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Toothless by refira Toothless by refira
My Toothless costume for Eurocosplay 2012. Just a picture to show what the whole costume looked like overall. I was one of the 2 British representitives (and I really like the British flag picture they took for that so I put it here too), and came 3rd overall in the competition, which I really wasn't expecting and made me very happy. ^^

first photo is by Pouncy of DJC Photography, the rest were taken by doomiscool. ^^
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:iconironwolfclaw:
ironwolfclaw Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
omg I love it! I wish I could do something like that! Amazing job!
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Featherdream Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is as good as monoyashas!
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Toothtoothless Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
What's the head made out of? Mine was made from fire foam with latex rubber on the outside so it wouldn't break. It was super heavy so next year ill edit it
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BlueEyes9 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE this one! Best quad I've ever seen!
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S0ulEclipse Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
This is my favorite Toothless costume yet!:D If you don't mind me asking, what material did you use for the suit and how did you make the mask?:)
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refira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

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. :)

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S0ulEclipse Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Thanks for the response. I really appreciate the advice.:) I've never made a real costume/fursuit before, but I have been reading alot of online tutorials. I'm happy with how it's going so far. I just hope I can have it finished by Halloween, haha!:D Thank you.
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refira Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

No problem - glad I could offer some useful advice to you! ^^

I hope everything is going well. :)

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JayTheKilleroccp Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks kind of small but it is really cool
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:iconrefira:
refira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter

Thank you. ^^

He's small because I'm quite small myself. He ended up as more of a chibi/baby Toothless in the end. :XD:

 

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JayTheKilleroccp Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. I'm quite small too,so I understand. Also he looks very fluffy.
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Neonr0se Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Very cute! Do you see out of his mouth or neck? (I couldn't tell)
This definitely has to be my favorite toothless quad and is definitely a huge inspiration to make one as well haha :D
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refira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am seeing out of the mouth, but I wouldn't recommend doing this as vision is terrible (I was practically blind most of the time) and it could result in severe neck pain in a lot of people (I can contort my spine and neck into a lot of odd positions that should be very uncomfortable and hold them safely for a long period of time without doing damage due to a combination of genetic and medical reasons). It was something I wanted to try out, but I will likely be doing vision through the neck in all my future quadsuits as this provides much better visibility and is a more comfortable and natural resting position for the neck and upper spine.
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Neonr0se Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Oh wow, yeah I could definitely see how vision from the mouth would be much worse than through a little neck port. I really like the way that yours has a long neck, but not too long to the point where it looks floppy like some of the other ones I've seen.
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! :D
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K-Blackpaw Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so cute and it looks like it would actually be comfortable too! I like that the tail doesn't drag on the ground like some of the others I've seen.
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ggirtc Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
british toothless...
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Zerbitz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
By far the cutest Toothless quad I've seen! I thought you were a plushie for a second! Excellent work. What did you use as a base for the body suit? My twin ~Toriroz made a Toothless quad and with moving wings, the Mechanism was painful to wear with only a backpack support.
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refira Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The body is just made of foam with the wings having a special harness inside the suit to hold them in place; the wings are just decorative they don't weigh too much. This means that comfort was not an issue, but I probably would have had similar problems if they had contained any kind of mechanism as it would have greatly added to the weight.
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.
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Zerbitz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Yeah the weight was problematic but the worst part was the mech to close them died and I nearly flew away like a 10ft kite lol

Your Toothless looks so huggable. A lot better than the people who try to use non-elastic 'scale' material.
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refira Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is annoying... but at least if you had flown away you could have been 'the only Toothless costume that actually flies'! That would be pretty awesome. XD
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. ^^
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Kaurakeksi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit. That is the best Toothless suit I've ever seen in my entire life, hands down.
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:iconrefira:
refira Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ~ :music:
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Stitchfan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
:la: Oh my gosh he's so cute and fluffy!
*pounces him and snuggles :heart: :iconfurryglompplz: :heart:
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Rathkin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
way to cute.
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DauntlessTyto Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg soooo cute!!!
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Felixcani Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg omg omg!!!!!!!!
Best toothless suit!
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Biscuit-Rawr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh this quad-suit is amazing.
I can't even imagine the amount of detail that had to be put into account while making him.
Fantastic job on this suit~ ^^
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CrazyViper Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Very cute!
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CharTeam Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
what a fantastic quad-suit
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Punk-Zebra63 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute and well put together!
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Senria-chan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome!
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
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Jaimep Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Awwwwwww! <3 I wanna hug it!
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really awesome! The body looks really solid oOo Beautiful job
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refira Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
And I love your signature. Keyboard symbol toothless is epic! :D
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No prob! Haha thank you XD
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AlexXe666 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Jemima it's Alex. This looks TOTALLY AMAZING. Keep up with the amazing work!!!! ;) See you around uni. :p
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refira Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Alex! ~ :music:
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AlexXe666 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You Welcome. Seriously keep up with the great work! ;)
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benzene66 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cute
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rexyplexy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, that's so adorable! :la:
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totodile-fan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
If he were a plush I would buy him and sleep with him immediate ly! H would be so cuddly!
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refira Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. ^^
I used a really soft fur to make him so he is very cuddly. ~ :heart:
And I agree - he would have been epic as a giant plush. :D
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totodile-fan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes!!! Omg!
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Xeshaire Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This HAS to be the cutest toothless ever because of all the cuddly fur. :la:
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refira Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^^

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. :D
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Xeshaire Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~! And it was definitely worth the patience and effort. It's really adorable and hopefully one day I can meet you in real too.~ :'D
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Daisylasy3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thats adoreable!

Yay britishh!
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refira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :)
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Bookai Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cute and awesome!!
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refira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :D
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