22 July 2017
I have decided to embroider Relic's name to put on his leather vest.
The R is the largest of the letters and is now finished. I need to get the "e" done so I can cut out the first two letters and get them ready to sew onto the vest. The should look really good on the Black vest! I think this turned out quite well considering I have never done embroidery before.
12 July 2017
I was recently asked a question that has taken me a time to actually make a decision on what the real answer should be for me. There were so many possible answers in the running but this one for some reason stayed in the front for the most part.
The question was asked:
"What would you say was your most strange or difficult aspect of being a fursuiter that you had to explain to someone else?"
Contrary to what I think most fur suiters would say, that they were asked simply “Why?” I would say, for me, that it was having to explain what I meant when I used the term “My Handler” in front of someone that had no clue to what I was talking about. Call it what you will, strange, awkward, funny ...its all of them all at once I suppose.
The term “Handler” is correct and really is not intended to sound funny or strange or odd at all, those of us in the furry fandom (even most of those that do not have fur suits) know what a handler is and does. Handlers have a very serious job and should be credited for the job they do for a fur suiter. Ever been to Disney World? Seen all the people in the character costumes? Guess what... they all have a handler with them some where close by. I suppose that until one has actually been in a complete fur suit and experienced first hand the extreme limitations that are associated with being in the costume there really is no common point of reference to discuss the real needs for having a Handler present. Suffice it to say the suiters Vision, Hearing, Touch, and Movement (or the ability to move quickly to be accurate) are all extremely impaired. Handlers are people that maintain visual / audible contact with a suiter or in some cases a small group of suiters so as to be their eyes, ears and hands in situations that a suiter needs assistance in such matters. Handlers also should be tuned into cues from the suiters to know when they should take a break and when they need to get water, and often times act as the suiters “ambassador” to public interaction always keeping watch for any threats or dangers. It is SAFETY ...hands down it is all about the safety of the fur suiter period!
06 July 2017
What a BLAST!
The backdrop of downtown Pittsburgh from the fourth floor of the David L Lawrence Convention Center.
A quick pose with our Chairman...
I hated to give in to the fact that Anthrocon was all over when I woke up Monday morning and packed up for the trip home. the 4 days I was in Pittsburgh for my first Furry Con went by in a flash. I didn't get to take a lot of photos but managed to get some that I was intent on getting.
A shot with Tani DaReal was a must have!
A quick pose with our Chairman...
And almost unexpectedly an opportunity to talk to and get a pic with a guy I talk with on Twitter from time to time, a friend to all suiters with the bazooka blower, Vlad The Fruit Bat!
I have an over abundance of video footage that will take me a long time to sort through and edit. I wore my small go-pro type camera two different days around the Convention center and racked up over 4GB of video, so lots of work to get done there before I can get any of that uploaded.