A fursuit often gets mistaken with a mascot costume. The difference between the two is a fursuit is something unique and custom and for some can be an extension of your personality or a way to escape and have fun. A mascot is simply made to be baggy and fit anyone, and represents a business or organization. A fursuit is also based on ones fursona, I recommend developing a fursona before commissioning me for a suit because It's possibly for someone to grow distant of there suit because it no longer fits there needs due to lack of character development.
For more information about fursuits please click here.
How do I get one?
Please read my TOS and fill out a quote form. Please do not pester me on waiting for a quote, I'm a busy person.
Sending in required stuff
Depending on what you order I may or may not ask you to mail in certain items required to make your suit.
Duct Tape Dummy This is only used for fullsuits. This is also very time consuming but VERY important for your fursuit. If a duct tape dummy isn't made properly this may result in your suit being too big or small, as stated in my T.O.S I am not responsible for too tight or loose suits due to poorly made duct tape dummy's.
Materials Needed to create a DTD:
3-5 rolls of duct tape
Please see the tutorial on how to create a duct tape dummy here.
Proper Shoes This is only used for partials and fullsuits. Make sure you find good shoes you will be comfortable in. Make sure to only use slip on shoes! No laced shoes!
Measurements This will be needed for anything you order from me. I will need the circumference of your head using a sewing measuring tape. Another thing I may request is a trace of your hand, when you trace you hand get as close to your hand as you can. Please also include your wrist as well.
Fursuit Safety and Tips
Fursuits get extremely hot so always make to always stay hydrated, drink plenty of water NOT pop or other sugary drinks. Don't push yourself ether, if you get too hot take the suit off extreme heat can be a health hazard.
Always have a handler when you fursuit no matter how use to your suit you are. A handler is a person who acts as a "bodyguard" or eyes and ears to help you look out for people or objects that are in your way. They can also be a helping hand with providing water and other things. Fursuits have a thing called "tunnel vision" which simply means we can only see what is directly in front of us and our peripheral vision is useless.
Don't approach people, let people come to you. This is extremely important especially if you can't read body language that well. Most people are uncomfortable around fursuits so If someone wishes to interact with you they will approach you first. Be respectful of other peoples boundaries.
Be careful around children. This should be obvious. Children sometimes don't know better and will grab and pull at your suit, if this happens simply walk away and try not to push them because parents will get mad. Do not pick up children ether, simply hug or high five them.
Never fursuit at night or alone. As stated above always have a handler. At night it can be very dangerous, a fursuits vision isn't 100% even in the day and it get's harder to see even at night. Plus its easier to get jumped or mugged in the dark.
When you get out of suit hydrate right away even if you aren't thirsty. This is because you lose unbelievable amounts of sweat while in suit and your body needs to replace all the water that has been lost, you can get sick if you don't re-hydrate. Always make sure you shower as well to wash all the sweat off your skin.
Talking in suit is completely up to you. Some people don't talk in suit simply to stay in character or because they don't want to "ruin the magic". But if there ever is an emergency for whatever reason it's OK to talk in suit and tell your handler.
Fursuit maintenance and cleaning
For proper maintenance and cleaning please click here.