Ban Non-Fandom Based Furry Costumes from Comic Con

Ban Non-Fandom Based Furry Costumes from Comic Con

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Daryn Smith started this petition to MCM COMIC CON SCOTLAND and

MCM Comic Con Scotland is a fairly new event that brings itself to Glasgow every year and with that it brings together people of all interests and hobbies. The Convention is a celebration of Comics, Gaming, Anime, Manga, Art, Movies, and the overall nerd culture that has been hindered within the UK. However, where do "Furries" fit into this?

The short answer is that they do not.

Comic Conventions are a place for everyone of all ages to come and enjoy the nerdy side of pop culture and have a great time surrounded by those who are likeminded and who are also looking to have a good time - A big part of this is displayed through Cosplay.

Cosplay is the act of dressing up as a character from something you enjoy, even making your own character* for the occasion to express your creative side and love for whatever you're into. However, the Furry Fandom does not necessarily fit in here as it is a movement collectively within itself. Dressing up as Sonic the Hedgehog or your favorite Pokémon makes absolute sense however, coming clad in Neon coloured mascot-suits doesn't really make much sense.

This movement is to keep Comic Con as Comic Con and have the Furry Fandom keep their costumes for their own permitted events. An example, would you show up, dressed as Captain America to a Furry Convention? Reversing that thought, The Avengers, Justice League, Fairy Tail Members and well... A Husky Mascot?

The Fandom has a stigma behind them, without going into too much detail the majority would agree that coming to Comic Con dressed in a Fursuit is inappropriate, especially given that it's a family friendly event that people bring their children to. The movement is very sexually orientated and we do not know who is hiding under one of those colourful wolf heads. Some research would indicate that not all members of the community are sexually driven, which is agreeable. However if you could look into events such as "Rainfurrest" for an example then hopefully it may turn some heads.

Note: This is NOT to ban people who are part of the community from the event, as they can be very nice people - Just the costumes that are not related to any kind of fandom by their own.

*Dressed as your own character from a series or interpretation of your own imagination

I do understand that this might ruffle some feathers.

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