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A mirror for the fursuiters
« on: June 04, 2013, 11:37:13 »
Some cheap inexpensive A3 size mirrors would have been a useful addition to the fursuit lounges. I found myself having to return to my room to check that the fur around the base of my head was sitting neatly on my shoulders and that the ribbon of my badge was the Confuzzled side showing.

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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 13:14:17 »
Someone suggested mirrors in the fursuit lounge during the feedback session on Monday (see what you missed !  ;) )

Although mirrors (of the full length type) are on the wish-list, there was just no money in the budget this year (after building all the other new spiffy stuff like the super turbo fursuit dryomatic 4000 ;))

The staff have (apparently) some cunning and ingenious plans for mirrors for next year...

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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 13:47:40 »
If I'd thought about it I could have brought my own, an A3 size acrylic safety mirror on eBay from £4.65 delivered.


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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 17:47:27 »
As per the feedback session the mirrors were originally intended to be part of the fursuit department but due to budget issues these could not be purchased this year. We will certainly try to have them for next year to make the lounge better for all.
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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 19:36:50 »
As per the feedback from others already, indeed the official answer was simply a budget issue.  Whilst they are cheap, mirrors are not essential, and we have to prioritise our cash flow.  We continue to keep the mirrors on our wish list, as well as more fans (every year, MORE FANS!!! mwhahaha) but given the bigger venue and 3x size fursuit lounge for next year, be mindful that budgets will be spent primarily on new dryers again, and if there is left overs, mirrors, coat rails etc.. will also be up there. ^.^
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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 21:27:07 »
Yes it was a bit funny...every time I got into the suit I had to go into the nearby men's room - into which I barely fit when wearing the well-padded fursuit -  to use the mirror to see if everything was on properly, and to put on/take off my eye makeup (needed for the fursuit because the head uses my own eyes.) Otherwise the bigger fursuit lounge this year was better than the two small ones last year. Of course that's all going to be different in the new hotel, looking forward to it. 

 I'd happily contribute to a mirror fund.

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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 22:05:42 »
Couldn't agree with this more, Full body mirrors would be great, but there is the danger of a suiter with a big body and not much peripheral vision knocking it over (and no one likes shredded fursuit)

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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 22:16:31 »
We certainly have plans in the background, currently spinning away, as to how to make mirrors both a reality, and entirely safe/awesome!

Watch this space, and hopefully things will be super awesome next year for checking how you look before checking out of the lounge :D
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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 22:34:13 »
A mirror & a clock and you'll have the perfect fursuit lounge. Congrats to the fursuit team for this year !

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Re: A mirror for the fursuiters
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 21:14:12 »
Believe me folks. Just because it hasn't happened yet does not mean your suggestions haven't been taken on board.
A mirror has been on the "Desirable but not essential" list for a while.