~ A Magical Fox Boy Finally Appears ~
A while back I had an itch to make a new custom fullset, just for fun. Brainstorming the type of character that I found appealing, I realized I hadn’t yet built a sassy but magical boy. After sketching out some ideas, I settled on a fennec fox/djinn-inspired design. It was a pain track down the exact fabric colors and patterns for my last couple concepts, so I opted to leave it flexible as long as it matched up to a purple and gold overall color scheme.
Fortunately the fabric wasn’t too tricky this time. I found a nice lavender brocade on Taobao and the reverse side worked well enough I didn’t need to find a matching lining. The trickiest part was finding gold trims and jewelry that I liked, but it worked out in the end! He’s using the genderless MDD body which isn’t too different from the regular one and pretty simple to sew for. I started with a MDD S size sloper for the torso but most of the pattern ended up being made from scratch. The trickiest bit was adding a twist to the sleeve seam so that the cuff split ended up where I wanted it.
The body jewelry is from rrabit – I added a couple charms with jump rings to the ends and on the back so it’s got enough weight to stay in place. The gold crown and cuffs are made from trims I found on Taobao.
Budget sandals are made from thin adhesive cork with a felt insole, and gold trims to make the strap.
On a whim I added a couple flower charms to his crown, I think they coordinate nicely with the eye makeup!
The ears and tail are made from fur I got off Etsy. The ears have small magnets attached so they can blend more seamlessly with the wig. The tail has some wiring for posability, and so does the gold ribbon trim on the robe.