I haven't been able to get EarthEternal to work since my computer's too old.
And to all the people clamoring for a "decent" furry game, I give you this:
It's still in early development, but I've seen the guys working on this in person, and it's rocking.
Here's my honest answer: People are afraid of the unknown.
Now, I don't know how much exposure your mom has had to the fandom; perhaps she saw CSI or Tyra Banks or something. What's more than likely is that she doesn't have a clue what the tail is about, and that scares her. She makes up all...
I know for a fact that cheap, single-color zentai suits can be purchased ultra cheap off Ebay. As for the shiny-smooth kigurumi mask, dunno. Ebay (and Google Shopping) also good for the wig.
IMHO, a much more feasible and certainly cheaper method than even the simplest of fursuits.
Uh, yes I have. I was very careful about avoiding the "dark side," as it were, and now I have the problem of a rampantly innocent furry on my hands.
And by rampantly innocent, I mean they don't even know what 4chan is.
Believe it or not, milk jug plastic can be just the thing. Use that bodysuit idea (they're like $20 on Ebay and leave zero skin exposed), then cut and trim panels to your heart's content. A little hot water helps to bend certain parts into shape.
Scrounge in your recycle bin and experiment!
For those really, really big eyes, if your head can accomodate them without looking odd, go for this option. JoAnn Fabrics (and just about every other craft store I know of) sells clear plastic Christmas ornaments that separate in half. Painting the inside of them gives you very glossy and...
Whoa, sheesh, you guys. Chill out maybe?
My sis, unfortunately, is like that. And I am not.
The best I can do is make sure she gets a good fursuit, keep her away from the cameras, and otherwise accept the idea. I mean, have you ever tried to rock a solid foundation? She's not gonna change, just...
Well, I pulled off going to AC for under $80, and that's guessing high. I was pretty miserly, though (didn't have to pay for a hotel room or travel expenses, just the badge and lunch and art and stuff), so YMMV. But that's a good idea of how much cash you'll need.
I'd rather go for cybernetics, it's less messy and would certainly deal with the issue of being a social outcast.
The only downside I'd see are all the news agencies that would try to do a "human interest" story on me, and trying to get through airport security.
But if I did go for a "real"...