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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 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 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 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 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 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 Feb 25, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
How???
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Catwoman69y2k Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How it is made?
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Zeldafan14m Mar 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Yesh please :D
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Catwoman69y2k 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 Mar 10, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Hmmm...paracord?
Yay :D!! I think you should
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