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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2012, 06:03:55 pm »
I'm tempted to go out in fursut, but after looking about for a bit I found out there may actualy a law that prohibits the wearing of face masks that obscure your identity of public grounds outside of being tied to an event. I am not entirly sure how this is enforced if at all, but my presumption is that at any time if I went out I could be asked to remove my mask. This is slightly worrying :P
Actualy our anti blasphemy law is more worrying than the no masks law but still rather offputting.
It is not something I would want to do alone and so far I have not been able to hook up with many of the local furries.
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2012, 07:15:32 pm »
I've wore a collar to school pretty much everyday for 3 years, so everyone expects it from me and stuff. It's nothing new. I sometimes will wear a tail or little ears to school. Most people just think it's cute and such! Some people will be all, "Why are you wearing a tail?" in their snotty little attitudes but I just say "Why not? It's fun and cute!!"
I LOVE wearing my tail and ears out in public that isn't school, like going on road trips or stuff. People really don't mind it.

The last time I wore my green tail to school, I got told to take it off as it was a "Distraction to the learning environment", apparently. However, while i had it on.... I got a lot of sarcastic remarks about it. "nice tail said with a tone that could curdle milk in your stomach. Not a pleasant experience. If I EVER try and wear a tail to school again, it'll be during character day. Or, in college.
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 11:01:24 pm »
For anyone worrying about what people think about you in High School:  I used to wear odd clothes at school, trencoats before they were cool, and never, in my years after high school and college, have I met anyone that remembers who I was or what I wore, even though I recognized them.  As for anything before High School, I don't think any of them exist anymore.

End result: do what makes you feel free in school.  Your friends will accept you and the people that don't, well they don't matter and won't make any difference after school.

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2012, 03:26:59 pm »
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It is awkward to do so for no apparent reason - hell, it's awkward to do so period, but we still do. Why? beacuse it's fun and garners attention. And dispute it as much as you may want to, unless you are with a lot of other furries, you would do such a thing to get attention, otherwise what would it matter what you wear - it's a matter of self-expression, therefore, expressing to others who you are via clothing/accessories

Myself, i will never wear furry things out in public unless it is in a setting with a lot of other furs, or perhaps with a logo t-shirt or something of the sort. I have my fashion sense, and it does not include 'furry' accessories - i have on occasion worn my fursuit head to get looks while driving, or on certain days have gone suiting just for the fun of it, and to get some interesting looks - but one must always be cautious in so doing such things.
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2012, 09:24:14 pm »
I don't wear my ears or tail very often -- mostly at cons.  But, when I do where them at cons, that usually includes a certain amount of travel time around the con area, looking for restaurants or whatnot, where I'm the only obvious furry around.


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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2012, 10:52:49 am »
I ALWAYS wear my wolf ears and my blue bandana around my house! :D They make me feel special! :) I'm thinking of wearing my ears to school but I'm afraid of how my friends will react... I'm thinking of telling my two bestfriends that I'm a Furry and see how they will react.  ;) As for wearing my Furry Accessories outside of my house...I've never tried it except for when I take out the trash and get stuff out of my mom's car then I like to wear my ears.
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2012, 03:39:30 am »
I ALWAYS wear my ears where ever I go >w< I only take them off if I shower and sleep...basically lol. When I do go out to eat/shop whatever with my parents I wear my tail around as well :3! I've worn my 'furhands' out a few times also. I get some smiles/laughs/nice comments oO random pictures. But, I don't care if people are 'laughing behind my back' xD at least ~I~ put a smile to their face! HAH, I win! Besides that, I love being my weird, unique self and I love to let people know that way *Shakes head slowly* so of course I just let them have their 'fun', whilst I have mine. I do really enjoy the people with the nice comments and smiles though :'3 they just make like...everything better lol. My parents (dad really) use to not be too okay with me wearing my tail out >w< but haha, I wore it anyways and now it's like "Whatever, she'll do what she must" I guess xD!

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2012, 06:27:50 am »
I wear my collar on an everyday basis.. of course, people look, and some ask.. but I have no problem with it really.. i just laugh and defer them away from the question if im at work... I really would hate for people to complain to someone about me being "weird" and lossing my job... again... As for out in public.. I have Not worn my ears or tail.. but I'd really love to at some point...

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2012, 06:32:56 pm »
I don't wear my ears or tail very often -- mostly at cons.  But, when I do where them at cons, that usually includes a certain amount of travel time around the con area, looking for restaurants or whatnot, where I'm the only obvious furry around.



Well played sir.


I've got a raccoon hat I wear around when the weather permits, but nothing other than that.

I do have mountains of furry miniatures though :P

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2012, 10:30:03 am »
I have this really old 'tail' made of yarn bands from 6 years ago(its a miracle it hasnt fallen apart, though it is rather stretched from little cousins pulling on it) and a racoon beanie that lost its nose. Since its summer i dont wear the hat but i always wear the tail. its ironic though that the tail is patterned like one of my OCs tails even though i made it LONG before i was furry. guess it was my destiny to be a furry :3
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2012, 09:40:25 pm »
For me, wearing a fursuit is a means of escaping from all the stress of being Human :P.  It makes me feel like two different people. And, I suppose, for other people who don't know me, I am.

The reactions I've got are mostly positive, although, I don't know if people asking if they can scratch behind my ears, petting me, and squeezing my tail are positive responses... I don't know if being mistaken for a wolf is positive either...
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2012, 08:32:46 pm »
Being furry out in the world... hmm...

Yes, I suppose I do express an interest in furry through my fashion choices. I have some ears/tail and fake fur winter hats with ears.

I don't live in a big city with a lot of universities and a strong arts/culture scene either, where you might expect to see people dressing in unexpected ways. I live in a small town.

The few times I've worn my hat while out shopping, there actually hasn't been much reaction. But that could be because I'm a bit shy and typically avoid eye contact and small talk with strangers. I'm happy for anyone who has gotten positive reactions. Way to go!  :)

I've never even been to a convention or have ever met another furry in real life. My knowledge and communication with other furries is entirely through the Internet.

I'm normally shy and don't seek attention. So wearing anything "furry", something that will obviously draw attention, is something very different for me.

While I don't go around telling people that I'm a furry, I don't hide it either.

The last time I wore my green tail to school, I got told to take it off as it was a "Distraction to the learning environment", apparently. However, while i had it on.... I got a lot of sarcastic remarks about it. "nice tail said with a tone that could curdle milk in your stomach. Not a pleasant experience. If I EVER try and wear a tail to school again, it'll be during character day. Or, in college.

Dressing a little differently isn't really a distraction. Is it a "distraction" if someone is very tall, or has red hair, or has eyeglasses with thick lenses, has an overbite, or brown shoes instead of black shoes? The other students and teachers must be bad people who hate anyone who is different from them and look for excuses to bully others. And wearing a tail makes you an easy target, since not many people dress that way.

It is my belief that dress codes should be banned from schools, the workplace, even prison, and everywhere else. This is because individuality and freedom of expression are basic human rights or should be. And people don't all have to look the same or act exactly the same in order for society to function. A society of hive mind robots stifles things like arts, cultures, new ideas, and new innovations and inventions.

With that said, you may have to pick your battles very carefully until you're an adult and have money to support yourself. Best of luck to you!  8)

Edit: Added some stuff, changed a couple words around to make things clearer, etc.
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2012, 05:24:11 pm »
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2012, 06:08:59 pm »

Dressing a little differently isn't really a distraction. Is it a "distraction" if someone is very tall, or has red hair, or has eyeglasses with thick lenses, has an overbite, or brown shoes instead of black shoes? The other students and teachers must be bad people who hate anyone who is different from them and look for excuses to bully others. And wearing a tail makes you an easy target, since not many people dress that way.

It is my belief that dress codes should be banned from schools, the workplace, even prison, and everywhere else. This is because individuality and freedom of expression are basic human rights or should be. And people don't all have to look the same or act exactly the same in order for society to function. A society of hive mind robots stifles things like arts, cultures, new ideas, and new innovations and inventions.


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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2012, 02:11:57 pm »
I have a furry hat with goat horns and ears. I had it on at the movies once and some lady inline yelled "Cute horns!"  :)

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2012, 04:55:22 pm »
I've never worn anything like that out. I do have some cat ears and stuff, but they're just costume-y stuff.

If anything, I'd probably wear my cat's old collar (if I ever find it), but most likely not. The fact I'm a furry is pretty unknown to the world, which is something I'm not exactly eager to change. The main reason for that being my parents don't exactly like furries. At least, the last time I checked. I think they'd think it's immature or that even worse, they'd say "you said you were a Therian but you're really a furry" or whatever. I don't really know, and that second thing is probably just me being ridiculous. Either way, I'd have to hide it from them if I wanted to show it off.

Another thing, I don't like to stand out. While some of you might say "show all those people who don't like it that you don't care because you're expressing yourself!", I say "I am expressing myself by not wearing anything furry out in public." I'm very practical and I know that most people think it's weird or would come to the wrong conclusion about me if I wore furry stuff, which is partially why I don't. I am proud to be a furry, but I'm aware that when I'm out in public I should probably not be drawing attention to myself. It's a social norm to not try and stand out, which is totally fine. I have my friends and family to be weird and wacky with, that's what they're for. The one time I saw two guys at the airport wearing ears and tails, I thought it was weird and wondered why they would do that in public. It just confused me.

Not trying to rag on all of you who do, I just know that if I saw someone wearing a tail or ears, my stomach would start to churn. And I think the main reason is because most people think furries are weird, and having them stand out like that only makes it worse. Subtlety is my way, I guess, and if I'm gonna show off a big part of me, I'm going to do it quietly and with great care as to not make a huge statement.

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2012, 05:17:57 pm »
i have a wolf hat with paws on it. i were it all the time. to school,going out,moves,ect.

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2013, 01:36:19 am »
Not exactly fond of wearing anything like what some do. Never even liked dressing up for Halloween. People in Maryland are weirded out by anything that is slightly over vanilla. Right now I'm in PA at college but yeah. I'm very quiet about my furriness.

Well, I do hang out with some buds who are fur-suiters and a couple that just wear a tail or collar bak in Maryland that is. I hang with them when they wear the tails or done up in their fur suit sometimes. People have pulled me off to the side to be asked, "Why are you hanging out with those...yadda yadda...weirdos?" I tell em, "Oh, I thought weirdness was normal. Who are you to tell me who to hang with?"  >:( The nerve of some people. I'm just not that comfortable as some with wearing things that people get nippy about. When I'm alone in public, I just worry. I don't know, maybe it'll change...I mean I am 18 years old, I can make whatever decisions I want. 8)

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2013, 08:19:59 pm »
I've worn my tail to a rock concert.  It was fun, a group of people wanted pictures.  Aside from that, I'm pretty low-key.  I don't hide it, but I don't act or look stereotypically furry.
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2013, 08:42:08 pm »
We would wear a collar if we owned one...
Other then that, we don't wear furry-related stuff, which is a shame because we would if we were allowed. Everyone we know is very much against different stuff like that, so it's almost impossible to be unique when everyone is holding you back. Oh well...

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2013, 06:36:37 pm »
I wear a collar and tail inside(I'm waering them now ;) ) but not outside (Dad doesn't want me too  :( )

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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2013, 04:43:13 pm »
I used get a lot of positive comments when I wore my tail and my wolf ears (I made them with yarn), some of my classmates even wanted to make their own.

The usual comments were things like "You really made my day", "Your tail... its awesome where did you but it?", "How does he use the bathroom?", etc.  :D    I usually have a lot of fun, few people asked me the reason why I was wearing a tail. It's a very interesting story, but its long and I don't have much spare time.

I can no longer wear them in High School because it disturbs the "Seriousness" of the classroom. Yeah, right, seriousness....  >:(
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #47 on: August 31, 2013, 10:30:12 am »
I tends to wear my collar and my tail nearly all the time! Even when I going out to the city. I gets lots of looks and jabs, but I don't mind what they think, its my life, my thing.
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2013, 04:06:00 am »
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Re: being furry out in the world
« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2013, 11:36:30 pm »
I have a hard time being brave enough to wear anything outside. I am 34 years old so I am quite concerned the words "loser" or "pathetic" might show up

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