I've been trying quite hard to get a tail for a couple months now (no one ever repsonds; not the big sites or the indviduals, it's a little frustrating). Once I do get it, I was initially thinking of just wearing it to cons, but I've seen a couple threads like this one ehre and there, so I'm thinking about going out in public with it.
Thing is, I'm a lot like Luku, and I'm pretty nervous about doing it. My main concern wouldn't be jeers, stares, anything like that; I'm just worried someone would come up and take it (and I'm got the basic geek/nerd body, so I wouldn't be able to do anything to stop them), and then I'd be out my tail (and possibly more). If I ever started wearing it (once I get it, of course) it would start at college, but I'm still fairly nervous (though I here folk in San Fransisco are a tad more accepting than others).