FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Q: How can I request a custom fursuit from Goldenpaw Studio?

    A: To request a custom fursuit, simply fill out our Fursuit Quote Form here. We'll get back to you with all the details you need!

  2. Q: What materials are used in your fursuit creations?

    A: Our fursuit heads are crafted with meticulous attention to quality and safety. We utilize 3D printed bases made from PLA+ filament and resin, upholstery foam, faux fur, glue sticks, synthetic threads, marine vinyls, and EVA foam. Ensuring the safety of the wearer is our top priority, and we strictly avoid adhesives that may emit harmful gases. While this list isn't exhaustive, we want to emphasize that the well-being of our customers is paramount. If you have any allergy or sensitivity concerns, please notify us personally.

  3. Q: Can I commission individual fursuit parts, or do you only create full or partial suits?

    A: Due to limited fur storage, I am currently unable to efficiently accommodate requests for individual fursuit parts. To streamline operations, I will be prioritizing quotes for full fursuit heads and extending special consideration to returning customers.

  4. Q: What should I have ready when I am asking for a fursuit quote?

    A: To streamline the quoting process, make sure to:

    • Have a detailed reference sheet displaying at least the front and back of your character. Ensure that markings "flow" correctly to avoid mismatched patterns.
    • Show proof of ID/Age to verify your identity.
    • Prepare for a Duct Tape Dummy or have basic measurements for your head, pant size, and chest size.
    • Save up! It's advisable to have a lump sum of money ready for a deposit, as most fursuit makers start around $1500.00. This ensures a smoother transaction process.
    • Advise immediately if you have a desired deadline to avoid surprises and ensure timely delivery.

  5. Q: How long does it take to complete a custom fursuit?

    A: The timeline for a custom fursuit varies based on factors like complexity and our current workload. We'll provide an estimated completion time when discussing your commission. historically the average has been 3 months from quote to delivery. This depends entirely on inventory of current furs and shipping.

  6. Q: How often will I get updates or confirmations during the fursuit creation process?

    A: At each stage of the process, I strive to provide regular updates and seek your confirmation. Here's an overview of what to expect:

    • We'll go through fur and material choices together online. This is a crucial stage for color choices, so if you notice anything missing, please let me know!
    • We'll confirm the base shape before printing.
    • Confirmation of the head foam shape before taping, where you can inform me of any missing elements like ears, hair, or horns.
    • Confirmation of markings on the tape pattern, allowing you to highlight any missing markings.
    • The shaving and gluing process may not have regular updates, but trust in the process. I might stream this part, but it's important to trust the overall craftsmanship.
    • You'll receive photos of everything before I ship the final product.
    • We'll confirm your shipping address for the final time to ensure accurate delivery.

  7. Q: How can I learn to make fursuits?

    A: Learning to make fursuits can be an exciting journey! Personally, I used YouTube and followed this tutorial for basic theory. I also engaged in a lot of trial and error with my Finnigan head. Additionally, Kale graciously allowed me to pilot parts with his fursuit.

  8. Q: How do I make a Duct Tape Dummy?

    A: Making a Duct Tape Dummy is a useful step in creating custom-fitted costumes. Follow these very "Too Long Didn't Read" steps for a basic idea:

    1. Wear tight-fitting clothes you don't mind covering in duct tape.
    2. Wrap your body in several layers of duct tape, ensuring coverage without constriction.
    3. Cut along specific lines specified by your maker to remove the duct tape shell.
    4. Fill the empty shell with stuffing material for stability.
    5. Seal the openings and reinforce the dummy as needed.