Here's how I built this 2019's Halloween spider head: irradiate.space/skulls/maratus

It's based on a volans, and though I don't call these costumes fursuits, it could be considered a construction tutorial.

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Halloween project progress 

Assembly of the head begins.

Based on last year's experience, I'm gonna try to make the eyes sit closer to my own face as I'm wearing the head. That should make it a little easier to see out.

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Halloween project humor 

No, my Halloween costume is not a bat with eyebrows as big as his head.
Nor is it a moth.

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Halloween project progress 

Awright, it's time to get started. I took last year's Maratus volans head design to Kinko's, and just like last year, had to get staff intervention to print the thing. But it's printed now, and the poster board is flattening. Will hashtag this , but there's a decent chance I'll end up using Salticidae colors instead.

household spiders 

I have discovered a new resident Maratus spp. on my wall and I love it.

So people joke that the month after Pride is Wrath, but if we're making the Seven Deadly Sins queer, would Fuhrer King Bradley wear it like this or like this or like this?

(Image from artstation.com/artwork/0abd4)

Astronaut pants are definitely a Look: random strips of velcro everywhere, running over and through and under pockets.

There needs to be a name for this style, and "business utilitarian" just doesn't fly. What would you call it?

Joined a conference call, wore last year's spider head, got called Beto O'Rourke

Does a two-legged sheep walk like an inchworm, or strut like someone in heels and an oversized fur coat?

I propose side-by-side, but if you have an argument the other direction, I'll happily toot it.

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Before I head out for the night, dressed in a different costume, here's a status update on the (?) head:

- papercraft assembled
- wires inserted
- foam cured (papercraft distorted)
- eyeholes cut
- fur application areas blocked out
- lenses stuck in mail; plexiglas alternates attempted but work needed
- no accessories yet made
- no pedipalp articulation yet decided yet

legs, socks, kind of a selfie 

These are Good Socks.
@cryptovexillologist got me onto the thigh-highs and knickers kick, and it's turned out well.

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