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Okay so I am SUPER new to this. Finally convinced myself that this wasn't something weird or to be ashamed of (even though my first introduction to this was in fact the weird stuff from some even weirder people/friends).
Reasons why I figured this fandom was perfect for me:
I'm 21 but I often feel like I'm like 12, and the way some people treat me... 10 or younger.
My boyfriend can handle most of my extremes... but even then he tells me to stop or to calm down on occassion.
He says I break the social norm. But the thing is is I'm not the norm. I am not normal. I'm far from it and I don't want to stop.
I've had times where I'm listening to music and I litterally just want to break out and dance where ever I am at the moment. On campus at College, the store, walking down the street... but I have to conform.
I'm a bigggg hugger. I invented random hug day at my school where I would hug random people, some I knew, most I didin't. You should have seen the smiles I got. But I'm not high school anymore... and I can't do that now. So I don't hug as often.

I love doing that. Being me and making people smile. Even at my own expense.
And I've been doing some... research I'd guess you'd say. Not looking for answers just finding them. Fursuiters come from a varitey of people, from a huge range of ages. And I find that awesome.

So accidental introduction but um... the point of this post was to find help about picking a ... furson is it? I kind of want to make a fursuit and I know I want to make it of a small (rodent type) mammal. Some ones I'm considering are: mouse, flying squirrel, opossum, and chipmunk.

Does anyone have any tips or  suggestions on how/which to pick? And/or is there anyone I could ask to help me with creating a fursona? I can draw some but most of my drawings go unfinished because I'm a perfectionist... and if I can't make symetrical parts look the same or similar... I kind of quit.... Oooh

Thanks, and sorry if this is dumb

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There are many artists whom will draw a character for you, but for most of them, there will be a charge. Anthrocon itself is great for this, but there are also websites like SoFurry, FurAffinity, and Weasyl where you can search for an appropriate artists for an online commission.

As for selectiong a fursona species: Relax! You're never locked too far into one species, as many people have multiple fursonas in the fandom, and characters often evolve over time. Eventually, somethign will click and you'll go "Oh! Yes! That!". Wikipedia research on your favorite species might be helpful.. and lead you to explore other species you might not have considered. (For a rodent, thought of a Jerboa? Capybara?)

 

 

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Hello,

I think you have the right mind set starting off.  I think you will like it in the fandom.  I welcome you and invite you to ask any and all quesitons.  

To answer your questions and some statements that probably should be cleared up ... 

1) Acting young ... this often helps develope a fursona and really gets you involved.  If you are as outgoing as you say you are, you will have no problem finding people that will want to get to know you.

2) HUGS ... I for one LOVE hungs but there are handlers (people caring for fursuiters) and fursuiters out there that really don't like hugs.  At the very least, ask for the hug by simply spreading your arms but wait for them to return the gesture before you embrace.  

3) Dancing is a facet of the fandom ... we always have dance competitions so if you think you got the groves, best of luck!  

4) Making people smile ... that is actually one of my reasons for suiting.  I have a goal to get everyone to smile when I am suiting.  I WIN more often then what you think!

5) Fursuit construction ... to expand on Chiaroscuro, step one, pick your animal.  I was a wolf but now I am making a cat - dragon because that is more me now.  I have evolved and I need my suit to depict more of what I am.  Your animal can be a combination of several animals.  Research angel-dragons ... Smiling  Zaphira (my future cat-dragon) has the base of a large cat but with horns, a dragon tail, and dragon claws.  Her colors are going to be blue, yellow and red.  So completely against anything you will see in the wild.  Have fun with making your suit. If you are a profectionist, try not to be.  I know easier said then done but truthfully, if you are worried about foam being symetrical, it is going to be covered with fur anyway ... 

Please keep me informed on the progress of your fursona ...

Fang / Zaphira ...

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Stay Furry and Furry On ...

Fang/ Zaphira ...

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I can't remember where I put put my comment on this website but do any of you guys know how to do a fursona and help get more info on how to get a fursuit

Another thing who has there own fursuit im a big fan of you guys private message me me if you guys have any information for me would really appreciate it thank you u guys are the best

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Help me be like you guys to understand the way of furry Fandom and going to the Anthrocon convention

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Sure! Your fursona is now a moose/cockatiel hybrid, in orange.

...or you could use your imagination to steadily consider your own favorite animals and characteristics, to build your own fursona. Up to you. Smiling

 

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No no no no no. They are joining the Jackal army!

ANUBIS FOR PRESIDENT!

Usually if you want to make a fursona you pick your favorite animal and go from there...

But Jackal...Just saying... 

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There's also the Random Fursona Generator for the truly undecided.

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Heh, well I've decided to opossum for my first fursona. I like being craftsy so I'm attempting a head myself. Finally put the sewing machine my grandma got me to work ^_^
As for wolfman, think of an animal you like or could see yourself as maybe. If you have an idea for a fursona already and just need someone to draw it out for you, furaffinity has plenty of artists that can help.

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