I am creating a custom costume for an upcoming music video. This creature will make it's debut soon, so stay tuned! Here is a little look into the process...
Pattern making, fitting and construction phase takes time, to ensure the appropriate fit, especially because the final costume will weigh a lot and needs to be able to move easily on the body.
I used over 9 yards of felted virgin wool fabric for the base and needle felted, by hand, over 6 lbs of merino wool, to create the fur for this creature.
Needle felting takes a lot of time when done by hand, but the amount of control I was able to achieve couldn't be done by a machine. Handwork allows me to create angles, curves and varying dimensions within the fur.
This is a little look into the direction this costume is headed. Stay tuned for the music video, which will be out soon, to see the final product!