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Fursuiting?
« on: February 18, 2009, 07:32:36 pm »
I will be going to a comic book/scifi/anime convention this month and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to wear my fursuit at some point during the event.
Ive heard of furries being harassed at this types of cons before so that's the reason why I'm asking.

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 07:37:21 pm »
If you don't mind possibly being harassed, go ahead and wear one.  If someone makes a comment about it, you could always take it off and no one would recognize you, yeah?  That being said, I don't wear them.

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 07:44:28 pm »
Just take it along, and if you really dont think its freindly then say you are not a fur but...some sort of Anime fan or whatever XD

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 08:14:58 pm »
I know I will get a couple of negative comments. That doesn't really bother me. But I'm afraid of other things like.... hate crimes o.o
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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 08:22:18 pm »
You could try to make it look like a cosplay of something or other, if not I guess you could do what the others said bring it and see if the con is fursuit friendly or not. I'm not really sure what to do, I'd probably wear a costume to something like that (Just because I can xD), but I personally wouldn't wear a fursuit unless it was a furry convention or incredibly furry friendly (Unless it was a cosplay of something like Starfox or whatever. I dunno)

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 08:38:55 pm »
Don't know what to say. Here, I've heard that those conventions are really peacefull although I have never been to one. I have a quite silly question about fursuits, are all of them thick and big-headed such as the commercial (mainstream) ones or are there lighter suits, with smaller heads?

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 08:39:42 pm »
They are custom made...so however you want it really XD

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009, 08:46:25 pm »
Yeah It depends on what u want really. And after wearing it for a while it feels like ur inside a volcano.
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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009, 08:50:33 pm »
Don't know what to say. Here, I've heard that those conventions are really peacefull although I have never been to one. I have a quite silly question about fursuits, are all of them thick and big-headed such as the commercial (mainstream) ones or are there lighter suits, with smaller heads?
A lot of fursuit heads are pretty small, depends on what methods are used and what the person wearing it prefers. This one's pretty small: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej-RRSZbm-E&feature=channel
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 08:53:24 pm by Zapp Otter »

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2009, 08:57:51 pm »
I know you edited! ;D
thank you. =)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 09:20:44 pm by Nort »

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009, 10:42:22 pm »
What kind of shape are you in? I doubt it would be too hard to take on most of the people at that type of con :p

That being said I was thinking sort of like what Zapp said, maybe you could claim it's based on some anime character or something and then just make up an anime?

I don't see the appeal of fursuits myself, but if you want to wear one just do it, who cares what people say, and I'm sure you'll be safe from hate crimes.
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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009, 11:53:42 pm »
I went to an anime con where there were several fursuiters, and right behind them were /b/tards with "yiff in hell" signs.
So, you'll most likely get harassed or snarked at by some people. Some people might just think it's cool. It's up to you in the end whether it's worth enduring.
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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2009, 12:14:48 am »
Will you be going to the con with some friends in the furry fandom? I personally would only wear a fursuit to any con if the people I went with were fellow furs.

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2009, 07:07:55 am »
I might be going there. Nobody's gonna mess with you when you're hanging with a semi-anger problematic 5'5" fuzzy-haired stud like me.

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Yes, that came out perfectly.

Just don't wear any clothes on top of your fursuit, for the love of Chuck Norris, you'll burn so many calories you'll faint before you get even 3 feet into the con.

If you end up feeling tired, though, simply take off the mask or change at a nearby bathroom.

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2009, 09:03:32 am »
One day I'm gonna dress up like a Stormtrooper or as Captain Kirk and go to a furry convention. It's gonna be hilarious.

I might be going there. Nobody's gonna mess with you when you're hanging with a semi-anger problematic 5'5" fuzzy-haired stud like me.

You've never met my friend Guzzo...the dude's practically a midget and I've seen him pick fights with dudes the size of horses...

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2009, 01:42:11 pm »
One day I'm gonna dress up like a Stormtrooper or as Captain Kirk and go to a furry convention. It's gonna be hilarious.

I might be going there. Nobody's gonna mess with you when you're hanging with a semi-anger problematic 5'5" fuzzy-haired stud like me.

You've never met my friend Guzzo...the dude's practically a midget and I've seen him pick fights with dudes the size of horses...

LOL! sure it will! XD

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Having some friends with you might help...
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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2009, 04:06:06 pm »
Wow...5 foot 5 0_o thats really small lol, still height is no object to strength or whatever...

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Fursuits?
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2009, 06:33:32 pm »
You bet your ass that size doesn't matter, Mikune!
Especially when they confuse you for a freshman at high school, perfect opportunity to slaughter an unsuspecting touchy-feely foe.
Your friend, Rooster, reminds me of someone awesome and definitely not conceited... me! D:/
On topic, though, Cherry, your fursuit is black, so ya probably won't handle the increasingly intense heat.
Just dress as Slash again, or something
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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2009, 06:35:12 pm »
You bet your ass that size doesn't matter, Mikune!
Especially when they confuse you for a freshman at high school, perfect opportunity to slaughter an unsuspecting touchy-feely foe.
Your friend, Rooster, reminds me of someone awesome and definitely not conceited... me! D:/
On topic, though, Cherry, your fursuit is black, so ya probably won't handle the increasingly intense heat.
Just dress as Slash again, or something

Lol

Touchy feely foe lol sounds like some idiots at school

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Re: Fursuiting?
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2009, 06:37:02 pm »
average heightis 6 foot i'm 5'8.