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Fursuit Friday Feature #25: MUERTE

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Happy Fursuit Friday everyone!

It seems like such a long time since we have been able to do one of these things. In fact, the whole month of March was like one big Fursuit-Friday celebration since it was female-fursuiter-month. But, now we are here in April and it’s back to the regular features of these amazing fursuiters that I have gotten the pleasure of interviewing!

So, here is one from the vaults. Today I present to you: MUERTE the Butterfly Dragon!!!!

what caught my eye with this character was the scaling pattern in the ears and on the tail. It’s so mesmerizing and I really loved the colors. the more i looked at the character, the more unique detail I was seeing, even down to the patterns on the back and the skulls in the eyes.

But, a butterfly dragon? I have never heard of it before which makes it all the more fascinating to me! I am all about unique characters and new species…but, enough rambling, lets get down to the interview!!!


1.Name: Kiara Blackburn (Aisling Knight)

2. Character Name: Muerte

3. Character Species: Butterfly Dragon

4. Fursuit Maker: Hollow Creature Creations https://www.facebook.com/HollowCreatureSuits/

5. Total Cost: Personal suit i made myself. Worth $2850.

6. How long did it take you to get a Fursuit?
Made the fullsuit in a span of 2-3 months

7. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Yes

8. Have you been to any Cons in suit? Yes. Debuted at FWA 2016

9.How have people reacted to your Fursuit? They seemed to really like it. Said it was really cute. Had some fun playing around with kids and making them smile.

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? My main goal for making this suit was to show my new style for fursuits and to have my own suit i can wear to cons.

11. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube): I have videos of him on my business page.


So there you have it! Short and sweet!

Naturally the interview questions are all optional…so, anything that does not apply to someone and/or they just do not want to answer, they do not have to. I must say that a suit of that quality and with that much detail…being completed in 2-3 months is really impressive to me! So a major round-of-applause for the maker because that takes a lot of skill!

But I find Muerte to be extremely charming and I hope they are still able to go to cons and such, and maybe I might have the honor and luxury of meeting them some day!

So, this has been our Fursuit Friday Feature! Thanks so much for tuning in and thanks for your continued support with this blog!

More to come in the future so, as always, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

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Fursuit Friday Feature #24: TOGO

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**Christopher holding Togo**

Hello everyone and happy Fursuit Friday!
Welcome back to another Fursuit Friday Feature!!!! I wanted to make sure I got this done as early as possible since I will be busy the rest of the night and for the rest of the weekend at that. But anyways, we have an awesome feature for you today considering that this entry was so lovely as to actually approach me about being interviewed and featured in this blog! Well, I think it’s super exciting as usually, when I run low on entries I have to go around mailing people saying: “Hey, I love your suit, can I interview you?”

But this person likes my blog, and I must say that I was very flattered.I kinda had started to think that no one ever looked at these entries let alone my blog…so, when I was approached by said person and they said they loved my work and wanted to be featured, well, it was a very happy moment for me and was a big boost to my mood. So, having missed last Friday and having been talking to this very sweet person over Twitter and such, I just had to feature them this week! So, let me introduce you all to Togo!!!

I love wolf characters!!! My main Fursona is a wolf and my wife is a wolf. So, when I see a wolf, I am instantly in love because they are my favorite animal. But another thing to note is, I really like Togo’s colors. I don’t think I have ever seen an orange wolf, and I love the yellow as well…I think it blends really well and makes for a pretty interesting character to say the least.

That and those realistic eyes ❤ It’s insta love!

I am usually partial to more cartoony characters unless they are canine for reasons unknown so, resin eyes are my favorite when it comes to canine suits for sure! But as per usual I am rambling. You came here to see more of Togo and learn more about the character and the suiter. So, lets get down to the interview, shall we?


1.Name: Christopher Brucker

2. Character Name: Togo

3. Character Species: Wolf

4. Fursuit Maker:
Most of it I made myself, with help from my girlfriend Megan (aka Saphira). I bought my pawpads, claws, and the resin base of my head from DreamVision Creations (http://dreamvision-creations.myshopify.com/).

 

5. Total Cost:
Between the fur, resin base, foam and other supplies, I’d say I’ve spent around $800 to date.

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
I started buying supplies to make it a few months after I decided that I wanted one. It took me about 2 months to complete my head, tail and hand paws. A while later, I decided to make it a more complete suit, so I made a torso for myself. I’m currently working on adding legs and feet. I’m also redoing my hand paws.

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
Aw, man! For years, my girlfriend and I had established that we were “furries”, and she tried to sell me on the idea of becoming active in the fandom, getting fursuits and going to conventions. But, I was really hesitant (regrettably). I come from a more conservative background, and while the idea sounded fun, the whole thing seemed kind of weird to me.

But, that didn’t stop my girlfriend from building a fursuit of her own. In recent years, she finally convinced me to attend our first con, and we went to Furpocalypse in 2015. She wore her fursuit and I handled for her. After watching her have sooo much fun, and after interacting with her and so many other suiters, I knew I had to have one too!

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!
Yes! I got to public suit with a group of our friends in Pittsburgh for the first time earlier this year, and it was a blast! I highly recommend it, and can’t wait to do it again.

Probably my favorite moment was when we first suited up and started to walk around the city. I was excited, but I was also super nervous, because I really wasn’t sure how people were going to react to seeing something like us walking around. I had heard that people in Pittsburgh were warm towards furries (because of Anthrocon), but I was still uneasy. I never would have expected what happened right off the bat. We walked into a light rail station to catch a train, and had to ride an escalator up to get to the platform. We got about halfway up, when I heard a woman yell, “FURRIES!!!” I looked down and saw her and a group of people smiling and waving up at us. As we waved back, I thought, “Wow, this is cool.” But then when we reached the platform, not even a minute went by, and we were swarmed! Everybody wanted to talk to us, get pictures with us and be near us. That’s how most of the day was. We felt like celebrities!

9. Have you been to any Cons in suit? If you have gone to multiple ones, which one is your favorite and why?
Yes I have. I’ve been to Furpocalypse in Connecticut two years in a row on Halloween weekend, once without and once with my suit. In the future, I hope to attend Midwest FurFest, AnthroCon, and FurryCon in my hometown of Rochester, NY.

Conventions are a lot of fun, even if you don’t have a fursuit. For years I wasn’t really sure about going, but when my girlfriend started showing me con videos on YouTube, I was like, “Wow! There’s so many cool characters that people portray there. And there’s shows, too? There’s games and dance competitions? There’s panels and gatherings? Sheesh…I want to go!” And it really is an incredible experience.

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
Surprisingly, 98% positive. Usually the most negative reaction I’ve gotten is someone not acknowledging me as I walk past. Even if it’s worse than that, I’m always having too much fun to notice. Probably the best reactions I’ve gotten are from kids. They run right up to you, and want to hug you, play with you and talk to you. And best of all, their parents love it!

I remember one time, a woman and her daughter walked up and stopped about ten feet in front of me. The daughter was shyly hiding behind her mom’s leg, but her mom pointed to me and said to her, “See sweetie? That’s a furry. Want to go say hi?” I waved to her daughter and took a step closer, but she ducked behind her mom. So, I stopped and got down on one knee so I could be at her level. Eventually she came out for a hug, and warmed up to me and my friends. And later, she didn’t want to leave! Moments like that just made the day that much better.

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 mainly just wanted to get involved in the fursuiting aspect of the fandom once I learned more about it. I thought it was cool that so many other people were as big of fans of cartoon animal characters as I was, and that many of them cosplayed in this way. I’ve always loved my Disney movies and cartoons, well into adulthood. My friends joke around about how I’m like a “big kid”. I never knew that there was an entire fandom full of people just like me. I was attracted to the whole idea of creating your own character, and getting to portray it just for fun.

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
When I’m in suit, I act goofy and cute to try and be like my character. I’ll give hugs, play tag and hide and seek with friends, chase squeakers, laser pointers and other toys. I love making people laugh and go “aww.” But I still talk and converse like I normally would. I’d say that Togo is a reflection of sort of a playful, more innocent side of myself.

They say that furries are adults who never lost touch with their inner child, and I couldn’t agree more! How awesome is that?

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
I love the fact that when you wear a fursuit, you get to behave so unconventionally. I have no problem with being mature and professional when I need to be. But, it’s so cool that when you put a costume on, you can act silly, even child-like, and everyone loves you for it!

There’s so many different aspects of fursuiting too. It’s cosplaying, it’s acting, and it’s freelance mascotting. I love it all!

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
Just the fact that it gets really hot very quickly, especially if you’re running around and having fun. Also, the fact that you can’t do much with your hands when wearing paws. I have to take them off just to check my phone, but it’s well worth it!

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
For those fursuiting for the first time, I’d say just have fun! Interact with people and other suiters. You’d be surprised what kind of reactions that you get!

For those considering getting a fursuit, make sure you do your research. If you’re planning on getting a commission done, shop around online for fursuit makers. Get an idea for what their art is like, and pick your favorite before spending the money. Or, if you plan on making one yourself, search for tutorial videos, and get an idea of what you need to do. Also, don’t get discouraged if you have trouble getting it to look the way you want. Keep at it!

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
Ugh, I hate when my fur gets all scruffy. It happens so easily too. Drives me crazy how much I have to brush it to get it to look the way that I want. But again, worth it!

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’m sure I will. I would probably upgrade my current suit first. I might do it myself if I learn better crafting methods, or get it redone by a commission artist. But down the road, I don’t mind the idea of getting another character.

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
Yes I do! My girlfriend and I have a YouTube channel [HERE]  with videos of us at cons, and public suiting. Please check it out if you care to!

 

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?:
I would say, if you have any desire to check out furry conventions or to give fursuiting a try, do it! Don’t hesitate like I did, because it seems weird, or because you’re nervous about what friends and family might think. It really is a lot of fun, and most people are accepting of it. If you explain it in layman’s terms, and use words like “cartoons”, “costumes” and “mascot characters”, most people will understand what you’re talking about. Many even react positively!


So there you have it! That was Togo!!! 😀

There were so many times while reading this interview that I had the “omigosh same”-thought pop into my head. I can relate with so many of the things that were said, especially since I started fursuiting.

I remember being a Furry and not really wanting to be get super involved in the fandom because of all the negative stigma surrounding the fandom and etc…and this was because my whole family thought it was weird and disgusting. Then, even when I became more involved online, I never really wanted to go to a con, and never considered fursuiting until I saw it online and thought that it looked like so much fun. I kinda chuckled since the suiter was in the same position I was in…where they saw other people having fun and kinda caught the “fursuit envy”. I feel you dude, I really do!!!

But I am really glad this person has had a positive experience and that they have been able to share this experience with others. They did offer some great advice of researching fursuit makers and really practicing and watching tutorials if you’re going to make your own. I did not trust myself enough to make Rune, so, I paid others to do it for me…so, I really respect this guy for making his own. It really ended up looking great! And, if he goes through with improving it as his skills get better, this suit can only look cooler in the future…so, if you’re reading this, Togo, keep up to date with me! I wanna see how much your suit improves!!!

But, my favorite piece of advice that he had to offer was in not being afraid to give something a try. The Furry Fandom is surrounded by a lot of negativity, a lot of people afraid of what they do not understand…but, what makes the community great is that, despite all the stereotypes and the stigma, we still grow larger and larger every day, we continue to support one-another, and we continue to have fun! You alone are in charge of your life and your happiness, so, if fursuiting is something you wanna try…give it shot! And don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do it because of whatever silly reason :p

But thank you so much Togo for letting me interview! It’s been awesome being able to have you here on the blog!

And thank you guys so much for taking the time to read this.
I love posting the Fursuit Friday Features and really hope to become more active with this blog in the future! If you have a Fursuit, you do furry art, or you make furry crafts and you would like to be featured in this blog, please drop me a comment with a link to your FA, fb, or DA where I might reach you. Also, if you have friends you think might want to be featured, feel free to point them in my direction or vice-versa!

Thank you all for your continued support of this blog, and, as always, I will see you in the blog 😉

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! 😉

Fursuit Friday Feature #21: STARDUSK

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Hello everybody and welcome back to another wonderful Fursuit Friday Feature!!!

These have been slow-coming here recently with my having gone to a convention (pics of that coming soon) and also out of pure laziness on my part. For that I do apologize. But, someone recently wanted to revamp the interview they did awhile ago…and when I received their submission, it really motivated me to get the ball rolling again and make my normal Friday post. Besides…who DOESN’T want to see an adorable Dutch Angel Dragon?

Dutchies do seem to be the most popular submission of all my Fursuiters wanting to be in this blog, and I have noticed that the DAD and AD communities have really taken the fandom for a ride as they increase their numbers. So, today we have Stardusk. I love white Dutchies and love all the unique things that can be done with them…so, before I go off rambling some more, lets get down to the questions and really see what Stardusk and her owner are all about.


1.Name: Bethany, but most people call me Beth

2. Character Name: Stardusk

3. Character Species: Dutch angel dragon

4. Fursuit Maker:
Temperance of Komickrazi Studios: http://www.komickrazi.com

5. Total Cost$2500

6. How long did it take you to get your Fursuit?
—I put down the down payment back in November or early December of last year. She has rolling commissions, so she’s always open, but this means a bit of a wait. However, once it was my turn, she was very quick. My suit was made in two weeks.

7. When did you decide that you wanted a Fursuit?
—At first when I fully became part of the furry fandom and was introduced to fursuits, I didn’t think it was for me. I saw a few videos of cons and fursuiter like Telephone and became more intrigued, but still not convinced I wanted one. Then, I met some friends in my area who were furries. One of them, Lonewolf, had her own fursuit made, and invited me over for an introduction. Once I saw how cute they were in person, I knew I wanted a suit for myself.

8. Do you go out in public while wearing your suit? Tell us one of your favorite experiences!
—I haven’t done so too often, but the few experiences I’ve had were very positive. I went and suited up at an Asian night market, which was lots of fun. I got lots of curious reactions, and lots of people wanting to take my picture. Even got to dance with one kid.I also handed out candy on halloween as Stardusk. Every time I opened the door I got great reactions, the kids loved Stardusk.

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 a few lined up for the coming year, most of them local. Chase con and Genericon in the upstate NY area, and Anthro New England in Boston are definite. I might also go to Furnal Equinox in Toronto, and I definitely want to go to Anthrocon at least once! I recently went to chase con, or Saratoga Comic Con, and met some fellow furs there. Stardusk was quite a hit there, she got lots of people wanting to take pics with her. One little boy really loved her, every time he saw me he would run up to me and give me hugs and pets, it was utterly adorable. I also got complimented by J. G. Herzler, who played general Martok in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, which was super cool.

10. How have people reacted to your Fursuit while you are out in Public?
—Ive had very positive reactions! People are very curious about her, I get lots of exclamations about how cute she is and how soft the fur is.


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?
—Partly for fun. But I also really wanted to do some charity things. Maybe raise money for relay for life (my mom is a survivor, so it’s s cause close to my heart) or visiting children in hospitals or nursing homes. I want to bring some smiles and happiness to people.

12. How do you act differently in suit VS when you are dressed as you normally would?
—I’m still refining her character, but I act more cat-like and bouncy when I’m Stardusk.

13. What is your favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
—My favorite thing is how fluffy and adorable it is, and how even the few people who have seen her just want to give her a hug.

14. What is your least favorite thing about wearing a Fursuit?
—My least favorite thing is the heat. I’m a cold dweller, I love the cold. It gets rather hot in there after a while. A cooling vest helps! I also want to install a fan inside the head.

15. What advice would you give first-time Fursuiters and those considering getting a Fursuit?
—Have fun with it! Take it slow at first, don’t push yourself to have your first outing ever at a con. Suit up for half an hour to an hour, in a cool place just to get used to how it feels. Take some time to think about the character you want to create. You’re essentially an actor, so get into your role! Make sure you have a handler when you go to cons. It’s hard to see your feet, so having someone to warn you of things you can’t see will help you avoid tripping. And they can remind you to hydrate and take breaks.

16. What would you say is your biggest peeve when it comes to your Fursuit?
—I don’t really have one, I love it!

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?
—Probably not, but if I did it would be a different character. Probably my kotae.

18. Do you make any videos while in suit (YouTube):
I have two uploaded right now! I have zero experience editing videos, so it’ll take a bit to get the others I’ve done uploaded. But everyone is welcome to check out my channel in the meantime! Stardusk Dutch Angel Dragon. I’m also over on Instagram, where I post most of my pics: Starduskdutchangeldragon

19. (Final Question): Any extra words of wisdom you would like to add for anyone reading this?:
—Just have fun! Whether you’re cosplaying or fursuiting, go with what you want to do. Don’t let the negativity of others hold you back. Be a positive force in the world, no matter what it is you do. There’s so much darkness in this world, but you have the opportunity to be a beacon of light, so let your light shine!

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So there you have it folks! That was Stardusk!!

It really makes me happy when I can see someone that has had an overall positive experience to suiting and going out in suit in general. We all complain about the suits being too hot. But this person loves her Fursuit, loves being in her Fursuit…really took her time in coming around to fursuiting and then deciding what character she wanted to suit as. If you watch her videos…it was 9-months before her suit was even started so…it took a good amount of time for Stardusk to come to life.

Either way, this Dutchie is adorable, and I’m so glad that she has gone out, had fun, and has really been able to spread the joy and fun which is what the Furry Fandom is all about. All this and great advice to boot! So thanks so much Bethany and Stardusk for submitting yourselves to be featured in my blog! 😀

If you or anyone you know is a Fursuiter and you would like to be featured for my Fursuit Feature Friday, then please drop me a link down in the comment-section below to a place where I might reach you (facebook, FA, DA, other) and send you the interview. I’m always looking for new Furries to feature whether it be fursuits, artists, crafters, or a brand-new species…!

As always, thank you all so much for tuning in, and, I will see you all in the next blog 😉

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