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February 9, 2013
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Dancer Tribal Black Wolf Headress by AdarkerNEMISIS Dancer Tribal Black Wolf Headress by AdarkerNEMISIS
Still a Under Going Project: (still not good enough needs alot of work!)

I have been thinking this up for quite a few years now when I was a kid the first wolf pelt I ever seen was owned by my aunt who had a grey and black Taxidermy wolf headdress. I had the idea. The whole idea going to Taxidermy School was to learn how to make these..............load and behold I became a "Plushidermist" and not the "Rogue Taxidermist" as I dreamed when I started this.

The idea was definitely in mind when I was into the R.U.N. years back and dreamed to actually go through with it but it just never happened......... So this is actually considered a R.U.N. Headress.....Although I never actually gone through with the idea it came up not too long ago when I was Chatting with a friend and realized I had all I needed to do was get my ass up and actually do it! After all everything I needed at the time was already in The house, I already had the form, the wolf (wolves) and neither where selling so I picked a wolf and started the work.

I did not like the form I had, the nose to me was way too bulky and square so I shaved and sanded half of it down to define different features in the face and finished them off with thin clay. Not that it’s a natural look but this thing wasn’t intended to be 100% natural looking.

I was originally going to put this with the March Sale but I don’t think I’m going have it. Besides it won’t be done by then. I am really hoping I can bring this up to my tribe to see if any of them would be interested in this as a Native American Headdress for dancing. I think she would be best suited for that instead. Although we are the rabbit tribe I think Coyote is best suited for my people hahahaha a lot of them are Big Wolf totem scratchers. Naturally I’m a coyote……….and I’m pretty sure you can see why. :facepalm:

I will look forward to working on more of these! I hope everybody can Enjoy!! :hooray:

PLEASE NOTE: I didn’t go to school for Photography, I went to school for Taxidermy! My pictures are not the best!
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Innerpeace10 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  New member
I'd love to purchase one of these from you.  Do you have any available?
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do not have any just sitting around but I could do a custom order for one whith what ever color you want.

but keep in mind its priced around the 1,300-2,000 depending on pelt prices.
StormyCloudy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I don't really know anything about dogs honestly but those eyes have a violent sadness to them that is really painful to look at, maybe that's just me.
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well honestly, its not a dog its a wolf and its not really alive LOL.
KiyiyaHowlingWolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's beautifully made I will say that and having a wolf spirit guide as my totem animal helps ^.^ Wish I could afford something like this
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
really, hahaha I'm the coyote. the trickster. sometimes I wish I could make them cheaper for people. things have gotten so expensive these days. and what I sold this one for is cheaper than what I have to sell them for now due to market shifts in supplies.
KiyiyaHowlingWolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The worst part about TRYING to find a pelt, is people don't understand that the animal was most likely killed humanely...I don't condone the hunting of wolves unless every part is used (well almost everything). And the second part is being on a fixed income where, if I saw a pelt that was say even a $100, I'd be screwed x.x -le sigh- someday I guess xD
sophsuffication Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is great, Forget the people bullying you. I believe that animals who have died deserve to live on in another form, and this is a beautiful form. Creating something beautiful out of something sad. 
AaNishNabeeBlackWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
amazing respectful work . truly the work of a tribesman. you have shown great honor to our brothers with your skill.
AdarkerNEMISIS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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