Cleaning tutorial

Wolffox Grion, 2018. febr. 17. 12:34   [ 2018. aug. 6. 13:37 frissítve ]

Sometimes, after a convention or a walk you need to wash your fursuit to refresh it and of course keep it clean!

Which parts should be cleaned?

Well, all!
Of course, you will need to wash the handpaws and body more often than your head or tail for example. There is no perfect recipe for washing, but here are some useful tips and tricks. 

For this tutorial we used a bodysuit that we made couple of years ago for a costumer. If you’re unsure how to clean your bodysuit, you can always send it to us for a good, proper cleaning, just ask for our prices via email.

Please note: always ask your fursuit maker if and how you can wash special parts like the head.

Handwash or machine wash?

Our fursuits are both fine with handwash and machine wash. We’ll show both methods in this tutorial.

1.Hand: 

Fill a bathtub with lukewarm or cold water. Make sure to use a gentle detergent with no bleach, such as Woolite or any brand made for wool. Turn your bodysuit inside out and put it in the water, making sure to submerge it completely. Wash your bodysuit gently by hand, rubbing soap into every part. Once your entire bodysuit is soaped in, drain the tub and rinse our your bodysuit under running water. Push down on the bodysuit gently to force out the suds and water. Make sure you push gently and don’t rub too hard
Once you’ve squeezed most of the water out, put your body on a few towels to soak up most of the moisture. Never hang a soaking wet fursuit! Only hang it once no longer soaking wet, ideally at a place with airflow. You can also point a fan at the body.

Never put your bodysuit (or any fursuit parts!) in the dryer. The heat will warp the fur.

2.Machine:

Turn your bodysuit inside out and put it in a big pillowcase or duvet cover for extra protection if need be. On a front loader machine you can generally just turn it inside out. Make sure to use a gentle detergent with no bleach. You can add a little fabric softener, but don’t add too much as it’ll make your fur sticky.
Choose the setting with the lowest heat (30 degrees celcius) and spin cycle rate, usually machines have a Wool or Gentle setting. Do not choose a program with heat or put the bodysuit in the dryer afterwards.
If your suit is still very wet after the program ends, it’s safe to add another spicycle at the regular Rpm (1400 or up). Once done, you can hang your fursuit to dry.

AFTER WASHING

Make sure to brush your suit while it is still drying! This gives the best results. Make sure to use a rotapen comb or slicker brush. After brushing out the fur and after the suit has dried, shake out the body (or hands,etc) a few times to fluff the fur back up.

This is a good brush. It’s possible to order one with your suit, just ask!

You can wash your handpaws and tail with the methods above. As stated, always ask your maker before washing, as all makers have different ways of construction!
Now, how about the head?
First of all, you can always ship it back to me and ask for a proper cleaning. I’m happy to do so!

In addition you can find fursuit sprays at conventions. It’s also possible to buy them at online stores. These alcohol based sprays refresh your suit and help combat bacteria which cause smells. You can use the spray on the inside of your head but avoid contact with the eyes: due to their high alcohol content it can damage the paint.

You can also wash your head in the bathtub. Very important: if you aren’t sure if the eyes are waterproof: NEVER submerge the head in water. Use a sponge or cloth to spot clean it instead. Gently rub the cloth around the head using a gentle detergent. You can use a brush if needed. Once done, take a clean cloth to rinse out the soap.
If your eyes are waterproof and your maker gives the green light, you can put your suit in water and follow the steps above. Always be gentle in pushing the water out.
Once you’re done washing your head, put it somewhere to allow it to air out. Ideally you should put your head on a fan to keep air circulating and ensure no nasty bacteria or fungus can grow.


List of customizable items

Wolffox Grion, 2016. jan. 24. 15:01   [ 2016. jan. 27. 5:15 frissítve ]


 moving jaw
(with realistic jawset)

static jaw
sewn nose with sewn tongue
 handmade clay nose
plastic nose
silicone nose
toonie eyes
following eyes
sewn padpaws
silicon padpaws
5 fingers handpaws
4 fingers handpaws
back zip
front zip
 
outside feetpaws
 inside feetpaws
baggy
slim
digitigrade
plantigrade
partial suit
full suit


How to get a qoute?

Wolffox Grion, 2015. okt. 4. 13:49   [ 2017. máj. 8. 13:49 frissítve ]

We reserves the right to decline commissioners that are under 18 years old. 


This procedure below may have seem a lot to take in first, but we are really committed to make it the easiest and safest for you. We are usually providing work in progress photos, videos, streams for our customers, and always keep in touch via chat or email to make sure you (customers) are up to date with our work.

Please read our Term of Service

Send an email to grion.wolffox[at]gmail.com with a reference sheet and detailed description of your commission request. We can also mak a custom design for you, if you don't have a reference about your character, just make sure you properly explained your idea.

Your personalized price quote is valid for 2 months, after that you have to re-submit your quote as the pricing system or certain aspects of my costume building may have changed in at the time.



 The simple fursuit pack includes:
  • the costume
  • a fursuit plan
  • a badge
 The travel fursuit pack includes:
  • the costume
  • a fursuit plan
  • a badge
  • trolley bag
  • vacuum bags
 The deluxe fursuit pack includes:
  • the costume
  • a fursuit plan
  • a badge
  • trolley bag or case
  • vacuum bags
  • T-shirt and gifts
 
  

We work with starting prices. It means: all additional details will cost you more.
(Head starting like: one fur color, toonie eyes, non moving jaw, sewn nose, handmade teeth. If you want following eyes, realistic jawset, 3 fur color, hair, moving jaw, etc. all high up the final price. It's also can be higher, if you have extreme sizes.)
You can find the list of customizable items here.

We only accepts payment through PAYPAL in EUR!

Yes, we SHIPPING WOLDWIDE. But all shipping is different, because it's always up on the weight.
The calculated price NOT includes fees and shipping! We calculate the shipping separately, and it will be added to the second payment. (First we have to make the suit, to measure it for shipping)

You have to pay by 2 installments.
The first payment is for materials, rent, work etc. You have to complete it before we begin to work.
The second payment will include the shipping price and other costs. We will ask for the last payment after the fursuit is done.

You have two weeks to pay, if you don't pay in time, we can't ship.
If you don't pay in 8 weeks at all, we keep the fursuit and take it to an auction as a new, never used fursuit. So please, remember this time limit!


If the costume has been completed and there is something that you think isn't right, and you'd like it to be changed let me know and I will tell you if it can or cannot be changed. If it is my fault for not following your reference artwork or the directions stated in the quote then no charges will be made, but if it is something that was not mentioned by the commissioner or not stated/shown on the reference artwork and is my own interpretation of it (eg. The fur is not the right shade even though it matches the reference) then a fee will be charged to cover cost of time and materials.


For more information contact us!
info@fursuitup.com

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