Yearly furry convention in Mesa mixes art, animal costumes and Zumba

Yearly furry convention in Mesa mixes art, animal costumes and Zumba

Samantha Shepler leads her Zumba class during the Arizona Fur Con in Mesa on Oct. 26, 2019 saturday. (Picture: BrieAnna J. Frank/The Republic)

Those who want to liven up in elaborate animal costumes and accept „fursonas“ gathered in Mesa this for Arizona Fur Con weekend.

One participant within the furry subculture compared it to putting on a costume for Halloween.

„the individuals that sort of notice it as weird, we simply say, ‚Do you really ever wear a costume on Halloween? ‚ We simply do that 24/7, ‚“ Samantha Shepler stated.

Shepler’s fursona is Shiba, a Shiba Inu dog breed that the 27-year-old defines as „a little, intense bundle of power. „

While a furry includes people who prefer to decorate as pets with peoples faculties, in addition includes those that appreciate anthropomorphic pets through art, music as well as other innovative outlets, based on the event’s web site.

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Shepler led a Zumba session in the meeting on Saturday at Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa and Mesa Convention Center. (mehr …)