Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you accept payment plans?

YES! Once you have paid your 30% down payment you can pay your suit in whatever increments suit your budget.  Please keep in mind that costumes must be paid for in full before production starts.  The total balance must be received at least 30 days prior to the desired completion date.

Q: Do you require a duct tape dummy?

No!  We do not require a duct tape dummy.  We prefer to work off measurements. Once you have paid your 30% deposit, we will have you take a few simple measurements for us to determine the sizing for your costume.

Q: How does your queue work?

Once you pay your 30% deposit, you will officially be in the queue.  You will have the opportunity to choose your completion month when you fill out the official commissioner form.  Make sure the month you choose is at least 3 months before any events you will need your costume for to ensure it will be completed & shipped to you in time. Your costume must be paid off 100% by the month prior to your costume’s scheduled construction month to ensure you keep your place in the queue. Fall behind on payment? No problem – just let us know as soon as possible so we can adjust the schedule for our other commissioners and we can talk about moving you back in the queue.


Q: How does your moving jaw work?

Our moving jaw is hinged and sits directly under your own jaw. All you need to do is open and close your mouth to make it move.


Q: Do you do resin blanks or parts like noses, teeth and claws?

We produce many components in-house, but we only make them for our own use in the costumes we make – if you want our parts in your suit, commission us to build it!. if you are looking for parts to make your own costume, feel free to check out Canine Hybrid  or Dream Vision Creations.

Where is MenagerieWorkshop located?

We are located near Boulder, CO, USA.

Q: Is the workshop open to the public?

Nope. Sorry!

Q: Do you ship internationally?

Yes!  We ship costumes all over the world.  Keep in mind there can be a tariff to import goods into your country.

Q: How much does shipping cost?

Shipping varies depending on your location but is usually between $30-$200.

Q: Will you make me a fursuit of a character from movies or video games?

No, we do not make copyrighted characters from movies, tv, or video games (unless you’re the copyright holder!).

Q: Will you put fans in my head?

Our heads are very light and have great ventilation, there’s no need for a fan.

Q: How much do your fursuit heads weigh?

Our toony heads typically weigh between 1-2 lbs. Our realistic heads weigh around 2-4 lbs.

Q: Where do you get your silicon parts?

We make most of the parts we use in house using Smooth-On products.  We also use parts from Dream Vision Creations and Canine Hybrid on occasion.

Q: Do you send WIP photos?

We don’t email WIP photos, but you can follow us on twitter @menagerieworks for workshop updates and some WIP photos.

Q: Will you update a costume I purchased from another fursuit maker?

Nope, sorry.  We only work on costumes produced by us.  We do not offer tailoring, fixes or updates to costumes made by other makers.

Q: Do you hand sew markings or airbrush them?

It depends on your budget. Airbrushing is cheaper, but sewn-in markings last longer! Some questions to ask yourself are: how often do you plan to wear the costume, and how often will you wash it? Feel free to ask for quotes both ways when you fill out our official quote form (link to quote form) to help you make your decision!


Q: How do I make a fursuit? Where do you get fur? How do I make eyes? How do I make a moving jaw?

So many questions!  Check out our tutorials for helpful information to get you started!