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Monday, June 25th, 2012
9:56 am
Thursday, January 20th, 2011
4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
10:59 pm
Hey everyone! I'm in need of some extra cash for christmas gifts, so I decided to open for hoodie commissions!

I offer custom hoodies for $50. Shipping is $10. The base hoodie must be provided by the customer to ensure a good fit. You get up to 5 additions to the hoodie (ears, tails, spots, horns, wings, etc.) any additional addon costs $5 each. Here are some examples:
- FRONT http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4324634/ BACK http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4324638/
- http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4230061/
- http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1914249/
- http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1914225/
- http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/001.jpg
- http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/100101-231210.jpg

I'm opening for 2 slots due to be completed by early November.

~Shaggy Griffon
Monday, October 4th, 2010
2:19 pm
im so tired of this
I've been depressed on and off for the last several weeks. My childhood companion, and best pet ever, might pass away before christmas. Murphy is a mix between australiant shepherd and english springer spaniel. She is my first dog, and my best friend. She's now 14 and her health is rapidly declining. Im tearing up as i write this so if there is typoes please forgive me, its hard to see the keyboard.

I got her when i was 6, and i remember it like it was yesterday. She has always been there for me, in my best times, and my worst. She would sit and listen to what i had to say, or watch what i would do, no matter what. She protected me from danger, and accompanied me during my outdoor/backyard adventures. I love her so much it hurts to think she could vanish from my world before this year ends. I've only felt this much pain in my heart when my grandmother passed almost 2 years ago in november.

It seems like just a few months ago Murphy was running around the backyard, chasing me playfully. Right now we (meaning me, my parents and the vet) believe she has the canine version of dimensia, what my grandmother died from, as well as cushinson's disease which makes her pant alot and heavily. Her bones are weakening, and everyday its getting harder for her to walk or even to stand.

When we put her downstairs for the night (she cant control her muscles anymore so if she has "to go" she will right there), she is fine, but if we leave the house to run errans, even if its for a short while, she will have panic/anxiety attacks and destroy anything within her reach. She has destroyed the makeshift door my dad made 3 times to the point he had to sacrifice using metal screen and made it solid plywood with a sliding lock instead of the doorhandle. The other day she pulled a tooth out because she was trying to bite the door so hard.

I try so hard not to think of her passing but each day it seems to come closer and closer. I know for a fact she wont be around for my 19th birthday in march, and its even looking more likely she wont even be around for christmas or thanksgiving. Murphy is already on 3 different pain medications for her arthritis and one for her anxiety (Zanex). She is also starting to loose weight for no apparent reason. According to vet records she lost 6 pounds in 2 months, and we are to take her in every week to weigh her. If she continues to loose weight, we may have to put her to sleep.

My heart aches when i think of her being put to sleep, as my boyfriend had to go through the same thing last november with his dog. Everyday i give her a big hug and tell her i love her. But I know she doesnt understand much anymore, she even is showing signs of going deaf and not reconginizing us. This painful downward spiral brings flashbacks of my grandmother's end, which makes me feel worse.

I work on commissions or personal projects to keep my mind at bay, but its getting harder to do so. I just needed to let this out, ive been crying myself to sleep or having breakdowns everyday now. I just can't begin to think that one day I will wake up and she wont be there....

Thanks for reading this, and thanks to those who have supported me in these hard times.

I love you Murphy, always and forever my friend <3

~Shaggy Griffon
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
11:24 pm
check out my new website!! im so happy i finally have one! $10 a year babeh! http://www.shaggygriffonstudios.com/
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
10:37 am
Sunday, September 5th, 2010
2:47 pm
Monday, August 23rd, 2010
7:16 am
Hey ya’ll, just a reminder that my Tauren Fullsuit still has no bids, only 6 days left, and I also have some customs of Pokémon goods and one character hat/character Hoodie commission slot that end in 12 hours! Thanks for looking:
-Custom Pokémon/Fursona character Hat or Hoodie: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190432874017&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
-Turtwig and groudon stuffs: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190432860903&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
-Jakks Murkrow plush: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190432862495&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
-Custom Ivysaur/Venusaur Hoodie: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190433222031&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
-Nootau the Tauren/Minotaur FULLSUIT: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190433049524&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

~Shaggy Griffon
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
11:44 am
Hey everyone! Just a heads up that im selling my empoleon cosplay. Its built on a adult large craft black tshirt with attached fins. Comes with medium sized adult sock feet and the hat (24” circumference). PANTS NOT INCLUDED. Please make an offer, I just want em gone! Shipping will be $15 to anywhere in the US, $20 to Canada. Here are some pics:
Plus check out my auction for empoleon plush, zukan, and figures here! Ends soon: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190426375645&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
11:26 am
fursuit and cosplay commissions are now OPEN! plus a new auction to start :)


con report coming soon!
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
7:43 am
fur and fursuit stuff sales!
well i found some more stuff to sell in hopes for extra spending cash at Otakon in 9 days :) Please take a look!

1. a pair of ears on a headband. bought at Otakon last year thinking i would use these for a partial but it never worked out :( Amazing quality, blk fleece covered comfortable headband. Royal purple, black DF medium pile furred ears with white fleece inside. Asking what i paid, $25 plus shipping.

2. Black long pile shag fur. From Crscrafts, i believe its called teddy. It works great for lion tail tips or any long "hair" looks. Ruler in the photo is 12" long for reference. Asking $5 plus shipping http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/003.jpg

3. DF shag medium pile chocolate brown. Amazing fur, 2 large scraps from my inventory. Asking $7 plus shipping http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/005-1.jpg

4. Light/Baby blue DF medium pile fur. Excess from my boyfriend's fursuit. A little over a yard of uncut fur, a few weird shaped endings but perfect for covering a head and probably a set of paws :) Asking $20 plus shipping. http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/006-1.jpg

5. DF curly shag RED. Very curly awesome fur that i used for a few accents. Asking $10 plus shipping. Ruler is 12" for reference. http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/008-1.jpg

6. DF curly shag BLACK. Very curly awesome fur that was used for a few accents. Asking $7 plus shipping. Ruler is 12" for reference. http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/010-1.jpg
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
9:25 am
just letting ya'll know i finally have the times for meet&greet w/ Grotle. I will be attending the Pokemon photoshoot at 6pm on the 4th floor on Saturday, as well as the quad photoshoot at 1:30pm on the front tier that same day.

I will be going to the other poke shoot on friday but i will be in my Zoroark hoodie, which i need to post here sometime so you know what i look like lol.

however if your just a roamer rather then a photoshoot attendee, i will be in grotle just about all day saturday from 1pm until 7pm between my photoshoots. so try and find me! Also, if you do get any pictures of me, whether it be of me in Drake, Grotle or Zoroark, please link/tag me in your uploads, i love seeing pictures taken of me from other perspectives hehe.

Just about a week left to go, see you all then! BTW, who's planning on going anyhow?
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
5:09 pm

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
11:48 am

Ok, due to lack of funds for my Rampardos cosplay for july 09, im opening 3 slots for tails, feet and handpaws, as a combo or seperate.
Handpaws can be wrist, elbow, or shoulder length, base price is $35 (pawpads and claws are extra, along with number of colors/piles)
Feet paws-ankle to knee length, pawpads or outdoor soles, 3-4 toes. base price $45
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/other%20fursuits/feet.jpg (soles are added later, sold them)
Tails- any type, big or small, single or multicolor. plain polyfil stuffed or added wire support, 1 or 2 belt loops depending on size/weight. base price for small $30 medium $40 large $50
thanks guys, these can be completed before AC09 if you hurry and take the slots!
comment here and email at spirit_wolf12@hotmail.com with your design and/or questions!
~Shaggy Griffon
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
11:54 am
hey guys  i just thought of a really good idea for my phoenix partial. im using the tutorial/pics from the girl who made the crow wings and tail, and i thought, im gonna use DA's firey long pile tipped fur for the flame look, but what if i added silk (the stuff that clowns throw in the air to juggle, those neon tissue things) strips hainging from the tail and arm bases so when i swing my arm and shake my tail around those strips will blow in the wind and look like live flames. i just dunno where to get those, maybe Joann's? also, that kind of tipped fur, is it shaveable like around the eyes and when it comes out from the beak on the head? i have the purple with white tip fur if i could test that. im gonna use white wire mesh and paint the anime eyes on that so i can see through the whole thing. the arms will be shoulder length with elastic to hold them on me. now i havent thought about the feet. you know that breed of chickens that have the feathery fluff on their feet like Clydestales? i was thinking since Phoenix's dont really show their feet much in all the flames, maybe i could use that same fur and drape it over the feet, but have toes and talons protruding from the shaggy fur. id make the shoes on a slipper base i have in my workshop cabinet. they are knee high very comfy outdoor soled slippers if you will. since this is my anthroy Prince Zuko cosplay suit, the head is gonna have his anime eyes, the scar on the left eye, the black shaggy wig, and his long Fire Nation robe on, which also has a blood red undershirt/pants so thats why im making this a partial. only his wings, tail and feet will be seen coming out of the clothing, and the head will have a poofy neck. im gonna make the beak out of my celluclay, but what should i make the base out of that i will mold the clay over and let it dry on so it keeps its shape? id take away that base after.

~Shaggy Griffon 
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
8:52 am
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
7:20 pm
hey anyone here make horns, antlers, or tusks? i need a pair of tusks for my magtheridon suit. i tried to fiberlgass a pair, but it wont work, so i feel i have to comission some. i dont have alot of money (like under 30) but if i could pay some, and make some stuff or arts id be soo grateful. comment with some examples and stuffs. or any ideas wher ei can buy some online? fake of course, like for costumes.

Friday, February 1st, 2008
12:54 pm
im looking for a seal fur in this color for my Magtheridon-taur suit.

the seal fur from crcrafts is the length/look i need, im getting the hunter's green, and i need this color.

BTW, anyone know where i can get some LED lights that glow neon green for the eyes of my Magtheridon head? his head looks like this:

Shaggy Griffon
x-posted to fursuitlounge,my personal journal, fursuit and fursuitauctions
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
3:36 pm
hey guys. ive decided to make 1 suit this year, its going to be the biggest, most complicated yet, and i thought Ace hyena was hard hah! Ok, so i am Making Magtheridon the Pit Lord, yes, it's a World of Warcraft boss. here are some ref pics of him:

now, this will be a 1 person costume(blue person in ref), what i plan to do is on this pic:

i will hold up the torso part by suspenders around my shoulders(green line), and have the chest/arm parts slip on me like a shirt(purple). it wil have padding since Mag has a buffed chest.
His wings(orange) will be attached to the back of the bottom part, and wired so they swing a bit while i move. Now, the difficult part 1. how do i make a pattern to make the back part? my legs will be in his front legs, my arms in his arms, but those back legs+tail(yellow), will be entirely stuffed, and the green flame he has going up his back to his neck will be stuffed, i obviously cant have real flame hah. i want the back legs to move in tune to mine, and he walks both left legs, then both right and so on so forth. so i was thinking attach something so when i move my leg leg forward, the back left leg moves too. and i want the tail to gradually swing left/right as i walk, kinda waddle, because his tail is just like a crocidile's.

now for materials, i was thinking using hunter's green seal fur from Crcrafts, shaggy neon gren from distinctive for the flame, pinkish PVC vynil for the wing membranes, olive-yellow seal fur OR something like fake suede for the underbelly "scales" on his chest, stomach and underside of tail. then make his spikes stuffed out of felt or something. then his tuskes out of tooldip+painted. i would see out of his mouth, so that would have to be painted buckrum, or something else? suggestions?

the last big thing is his armor. what can i make his breastplate, bracers, and pauldrons out of? i have no idea, the shoulders would be connected together by leather string or something, so it goes ontop of my shoulders before i put on the head. And the chains holding up his breastplate i can use those fake plastic chains you find at costume stores (aka my local Party City store). and i guess i would permanetly attach the bracers, since his arm will be like mostly foam for the muscle/buff look.

this is a BIG project. i plan to take him to BlizzCon, AC, and other events. Project 2008: Magtheridon, is in the planning stages now, then i have to collect the money for all the materials, then acutally make him. this will be both fun and a challenge. but im willing to try it, most definetly.

now to get started,
Shaggy Griffon
Saturday, December 15th, 2007
11:44 am
well, after some blisters, hard times and money shortages, here i present Drake the Indian Dragon Version 4 and Final!
Concept art (i changed the smile) http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/Drake%20ref%20pics/yeah.png
Head: http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/Drake%20ref%20pics/Dralev4final3.jpg
First time using buckram and alot of foamies so bear with me. Vision is better than expected, breathing ok. Fits quite snug, i may bring it to school to show my 10th grade English teacher, Mr. Britton, as he loves my work.
Here are some other pics of all the heads i own:http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/Shaggy_Griffon/Allmyfursuitheads003.jpg
This one is my fan art head of Onyxia, the black dragonflight's leader and major pre-BC raid boss for World of Warcraft. She was made the way that other person did the werewolf mask, with foamies, marti-gras masks, and paints.

Whelp, catch'ya on the flipside, now to make the rest of Drake(shes a fullsuit).

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