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Female Fursuiter Month (part 6)

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Wowee!
A whole six parts and we are still going! We have even more female fursuiters to show off since the month of March has been dubbed: “Female Fursuiter Month”! It has been so cool seeing all the amazing suits that people own. Ad it has been even cooler to hear the stories behind them, to see what women use in their writing to really define them. It’s awesome to know what people say about themselves because it shows the things they find important and this life…and it’s all just very fascinating!

So I am very happy and lucky that I get to showcase these amazing ladies and their suits for you all! 😀


  • How it works:

—Are you interested in being featured for Female Fursuiter Month? All I need from you is a pic of yourself next to a pic of your fursuit. Then, if you want to, a small written passage about yourself and your suit, and/or how fursuiting has changed or influenced you! If you are interested in doing this then please drop a comment down below linking to a facebook, FA, or Twitter where I might be able to reach you for details.


#femalefursuitermonth


STEFANY BELISLE:

Stefany Belisle

“Here is me and my d.a.d Spade. I absolutely love the creativity and origiality that comes from becoming a maker. I love how diverse the community is and before getting i to fursuiting I struggled with what it was I wanted to do with my life. The feed back and joy I see others have with suits and characters, whether I’m in suit or watching others, it’s one of the best feelings ever.”


BRIANNA PHERIGO:

Brianna Pherigo

“The fandom itself has done alot for me. It’s allowed me to explore my creative side and I’ve started attempting to build suit parts. I’ve always wanted to create things. I’ve always loved Halloween and the costumes, that evolved into cosplaying and anime conventions and then before I knew it I became a fursuiter.”


SAMMY PANTHER:

Sammy Panther

Girl power
Girls rule
;3


ELI HALEWOOD:

Eli Halewood

“This is the only picture I have with my fursuit, he’s a lot older in that pic as I still hadn’t finished him when I took it. He’s my first ever fursuit I have made, he’s my main fursona Jupiter. He’s a dragon. I love him to death, I have had him for just over a year now.”


So there it is, another part down, and we still have more to go!

The great thing about this Community is the creativity…but also the ability to grow and to really appreciate the small achievements and the small steps towards a greater goal. In this community, I see a lot more people appreciating just the little things…like some gift art, or maybe a new ref sheet, or a badge, or even that frst fursuit that might not be Mischief-Maker level, but, they love it none-the-less. Also that magic when a character is finally able to come alive…it truly is amazing!

Thanks so much for reading and thanks to all the amazing ladies that posted their entries for submission! It has been such great fun and an honor featuring you! Stay tuned for more of these in the future!

…and as always, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

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Female Fursuiter Month (part 4)

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So, here we are still in March, and we still have more women to feature! And the submissions just keep piling in!
For those that might be tuning in just now: I have been asking for women to submit their suits (and themselves) to be featured in this blog for Female Fursuiter Month! And I feature anywhere from 3-4 entries per post! Hopefully this will give me a good chunk of content this month to show off all these amazing ladies and all these lovely fursuits!!!


  • How it Works:

—If you would like to be featured in this blog for Female Fursuiter Month, all I ask is that you submit a pic of yourself next to a pic of your fursuit. Then, in your own words, either give me a small written piece on yourself and your suit and/or tell me how fursuiting has influenced or changed you in any way! If you’re interested in being part of this project, please drop me a comment down below with a link to your facebook, FA, or Twitter so that I might reach out to you for the details!


#femalefursuitermonth


HOLLY WILLIAMS:

Holly Williams

“Hi. My name is Holly Williams, and my suit is Myrl Frostfang, although I have a few different characters. I work as a cook and moonlight as a writer, hoping to get my first book out by the end of year. Suiting helps me get to be me. I have anxiety and normally don’t do well in large groups but if I’m in my suit I feel more relaxed and more confident. I absolutely love to interact with different people and kids especially love when I go to the medieval fair.”


TAYLOR YODER:

Taylor Yoder

“I am Taylor, a Southerner from Alabama, I’m 18 yrs, 4 year experienced costume designer and fursuit maker, and I live in Northern Indiana. I’ve been a furry for about 3 years now, I have 2 fursuits, Bytes my Dutch Angel Dragon is my second suit, and made him myself.”


EMILY CHALKER:

Emily Chalker

“I made a Gidget just as a fun costume to wear at first, then the first time outside of a con I suited for a trick or treat for little kids. While there this one little kid loved me so much that it mad me so happy for the rest of the week. Now I try and suit as often as I can just to make kids happy, because that makes me happy.”


CARLIEGH PAIGE CARSON:

Carleigh Paige Carson

“Well here’s me in one of my favorite heads I’ve done (Lucy)! I just recently got into the fandom about 2 years ago but before I found it I was in love with animal masks. I’ve been making heads for 3+ years now & they have helped me greatly with opening up and giving me the guts to show who I truly am ❤ The fandom is my favorite thing to follow and I truly appreciate all the suits people have made ❤ It’s such a awesome art & I’m so glad I’m not the only one out there that likes dressing up; Especially as cute & awesome animals ^-^

Also the people in this fandom are super nice and it’s probably the best thing about it! <3″


So there’s another batch of such awesome ladies shedding a bright light on the furry fandom! Sending good vibes to Holly in that she gets her book published! I’m on that long road myself and so I def know that pain! Also sending good vibes to all those aspiring fursuit makers features because they are a billion times more talented then I will ever be for sure XD

Still, thank you all so much for reading and checking out this post! More to come as we continue to celebrate Female Fursuiter Month, so please stayed tuned! Thanks to everyone that has participated thus far, and, as always, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

Female Fursuiter Month (part 3)

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Wowza!!!
Welcome back to another installment for “Female Fursuiter Month”! I am still blown away by how many people wanted to enter into this, and I already know that more requests are piling in. Through this, I have seen a lot of amazing suits…and it’s been so fun getting to chat with people about fursuiting! I mean, I get to do it with my Fursuit Friday features, but, never to this extent really!!!

And I think seeing all these suits are getting me even more hyped for TFF as I really hope that I get to bump into and actually meet some of the people that have submitted for this 😀


  • How it Works:

—The whole month of March is dedicated to female fursuiters. So, all I ask is for a picture of yourself next to a picture of your fursuit. Then, I ask that you tell me a little about yourself and your suit, and that you tell me how fursuiting might have changed you or influenced you in any way. If you are interested in doing this project and being featured in my blog, then leave a comment down below with a link to your FA, facebook, or Twitter so that I can get those details!


#femalesursuitermonth


Kelly Ludovice

Kelly Ludovice

“Hey my name is Kelly Ludovice. I have been furry for about 6 plus years now I live in Houston, Texas. I am 20 years old. Fursiting has made more outgoing because I have special needs. I have been bullied for most of my life because of it. Fursuiting makes me have a more playful side I never had before and makes forget for moment that I do have disabilities and that I am just like everyone else.”


Alexa Beers

Alexa Beers

“Hello I’m Alexa!
My fursuits name is Blue Keaton.
There really isn’t much to me just a girl out there who wants to make life as it is.
I discovered that people make and wear fursuits in 2011 and actually I’m pretty impressed how far and how well fursuits are being made today! I have become, really, a better person ever since I found the fandom. I found my passion. 🙂 Sewing
Eyo come check out my dev art page magic boi- http://ggirtc.deviantart.com


Bryanna Miller

Bryanna Miller

“Hey! My names Bryanna, I’m only 16 and this fandom has impacted my life in such a positive way since 2010! It has made me way more outgoing and happier. I have suffered harassment and many mental health disorders such as major depression, ptsd, anxiety, and ect and a form of personality disorder that’s not super affective but occurs in bad situations, the point is these problems and more have really messed me up , but this fandom keeps me grounded and happy, And I know my suit I made isn’t perfect, but nor am I, everything about it speaks me, I am so thankful to be part of this amazing fandom with many amazing suitors along with it , You all are an inspiration to me and I hope to make many new friends here. Today’s the day we woman get to speak and be noticed, And I’m proud to be among many ladies in the fursuit world :)”


Christina Raymond

Christina Raymond

“A little about me:
I’m 26, got introduced to cosplay in 2008 and have spread my creative wings since. My first cosplay was a suit of shadow Lugia. This suit gave me great respect for others wearing them because of the time it takes to Make and put on. It also made me feel free emotionally to see all the smiles on adults and kids to :)”


So there you have it, there’s another part down!

But, we still have more to go! So many awesome women, so many amazing suits! I was and continue to be blown away by these gorgeous submissions and all the hard work and love that goes into these fursuits and just fursuiting in general. The way it has affected people…the way it has made lives better. This is partly what this community and fandom is all about! The spread of joy, love, and fun! Getting to be creative and getting to feel so free and just be yourself! Possibilities are limitless here!!!

Anyways, thank you all for tuning in! More blogs to come! I will see you all in the next one! 😉

Fursuit Friday Feature #20: REI

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It’s Friday!!!
it is Friday, the weekend is here, and that means that we get to have another Fursuit Friday Feature!!! Also, the best news is that this is our 20th Fursuit Feature on this blog!! Thank you so much to all the amazing people that have come together and have answered these questions talked to me on FB and otherwise so that I might go and show off your fantastic creatures to the world! It really has been an honor!

Also, I noticed that this is what people come to the blog for! This is what they look forward to when seeing any new post I make because they want to see if they or their friends were pulled from the hate and/or, they want to see the cute or crazy new suiter that I am showcasing. So many of you have shown off some amazing designs that made people want a Fursuit of their very own, so, thank you for being so awesome, being creative and just being you.

This week we have a Dutch Angel Dragon (I seem to get quite a few of those) named Rei!!! I was posting awhile ago about needing fursuiters for showcasing and for people to answer my new and improved interview sheets and Rei answered that call! So, after a few messages and an e-mail, Rei was saved to the folder where I randomly pick a name each week, and, here we are!!! Sorry it took so long to get to you Rei…but hey! You are lucky number 20!!!!

I love dutchies and love dragons just in general so these are always so fun for me…so I’m not going to ramble anymore, lets get to know Rei a little better!


1.Name: Jennifer McClellan

2. Character Name: Rei

3. Character Species: Dutch Angel Dragon

4. Fursuit Maker: I made him

5. Total Cost (optional)— $500 maybe $600

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
Um it took me at least five month to finish him.

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
I always wanted one and at one time I tried to create one. But my boyfriend at the time really discouraged me from doing it so I gave up after that. Then I saw a video of Telephone and instantly fell in love again with fursuits. So I took the dive and bought all my supplies and got to work and here he is.

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!
My favorite experience was actually not fully outside. When I started making Rei I hid it from my family except for my grandmother. I send her all my work in progress pictures and then when he was finish I facetimed her and showed him off.

9. Have you been to any Cons in suit? If you have gone to multiple ones, which one is your favorite and why?
Um, I haven’t been to any Cons yet. If there is anything closer towards the end of the year that are near Philadelphia I wouldn’t mind going, but I just plan on to Anthrocon next year.

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
It’s been pretty good to me except when this guy kept hitting me in the muzzle luckily my mother was around and cursed him before I had to say anything.

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?
At first it was just to make one and say I have one but now I think I might work on my craft a little bit more and become a fursuit marker. Its fun making them I really wish I can get a following.

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
I’m normally am a hyper kind of person so I made my character a little like me. Rei is a little more quite then what I am and he is a little clumsy. But when the time comes he is there in your corner cheering you to success

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
Being able to bring a 2-D drawing to life and portray myself as my character.

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
The heat, it’s very hot in Philadelphia already so when I did wear him I was hot as hell. I think if I line the head differently it might make it better and fur in my mouth I hate that.

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
If you have time and money go ahead and commission for one. If you feel that you would do better by making it yourself then do it. But please take constructive criticism with a grain of salt, people are not trying to hurt you when they give it but you can tell what’s being rude and what’s being helpful.

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
I bought too much fur now I can make extra items like extra paws and extra feet… I kind of wish that my dragon had paws for feet instead of hooves but I just think I’m going to make them and just make them for indoor and have the hooves for outside.

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 plan on making a sergal towards the end of the year. But it will be a partial instead of a full suit I’m not finding my colors in full yards.

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
I plan on it; I might make a small dance video in a couple of weeks even though I’m not the best dancer (two left feet lol)

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?:
Don’t get discourage, try and try again. No one is where they are in life by giving up on the first time


Rei is adorable and I have always loved black-and-white color schemes. I also hope tat if Jennifer makes the Sergal we can one day showcase that one too! Dutchies are really cute and seem to be very popular and a fan fave so…like Rei, I hope to showcase more of those in the future as well.

Really solid advice and really wonderful answers from Jennifer. So, I think this makes for a very good 20th Fursuit Friday Feature, don’t you? We are running low on Fursuiters to showcase which is why I have been trying to spread them out as much as possible. NO ONE and NOTHING IS TURNED DOWN! Whether you have a fullsuit, partial, quadsuit, or just a Fursuit head, it counts! Multiple fursuits is fine as we can do those all in one interview!

So, if you or a friend has a fursuit and would like to be featured, please leave a link down below where i might reach you so that I can send you the interview and such!

Thank you all so much for tuning in. Wondering what else to put in this blog so please, leave me any feedback on where to find things you might want to hear me write about, some topics you want to discuss, and etc.  I want to hear your opinions to please, let me know what’s up.

That’s all we have for this one and we will have another one next Friday. So, as always, i will see you all in the next blog 😉

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