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Mycinocroft Head by MagicRat Mycinocroft Head by MagicRat
Taxidermy form covered with faux fur, glass insets for eyes and touched with metallic paint and glitter. Took me HOURS. The skin on the nose is caulk textured to mesh to make it look real.

NOT stock, do not take. Photo (c) :iconsunstroke-art:
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks amazing, really wonderful work
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks love! I worked really hard on it!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that effort really shows :)
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
D'awwww... HUGS YOU!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay! *hugs back*
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SickDogs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Gorgeous, I love the use of paint and glitter! The fur looks soft, I just want to play with those long ears. ;-;
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Oh hi, glad you popped in! Your coming was foretold to me by this awesome NZ girl. :D I am SO proud of those ears, I made the forms for them myself! Any feedback you can give me? I'd love to hear it.
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SickDogs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Yes, she is pretty awesome!

I'm loving the very simple design... Again, you did a great job on those ears! I love the way they lay back, It looks very natural. How difficult do you think it is working with a Taxidermy face? I've build two heads entirely out of foam and they were both frustrating as hell, I've always wanted to get one of these.

Does the jaw move, too?
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
The only problem with a taxidermy face is they don't make fantasy animals. Since this is a Mycinocroft, the face should be longer, but I tried carving my own and it just looked like hell. I prefer a taxidermy form because it was cast off a real animal so no matter how much I monkey with it, it still looks good. In my opinion it's worth the bucks. No the jaw doesn't move - in this one there is no lower jaw. The second one I'm building WILL have a lower jaw.
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SickDogs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Ah, fantastic! You will post photos, yes? I'd also love to see some progress pictures.
I apologize if I seem a bit too excited, I just adore these costumes and all the craftsmanship that goes into them. They're wearable walking pieces of art!
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
No don't apologize, I feel the same! An enormous amount of work goes into them and I do have progress pictures. Like this one - [link]

I plan on doing a more comprehensive post when it's done. :)
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SickDogs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Nice, I cant wait to see them!
sorry for the short late reply. xD
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
It's fine! More pics soon!
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xXOrchidChildXx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, incredible! The ears look so fluffy and cute!
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Who'd guess they're made with the paper tubes inside a toilet paper roll and some fluff donated by my kitty?
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xXOrchidChildXx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?! That's incredible! It's amazing how you can turn one thing into another!
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Well I had to be creative because this is a fantasy animal, not a real one, and the taxidermy ear forms are for real animals. My kitty was not at all impressed to have her tail turned into an ear-tuft.
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xXOrchidChildXx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But it looks so prettiful! Kitty should be honoured to be a part of something so incredible!
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Yes, but she's a kitty. And kitties are always disapproving.
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xXOrchidChildXx Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is true, very true.
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SeersSword Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
:clap: It's ears are cool.
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Oh thank you!
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SeersSword Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome!
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moonbaydesigns Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
So pretty. I love it!!
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Thanks love, I'm so happy with it!
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adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Nice! Very well done! :w00t:
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you! HUGS!
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Thrasirshall Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The fur looks amazing (properly brushed, where the fur would naturally flow across the shape of the head, you know what I mean) - I can only imagine it took quite a long time!
I think I love the ears the most! X3
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
It did take a while. The hardest part was clipping the fur down to the proper levels and making the ears. I couldn't use standard taxidermy ear forms because the ears are so long so I had to make them.
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Thrasirshall Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you certainly put an awful lot of work into it because it really looks gorgeous : )
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Thank you!
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sunstroke-art Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^___^
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
:D
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Vinvalenwind Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, Rattie...well done indeed. :heart:
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you, pretty kitty. I'm really excited about it.
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Vinvalenwind Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As you should be!! :D
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crow821 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
That.. is pretty neat!
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MagicRat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you! That's a real compliment coming from you!
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