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.
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