Very nice, but I have a question:
Do you plan to sell this to many non-furs? Seems to me the term 'fursuit' isn't really used outside the fandom, so somebody searching for a book with the word 'costume' in the title for example, wouldn't find yours. Just a thought.
Other than that, sounds like a sweet deal, good luck with everything.
Well, perhaps it's not used outside the fandom because people don't have very good books in the media to refer to them as such?
Gotta set a standard somewhere ;)
Yes, it's going to be sold inside and outside the fandom. As far as words, term "costuming" is probably about as good as "costume" in the title, given the field literature. Either way, you miss one of them. Most book searches (e.g. Amazon) use keywords, anyhow. Good comment, though!
I did want to include the term "fursuit" as a nod to the fandom. After all, that's why I got into it. :) And anything that might be a positive public exposure for the term would be a good think, I think.
Either way, the title isn't finalized yet. But that's my reasoning behind the current choice. Thanks for the comments and well wishes.
Yea! Looks good, and now I can mention it :)
Yep! Thanks for helping out, pal.
Happy dance for Nic! Put me down for an autographed first edition please, as I KNOW it's going to be a classic.
Yeah!!! Nice alliterative thing going in the title.
I thought the very same thing upon reading his post. :)
I think that is awesome.. I'd definately want a copy :)
Cool! As I said, I'll have some preview samples at MFF. And I'm sure we'll bump into each other at least once... at some sort of panel or something. ;)
I know I'll be buying a copy, if I can get it autographed...
Sounds like a great idea. I'm sure it'll be a big hit. Put me down for one of those autographed ones!
Thanks for recommending me! Actually, my site is badly in need of updated, but at least now everyone knows what's kept me busy. :)
Are you going to be at MFF, BTW?
I love this whole idea. I think it is long over due and I am glad you are the one doing it. The title is cute but still clear. The characters on the cover are a great representation of different style of costuming, right on!
now for my complaint. I hate the green outlining on the writing. It gives the cover a cheesy Halloween look.
The characters on the cover are all pretty beige,brown,grey. Maybe for Edition 2 some of the more colorful characters can be added.
Thanks for the comments!
We need some sort of outlining in order to make the black title text easily visible against the backdrop. (White text looks much worse.) So we went with the green outline based on the iris color of the blue raccoon. The characters on the cover are fairly consistent colors to prevent clashing fur colors and because, as you noted, they were good representatives of different construction techniques.
I think the font fimbriation might be too bold in the sample shown. We'll look at that as we develop the final cover.
Looks VERY good, and like something I'd like to have for my library!
Looks and sounda fabulous! Great work. Cute pic! If you need any help between now and FC that I can help you with, let me know :)
Do you think you will use the pics of our head castings from last spring? (smile) Actually I would love to see that up on your website after the book is done :) We worked hard on those!
Now you know *why* I haven't had time to update the web site. ;) I originally was thinking about putting the head casting in the book but we later scaled back our ambitions. Casting and prosthetics is really a very complex subject and it's more than I could cover (with proper attention) in this book. I will be mentioning it, so we might stick in a photo or two.
Otherwise, it'll have to wait for a future book? :>
Thanks for the offer of help and kind words!
Either a future book, or if you have the time in the future put the info on your web page since you do have one of the most comprehensive costume HOW TOs out there :)
Book or not, it is definitely destined for the web site! (And thanks.)
VERY COOL...how's it feel to have actually visible milestones at this point?
Cool ("Oh, wow, it's starting to look like a real book and not a poorly-written Word document!") and scary ("Oh, hell, I better finish everything on time!").
much yea-ing!!!! :-) I can't wait to buy it!!!!!! :o)
Very cool Nic! Wow, PolkaDog, coverpup. Can't wait to see the finished product.
I definately would love to see a form of Media making fursuiters not look like perverts. They need more press on the art form they should be considered (at least a little).