Furries: are we trending?
Hot Topic, a teen-oriented franchise, is well known for buying its stock based on the current fashion trends of its target audience.
Lately, however, the products have become more and more "furry". From animal "spirit hoods" to coats with tails attached, even going so far as to selling a wolf costume in time for Halloween, it's certainly becoming something of interest to furries, even if Hot Topic is unaware of it.
Perhaps this is an essential time for furries that wish to become more public; after all, if there are already young pseudo-fursuiters traversing the streets, perhaps they will find enjoyment, welcomed into a community that has been costuming long before they thought it would be fun to wear a tail.