In January 2012, *LilleahWest
put up her Loftwing cosplay. I saw it and...needed it. So I decided to make it. 4 months/150 hours, $250, and many tears later, and I get this! I'm so darn proud of this thing. I love it like my first born child. ;_; There are still things I want to fix. I don't think he'll ever really be done, he keeps undergoing modifications before each convention.
So yes, before you ask, this was heavily inspired by *LilleahWest
, which is why I will never enter it in any contest. A personal decision.While I may enjoy making fursuits and suiting, I am not a furry.
I don't have anything against them(and actually most of the furries I've met are really sweet), I just don't identify as a furry. I am a costume enthusiast above all else.
Basically, he has
3D following eyes
8ft wingspan (around 10ft if you count my back)
Vision through neck
Half Sculpey, half Model Magic claws (They kept breaking XD)
Faux fur purchased from Fabric Empire
Blood, sweat, and tears
Here are some more videos of conventions Loftwing has been to:
Matsuricon 2012: [link] [link]
Ohayocon 2013: [link]
More photos and progress pictures:[link]
Art(c)Melissa M. aka *ZulayaWolf