Everyone knows that furries and anime fans may share similar interests, some furries even became furries from certain animes. But what is it like when the two fandoms cross over? What do people think about furries at anime cons?
Out of Place?
Of course, fursuits at anime cons will stand out compared to other cosplays. Because of this people may not know how to approach, communicate, or behave around a fursuiter. So be extra cautious, of course. Anime con attendees are most likely not familiar with fursuiters so they may just touch you without asking, avoid you, or try and pull at your suit. If that happens just be polite and inform and educate.
Anime cons won’t have headless lounges either so just remember that. Some furries may participate in the cosplay contests as well, which of course is something furry cons don’t have.
What’s it like?
From my own personal experience, it’s been good. I’ve been attending the local anime con (Ai-Kon) for about 5 years now and they have really opened up to furries. At first, people were very unsure of them but now there are tons of furries that attend and people are pretty chill about them.
I know cons like Anime Boston and Fargo CoreCon also very fursuit friendly. CoreCon even has a fursuit parade!
Below is a picture of the costume I wore with my suit at Ai-Kon this year.
In the end, a con is a con and honestly just use common sense when it comes to fursuiting at other events than furry cons. Just remember to have fun and keep Hydrated!
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