Hiya! chiming in late on this thread... Having been a costumer for a good few years, I have some spiffy tips to help keep yer suit fresh and un-funky (or at least far *less* funky). I personally cannot stand the smell of Febreze or any other fabric softener type product (chemical-based odors make me gag, even Lysol) so after trying a few things I can recommend the following: This is more of an overall care list... 1) Wash and dry yourself THOROUGHLY before you even think about putting that thing on (and wear deodorant!). Having less skin debris and sweat on you before suiting means that much less that will adhere to the foam and fabric to provide a growth medium for scuzz. 2) After wearing, spray everything on the inside surfaces with a 50/50 mix of Everclear (grain alcohol= non-toxic, no residue) and tap water in a schpritz bottle. This will help kill anything that might decide to take up residence in there like mold and bacteria. The alcohol also helps the drying process immensely as it will help pull the water out of the foam. Spot-check your suit for compatibility in a few hidden places first to make sure the ethanol doesn't make anything stain, run or come apart (it should not affect most fake furs or adhesives, I've never had a problem). This is also a good way to remove minor stains from the exterior without ruining the pile of the fur. 3) When you finally do take your suit off, and it's soaked in hot, sticky sweat, dry it under a fan IMMEDIATELY! I wear full-body suits with a ton of padding and they absorb enough sweat to practically wring out- Prop the pieces like the sleeves that are prone to collapsing open with debris (cardboard, or bits of wooden dowel and blow the air -through- the suit. This will strongly discourage the growth of organisms and keep the stank from happening nearly so fast. Generally if I put it under a big box fan when I go to bed at a con it's completely dry by the next morning, and smells just fine despite repeated wearings. Then, when it's completely dry, brush the fur surfaces out with a soft, blunt-tipped hairbrush to fluff 'em back up. Nothing is gonna get every bit of funk out of your fur, but this will go a long way to extending your suit's long term wearability.