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    Dec 17, 2011, 8:30 PM - Working on a Satyr costume. #1

    So I've always wanted to find a way to make an anatomically correct looking Satyr costume, but never liked how most costumers did the legs...


    So I wanted to find a way to make something more believable, like the Chronicles of Narnia movies were able to do, but without the help of CG.



    So began mulling the idea over with another artist friend of mine and he gave me a great idea... make the cloven hooves more like shoes than a leg apparatus. Though not like these (though they are kinda cool.)
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    Dec 17, 2011, 8:34 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #2

    what about hiding the "stiletto heel" portion of the shoe behind some longer fur t hat drapes down to the ground or even a little longer?

    it would disguise the entire gun in the above pic

    *very cool idea btw I look fwd to seeing what you're able to do
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    Dec 17, 2011, 8:40 PM - #3

    That's a great idea, Leon!
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    Dec 17, 2011, 8:52 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #4

    I thought of that, but I wanted to do something that didn't rely on illusion. Or got too bulky like you often see as well.


    Something more like these.


    I started with trying out something meant to keep your feet and ankles safe, Ski Boots. After a quick disassemble and study, I found they too would end up too bulky. Maybe the foam liners will help?

    And with a little clay to help visualize...


    This brought on some better ideas...more to come.
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    Dec 17, 2011, 9:07 PM - #5

    They use a shoe for jump training that may help...
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    Dec 17, 2011, 9:10 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #6

    Thanks a partial inspiration for what I'm doing now.

    Made a couple duct tape molds of my legs and feet.
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    Dec 18, 2011, 3:10 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #7

    Then I got some clay together and made a mock-up of what this could look like when I'm done.




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    Dec 18, 2011, 4:38 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #8

    Hoof Boots by MagpieBones -- Fur Affinity [dot] net Cloven Hoof Boots Gen 2 by MagpieBones -- Fur Affinity [dot] net Shinhigh Black hoofboots with dewclaws by MagpieBones -- Fur Affinity [dot] net

    those might be useful for reference as well, the rest of her gallery has many fine examples too but some are paws rather than hooves.
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    Dec 18, 2011, 9:53 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #9

    DrakonicKnight said: View Post
    Hoof Boots by MagpieBones -- Fur Affinity [dot] net Cloven Hoof Boots Gen 2 by MagpieBones -- Fur Affinity [dot] net Shinhigh Black hoofboots with dewclaws by MagpieBones -- Fur Affinity [dot] net

    those might be useful for reference as well, the rest of her gallery has many fine examples too but some are paws rather than hooves.
    Thanks. Those are real similar to what I'm thinking, though they rely alot more on the wearer for support (I bet your calves would ache after a short while)
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    Dec 20, 2011, 12:34 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #10

    So I guess I should reveal what I'm doing, since the pics I've been posting are kinda old.



    Then I realized they didn't sit as high as I wanted them, so...


    And to visualize the next step.
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    Dec 20, 2011, 5:41 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #11

    Awesome work. I have seen a few goe's at this in New Orleans. Few have nailed it though. I like your support Idea in the heel region.

    A shoe / foot such as this will be taxing (IMO) either way you go or look at it.

    It's like my Predator buddies say ...... one must burn in order to look cool. In your case it will be the ole' calf's burning:0.

    Great work.
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    Dec 24, 2011, 2:30 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #12

    Some Updates...

    Had a breakthrough on these and how to make them easier to resize for different people, so I did a little redesign on my prototype.


    And started making the templates for the mid-size hoof.
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    Dec 25, 2011, 8:15 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #13

    Wow. great work on those. Looks good enough to be in the movies.
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    Dec 25, 2011, 2:30 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #14

    cool! get some pictures of them on when they are done! looking great so far
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    Dec 27, 2011, 8:07 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #15

    So it's been a good weekend. Christmas was great, my daughter loved the giant Barbie house I made her. I also got time to work on making patterns for my second set of hooves, the mid-size ones. Then got time to cut out my sintra and form them as well on Sunday evening.

    So on to the pictures.



    And today's work.
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    Jan 5, 2012, 9:41 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #16

    More updates...

    I got the large hoof closer to completion, while also getting the new medium hoof caught up (as far as build progress.)



    Comments, questions, and interest welcome!
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    Jan 7, 2012, 11:46 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #17

    You're definitely on to something there, they look pretty sweet. I have made the other kind before, the ones that end up bulky, the main reason that happens is the leg support. Without that leg support though that costume hurt like a mother-f**ker.

    This is looking awesome though, best of luck!
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    Jan 7, 2012, 12:29 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #18

    Cool stuff! It may not be what you're looking for, but recently in fashion there have been several "high heels" where the heel is missing. Here's an example of a DIY that way: Forgo The Heels | NinjaSovereign.Com
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    Jan 13, 2012, 5:52 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #19

    wow. keep on going, want to see more!
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    Jan 13, 2012, 8:55 AM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #20

    Very cool work!
    There are a few furry cosplayers who do quadsuits and create the illusion of legs facing the wrong way simply by inserting suitable foam padding.

    The example that springs to mind for me is this video: Wolf Link Quad Suit - Progress 1 - YouTube
    This shows you the 'bare bones' underneath parts of the fursuit they used. Perhaps the rear legs could be useful for what you're trying to achieve further up the leg from just the 'hoof'? I really love how sturdy yours look I own a pair of the aforementioned "hoof boots" which I am converting into a pair of long fall boots from Portal, and am intrigued to see how well yours balance!

    Excellent work!
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    Jan 13, 2012, 12:31 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #21

    Izzzie said: View Post
    Very cool work!
    There are a few furry cosplayers who do quadsuits and create the illusion of legs facing the wrong way simply by inserting suitable foam padding.

    The example that springs to mind for me is this video: Wolf Link Quad Suit - Progress 1 - YouTube
    This shows you the 'bare bones' underneath parts of the fursuit they used. Perhaps the rear legs could be useful for what you're trying to achieve further up the leg from just the 'hoof'? I really love how sturdy yours look I own a pair of the aforementioned "hoof boots" which I am converting into a pair of long fall boots from Portal, and am intrigued to see how well yours balance!

    Excellent work!
    Yeah, I've seen alot of the padded forms of making this style leg, but in Arizona (where I live) the added heat of these is unbearable.

    I will also make a Wolfman form of these after I work out all the kinks in the design. The "hoof" section will come in two sizes so far, large and medium, but if it really takes off I'll do more.
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    Feb 15, 2012, 2:48 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #22

    So I have been a little lax in keeping this updated, but the project does continue on.



    So I have one hoof for large size and one for medium size complete, know working on the modular heel cup that will fit either hoof size.
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    Feb 15, 2012, 3:22 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #23

    if you have the cash and if they still sell them the WETA legs are cool looking.
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    Feb 27, 2012, 8:54 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #24

    Contec said: View Post
    if you have the cash and if they still sell them the WETA legs are cool looking.

    I already noted that option in an earlier post. I don't like how they add so much height to the wearer. I'd rather not use stilts.
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    Feb 27, 2012, 9:09 PM - Re: Working on a Satyr costume. #25

    the weta legs have not been available for quite some time now anyway.

    looking forward to more progress!

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