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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)]

PLEASE VIEW THESE!
Detailed Horns: fav.me/d4z01a3
Edited Background: fav.me/d4zal00
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:iconxch4rm1n5x:
xCh4rm1n5X Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are these easy to take on and off??
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
yep, ankle boots with a zipper on the inner side.
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xCh4rm1n5X Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So do you just pull a sock over the boot to hide it then?
I guess im confused about how you take them off??
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
yes, just at the tuft of the fur on the toe up to the knee is a sock.
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xCh4rm1n5X Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize for asking so many questions. but I am also curious is the fur attached to the sock?
And is the sock attached to the shoe?
Do you have to put the shoe on then slip the trouser sock on over the shoe?

Also: The hoof is just attached to the "pump" of the shoe right? (Like you did not add any wood block for a hoof?)
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SatynaPaper Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Student
EAH! It's really cool! Beautiful guy)
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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mikeulese Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member
This might seem strange but do you have a picture of what it looks like from behind
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Sadly, I do not. :P But if/when I wear this costume again, I'll be sure to take one.
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PillowsnTofu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist
damn son I need to get me a pair of those!
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
nice goaty
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
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Methedon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student General Artist
DAMN THIS IS PERFECT
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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LostEnWonderland Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Finished for the most part with my Faun, just need to tweak a few things on the hooves and then I am good to go~!

lostenwonderland.deviantart.co…
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Looks GREAT!!! :D And you look super happy with it too! :D I'm so happy to see my Satyr/Faun clan growing!
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Lysanth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this! Awesome work on the legs!! The hooves look fantastic!
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!!! :D
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LostEnWonderland Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I absolutely love how this looks and I have actually been trying to figure out the best way to make the thigh parts with the fur. I did look back in the pervious comments and see that you posted your "How-To's" so thank you so much for that~! Can't wait to finish up my faun cosplay and enjoy all the future uses of it!

I don't know it you have remade the legs yet with the acrylic paints, but there was a different tutorial that used the paint and didn't thin it out, instead she brushed the fur while it was drying so there was no clumps of paint and fur. Suppose that would work also?
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I haven't restarted the leg fur yet, but that sounds like it could definitely work. I'll have to try a sample of both methods and see which works best. I'm trying most to keep the softness of the fur post-paint application.
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LostEnWonderland Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I will be starting on my faun's legging today, so I will be sure to take pictures of the process with the acrylic paint and post them. Please check them out and tell me what you think when I do~!
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
will do!
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UndeadChanteuse Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying to make a Satyr costume similar to yours, especially the legs/hooves, and I was wondering: How did you get the heel off of the shoes without destroying the entire shoe?
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I used a grinding tool and cut into the heel until it came off, then sanded down the ground spot and painted over it.  the heel is essentially made of plastic with 2 or 3 long metal nails running through it.  You could also use a saw to cut through, the grinder is just faster.  Wear safety goggles, when you start to grind through the nails they WILL spark.
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vikkivonfabre Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
hey i was wondering was the loincloth the only coverage you had, or were you wearing something under it? lol
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
The loincloth wrapped under/between my legs from front to back.  It was a long scarf that was held in place by the belt.  So yes, the loincloth was the only coverage, but it acted much like a pair of underwear in practice...  here's a breakdown of how it works:  i.imgur.com/Oe2Pq.png
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GraceJediHeart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks incredible.
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! :D
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MrsKahn Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
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?
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  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).
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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.
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  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.imgur.com/vRIXTLo.jpg

I hope this helps.  Send me a link of your final costume, I'd love to see it!
-Zac
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AaronLAC Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  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 :)
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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!

-Zac
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AaronLAC Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  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
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WolfSong-of-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!! Where are your feet?? Beautiful costume!!!
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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BluecrownStudios Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing!  Thanks for this!
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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XoCoLaTT Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
F*cking awesome
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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Aerafento Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Photographer
This is so amazingly fantastic, great job! I'm planning a faun costume of my own for the Faire in the fall and I had no idea how to do the hooves. This is the very best idea I've ever seen! I'm going to definitely try out this way. Thanks so much for sharing! Now it's just a matter of losing weight to look sexy enough to be a shirtless faun... Hehe!
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yay! More fauns!  Please send me a photo of your costume once you finish!  I'd love to see how it turns out.
-Zac
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TatjanasCreations Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love those feet! Im trying to make something like that
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I'd love to see how yours turn out!
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SunnyCreekStables Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
! really love this! Could you please post a closeup of the shoes?
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I'll try and get around to cleaning up the hooves and posting a photo, they have a bit of faire-dust caked into them at this point :P
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boteromauro Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Hi buddy... I saw your custome and we love it, and want to make the same one
Could you give me any idea about how to make the hooves?
thank u
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