Step 6: Make some paws!
Baseball batter's gloves
Plastic craft claws
needle n' thread
Foam over a baseball batters glove. Hot glue it on. The wires will make the claws sturdy on top of my fingers ( the claws will fit over the wire, create a hole in the claw with the dremel tool). The foam makes my hand look like it has different stubbier joints and hopefully a little less human.
Glue the claws onto the finger wire with epoxy. Paint your claws and seal with the clear epoxy. I painted the paw pads first with the latex to reduce to pores of the foam, the went over that with black tool tip. ( there are better ways to make paw pads but this is what i did) I shaved down the finger tip fur and let it fade into longer fur on the back of the hand.
Cut the fingers off of the opera gloves, put one on and insert it into the glove. Using hot glue...yes, hot glue...glue on strips of fur up to your elbows. The trick is to use a low heat glue gun ( NOT the large high heat!)...apply your glue onto the strip of fur, let it cool for a minute and then apply it to the opera glove. It will be warm but won't burn you. You just need it to stick enough to hold in place. Once all the fur is attached, remove the opera glove with the paw still attached and sew all of the fur seams together. Lower arm done!