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Silver Moon by Sharpe19 Silver Moon by Sharpe19
Original suit made by :icondreamvisioncreations: and now owned by Silver.Moon on FA This suit has been through 3 previous owners and is 5 years old. I took this suit in to restore for Silvers 4th owner. I was asked to keep things quiet till after the debut so here is is now!

Here's all what has been done:

Head:
Internal structure, jaw mechanism, and head support entirely redone. Sculpted a lip, gave the face and ears a slight trim to remove the aged frizz. Altered the neck and airbrushed new details.

Body:
Swapped out the chest panel and altered the body to fit its new owner. Heavily washed, stripping 80% of the original airbrushing and brushed out all of the matting. New padding was made and it was re-airbrushed.

Tail:
Brushed.

Hands: Heavily washed and brightened by several shades. Repaired one finger and brushed smooth.

Stilts:
Reglued all claws and removed velcro from front of the legs. Installed zippers on the insides, reenforced the side stilt leg rails, and repaired the broken cable on the left stilt.

Silver is now with his new owner and made his debut at Great Lakes Fur Con. He may some day have his snarl mechanism hooked up. Not shown are the LED eyes and fan. For his age I was greatly impressed with Mono's work, especially the stilts. While repairing them I tested them out several times, being able to stand in one place easily and not having my toes pinch or hurt. I'm not sure where he will be spotted next!

A short video of Silver can be seen here: youtu.be/h7v1dMlMOuM


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:iconcjthewolves:
CJTheWolves Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Artist
EPIC
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BooKawaiiCrush Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing ;3;
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DenisMassov Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
that's awesome!
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axemnas Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
I loved this suit the first time a saw it on Mono's page. It looks incredible. I wish I could get one made like that. Especially the bodysuit *sigh* maybe eventually. You did a great job on restoring it. 
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TreakleFurs Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You did an absolutely beautiful job! He looks as good as new! 
I can't believe he's had that many owners, or that he's 5 years old already!

Let's hope he'll stick around for a long time more! He's such a beautiful suit. :3
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wolfx241 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
this looks amazing

i am jealous...

i want a suit
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Rozzi-dk Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Damn.... So cool!
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DragonPortal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome :D BTW, how are you standing in the suit? Like are you wearing those weird boot/heel shoes that actually make it look like you have wolf legs, or something else?
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Naw, 6 inch stilts strapped to the leg.
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DragonPortal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oohh ok cool, thanks!!
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:iconokami-ventris:
Okami-Ventris Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I didn't know you could do restores! My Komamura needs a bit TLC as I have lost contact with the creator. Would you mind contacting me with a quote? It's really just his jaw and a little cleaning on his fur. Something is very wrong with the mechanism, when I open the lower haw it looks like I had a stroke. >.<
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CookieMonsta409 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my god!!
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DreamVisionCreations Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You did a good job restoring him. :) I can only wonder what he would have turned out like if :iconmonoyasha: had been the one to do the restoration, with all of her new learned techniques and such. Not saying I wish you hadn't, mind you. xD Just one of those 'I wonder' sort of thing. You made the suit look fantastic.
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Me too. I'm betting she really would have gotten that snarl to work well!! I'm a little sad that I had I deviate from the original design. Just happy though that he will get some love!
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh wow! I remember seeing this suit when it was new. It was one of the very first few fursuits I had ever seen and I remember being greatly inspired by it~

This restoration of it is magnificent. Like SpottedTigress said in the Youtube comments it does indeed look better than it did when new!
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Okami-Ventris Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
*needs a crane to lift jaw up*
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icemistthewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
plus how do you get the led eyes into it? what happends if it runs out of battery?
how does like glow paint work would that work for my fur? my fur s white so..idk
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PizzaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
led eyes are installed apon installation...when it runs out of battery they dont work unless you change battery...glow paint works on magic and chemistry...
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icemistthewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all i need is some magic hm...
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
1) How do you get the LED eyes into it?
-That is a complicated question that has a complicated answer. You need to know how to wire things up and then usually things are glued in. There are many, many tutorials on how to wire LEDs, try google and youtube for instructional articles and videos.

2) What happens if it runs out of battery?
-Well, usually LEDs stop emitting light when they run out of battery. (I kid, I kid) When it runs our of battery you just replace the battery. No big deal.

3 A) How does glow paint work?
-I don't know. I know it somehow chemically stores light and then releases it slowly, but I don't know the exact way it does this. This wikipedia article probably has the answer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminous…

3 B) Would that work for my fur?
-You know, honestly I wouldn't try it. Thinner layers of paint won't be very bright. Any layer of paint that would be thick enough to glow brightly would do terrible things to the fibers of your fur. It would make it look all gunky.

If you're just trying to get specific markings to glow I would suggest you do some research into el wire or el flat panels.
Like these:
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SpiritWolf101 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I have dyed fur to glow in the dark. It took almost all day, and very careful work. I would NOT recremend it for large areas because it leaves the fur very stringy, and it will NEVER return to its original softness. And it probably will wash out. (I brushed the fur literally for 45 minutes straight, and got SOME softness back, but never will it be as soft as it was.) (I used it on VERY small spots on a head I'm making) 
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
*nod* Yeah, that sounds about right. That's the kind of terrible thing I thought it might do to fur. XD

So totally doable, just be sure to have prior experience with applying paints to furs to improve your chances of success and be prepared for that fur to never be the same again it sounds like.

Was this on Lyrix? Do you have any pictures of the result? (Preferably in the dark and it light)
How long did your paint maintain it's glow?
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SpiritWolf101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, thats why it's only on small parts of her head :)

Yes, its completely doable, but yes, have experience on working with fur is a MUST! The stuff that I used on Lyrix was my second or third try at dying fur to glow. The first time was VERY splotchy, and sticky because I didn't do it right. 
Yes.

And yes it was :) She is still a work in progress, as I haven't had time to work on her.
And I honestly have no idea xD I haven't timed it yet lol. 
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Alrighty then, thanks for answering my questions! I look forward to seeing your finished product and getting the stats on the duration of the paint's glow once in the fur~
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SpiritWolf101 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D 
And thanks :D 
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icemistthewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for telling me :D
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WyrmsRoost Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thumbs Up 
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you run out of batteries you add new ones.
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icemistthewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you make the mask then  put the fur over it or do you use foam ?
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Please read the artists description. I've only restored this suit, I am not the original maker. There is foam that gives the mask shape, but  I cannot say the rest.
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icemistthewolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ok :D thanks for telling me 
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Bman19 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow... I would love to have that costume, it's awesome!!!
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