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Trooper Shepherd by Sharpe19 Trooper Shepherd by Sharpe19
Ever since I sold the body, hands, feet, and tail for Trooper to a friend of mine I've wanted to turn her back into a full suit. But after her initial "death" via hot car, I didn't know if I would ever bring the character back. The head sat in a tote for over a year, untouched, until I took a night and stripped the fur off, reconstructed the base, and revamped the head, keeping the original fur and ears. Head anew it was time for the body. I still wanted that cute shepherd charm yet change her up from her original tan and black tradition. Reaching into the furs I had a design started to form. I kept the chevron theme that appears in Pizzawolf and Scout, and gave her the newest style of digitigrade padding I offered.

She made her debut at Anthrocon 2013 and was greatly accepted, bouncing from one room to the next and rocking the dance floor.

She features:
~A foam/balaclava head from late 2009/early 2010 (reFURbished) with following eyes and a moving jaw.
~ Double stitched and serged bodysuit with sewn in lower leg padding and removable thigh padding.
~Silicone pads and resin claws on hands, parade sole feet.
~ Detatchable hands, feet, and tail.
~Suit is 100% washable.
~Collar with custom "Trooper" dog tag.
~Over 10 different furs used, including a short pile on the belly and inner thigh to help with the heat.

She's my official dance suit and my main mate for Pizza until my actual fursona is made. In the meantime though Keep an eye on this cutie as she's sure to be at MFF and many more cons to follow!

Video can be found here: [link]

The music is still buffering so it may take a moment!
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Derpzalot Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!! <3
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xX-Chase-Xx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!  How much would a suit like this cost??
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Dealupus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliantly well done, Sharpe! When I saw the head it brought back memories and than I read about it and I was like, "Yep good o'l style" C:
With all your hard work on the realism masks, I've missed seeing the toony-go-lucky free ones! The body looks so well done and I love the short pile idea. I've noted it for future work tips~ (if I EVER get to the fullsuit making part in my armature work experience)
Sharpe, I have a question; How did it feel to do your first complete suit, what problems did you run into, and what was your guidance?
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hm... To be honest I think it was gettin the fit right. Guidance was more try-try again cause what I was doing there weren't rally tutorials. I just had to double check all work and go slowly. Beetlecat however had a few tutorials. From the very start she overall has been a huge influence.
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Imaus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's soooo adorable! love her!
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lamelobo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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TheRemarkablyVicious Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good lord this is just too cute XD I love that expression <33 *is Elfnoises from your streams if you remember me~* :3 ^^
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EpicTwizzy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I seriously love this fursuit. Wow!
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Okami-Ventris Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it sso cool! nice!
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TheVeR0-1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Ever since I was told hot cars are not a suits best friend, I'm always so careful and plan never to leave mine in a car. Especially since I live in a desert. I'm glad the experience coughed up a revamped suit. This is why I wish to better my skills, so in the case of disaster I don't need to fret, I simply need to plan a way to better improve what would be a loss.

I don't suppose you have the pics of the DBHC, I'm morbidly curious about the damage done
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