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
cheopard fursuit at some point.
If anyone can recommend any good fursuit builders, BTW, feel free to do so in the comments.