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Fursuit Care

Battitude Studio Fursuit Care Guide


Frequent care is necessary to increase the longevity of your costume!
Keep your suit looking new and smelling fresh!

What to wear

What you wear with your fursuit is crucial for the upkeep of your suit and keeping yourself cool during wear!

Balaclava
Sweat wicking spandex outfit
Cooling Collar (optional, great for partials!)

Cooling Vest (optional)
A necklace fan (optional, great for newer suiters!)

Essential Supplies

Little Green Machine
Coated tip slicker brush

Gentle detergent such as Tide free & gentle

Stain remover such as Folex

Fursuit Spray

A large fan

Travel Fan

Metal Comb
Alcohol water spray (50% rubbing alcohol, 50% water)
Carpet protection film (optional for indoor feet)
Portable Sewing Kit

Fursuit Care Tips

Brush your suit!
Brush it!!! But be sure to be gentle! Too much brushing can lead to unwanted balding- and faux fur does not grow back!

Treat your suit gently
Our suits are built to last, but they are not indestructible! Fursuits do wear and tear overtime, but the more careful you are with your suit, the longer it will last you!

 

Always avoid using hot water and heat in general on fursuit parts. It can permanently destroy the delicate plastic fibers on your fursuit.


Keep your suit clean by disinfecting it often and between wears


Over-washing your fursuit can shorten your fursuits lifespan.

Disinfecting

Disinfecting is a crucial step for keeping your fursuit in tip top shape, disinfect your suit often between wears and at cons.

Handpaws, Bodysuits, Feetpaws, Armsleeves:

Mist your alcohol&water spray directly onto and inside fursuit parts, gently brush areas with fur or minky fabrics and let dry. You can also use a bit of fursuit spray to make your fursuit smell nice!
Focus disinfecting especially on areas that get really sweaty, like armpits, groin and feet. Allow parts to fully dry before storage or wear, putting a fan in front of the freshly sprayed parts will accelerate drying.

Head:
Prepare disinfecting by putting some paper towels in your fursuits eyes, you want to avoid spraying disinfectant on the eyes as much as possible. Mist your alcohol&water spray directly onto and inside fursuit head, gently brush areas with fur or minky fabrics and put in front of, or ontop of a fan to let dry. You can also use a bit of fursuit spray to make your fursuit smell nice! Focus disinfecting especially on the inside where you sweat the most. Allow the head to fully dry inside and out before storing.

Cleaning

Head Cleaning:
Fursuit Heads can be cleaned less frequently than other parts since they are the most delicate part of the costume. Deep clean as needed with a portable carpet cleaner, typically its normal to deep clean your fursuit between 1-3 times a year depending on your level of activity. Do not throw in washer, do not fully submerge.

Handpaws, Bodysuits, Armsleeves, Tails
Remove stuffing an
d or padding (if applicable) machine wash parts and padding COLD on delicate with a gentle detergent and spin dry at least twice. Brush parts out, fluff padding up, and hang to dry in an open and well ventilated area with a fan. (do not leave parts hanging for longer than necessary!) DO NOT USE A DRYER, EVEN ONE WITH "HEAT FREE" SETTINGS.

Feetpaw Cleaning:

Clean feetpaws similarly as you would a head, we recommend using a portable carpet cleaner for this process and wash them as needed. Clean inside the feet carefully, do not put too much stress on fabrics.
 

Storage

Store your fursuit in a sizable tote that can fit all of your fursuit parts comfortably. We recommend one with wheels for local travel!
 

THINGS TO AVOID

AVOID:

  • Using hot water to clean your suit

  • Putting your suit in the drier (even if there are heat-free settings)

  • Storing your costume in a dark place immediately after wear

  • Storing your costume on a hanger for an extended period of time

  • Leaving your costume in a hot garage or car for an extended period of time

  • Leaving your costume in a place accessible to pets

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