Fak fur and the like

Submitted by sam on 10/4/05 at 6:49 PM. ( )

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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Just did one!

This response submitted by R. Lee on 10/4/05 at 10:20 PM. ( Schrecken13@yahoo.com )

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.

Faux Fur

This response submitted by Nina Lukaszewicz on 10/5/05 at 6:40 AM. ( 1224@earthlink.net )

Van Dykes supplies fake fur.

check out Jo-Anne's Fabrics

This response submitted by * on 10/5/05 at 3:32 PM. ( )

some of the synthetic fur they've come out with this fall is amazing-- it may even be on sale.

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