Hello! My name is JoJo. My mate, Janie, and I run Alpha Suits.
We’ve both been in the fandom since around 2010. Since then, we’ve seen fursuit prices (and quality) reach new levels. At the start, we were excited about being able to afford a pretty snazzy suit for less than or around $1k. This wasn’t completely out of reach for us, and a little saving made it possible. However, as the years went on, those prices ballooned to about $2500 or MORE for a quality suit.
Why is this?
Well, the quality has gone up. General inflation, and sure, material prices have gone up slightly, but overall, we couldn’t wrap our heads around it. Making these suits takes less than a month for those that charge $3k, but their queues go into the nearly year-long wait category. That’s an uphill battle for most people.
So! As soon as we had the space, we decided, “Hey, why not try our paws at it and see how much it costs & how long it takes and go from there?” What we found out was that making fursuits gave us time to work together and feel good about creating something special for someone else. Our mission was always to provide an accessible product to as many furs as possible. After creating our first suit, we knew this was what we wanted to pursue.
Now Alpha Suits is here.
We’re here to redefine the balance of cost and quality. We love our fellow makers and respect their time, but our biggest form of payment is the joy we get when we see you enjoy your fursuit. That kind of profit is invaluable.
Be an Alpha.