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Poodling, full Fursuit poodling, is a term coined by the fursuiting community[1][2] to identify the action of those fursuiters who show some or all of their human skin on purpose while wearing a fursuit or costume, normally in partial/half-suit mode.[3][4]

Some fursuiters are against this type of behavior, as they feel it "ruins the magic" for those non-suited con attendants, while those who are fine with it are against this perceived gatekeeping of the act.[5]


Poodling actions due to emergencies (i.e heat-related) are allowed, and because of them, most furry conventions will have a designated area, normally called the "headless lounge", to accommodate breaks for the performer.

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  1. What is Fursuit Poodling? article on the Costuming, Cosplay & Costume Clubs 101 website. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  2. What is FURSUIT POODLING? video on Youtube. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  3. Poodling article on Fanlore. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  4. What The Heck Is 'Poodling'?? post on the Fur Affinity Forums. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  5. People who get angry/want to enforce rules that ban poodling, hear me out- you kinda suck. post on Reddit. Retrieved May 29, 2021.

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