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Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« on: January 13, 2018, 01:04:26 pm »
I saw the article below and it made me wonder:

What are some uses for fur suits that don't involve entertaining?
I'll kick the list off:
1) Saving endangered animals
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 02:38:31 pm »
2) Keeping yourself warm on cold winter days when your heating is broken.

That didn't actually happen to me, so no worries please. Okay? I'm good.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 07:19:05 pm »
3)  A stuffed fursuit sitting at the dinner table could keep you company...    :-[ 
(No I didn't do that, I don't have a suit. ...yet...  :D)
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 11:04:14 am »
3)  A stuffed fursuit sitting at the dinner table could keep you company...    :-[ 
I immediately thought of the volleyball. Wilson! XD

4) Pretending to be the dog/cat/pet reindeer so visitors you don't want think you're not home.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 07:08:57 pm »
5)  On a similar note, wildlife researchers (not just rehabilitators) could use a convincing quad suit to infiltrate groups of animals to study them closer? (but may be dangerous!)

6)  You could, again, stuff a fursuit, place it in your bed, and put pillows over the head.  Then escape out of the house!  ;) :D


3)  A stuffed fursuit sitting at the dinner table could keep you company...    :-[ 
I immediately thought of the volleyball. Wilson! XD

4) Pretending to be the dog/cat/pet reindeer so visitors you don't want think you're not home.

you have a pet reindeer? neato!  ;)
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 07:09:02 pm »
7)  Put a fur suit in the front passenger seat of a vehicle.  Maybe it could a be close enough to human form (its anthropomorphic after all) to fool car pool cameras?  ;)

8.)  An unwearable/damaged/old fursuit could be used for its material ( if you are not repairing it).  It could be used in animal shelters to comfort animals with the soft fur. This is often done with towels and the like at my sister's work place (she works at an animal hospital).  Many cats seem to react to the feel and warmth of the fuzzy fabrics/materials in a positive way.   :)
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 06:29:46 pm »
Fashion one into classic faux animal-skin rug.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 08:19:29 pm »
Stuff it and leave it sitting on the couch. That way everyone will think someone's home.
It's been said that rats can gain access to your home by climbing up threw your toilet. I prefer to use the front door.

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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2018, 09:34:21 pm »
A fursuit supported by a movable internal framework, might be used as a sort of artists manikin?  To aid in drawing different poses?  IDK?
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 11:33:08 pm »
Stuff it and leave it sitting on a toilet in a convention space restroom. That way you will always have a toilet free any time you need one.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 04:56:05 am »
Wear it while doing yardwork to deter neighbors from bothering you.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 05:52:10 pm »
When stuffed, strap it to the roof of your vehicle during the hunting season to mock successful hunters.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 04:28:06 am »
Keep it as a pet!

Don't overfeed it.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2018, 08:33:33 pm »
Use as a decoy to attract other fursuits.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2018, 01:40:26 pm »
Wearing it to a live event so nobody knows who you are.  (I'm seriously considering doing this.)

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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2018, 03:27:48 pm »
Drape it over a pan to keep the food warm for that one guy that's always late for dinner!
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2018, 12:20:59 am »
Drape it over a pan to keep the food warm for that one guy that's always late for dinner!

That could get a little disgusting.   :P

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2018, 03:32:10 pm »
That could get a little disgusting.   :P

Actually I assumed you'd be so smart to clean the pan first if that was necessary. And at least I didn't mention my idea to rip a part off and use it as bandage. I might be crazy, but I'm not stupid! Most of the time...
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2018, 01:42:17 am »
That could get a little disgusting.   :P

Actually I assumed you'd be so smart to clean the pan first if that was necessary. And at least I didn't mention my idea to rip a part off and use it as bandage. I might be crazy, but I'm not stupid! Most of the time...

Well, I'm just thinking of that fabric getting in the food you're trying to keep warm.

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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2018, 01:24:17 pm »
I don't know what it's like in your household, but most of our pans have lids...
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 09:13:48 pm »
I don't know what it's like in your household, but most of our pans have lids...

If they're heat resistant enough, your paws could double as potholders! :D
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 10:13:22 am »
You can hang a fursuit in front of a window to use it as curtain.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2018, 02:46:30 pm »
I suppose it could be used for target practice x_x. Sorry...
Or could use it as a scarecrow . :)
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2018, 07:11:55 pm »
Stand the fursuit out in your garden to frighten off pests.
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Re: Non-performance uses for Fursuits?
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2018, 02:48:03 am »
Confuse the person searching you whilst playing hide-and-seek.
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