Another fursuit photo, because it's Fursuit Friday on furry twitter
September 7, 2018 7:58 PM   Subscribe

For your viewing pleasure, the group fursuiter photo from the recently held Megaplex XVII in Orlando, FL. Total Attendance was 2,602, I am not sure how many fursuiters are in this photo. (On desktop browsers, at least, you can get different sizes of the photo available by putting the mouse into the "bring up low menu bar" zoneand clicking on the far right icon.)
posted by hippybear (29 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm getting a real Jack Torrance vibe from that one girl in the center whose face is visible. She's always been here.
posted by guiseroom at 8:10 PM on September 7, 2018 [6 favorites]


There's a lampshade (? I think) in the middle and now I'm really curious.
posted by traveler_ at 8:13 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


There's a lotta yiffing in the offing there.

Also, I don't see a single Pedobear. The furries gatekeeping has become very strong.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 8:38 PM on September 7, 2018 [2 favorites]


I had my bunnywarez bear kigu given the Creepy Award at my annual halloween party once because it reminded them of PedoBear. I still wear it, but I'm less proud of it than I once was. [photo not of me]
posted by hippybear at 8:44 PM on September 7, 2018


Tag yourself: I'm bighorn-sheep-ram-skull person in the second row.
posted by primalux at 8:54 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


(like, literally that's you, or that's your new spirit animal so to speak?)
posted by hippybear at 8:58 PM on September 7, 2018


Sorry, it's not actually me, I just really enjoy that there's a goth furry faction repping the "I'm so goth I'm dead" joke :)
posted by primalux at 9:00 PM on September 7, 2018 [2 favorites]


I was riffing off of the "Tag Yourself" meme
posted by primalux at 9:03 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


fair enough. welcome to furry, this is now your species. please relax while the conversion begins to take effect.
posted by hippybear at 9:03 PM on September 7, 2018 [4 favorites]


Here's some art? Maybe?
posted by hippybear at 9:05 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


I am fond of the slightly-creepy bird cosplay/fursuiting. There was an amazing bird one (not the awesome kenku cosplay) that I loved but haven't been able to find the pictures of in a while.
posted by that girl at 9:13 PM on September 7, 2018 [2 favorites]


I was at BLFC a few years ago and someone had designed and uploaded very simple crow masks to be built out of black posterboard and a lot of people downloaded those and the accompanying simple-to-make wing/capes and so this murder of crows was swooping across the con every evening and it was purely magical.
posted by hippybear at 9:18 PM on September 7, 2018 [3 favorites]


Who the fuck has a furry convention in the summer in Orlando?! That seems like a heatstroke epidemic waiting to happen.
posted by Autumnheart at 9:19 PM on September 7, 2018 [3 favorites]


Anthrocon in Pittsburgh is also at an awful time of year temp-wise, and I've wondered that myself.
posted by that girl at 9:22 PM on September 7, 2018


How different would American history have been if the Declaration of Independence had said "Life, Liberty and the Fursuit of Happiness"?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:30 PM on September 7, 2018 [6 favorites]


We'd all be giant mustachioed plumbers climbing girders while an orange faced monkey throwing barrels down at us that randomly caught fire. All of us, all the time. Like, literally in real life.
posted by hippybear at 9:35 PM on September 7, 2018 [2 favorites]


Wow! How many cumulative hours of sewing do you think that is?
posted by MissySedai at 9:47 PM on September 7, 2018


So before I was more genderqueer I would dress up as wonder woman for halloween which is a little EH... for me now. Just not comfortable with that level of feminine anymore yanno? SO about 5 years ago I got a kigurumi. And then a second. I swore to myself they were just for halloween (a holiday I take very seriously), but I totes wear them as PJs when its cold too because why not?

ANYWAYS. that is all to say...

Penguin or Walrus this year?
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:47 PM on September 7, 2018 [2 favorites]


Walrus
posted by hippybear at 9:49 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


How do people even do this, at all, without, you know, dying of heatstroke? Do they just wear these things for the ten minutes it takes to make the group photo happen, then dive into an ice bath? Or do they have some special deal with the convention center about having the air conditioning set down to like 50 degrees?
posted by crotchety old git at 10:20 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


Penguin!
also thanks hippybear for posting the fun fursuit stuff!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:10 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


and yea, it seems like you could have these conventions for cheap in, like, Calgary in the winter
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 11:11 PM on September 7, 2018 [3 favorites]


Man even the kigurumi's are hot! Like I'm hoping Oct 31st is a cool day because I've worn my walrus/penguin to classes because that's how I roll on halloween, the most sacred day of the year- and I've been sweltering on the bus home. I can't imagine a fur suit!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 11:46 PM on September 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


Is it this raven cosplay That Girl?
posted by invisible_al at 3:46 AM on September 8, 2018 [1 favorite]


How different would American history have been if the Declaration of Independence had said "Life, Liberty and the Fursuit of Happiness"?

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men, women, dogs, cats, wolves, skunks, otters, bears, lions, kangaroos, red pandas, regular pandas, leopards, ferrets, meerkats, lemurs, mole rats, ibexes, Thompson's gazelles...
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 4:57 AM on September 8, 2018 [3 favorites]


This seems like as good a place as any to ask: I keep seeing "Maskimal" masks at Walmart that are basically cheap fursuit heads and I wonder what the furry community thinks of them, if they're a boon or a bane.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:39 AM on September 8, 2018


Who the fuck has a furry convention in the summer in Orlando?! That seems like a heatstroke epidemic waiting to happen.
posted by Autumnheart


The suits come off. We have AC. ;)
posted by Splunge at 9:50 AM on September 8, 2018 [1 favorite]


(Since asking my question, I did a bit of my own research and the quick answer seems to be "The furry community is highly divided on Maskimals")
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 3:03 PM on September 8, 2018 [1 favorite]


Naw, that's the awesome kenku cosplay, invisible_al. I mean, it's still awesome but not the one I was looking for.
posted by that girl at 9:02 PM on September 24, 2018


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