Happy Fursuit Friday everyone!!!
As stated in the last blog, I am back from vacation and I want to thank everyone who sent me well wishes and fun times while I was away. California was a blast, I miss it already…but, now that I am back, I have more time for my blog. With everyone being at Anthrocon, now is the BEST time to show off all the Fursuits you might possibly encounter while you are there…and because this is feature number 13 (the cursed number and jinx), I thought it clever to showcase to you Jiinxxy!!!
Alright…so maybe I thought it was clever even if no one else did (*grumble*), but, what is actually really cool about this feature is that Jiinxxy is friends with our first-ever feature on this blog: PEARL!!!! That’s right! So we get to showcase another adorable Angel Dragon which is always my favorite thing to do!
Jiinxxy was one of the earlier fuzzbutts that got to take my new set of interview questions for a spin, and, I had so much fun being able to look through their DA gallery to find the perfect pics just for this feature! I will admit that it was super hard because, Jiinxxy is just so darned cute! But, I am rambling at this point so lets just dive right in like we always do and get to know this Fursuiter a bit better!
1.Name: Tylar Sutcliff.
2. Character Name: Jiinxxy.
3. Character Species: Chibi angel dragon.
4. Fursuit Maker (can include links to shop if you want): Pawie Paws! (Link)
5. Total Cost (optional)—
6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
I received him in around 3-4 months, I think.
7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
Quite a long time ago when I was little, it was only in the past few years I decided that I would go ahead and get one!
8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!
Sadly Jiinxxy hasn’t been taken out in public. I really want to though.
9. Have you been to any Cons in suit? If you have gone to multiple ones, which one is your favorite and why?
I think he has been out to two cons. Man, that was so fun. London Super Comic Con was where I first met Toxin, Jiinxxy’s brother ❤
10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
Like I said about going out in public, my little dragon hasn’t had the chance. I have taken out Lyrico (Polar wolf) and SKells (Skeletal fox) though. People have been quite fond of Lyrico, even though he does have one eye with a scar over it. I only take SKells out into public on Halloween, she’s perfect for creeping out the teenagers on my estate.
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?
Honestly, just for fun and being able to bring a character to life.
12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
I tailored Jiinxxy’s character to be quite a lot like me. Energetic, squeaky and fun. I do suppose there is the smallest confidence boost whilst in suit, I wouldn’t really just look at someone and give a loud peep! if I wasn’t some fluffy dragon creature.
13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
Being able to portray his character and make people smile if they like it. The highest compliment I could be given is a smile at Jiinxxy ❤
14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
Overheating, and every now and again, my hair falling out of the cap and going in my eyes.
15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
Be aware of any situation that could happen whilst wearing the suit, and have preparations set in case of these situations happening. Like overheating, fursuit damage, being in a big crowd with limited sight. And also be aware of how big your suit is. You don’t want to be bumping into people with a large pair of wings, or tripping people up on your tail.
16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
People being unaware of my sight range. I know it’s not someone else’s fault if I don’t see them and accidentally walk into them or bump them, it’s just a thing when it comes to suits. Luckily Jiinxxy has quite good sight. In Lyrico, who has horrible sight, I have actually had someone come right up to me and just stand in the same spot as I walk right forward into them.
I’ve just thought of another one. Once again, not really anyone’s fault, but it’s something I’ve experienced. Disrespectful kids. Now, I love kids. They are all sweethearts. Even if they’re the one’s yelling out “That’s not a real [insert species here]!”. But I’ve had a hoard of kids run up to me, pull at the fur, and try to undress me from my fursuit. I had to very quickly remove my head and tell them to please take a step back and not do that.
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 am planning on selling Lyrico and redesigning him to be a jackalope. Bunnies are my favourite animals (I’ve based Jiinxxy’s personality and actions off of my own bunnies). I am thinking of possibly having some alterations to Jiinxxy’s markings, but that’s still something to be thought about in the future.
18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
I used to. A few con adventures, a suit-up, a speech and a dance video.
19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this? [it can literally be about anything]:
This is something I’ve noticed a lot of in this particular fandom. First-time suit makers being trashed because their hard work doesn’t look like the definition of perfection.
Darlings, everyone starts from somewhere. Don’t take it to heart if someone has a negative opinion. You keep that first fursuit head. Keep it and keep looking back on it every time you make more. You will notice just how much you’ve improved in time. You will succeed, I promise. This is coming from the guy who didn’t know how to put on eyeliner just over a year ago. But still. Am I getting my point across?
Love you all, sweethearts, and stay absolutely fabulous.
So there you have it folks! That was Jiinxxy the Chibi Angel Dragon!
To me, it is always amazing the lovely characters people can make just using two colors. Just how they arrange the markings and etc…some might say it’s not so creative, but I think Jiinxxy looks amazing and would def love to be at a con with this suiter one day! Not to mention, I loved the dance video, and would very much recommend you heading over to Jiinxxy’s YouTube even if it is only to say a quick “hello”.
Seeing all the adorable suiters out there really has me looking forward to suiting up myself (one day)…but, for right now, all I have is Rune’s head, so, we will see what I can make happen in the years to come.
But, that’s all we have for this one! If you are a suiter and would like to one day be featured in this blog as well, feel free to drop me a comment linking to your FA, DA, FB, or other so that we can set up an interview! Best part is, you don’t even have to be a fursuiter to get interviewed!!! I like interviewing just the average watcher, furry — I even interview artists and crafters that want to showcase their art pages and their works! So, reach out to me and lets get your name out there!
Also…just real quick: I am still looking for people who are currently at Anthrocon that would like to document their experience for me to showcase!
It’s really easy!!! You write an article about your experiences thus far at Anthrocon…you can submit pictures, raw footage, anything! This way, people that could not go or are debating going in the future can see what Anthrocon is like through your eyes!!! Again, leave a comment if you want to volunteer!!!
So, thank you all for tuning in! I am very glad to be back so that I might bring you more amazing furry content. You know the drill…thank you all for reading and, I will see you all in the next one 😉