Hello everybody. I am in special fx (as a hobby) and im thinking of building a "werewolf mount". Obviously, there isnt a werewolf hide to work with, so ill have to use some synthetic fur. Does anybody know a good supplier for fake taxidermy fur? and for that matter, a good way of applying it? I know its possible, the Jim Henson studio uses fake fur to create stunninly realistic animals. (all the animals in Babe had robotic counterparts, and more recently, the movie cats & dogs.)
If anyone could help me, i would be most gratefull.
thank you in advance,
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I just finished building an ls werewolf for a customer as a Halloween decoration (I used to work in the scenic/fx industry in Hollywood a few years back - my credits include Men in Black the Ride and some of the Dr. Suess stuff at Universal's Islands of Aventure, + Texas Wild at the Dallas Fort Worth Zoo, Palace Casino in Buloxi, MS and soon a zoological park in Ontario, Canada). Anyway - here's a link to the page on my site with photos of it:
This is essentially a black bear form that was altered to be more dog/wolf-like (as I picture werewolves as being big and muscular, much more so than a real wolf so I use bear forms - also being half wolf half man they'd probably still walk semi-flat-footed too?). I know of several faux fur suppliers (one is a mill that is cheap but the caveat is that you have to buy it by the bolt - great if you use a lot though) that can supply this type of fur and more real wolf-looking fur. E-mail me and I'll give you the info and advice on how to glue the fur on.
Van Dykes supplies fake fur.
some of the synthetic fur they've come out with this fall is amazing-- it may even be on sale.