Fursuiting: A History – a video miniseries by Culturally F’d.
Guest post by Arrkay from Culturally F’d, the furry youtube channel. See their tag on Dogpatch Press for more.
Yesterday we posted a sneak peek of our multi-part miniseries. It looks at animal-costume history from the basics of the mask, theatrical outfits, Hollywood rubber-suits, fandom cosplay, and our very own fuzzy army of unique performers.
Now here’s Part 1: Masks. This video explores the very idea of the mask itself and its ancient origins. Of course we focus on animal-masks, since we’re talking about Fursuit History, not just costuming in general.
This was truly a collaborative effort, so allow me to specifically point to some of the amazing furs that helped make this series not only possible, but brought the quality above and beyond just a simple YouTube blog:
- Thanks to our special guest speaker Archaesophilia for sharing some anthropological insights.
- This installment of Fursuiting: A History was co-written by show-runner Arrkay and Tempe O’Kun.
- Extra big thanks to EZ Wolf for allowing us to use some of the gorgeous convention and fursuit videography from his YouTube channel.
- Sherbert also contributed some of the Mascot footage featured.
- As always the thumbnail artwork and graphic design was handled by co-producer Underbite Dragon.
- The episode also featured music by Eluti, “Speed of Design” (youtube.com/RevamptOrchestra soundcloud.com/caero_musician) and some royalty-free Kerbal Space Program tracks.
- Our opening title animation was created by ButterscotchOtter, with theme music composed by Khord Kitty.
NEXT TIME ON FURSUITING: A HISTORY –
We look at Pantomime Animals and Skin Parts as was explored right here on Dogpatch Press, with a video dedicated to the theatre!
NEXT UP ON CULTURALLY F’d –
We aren’t just releasing Fursuiting: A History. We’re also keeping our regular programming of furry media analysis and fandom videos. We have an all new film-space to work in, so we’re itching to get back into filming on the regular.
- Tempe O’Kun has written up a romantic analysis of the 1973’s Disney’s Robin Hood.
- We animate Arrkay and Underbite’s interview on the podcast #CreatorTown.
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