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Spirit Hoods: Are you a member of the Tribe?

Ke$ha, Katy Perry & More Rock ‘Spirit Hoods’ and get their Furry on. Spirit Hoods are the new fashion trend sweeping the west coast and rapidly moving east.

Gee guys…we in the Furry community have been ahead of the curve!

Spirit Hoods were inspired by people who were wearing ears, tails and other “faux fur” accessories at festivals like Burning Man and Cochella. Each of the designs represents a “spirit animal”. Each animal’s traits are listed, for example “Nasty Rabbit” is “Trickster » Articulate » Lucky” and “Wolf” is “Loyal » Social » Teacher” with a matching description.

It’s not just the new must have fashion accessory, it is actually helping a cause. they have partnered with some non-profits, where a portion of the profits from their “Product Blue” items goes toward saving an endangered animal.

The Spirit Hoods collection features a variety of animal styles, all of which craftily mimic the fur colors rather accurately.  They’ve got grizzlies, several varieties of wolves, lions, pandas and more — even a “nasty rabbit.”  All hoods come with ears, so it should make for some interesting silhouette while you strut about a dark club (or stumble home after a bender).

The standard design comes with paws that fall down to around the waist area, which you can use as a scarf or a place to wipe all that catsup in your hands after eating fries.  They also offer a “half” model for some of the designs, which cuts off the arms, leaving just the hood over your head.

We don’t know how a Spirit Hood will go with your regular dress style.  They look crazy good, though.  Prices start at $69 for the half models and $129 for the pawed designs.



There is even a kids line

The non-profits that benefit are as follows:

Product Blue

The Spirit Hoods Family is pro wildlife! We are a big supporter of all animals all over the world, and to concentrate our efforts and make sure your donated dollars go to the right place, we’ve created “Product Blue.” When you purchase a Spirit Hood that contains the logo below you are automatically donating a portion of proceeds to help fund a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to helping your particular animal.
Visit SpiritHoods Kids

Polar Bears International

Polar Bears International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of the polar bear and its habitat. By promoting awareness through research, stewardship, and education they hope to help keep these animals on the planet.

Snow Leopard Conservancy

The unintended activities of humans have increasingly threatened the survival of one of earths most elegant wild cats, the Snow Leopard. It’s now up to us to help support these majestic animals and their fight for survival.

Wolf Hollow

Wolves are still a very threatened species in North America and all over the world. A non-profit organization established in 1990, Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible and teaches people about the importance of the wolf in the wild. www.wolfhollowipswich.org

Pandas International

The Giant Panda is such a delightful and captivating animal, it is also one of the most endangered. The best estimates place the number of wild pandas at approximately 1,600. Pandas International is exclusively devoted to the Giant Panda, and with your help are making an impact on their recovery!

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14 responses

  1. Miloh

    I’m not really sure how I feel about these.
    At first I was like, “We wore those before they were cool and were made fun of for wearing them! GAAHHHH!”
    Who knows, maybe people will find the furry fandom because of these.
    As long as it’s going to a good cause and they aren’t made of real fur, I’ll be glad to see people with one on.

    April 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    • I’m gonna e-mail them @ pr@spirithoods.com and ask them to acknowledge that we kind of started this.

      April 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      • Rainstar

        Hell yea. Do it

        April 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

  2. Those are mad expensive, though! I don’t want to pay almost 130$ for something I can easily make myself.

    April 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm

  3. It’s pretty cool i guess. I just don’t like that (I haven’t personally) but if anyone wore a hat with ears before, they would get laughed at, and now it’s suddenly the cool hipster thing to do? This’ll probably lead to tails sometime soon, and THAT will be when it gets fun. For now, this has been done before for a long time now, so it’s nothing special.

    April 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

  4. Rainstar

    Great. I can’t speak for the rest of you, but as for me… I’m in the fandom partially because it is different and fun. In fact, fun is the root of the entire fandom. I enjoy wearing tails, ears, etc. because no one who isn’t a fur or an anime freak wears them! Now, with “Spirit Hoods” all over the country, it won’t be long until we get a truckload of people going, “Hmm… The “Furry Fandom?” I’ve never heard of that. But they have things kind of like Spirit Hoods so I’m in! Let’s comment on everything that I can! And as quickly as I can!”

    We need to invent a term for fake furs. Like “Wigger” or something. We’re gonna need it if this gets much worse.

    April 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    • Steveredd

      well us becoming mainstream will happen and will be a problem. Real furries will know we accept anyone and tolerate damn near anything. Normal people however will probably stand out just because they will be head-tilting at random furs snuggling and scrithcing at cons.

      April 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

    • Steveredd

      well us becoming mainstream will happen and will be a problem. Real furries will know we accept anyone and tolerate damn near anything. Normal people however will probably stand out just because they will be head-tilting at random furs snuggling and scrithcing at cons.

      April 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

      • Rainstar

        True, sir. Very true. That still does not mean that it is any less annoying.

        April 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

  5. Sleet

    I always imagined furry dress would be some sort of subversive “in” thing at some point. Since seeing tails at Hot Topic, I was even more confident it would happen. This only makes it seem even more inevitable.

    April 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm

  6. Reian

    You need to go get the Conan O’Brian clip of him wearing a spirit hood!

    April 13, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  7. Tikaani

    wow….i got one to those at a farmers market for twenty bucks about a month and a half ago…apparently i’m really ahead of the curve ;P

    April 14, 2011 at 4:38 am

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