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My First Fursuiting Experience At FurFright 2010 
8th-Nov-2010 10:13 pm
Leopard White Mage
So as folks may have read, I did in fact fursuit for the first time at FurFright.

Saturday night while pkitty1, myself, and some other folks were having a few drinks, the topic of myself and fursuiting came up. I somehow was persuaded by Captain Morgan other folks in the room to put on the head and paws of Manik's cheetah fursuit and then walked around con space for about half an hour. The partial actually went pretty well with the black overcoat I wore with it, and it gave me the opportunity to "flash" my conbadges to folks that I knew. (and in many cases surprise them, as was the case with protocollie!)

Here's the proof:

Sweating inside the partial wasn't too bad, but I definitely couldn't wear the suit for an excessive amount of time. I unfortunately had issues with the paws, since they were basically giant slippers, I couldn't easily put my orthotic shoe inserts in them, and that did a number on my feet. (maybe I should shuffle more next time?)

Visibility was also very poor inside the fursuit head. Specifically, I was told that visibility in that head was particularly bad compared to other suits. Unfortunately, I don't have any experience with other fursuits to compare that against. :-P

I'll have to see if it's feasible for a fursuit maker to "build" a set of paws around a spare pair of shoes when I commission should I decide to commission a leopard cheetah cheopard fursuit at some point.

If anyone can recommend any good fursuit builders, BTW, feel free to do so in the comments.
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9th-Nov-2010 03:23 am (UTC)
9th-Nov-2010 03:28 am (UTC)
9th-Nov-2010 03:39 am (UTC)
You're not helping your "people constantly confusing you for a cheetah" situation. ;)

Looks great though! Looking forward to seeing you at MFF!
9th-Nov-2010 04:59 am (UTC)
You looking for something toony, or realistic? For realistic, Qarrezel would be the one. (As long as you don't need it right away.)

20th-Nov-2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
Their work certainly looks amazing. I'm not going to name names, but I know what it's like to wait for one of these. I requested a head to be built, put half down, and 4+ years later, I am still waiting!
9th-Nov-2010 05:31 am (UTC)
I just noticed that was Equin to the left in the first photo. n.n;
9th-Nov-2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
I had a lot of luck with a friend of mine, who's worked on a lot of suit parts before, and an overseas fur with some skill.

My partial, youtube from this year's AC. (roof, before it had to be shut down)

The head was made by http://www.quollity.com

The rest of the costume's parts were made by: http://www.furantic.com
9th-Nov-2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
that's funny, I suited for the first time in my 15 years of fandom Halloween weekend for the North Halsted parade.
10th-Nov-2010 12:09 am (UTC)
I'd love to design a suit for you!
10th-Nov-2010 01:13 am (UTC)
That is really you! You used to have blue eyes when you were a young cub. I don't remember any spots though, except when you had poison ivy ;-)
10th-Nov-2010 08:11 am (UTC)
Ahh, so that's how the leopard got its spots... ;) I mean rosettes.
10th-Nov-2010 08:04 am (UTC) - Rites of passage
Congratulations on your first fursuiting! You are now officially a furry. :P

For your information, my suit was made by Kilcodo Costumes. She does super-cute work at a great price, and has been really nice to interact with as well. I can recommend her. However, she may be closed for commissions at the moment.
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