored with Copics to make the colors vibrant and the shines are dry brushed white. Finally, they are sealed with a clear acrylic to prevent water damage. Care must still be taken to ensure their longevity.
As with most fursuits, vision will be poor, as there will always be a blind spot in the center. I do my best to mitigate this by making the eyes as close together and forward-facing as possible. Please, always have a handler present while wearing any fursuit. Suiting during the day or in brightly lit rooms is also recommended for the best vision and your safety.
Teeth usually consist of two upper canines, two lower canines, and four lower incisors made from stuffed neoprene. The top incisors are sewn on, while the bottom teeth are glued into a recess cut in the jaw. Tongues are permanently glued in and can be fleece or minky. Customers also have the option to choose interchangeable tongues held in by a hook and loop fastener. The fastener is glued to the mouth with a strong epoxy.
By default, noses are made from foam and covered by fleece, minky, or spandex. Customers can also choose a resin or silicone nose made by DreamVision Creations. This option usually has a 6-8 week wait. These noses are glued onto the muzzle with a strong epoxy.
Ears are attached during the furring stage. They are sewn onto the face fur and then glued down to the head for extra durability and clean seams. Eyebrows are also sewn into the fur instead of being glued on top.
All hand paws are unlined with lycra pillows in the fingers to give them their “puffy” look. Hand paws can be fully lined with lycra for an extra fee, but it is recommended that lycra gloves be worn with either version. The cuffs are finished with bias tape to prevent stretching.
The pads can be made from fleece, minky, vinyl, or spandex, and are satin-stitched around their edges for a clean finish. Materials that could be perforated and lose their durability due to a satin stitch will be straight-stitched instead. Claws can also be made from fleece, minky, vinyl, spandex, or resin, and can be added for an extra fee.
Feet paws are slipper-style and always lined with quilted broadcloth. Outdoor feet paws have an inner sole of anti-fatigue mat and a durable rubber sole with grips all glued together with contact cement. Indoor feet paws also have an anti-fatigue mat inner sole, as well as a furry outer sole, and satin-stitched paw pads made from fleece, minky, vinyl, or spandex. They are stuffed and the cuffs are lined with bias tape to prevent stretching. Claws can also be made from fleece, minky, vinyl, spandex, or resin, and can be added for an extra fee.
Tails come in different shapes and sizes and are all attached to the belt by durable nylon webbing. The ends of the nylon have been heat-treated to prevent unraveling and are triple-stitched to the tail. Tails that curl up, like huskies and shiba inus, are made with a foam base to prevent them from twisting and falling over. Tails like these have nylon webbing that is triple and satin-stitched.
Arm sleeves are finished at the wrists and shoulders to prevent stretching. They are held up by two elastic bands that are triple-stitched and worn across the chest and back.
Warranty and Gifts
All commissions come with a year warranty for repairs related to normal suiting activities, a Big Snoot Suits sticker, and a Fursona Pins enamel pin of my mascot and fursona, Nick #824!
When you come to Big Snoot Suits to have your fursona brought to life, you can expect unparalleled customer service. No long queues means that each suit gets the time it deserves to be worked on and made the best it can be. You will be given an estimated completion date and updates will be frequent. Rarely do any of my clients go two weeks without being informed about the status of their commission. All messages will be answered in a timely manner with a friendly attitude. I will communicate to you any problems or delays and together we’ll find a solution. I'm a maker and a person you can depend on, and I will never actively avoid you or give you reason to doubt my integrity and dedication to your commission.