Fursuits = juggling - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle
Apr. 2nd, 2009
08:16 pm - Fursuits = juggling
The biggest misconception about furries that I've seen held by members of the general public is that, at furry cons at least, they wear their costumes ALL the time. Of course, they don't; you couldn't do that without passing out from heatstroke or dehydration!
And I thought of a good analogy: imagine a convention of jugglers. The jugglers aren't constantly juggling for hours on end; they'd kill their arms doing that! They might practice juggling from time to time in the hallways, but only for a few minutes at a time. Similarly, fursuiters go up to the hotel room, put on the fursuit, wander the halls for a while showing the costume off, posing for photos, maybe funning around, and then after half an hour or so they go back upstairs, get out of the suit and hang it up to dry, shower and change.
Thus, fursuiting is like juggling. It's only done for short periods at a time.