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Yarn Tail: Brianna Cougar by Catwoman69y2k Yarn Tail: Brianna Cougar by Catwoman69y2k
Often times I start out with yarn length longer than the fluff of the tail I want so I can sculpt it when all is said and done. I like some contrast between feline tails and canine or vulpine ones. Still, she liked a fluffier form of a cougar tail.

Finished for Califur 2009, where Lironess kicked up dust in her Cabaret Fur Le Dance debut. You go, girl!
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SnarkySoren Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Check out this video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccGEkW…

How do you make your tail? Is it anything like hers? 
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These tutorials may be useful. I dont think Im using the same yarn as her for my fluffy yarn tails. I used a brand that was relatively smooth and easy to brush. It just shed  alot initially so I was sure to wash it once after finishing it..letting it dry...than brushing it....than making any cuts I needed to sculpt refinements into the fluff's shape
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SnarkySoren Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why wash it? Yarn is kinda supposed to shed... Either way, You sure do a lot more then me. I just brush it out, heat-treat it, then stick it on the base. Lol, that's probby why no one wants to buy my tails. xD
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would consider washing it after conventions and such due to cigarette smoke and the like that may pick up from place to place. I have a smoke free home but when I go out in public (especially conventions), no telling what might pick up from cigarette smoke. I also wear it out on camping events and outdoor shoots.... so yeah... washing would come with the territory. Just nice *if* you can have a costume item that is easily cleanable (even if its hand washing). :)
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SnarkySoren Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I haven't actually been to any conventions yet... I've only been a Furry for about a year, and when I first joined all the conventions had already been over. I'm waiting for my first chance this year!
Though, for the smell thing, I just keep them next to scented stuff. They naturally absorb the scent a bit, so they always smell good. For anything like twigs and such caught in tails, then I just use a brush and my own hands to pick that stuff out. 
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Zeldafan14m Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
How???
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How it is made?
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Zeldafan14m Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Yesh please :D
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its "woven" if you can call it that from a strong sewn together "core" made out of Paracord. The yarn is then woven in.

You are about the 4th person to ask hwo it is made in this last week, strangely enough. If I get a commission (its been months and months) Ill definitely see about illustrating it via video.

Kat
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Zeldafan14m Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Hmmm...paracord?
Yay :D!! I think you should
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess Ill post one up on my next tail order. :)
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Zeldafan14m Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
:D!! Yaaaaay :boogie:
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Ashesthedeathdealer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
If you brushed it with a cat brush it will look like a real tail. It's much prettier that way, unless you want to go for that toy cat look..
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*nods* Yeah, this kind of yarn specifically, you cannot. If you look at my Fluffy version of the Kat tail, thats the less "toy like" look that you are probably seeking. It doesnt work well on cats though unless its a fluffy breed vs. a more common breed.
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i-na-li Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Neatoz. Never would've thought of that.always used flat cloth and a mesh...makes the skin machine washable.
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This too is machine washable. So what do yours look like?
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Bad-End89 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Oh please oh please teach me how to make tails this way!! You do such a good job and they're so lovely and unique I love it!
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Catwoman69y2k Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its pretty simple actually. I think there are some WIP shots within my scraps folder that you can look at. I do a slightly different core for feline tails than I do for canines or vulpines.
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