Current Patrons are all AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED into the raffle!
To learn how else to enter/how to increase you odds of winning, please read on. No purchase is necessary!:
There are two ways to enter:
1) Become a Patron of Beetlecat Originals by pledging to my Patreon. www.patreon.com/Beetlecat You will need to be a patron for at least one PAID month (after the raffle # is drawn, you can immediately cancel if you wish).
If you pledge but do not actually pay for the first month (due to declined credit card etc), then your pledge will NOT count towards the raffle.
The higher the pledge-level, the more tickets you will earn. You may also pledge extra $ over the highest pledge level.
Example: pledge level $2 = 1 ticket. $5 = 2 tickets. $10 = 3 tickets. $15 = 4 tickets. Every $5 pledged above the $15 tier will earn 1 extra ticket. (so $20 = 5 tickets. $45 = 10 tickets. etc)
2) Advertise this raffle by linking to www.patreon.com/creation?hid=2… + a short written description of at least 3 sentences (aka “Beetlecat is having a raffle to win a FREE FURSUIT! Oh I hope I win! Come check it out here: www.patreon.com/creation?hid=2…). It does not need to be Shakespeare but a one sentence/disinterested description will not be valid.
You earn one (1) ticket for every different journal/forum/gallery/Facebook page/etc you advertise. The description MUST be changed between every post to be valid (no copy/past) up to a maximum of 5 tickets. Please be reasonable about this – if advertising in a certain forum is forbidden and the post will be removed by the moderators, do not post there.
Link (or screen cap) the advertisement and email to beetlefursuits[at]gmail.com so I can count it.
REMINDER! You can enter with BOTH of these methods (ie pledging $15 and then ALSO writing a raffle link in your journal will earn you 4 tickets total).
I will close advertisement entries on MAY 30th. The raffle number will be drawn (by random # generator) on JUNE 6th (unless not all of the Patreon pledges have had a chance to go through yet).
If you win, then I will contact you by whatever method you contacted me with your proof. If there is no response within two weeks then I will pull a new winner.
You are free to wear or sell the headdress. It is yours! The head dress is entirely FREE but the winner WILL need to pay shipping in order to claim the prize.
Please let me know if you have any questions and may the odds be forever in your favour
A new Airbrushing video is up! In this one I airbrush three pairs of ears from start to (more or less) finished (I finished my camera battery in the last few minutes).
I enjoyed filming/editing/watching it and I hope you do too!
All comments and notes to which the answer is contained in here (or to which the appropriate answer is "Go Google it.") will be cheerfully ignored ^^|
My FAQ: www.beetlecatoriginals.com/faq…
WHERE TO BUY FUR:
www.crscraft.com (international) – Realistic furs. Ignore the short pile and fun fur as it is not good for anything except small accents. I use a lot of their furs in my suits.
www.imstuffedfur.com (international) – High quality random assortment of furs. Pricy but worth it if you need something unusual
www.distinctivefabrics (USA) www.interiormall.com (search for 'promo shag') (Canada) – solid colors of fluffy fur for toonier characters.
I use Createx airbrush paints. My airbrush is a Badger 155 Anthem. My compressor is an IWATA Smart Jet.
No I can not tell you what airbrush/compressor to buy. The above is what I have and it works for me. Createx (transparent or opaque does not matter) has proven to be one of the longest lasting paints, but you can airbrush with any material that you can get to come out the nozzle. In a pinch I'll use basic artist's acrylics.
COSTUME MAKING RESOURCES:
The fursuit LJ community
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