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A costume that one puts on that makes someone look like an animal. Usually used by furries and actors.
Furries often wear fursuits to furry conventions.
by master stghm April 4, 2004
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A suit made of fur and is filled with tears and shame.
I bought a fursuit for $1,000.
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A person who enjoys dressing up in costumes made to mimic anthropomorphic subjects. (See Furry for a definition of Anthropomorphism)

Not all Fursuiters have fursuit fetishes and partake of Fursuitsex.
by Ashtar the Fox March 23, 2003
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A fursuit style of costume is usually a elaborate full body costume constructed over a period of many months. The wearer may make their own costume or have another make it for them. They may be very elaborate and involve several different colors of fur. The head is usually sized to be more true to life.

There are several methods used to construct the head. Papier mache may be built up possibly on a wooden frame, but this usually results in a very heavy head. Foam blocks may be hollowed out and carved, then covered with fur. Plastic or fiberglass strips or wire may be formed into a frame and covered with papier-mache or other material. A hockey mask or other helmet may be used as a foundation to build a head.

The most elaborate heads are ultra custom made to form fit on a persons head. This is done by making a lifecast, or mold of a persons head. Lifecasts can also be made of the body and hands.

Some may apply one or more pieces of latex rubber, called prosthesis, shaped like muzzles or ears, to their head with spirit gum. The edges can be blended to the skin with some kind of putty or clay material. Then makeup can be applied over the prosthesis and face.

The body suit is usually constructed from several different colors and possibly lengths of fur. Usually there is belly fur of a contrasting color, usually light or white, reaching from the throat to near the groin. In come costumes, the zipper or other fastening is run along the seam between the belly fur and the body fur.

Tails are usually fur covered foam and are large and thick. They may be sewn directly to a costume if light weight, but larger and heavier tails require a butt plate. The butt plate is a shaped piece of plastic, leather, or other material held on the body with a belt. The butt plate provides a firm support for a heavy and/or large tail.

Paws and feet are usually elaborately done. Paws may include all five fingers or include just four fingers, or may have just the thumb free with all other fingers in a mitten. There are usually pads of a contrasting color made from leather or fur. Feet may be just covers going over street shoes and held on with elastic, or they may be elaborate anatomically detailed feet. The feet can be plantigrade, resembling human feet, or digitigrade, resembling animal feet.

The costume may be detailed with character clothing, jewelry, weapons, or other objects such as badges, staffs, etc.

One should try to be as original as one can when constructing a costume. Any characters as Chuck E. Cheese, Mickey Mouse, Tazmania, etc. are copyrighted and one could get into serious legal problems for copying the style of the costume too closely. Also copying another fursuiters costume too closely is not advisable either. Would you want your creation, that may have cost hundreds of dollars and taken a year to construct, copied by all and sundry?

Some furrys like to wear fursuits
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A style of costuming that focuses on animal costumes (fursuits), usually custom-built, mainly associated with furry fandom, but also includes mascot costumes. Fursuiting events include costume parades and dances at conventions, charity and other public events, mascot competitions, and fursuit bowling.
He enjoys fursuiting because it makes children laugh and attracts women.
by Coyoty January 17, 2008
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A full-body animal costume, often custom-made to represent a furry or anthropomorphic character. Fursuits are commonly worn by members of the furry fandom at conventions, events, and meetups as a way to express their love for anthropomorphic animals and to embody their own original characters. Fursuits can range from simple partial suits, which typically cover just the head and paws, to full-body suits with intricate designs and animatronics. Fursuiting is a popular activity within the furry fandom, and many fursuiters enjoy interacting with others while in costume, posing for photos, and participating in group activities.
Last weekend at the furry convention, I saw some amazing fursuits, including a full-body wolf suit with glowing eyes and a tail that wagged back and forth.
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A fursuit is an animal costume, mainly directed towards the Furry Fandom. They are usually categorized into 4 different types, though some people catergorize the fursuits into more types. Mini partial being the head, paws, and tail. Full partial being the head, paws, tail, feetpaws, and wings if the character has wings. 3/4 suit being the head, paws, tail, feetpaws, armsleeves, legsleeves, and wings if the character has wings. Fullsuit being the head, paws, tail, feetpaws, armsleeves, legsleeves, bodysuit, and wings if the character has wings.

In 3/4 and Fullsuits, the legsleeves and feetpaws can be either plantigrade, or digitigrade. Plantigrade is where the legs are human, and the feetpaws are made to look flat, while digitigrade is where the legs have padding to look like an actual animal, and the feetpaws are made to look like an actual animals paws.

Paws can be Puffy/bubble or feral. Feral trys to be similar to an actual animal, taking on a triangular-ish shape, while puffy/bubble paws are as their name suggests, puffy, and takes on a more spherecular-ish shape.
I recently commissioned a fursuit of my fursona
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