21 June 2017
Relic's checklist continues to shrink as I get things ready for travel. Down to the last 10 items or so, which can't really be finished until I actually pack the car the night before leaving. Not that I try to hide the fact that I am a Furry (I never have), but it is going to be a real fun time to have Relic at a venue that is full of people that actually understand the Fandom without having to explain just exactly what the interest is. Much less to be in a City that totally Welcomes the diversity and plays into the entire event! WhoWooo Pittsburgh !🤣
10 June 2017
My own requirements aside, I had to turn my attention to Relic's travel / performance needs. Over the time I have been putting him together I have been diligently thinking about future repairs as well.
Knowing all to well the the unexpected will nearly always show its ugly head at some point I knew I needed to plan for it. I have put together a fairly extensive repair / maintenance kit for Relic (or for any Fursuit really for that matter) to have on hand for when needed. Spare parts such as claws, and whiskers which can and often do fall out or become bent, broken or otherwise damaged. I have spare sets of eyes as well not that I have ever needed them but they are there. Color markers for quick fixes to damaged areas of paint if needed in a pinch, Hot melt glue gun, needles and thread are an absolute must have. Along with many other items there is essentially anything you would need to actually make a fursuit other than the materials. This all fits nicely in a small Tackle Box so takes up little room in the car, it is separate from Relic's suitcase so if others need use of it I do not have to disturb the Wolf while he is in his den (lol).
We are ready for Anthrocon 2017 !!!
08 June 2017
I've joked around saying that this trip to Anthrocon has developed more twists and turns than the top radiator hose in my old '76 Monte Carlo... lol. Seriously it seems to change every couple weeks, but now that we are down to only 20 days I think things are finally coming together in a set order. (Jinx)! Most of the trip will see three of us in the car from Watertown, Ny. to Kittanning, Pa. about 1 hour north of Pittsburgh where we will be picking up two others before continuing to our hotel. We will have a packed car for the last hour as four of the five are Fursuiters, it'll work out ok but it will be tight. As I am driving the others may all have to hold their heads for that last hour, Dave who is not a Suiter may have to wrangle Relic for me at that point *G* not sure how much room will be left in the back for heads after all the other gear is in... going to be an interesting lesson in extreme packing I think. Have been on-line chatting to a number of MilFurs / Emerg. Service Furs that I will be meeting up with while at the convention... several of them seem like they are going to be a real riot to be around. I am looking forward to getting this trip started but I also know all to well that our time there will pass all to quickly.
29 May 2017
I am sooo hyped about my trip to
Anthrocon in June and now that I have
the schedule in front of me I am
beginning to realize that there is just not
enough time in 4 days to see it all and it
kinda bums me out. I think the biggest
"bum factor" is that I know even though I
want to be in suit as much as possible,
there is just no way to last the entire 4
days that way. At best I figure a few
hours each day in suit... and in reality I
kinda figure even that is probably
pushing it. Totally looking forward to
meeting some friends I have met on-line
and lots of new friends while in
Pittsburgh and all of them are as into the
fandom as I am... no need for second
guessing others reactions to being a
Furry at Anthrocon, its a given! and from
what I understand so far, even the city of
Pittsburgh plays into the whole Furry
theme for the convention as well... so...
it's gonna be a great time no matter how
much I get to do, after all this IS one of
the main reasons I created Relic!
25 May 2017
Well, actually I kinda figured it would happen sooner or later... The facebook account for Relic B. Furry has been disabled for being in breach of their terms... Not a REAL PERSON. Even though I appealed the take-down it was a no win situation, seems even Kellogg's could not have an account for Tony-the-tiger either. I sent them my ID and paperwork showing my ownership of Trademark for Relic B. Furry but it seems that Trademark ownership has no bearing in situations such as this. It was a disappointing few days but I have moved on and have resurrected the page for Relic that is on my Real life account... the whole idea was to keep Relic separate from my real life but... oh well, it is what it is. ONWARD AND UPWARD!
Join in with Relic Here on his Facebook Page.
11 May 2017
After a great deal of time spent trying to figure out how to display my Navy Badges/Patches and Medals on Relic I have settled on a black leather vest.
It is a Mosaic made of floor drops and I like the fact that it is something a little different from the normal leather vest. I also ordered my Desert Storm patch that I had never gotten ordered before... so now when it all gets here I need to get all of them sewn on and get it ready for use.
24 April 2017
Sunday April 23, 2017 I was able to put together (with the help of a good friend Barry V.) a morning at Waddington Town Beach and his Harley Davidson SuperGlide for Relic to get some really great pics!
I was in Partial suit for the first half and put the full suit on for the last part of the shoot.
Needed to show off the Anchor so had Barry be sure to get a good shot from the back.
The weather couldn't have been any better for the project and it was an interesting endeavor to be back on a motorcycle after 32 years.
17 April 2017
Well, I made up the Sleeves... so I figured I might as well make the leggin's as well to have all the options to use Relic as a Partial suit as well as the Full suit. So taking all the needed measurements, I cut out the pieces and got to work with needle and thread.
Once everything is in place all parts are held in place without any issues. Now I have endless possibilities of using Relic as a Partial, or as the Full suit.
There is now not really much room left in the case for much else with both the Full and Partial suit pieces. Couldn't have planned on a better sized case for it all.
15 April 2017
For partial use
I decided since I have nearly 2 Yards of Grey fur left that I might as well sew up some sleeves so I can make use of Relic as a partial suit as well as a full.
I made them tight enough around the Biceps that they seem to stay in place without much of a problem but not too sure if wearing the UnderArmour will negate that, I may have to add elastic straps to go across behind the neck to hold them in place.
I guess the next time I get into the UnderArmour I will have to try them on again to see.