This blog post is about making eyes for a fursuit head. One part of a fursuit that gives it expression are the eyes, there are a few different types of eyes this blog post will explain each type of eye.
Toony standard eyes. Toony standard eyes are usually on the surface of the face of the fursuit and most of the time have black felt, plastic, or foam border to outline the eye. The heads in the picture below have toony standard eyes (the heads below are not mine). Normally these eyes are made of plastic or foam and the iris of the eye is made out of a see through fabric that is usually colored by paint or markers.
Toony follow me eyes. Follow me eyes have the illusion that the fursuit head's eyes are following you if you stand at any angle by the fursuit where the eyes are visible most of the time it will look like it's staring at you. The fursuit below does not belong to me.
The description I said for the toony eye was not so clear, so here is a picture of an unfinished toony eye, but it does not have a black border on it.
Realistic eye. The realistic eye looks realistic and does not usually have a follow me effect. These eyes are made out of resin and usually are painted or are glued to a painted piece of paper, these eyes also usually have a border made out of clay and a little bit of see through fabric put in the tear duct of the eye. The fursuit below does not belong to me.
This is a picture of an unfinished head. This head gives a good look at the eye and the tear duct that the fursuiter can look through.
I hope this blog post helped any first time fursuit makers if this helped any furries with making a fursuit eye. If this blog post helped you make a fursuit eye leave a comment.