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THE BACILLARY TUTORIAL ON A QUAD SUIT... (very basic)

to make the whole body look realistic and accurate you will need the use of padding
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look at the back legs... they have a back bend in them this is easily achieved by adding knee and thigh padding on the front of your leg and a triangle on the back to create the back bend,
with the head you need an extended neck, wolves have long necks so to achieve this effect you can use the bike helmet method were you stick foam on a bike helmet, view out mouth.

for the stilts use pvc pieing (guttering) with wooden handles, make them long enough so your back is strait and your legs are strait, or bent to a comfortable position.
with foam paws.
if there going to be floppy joint all you have to do is ad a door hinge at the ankle of the stilt fav.me/d2uxr4i fav.me/d2uxq1y

the rest of the body shapes can be padded too but dont always need it,

I do recommend you make a duct tape dummy from old clothes just tape all the way around your body in the position you want and then cut your way out stuff it with rags and vola you have a stand to help you make padding and furring.

that's the basics. more info just ask >>> more info links.

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sorry i cant put writing anywhere else so it had to be in the literature

How to make a basic wolf quad suit,
pepole keep askin so I did this.

if your in this (links ill credit you)

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nagatw Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Artist
would it be a good idea to start with one color than later after you got the idea  of how to make  a quadsuit go yo the mix colors an stuff 
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dolphingirl2424 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I've been working on my first quadsuit using this and I made my stitls from old toiletpaper rolls and A LOT of tinfoil :P
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DumplingHead Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
How would I do this for say a pony or a dragon, specifically a Nightshade?
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darkerperspective Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
How do you make the head so that you can see out? Do you use a mesh material?
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Wolflinkstuffs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to make a wolf link quad suit. Where can you get fake fur? About how much on average does it cost to make a quad suit? Any tips for me? Thanks
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KuzunohaxX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Joan's fabric is where I get my fur. NEVER EVER get your fur from a place that doesn't....
1) specialize in furs (this means that the store sells only furs!)
2) sell furs by the yard/meter price (e.a. $7 a yard)
3) give a variation of prices (e.a. Solid black fur is $8 a yard, and mixed browns is $12 a yard)

AND NEVER BUY YOUR FURS OFF OF EBAY!!!!!

The furs are the most expensive part. I prefer to get my fur from Joan's because they specialize in furs and have reasonable pricing. All together, you will most likely spend around $150-$300 on furs depending on the project and how efficiently you use your fur. Hope it helped :)

-a quadsuit specialist
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1DarkAngel3 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
I'm making a nine tailed fox quadsuit with my friend. Were going to try getting it done in the middle or end of March. Think we can do it if we work on it alot? Also trying to save money. Whats the least amount we culd spend but also do a good job? We may need help tips and pointers on how to do the mouth x.x
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SyberDingoTech Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im new to fursuit making and my first fursuit was a huge fail but how much would it coast to have a head paws and tail done :D it would be my character shes pretty <3 i love my character so if you know let me know and how i would be able to pay you who ever can do it good for cheep may when and by the way to see what my charater looks like look at my profile pic her name is syber....... let me know if you will

~Later Hater~ :P
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KuzunohaxX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I would charge you $200. I am a reliable person who does this for a living. The pricing would be....
$85 for the head
$53 for the paws
$56 for the tail
Rest is for shipping(it's estimated out to about $200 total) also, I would need to know how big your hands are compared to the size of a quarter or euro. As for the head: I would need to know the measurement around your head. Thanks! You can email me at kelfry@icloud.com
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SyberDingoTech Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I may look into that I will email you if I decide on it
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KitsuneLuver Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How do i get the fur on the head though?
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KuzunohaxX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fabric glue and/or hot glue (not on the right side though!!!!!)
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
same as the rest, sew it on/ sew a mask of fur and put that on, or glue it on with hot glue
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Voodoofox3 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student General Artist
cool thx
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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DreamerPony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bookmarked :aww:

I'm going to make a horse quad(though probably sounds insane for a first project) and the basic tutorials are a big help :)
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, im glad it helps.
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ArcticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
for the front legs, can you use walking canes, then attach the door hinge??

i just saw them at the store and i was like ...hmmmmm.....
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laughterbuddies Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Walking canes would be kinda hard to balance on, though...
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ArcticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
true
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laughterbuddies Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
The best way to make a joined one can be found on youtube [link]
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe that would probably work,
what they made from?
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ArcticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i think metal, didnt really look at the desciption
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lolz thay like hospital crutches?
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ArcticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
no more like a walking cane, but with multiple prongs at the bottom
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ah i know

maybe but it depends on how you foam them...
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ArcticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
maybe, there were a couple of different kinds, just thought i would ask
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool go for it just mid your back
its comfy when your legs are strait and your back in strait its easer to see and breathe that way ;)
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LinknoDensetsu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I just dont know how to do a ductape dummy, no one in my family will help me with one
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ill try , ived asked my friend to help me out to explain she might help you out,
ill try to explain my best first [link]
you do that, you put old clothes on and bacillary duct tape yourself in them, is your making a quad, you duct take dummy must be made bending down in the position they you are going to stand in when your in the quad, the you cut yourself out with sizors, then you tape the cut seams back up, and you stuff the dummy with news paper and rags so you now have a solid dummy you can now work on.
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LinknoDensetsu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
thanks you both helped alot!
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
np
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks for the all inclusive tutorial!
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ThoronWild Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
np, its not the best tutorial but it was sorta rushing lolz
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