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How to Create a Fursona Your Friends Will Love

Updated on August 23, 2017

elcome to the Furry Fandom!

You've already done the hard part -- you've decided that you enjoy cartoon characters as much as the rest of us. Maybe you're even willing to draw, write, or whatever creative fun you do best with rest of us while having a good time! (and if you're an artist, you can make some good money drawing everyone else's furries...)

That's not all, though! One of the big things that separates being a Furry from being a fan of Harry Potter or Star Trek or even a fan of a whole genre like Manga is that furries tend to make up their own mythos as they go, rather than having a corporation serve one up to you. You can bring your own original works to life!

Many of the other furries you consider friends and fans have their own personal characters they use within the fandom, as representatives of themselves the same way you would have a special avatar in a role-playing game that's unique to you.

This is called a Fursona (Furry Persona), and they have lots of uses you'll discover as you start to become more involved in the fandom.

The best way to figure out what they're all about is to make one for yourself!

here's no point hiding it: making a character that represents you can be a lot of work, and you're likely to invest far more in making / having fun with this thing than you expected -- Commissions aren't cheap! Still, we have some reasons why having a Fursona is good for you as a Furry:

  • Furries are highly visual people. Most of the fandom's interest is in visual representations. By having your own illustrated character, you become easier to interact with inside of the fandom because people can tell more easily who you are! (Also, on some sites like twitter, having a fursona as your avatar makes you more easily trusted!
  • Appealing characters are easier to remember than names! Sure, people won't remember who you are if you're SephirothLuver666. They WILL, however, remember a purple fruit bat with a giant crown and an ermine cape. Yes, both are equally silly, but admit it, you're not forgetting about King Batty anytime soon. Visual images have that effect on people.
  • Everyone loves artwork of themselves! Even if you don't plan on purchasing commissioned artwork of your fursona, it's inevitable that someone will offer you fanart or try to draw you into something they're already working on. Since drawing human characters isn't nearly as interesting (or simple, in terms of certain art styles), a fursona provides an easy shorthand for almost ANY artist to illustate!
  • Expressing yourself as a certain animal (or a combination of animals) can say a lot about what type of person you are! As humans, we naturally apply lots of symbolism to various animals. Dogs are loyal. Cats are independent. Foxes are tricksters. In a medium where face-to-face contact is rare enough as is, being able to express who you are in a convenient form is especially useful!
  • The More, the Merrier! Just like many online efforts, the more people and things there are in something, the bigger and better it gets. By contributing your fursona to the fandom, you get to improve the fandom and make it more fun for everyone else!
  • There's no Better way to Promote Yourself! Plan on selling some artwork? Want to feature your comic? Just can't keep quiet about how awesome you are? Your Fursona is a personal brand you can build off of, and even use to further your other goals within the fandom!
  • Gain a Deeper Connection with the Community! Unlike being a fan of a TV show, where your interest may shut off as soon as your favorite actor disappears or the plot just turns in a direction you hate, creating a fursona gives you a piece of the fandom you'll always love to see!

ell, it's a fair question... some folks can't make a good character, others don't develop the same "connection" to their avatars as others do, and some folk just can't decide on a single character... are they at a disadvantage when dealing with other furries, or can they get involved just like everyone else?

Do you need a Fursona to be a Furry Fan?

he most obvious cue of your fursona will be its species -- dog or cat, fish or fowl, unicorn or dragon -- and it will also be one of the harder decisions you need to make as a result, as it's a hard thing to alter later on.

Granted, there's nothing keeping you from switching characters entirely, but it's much easier to justify a new wardrobe or hair color than it is an entire species-change.

There are thousands upon thousands of species you can choose from. Wolves and Foxes are the most common, but there's nothing keeping you from being your favorite breed of terrier, a gerbil, or even something a little more exotic like a horse, tiger, or kangaroo! If you're looking for something a little less... mammalian, lizards and birds are also just as useful.

If these seem limiting to you, or you just can't decide between two species you really love, there's no reason you can't combine two or three different animals together to create something that's all yours! And if you're really feeling daring, you can create an entirely new species all your own, that's as wild or exotic as you can imagine!

There's no limit to what's available to you; since it's all illustrated somehow, as long as someone can draw it, you can have it!

Already have a Species in mind? - Tell Us What You're Thinking!

Maybe you're already interested in the fandom because of a particular species, or you even already have a fursona you're looking to spruce up! If you do...

Which Species Did You Pick?

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Past the species, the next obvious thing about your fursona will be its color scheme. It may seem strange, but since people will eventually be trying to illustrate your character, having a color scheme they can stick to is incredibly useful; it allows them to improvise on things like outfits and scenery, while still being confident you'll like the results.

Just like picking a species that represents you, the colors you choose will also make a certain statement about you. These colors can be as muted or as wild as you like, but you'll likely want to pick anywhere from two to five colors you want to repeat over and over in your character.

Having Trouble Finding A Color Scheme?

Adobe's Kuler is an online service to help you find and make great color schemes!

ne of the great things about using animal characters is that if you don't want to worry about dressing your characters up in clothes, you don't have to! In fact, it may not be useful if your character is a more realistic fursona instead of being humanoid.

But clothes are just another way of expressing your character's personality! Even totally realistic fursonas (most domestic dog fursonas, for example) have special collars / bandannas / piercings or other accessories that don't look totally out of place on an animal, and these can be added to even the most basic fursona!

(Also, if you choose a fairly "common" fursona species to begin with, you'll need to do more and more to make them look unique and original...)

Using your Wardrobe for your Color Scheme

I recommend not using all of the colors in your chosen color scheme on your character's physical body, and leaving some of the colors to appear in their clothes.

It's far simpler to change / adjust your color scheme later by giving your fursona a new wardrobe than it is to dye their hair / fur!

Defining your character with a species, a color scheme, and a wardrobe is all important... but now it's time to realize you may want some additional traits to throw in, whether they be piercings, special hair dye (like streaks or highlights), a signature piece of jewelry, or certain accessories like a musical instrument, a weapon, or their favorite game console!

Some ideas:

  • Popular Fashion Accessories like purses, cell phones, and shoes can make or break a modern-themed character!
  • Punk / Goth Accessories like collars, corsets, cinchers, and gauntlets / leg warmers can stand alone while still making a statement!
  • Got a Job? Throw in some common accessories associated with it; from a cup of coffee to a laptop, If you use it on the job, it's fair game!

What About Fursuits?

Oh, the irony.

Step 5: Put it All Together with a Character Sheet! - (A handy-dandy reference to your Fursona for Everyone!)

Okay, so now we've put together everything that you like about your fursona; you've picked out a species, colored it the way you like it, decided what sorts of clothes it should wear, and even picked out some accessories to go with your character and pose them with!

Now, how are we going to tell everyone else about all of this in a simple way that allows anyone who wants to illustrate your character to do so easily?

Why, with a character sheet!

Also known as a character model sheet, It's a simple one-page graphical layout of your character's physical traits and details. You can either make one yourself, or work closely with a more accomplished artist the first time to have them craft a character sheet for you.

The general rule is that if it's something you think is important to the character, include it on the sheet. Don't go overboard focusing on certain details and leaving out others, though! Certain minimum details, such as the color of your character's eyes and hair, should always appear on your character sheet!

Step 6: Start Your Own Squidoo Lens!

(Okay, you can skip this step if you really want)

A big thing about having a fursona is having someplace where all this information can be found and reached easily. Artists LOVE being able to get as much information as they need, and you'll love having it already organized and in an easy to read fashion.

So what's a furry to do?

As luck would have it, you're already at the solution. Making a new Squidoo Lens all about your Fursona is a great way to consolidate everything about you and your Fursona in one place, from pictures to textual descriptions, twitter feeds to flickr archives... and if you're an artist, you can even use the lens to direct stuff back to your galleries / websites or post about your wares for sale!

If you don't already have a squidoo account, making one couldn't be easier, and you can start posting new lenses immediately! Don't worry about getting them all right the first time; you can always come back and add more, more, more!

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It's All What You Make of It!

The more effort you put in, the better your Fursona will turn out. Don't just go with what's simple; put some thought into it!

Let us know if we've helped you craft your perfect fursona (Heck, feel free to link to a lens featuring yours!) or tell us what steps we need to add to the process!

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Step 7: Up to you! - Show some Love!

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      joshthedude 

      3 years ago

      I don't have a picture for my fursona but I have a name and look and a rp with him lots!!! I have had him for about 2 weeks XD

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      Unit5011 

      5 years ago

      Alright i'll make a list of what and how "we' are.

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      CosmicKitto 

      5 years ago

      Alright, I know this might be an odd comment, but I'm curious.

      If you were to make a Fursona, would it have to be the same Gender as yourself? Like if you were male, would it have to be male? Could it be female? Same way around as well.

      Also, if you were to dress up in a fursuit, and go to a convention, would gender still matter?

      Before I make one, I just want to be sure, cause I've had problems with this sort of stuff before hand.

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      TheSaboteur24 

      6 years ago

      offensive article found on a site not here but I need to tell u guys about it email me at elijah.ramey@gmail.com

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      Dageion 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Dude the ONLY reason you come bug us is because you want to distract yourself from your sick fantasy. I BET... your one of those people who get aroused from pictures of dead babies? YOU SICK POLE SMOKER!!!!!!!

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      DarkWolfMishra 

      6 years ago

      im new to this ite so any help will work

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      alexguy100 

      6 years ago

      Your topic really helped me, my only problem is that im a horrible artist lol.

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      alexguy100 

      6 years ago

      Your topic really helped me, my only problem is that im a horrible artist lol.

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      waldenthreenet 

      6 years ago

      Learning to appreciate your topic. Congrads on reacing Squidoo Level 54. Just got there myself.

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      NickieDark 

      7 years ago

      Im gonna b honest yall still haven't helped me. I still don't kno how to create a fursona.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: go luck he will think your mentaly subnormal also furries in real life are evil.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Roo you are an ignoramoose you are a hopeless zoophile i hope you get arrested for being a fur fag you sick freak!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      is it usual for a furry to be constantly thinking about becming an animal

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: foxes ewwww i hate foxes!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: up yours! you fur fags in real life are stupid idiotic dumb gullable moronic

      perverted air heads! and dunder heads your a bunch of dunder heads too get a life you moronic Bum!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: down with anthrocon up with normalcyfurries are the surest candidates for dying alone. and the anti furry collition is trying to rid the world of the furry fandom! power to the anti furry collition.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: down with anthrocon up with normalcyfurries are the surest candidates for dying alone. and the anti furry collition is trying to rid the world of the furry fandom! power to the anti furry collition.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @christowolf: i think if and when i do live on my own id like some help with becoming a furry albeit with a realistic wolf costume with a mouth that can be opened and closed when im wearing it albeit a cheap one. do you think when i live on my own you could give me tips on that. ps i woild perfer the ears on a wolf costume to be part of the costume not an apendage.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: i hope all trolls in real life get their stomachs punctured by a sharp object

      all trolls in real life are pedophiles an rapists some one would dial 911 999 or 112

      depending on where they livid if they saw a troll no matter what they looked like! why don't they get jobs like fd pd doctor or get faces that are not made of hate or ignorance you sick bastards ps this is not a community its a cult you should all be arrested by the feds!.

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      christowolf 

      7 years ago

      you are freaking retarded man what did i do to you ? nothing SO Why are you insulting me and naturally I know that I am smarter than you and I only have 13 and English is not my primary language so I know that you come in this place only for insulting people here cuz you are a no live !ha you bastard(I am not going to insult you cuz you don't worth my time!)

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      christowolf 

      7 years ago

      you are freaking retarded man what did i do to you ? nothing SO Why are you insulting me and naturally I know that I am smarter than you and I only have 13 and English is not my primary language so I know that you come in this place only for insulting people here cuz you are a no live !ha you bastard(I am not going to insult you cuz you don't worth my time!)

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      christowolf 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: you are freaking retarded man what did i do to you ? nothing SO Why are you insulting me and naturally I know that I am smarter than you and I only have 13 and English is not my primary language so I know that you come in this place only for insulting people here cuz you are a no live !ha you bastard(I am not going to insult you cuz you don't worth my time!)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: sicko yo momma must have dropped you on your head!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Proud to be a furry this is not a community its a cult and you have been brain washed. Darn fur fags like you are evil plus if your fur suit had a weapon you'd be prosecuted as a terrorist without lineancy or exeption!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: You have obviously have never met any real furs cause I am a full time college student going to be a teacher and yes I am a furry but I don't engage in sex or yiffing or any of the crude behaviors you and so many other uneducated people seem to think we do all the time...

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: You have obviously have never met any real furs cause I am a full time college student going to be a teacher and yes I am a furry but I don't engage in sex or yiffing or any of the crude behaviors you and so many other uneducated people seem to think we do all the time...

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Ya its interesting!Like hoo new.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I love fursonas.I named mine Aston.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I love you too, Benny. <3

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      i hope all furfags in real life get their stomachs punctured by a sharp object

      all fur fags in real life are pedophiles an zoophiles some one would dial 911 999 or 112

      depending on where they livid if they saw a fur fag no matter what they looked like! why don't they get jobs like fd pd doctor or get suits that are not made of fake fur or real fur you sick bastards ps this is not a community its a cult you should all be arrested by the feds!.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: dear anonumus i will never be a fan of fur fags you are just looking for attention

      why don't you just admit that fur fags are buggerd in the head the whole lot of them ps fat furries are gross pps fur suits are for retards in real life that is.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: i will never be a furry in real life you air head! plus the terrify me in real life.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: blead to death fur fag!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Anonymus why are you interested in this fur fags that have weapons as part of their fursuit in real life are a grave threat to international security and are to be prosecuted as a terrorist with out leinancy or exception not because i said or say so but because its the right thing to do.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      down with fur fags up and fursuits fursuits are stupid and furries in real life are criminals who seek to destroy all the police swear to protect! ps you are all completely god damn mental!

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i really love this art page. something wonderful ~blessed~

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      hey ben tebby you know that you're just a fag not furrys

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: You're telling us to go get a life or join the army, but what are you doing?

      Sitting at your computer, trolling furs, not doing either. -.-

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: If you are gonna be such an ass, and be so scared, then quit searching the internet and do something, you are talking down everyone who likes furries as useless, you are just as bad by wasting your time searching for sites to troll.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: drop dead! furfag!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: also i love persecuting fur fags

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: furries who have a weapon as an accessory a threat to national security and should be prosecuted as a terrorist without leaniancy or acception!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: I hate everything to do with furries very much!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: this is no community it's a cult! you should all be put into paddywagons!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      fur fags terrify me! they are terrible and they are not patriotic they are the scum of the earth! and they are idiots! power to trolls everywhere!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey douche! Go home and be a family man! Otherwise stay out of the furry fandom world, ya judgemental bastard.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      i fing hate all furries even though i do not know any you are weird captain furry is a crook you are a tard and if you like cptn furry so much why don't you get him to inflate you.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Tyler(undecidedfurname) you are the wandering jew of this stupid community you will never fit in nor will i some day i will but your hopeless..

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: yo do that you'd be arrested

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @christowolf: you are an idiot you'd need a credit card for that

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: if you did that you'd be arrested in fact all fur fags should be arrested

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: yes you would if you were a german citizen and were a fur fag you'd be arrested by the polizie and found criminaly insane by trial by judge and jurry and you'd be in a german insane asylum for the rest of your miserable life. ps captain furry should be gassed with chlorine. and burned unceromonyously same with racoon drew and all the other fur fags . pps long live herr merkle of the FGR muahahahah!ahaahah!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      also i hate wolves all the do is kill livestock that farmers can make a living selling who needs wolves? its not like im trolling is it?

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I Hate furries and fursonas make yourselfs useful and enlist in the army your country needs you!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: How About I rape you?

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Hey Ben Tebby incase your retarded Nitrogen in it's gas state is extremely expensive and you would need a hella lot of it to kill multiple people in even a small room. Also if you HATE furries soooo much why are you looking it up anyway.

      Now you gonna say that I'm wrong and should go yiff in hell.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Ben tebby, not all furries like to yiff.

      But some of us love it. And we shall yiff in hell. The flame will be a turn on ;D.

      But seriously, if you dislike furries, keep it to yourself.. You're wasted words and keystrokes are simply ignored in this wonderful community.

      Jog on hooman.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @christowolf: no you need a crdit card for that! so nyet its not free! ps your fur fags that are also your friends can all Yiff in hell and burn there!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Also you have not helped because 1 it requiers a credit card

      and 2 Its Stupid. And finally 3 Its not free if you need a credit card of any sort.

      ps power to anti furries everywhere anti furry power! anti furry power! anti furry power! pps may you all yiff in hell muahahahaha muahahahahaha!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Nick Yiff In Hell Fur Fag! Im an anti fur and i will always be an anti fur not a furry and will never wanto to be a furry and have a fursona!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Dear fur fags I Have just signed a petition to ban the word yiff in any way shape or form

      any foxes that make this sound are to be denounced so they can be deported and their financial assets frozen! their fursonas will then be gassed with pure nitrogen and burned unceromonyusly afterwards! ps I do not and will never want to be a fur fag! they can all go yiff in hell!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear the great king bowser you suck.

      Also Fur Fags are Evil they brainwash people they should all be gassed! with pure Nitrogen and burned afterwards.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear Daniel the bear You are a stupid retard who wants to be a fur fag

      if that's the case i hope you get terminated all of you im a fur fag hater and i always will be! further more you should all be deported in trains!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Gas the fur fags send to places like aushwitz majdanek sobibor chelmnonadner and triblinka! and nuke the places where they live Fur Fags are dangerous organized criminals!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      same here they should ship all fur fags to places like auschwitz but for fur fags! i have and never will want a fursona because i have very little money and i draw just as bad as hitler used to paint his works of art! death to furfags i hope they all burn in ovens likes the ones at auschwitz dachau and majdanek!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      i want a fursona pretty badly but having a email address that i don't even ever look at and zore money with zero drawing skills i have a brick wall in front of me that prevents me from getting a fursona. on the other hand the picture of Dre from extinctioners(comic)(pic can be found on wikifur) looks almost perfect for me. all that needs changing is a younger face and maybe some different colors. could i just use that picture as my fursona? i just might need help dealing with any copyright issues that come along with it. i don't feel like it is the right trait for my personality but that could easily be changed with som different colors

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      i want a fursona pretty badly but having a email address that i don't even ever look at and zore money with zero drawing skills i have a brick wall in front of me that prevents me from getting a fursona. on the other hand the picture of Dre from extinctioners(comic)(pic can be found on wikifur) looks almost perfect for me. all that needs changing is a younger face and maybe some different colors. could i just use that picture as my fursona? i just might need help dealing with any copyright issues that come along with it. i don't feel like it is the right trait for my personality but that could easily be changed with som different colors

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      christowolf 

      7 years ago

      forgive wath i said is okay formy fursona but my name is still not so good... well is that! so thanks!

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      christowolf 

      7 years ago

      and also if is possible that someone make my fursona

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      christowolf 

      7 years ago

      and also if is possible that someone make my fursona

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      christowolf 

      7 years ago

      i have a problem i am not good at all at drawing and i don't know what name choose (my real name is christopher m-m )please could someone help please

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      This helped and all, but im in a dilemma, i can't think of a name that i think is good, idk how Skroy, Mangusa, or Clamintine thought of such good names, but i wish i could think of a name somewhat like theirs, like short and catchy...and when it comes to having a fursuit custom built from a service, are drawings necessary, cause i can't draw anything human...im an excellent artist in anything that isn't animals, humans, or furry

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      Heather Weaver 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Squid Angel blessing for you! I had never heard of a Fursona before! Thanks for the intro! :-)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Thanks! I've been wanting a fursona ever since I first heard of them, I'm making one now! ^^

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      you have.

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      scar4 

      8 years ago

      Like the picture that shows how they look like when you put them together. Great lens.

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      WriterBuzz 

      8 years ago

      This is a great lens. Thanks for making it. Very informative. I gave you a thumbs up

      cause I like your lens.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Thanks! This helped so much! I've only begun to recently develop myself as a furry this helped a lot as far as character development goes!

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: try to make up something or use a genral name sometimes the simplest things are the best, but made up names seem more interesting, try to mgo with things you like.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      seems a bit cheesy and slapped together. I'd be embarrassed to admit I used this.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I love everything to do with furries and my fursona applifies that

      Thanx

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I love everything to do with furries and my fursona applifies that

      Thanx

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      how do i come up with a name though

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Thanks! This helped me make my minotox (Minotaur, tiger, fox).

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Well this was very helpful in making my FINAL decision on my fursona. (Now I just need to make a fursona name lol.) It made me realize that your fursona is an animalistic manifestation of your inner personality. An animal character that represents how you are on the inside. (Sorry for the technical terms lol.).

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      a fursona yes i have one he is he and i am me and we are not the same fursuits not really on my watch

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      jedouril 

      8 years ago

      im new with fursona's im making mine into a cat if anyone can give me some good tips that this lens doesn't cover or things that helped you i would much apperciate it

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      Actually, I re-made my own Fursoma yesterday and made original months ago but this is helpful to the ones that haven't made themselves. By the way it's fox if you care.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I like that you think. Thank you for share very much.

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      rachelkeslensky 

      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Well, fursonas have become more complicated, mostly because folks feel the need to "compete" with others over who has better / cooler / more unique characters. Blame the internet.

      Also, there are many more "newer" furries out there who are confused / lazy, and could use some guidance now that the bar is a a little higher than it used to be. :-p

      Sure, if it comes to you organically, that's best, but some folks need a little more encouragement than others.

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      I've been in the fandom since 96...I find it strange that there's so much focus on the need to 'create' a fursona. I don't wanna sound old, but 'back then' people didn't 'create,' they kinda already knew one ;)

      If you need to create a fursona I wouldn't say that makes anyone less of a furry...but didn't you have an idea in mind BEFORE you knew the fandom existed? Even if it's something simple like "I like wolves"? ;)

      I still find this very interesting, it's just neat to see how the fandom has changed in 14 years ;)

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      anonymous 

      8 years ago

      this is interesting

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      neat, this really got me started in the furry fandom. although im a crappy drawer im gonna try to get the high school art teacher to help me with drawing my fursona

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      This was a great little guide, I've been working on a fursona for a while now and this gave me an extra little push in the right direction. :)

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      you should include a format based furry editor so people can get the general idea of what they want to be. i wouldn't blame you if you don't though

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      If I could ever find a way to upload the fursona I made at school, then I could use this. But it was helpful, thanks.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Can't really say it helped me at all. Sorry.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Hahaha...same as Sakura. Not what I was looking for, but awesome! XD

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      BW Duerr 

      9 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      I've added this as a Featured Lens on my newest http://www.squidoo.com/Cartoon-portrait-avatar-pro... 5 stars, Fav and lensrolled, too Thanks!

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