Fursuit builders discuss hard realities of business
To sum it up: You can make it work, but you'd better love the job, as it takes over your life.
so i am very happy where i am...granted i do work at least 3 hours a day, and that is when i am having an off day or otherwise feel like crap. typically i work more like 9 hours, with 12+ hour days not being uncommon.
fursuit building has LITERALLY taken over my life and house, i have a 10X10 "fur room" crammed with yards of fake fur and i took hands and tails with me when visiting family on christmas so i could sit and handsew while chatting.
but damn do i love doing this and i used to do it for fun and got yelled at for not doing chores, so now that i get paid for it i get left alone for hours on end to create stuff and my sister does the chores muahaha!
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