Sunday, August 17, 2008

Picture Update, 8/17/08

Today's photo covers some of the accessories and accoutrement of the costume. Many shiny beads and the like will be hung from braids and horns. Yes, those are real steer horns in the picture; Tandy Leather just started getting them again about two weeks ago. I couldn't have been happier when I found them in my local store.
If anyone is knowledgeable about sources for bulk horsehair, please leave a comment here or email me at yetama -at- error404 -dot- nls -dot- net; I need help constructing the mane.


Temp said...

Most horse ranches will have someone come cut/trim their horses hair every once and a while, more so during the summer. Most of the hair simply gets thrown away. If you can find a ranch or good size farm anywhere nearby that would be a good bet for some free horse hair. If you are willing ot pay some ranches may even mail it to you.

Anonymous said...

You could also try luthier supplies (string instruments), especially for double bass and cello bows.

Anonymous said...

If you need just about -any- kind of animal bits, I use 'Moscow Hide and Fur'. No, they're not in Russia, just some town that decided to call itself Moscow here in the US.

Horsehair is sold in lots in:
Miscellaneous > Horse

Just take your pick between tail or mane and color.

Their leathers are usually exceptional for the grade and the claws, feathers, and such as well.