General careBrush the fur gently with a fine brush often (you can find good brushes for real pets in pet stores, they work really well for faux fur). If there is tangles of fur try to brush it out and you can also use a hair dryer to straighten fur that have been warped (use very low temperature).
You can also brush fleece very carefully to keep it soft and nice.
I do not recommend you to wear your suit outside especially when it rains or snow. Damp fur gets heavy and can tear the seams open.
Always use a balaclava when you wear your fursuit head and use some form of underclothing for the sleeves and hand paws to reduce sweat seeping into the fabric and foam.
Spray your fursuit parts with fursuit spray after you are done fursuiting to keep it fresh longer.
Spots and dirtIf you get dirt or spots on your suit. Try rubbing a little bit of washing powder/stain removal (read the instructions of the washing powder and do not use bleach) on the spot and hand wash it in lukewarm water. You might have to repeat this step. Brush the fur when it’s damp to avoid the fur getting warped when it dries.
If your head has acrylic paint/air brush on it, be extra careful around those parts.
- Do not wash in machine!
- Do not soak the whole head in water!
- Do not tumble dry!
Use a damp cloth and fursuit spray to clean the inside of the head. Avoid splashing water or fursuit spray on the eyes.
When you wear your fursuit head remember to always use a balaclava to reduce sweat seeping into the fabric and foam. And spray the inside of the head with fursuit spray to keep it fresh longer.
Body, hand paws, sleeves and tailHand wash or machine wash (max 35°C) and a little bit of washing powder/stain removal. Tumble dry on very low temperature. Do not tumble dry or machine wash if you have fimo/plastic/silicon claws. Brush the fur when it’s damp to avoid the fur getting warped when it dries.
Foot pawsHand wash (max 35°C) with washing powder/stain removal. Do not machine wash if you have fimo/plastic/silicon claws.
Do not tumble dry. You can use a shoe dryer to dry them and spray fursuit spray or anti smell spray for shoes inside them.
Brush the fur when it’s damp to avoid the fur getting warped when it dries.