How to Make a curved fox tail for a fursuit using darts
This video will teach you how to make a curvy fox tail for a fursuit!
From the Creator:
What you'll need:
1/2 yard of rust colored fur that is at least 20x60 inches
1/4 yard of white colored fur (or whatever color you want to be the tip
cut out the fox tail in REVERSE of each other- if you want help on how to sew on reversed edges, I have a small tutorial for that in my hand paw tutorial as well
Next you cut the two halves out, and take one and measure the width you'll need on the white. For me it was about 11" across- so I'd need at least 11 inches of white
trace the other tip (IN REVERSE) so that now you have two opposite tips that will go with your tail pieces.
Set them aside and go on to part 2 for the darts!
This tutorial can also be used to make a curved solid tail, just ignore the tip part
Depending on the curve you want, you'll want to use thin or thick darts. I personally would rather use lots of thin darts than a few thick darts because otherwise it makes the tail look bunchy where the darts are (which is fine with the fur I'm using, but it'll look bad with medium or short pile fur!)
SO: USE SMALL DARTS- you may have to do LOTS of them and it'll take longer, but you want your tail to look good, right? Also, make your darts LONG. Probably about 2-3 inches long, maybe more. So Skinny, long triangles :P
After you're done putting on your darts (REMEMBER- OPPOSITE ON THE OTHER PIECE!) Sew the darts into place and then sew the outside edges of the tail together!
I usually use 4 elastics at the top, because I make MASSIVE tails. (I make smaller too, but the big ones sell more so I make more!) You don't have to use that many, I just put those on for added support.
You can also put it on an elastic loop- just make one big loop and sew it in TWO places onto the tail (so that the elastic is flat to the tail) or you can just sew it in one line along the entire tail (this is what I would recommend)