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Tom Broadbent Exposes the Lives of Animal Costume Characters

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Feb 6, 2013 • References: tombroadbent and beautifuldecay
Exposing the secret, everyday lives of 'Furries,' photographer Tom Broadbent sets up scenarios of what the typical animal costume characters get up to when no one is watching.

Portraying these furry creatures doing normal activities such as playing video games, gardening and playing card games gives them human-like characteristics. This is highly ironic because these costumes are intentionally designed to disguise the human who wears them, transforming them into an animal for a day. Day-to-day activities become a subject of interest as they seem bizarre and out of place when done by giant fake critters.

The animal costume characters captured by Tom Broadbent start to get creepy when the viewer realizes they are people disguised as animals disguised as people.