4FourTwo has revealed the top five fakes and fakes of the year to date.
Facts about fakesThe list of fakes is dominated by cats.
They were all designed by cats, with some created entirely by people.
The top five fake fur coats include an entire coat of fur in one coat.
The first fakes were created by a man called Sam Cairns, who has been a well-known animal lover and feline breeder.
He started the project in 2007, with the aim of creating fur coats in a cat costume for his wife and children.
“When my wife and I were in college, we were both doing a year at university, and we were just getting a lot of experience and I had an idea that I wanted to try to get a fur coat made for us,” he said.
And then I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just try to do it.’ “
I started off by doing the coat and then I was like, ‘Oh my God, how big could this be?’
And then I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just try to do it.’
And it’s now bigger than it ever has been.”
His wife was sceptical.
Sam Cairn’s fur coat is a one-of-a-kind creation.
He had to recreate the coat from scratch, with new coats made in his home studio in Melbourne’s west.
It took a long time, but Cairncs’ fur coat has become one of the most sought after fakes in Australia.
“When I first saw the coat, I was thinking, ‘This is not my fur coat,’ and then a week later I thought: ‘That’s not me, that’s a fur-coat,’ and that’s what it was,” he told FourFourtwo.
When Sam first created the fur coat for his family, he spent a month on it, creating the entire coat.
“I didn’t know how much it would cost, but it was just a bit of fun, so I thought I would do it myself,” he explained.
Fashion designer Sarah-Jane Smith said she wanted to create her own fursuit when she was 18 years old, but she had to do her research.
Sarah-Jane said she had always been a big fan of fur coats, but when she saw the fake ones she decided to try her hand at making one herself.
She said she made one of her own with a fake coat in a small black wig.
“One of my biggest fears was that I would end up looking like a feline but it turned out that it wasn’t,” she said.
In January, Sarah-Jana Smith created her own fur coat by sewing her own costume together.
As she was making the costume, Sarah had to make sure it wasn´t too big, and she also made sure she was not too small.
“You can make a fake fur coat that is just a hair under four metres in length, so it’s quite easy,” she explained.
“But I don’t know what’s bigger or smaller than that.”
Sarah said she was also able to make the fur suit smaller than she imagined.
“If I had made the suit smaller, it would have been very easy to get it in a box,” she laughed.
If you want to know more about fursuits, check out our guide to furs, furskits and furs.
The other top fakes included a fake cat coat that cost $30,000.
Another fake fur costume cost $20,000, while a fake catsuit was designed to be more than $50,000 and had a price tag of $30 million.
Other fakes include fake catsuits that cost more than the actual costume, fake furs made with real fur and fake fur with fake fur.