Installing a flexible chin stop in your fursuit base can be done in several ways. You can cut, sand, glue, and even sew through the chin stop to fit various types of bases.
Safety first! Always use appropriate safety equipment and work in a well-ventilated area. This is especially crucial when working with paints, primers, glues, or sanding. Good luck with your fursuit project!
Before installing the chin stop, test fit the fursuit head by wearing it and marking where your chin rests. For loose heads or those with moving jaws, lift the head forward slightly so that it doesn't dig into your neck.
Next, hold the flexi-chin stop in place and see how it rests on the base, ensuring the front edge lines up with the mark you made. If the base is nearly flat in this area, you can simply glue the tabs down. But if it's more curved, you may need to cut a small piece of foam to fit in the center. Glue the tabs down over this to make a smooth connection to the base. Remember that the tabs can be trimmed back if they are too large, but be sure to leave enough to glue! If you choose to glue it, I recommend using a gel-based superglue for best results.
Alternatively, you can sew the chin-stop down to heavy-duty velcro and add another piece to the base. This way, the chin stop will be adjustable if multiple people will be wearing it! It's best to put the soft side of the velcro on the base and the loop side on the chin-stop. This way, you can wear it without the chin-stop if needed.