Figured I'd post an update too!
Rakushun's head is close to halfway done -- he is going to be RIDICULOUSLY CUTE. <3 Just the ears, eyes (both of which are partially completed) and lower jaw left to build, then I can foam and fur it. I think I've figured out how to construct the body, too, though I still haven't decided on what to use for the padding for his haunches and rear end, or how I'm going to construct his tail.
Going fabric-shopping this weekend with Sage so she can get what she needs for Taiki. Her hair won't be quite long enough by Fanime, but we may be able to find a suitable wig locally (Vegas, Land of the Showgirls XD).
EEEEE so excited! *hearts and bounces*