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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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UndeadChanteuse Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member 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 3 days ago  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  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?
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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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