Thabo is my fursuit character, who has been around since May 2012. During the following years quite some things have changed with the meerkat. This page is to show who has worked on Thabo, complete with credits to their respective pages.
The initial version of Thabo was the result of a collaboration between Jillscostumes and Matrices (who made the body). He was commissioned in 2011, and saw the light of day during early 2012. His characteristic sock-tie was hand-knit by family.
In 2013 I commissioned new paws, from Fluffstorm. They were a bit more bulky than Jills’ version and make Thabo look a bit more like the original reference sheet. While they both had their charms, I preferred the big ones.
During my time with Thabo, I have gathered a whole bunch of props, ranging from a big grub (made by Mercurcy), down to several clothing items to complement his sock-tie and even a Thabo plushy (by Glacidea).
One of the most elaborate props is this Team Fortress 2 medigun made by Sorin Omega in 2015. It comes with working LED tip, sounds from the gun powering up in the game when the proper handle is pulled, and is powered through an USB cable that runs through the ‘hose’ to a battery in the ‘backpack’.
In 2016 Thabo got a major revamp by WeMightBite costumes: new paws, body and tail. This new body was more in line with the original reference sheet, and was experimental in several ways, such as having built-in support for EZ-cooldown inserts, a pass pocket in the arm-sleeve, and huge bags for pillow fluff in the legs to achieve that ‘cartoon’ shape. The feetpaws were replaced as well, mainly because the old ones were subject to wear and tear (thanks to Mylunee for extending their livespan) and restrictive for airplane travel.
In 2017 WeMightBite performed some adjustments, in the thighs are 2 optional places for coolpacks. While invisible these are extremely effective. A new scarf has been knit, more closely resembling the original ref-sheet, a nd Mylunee made new padded handpaws.
In 2018 the entire insides of Thabo has been reworked by Nymfa Creations. These days the polyfill is being held in one place by a layer of lycra, which can be opened with steel zippers.
I would happily recommend any of the makers mentioned on this page for a commission in their respective fields. And of course, a big thank you to all those people who made performing with Thabo such an awesome experience.