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I’m giving away an Angel Dragon!

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I’m giving away an Angel Dragon!!!
My Youtube channel finally reached 300+ subscribers and so, I am giving away something to thank all the people who made this possible! The rules are simple if you want to take this baby home:
1. You MUST be subscribed to my Channel to win
2. You must let me know in the comment-section of the VIDEO why you want this Angel Dragon.
 
I will be picking a Winner come January 8th.
HUGE shoutout to flamesvoices (FA) who provided the lineart for this baby. I had a lot of fun designing him and coloring him, so, I am hoping he goes to a great home…and thank you all for such an amazing Youtube experience. Merry Christmas everyone! 😀
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Fursuit Friday Feature #23: CHAINER PRIME

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Hello everyone, sorry this is being posted so late at night, but welcome to another Fursuit Friday Feature!!!

Not going to lie, I have been a little lazy today as I was writing a special something that you might be seeing next year around the holidays (I am super hyped if this becomes a real thing), anyways, I can’t say anything about it right now, but, it did take up quite a bit of time and now I can focus on Fursuit Friday on the eve before Christmas Eve.

So, this particular Fursuit has been lingering in my folders for a good minute, and I could not wait to feature it because as most people know, I am partial to anything blue, and I really like unique designs. I have seen some big cats, but, most of what I tend to see are tigers, so a panther was a pleasant change. But yeah, I was really looking forward to pulling the name, so here it is for our 23rd feature…we have “Chainer Prime”! So lets see what this fursuit and fursuiter are all about!!!!


1.Name: Chris G

2. Character Name: Chainer Prime

3. Character Species: Tech Enhanced Panther

4. Fursuit Maker(s):
Body/Hands-ArtSlave
Head/tail-Familliar
Feet-B3Mascots

5. Total Cost (optional)— around $3000

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
—Bought the feet at AC one year. The head and tail took a couple of months. The body took a couple of months.

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
—Back in 2010 while I was deployed to Afghanistan is when I commissioned my first one.

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!

—I do.
My favorite experience was in Burlington, Vermont. It was my first public outing. I was walking down a road used for nothing but shops and see a very large, football player looking guy come out of an alley. He was on his phone and stopped dead in his tracks and just looked over at me. His face was very serious and he told the person he was on the phone with to hold a moment. He then turned in my direction and ran full speed at me. I was stunned in horror and couldn’t move, thinking I was about to get tackled and beat. Instead he ran up and hugged me, picking me up a good foot or so off the ground. He then sets me down compliments me and walks off.

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 going to Anthrocon for years. I have also attended Texas Furry Fiesta, Fur Fright, Furpocalypse, and a local anime con called Bakuretsucon. Anthrocon and Bakuretsucon are my faves. Anthrocon because it is so large and I get to see so many friends and see cool suits. Bakuretsucon is a nice small con and I have always been well received in suit.

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
—Almost always positive. I have walked from my apartment for about a mile down to a friends house for Halloween and everyone waved and smiled.

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?
—Physically I am male. All my suits are female or hermaphrodites. It allows me to release my feminine side.

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
—As myself I am rather conserved and like to just people watch. While in suit I approach people more and like to be a bit more silly.

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
—There is a lot about wearing a suit I like. I like how tight it feels. I like how no one knows who I really am, except close friends. I love how I am act girly and no one bats an eye.

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
—The heat doesn’t really bother me but it does limit how long I can stay in suit. That is what I least like.

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
—Start with a partial. Head, hands, feet, tail. This will allow you to get used to the vision restrictions, the heat in the head, and the limited grabbing abilities. You can always have a body suit made later for a full suit.

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
—How much it makes me sweat. I know because it is fake fur and all it will retain heat but it is still annoying.

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 have 3 suits currently. One is getting a head upgrade. One was a purchase from a friend. I have a suit type project in the works as well which will be a total of 4. I also have an idea for another suit I want that I know the community will love.

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
—I have one video on Youtube currently but I do want to make some more. I just never have anyone to film me.

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?:

—This will be a bit lengthy but it was a journal I made about 4 years ago on FA.

First off, stress is something we experience everyday in one fashion or another. Whether we know it or not. There are also two different types of stress, the good and the bad. Good stress usually leads to something happy in the end. Whether it is planning a wedding, going to school, or anything else that will have a positive outcome. Some people don’t see it though and only think about that exact moment. They don’t try and look further to see that all that hard work does pay off. What they also don’t realize though is that that stress is adding to their ability to handle the bad stress when it comes around. As we go through life and age we slowly become more and more resilient to stress and learn how to deal with it from previous encounters.

When the bad stress does come around it usually is something that has no real good outcome. It can be things like a car breaking down, losing your job, or a loss in one fashion or another. These types of stress tend to be more severe and hard to handle, for anyone. Only after having experienced it before are we able to know how to handle it and even then the reaction is what you think it would be. Typical reaction include sadness, depression, crying, maybe even to the point of feeling sick. None of these are bad to feel while it is happening. These are normal and should not be avoided by some other means such as drinking, taking drugs, or doing reckless things. While things may not be what we expect we need to keep in mind though that it is not the end of the world. Yes, there has just been a major change in life but it is nothing that someone cannot handle. Cars can be replaced, jobs can be found, and memories of the good times live on.

We are never alone in life when things happen. We have family and we have friends. They are there for us to lean on, for us to talk to. They are there for support and are always willing to help. We cannot be afraid to reach out and talk to them, to get their insight and opinions of the situation. We tend to not look at all points of view and only look at ours. They can offer wisdom and knowledge that we may not have thought of. We do not always think clearly in touch situations. Our brains tend to overload and we get stuck in one frame of mind.

We all deal with stress everyday. Sometimes a lot more of it hits and we break down. Just takes time to recover and get back into the swing of things.


 

Wow…that was truly a very amazing interview and so many things I want to say!

First off, I would like to thank the suiter for his services. My wife is currently in the military AND deployed, so, I always thank our troops and veterans no matter where they might be. Also, “I would LOVE to see you at Texas Furry Fiesta!!!!”

There…I said it. I might be fan-girling a little bit, but seriously, I loved this suit when I saw it online, I was sooooo happy when this person agreed to do an interview, and just all the answers…if you read my blog, you already know i love it when someone gives in-depth answers to all the questions. So, I would be so happy to meet this suiter and to give them a hug.

But the story about the football player, that one made me giggle.

But, in all seriousness, Chainer has some really good advice to offer, and, as someone that is just now getting into Fursuiter, I agree. For anyone thinking of suiting up, a full-suit is a huge commitment, and not just financially. Suits get really hot, and, if the fursuit maker is a novice and doesn’t know how to build in really good ventilation, it’s doubly hot…and learning how long you can be in suit can be quite the adventure. I remember just wearing Rune’s head for 45 minutes made me feel light-headed when I was not properly hydrated, and, even now when I can wear him longer, within 25 minutes i am drenched in sweat, and that’s without paws, that’s without feet, or anything else! So, I very much agree that starting with a partial is good until you learn what you can handle, what you’re comfortable with, and you are for sure that you want to commit to the cost, care, and practice it will take to wear a full suit.

Also on the serious note…I think Chainer is spot-on about the stress…and we all go through it, the good and the bad. But, one thing I love most about the Furry Fandom is the sense of community and the support and love we give each other. So, no matter what it is you are going through, like Chainer said, you are never alone.

Anyways, thank you all so much for reading and supporting this blog! Here recently on my YouTube channel I reached 300+ subscribers which is amazing!!! I will be making a blog about that as well as doing a giveaway of a FREE Angel Dragon as thanks for all my subscribers and their continued support.

I am ALWAYS looking for fuzzbutts to interview for my blog. Whether that be for fursuit friday, or for artist/crafters/even art-collectors and your regular fur. You name it, I have questions to ask YOU! So, if you would like to be featured in my blog, please leave a link to an FA, facebook, or Twitter where I can contact you, and maybe your name will be drawn from the hat next!!!

Anyways you guys, thank you all so much again, and I will see you in the next blog 😉

Fursuit Friday Feature #22:JET RING

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Hey all, it has been a minute…and for that I do apologize. BUT, it is indeed Friday which means it is every fuzzbutt’s favorite day: Fursuit Friday! And, I am so, so happy to be bringing you another Fursuit Friday Feature.

So, I will not lie to you…I have been hoping and praying to pull this name from the hat for quite some time now, and that is because I absolutely adore this fursuit! Not only is it because it has the whole duality -thing going (which most of you probably know I am HUGE fan of…I mean come on, look at Rune), but, it’s because I adore Ram characters and you really do not see a lot of them becoming suits! My favorite things to post are always the suits I think are more unique and are of the lesser-known species, so, when i pulled this name from the magical hat, I was extremely happy! 😀

But I know, I know…you’re not here to listen to me ramble on about how much I frickin’ adore this ram suit…rather, you are here for the images and the interview. So, lets delve right in and see what Jet Ring is all about!


1.Name:
-Luci Emerson(more known as Wild Gadget)

2. Character Name:
-Jet Ring

3. Character Species:
-Ram

4. Fursuit Maker:
-Me! [Lucifursuits.com]

5. Total Cost (optional)
-Somewhere in the range of 600 dollars.

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
-It took me about a month and a half to make with help sewing and cutting out the bodysuit from friends.

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
-Oh man, when did I not want one? I’ve been a furry all my life but I didn’t know there was an actual fandom for my weird obsession with animal people until high school. It turned out my friend was a fury as well and not three months later she received her first pursuit from a builder. I couldn’t. stop. playing with it. Seriously, I was so obsessed with wearing it, hugging it, watching her perform, performing in it myself..Oh, the joy that thing brought. I’ve been hooked ever since.

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!
-This was a funny experience, but kind of painful. I was in a grocery store in suit on Halloween and a little boy in his dad’s arms sees me. He gets SO excited the dad puts him down and lets him toddle over. I crouched down just in time because he was so young he could barely hold himself up, so he wobbled a bit and put his hands on my snout to hold himself up. It was very cute, until he started banging away on my snout and his dad had to intervene. But hey, kids will be kids! It was still funny.

9. Have you been to any Cons in suit? If you have gone to multiple ones, which one is your favorite and why?
-Seeing as I’ve only been to one(so far), FWA 2015 was my favorite!

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
-98% positive. I have rarely had a negative comment while in suit.

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?
-There were no goals really, it just looked so fun!! And it is!

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
-I’m much cuter in suit. Generally speaking I do all the bad guy things; smoke, cuss, swim in a pool of sarcasm, but a lot of that sheds away when I’m in suit.

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
-Knowing that I look completely different from my own image of myself. The illusion of being something else is always inspiring and utterly exciting to me.

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
-OH GOD THE HEAT. HOW DO I SWEAT THIS MUCH?!

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
-If you plan on making your own suit, be slow an take your time. Lots of people like to fall into the trap of “well it’s my first suit so it doesn’t have to be perfect”, which can quickly lead to a suit that is so rushed and messed up that you simply can’t wear it. Don’t put your time and effort into something that you won’t be able to use again, aim for durability. Small cosmetic fixes can always come later, but focus on longevity, as in making your heads sturdy with no holes, properly attaching your feet to bottoms for outdoor paws, etc. I really wish I had done that with my first few suits so I could have them to show my progress to date.

-If you plan on buying your suit, don’t go for the cheapest price you can find and don’t go for the most expensive suit out there; go for the STYLE you like. We all have a general way of making suits these days, but every builder has their own flare. It’s important that your character be seen the way you want them to be seen and not just be seen as a price tag.

 

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
-There are too many to list. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to suits so none of my personal ones are EVER done. But right now the inside of the mouth had just been thrown together for a convention I’m going to, so I really need to line it with fleece and make it all pretty.

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?
-Definitely! I want to make a ton of these! It will be a different character for sure.

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
-Not yet!

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?:
-GO TEAM INSTINCT.


Personally myself, I went with Team Valor, but I won’t hold it against you Jet Ring XD

Anyways, there you have it folks! Looking at this suit, I can only imagine what amazing creations they will produce in the future, and, I only wish them the very best in their fursuit making business! I am always super impressed with people who have the patience to make their own suit! I can’t even sew…so, it’s better that I paid someone to make Rune for me ^^;

Either way, Jet Ring turned out amazing, I really love their website (it is linked so, be sure to check them out), and on top of that, I really love it when people actually have things to say and give me really in-depth answers! There is so much good advice up there, and this person was funny and also amazing just for doing the interview. So, I’m really glad I reached out to them and was able to get an interview with them and their gorgeous ram creature! I hope I might see them at a con some day because I will def be running up to give them a hug and maybe snap a picture or two 😀

So thank you Luci and thank you Jet Ring!!!


 

As always guys, I am always looking for more fuzzbutts to interview…artist, crafter, fursuiter, just your average internet stalker, it doesn’t matter! I want to interview YOU! So, if you’re interested in being featured in this blog or have some friends that might want to be featured…feel free to leave a link down below of a facebook or FA profile where I might reach you for that!

Thank you all so much for reading and checking out this blog. I greatly appreciate it.
As always, I will see you all in the next one! 😉

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