Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
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That New Fursuit Smell

It arrived a day late for the Rio Rancho Water Festival, but he shall be ready for the ABQ event next month. I'm talking about the new Otto Otter costume! I picked it up from the mail room this morning. Of course I was putting it on faster than an otter after a fish. One thing very different from the old suit is the weight. I'd say it's 2 to 3 times heavier. One thing Marylen does is line the inside of the suit. I personally like it because it preserves the fur better, IMHO, and helps hold the sweat in so you don't get as drippy. Otto's swimsuit was also pretty heavy. They did an awesome job on it. The head fits better than the old one so there is less chance of kids ripping it off. It also rests better on the shoulders so the kids can't say "I can see your neck!" Visibility is good, but a handler is going to be really important. Little kids get into the blind spot about 3-4 feet in front of you. The fur for the suit is sooo soft. It's a far cry from the crap they used for the old suit. The feet paws are huge! Marylen is famous for their "duck feet" and these are even bigger! I found myself stumbling a few times. The tail is something to behold. If I had to worry about tail pullers before, that worry has doubled. It's 4 feet long! I guess I knew that when I ordered it. I have never had a suit with a big tail (being a bear) so I jumped at the opportunity to have a nice long one. Oy! It's easy to walk around with, but with my recent trouble with pullers, I am re-thinking the wisdom of my decision. Once again, a good handler will be a necessity.

I did a quick walk around the office especially to show the office manager. If the big boss approves, then you're on the right track. The assistant manager even interrupted a conference call to give me a hug. *lol* There will be a chili cookoff during lunch on Friday. Supposedly some folks from our regional office will be down. I'll take that opportunity to show off the suit to the rest of the office and hopefully impress the visitors.

I told a co-worker that I now have a new goal. I only know of rapidtrabbit who has pulled this off. I wanna fursuit the White House!

Oh. Pics to come soon.
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