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Raptor Progress by Monoyasha Raptor Progress by Monoyasha
**i could have made them thinner but I Wanted to show the muscles and look the way it does**

Haven't shown any progress pictures here in a while; this is the suit IN PROGRESS! Commissioned for Dragon Con this year, and from what we have heard, she will be entering the masquerade.

Still some tiny little edits to be done, but tomorrow it will be airbrushed, and then hopefully on Thursday will be mailed out. I am not sure if I'm keeping the vision area like that, or if I will be changing it somehow.

Covered entirely in upholstery fabric with a scaley texture/pattern to it.
Tail is 6 ft long and has a foam core
Head sits above your own, and is a resin/rigid foam structure.
The jaw DOES move when yours does.
Claws are all made of plastic so they click when they hit the ground
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:iconyamishizen:
Yamishizen Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Hey! Question! What fabric was used, and how was it placed on the head so smoothly?
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Bioshutt Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
looks like Canine Hybrid's character Theod
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DebiTheFox Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
how to make your own tail is fluid while you move ???
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:iconmonoyasha:
Monoyasha Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
its just a giant piece of foam. the size is what gives it movement
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DebiTheFox Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ok thank you :), because I created Ratchet the Lombax in concept costume, because I research the technique to make the fluid ears when I move
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Dragon-princess08 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I've loved Raptors (and dinosaurs in general) ever since i was little and this is just amazing. Are there any indepth tutorials/progress that you have written? I'm willing to challenge mysefl at trying one of these as a first time project :) Your gallery is breathtaking and My sister is also a fan too. :)
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Emmacreatures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank you very much :)
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Emmacreatures Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i love your work but how do you get the tail up?
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
3 belt straps and looots of foam
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daemonikk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I have a specific question about the tail, from the pictures it looks like it's possibly attached to a waist harness but I can't be sure. Is there some particular way you kept the tail from sinking under its own weight? Perhaps a harness attached to a lightweight spine?
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LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
How's you make this?! Please tell... Especially the head, tail, and arms.
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Punk-Zebra63 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the legs look great
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un-do Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
May I ask how large those resin eyes are and if you made them yourself?
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:iconmonoyasha:
Monoyasha Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
yes i made them and they are 2.5 inches across
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un-do Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Thank you!
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DragonTU84 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh, I can't wait to see the completed product! Ya better post pics, Jessica! :P
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FurryEcho Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I remember seeing you post that you planned on going to animefest in dallas, i was all said thinking you were going to dragoncon, lol...i was so looking forward to meeting you, i dont know if your still going, but i would love to see what youve made, if you are still going :)
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, as per my journals we still plan to go, and we even have 2 panels planned for Animefest
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FurryEcho Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
im excited! lol, ive never met another fursuter, lol...austin not mush for it,
lol, i really hope to see ya, thansk for the info
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poisonmilow Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cool, thank you for this pictures.
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shadowbreaker777 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I really think that the legs are looking a bit too chunky compared to the feet. I think the toes could be longer to balance that out a bit.
Other than that, this is fabulous.
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
they will look chunky due to the fact it doesn't have fur to make a true digigrade illusion and raptors dont have very long toes.
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shadowbreaker777 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
True, but I have seen some other artists pull off a more realistic raptor leg look, though I must admit, the rest of the bodies of their suits were not as accurate as this one. Usually people end up giving their raptors "dragon tail syndrome", chunky tails, or chunky bodies. Your suit is the best I've seen so-far.
I have to ask, will you be adding feathers to the suit, or just(inaccurate, but classic) scales? Either-or would look fabulous on the suit.
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This raptor is based off of the original Jurassic Park raptors, so there will be no feathers.
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shadowbreaker777 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Oh, that's nice. Raptors look lovely either way.
I just saw the finished product and I must say, it is quite stunning.
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neonrelics Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Looking nice :D Thanks again for all the advice also over the past few weeks too :) Havent been able to be watch the streams though since I am working every moment I am not at work to get this suit done. But after this is all over will want to watch your future projects. And probably with less questions lol I decided the best thing for me to do is make a costume construction binder with lots of printed tutorials and my own thoughts and discoveries. Do you keep a library like that of reference material? I like hard copy over internet files in case computers or power fails. :D
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Squirrellywolf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPICLY AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!!
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Gryphoness203 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Raptoress here! I am never on here >.< Its about time I added you XP
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:iconmonoyasha:
Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Why hello there! xD
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Silly-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!!
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brewing-trouble Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Very cool and a lovely suit. You've done an awesome job with it... I hope she's entering just for exhibition and not competing, though. I always feel like it's cheating when someone enters something into the contest that they didn't make themselves... I know it isn't technically against the rules, but it's very much against the spirit of things to enter as, say, a novice, but with a master-level suit that they commissioned from someone else who probably has won a lot of awards. It's sort of like entering an art contest and commissioning a master-level artist to paint your entry for you.

Well, I'll be at D*C this year, so I will be watching. Personally, I've never entered anything in a costume contest that I didn't make myself pretty close to 100% (admittedly, shoes are hard/impossible to make). Maybe I'm just stupid, though.
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
She actually asked our permission to see if we would let her enter it; and we told her yes. It's not as if we can personally enter it into any contests since it's not ours, and we'd like to see how it ranks with other competitors in that large convention. Besides that, she said she would make sure to give us the credit for making it, as well as if she decided to enter it into anything else. We believe her, and did give her permission to enter it in whatever contest she wants to, just as long as she gives credit where it's due. I understand where you're coming from, but at least she asked, and we honestly would love to see it win an award. :)
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brewing-trouble Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Ah. It really is too bad you can't join us yourself and reap the praises for your own personal costume(s) of awesome, then. It really is a fun convention and good costumes are always well appreciated. :)
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
We would have gone, but the convention is 12+ hours away and we didn't have the money to get a hotel room just for the two of us. ^^; Perhaps next year! I want to make a raptor for myself as well.
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brewing-trouble Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
lol wow that really is too bad... hubby and I actually might have had space in our room this year for 2 other people since our usual roommates bailed on us (causing us to downgrade to a single king bed instead of 2 queens). XD Well, I hope you can make it next year!
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^
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SilverLuster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the claw clicking aspect, nice touch. So far the head is the best feature, looking forward to seeing the air brush touch!
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Validuzz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
U'll be runnin' around tearing up spas-12 weielding zoo-keepers in notime!
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Liyuku Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing. Can't wait to see it in action.
Would you make another dino suit with a head that looks realistic/moveable? Or is this a one time thing?
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Doom-Wulf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow that Raptor suit came out great Monoyasha It is amazing great job. :D
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aThousandPaws Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw he vid too and I was amazed. Now it's even better! Can't wait to see how it looks when airbrush is done.
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dizzychicken50 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing monoyasha saw your vid on utube in it
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SoulieReborn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Excellent! Truly fantastic! This gives me inspiration for my next cosplay! You have a great talent and it's wonderful to see you using it ^_^
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elsarose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible. I absolutely love it. Having seen the head I couldn't wait to see the body :D You've done an excellent job and I'm sure it'll look even more fantastic once you've airbrushed! Great work.
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AxelHonoo Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm legs seems a bit thick, but all in all very nice so far.
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Giedriusonline Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
in my opinion it looks very good, but transition rom neck to torso and from body to tail needs a little bit of foam pading.

overal look good
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Kagerou-no-Hikaru Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
This is completely amazing o.o I love the face the most.
The only thing I wonder about is that the legs (particularly around the 'ankles') look kind of swollen...do they need to be that thick for structural reasons, or....?
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
question is are you talking about my ankles or the raptor ankles? either way i bulked up the legs so the muscle structure could show and give it the digigrade look. this costume has as much padding as a quad and has to have larger limbs to even it all out
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Kagerou-no-Hikaru Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
The raptor's, I hope o.o; Unless your own ankles are twice the size of your upper arms, and if that's the case, I sincerely apologize.

I....think I'm not explaining myself well here, so I'll use pictures, since I'm confusing sometimes XD
The raptors from Jurassic Park have legs that do have defined muscles, like you said, but they taper toward the ankle joints.... like this :3
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So to be like that, yours would have to be more like this?
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