first photo is by Pouncy of DJC Photography, the rest were taken by doomiscool. ^^
Hi Jessica! ^^
The whole costume is made of various types of foam covered in a high-quality black faux fur. There is no one material used for the whole thing; but with any type of mascot costume/fursuit/character costume generally foams are used as the base to build up the shape.
Have you made any costumes before? If not, there are many good guides available online that explain the basics of fursuit/creature costume making if you want to attempt to make a costume of your own; I am a professional costume maker soon to start a full-time job with a professional mascot-making company, so this is quite a high level costume and includes many of the skills I have accumulated over the years I have been constructing this type of suit. As with all arts practice is the key to getting good - the materials are not as important as the methods; there is no right or wrong answer as to how to make things and there is a lot of room for flexibility depending on budget/time/available materials - but Toothless is foam-based as I specialize in costumes made this way.
Thank you. ^^
He's small because I'm quite small myself. He ended up as more of a chibi/baby Toothless in the end.
This definitely has to be my favorite toothless quad and is definitely a huge inspiration to make one as well haha
Did you happen to have any wip pictures that you took while making this? I'd love to see how much foam you had to use on this guy and what that awesome tail looks like underneath the fabric!
And yay for more Toothless cosplayers! Her toothless looks really nice, and it's great that she worked out how to get the wings to open and close. I thought about making moving wings but decided against it as I knew they would weigh more and I would have no safe way to operate them myself from inside the suit.
Your Toothless looks so huggable. A lot better than the people who try to use non-elastic 'scale' material.
It still looked really good, though, wing mechanism broken or not.
I love making huggable characters. If I saw Toothless in real life, Id want to hug him, and it'd be epic if he was actually soft and fluffy. ^^
Best toothless suit!
I can't even imagine the amount of detail that had to be put into account while making him.
Fantastic job on this suit~ ^^
This is so mutch better than the others, because i love this fluffy fur!
And he looks like an very happy Dragon, that smile is just CUTE x////3
You´ve done great work i love it! and i think many other people too :3
And I love your signature. Keyboard symbol toothless is epic!
I used a really soft fur to make him so he is very cuddly. ~
And I agree - he would have been epic as a giant plush.
I really wanted to make him with fur as he is such a cuddly character - it just seemed right.
There are some lovely Toothless costumes out there, but I'd never seen a fluffy one done before so thought I'd try it myself and am glad it worked.