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Fursuit Friday Feature #18: ALICE


Hello everyone and welcome to another “Fursuit Friday Feature”!
It’s my favorite day of the week because it gives me the chance to show off another amazing Fursuit within the Furry Fandom and Community! I have a lot of different people that have submitted their fursuits over the time I have been doing this and it’s always really fun when I pull a new name from the hat and get to see who goes next! This week we have a very unique-colored Fennec Fox character named Alice! Most know her by the username of Kat Queen ๐Ÿ˜€

This Fursuit is more realistic and I love showing off all different style of suits so this is really a treat! In my experience, most people think of fursuits as being closer to mascots or toon characters, so, to see a more realistic suit is often a change and very refreshing. Also, I love suits that have personality, and I think Alice here has loads of it!

While she only answered some of the questions for the interview, some things are best left as simple as possible, and I like a little mystery in a person, don’t you? So, lets see what Alice had to say on her character, suit, and etc. shall we?

1.Name: Kat Queen

2. Character Name: Alice

3. Character Species: Fennec Fox

4. Fursuit Maker: SaltySuits

5. Total Cost— $400 (I bought her off of 2Spooks)

6. How long did it take you to get a Fursuit?
I’ve been a furry for 5-6yrs, and I made my first last year, bought one this year. So about 4-5yrs.

7. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit?
Sometimes I do, I’m still a little new to suiting publicly.

8. Have you been to any Cons in suit?
No but you can catch me at AC2016!

9. How have people reacted to your Fursuit?
So far so good! Squeeing in happiness. Calling her cute and pretty ~

10. What was your main goal in getting a suit? Did you have any plans for it or did you just get one for fun?
Seeing suiters when I had just become a furry, going around to old folks homes and children’s hospitals, making them smile. It is my goal to do the same. Seeing someone smile is beyond contagious.

11. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
No.. not yet. I’m debating on doing so~

Suiting is a very different and a very unique experience, and I hope that, even though this blog is after Anthrocon of 2016 that some of you got to see and meet Alice and get to know this suiter first hand!

When getting a suit, it can be hard to decide what exactly you want to do with it. you might have an initial plan, but, once wearing the suit and figuring out your limitations and such, well, those plans might change and/or you might be thinking of new things you want to do. Things like suiting out in public or even making a youtube channel can be nerve-wracking and can take a person a moment to build up to. I know that Alice did not have too many photos when the interview was first done, but hope that this character has had so many more awesome experiences since then!

Thanks again for tuning in! I have recently gained some more followers of my blog and look forward to bringing you more content as time moves on. I’m trying to think of new things to add as content and will hopefully be able to write more than just the one blog a week I generally post. I’m still look for fursuiters as well as artists, crafters, and just general furries in which to interview and showcase to the fandom…to get names out there and products. So, leave a comment down below if interested and provide me a link (to FB or FA even DA) where I may reach you to send you the questions.

But, I love all the support this blog has gotten and all the people checking it out. I can’t wait to showcase someone new next week and, as always, I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰


Fursuit Friday Feature #17: ASHITAKA WOLF


Hello everyone and welcome to another Fursuit Friday Feature!
I do apologize that I did not post last weekend, but, I was not feeling very well and found myself not having the time to sit down and type out a blog. Either way, here we are again with another Fursuit Friday Feature…and this one dates back to my older interviews before I added more questions to make it more in-depth and interesting to read (thus the disclaimer).

I will admit that I have always been partial to canine suits, my main sona being a wolf…and so, when I saw this fursuit, I had to ask for an interview! While my questions in the interview can get boring for people to answer from time-to-time, Ashi was kind enough to do them all, and had a YouTube channel where the Nascar Arcade video made me smile. So whether you are here just to look at the suit or watch videos of furriesย  hopefully the questions are still interesting enough to make you appreciate the character, appreciate the suit, and enjoy Fursuit Friday taking a look at this cute which is Ashitaka Wolf ๐Ÿ˜€

1. Name: James Fernandez

2. Character Name: Ashitaka Wolf (Ashi for short)

3. Character Species: Wolf

4. Fursuit Maker: MadeFurYou (

5. Total Cost: $2,400.00

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
It took about 6 months from the time I sent MadeFurYou my deposit to getting my fursuit in hand. It’s a pretty reasonable amount of time given the popularity of the maker and the quality of the construction.

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
I’ve wanted a fursuit since long before I even joined the fandom. Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by mascot costumes and wanted one of my own. I decided to buy one shortly after joining the fandom and seeing how much fun it looked to attend conventions and things in suit. It turned out to be just as fun as it looked.

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences! Absolutely! I go out in public every chance I get, though that gets more and more difficult due to various laws that prevent you from wearing masks in public spaces. That being said, While I was in Hawaii I would get together frequently with the 808 Furs and “paint the town red” in suit. We’d go to Dave and Busters, the beach, the public parks, and downtown. We would also frequently raise money and attend the local charitable events, such as the Arthritis Walk and the Honolulu AIDS Walk. One of my most memorable moments in suit was when I was suiting at a small farmers market in Hawaii where a friend was vending. My handler and I were walking by a parent holding a small child that was maybe a year old. He wasn’t facing me, so he didn’t see me right away, but when he turned around and saw me he had the most adorable startled look on his face. It’s just one of those things I don’t think I could ever forget.

9. Have you been to any Cons in suit? If you have gone to multiple ones, which one is your favorite and why?
I have been to quite a few conventions in suit. Most recently, I attended Furry Weekend Atlanta 2016 and had an absolute blast. I’ve also attended Furry Unlocked 2015, Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015, Kawaii Kon 2012-2015 as well as another smaller anime convention I can’t remember the name of in Georgia. As for a favorite, that’s a really tough question. I liked them all for different reasons, but I suppose If I had to choose, Amazing Hawaii Comic Con has it. There was just so much to do there. I got to take pictures with people cosplaying as all different kinds of super heroes and even got to meet the creator of Deadpool! Too cool!

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
In general people react really well, at least in Hawaii. In Atlanta, GA, I got similar reactions walking around downtown in suit…mostly confused looks and some people stopping me to take a picture or get a hug (I offer free hugs, by the way). Kids love fursuiters. If their parents let them, they’ll run right up and tug on your tail to get your attention. Overall, though, the public reaction is very positive.

11. What was your main goal in getting a suit? Did you have any plans for it or did you just get one for fun?
I bought my suit to be an extension of myself. The goal was that it would allow me to, perhaps, do things I wouldn’t normally do because I was too shy to do them. I think it was successful in that respect.

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
I’m not actually that much different in suit versus out of suit, at least not any more, though I’ll admit that I’m little more willing to do silly dance moves and things like that when I’m in suit. As I mentioned in the previous question, I like to think of my suit as an extension of myself that allows me to do things I wouldn’t ordinarily do.

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
I like the positive energy that wearing a fursuit gives me. The fact that when I walk out in public wearing my fursuit, I know I’m going to put a smile on someone’s face and make someone’s day just a little bit brighter makes me feel good.

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
The heat inside a fursuit is awful. I’ve been working on ways around it, but it’s just so hot in those things. When they say it reaches temperatures over a 100 degrees inside a fursuit, they aren’t kidding.

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit? The best advice I can give a first time fursuiter is this: Drink plenty of water and have a handler with you at all times that knows some kind of signal for when there is trouble. It really is hot inside a fursuit and if you aren’t prepared, you are just setting yourself up for failure. For those considering getting a fursuit, get one! Fursuits are an awesome bit a fun that are rewarding in the reactions you get from children and adults alike. Just remember the advice I gave to the first time suiters once you get your suit. Trust me on that.

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
Having the zipper on that back of the suit is a little bit annoying. It takes two for me to suit up. Realistically, it’s not that big of deal since I have my husband there to help me put on my suit and act as my handler when I suit, but it’s annoying just the same.

17. Do you think you will ever get another suit in the future? Would it be an upgrade to your current suit or a different character?
I will definitely be getting another suit in the future, in fact, I will be building the suit myself. My next suit is going to be a completely different character, a dragon/wolf hybrid named Kaleo.

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
I do make videos in suit, though it has been a great while since I have done so. I mostly do video game reviews on my YouTube channel, so there usually isn’t any video of me or my suit. There are, however quite a few videos there of me in suiton my channel from the time I spent with the 808 Furs in Hawaii. My YouTube channel can be found here:ย
(If that link doesn’t work, just search “AshiWolf Studios”).

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?
Never forget what makes the furry fandom great…Love, acceptance, and tolerance. I’ve never been a part of a more inviting group than the furry fandom. I really want it to stay that way so that newcomers have a group they can feel welcome in, just as I did many years ago.

So there you have it! Here’s to another Fursuit Friday in the bag!!!!
I love it when people submit pictures as well as their channels so I can go and watch these awesome videos. Watching people interact with others while in a Fursuit just has a different kind of appeal to it and is just magical to watch. That’s why I am so eager to get my own suit finished so I too can be among them and make awesome videos of my own some day! ๐Ÿ˜€

But thank you so much Ashi for allowing me to interview you! It has been a pleasure showcasing you in my blog! I’m looking forward to showing off more fursuits in the future, so, be looking out for those as well!

If you know someone (or you are someone) that owns a Fursuit and would like to be featured in this blog, please let me know! Leave a comment down below with a link where I might reach you so that we can set up an interview! I’m not just looking for Fursuiters, but also for artists, crafters, and the regufurs out there as well!

Let me know what you guys thought of this week’s suit, and send Ashi some love! Thanks so much for tuning in, and, as always, I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

My problem with Furries represented in the Media #1


[[DISCLAIMER: I understand that a lot of the clips I find are years old and that there are better documentaries out there. Some of the words I use or things I sat may offend some people, but these are my opinion. I do not joke about mental health as I am diagnosed with an array of things deeming me “mentally ill” / also, as a Therian, I do not look down upon the Therian and Otherkin groups, I just merely express that they are separate from the Furry Fandom, not one and the same thing, and they are in no way related even if Therians and Otherkin decide to join said-fandom. The Furries mentioned in this clip are doing nothing wrong, the only thing I am trying to express is that their views and behaviors do not encompass everyone in the fandom and that National Geographic was setting up an image of Furries that was not realistic to the entire fandom.]]

Every once in awhile, I like to go on random websites like YouTube, Google, or Yahoo and search up “furries”. I don’t know why I do it…in fact, a lot of the time it’s torture because, my results get narrowed down to anti-furry propaganda (for some reason) or “cringe compilations”.

Either way, one thing always remains the same when it comes to these little searches of mine…and that is that I generally HATE the way that furries are represented in the media. I would say that 9/10 times, the furries that are interviewed are the image that the public believes encompasses us all…and that could not be FARTHER from the truth! Not only does this often give us a weird or negative representation, but, it sets these false ideas of what our fandom is actually about! It makes these fake rules that newcomers to the fandom think they have to follow when they are not even rules at all!

For example…
The other day, someone pointed out that they needed a Fursuit because they wanted to be a Furry. I commented that they did not need a Fursuit to be a Furry. In fact, I stated there were furries that did not even have a Fursona. And, this kid was confused. He tried to rebuttal, saying that all the videos he had ever seen about furries were people in Fursuits…every interview, every vine, everything. All I could do was shake my head because…they were right. All those videos that the news channels would show, the documentaries made by people outside of the fandom…MOST of them focused around the Fursuits even though only 15-20% of the fandom suit up. It’s frustrating honestly…

That’s why a lot of new people come waltzing into the fandom thinking they know everything, and then in less than a year, they have left the fandom because they really had no idea what the fandom was about in the first place!!! It’s aggravating, it’s annoying!

…and you wanna know what? It gets even worse!

So…let me just tell you about something that I was watching today. On YouTube, I found something just called “Furries” and it was on the National Geographic Channel. Not just a local-news station, not even one of those chat shows my Mom likes to watch during the afternoon…no. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
So I’m already thinking: “Okay…at least this thing is legit.”
And, I decided to give it a watch.

The aftermath? It was that face that basically said: “Uh…wtf, did I just watch?!”
Now, please take note that there are people that will be offended by my opinions…but, they are what they are, we are all individuals, and I just do not agree with most of the image this part of a documentary was trying to portray.

First of all…the clip in question that I watched was part of “Taboo: Secret Lives” and this clip was uploaded in 2012 (so I am assuming this documentary was on TV in the same year). Is it old? Sure…but it doesn’t change the fact that National Geographic hasn’t really made an effort to change what they originally said on this show.

The first thing that was off and wrong was that the narrator said that Furries are a growing fandom of people that think they are half human and half animal. This is not true? Like, not at all…
A furry on its own is just a person who is a fan of anthropromorphic animals (animals with human characteristics), and, this liking goes into different sub-groups of the fandom like those that appreciate art, movies, writing, or even mascoting/fursuiting. Even if a lot of the fandom does not want to admit it, one of these sub-groups does stem into the fetish and sexual areas…but not all Furries think they are half animal. In fact, not all furries even have a Fursona (animal character used to portray a person within the fandom) or even call themselves furries, let alone consider themselves to be half animal.

Even further on in the clip, they state again this fact but instead of saying ALL furries consider themselves as half animal, they claim that 85% of furries believe they are not entirely human. I wouldn’t really take those numbers seriously…especially not nowadays. Also, thinking you’re an animal is NOT furry…it’s Therian or Otherkin. That’s something separate from the fandom itself even if Therians and Otherkin types join the fandom. It’s not the same thing and thus, should not be lumped together as being “furry”.

As a lesbian, that would be like the news telling me that all lesbians hate men or something rubbish like that. I don’t hate men, neither does my wife, and neither do my lesbian friends. Do some lesbians hate men? I would not doubt it…but most do not hate men, they just do not find them attractive and therefore do not have sex with them. It’s like when people compare furries to zoophiles and say we all fuck animals or when they say all furries do is dress in costumes and have massive orgies. None of these things are true for all of us…and so, it’s pretty insulting that we are not being properly represented and we are being lumped together into assumptions that might make us uncomfortable.
Now…each fandom has its extremists, and each fandom has those people that are best left alone because they are not really an image we want to have so we best avoid it, and honestly, each fandom has those group of people that meet a stereotype that falls into borderline disgusting and/or illegal…you can’t avoid it — but, why classify everyone else like that? Why give the false image?

Well…it’s because:
A. The media does not really care to properly portray us.
B. They just want the views.

I mean, did you read what the clip is from?! Taboo? Secret Lives???

What is really so taboo about it all? The animals costumes? Well again, not every furry has a fursuit or will ever have one. Not even half of the fandom suits up. When they do? Not all fursuiters even fursuit in public places. Some believe it’s something only meant for local meets and conventions, and there are those that never even wear their suits outside of their own homes. But, then you have people going shopping in their suits, going to McDonalds in their suits…going to parks, and to school, and going sledding and going to the beach in their Fursuit. Yeah, it weirds some people out, they find it unnatural…but then again, some people really love Fursuits, find them cute, entertaining, and they bring a smile to people’s faces and brightens people’s days. So just because it’s not so common, it’s taboo? As far as I know, Fursuiting doesn’t go against any real laws, does not go against any religion…and as far as a secret life? Well, most furries don’t keep their involvement in the fandom a secret, they just don’t feel the need to shove it down people’s throats.

Going back to the whole lesbian thing…I am one, but it’s not like I tell everyone I meet. I don’t introduce myself that way, and usually, I don’t mention I have a wife but simply state that I am married because it is not anyone else’s business to know. At work, most people do not even know my orientation until they ask directly, and then I let them know so that there is no confusion. But, it’s not something I go around flaunting, it’s not something I feel I should “shout to the world”. I feel that being a furry is the same way…it’s your hobby and is no one else’s business. If someone asks, then you can tell them…but, if they don’t ask, why tell them? Why do they need to know? Furry is not a sexuality it’s not something you need to “come out of the closet” about. You like what you like and you share it with others that like it the same as you do. So, while some feel like its this heavy burden of a secret they carry with them…for most of us, we are who we are, we like who we like, and, if you don’t like the same things we won’t try and force you to like it, we won’t shove it down your throats, and if you tell us you hate it then it’s whatever because we really just do not care.

But the woman speaking in the clip does make a point as to why furries might make people feel uncomfortable. She describes it as child’s play and something best left in the past once we grow up. It is true people think adults should be beyond certain things like playing out characters using our imagination, especially dressing up in costumes and playing on playgrounds with our friends…but, it’s nothing harmful, it doesn’t cause any damage. Worst-case scenario is that a kid might be scared of the furry creature walking near the hiking trails and starts to cry…but that’s about it. On the subject of being too childish? Well, when you think about it, a lot of Fursuits were purchased and not made by the person wearing it. These suits are not cheap. They can easily be thousands of dollars and you have to be able to make payments of hundreds of dollars per month. So, furries have jobs, they are going to college. They are dentists and doctors and engineers. Some are in the military, others are traveling the world trying to find a place where they feel more at home. People live alone off making furry art and making the Fursuits people want to claim are “so childish”…furries have made their own companies this way. Yet, we are children that have just failed to grow up? Hardly.

But, the clip…
This whole thing seems to link Fursonas and Fursuits as kind of a disassociate disorder…kinda like having multiple personalities or an identity crisis. They treat being furry like a mental illness…and it’s not correct in the slightest, and I know more than a few furries that would find that insulting. Since I actually suffer from depression (medically, not self-diagnosed), paranoia, and extreme anxiety disorder…mental illness is nothing to joke about. Also, having studied to be a psychologist for some years, I can tell you that while some people do indeed create a Fursona based on their “other voices” or personalities…most people merely use themselves for inspiration and only put what personality and traits are already there…and make it into an animal form. There are furries that use their character to get rid of their anxiety and to be more sociable, especially online…but ultimately they understand that they themselves and their characters are no different…that they are still one and the same person. I have 3 such characters, and while each one is different, their personalities combine to make me as a whole. My wolf is my outward self as people see me. Not so shy but not always talkative. When I do talk, I don’t shut up…I like to joke and make people laugh. I don’t mind being in a crowd but sometimes need those days where I am left alone to do my own thing. then I have my Leothaun and she is more my “brooding” and “pondering” self. She is those deep thoughts I have in the shower or while I’m laying in bed. She is always questioning things and wondering if something bigger out there for her. then you have Rune. He is my silly side, my prankster side. He is my innocent childhood imagination and colorful ideas all in one. Then again, some people aim to make their complete opposite because it’s more exciting for them. Either way, they are merely expressed differently online and know that this character is not them.

But the way they focus on the Courtney (Nuka) in the documentary clip…the ominous music and blurred background while they show him snuggling some fur, narrating that sometimes he has to sometimes “unleash his inner kitten”. Like, you know they are just poking fun at us…right? They think we are all suffering from some disorder because we are in this fandom? As if we were not all loved as children and now we are so desperate for attention that we go and dress like giant stuffed animals and cartoon characters??? This is what they want the world to think we are! They want to portray us all in this way because the more crazy, the more weird, and the more awkward we look…the more times their video gets liked on Facebook, and the more people will tune into their show and share it with their friends so that they can both discuss how weird furries are and how strange it is.

I am not saying Nuka and his comrades shown are not furries…because they are. But the way they behave, the way they act, and even their personal beliefs about not being entirely human is just not an accurate portrayal of all people in the fandom. Even out of suit they behave in such a way most people outside of the fandom would find a little too crazy and too…awkward? I myself am not that close to anyone in my friend-circle, so, I cannot really relate. A lot of other people cannot relate as well, making them a target for media because they stand out…and that’s who the media go after when they want to talk to furries. They don’t go to just anyone, they look for the people who stand out…the people that really stick out like a sore thumb, and then they ask them vague questions where everything that furry says can be taken in a weird way and can be twisted.

Strangely enough…the furries that understand what the fandom is about and how it really varies, and just how unique we all are…the popufurs like Majira and Pocari Roo, and Blu…they know what’s up when it comes to the Furry Fandom, but, you do not see them being interviewed (even though they are madly popular on YouTube and in the fandom as well). You see the people not in suits that are scared to even step up to the microphone. You see the kid that is running around and barking and growls at the reporter. They could have edited that clip out…but did they? No. They would never do that because it was weird, it made the reporter laugh because he was freaked out and uncomfortable…and they show it on TV so people can make that scrunched up face of confused disgust and that clip alone can be placed into the thousands of future cringe compilations that will now pop up online for all the world to see. This is who the media looks for, this is who the media tries to talk to…and yes, they will then talk to someone that has a better idea of what the fandom is about, but, are people paying attention to that person? No…
They don’t care what the expert says because that kid barked at someone and growled and scratched at the reporter. The viewers don’t care because they just saw a massive furry cuddle pile on the floor as the narrator started talking about the sexual side of the fandom. Are those people even into the yiffing? They might not and could have just been goofing off…but what does it matter? The media got it on camera and can now say whatever they want whether it is true or not.

As for Nuka? I am sure he is a really cool guy. His friends look incredibly fun and they all look like amazing people that I would love to hang out with for a day just to catch a glimpse of the world through their eyes. The suits look great, and I love how open they are about being in the furry fandom without really saying or showing anything that would insinuate them shoving it down other people’s throats. So, I don’t think they are odd, I do not dislike them at all or find them cringey…but, I don’t like how furries are all placed together as being all the same way and I’m sure they would be just as disappointed if they were lumped as being just like me when we are two completely different sets of people that just happen to share a liking of a fandom.

So, it’s highly frustrating!!!

This is why I always say to newcomers toย  learn the rules of the fandom…to be mature and to really watch their behavior because the actions of all seem to come back and haunt all of us whether we were involved or not.

So, expect more of these blogs in the future…
But, for now, I will leave you with the clip I watched and if you feel like putting in your two cents, you can do so in the comment-section down below. Thanks for tuning in everyone, and, as always, I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

Furry Highlight #11: RITZ


Hello everyone and welcome back to Furry Highlights!

I have been saying for a long time that I wanted to do these things again, but sadly, I always managed to fluff that one up, usually because I never found the time during the week and/or forgot. For those that are not familiar with the regular Furry Highlights, they are where I showcase artists, crafters, and the average fur outside of the “Fursuit Friday Feature” which is exclusively for Fursuiters.

These used to be the main highlight of the blog series, but then lack of artist interviews had me slowing down, and even now, I know I need to go and replenish my stock of interviews. Usually (thus far) for this section, I have interviewed digital artists of some kind…but now, now I would like to take a moment to focus on something else, and that is the “crafters” in the fandom. this time, we have “Ritz” for an interview!

Crafted good are always a treat within the fandom whether it is making plushies, sculptures, or even props for fursuits! Just the amount of time and talent all these things take is amazing, and what one can create with what supplies is always so baffling and mesmerizing when you get to watch them work!

But…more on Ritz.

Ritz owns her own little business via Facebook called Sewfi Creations and what she creates is adorable! she has felt badges and little fuzzy furs to take home, and they were all such a treat to see! She approached me about an interview and we had so much to talk about as she walked me through what she does, and just had general conversations about things in the Furry Fandom. She was lovely to chat with and sent me lots of cute photos of the things she had made! But, enough rambling…lets get into the interview with Ritz so you can get to know her better, get to see the amazing products from Sewfi Creations and maybe just maybe find your next commission! ๐Ÿ˜‰

1. Name: Sofia Stanley
2. Age: 28
3. Gender: Female
4. Location: South Texas

5. Hobbies: Video games, crafting, drawing, hiking, and jet skiing.

6. Fursona Name: Ritz (main)
7. Species: Vixaroo

ARTIST/Sales Pages:


8. When did you discover/join the Furry Fandom?
I had noticed the fandom during my high school years but independently carried on my own furry interests. It wasn’t until 3 years ago I became a part of the social circle through Facebook.

9. What inspired the creation of your main Fursona?
I’ve always loved foxes and kangaroos so I decided to create a hybrid between the two. Plus the pouch would be a great addition for cons to store items~

10. In what ways is your Fursona like you and in what ways may they be different?
Ritz is who I am, she’s my personality but with fur. She is colorful, spunky, and adventurous ๐Ÿ™‚

11. What are some common misconceptions you hear about Furries?
I believe all fandoms have their dark sides but media tends to only blast the negatives or adult activities on this one due to not understanding all aspects of animal interests.

12. What are some problems you have seen within the Furry Community?
Drama for sure. Too many furries argue, troll around, steal art, etc.

13. Have you ever been insulted for being a Furry?
Not really since anyone I mentioned it to I was already close with. I have raised a few eyebrows and have been questioned but that’s it.

14. Have any of these things ever made you consider leaving the fandom? Why/Why not?
Nope, never! I’m proud of who I am and my participation in this fandom as a craft artist has put my name out there so I’m here to stay.

15. Has your character (Fursona) changed your life in any way?
Having my own character enables me to be more involved socially and interactively. I currently have a partial suit but once she’s a full suit I’ll be attending events and cons as much as possible.

16. If you could meet your Fursona in real life…what might you talk about or what activities might you do together?
We would totally go camping and boating or jet skiing, something fun.

17. Tell us a little about your craft(s) and what inspired you to make them:
I was without a computer (no more digital art) for 5 years so I took this time to specialize in crafting. Since I like to be different I wanted to do something else other than badges or print outs hence my physical craft objects. Tada!

18. How long have you been selling your crafts to others?
Furry wise for the past 2 years.

19. How much time does it take to make one product? What about supply costs?
All depending on complexity: both my Felt Badges and Cubz can take up to 5-10 hours, my PlushCakes and PlushPops take about 3-5 hours, and my Paw Magnets take 30 minutes. The supply costs are fairly cheap and can last me a good few uses. Felt is 25c per 4 sheets, yarn bundles average $5, and every knickknack I use is $1-$5.

20. Do you only make designs you think up or do you make custom designs for others?
I only work with design references that have been given to me. I have recently gotten into designing digital adopts that I will be releasing soon though.

21. What do your prices look like for your creations?
These are my current prices but may soon change:

Paw Magnets- $5

PlushPop- $10

PlushCake- $15

Cubz- $20

Felt Badge- $30

22. What are your goals for the future when it comes to your crafting?
Someday I would love to have my own booth at local craft shows and conventions.

23. What do you find makes your product unique?
I like to think it’s one of a kind because I haven’t seen anyone else make yarn/felt crafts like I do.

24. As a sales pitch…what would you say to make others be interested in buying your product (specifically):
Lol I guess I should go practice that… I’m no salesman.

25. Is this your only income or is it a side-project?
It’s a side project that helps with income when I’m able to commit.

26. What advice would you have for other people trying to sell their crafts to the Furry Fandom?
Communication is key, practice makes perfect, and examples help with expectation.

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So there you have it fuzzbutts! That was Ritz and Sewfi Creations! I will not lie, those felt badges look adorable, andย  wouldn’t mind snagging one for myself one day!!! Also, I would love to see Ritz get enough support so that she can go on to sell at a Convention because I feel like felt dolls, felt badges, and just cute little crafts like this in general are starting to become more popular within the fandom.

Sadly, Ritz does not have an FA or a DA to look to, but she does have her Facebook Sale’s Page which was linked above, and, I recommend very highly that you go and check that out! what was cool was, Ritz is the first furry “crafter” I have ever interviewed…thus, I had to alter an existing artist-interview sheet that I had, and ended up saving the altered result as the crafter interview specific for those that do not delve into digital art. Ritz is also the reason I ended up adding more in-depth questions to my artist interview, so, all sorts of good things came from this!

So yes…many thanks to Ritz for the interview! I wish you well in your business and in your creations! Also, I hope you all will check out her page and at least say hello! Share this page with your friends if you know anyone who might be interested in her products.
I love interviewing everyone in the furry fandom from artists, to crafters, to fursuiters, and just the average fur. I like talking about news within the furry fandom and posting about furries in the media. So, if YOU or someone you know would like to be featured in this blog then please LET ME KNOW!

Drop me a comment down below with a link to your DA/FA/or Facebook where I might reach you! Also, if there is something in specific that related to the Furry fandom that you would like me to discuss? Leave a comment down below as well and I would love to write about it!

But, that’s all we have for this one. Thanks so much for tuning in, and, as always…I will see you all in the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

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