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Claws Fur A Cause

These fursuits help young artists achieve their dreams - read how!

The Puppetry Institute of Santacruz California is a non-profit art school that aims to make creativity accessible to all!

 

Our scholarship program allows us to offer FREE classes to youth experiencing financial hardship or other challenges - and gives them the materials, workshop space, and personal instruction to create their dream projects!

 

These partial fursuits were designed and created by the resident teaching artists at The Puppetry Institute. All proceeds after material costs go into our scholarship fund, which in turn allows us to buy materials and keep the workshop open.

Make an offer!

Send bids through our email forum
or check us out at Further Confusion's Art Gallery January 12th-16th

All proceeds go to our nonprofit art classes!

Maine Coon Cat
With Robotic Cos-tail

Includes:

- Fursuit head

- 5-finger glove paws

- Robotic Cos-tail

- Badge Art

$850 OBO

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Dire Wolf
With Robotic Cos-tail

Includes:

- Fursuit head

- 5-finger glove paws

- Robotic Cos-tail

- Badge Art

$850 OBO

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Gumdrop Gazelle

Includes:

- Fursuit head

- Hoof Gloves

- Tail

- Badge Art

SOLD!

Green Forest Drake

Includes:

- Fursuit head

- Toony Dragon Claws

- Tail

- Badge Art

$750 OBO

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All proceeds go to our scholarship fund!

Your bids help kids create their own dream puppets, cosplays. fursuits and art!

Why fursuits?

 

At the puppetry institute, we love creativity in all its beautiful, whimsical, fantastical, spooky, goofy, or cuddly forms - and we've had more than a few furries of all ages step through our doors.

 

We work directly with students and provide the tools, materials, and technical guidance needed to take what's in their head and make it a reality! Students feel empowered by being able to bring their characters into the real world with their own hands and learn practical skills in the process.

 

Fursuits are part artistic process, and part performance art. Fursuits are especially beloved by some of our neurodiverse youth; who often experience a higher amount of pressure to hide who they are at school or in other social situations. When students build and perform under the guise of characters from their own imaginations - they are able to express themselves more fully and with less anxiety. At The Puppetry Institute we believe Creative self expression is a powerful outlet for emotional healing and growth.

 

We love furries for being their wild, creative, unique selves!