We've come across a decent amount of blindfolds and haven't found a perfect one yet so made this Leather and Fur Blindfold Prototype to address some common issues.

One of the most common issues with typical blindfolds is usually there is some sort of light bleed, commonly in the nose area. In my experience most submissives find this quite a bit distracting since the goal is total darkness and not being able to sneak in side peeks. To address this I gave rabbit fur a try, which can be a little bit of a mess to deal with. Cutting it at all makes quite a mess and then even once mounted the hair direction can cause it to still stick out passed the main platform. To counter this a bit I took a beard trimmer to edges which seems to have at least minimized the issue. Something like sheepskin was also a consideration, but it is so bulky I was worried about a pretty sloppy end result where the wool padding would stick out around the edges in a very half-hazard looking fashion.

The fur direction is still a consideration if playing rough or quickly putting the blindfold off and on, but I think worth testing out. Although the rabbit fur is working out great to block out light, on other blindfold types you don't have to worry about the interior looking messy if you put it on quickly. On the subject of playing rough, the main intent for the nose opening is that it helps prevent the blindfold from being pushed up too far. The nose hole sizing is a bit tricky since if too small or big it won't stay in place well and or look odd.

   

To additionally fight light bleed issues, the main leather platform is wet-formed a bit. I don't have a fancy mold to do this on so tried my best on my own face. I got the general idea from my buddy House of Wolfram and so far seems worth the effort. The result shapes to one's face better and keeps all the light out.

Another place where blindfolds can go wrong is the main strap. Many use thin elastic which gets all funky over time or some go the opposite direction using a leather strap with very minimal give. This in combination with not many buckle holes can make getting a good fit difficult. To try and find a balance I made the strap out of leather I usually use for padding, folded over. This way the strap feels substantial and durable, yet still has a little give to it like elastic. Since not trying to make a universal size having a single leather keeper seems sufficient for current slack management. Some thought was put into the buckle placement so it is shifted away from the back center of the head. This way the wearer can still rest their head on something without uncomfortably being right on the buckle hardware zone.

   

So anyway, it is not perfect with some issues like my sewing machine being pretty aggressive to the front panel and generally being labor time intensive so not very feasible to sell, however just wanted to show off a blindfold with some features that worked for us.

 

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