So I went to an anime convention
recently and wore my fursuit there. It was a smashing success -- people loved the costume, I got tons of compliments, lots of hugs, and got to meet lots of people via the costume.
The only problem I had was that it wasn't cosplay. It's not actually from an anime, nor a manga, or a game. I felt the tiniest bit like a fraud for hijacking an anime convention for my personal costuming tastes.
This made me wonder whether I could do some sort of anime-themed get-up for my fursuit. I talked with a few people and we quickly settled on Naruto. It's popular, recognizable, and the martial arts background suits my doggy fursuit as well. Plus, there actually are dogs in Naruto -- the ninja dogs (ninken)
who assist the ninjas.
So without further ado, here's Adrian as a ninja dog from Naruto:
So next time I go to an anime event I won't feel like a fraud anymore!