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« on: February 11, 2005, 11:06:08 pm »
dont know if this is the right place but fur suites real or fake fur l dont know much about them but do furs use real skins or fake and whats your opinion on it l'd prefer if fake was used
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2005, 11:15:27 pm »
Ulgh.... I dont think I'd be able to look at a fursuit ever again if it was made of real fur.... much less wear one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2005, 11:20:41 pm »
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REAL fur?  eww... if that kind of morbidity were part of the fandom, I can ASSURE you I would NOT take part in furry.  use of real fur for such things, including normal clothes since the invention of fabric and the likes, is ridiculous, disgusting, and overall completely unnecessary.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2005, 12:40:17 am »
real fur is the best! no, im just joking. though that really isnt something to joke about. i hate how people wear the fur of those poor animals. i call all the people i see wearing fur "murderers"! makes me upset sometimes. people use animals for all the wrong purposes.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2005, 03:39:16 am »
*nods* Not much to add that hasn't been said already.

We'd be quite contradictory of ourselves if we condoned the killings of innocent animals for fur, just so we can "dress up" like them. I've yet to hear of a case where real fur was used in the making of a fursuit, and you wouldn't find me anywhere near one. '<img'>
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2005, 11:08:51 am »
I almost had a heart attack when I saw the sub title for this topic lol. No, real fur being used in fursuits is something I'd hate to see, and I agree that I'd have difficuilty in looking at fursuits if they did use real fur. The only time I think "wearing" an animal is acceptable is if it's a by-product of the food - leather as a by-product of killing the cow for beef for example.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2005, 11:14:20 am »
No, real fur is NOT used in suits, for several reasons:

1) It doesn't keep as well as the "faux fur" that is used.
2) It would drive the cost of a fursuit WAY up.
3) As many others have said, it's hypocritical.

...and don't get me started on fur coats. Uhhhh, too late. I don't think they should make any more of those things. But for goodness' sake, if you own one and don't want it anymore, don't throw the thing out. That's even more of an insult.

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2005, 11:42:21 am »
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But for goodness' sake, if you own one and don't want it anymore, don't throw the thing out. That's even more of an insult.

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2005, 11:48:56 am »
Quote (Burr @ Feb. 12 2005, 11:42 am)
My mate hangs on to fox coat his mom used to wear. The damage has already been done so he doesn't feel too bad about it. Says it's very soft and snuggable, heheh..  '<img'>

Exactly what I mean. I don't have a problem with that. The animal has already died and that can't be taken back, so you might as well make its sacrifice worthwhile.

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2005, 12:01:04 pm »
Frankly, I don't see any reason that real fur is still used for anything. The differences are so minor with a quality faux as to be a non-issue. Also, the faux fur is easier to clean, easier to work with, and probably cheaper!
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2005, 03:17:09 pm »
yer l didnt tkink anyone would use real fur but you never no some on the fringes and not into the pholosphy?
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2005, 03:41:50 pm »
Even if someone did use real fur for a fursuit, I wouldn't want to hear about it or see it. The person who does that would have to be real sick in the head.  ':p'  If anyone even tried to wear a fursuit (Using real animal fur.) to a con or furmeet, I suspect they wouldn't last long there before getting banished from the place or their suit confiscated or people not wanting to be anywhere near the person. I also can't stand the people who advertise ears, tails, etc. on Furbid that are made from real animal fur. I wish that stuff wasn't allowed there.  ':p'



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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2005, 04:59:00 pm »
if people are selling ears and tails made out or real fur then whose buying them wearing a real tail would be the same as a suite made out of fur because the animal has to die and l think thats wrong to
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2005, 08:40:57 pm »
Guess I'll just echo here... everything I'd have said on this matter's already been said.

On a slight off-note, I've seen some of the faux furs offered by National Fiber Technology... wow! I'm not a layman, and this stuff does look and feel real! Now, if only I had enough money to buy all I'd need for a suit ($30-$40 a square foot! ).




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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2005, 09:07:07 pm »
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real fur is the best! no, im just joking. though that really isnt something to joke about. i hate how people wear the fur of those poor animals. i call all the people i see wearing fur "murderers"! makes me upset sometimes. people use animals for all the wrong purposes.

I just hate when I see folks use real fur for there furry costume. now way back b4 faux fur was even made I bet they had no choice to use real animals to help them blend in til it was time to attack (indians) but that was not til after they have killed an animal & use it for food & its fur to hide them til it was time to attack others.
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2005, 10:11:01 pm »
The very only realfur fursuit I have ever even heard of was the cowardly lion from wizard of OZ and it was made from 2 lion hides. From what I understand the actor was miserable.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2005, 10:41:35 am »
I would never use real fur in a 'suit, it's way to expensive, to difficult to work with, and to easily damaged in a con environment.

   Does anyone wonder why I did say I wouldn't use it simply because it's real, or that it's immoral, etc? Because I Will and DO tan and use real hides that I get from picking up roadkill. The tail I wear on my helmet is a real fox tail and I will eventually cover my helmet with an entire hide- head and all. When I'm in the wind, the spirit of that fox runs free once more.
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2005, 12:32:07 pm »
Sporty:  As long as the animal is already dead (roadkill), I guess I see nothing wrong with using it's hide for other purposes. But sometimes there's a part of me that wishes for the animal to simply be buried and left in peace.  ':cry:'
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2005, 03:20:46 pm »
moved the the more appropriate area.

Sporty I see not a thing wrong with what you do. It seems an homage actually. Not many would stop to used a roak killed animal for anything.