Putting On
  • Zip up your zipper slowly, being sure to not catch anything in the zipper. It is always easier to have a second person to help you in and out of your suit.

  • We recommend wearing heat gear Under Armor or some form of moisture-wicking material under your suit. This allows for the best movement, helps keep your suit clean, and helps keep you cool.

  • Be extra careful when handling the head. Do not hang on by the ears or nose. Do not tug forcefully on the neck.

  • Be mindful of anything around that could stain or damage your costume.

  • tail(s) are attached using a belt.

 
After Use
  • With each commission, we have supplied you with a fur brush. We recommend using this before and after each time you perform. This keeps the fur fibers in the best shape.

  • Turn your suit inside out and spray thoroughly with disinfectant spray. We recommend a 50/50 mixture of isopropyl rubbing alcohol & water. This kills bacteria without leaving behind a chemical residue.

  • The suit should be placed in front of a fan to accelerate the drying process.

  • Avoid spraying airbrushed areas or delicate areas such as the eyes.

  • Be sure the costume is fully dry before storing or wearing again.

  • Bodysuits that have no airbrushing applied can be machine washed using program for delicate fibers (handwashing program) with washing temperature 30°C. Use liquid detergent for colors. Do not tumble dry.

  • Head cleaning can be done by spraying or wiping the inside with antimicrobial spray or alcohol based wet wipes. Please allow the head to be completely dry before storing  after cleaning. Avoid alcohol sprays on the outside of the costume head as it can fade the paint on the eyes or the airbrushing itself. Please do not submerge in water and do not put them in the washing machine. Never place a head in a dryer. Always be careful when cleaning any part of your costume, especially the head. It is the most fragile piece. Surface wash with a cold cloth, or disinfect with rubbing alcohol. Do not submerge completely in water.

  • NEVER use heat on your costume. Heat can melt the fibers and destroy your costume! Always air-dry and periodically brush out any recently washed fur until it is fully dry. We do not recommend using a dryer on your fursuit, even on no-heat settings.

  • Place items that can’t be turned inside out inside of a laundry bag or pillow case to protect it inside of the washing machine.

  • Airbrushed bodysuits parts are recommended to wash by dry-washing.

  • Never hang a sopping wet bodysuit as the extra weight can stretch it out. Use the machine’s spin cycle to spin the water out or drape the wet suit over a chair in front of a fan.

Storage
  • Make sure that the suit is completely dry.

  • Always try to hang the suit right-side-out on a hanger. It can also be stored nicely folded.

  • Make sure there is enough room for the head.

  • Never store anything on top of any part of your suit.

  • Do not store a suit in direct sunlight or in a damp location.

 
Traveling
  • When traveling by car, use a hard plastic box to store your suit. Fold everything nicely and don’t over-stuff the box. Make sure the head is on top and has room around it. Do not squish any part of the suit. Especially on head.

  • Don’t forget your disinfectant spray and brush!

  • Traveling by plane is tricky. If you can, mail your suit to a friend or to your hotel. Otherwise find a large enough hard travel suitcase. Type up directions on how to fit the suit back into your suitcase for when it’s inspected and taken out by the airline. Also putting a photo of what’s in your suitcase may help you, as suits likely look unusual going through the airline’s X-ray machine.

  • Do not rely on taping your suit if you’re on an airplane. Most airlines will inspect taped packages. Make sure you use a suitcase with a manual lock or something that clips closed.

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