It's not easy being married to a maskmaker. You're sitting on the couch after a long day's work, when your spouse comes along and plops some random thing on your head. Kinda makes it hard to relax.
This, though it looks like a simple paper bag, is in fact the beginning of a short hood/hat pattern sort of thing for the "Rip" mask. Specifically, this has been traced and altered from McCall's MP238 Animal Costumes pattern, which I believe enjoys much fame and notoriety in the fursuiting world.
My hope was, by making fur hoods for my wolf masks, I could open up some new areas for exploration and get to play with some of the really fun and wonderful faux fur fabrics out there. I've been gluing the same old Kanekalon hair onto my masks forever and would like a change. Kanekalon is pretty, it comes in pretty good lengths (what I have is about 12" long) but it comes in fairly limited colors and it gets messy and tangled very easily.
And here we have the partly finished hood, made of "cheap" ("only" $18/yard) faux fur from Jo-Ann Fabrics, and one disgruntled hubby.
I didn't want to use too nice a fabric on this attempt, as I am not a very experienced seamstress and besides, my sewing machine hates me. The longest I can go without it jamming on me is about 45 minutes.
On the other hand, hubby doesn't hate me (yet!) though he is not pleased about being interrupted while reading in bed.