Well, Isaac Homebrew went out for St. Patrick’s Day in his hometown of Fort Collins. There was a parade, so he went to Starbucks (of course!) and waited for the parade to end before he ventured down into Old Town for some furry fun. This time around a bit more video was captured than pictures.
Here’s some pics from my outing last week. I believe in this outing I had three people with me: Maus, Captain, and Captain’s brother. We only got pics of me really, but that’s kind of the point. So, I went around Old Town, my usual haunt, and took pictures with people.
So problem with the suit: Moisture collects on the glasses, fogging them up and making them extremely refractive. By the end of my tour of Zombie Crawl I could hardly see anything at all. I had a really hard time even seeing kids taking and wanting to take a picture. I couldn’t move because I was afraid I’d trample over somebody. Night time is pretty hard to see through those glasses, but add fog and moisture on top of that… impossible.
Maus actually drew a couple views of Isaac before I started constructing him. I didn’t quite get them up though because they were drawn on traditional media and not imported into the computer. However, I managed to take some photos of them (as opposed to scanning them in) so I thought I’d post them here.
When I first built my short lived fursuit Larry the Lab Rat, I wanted to have moving ears. So, I found this thing on the internet called NecoMimi ears. They’re ears that move according to your brainwaves. They were incredible. They operated by using a sensor on your temple and one hooked to your ear. The ears would move depending on your mood. Well, it kind of worked, either that or my brain is really jittery. However, it had some problems. I had to embed the thing into my rat head. Even though the head was close to my head it was difficult to get the device on. For one, it was hard to access the batteries, for another we had to make sure the ears were clear. However, I needed the batteries to be external to the head. I couldn’t change the batteries while it was in my head, and it would be easier if I could connect batteries externally. My half-brother Ian suggested I extend the battery life of the device if I was going to put the batteries on the outside. I discovered that if I add more batteries to the circuit, anywhere on the circuit, that would extend the life of the necomimi.