Furries are people who enjoy roleplaying as anthropomorphic animals, or acting like animals. Many believe that the furry fandom is a form of escapism for people who cannot people who are uncomfortable with day-to-day communications as humans. Others believe that the furry fandom is an underground sex cult for closeted zoophiliacs. Both sides are correct. But for the most part Furries are just like any other cosplayer.
Furries can be grouped into one or more of several categories: Roleplayers, artists, consumers, erotic, and fursuiters.
Fursuiters are furries who enjoy dressing up in costumes similar to
those of mascots. Fursuiters make up only a small percentage of the
fandom- no more than 10%. However, they generally consider themselves
the spokesmen of the fandom, and are therefore what most people
associate with furries. In the spectrum of furriness, erotic fursuiters
are generally considered the extreme.
Furverts( aka Erotic Furries) are erotic furries who enjoy and/or get off to pornographic
furry art. Though not all furries prefer the erotic end of the fandom,
there is usually some underlying tone of eroticism within all furries.