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Offline The Fox Man

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Expressing furriness in public.
« on: December 01, 2015, 10:50:09 pm »
Ok. I don't have the money to get all the furry accessories, and I have to admit I'm really shy about the whole furry thing, but what do you guys think about expressing furryness in public (tail, ears, etc.) :D

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 11:14:05 am »
I'm in the same boat here i always think that people would respond badly but id b intrested to find out how it would go
Errrr were do I go now ..... oh right

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2015, 04:06:50 am »
I know some people will wear a kind of choker or leash, or literally a dog collar. A fancy necklace can sometimies look like one.

A former friend of mine wore a cats bell once. Looked so cute!

Other than that, you could always wear furry themed socks.
Sure no one would notice immediately, but it would satisfy (partially) the need to wear something furry in public.
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2015, 09:08:44 am »
Well, I normally wear a collar, and sometimes ears in public,  and all I get are complemnts and questions.
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2015, 12:57:23 pm »
well this has already helped me out  :)
Errrr were do I go now ..... oh right

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2015, 01:44:25 am »
I walk around with a Fox ear hat on most the time at my university and some other places.(about the only time I don't wear the hat is at work) I have gotten a wide range of reactions to it ranging from What in the world is that on your head?(I changed up this one a bit to be more family friendly) to people saying it looks cool and even some asking where they could get one. Although I don't wear it to see people react I simply wear it because I want to.(At some point I may even walk around with Fox ears and a fox tail but that requires me buying those first)

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 02:13:10 am »
I wear my tails when walking the dogs sometimes and get no reactions at all.

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 03:48:12 pm »
I'm more likely to wear stuff at home than out and about, unless someone's doing it with me. :P

I'll draw furry art in public. All my art is sfw, so I don't see any problem with it.

Most of the time when I'm out, I'll just imagine that I'm my sona, and I'll kind of "cast" people as different anthro species as I go along. Makes me feel more involved as a furry, and no one ever has to know. XP
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2016, 12:51:59 am »
I don't own ears or a tail and wouldn't wear them in public if I did.

However, I do have a collection of t-shirts with animal images--mostly wolves, but also eagles, foxes, ravens, and even a tribal-styled dragon. Anyone who knows me knows that I wear those shirts frequently and have for years. I alternate between animal-themed shirts and ordinary t-shirts from places and events I've been to. No one has ever connected my animal-image shirts with anything related to furry fandom, and I'm perfectly content to leave it that way.
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2016, 07:10:29 pm »
Like Literate Lycan, I also have a collection of animal themed tee shirts--I used to have dolphin and horse tees; now I have dinosaur tees and one beautiful panther tee. My mate adores wolves and he has so many wolf tees.

I have a tiger hat that I wear when I am cold, but I don't wear it in public unless I'm going to a con.

I'd love to own a tail, ears and maybe a collar so when I go to a con I can feel properly dressed, as it were! But yeah...in public I prefer to be more human than furry.  (:
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 03:37:40 pm »
I have a pair of wolf socks, with them howling at the full moon. Only downside is they're the weird one-size tube socks you can get now, and they don't really fit.   :'(  But I really do love nature and animal themed t-shirts, and if they had any wolf/fox shirts at American Eagle, I'd wear those in a flash. I already have this one cool watercolor mountain t-shirt, and if they had any wolf shirts in a similar style I'd buy them up like crazy.

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2016, 09:22:44 pm »
Generally, I am shy about doing these things as well. But I do have a lot of furry wear I would love to wear outside if I had anyone to do it with me, such as a tail, ears, collar, paw gloves, even anthro wolf shirts and such. I am getting somewhat better at trying to get out more with my things by doing a little something at a time. By little something, I mean maybe a necklace or a shirt with the animal or earrings that represent it also. Just tiny steps :3
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2016, 09:31:37 pm »
Just do it. nothing is impossible  If you act normally, and just roll with it, most people would ignore it or just pass it off. Acting strangely in public, or walking around awkwardly with it will get you a lot of stares and disapproval. Sociologically, exhibiting behaviors like inconfidence, and behaviors you would associate with weakness or vulnerability (like acting awkwardly, trying to hide away from people in embarrassment) are what draw attention to yourself. Act like it's a regular day for you, and people don't pay attention at all because people tend to focus on body language, facial gestures, and where people are looking rather than what they're doing. So just own it. And I hardly have any clothing you could quantify as "furry", but I really need/want more animal and furry shirts and they're not too available unfortunately.

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2016, 09:40:28 pm »
Takanuva, I'm not sure what you are into but I found some really nice anthro wolf (and other animal) shirts on The Mountain - http://www.themountain.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQiA_MK0BRDQsf_bsZS-_OIBEiQADPf--skav_QwU_YOXjf9Bgy_wXCVPeuq-VFm2PwsMZGxiX0aAnas8P8HAQ
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2016, 04:02:29 am »
dont know if this is dead or not but i recently got my collar and have been wearing it out and about and occasionally i get some odd looks (btw the looks are quite amusing at times) but other than that no one really care's, so i think you'd be surprised at how people react if at all. but take this with a pinch of salt coz not everywere will be the same i may just b lucky since i live close to Canterbury and that place is filled with unusual clothing :3
Errrr were do I go now ..... oh right

also with my species look up Kitsune on wikkipedia coz ther is also a charactor name it

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2016, 11:20:46 pm »
Back in January I said I didn't own a tail or ears. I need to amend that.

I now own a tail as part of a partial fox fursuit. In fact, I'm soon getting a second partial fursuit, so I'll have two tails. And I bought a collar. I have worn the fox partial in public for a short time, but not the tail or collar by itself. I still won't do that. I'll stick with my animal-graphic t-shirts.
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2016, 09:34:25 am »
I'm basically a hermit. When I do go out in public I try not to draw attention to myself. The closest I come is wearing a backpack with a few robot dogs in it. But that's more a "helps with the severe anxiety" thing than a furry thing.
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2016, 08:11:00 pm »
I'm more likely to wear stuff at home than out and about, unless someone's doing it with me. :P

I'll draw furry art in public. All my art is sfw, so I don't see any problem with it.

Most of the time when I'm out, I'll just imagine that I'm my sona, and I'll kind of "cast" people as different anthro species as I go along. Makes me feel more involved as a furry, and no one ever has to know. XP

I'm also an art-on-the-go kind of person; I find myself doing a lot of my drawing in public rather than at my desk.
But I really ought to try casting other people as different species... that sounds like a lot of fun also rather inspirational for drawings.

Having recently gotten a tail, I've been excited to wear it, but I haven't dared to it in public... although with Halloween coming up, I've considered wearing around town then. I dunno if I'll do it yet.
I'm rather self-conscious of my furriness, but some times I just want to own the fact that I'm furry and totally forget what other people might think.
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2016, 10:56:45 am »
im currently trying to make a street hat with ears and i wear a black and blue tail around and i go to tounaments with my tail frequently i have a bisexual heart daily  >:(
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2016, 02:13:43 pm »
I've had all kinds of responses from 'suiting up! Everything from people (adults mainly) trying very hard to ignore me, to little kids looking at me like I'm some kind of hell beast freshly risen from the depths of Hades (I still find both of these responses funny in their own way  ;) ). Then at the other end of the scale, you've got people who react really positively; I think the most memorable ones were the Japanese tourists who wanted a picture with me, the ageing punk from somewhere in Eastern Europe (judgeing by his accent; I could be wrong) who was overwhelmingly enthusiastic and also wanted a picture with me, and there was the African lady who was really interested in my costume and talked about it with me for a while. All in all, you just have to take them as they come.

Like Takanuva says, if you rock your furry-ness, no one will mess with you!  8)

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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2016, 02:04:58 am »
I have a tail, but in terms of furry fashion, I just wear a shirt.
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 12:31:49 am »
In addition to being a furry, I am also a punk, so collars are a normal part of the fashion lol

I do own ears and tails (not to mention a fursuit), buuuuut I don't often feel comfortable wearing those outside of places where costumes are okay. It's not like I wanna dress up like a cat all the time though, anyways. I just wear either of my collars on occasion, if they match my outfit (I'd like to get a few more in different styles).
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Re: Expressing furriness in public.
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 05:05:50 pm »
I wear my tail out quite often, I find I feel more confident wearing it!
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