Tuesday, 3 May 2011

GUIDE TO BECOMING A FURRY!






Welcome to the world of Furdom. Here’s my step by step (or ‘paw by paw’) guide to becoming a true furry monster.

First step; pick a fursona. You can choose to become a furry that relates to your personality or you can go all out and be as creative as you wish and live in a furry fantasy!

Here are some examples of some fursona’s that are living in a furry world as we speak! It will give you a feel to come up with your name.

Vix Night Fox, Pampa Chu,  Headmaster Fox, Lion Feast.

Try to be as original as you can with a name so you can stand out of the furry crowd!

Second step you now need to make your fursona come to life by starting to design your own fursuit, you can do this by making it your self DIY style or if you would rather let someone else sew through massives of faux fur there are a people out there that do this for a living. 

Most people take inspiration from wolfs and fox's, I guess they just have a slight sexy nature about them? It's all about attracting the other furries whether their opposite sex or the same and so you could even add some sexy lingerie to your costume like this foxy chick!



I caught up with a designer who creates fursuit's as a living.

So how did you get introduced to
making costumes for the furrie fandom?
I got introduced to the fandom by a friend years ago. I didn't think 
much of it, until one day I saw pictures from a convention of some 
beautiful costumes and was totally interested in trying my hand at 
one. I had had experience with costume design before at children's 
summer camps and was up to the challenge of something more complex.
 
 
What is the most popular fursona that you make?
The most popular critters are foxes and wolves. My first two creations
 were both wolves. They are generic, simple, and lots of beautiful 
photo references available.
 
Here are some examples of her work:
 
 
If your interested in her work then you can check her website out at 
www.furrhappens.com 

Here are a list of places in which you can get them specially made for your furry needs!





Or if your really getting stuck this lady has a guide on how she made her fursuit:


So you’ve got your name and your suit and so now you are ready for step 3!

Show the world that you are a furry,  you can do this in many different ways many furries meet online on forums in which they talk about each others fursonas and even play role play if they met in a fantasy world.

There are also a number of conventions in which other furries come together to meet and greet and sometimes have a little stroke if they like eachother ;)

Here’s a video to give you an insight of what a major convention in America is like, so there will be know need for you to feel nervous if it’s your first time!



You can watch part 2 and 3 on you tube if you want to follow his story more!

Now the next step you will need to get yourself noticed in the furry world, network with other furries and make friends and partnerships with furs in the fandom!

If you've got an artistic streak then you should try illustrating your character! Furries are doing this all over the net for a way to network and make friends with fellow furs!

Although there are a few raunchy ones so make sure your safe when your talking to strangers on the net!

here are some examples that people have done:




But if your more of a face to face kind of fur! Then you might want to check out the convention in St. Pauls London!

Here they meet every third Saturday! There next fur meet is on Saturday the 7th May at Jamie's Bar in the Fleet Passage at St. Pauls.

They are also hosting a big summer party on July the 30th! Here you'll get to make friends and join in on a fur parade around London in your best fursuit!

To find out more here is there website where you can find out about online forums and more up and coming events:

www.londonfurs.org.uk


I hope you enjoyed this guide!

Happy Furring!

20 comments:

  1. hhaha this is awesome.

    Helen, X
    areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  2. I fucking hate you people.

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    1. You Know were too fucking cute and adorable that you can't handle it. O//W//O

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    2. manner kids

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  3. Don't do this any more listen to god to know the real you and don't change who he made you.

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    1. God is supposed to be allmighty and powerful, you don't think he'll be able to see you as you while in a furry suit.? And maybe being a furry is the real them. Stfu and learn your place/mind your own buisnesss

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    2. God has given us the gift of choosing what and who we want to be.

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    3. What is a god?

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  4. i agree with anonymus we are humans, not animal

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  5. To those of you that think its wrong . You dont understand someof us feel we have an alter side of us . We act, think and speak as animals. I am one of those that will go from acting like a human to an animal. Yes some of it is very sexaul but its not just that . Who do you think is the one that goes to children hospitals dressed in costume and even sometiems movie permiers. Many will go out in suioit for kids at parties even. We enjoy making kids smile as well. To only focus on one part of any kind of fandom is just wrong and gives out the wrong Idea. I have been a furry for a very long time even before I knew about the fandom. Many of us enjoy just having clena fun as well as being wild party animals. I may bot have a fursuit yet but really only 25% of the fandom even owns one. We are all people but we justconnect more with our animal side. Is it wrong to be who you feel inside just because others dont like it casue they dont understand?

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    1. I agree, even if I'm not a very active furry, I still think that everyone has a right to express themselves. So what if they're a furry? Will it ruin your life just to let them be happy? Does it make you miserable to allow them to have fun and connect with something they have inside? If it does you should get a life. If not, just leave them be! I mean, if you don't have anything helpful to say, FUCK OFF!!!!!! They don't want you people bullying them! LET THEM LIFE THEIR LIFE!!!!!!!

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    2. How do I become a furry? I've always been interested in it but too scared to try, too scared no one will like me. I love being different and weird, if anyone can give me an answer I'd be very happy. And how I can find where they have a furrycon or something I'd love to join!

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    3. Its a hobby. No one can stop you from joining. Welcome to the club. -DB

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  6. The weird thing is that I've thought about becoming a furry after a while and after some thought I decided to Google it...
    And reading this guide, I don't necessarily want to make a fursuit though...

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    1. I have been thinking of becoming a furry for a very long time, I have even gone through the process to create my own fursona, what step can I go to next to make my own fur suit.

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  7. How do I become a furry. I too shy to ask people in real life because of the feeling of being ridiculed. If someone can help me that would be great. Thanks

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  8. I have recently discovered that i am becoming a furry. how do you tie a noose? i think i have to end it all with a simple knot. i looked it up on google, but it was blocked on my school computers. hlep!

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  9. Im going to shoot up all of your houses. none of you deserve to live

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  10. I have been talking with my friend we both want to be furries but don't know how, I looked up fursuits but I cant find a style I like, I don't like then being baggy and big I like the ones that look tighter more like a body than an outfit, and trying to find a mask is difficult I'm trying to find the ones that are sort of acrylic makeup ones that you can attach around your mouth so that it opens when you talk, but I cant find anything plz help!

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