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Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005, 06:28 pm
Rat fursuit: Work in progress 3

This post has two functions: To grace you with more of Rose's wonderful work and to seek your input.















You will notice in the first two pictures that Rose has provided examples of the suit with and without eyebrows. What do you people think? I think the suit does need eyebrows, but I'm not so sure about the ones she has there. Should I go for thinner eyebrows? A different colour? Eschew eyebrows altogether?

Also, the suit needs a name, but I am not seeking solicitations on this point. (At least not yet.) I have that damned German mouse's name Diddl stuck in my head, but I'm tending towards "Rattus". Dignified but maybe too impersonal?

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
swiftrat

Slightly-thinner eyebrows, nad maybe not black - but a darker shade of grey.

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
rosequoll

LJ is having problems at the moment, ugh. I'd leave a comment in your journal, but it seems to be boggling as well.

I'm remaking Marko's tail to be a bit longer (and I realized as an afterthought that the long fur on the rings would be easier to sew in at the begining) so I was wondering if you were interested in buying the original tail? Or any other rats or mice you know? I'd rather not sell it on furbid because it's easier to ship within Aussie.

Lemme know when LJ gets back up and running correctly.

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)
swiftrat: Erf...

I dunno... I'm pretty screwed for cash at the moment. I got a heap of bills/debts/ebay items to pay off at the moment so it could be quite some time before I can look into buying fursuit stuff. Thanks for the offer but. If anything comes up, I'll let ya know. How much where you looking at for the tail anyway?

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
rosequoll: Re: Erf...

$30 AUD. Normally it'd be in USD, but I want to sell it local, and it's premade. If you don't know anyone, I'll toss it up on furbid.

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
swiftrat: Re: Hmm...

Got any other photos of it? =:) I may be getting some extra dough my way after next friday, so there's a good chance I could get it.

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
rosequoll: Re: Hmm...

I'll take some more tonight and put them in my journal. =)

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat: Re: Erf...

It's still a nice tail. Just the thing for sashaying in in front of the other rats and driving them wild! ;)

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
chrystena

Definately with eyebrows, maybe they could go a little higher and not directly on top of the eyeball?

I saw that diddl mouse when I was in germany cute!!

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC)
darth_phylos

I think the black eyebrows that it has looks cool - "Sophia Food" may be a cool name ;)

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
schnee

I think it looks nicer with eyebrows. "Rattus" sounds a bit, well, pseudo-scientific, to be honest (not to mention that it reminds of that one Dilbert strip - don't ask), and Diddl is a mouse, not a rat, but I'm sure you'll come up with a nice name. *tailwaves*

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
nightcoon

Our two cents: Squirrel and I both like the eyebrows the way that Rose has crafted. Go for it. Very handsome. ^-^

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 08:31 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

You are right, of course, Nightcoon. As is the wonderful and talented Subrosa, but that just goes without saying. :)

Tue, Jan. 11th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC)
subrosa_florens

I like the eyebrow how it is. I say go with it.

Even though you are not soliciting, I would call the suit R.O.U.S.S. - Rat Of Unusual Size & Stature.

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
porsupah

I'll second that name suggestion - it has a pleasant sound to it, and it's an instant back story of sorts. ^_^

Personally, I'd actually leave the eyebrows off - though, I wonder if it'd be feasible to have them magnetically secured (the other magnet or metallic surface being on the underside of the fur), and thereby removable? There do seem to be possibilities with such a route..

Wed, Jan. 12th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
subrosa_florens

Velcro might work well. But I do not know how feasible it is with the rest of the fur on the suit (thinking the fur might get caught in the velcro and torn).

Thu, Jan. 20th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
lazerus101

As usual the work of rose is stunning. but I agree with Chrissy the eyebrows would possibly look better higher up.