PITTSBURGH,None — Dressed in their animal costumes, the "furries" took over downtown Pittsburgh this weekend.
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The "furries" were in town for the annual Anthrocon convention, the world's largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are human-like animal characters.
Thousands of "furries" come every year in June and cause quite a stir on the streets on Pittsburgh. Most people stop and stare. Some even take photos with the "furries."
You may be wondering, what is a furry? Click here for a description on Anthrocon's website.
On Thursday, Channel 11 hit the streets and spoke with some of the "furries."
"It's part of expressing yourself physically and emotionally. It's an alter-ego. It has a lot to do with art," said a furry who said she was dressed as a monster.
"A lot of my personality traits fit a husky. I love being cold. I love being outside. I'm usually pretty loyal to people," said the husky furry.
Channel 11 asked the husky and his friend what they do at the convention. They said they socialize and check out the art.
Channel 11 also caught up with the "bandit wolf" from New York. He didn't talk but gave Pittsburgh and the convention two thumbs up.
The convention took place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Thursday through Sunday.