Japan Fursuit Creator’s Competition 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we will hold the Japan Fursuit Creator’s Competition at the next JMoF 2019!

In order to promote fursuit creators/designers at the two points of view: artistic and technical, we set the two purposes: to provide an annual opportunity for publishing their new works and to encourage the refinement and challenge.

Why not show off your new fursuit in front of a large audience? You may enter a fursuit made by you or a team (for example, one designer collaborates with another suit maker), as long as it is based on your own original design.

The grand-prix will be decided by our specially selected panel of expert fursuit creator judges, based on three criteria: design, suit building and technique.

We look forward to your participation with your masterpiece!

When (Tentative)

January 12th (Sat./Day 2), 2019, 10:30 – 11:30

Where (Tentative)

1F Holiday Hall C

Qualification Requirements

  • 1. Your fursuit should be a new one appeared during January 8th (Mon.), 2018, to those days of JMoF 2019.
  • 2. The design should be original.
  • 3. If a fursuit is a collaboration, you can co-submit with coworkers.
  • 4. You must submit the materials listed below for the judges by December 1st (Sat.), 2018.

In addition, you may only apply one fursuit per entry. When your fursuit is a collaboration, we recognize it as the representative follows this rule.

Note: For details about submitting the materials, please see “Submission”.


  • ・Our panel of judges with a rich knowledge about fursuit making will judge your fursuit in terms of design, shape and technique.
  • ・The judges will refer to the following submissions and on-site demonstration on the runway, but the o-site demonstration will serve only as a supplementary explanation of your performance, not the target of judging.
  • ・The best prize will be awarded to the one who is judged to have rich imagination as creator of fursuits and the furry culture.

How to Submit

Please fill out the following application form and send it to us. We will contact you at a later date about how to submit the materials listed below.

Application Period

From September 20th (Thu.) to December 1st (Sat.), 2018

Note: If we got enough creators registered, creators will be picked by a lottery.


Design Reference

Please submit design reference you used for fursuit building. Please abide by the following rules.

  • ・All your images about your design for building the fursuit should be in one volume (e.g. trihedral figure).
  • ・The number of your design reference that can be submitted is 1.
  • ・Your image should be in JPEG/PNG format.

Passionate Points

Please submit materials that explain what you are passionate about fursuit creation. Please abide by the following rules.

  • ・All your images about your passionate points for explanation should be in one volume (e.g. trihedral figure).
  • ・The number of your passionate points that can be submitted is 3.
  • ・Your image should be in JPEG/PNG format.


Please choose or submit BGM you plan to use for your demonstration below.

If You Choose BGM

Please choose from the following. We will provide the following BGM data.

  • ・Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • ・Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars
  • ・Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • ・The Black Eyed Peas – Pump It
  • ・The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
  • ・Denny Schneidemesser – Crayon Dragon

If You Submit BGM

Please abide by the following rules.

  • ・The length of the BGM is at least 2 minutes in general.
  • ・Your BGM should be in MP3/AAC format.
  • ・Generally, we don’t edit your BGM you have submitted.
  • ・Basically, the music starts from 0 second (from the beginning).


  • ・Perform in your fursuit for expression its creativity along the BGM you prepared.
  • ・You got approx. 30 – 60 seconds for the demonstration (tentative).
  • ・Please strike poses at certain 3 points in your demonstration.