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Tyrin (born October 14th, 1977)[1] is a fursuiter and fursuit maker.


Like many furs, Tyrin was a furry long before discovering furry fandom.[2] From a young age he enjoyed writing about anthropomorphic characters, and had an interest in costuming. Tyrin's first costume was a tiger suit, which he hand-sewed, following a Simplicity sewing pattern.

When Tyrin discovered furry fandom in early 1996, his original fursona was a lion named Lyonz. Lyonz lasted until the end of the year, when he changed names and became Tyrin, an otter. The name stuck, but Tyrin went back to being a lion most of the time, though occasionally still portrays himself as an otter.

Tyrin's interest in costuming led to him, for a time, working in "character entertainment" at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, playing such characters as Brer Bear, Goofy, and Baloo.[3]


In addition to his first tiger suit, Tyrin has built many fursuits over the years, including:

  • Blue (or K'lan), who debuted at Confurence 2.
  • Checkers, a black-and-white raccoon who debuted at Mephit Furmeet 2 and in 1999 was given as a Christmas present to Ripner.
  • an otter, who was unnamed.
  • Q.T. Rabbit, a white rabbit who was constructed in a week before debuting at Confurence 10. A second, black-and-white version of Q.T. was constructed later.
  • a lion, which Tyrin constructed with the help of TJ Wolf.
  • Bear in Progress, so called because Tyrin was not quite happy with it, who appeared at Anthrocon 2005.
  • Challenger, a pink and white rabbit.


  1. Tyrin on the Fursuit Database. Retrieved October 5, 2007
  2. Tyrin's biography on his webpages. Retrieved October 5, 2007
  3. Tyrin's work as Disney characters, from his webpages. Retrieved October 5, 2007

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