TOONY SMALL KEMONO CAT FOAM BASE
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This listing is for one *small* toony kemono cat foam base to make your own fursuit or mascot costume. While this was designed with a domestic cat in mind, it could easily be used for another feline if you use different ears. The original model was created digitally in Nomad Sculpt before being molded so it has perfect symmetry!
The base is cast with a plug so the majority of it is already hollowed out. Because of this the base may feel "flimsy" until it is furred and lined. Thickness ranges from 3/8'' to 1/2'' around the base. Cutting along the guidelines in the corners of the mouth will allow you to make a moving jaw or prop open mouth for a permanent expression and airflow.
Please refer to photos for measurements. This base is designed to be worn as a partial or for those that prefer smaller heads - a larger version is also in the shop. This is not available in resin but there is a 3d printed version in my store as well.
Ears are an optional add-on in the dropdown menu. They are cast out of foam and fit perfectly on the base. There are little indentations on the base to help line them up when you glue them on for easy attachment! I highly recommend gluing a 1/4'' thick piece of EVA from under the ears that overlaps the base on the inside to make them super sturdy. If you ask I can send you a picture of a simple template.
THE FOLLOWING EYES:
The eyes will be 3D printed with white ABS, I do not have a final example yet. There are visible print lines so if this bothers you I recommend looking up tutorials for smoothing out ABS. Mesh can be printed or dye sublimated and attached to the backside of these eyes for vision and a nice following effect.
THE KEMONO EYES:
The kemono eyes have a plastic dome and window tint pupil for fantastic vision. The edges are sealed with silicone to prevent fogging **inside** the eye layers, but I recommend installing a fan to prevent fogging on the backside during cold weather.
The jawset has lower teeth ONLY, no upper teeth. They are cast from white resin with a matching silicone tongue.
All foam bases will have minor imperfections. These include bubbles on the surface (mainly towards the edges), small air pockets under the surface, and rough patches on the surface. None of these effect furring or the final product. Any bases that major issues will be in my clearance section at a discounted rate.
Don't like resin? This base is made out of soft open cell expanding foam you can carve and cut to make your own animal costume head! Bases are about the texture and density of upholstery foam.
Things to know about expanding foam bases:
-You'll need to hollow and cut them apart yourself, I don't offer a cut option.
-Foam is cast in layers. You may notice slightly different colors between layers and the foam may feel a little more dense where the layers touch. This is normal and won't effect the furring process.
-They will fit just about any head size depending on how you cut/hollow it out. I really recommend cutting it apart and gluing it to a balaclava sized to fit your head or adding straps to the back so you can slide it on like a helmet.
-All foam, even upholstery, is cast foam. It is only dangerous in liquid form when it is giving off gases while curing - I take precautions during and after to expel any fumes.
Please let me know if you have any questions! :)