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Fursuit Head Tutorial by RoseHexwit Fursuit Head Tutorial by RoseHexwit
I'm sorry that this picture is so gigantic, but this tutorial will teach fursuiters how to make their own fursuit heads with wire frames. I know that most tutorials use foam, but I wanted to be different.

Wolfbird's "follow-me eyes" tutorial can be found here: [link]

Also, if you use my design for your fursuit, please give me some sort of credit! It would be great if you let people know that RoseHexwit helped you with your fursuiting. :3

EDIT: I submitted this tutorial several years ago. It's very outdated. Haters are going to hate, but I've made two heads since this one that look WAY better.
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Ariokkii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suggest for future heads that you should use foam. It is much softer and more squishy to the touch, also it is much easier to work with. It's cool that you want to be creative with a wire base though :D (Big Grin) ! I also think you should try using long pile fur. Yes it is pretty expensive, but Distinctive Fabrics has really cheep and good quality faux fur. Cool tutorial!
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Mookiees Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a much safer way to do this with plastic mesh, it works close to the same, and holds in a much more sturdy fashion <3
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PurpleShineDraws Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I LOVE IT ^_^
imm gonna make this to :D
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katleidoscopic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Please be really careful, wire can scratch you badly or even pierce your eye!!
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PurpleShineDraws Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I already maked the head (its not done yet ouo)
and 'taped' the wire ;3
Sow, ....i cant cut myself ;3
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eep! don't, at least not with wire! using wire is very unsafe!! 
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PurpleShineDraws Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
To late :3
xP
Btw, al furry are actually unsafe o3o...
But why is it unsafe?xD
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the wire could cut  you badly, (im sure you don't plan on getting bandages or or stitches when you're having fun suiting!) or even damage the fur! do not use this method unless you're crazy and fine with (maybe) taking a trip to the hospital!! 
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PurpleShineDraws Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
but i work all the pointy things away. with tape ;D
sow it cant cut me?o;
And it doens't damage my fur?
Lol.
Yes, im taking this serious. but i see no danger.. o3o...
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just be extra careful, although I've never witnessed any suit-related injuries (or suits, for that matter) I know the dangers! maybe line the inside of the suit/wires with tape or foam or something? (Or not, if you're sure what you've done already is enough, but I wouldn't be so certain) also, the pointy edges can cut fur in more severe cases, as well as warp and shift the head so it looks weird. (That is, if you have a lot of things hitting and applying pressure to the suit)   
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PurpleShineDraws Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I dont have tape, foam or money .-.
But i have a smaller piece of tape. but i already furred the head.
And ma head looks a little bit weird, yes. (but i like this weird, her nose is a little bit down xD)
but i only clay some teeth and tongue for the head. is that TO heavy do ta think?
well, im 13 and i dont really know how to make an fursuit, i chose the easiest.
if i heard this. i really think that the easiest way not the best way is..
But! im finish this head. *sigh*
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No tape or foam? Not even Styrofoam? hmm, I suppose it's okay if your head is built sturdily and safely enough. As for clay, if your teeth/tongue aren't HULKINGLY HUMONGOUS, then you're probably fine. 

I'm hardly finished with my first fursuit, and I decided to be brave and go all-out foam style (probably not the best idea for a beginner) but I think as long as its wearable and safe, you can use any method! No matter what method you use, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be making awesome suits in several days/weeks/months/years/eras/etc!      
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PurqleGuy Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Artist
imdead
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you may or may not know this by now, but in this tutorial, your suit's ears were to close! I suggest putting them as far away from each other as your actual ears.

Placement Suggestion Time! (How to find good ear placement!)
In a mirror, just put your hands on your ears and move them toward the top of your head, and then, carefully, take the suit's ears and put them where your hands were, so you can get a good idea of where to glue/sew on the actual suit. Don't hesitate to move the ears around a tiny bit, to see what will look best. c: 
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also, do NOT use wire! It can cut you, fall apart, and just be downright uncomfortable! I suggest using plastic canvas from Michael's. It's safe, secure, AND cheap! :D check out Moon Boots (on YouTube)'s head tutorials on how to properly use plastic canvas. (Before you buy the stuff, of course!)
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CookieMonsta409 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If your looking for a cheap way to make a head, its best to use foam, it not expensive if you get it in the right place! I got over a yard of foam for just $10 at walmart!
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BlueCrystalTiger Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Realy!? For $10... ok actaly this is no serprise my walmart never restocks enything
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CookieMonsta409 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol yeah!
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aShadedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eee I Love it!
Now, I do have a question for you dear. Would it be possible to replaced the copper wire with metal hangers? I'm merely a teenager and have no way of acquiring anything save for the rare occasion which I have money and actually make it to the store . ^^"
I have a ageneral idea of how to transfer, but I simply don't know if it would work.
Thank you for the amazing tutorial and any help you can provide.
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aShadedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nevermind heheh, I got it figured out very nicely and it's coming together quite well! I completed the frame using old wire hanger (which are a pain to bend/work with, I might add!), and it looked similar to yours though I've been using an old baseball cap as a base; to keep it from digging into my head, as well as to make it bit more comfortable for me with the extra balance. While I did this, I use a -ton- of hot glue to hold everything together, layering it multiple times to ensure that it didn't pop out of place whilst I worked. I strung some clear tape over it fill in all of the gaps between the sections, and now am in the process of adding more shape to it using sheets of plastic (which I got from cutting apart sandwich bags) and poly-fil.
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egagliardi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
I would use 8$ foam from Walmart. It is safer, faster to make, and turns out great!
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aShadedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have since used foam and made a decent looking head. I never finished the wire one. x3
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aShadedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have since used foam and made a decent looking head. I never finished the wire one. x3
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King-Birdd Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
okay guys, we get it, its ot the best out there. at least she put an effort to it, unlike some who dont. we dont have to keep repeating ourselves. this is an old tutorial anyway, im sure she has laerned, and improved. all fursuiters had to start some where right? you just cant make your first suit, and expect  it to be the best, so shut up. leave her alone.
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x-WlLD Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm going have to disagree with you on the "at least she put effort into it, unlike some who don't."
Say that to WildPup11 on FA.
Every good fursuit maker puts a shit ton of effort into every head they make.
This crappy excuse for a head wouldn't take 5 minuets to make. It's THAT bad.
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King-Birdd Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true. it it very tough, its not easy. im a fursuiter myself, and alot of effort needs to be put on it, she really didnt. thouhg it was cheaper, its not safe with all the wires.
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x-WlLD Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I am a fursuit maker and even I would never dream of using wire because of all those sharp points that could cut you.
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King-Birdd Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats all you need to do is trip and those jab into your face and everything, its not safe at all.
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BlueCrystalTiger Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I know iys not safe i made my furst head out of chicken wire you can see it on my profile... im makeing a knew shuit no wire involved altho one thing that was dum of me is the belaclova is wole... not silk
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Spacepanda07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I haven't made too many fursuits, but I know from research that the cheapest, but not a very good method, is the wire technique. I realize this is probably your first fursuit, but to make a better one would be to use foam, which can be cheap. I understand budget and stuff, but if you're going to made a fursuit tutorial, you have to use a suitable material. But nice try. You'll get better in time!
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MaxwellRodgers Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
its comment threads like this make me sad to be a furry. It seems to me that she is new to it and she gave it her all, the negativity here is sickening. You should all be ashamed of your self's, would you be that hurt full if you were face to face? Pathetic, just pathetic comments.
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katleidoscopic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The fursuit is pretty decent, but the head... um...
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katleidoscopic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
did my sister get onto my account again wtf
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katleidoscopic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what i never posted this comment here?
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radiiculous Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shhh. Just follow your dreams and anything can happen. *pats your head* c: 


 . . .XD
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moved-to-ENGL4ND Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional
Deary this suit is cute but the method is dangerouse its to warn you
Btw the rest of the comments are complaints
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TheAnimeIsis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hun, I ain't gonna lie, this is a really bad way to make a fursuit head. I appreciate that you gave it your all, but foam is basically the best way to go. this is unstable, easily broken and it just looks cheap and nasty. I hope you've improved, but I warn my fellow furs: please do not use this method. Foam is expensive and I should know, I'm struggling to find foam that I can afford, but it is so worth it.

Don't use wire for your head, furbros. It's a bad, bad idea.
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wolffur11 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I actually tried this method and my fur suit head is really coming along. If you are careful enough and use stable wire it really helps. And don't hate, I think it's adorable. I understand your trying to help and foam is a good method, but I like how she branched out and tried something new😊
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beestinqs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true that. As a suggestion for fellow suiters, you can substitute wires for plastic canvas (found at Michael's) of course, plastic canvas takes much more gluing, it's safer and more stable than wire. (Plus its only $0.59 a sheet!) 
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Adolas Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
this seems a bit easier than i thought it would be XD
totes making me a head of my Moochie now of my Moochie XD
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GhostKoMochi Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, no.
Fursuits are not made out of just wire and a water bottle.
You can do foam, which is pretty typical for fursuits, but it can be a little expensive. Deal with it, you can't take shortcuts like using wire.
Or plastic mesh is pretty cheap.

Just don't
Wear this
In
PUBLIC.
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SakiTheFluffy Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
That was a very interesting way to make a fursuit. I liked how you used the wire, but that was not a very great fursuit.
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Wolfangkun Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dear god.....i hope you have pics of improved suits
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Buirat Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really bad
you didnt honestly wear this in public did you?
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ClawsWithoutFlaws Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is actually one of the /worst/ tutorials i've seen,
sorry, but this is harmful for fursuit-makers due too the shitty result. Dont make tutorials before you can make proper heads outta foam or resin.
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Buirat Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to agree. I am interested in making suits and this is atrocious.
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sheep1sh Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, um, this should be called 'how NOT to make a fur suit head'
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eIectraumatic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry but that is NOT how you make a fursuit head
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Kitsuneru Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hon where is the foam work ;-;.
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