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3 Jun 2020, 11:09 pm (Edited 3 Jun 2020, 11:10 pm)
in Fursuiting Stigma (INPUT WANTED) (go to post)
There are people who find costumed characters creepy in any regard, and changing aspects of the costume isn't really going to make a difference. The mainstream sort of fursuit that's popular in the fandom doesn't appeal to me, for many of the reasons that you stated. I never wanted to look like a giant stuffed animal. I have a unique fursuit that is about as realistic as you can get, which uses my own eyes for real-time emoting, as well as my own hair, a moving jaw, and is very small and realistically proportioned to my body. I still get people calling me uncanny, creepy, weird, cringe, and a host of other things.

The phrase "you can't please everyone" certainly holds true. Some people just are unnerved by costumes and there's very little you can do to change that. Thankfully, I fursuit not for the benefit of others, but because I find it enjoyable, so other folks' opinions of my costume have little bearing on me. Instead of seeking to make fursuits more acceptable to people outside of our community, try to find pride and satisfaction in fursuiting for yourself.
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21 May 2020, 11:55 pm
in Free Character Sketches Because Insomnia! Yay! (go to post)
Love your art! You can draw my fursona Shetani if she catches your fancy!
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17 Dec 2019, 6:04 pm
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Bump!
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4 Jan 2019, 6:45 pm (Edited 4 Jan 2019, 6:48 pm)
in PWYW Sketches! FD/FC/USD, Items, Other SLOW OPEN (go to post)
pizzacassierole I'm asking because you say you will draw a fullbody of a furry but not an anthro. Is my fursona considered a furry - which I would be able to get a fullbody of - or an anthro - which I would not?
I usually hear the term "furry" used to mean the person behind the character, and "anthro" as an adjective to describe the character. (e.g. "My name is Bob and I'm a furry. My fursona is Sparky the anthro fox.")
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4 Jan 2019, 6:33 pm
in PWYW Sketches! FD/FC/USD, Items, Other SLOW OPEN (go to post)
pizzacassierole Just curious - what do you consider the difference between a "furry" and an "anthro"?
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26 Dec 2018, 1:15 pm
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Bump!
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24 Dec 2018, 4:59 pm
in Christmas YCHs - Open! (go to post)
If you ever decide to take FV items/currency for these, let me know! The beverage one is so cute!
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26 Nov 2018, 4:30 am
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Bump!
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24 Nov 2018, 5:45 pm
in Toyhou.se Codes (go to post)
I could spare one in exchange for art (if you draw) or a Ko-Fi!
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10 Nov 2018, 4:01 pm
in free memes [temp closed to play catch up] (go to post)
Nindroid these are the best thing ever skhdfhdsl

If/when you reopen, could you do Shetani as the person with all the stuffed animals:

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7 Nov 2018, 11:52 pm
in Free traditional doodles (go to post)
I'll just toss some gals atcha!

Species: Rat
Gender: Female
Anthro: Yes
Vintage cartoon: If you want!
Inspiration pictures: I'm just gonna link you her ref page. There's a clothing inspiration picture there if you need it!
What you'd like to see: whatever inspires you! She's a nerd and a goofball, and a little bit of an airhead sometimes.
What you don't want to see: a face that doesn't look like a rat. They're not just cats/dogs with Mickey Mouse ears, the nose and muzzle have a unique shape ~

Species: Domestic cat
Gender: Female
Anthro: NO
Vintage cartoon: no thanks
Inspiration pictures: Reference
What you'd like to see: Something cute! Maybe her playing, eating sweets, picking flowers, etc.
What you don't want to see: her as an anthro or an adult
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23 Aug 2018, 4:30 pm
in Will Draw For Plush/Stickers [Open] (go to post)
Open slots is fine!
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23 Aug 2018, 12:16 pm
in Will Draw For Plush/Stickers [Open] (go to post)
SilverDeath Can I get on the pinglist, please?
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18 Aug 2018, 9:30 am
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Now offering Treasure Map fragments for the event!
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30 Jul 2018, 6:33 am
in Fursuit Commissions Pricings Help? (go to post)
A good guideline for pricing anything is: hourly minimum wage in your state x the number of hours you worked on it + the cost of materials.
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26 Jul 2018, 5:08 pm
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Maria3313 I'm going to pass, but thanks for commenting and good luck with your shop!
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25 Jul 2018, 2:52 am
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Bump!
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7 Jul 2018, 10:43 pm
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Bump!
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2 Jun 2018, 12:42 am
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Clarified some stuff in the main post and added a character to be drawn!
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24 May 2018, 2:27 am
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Bump!
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10 May 2018, 9:09 pm (Edited 10 May 2018, 9:10 pm)
in Thoughts on poodling? (go to post)
This is a great example of a suit that bypasses the poodling issue.

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(Peek-a-Boo at Anthrocon 2017)

Here, the suiter uses an undershirt and tights in the color of their character's fur to cover up any exposed skin, while also having a cool and breathable outfit. I would love to see more people trying out techniques like this when wearing a partial with a tank top or other lesser-coverage clothes! A thin layer won't cause the suiter to overheat, and for those who enjoy the aesthetic of big fluffy head and paws, you'll still get that look. It makes for a visual that's more memorable and cohesive than just "I woke up this morning, put on my fursuit head and now I'm ready to go."
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9 May 2018, 4:20 pm
in how'd y'all find out you were a furry? (go to post)
So, the cool thing about being a furry is that you aren't one unless you say you're one. I followed the furry fandom for over a decade before I felt comfortable calling myself a furry.

I've loved animals since I was a child, so it was a natural progression from there. Growing up, I was enamored with films, cartoons, and books that featured animal characters. In the early 2000s, I discovered fanart of The Lion King on DeviantArt and other sites, and from there I came across anthropomorphic art. I learned quickly that furries were mocked and looked down upon by the majority of the internet, and later, the world at large. While I still consumed art and kept up-to-date with the community, I did so in secret and took great pains to never label or associate myself with furries.

It wasn't until a heartfelt conversation with a college classmate decades later that I realized being a furry wasn't anything to be ashamed of. I started dating a furry, who convinced me to finally make a fursona, and the rest is history.
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9 May 2018, 2:51 am (Edited 9 May 2018, 2:51 am)
in Can somebody explain what a "furry" is (go to post)
Moli A furry is someone who has an interest in anthropomorphic animals, and a desire to call themselves a part of the community. Some people can like (for example) Lady Gaga's music, but not consider themselves a Lady Gaga fan. Similarly, you can enjoy aspects of anthro characters without being a furry, so don't feel pressured to label yourself as such if you don't want to.
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3 May 2018, 11:05 pm
in Thoughts on poodling? (go to post)
Personally, it's not something I would ever do.

I feel like it does show slightly more effort and pride in your appearance to at least ensure your arms and legs are covered when suiting. I'm pretty sure everyone owns at least one long-sleeve shirt, and besides, it's good practice to wear a protective layer under your suit anyway, to keep yourself cool and prolong the life of the costume.

Of course, everyone fursuits in their own way and has their own reasons for doing so. I would never look down on someone due to how they choose to fursuit and present themself.
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19 Apr 2018, 4:08 am
in Buying fursona art with FC/FD/items/Toyhouse (go to post)
Bump!
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