Yu spent most of his life as a visual artist, but was first introduced to dance through the Vocaloid fandom at the age of 14. He became involved in the furry fandom and began constructing costumes at 15 upon discovering the existence of fursuits through YouTube videos, including those of fursuit dance. Yu began actively practicing fursuit dance at the age of 18, drawing inspiration from a range of styles including lyrical, modern, hip-hop, J-pop, and breakdancing.
Yu is currently pursuing a college degree. He is also an active cosplayer and participates in anime and manga fandoms.
Yu constructs all of his own fursuits.
He currently owns four fursuits:
- Yu Puffin, his fursona, a blue tufted puffin. The most recent version of this fursuit was completed in January 2016.
- Gundahar, a marine iguana debuted in June 2015.
- Dynamite Zippencrash, a tan, red and blue red river hog completed in the summer of 2017.
- Lobo, a blue Mexican wolf named after Lobo the King of Currumpaw, debuted in January 2018.
Dance Competition Record
|Rainfurrest 2013 Dance Competition||Finalist|
|Rainfurrest 2014 Dance Competition||Did not make finals|
|Furlandia 2016 Dance Competition||3rd|
|Further Confusion 2017 Dance Competition||Did not make finals|
|Vancoufur 2017 Dance Competition||Finalist|
|Vancoufur 2017 Fursuit Floor Wars||Finalist|
|Kerfluffle 5||Round 2|
|Furlandia 2017 Fullsuit Dance Competition||2nd|
|Kerfluffle 6||Round 1|
|Anthro Northwest 2017 Dance Competition||3rd|
|Anthro Northwest 2017 Floor Wars||Finalist|
|RAIn Holiday Party 2017 Dance Competition||1st|
|Furry Down Under 2018 Dance Competition||Finalist|
|Furry Down Under 2018 Floor Wars||Winner|
|Furlandia 2018 Dance Competition||1st|
|Kerfluffle 7||Round 2|
|Alamo City Furry Invasion 2018 Veteran Dance Competition||1st|
Yu has attended:
- Rainfurrest 2013, 2014
- Furlandia 2016, 2017, 2018
- Further Confusion 2017
- Vancoufur 2017
- Anthro Northwest 2017
- Furry Down Under 2018
- Alamo City Furry Invasion 2018
- YuPuffin's profile on Twitter. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- YuPuffin's profile on Instagram. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- https://twitter.com/YuPuffin/status/1000788783493611523 Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- Yu Puffin Full Fursuit v2 on Fur Affinity. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- Gundahar Fursuit on Fur Affinity. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- Dynamite Zippencrash Partial Fursuit on Fur Affinity. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- Lobo Full Fursuit on Fur Affinity. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
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