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

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

Those who prefer to liven up in elaborate animal costumes and accept “fursonas” collected in Mesa this week-end for Arizona Fur Con.

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

“the folks that sort of notice it as weird, we simply state, ‘Do you really ever wear a costume on Halloween? ‘ We just do that 24/7, ‘” Samantha Shepler stated.

Shepler’s fursona is Shiba, a Shiba Inu dog breed that the 27-year-old describes as “a little, tough bundle of power. “

While a furry includes those that choose to liven up as animals with individual faculties, it includes people who appreciate anthropomorphic pets through art, music as well as other innovative outlets, based on the occasion’s site.

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Shepler led a Zumba session during the meeting on at Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa and Mesa Convention Center saturday. 続きを読む