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'Dima' Faun/Satyr Costume by zacpfaff 'Dima' Faun/Satyr Costume by zacpfaff
UPDATE!!! If you'd like some help making your own costume, PLEASE read through all of the comments on this image and the images related to this costume. I've added a bunch of commentary and linked some sketches and stuff that should help you out.

My Faun/Satyr Costume for my OC "Dima." 100% hand-made and worn at the Ren-Faire in Irwindale, CA on 05/06/2012.

I made pretty much every part of this outfit :

• Horns [sculpie/hot glue/acrylic paint/fastened to black elastic cord]
• Ears [fun-foam/red & blue thread(veins)/peach linen (for inner ear skin)/hot glue/cream colored faux fur (dyed with Rit for realistic coloring)/dark brown faux fur (to blend with hair)/)fastened to black elastic cord]
• Hemp Necklace [plastic bead (x3)/real ivory elk molars (x6)/brass bell]
• Loin Cloth [8'x1' black cotton/leather belt]
• Tail (not shown) [cream colored faux fur (dyed with Rit for realistic coloring)/dark brown cotton cord (as belt loop)]
• Thigh Fur [cream colored faux fur (dyed with Rit for realistic coloring)/1" black elastic strap (to secure to upper thigh)]
• Lower Legs [dark brown knee-high socks (with toes cut off)]
• Cloven Hoof Shoes (8" stiletto heels (with heels cut off)/.99cent store flip flops (cut up to make hooves)/metal screws & various metal elastic bits (to fasten hooves to shoes)/acrylic paint & hot glue (for color and texture)/dark brown faux fur (for above hooves)]

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MrsKahn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  New member
Looks nice, really like the way the legs go into the hooves. Must be a b*tch to walk around on after a while I think?
zacpfaff Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
I really didn't have any trouble.  Walking in them was a breeze.  The hardest part, which doesn't even warrant the word difficult, was standing still.  Stiletto heels often have a sweet-spot at the toe-tips where if you lean slightly forward you feel very stable.

IMO I feel like the thing that makes heels difficult for people is the heel itself.  When walking in heels it's much easier and looks far more graceful if you never let the heel touch the ground (in other words walk on the tips of your toes and only use the heel as secondary stabilization).

In my hooves the heel has been chopped off, so there is a wider range of give which additionally gives your step some spring and momentum.

My suggestion for standing still is to stand with one foot perpendicular to the other and tighten your butt cheeks (which stabilizes you/shifts your center of gravity).
blanketshark Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Hi Zac - I was wondering what sort of pattern you used to make the thigh fur? I'm quite stuck on my faun costume and yours is the kind of effect I want with the socks+shorts look.
zacpfaff Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
I basically made a shield shape out of faux-fur and hand sewed the outer edges to create a seem along the inner thigh.  I used cream fur and dyed the darker parts with RIT-dye.  I'm going to re-do this part because the RIT-dye doesn't adhere to synthetic fibers very well.  Next time i'll use heavily diluted layers of acrylic paint.  The faux fur is also acrylic so the plastics bond together better.  you just have to be tedious or too much/too thick of paint will glue the hairs into clumps or flatten them down completely.  

here's an image breaking down the pattern shape and some details:

I hope this helps.  Send me a link of your final costume, I'd love to see it!
AaronLAC Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. I've been thinking about making a faun costume for quiet a while now, but I've been debating on how to do the hooves. I was thinking about trying to make a mold out of silicone rubber and then use epoxy, but I might just try to make mine similar to your's. If that's alright of course.

I really love it :)
zacpfaff Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, i was following the same thought process for a long time.  This way ended up fairly easy, comfortable, and cheap.  By all means make yours this way too, and please send me photos, I'd love to see how yours turn out!

AaronLAC Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Alright thank you! And whenever I can get around to making it, I'll be sure to send you a picture :3
WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!! Where are your feet?? Beautiful costume!!!
zacpfaff Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing!  Thanks for this!
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