Fursuits are animal costumes associated with the furry fandom.
I've been fursuiting since Anthrocon 2002, where I wore a simple unicorn costume that I got at a thrift shop. Since then, I've acquired a small collection of fursuit characters.
I wear fursuits at:
- Roleplay - It's a chance to not be myself and play another character for a while.
- Attention - Don't we all crave it?
- Entertainment - It's fun to entertain people at mascot gigs and always interesting to see their reactions.
- Camaraderie - There's something about shared suffering (heat, costume problems, etc) that unites people and I've made a bunch of friends through this activity.