Yearly furry meeting in Mesa mixes art, animal costumes and Zumba

Yearly furry meeting in Mesa mixes art, animal costumes and Zumba

Samantha Shepler leads her Zumba class during the Arizona Fur Con in Mesa on Oct. 26, 2019 saturday. (Picture: BrieAnna J. Frank/The Republic)

Those who choose to liven up in elaborate animal costumes and accept “fursonas” collected in Mesa this for Arizona Fur Con weekend.

One participant within the furry subculture compared it to putting on a costume for Halloween. Read more