Nicodemus (nicodemusrat) wrote,

Safari the Lion, Halloween Debut

So I finished* my lion costume, finally, and gave it a public debut at work. We have an annual costume contest at lunch, so I suited up for that and took Safari on his first semi-public showing.

It went pretty well, over all. I found a couple areas that need work. I have to put some vent holes in the head foam; it's just too hot. Also, the white on his toes shows any and all dirt. He'll probably have to be an inside-only costume from now on.

People seemed to like him and I got a good handful of compliments in the hallway afterwards from people who know my odd hobby. As usual, didn't win anything in the contest, though. (I've never won any non-con contest.) But the winners were a trio who did an excellent Blue Man Group; they were spot-on and earned their win. :D

I'll see about getting some pictures of Safari to post. This costume is certainly... different from the usual. I went for a very toy-ish look. But I'm reasonably happy with how it came out.

Seems every fursuit I do has to be an experiment. I should do just a regular bodysuit+head sometime. Maybe next fursuit... Hmmm....

*finished = wearable and looks complete despite a dozen pins around the edges of the feet and a couple safety pins inside to accomplish last-minute adjustments.

  • Zootopia

    I got a chance to see Zootopia with my family this past weekend. [No spoilers below, don’t worry.] This is a movie that I’ve been looking forward to…

  • FC 2016

    Kit and I flew down to FC. The flight was an inauspicious start to the trip... SF was stacked up due to weather. We actually took off at 11:15…

  • NaNoWriMo 2015 - Won!

    I started my next novel manuscript during this past month. I used the momentum of NaNoWriMo to get things jumpstarted. I did not expect to reach…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened