Enjoy making people go "What was that?"
This one is for you!
I have seen motorcyclists with a "mohawk" stripe on their helmets, but I wanted a different one. My helmet is plain black, so what else to do but put a Skunk stripe on it!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Heavy Duty Velcro, adhesive backed
Hot glue gun
Helmet. Preferably not an expensive new one, the Velcro glue may not come off. This is my backup, and is due for retirement at the end of the summer. I replace my helmet about every 4 years, or when they start to feel loose.
You will need about 1/3 yard each of black and white fun fur. I also saw a nice, furry bath rug that would be neat, only I didn't want to spend $20 on it just to cut it up. Check thrift stores for rugs or old jackets. The fun fur is $12 a yard at JoAnn Craft Stores. Unfortunately, it has a "Grain" to it, and it runs across the fabric bolt, so if you buy an 8-inch, full-width strip, the grain runs perpendicular to the direction you need it. I simply cut the pieces short, then glued them together. It is much easier to cut the fur with a utility knife than with scissors- the scissors cut the long hairs off, while the blade only slices through the backing. The scissors are for cutting the Velcro.
Step 2: Stripe
Step 3: Tail
Cut a rectangle of black fur that is 1 inch longer than your tail (without tip) and half as wide. Cut 2 notches in one end, and make 2 or 3 slits in the middle.
Cut 3-4 small rectangular white pieces. Roll one piece into a cone, and glue it together. Glue 1-2 more over this cone to give it bulk. With the last piece, cut a series of slits to make a "Fringe" of fur, then glue just the top edge to the cone. Now the tip has some feathery bits.
Cut a white rectangle big enough to cover the slits in the black piece. Lay it, fur side down, over the slits. Put glue on both side edges of the black piece, and along the bottom edge. fold the black sides over on top of the white piece, and stick the tip into the end. Fluff some of the white through the slits.
Step 4: Velcro
Put a strip of fuzzy on the notch end of the tail, and strips on the stripes.
Stick 'Em on!
Step 5: Riding
Have fun! People WILL stare.