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The first Feliform Labs project: an ocelot fursuit

A photo of an ocelot
An ocelot

To demonstrate our animatronic technology, Feliform Labs is developing a full ocelot fursuit. This is an ambitious project that will not happen quickly, but the end result will be impressive.

Why an ocelot?

Ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) are medium-sized felines found in South America, Central America, Mexico, and some parts of the soutwestern United States.

The species decision was mainly based on personal preference, but some other factors contributed. Ocelots have interesting fur markings with an unusual amount of variety, incorporating spots, stripes, and bordered areas of color. At the same time, ocelots are relatively obscure both in the Furry fandom and among the general population. According to the Fur Science survey results, ocelots accounted for only about 0.18% of fursonas. A high-quality ocelot fursuit would help spread awareness of another interesting species.

Planned features

This fursuit will have the best aesthetic and comfort features seen in today's suits:

In addition, we will incorporate the results of some of our animatronics research:

Timeline

We are currently developing ideas, researching construction techniques, and starting the design and prototyping of some animatronic components. There is much more to learn before the actual construction begins. We plan to have the fursuit finished and ready to show off by January 2020. Updates will be posted in the news section.