Comments on: Anthrocon 2007 Convention Report http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/ Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:59:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.5 By: Jim http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-126203 Jim Fri, 10 Aug 2007 23:01:56 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-126203 Not all the costumes cost that much. Many people build their own, and may spend a few hundred dollars. Most costumes are more like $1-2k to get it created by a well-known artist. At furry cons there are rooms dedicated to suiters only called "headless lounge". It's a place where someone can take their head off (hence the name) behind closed doors so they can cool off and get some water, without destroying the image of their character (Many suiters will refuse to remove their head in front of their "audience", sometimes even to the detriment of their health) Typically areas that expect to have a lot of suiters will have the temperature dropped quite a bit, usually in the mid 60s. They are extremely hot, and within seconds of putting one on you'd be sweating. It's definately not for everyone, which is why you only see about 10-15% of the attendees wearing them. Not all the costumes cost that much. Many people build their own, and may spend a few hundred dollars. Most costumes are more like $1-2k to get it created by a well-known artist.

At furry cons there are rooms dedicated to suiters only called “headless lounge”. It’s a place where someone can take their head off (hence the name) behind closed doors so they can cool off and get some water, without destroying the image of their character (Many suiters will refuse to remove their head in front of their “audience”, sometimes even to the detriment of their health) Typically areas that expect to have a lot of suiters will have the temperature dropped quite a bit, usually in the mid 60s.

They are extremely hot, and within seconds of putting one on you’d be sweating. It’s definately not for everyone, which is why you only see about 10-15% of the attendees wearing them.

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By: Adan Jimenez http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-125746 Adan Jimenez Thu, 09 Aug 2007 19:01:41 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-125746 Okay, whatever else furries may or may not do, those are some fantastic costumes. Almost all of these pictures depict just gorgeous costumes with levels of detail that are just unheard of in most comic-themed costumes. I assume it helps in that you don't show an ounce of skin when wearing one of these things (whereas someone wearing a Superman costume has to make their own face and hair match the part, for example). But man, $5K? That is a lot of money for a costume. Also, how are they not dead under all that fur? Are there no dehydration incidents? Is this not the most uncomfortable thing to wear in a con, something already filled with tons of other sweaty people? They better have some damn good AC. Okay, whatever else furries may or may not do, those are some fantastic costumes. Almost all of these pictures depict just gorgeous costumes with levels of detail that are just unheard of in most comic-themed costumes. I assume it helps in that you don’t show an ounce of skin when wearing one of these things (whereas someone wearing a Superman costume has to make their own face and hair match the part, for example). But man, $5K? That is a lot of money for a costume.

Also, how are they not dead under all that fur? Are there no dehydration incidents? Is this not the most uncomfortable thing to wear in a con, something already filled with tons of other sweaty people? They better have some damn good AC.

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By: AHR http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-125716 AHR Thu, 09 Aug 2007 18:19:19 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-125716 Hey Taki - I met you briefly at Wizard World Philly in Artist's Alley, and you had mentioned that you were considering going to Antrhoon. I'm glad to see you made it through and were neither killed by furries nor forced to dress up as Pikachu. I wonder what that one kid was doing at the con...and what exactly they thought of the experience. Hey Taki – I met you briefly at Wizard World Philly in Artist’s Alley, and you had mentioned that you were considering going to Antrhoon. I’m glad to see you made it through and were neither killed by furries nor forced to dress up as Pikachu. I wonder what that one kid was doing at the con…and what exactly they thought of the experience.

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By: Coyoty http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-125493 Coyoty Thu, 09 Aug 2007 05:43:13 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-125493 When you see the special furry episodes of shows like CSI, Entourage, ER, Drew Carrey Show, etc., keep in mind that they are fictional, exaggerated stories written by non-furries for comic relief. They're as close to real life as the doctors and lawyers and police and other characters are on TV situation comedies and dramas. When you see the special furry episodes of shows like CSI, Entourage, ER, Drew Carrey Show, etc., keep in mind that they are fictional, exaggerated stories written by non-furries for comic relief. They’re as close to real life as the doctors and lawyers and police and other characters are on TV situation comedies and dramas.

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By: Freaky Lynx http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-125452 Freaky Lynx Thu, 09 Aug 2007 02:46:37 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-125452 Anthrocon can be a bit of a roller-coaster experience, it being the largest furry con out there. For your next experience, you may want to shoot for one that's a little bit smaller, get to know the folks a bit ;) Anthrocon can be a bit of a roller-coaster experience, it being the largest furry con out there. For your next experience, you may want to shoot for one that’s a little bit smaller, get to know the folks a bit ;)

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By: GreenReaper http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-124448 GreenReaper Tue, 07 Aug 2007 04:27:16 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-124448 Glad you had an interesting time at the con. :-) Glad you had an interesting time at the con. :-)

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By: Snake http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-124241 Snake Mon, 06 Aug 2007 18:32:42 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-124241 What the hell is this?! I'm countin' like 50 unregistered costumes in these pics alone! The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers don't abide no scab furries! Bastards. ~Snake www.division18.com What the hell is this?! I’m countin’ like 50 unregistered costumes in these pics alone! The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers don’t abide no scab furries!

Bastards.
~Snake
http://www.division18.com

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By: Jon Haehnle http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-124180 Jon Haehnle Mon, 06 Aug 2007 15:43:28 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-124180 KK: Yeah, I didn't see the episode but Oeming mentioned it to me heheh KK: Yeah, I didn’t see the episode but Oeming mentioned it to me heheh

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By: Kayode Kendall http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-124174 Kayode Kendall Mon, 06 Aug 2007 15:36:27 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-124174 See, that's what I was afraid of! Anyone watch Entourage? They had an interesting episode last week, where Drama had sex with a chick while they both wore furry costumes! See, that’s what I was afraid of!

Anyone watch Entourage? They had an interesting episode last week, where Drama had sex with a chick while they both wore furry costumes!

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By: Taki Soma http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-124165 Taki Soma Mon, 06 Aug 2007 15:11:32 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-124165 It really was way crazier than it sounds. It really was way crazier than it sounds.

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By: Kayode Kendall http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-124140 Kayode Kendall Mon, 06 Aug 2007 13:34:46 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-124140 There really are no words, other than . . "I'm frightened." There really are no words, other than . . “I’m frightened.”

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By: Jeremy Dale http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-124080 Jeremy Dale Mon, 06 Aug 2007 09:58:04 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-124080 Wow. Just... wow. You're braver than I am, Taki. ;) - jeremy Wow. Just… wow. You’re braver than I am, Taki. ;)

- jeremy

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By: Jon Haehnle http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-123980 Jon Haehnle Mon, 06 Aug 2007 05:45:12 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-123980 I don't know if this is possible, but it sounds even crazier than it looks! Never let it be said that Taki and Mike are not adventurous or open-minded lol I don’t know if this is possible, but it sounds even crazier than it looks! Never let it be said that Taki and Mike are not adventurous or open-minded lol

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By: Mike Oeming http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/comment-page-1/#comment-123947 Mike Oeming Mon, 06 Aug 2007 03:10:24 +0000 http://www.popcultureshock.com/anthrocon-2007-convention-report/42290/#comment-123947 Wow, this was one of the strangest experiences Ive ever had!! I cant believe we survived it:) Wow, this was one of the strangest experiences Ive ever had!! I cant believe we survived it:)

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