Rogue the Sabertooth-Dragon

Costume Data

Project Type: Commission (head only)
Character Origin: Client’s fursona
Species: Sabertooth Snow Leopard/Dragon hybrid
Debut Year/Place: TBA
Est. Build Cost: ~$250
Est. Work Time: Personal issues affecting work time but all in all, probably a couple months

Costume Features:

  • Moving jaw
  • Cooling fan installed in muzzle
  • Open vents in ears
  • Custom removable jewelry (ear gauges, nose ring, tongue piercing)
  • NFT fur
  • Custom silicone tongue

Material Breakdown:

  • 1/2″ wire mesh headbase
  • Cushion foam for shaping and interior padding
  • Headliner automotive fabric for interior lining
  • 1/4″ elastic
  • EVA foam for reinforcement in some areas
  • Wideweave buckram for ears and tearduct visibility
  • Tinfoil for horn interior
  • Sculpey for horn exterior
  • 1 1/4″ cabochones (clear acrylic half-spheres) for eyes
  • PVC plastic sheets
  • Felt and genuine leather for lip details
  • Fleece nostril lining and sewn eyelids/eyeliner
  • 4 different basic faux furs (white 1/2 yard, pearl 1 yard, platinum 1 yard, and red 1/2 yard)
  • Red NFT fur
  • Purple fabric dye for mane bottom
  • Plastic whiskers provided by Matrices
  • DragonSkin silicone and pigment
  • SmoothCast resin

Reference Images

Other Data

Character Reference Sheet: (see reference images)
Client Response/Communication: Client was extremely happy with the result despite a few issues along the way. We stayed in contact on a regular basis and much was discussed during the build process including alterations and specifications.
Post-build Considerations: I definitely would have done a few of the details slightly differently in terms of the facial markings, and I had some issues installing the whiskers as well as the little dots on her muzzle. I had also planned for the horns to be detachable using magnets but due to the length of them, it didn’t work out the way I wanted and I ended up making them permanently attached.


  • Client is making the rest of the suit! I purchased a little more fur than I needed to help assist with that; all excess fabric was sent to her during shipping
  • My client insisted I be the one to take this commission, despite having to wait a number of years in order to finally commission me (a number of things needed to get in order before we were able to contract)


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Artwork and Costumes by Rayne "McKinley" Mason (Wesley McKinley)