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Rin Okumura Tail by Monoyasha Rin Okumura Tail by Monoyasha
5ft tail made from braided 12 gauge wire. covered in blanket batting and stretch velvet fabric with National Fiber Technology 7" black fur for the tuff.
Tuff is styled with Got 2b glued hair spray.
Tail has a figure 8 wire base that attaches to a separate belt on my lower hips giving the illusion that is attached to me and not my pants.

This is for a cosplay i am work on completing for NYCC
From Blue Exorcist
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:iconhikarikirameku:
hikarikirameku Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Thanks so much for letting us know how you put this together. I'll be making my own Rin tail this year for a convention, and this was super helpful. I saw the way your tail moved on your YouTube vid, it was perfect and I wanted one that moved like that (set pose, but still swishy).

I hope braiding wire isn't that hard. I have 14 gauge wire, but it seems like it'll be a pain to work with, so I'll get 12 gauge like you did. Batting and stretch velvet will be easy, since I work at a fabric store. I might have to do something different for the tail tuft though, cause that fabric you used is hella expensive and kinda tricky to get ^^; Looks awesome though. We don't have very good fur where I work. I might try sewing wig wefts into the tip of the tail instead, and trimming/styling as necessary. Did that for a horse tail once, and it came out pretty awesome.
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Hakumei-no-Kayami Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you are getting totally bombarded with questions. No surprise, though, because this tail looks awesome.

Now, for mine. xD I went to the National Fiber Technology website to see if I could order myself some fur, but they only do over-the-phone orders, apparently. If I were to try to order some fur for my own tail, which kind should I order, and how much? You say it's a 7 in. black fur, but I have a feeling that won't be specific enough for them. Do you remember how much you ordered, and about how much it cost?

I'm so sorry for adding to the question pile. >.>;
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
honestly that tail only needed a 4" by 6" piece of fur. I used thier In Stock fur called: CF1702D (5-7") Stock Full Black Modacrylic, 5-7" 4-way stretch, black backing $42.00/sq. ft
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Hakumei-no-Kayami Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Thank you very, very much! ^_^
I've never made a tail before, so I'm very nervous about buying the nice stuff...but sometimes, you have to just jump in! It looks very nice on your tail so I'm going to (carefully) give it my best shot. ;)
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sparksfly04 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long should the wires be like when you purchase it?
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darknessangel19 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is going to be a big help with my rin coplay
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FeenaVito Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is fahkin awesome *-* i want one TvT
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noctummoonvampire Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
AWESOME! How does one make it though...I wanna make one. 
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RebelSquishy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
for the wire is braided 12 gauge a special kind of wire or is it actually just three pieces of wire braided together?
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
2 or 3 pieces braided or twisted together
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RebelSquishy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much!
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Nightmareswithin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think wool roving would work for the tuft?
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
yes that could work. ^-^
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Nightmareswithin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YAYYYYYYY~
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Nightmareswithin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for asking so many questions (isn't that crafty) erm when it comes to fur, in my case wool roving, would I just sew a straight stitch with it between the fabric to keep in place... or is there another magical way?
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xXShuheiXx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :)
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TsukikoTheWolf444 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering how much would a commision for one of these tails cost? I'm planning to cosplay as Rin and I really need a tail, and yours are soooo awesome!
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YukioOkumura22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I love it. In fact I would love to own a couple. One to go with my Rin cosplay and one for my room mates Rin cosplay.. How much for a commission??
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ExiledFantasy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just curious, how long if the hair end of the tail?
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
5-7"
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Kida-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could make something like this TT-TT I'm trying to make my own Rin cosplay and I still need a lot of stuff ><
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Typical-Angst Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Hey! Could I get a commission from you for the tail? I'm really interested. :x I will be cosplaying Rin soon at an upcoming convention and I've tried numerous times to make my own.. e.e.. It just won't work for me. Making a tail is like Rin Okumura keeping a job.
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ChosenEntity Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Out of curiosity, did you use aluminum/floral wire? I've tried using a braided technique with both 2 and 3 strands of aluminum floral wire, and even the slightest bit of stuffing or fabric seems to weigh the whole thing down. Always seems to lose it's bounce after a couple of steps and starts dragging. :|

Absolutely love the tail, btw! Very nice!
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's not floral wire; it's the kind of wire you get at home depot or lowes. :)
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ChosenEntity Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Huh. Do you happen to recall what kind of metal it was? The only kind I could find at our local hardware stores was made of copper, and that seemed too heavy and squishy.

Either way, thanks so much for the insight! Such a huge help!
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Akane-Reaper Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
Me need! Ive been trying to get one of these for years. no one sells them.. DX ur rly good at tails.
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LoudMouth321 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
where did you get the fur for the tuft D:
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RukiaRocks Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
They got it from the National Fur Technology LLC. Look it up, it's the fur used to make the big-wig puppets like fantastic Mr. Fox and The Wild Things.
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LoudMouth321 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
ok thank you! :3
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Nekosami13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
where can you get the 12 gauge wire and what is blanket batting? Because thats a cool tail! i need to make one for me lol i'm trying to do demon rin also
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amyfan-eveefan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student
Well i say when i saw your video, where this tail was i was really amazed, cause it looked so realistic and like it had it's own will or something. I can't explain it. But yeah i love your work and all!<3
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ToRmEnTtHeFaLlEn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
gahhh amazing you truly are amazing
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Foxslit Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I would LOVE to commission one of these from you. When do you think you'd be able to be commissioned for one by? ^^
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:iconmonoyasha:
Monoyasha Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Um..not sure. xD I'm still so booked! I will be updating my journals when it happens. :>
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Foxslit Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome! =D
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tentaspai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
So is it like...poseable? (if thats how you spell it...) Y'know.. other than the way it is. XD It looks reallly good :3
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MyotaStratus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :D
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AuroraCelsius Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a great concept. My tail for Rin curves, but yours look so much better haha.
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KittyNyan1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. I want one. xD
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luthien368 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, looking awesome! Damn, this is something a friend of mine could use really good - say, is this one of the things you don't do for commission right now? Or does that count as "ssuit part" _ ?
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
its considered a small commission but just too busy till december
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SigmaStasDS Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
This is SO COOL! And you're going to NYCC? I might be going so I really hope I might see you! :D
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cybre Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, that's awesome! :D <3 Rin!
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roserevolution Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Blue Exorcist! So cool! I like the series, but sadly don't like any of the outfits enough to want to make them. If you need to meet up with anyone or drop stuff off, you can use my artist alley table as a rendezvous (just don't stand in front with all your awesomeness and block customers, I'll shoo you away!)
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Monoyasha Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol mega thankies XD
i remember the rules from Katsu i shall not block thee table of flowery jewels *bows*
I really am excited for this convention and just figured out how to use the flickering tea lights in my cosplay! wootz
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roserevolution Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wooo! I only wish you could pack Mincinno or Emolga. All the hugs!
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shadowcat-666 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH I LOVE IT!!!!! I just started watching this series recently. You did a great job.
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Master-Diess Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much, it makes me want my tail (which is pretty much the same with black and white stripes and a huge circular bell just below where the tuft starts) :heart: amazing
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RedMacabre Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional
Definitely one of the best Rin tails I've seen! :3
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Kitsuneq Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're going to Comicon??! I'll be wearing my suit from you there :D (When it's finished of couse >.>; ) It would be awesome to thank you in person ;A;
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