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->''Beatrice Bright is for animal rights--\\
She's waiting for Animal Day to arrive.\\
And though you see her\\
In her new fox fur,\\
The fox that she wears is still'' alive.
-->-- "Warmhearted" by '''Creator/ShelSilverstein'''

Basically when a character (most often a woman) is wearing one or more fur-bearing animals like a fur.

This is usually done to show a close relationship between an owner and pet that the pet would do this, or as a joke where TheReveal is that the garment is of living animals.

This also nicely averts FurAndLoathing, unless the animals are enslaved to do this.

A SubTrope of PrettyInMink, ImprovisedClothes.

A SisterTrope to ItsFakeFurItsFine (in averting the implications of real fur), FeatherBoaConstrictor (wearing a snake similarly).

Contrast CruellaToAnimals.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* In a fairly creepy Hanes [=ComfortBlend=] commercial, a man wears live kittens instead of a shirt. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI_cy9hK7XI See it here]].
* Similarly, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWKPEYKKXSA this ad for cat treats]] involves a man's two fuzzy cats attaching themselves to his ankles and being mistaken for boots.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'':
** In an episode, Usagi uses the Disguise Pen to put herself in fancy clothes for sneaking in a posh reception... and she wears a disgruntled Luna around her neck as a fur stole.
** In the opening sequence for the ''S'' movie, Minako tries on several outfits in a retail shop. The last one is a super-revealing dress... and she's wearing a fastidiated Artemis as a stole.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In a one-page gag from ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs''[='=] "Romeo and Smurfette", one of the Smurfs tries to give what Smurfette thinks is a fur stole, only that it turns out to be a hairy caterpillar.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In one early ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Limekiller's ex-wife has tracked him down to the eponymous backwater, and is commenting on the inhabitants, saying they are.. "Provincial". Her fur coat[[note]]It could be a fox ''or'' a weasel[[/note]] pops to life and snarls "PEASANTS!!"
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Enkefru Stengelføhn-Glad of ''WesternAnimation/PinchcliffeGrandPrix'' wears a fox around her neck which is obviously alive enough to bob its head in accord to the music.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' went through loads of character designs in its DevelopmentHell, one even giving Elsa a [[http://bemusedlybespectacled.tumblr.com/post/69772064494/visual-development-work-for-frozen-part-2 coat of live ermines]].
* A strange case in ''Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles'', where the Minimoy King's royal apparel includes a (quite living) white ferret-like creature clinging to him to simulate a long beard.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/GhostbustersII'' has a freaky scene where the evil slime terrorizes New York, and one poor lady in a fur coat has it come alive, turning into a pack of pissed-off minks!
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Nanny Ogg takes her cat Greebo to the opera in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', and wears him around her neck. Someone later comments that her fur stole is eating someone's food in another seat.
-->'''Nanny:''' I happen to believe in beauty without cruelty.
* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' books, there's a live genetically-engineered fur blanket that "feeds" on light, so it doesn't even have a head, and appears nonliving until it's touched. Knowing that it's alive ends up being a plot point.
* In ''[[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]]'' the Geroons come aboard the ''Chaf Envoy'' wearing furs. [[spoiler:When they reveal themselves as the [[PlanetLooters planet-looting]] Vagaari, they remove stasis devices from the furs, which come to life as vicious animals that the Vagaari promptly sic on the Chiss delegation.]]
* In Harry Harrison's ''Literature/WestOfEden'', the [[LizardFolk Yilanč]] use a fur-bearing animal as a cloak. One spin-off, set during a particularly bad cold snap, has one lament "We can't breed our cloaks fast enough!"
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'', the teenage girl Charlene gets a stole which is a real mink-like creature. The stole is very snooty and starts telling her which friends are not high-class enough to be friends of "theirs". In the end Charlene decides some fashions just aren't worth it.
* Once in ''Series/{{Mongrels}}'', Nelson spends some time pretending to be a fox stole for some celebrity in order to retrieve his girlfriend's corpse that she had been wearing.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* A number of trainers show such costumes made of ferrets, often with a fox collar. Just search for "ferret coat" on YouTube.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ELiTfyqOqg Walking the streets in a ferret coat]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB0jml3iLBc Schmarlovski Circus]], with AudienceParticipation.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', when the Carrington sisters are shipwrecked, one of the things they get the animals to do are wrap around their shoulders to keep them warm.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Patricia Roland of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games wears a coat of her pet foxes, who then come loose and help her in some tasks. The silver fox on her neck even acts as an ExpressiveAccessory.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/LegendOfBill'', the inept BarbarianHero comes up with this arrangement while stuck in the high mountains without a blanket. Unfortunately, the animals mutiny as they are offended by the smell.
* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', Kell's mother, Elanor, tries day trading, and [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/1999/kk1110.html makes enough]] to actually [[ConspicuousConsumption pay minks to be a coat for her]]. She later makes a bad stock and trades it for a BankruptcyBarrel.
* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp01292002.shtml after Choo-Choo Bear peed on Davan's scarf]], he still finds a wearable pink scarf, one with a face.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Run Run Away", Candace [[ImagineSpot imagines herself being a model]], and we see a shot of her in {{Fashion Magazine}}s, including one where she is wearing a white cat around her neck.
* In Catwoman's first appearance in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', she is carrying her cat, Isis, around her neck, to help in one of her thefts.
* In one ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoon, the Panther, having blow-dried his fur fluffy, crashes a banquet by letting himself be worn as a stole.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "The Unbearable Bear", a bear cop presents his wife a live fox (who'd been trying to rob their house) around her neck, in order to cheer her up after he'd woken her up trying to catch the robber. When the fox starts to come to, the cop hits him on the head to knock him out again.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Gargamel's Sweetheart", Evelyn the witch wears her pet weasel around her neck like a stole.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** In the episode, "Prom-ise Her Anything", Elmyra wore Furrball as a sash as part of her prom outfit.
** In the short, "Fur-Gone Conclusion" from the episode, "Rainy Daze", Babs, as Buffy Vanderbunny, wears a Baby Seal as a sash in order to save him from [[FurAndLoathing being skinned alive]] by Gotcha Grabmore. She even tells her that wearing live animals is the latest fashion.
* In an older WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon, a bear trying to escape hunters disguises himself as the bearskin rug in a hunter(Donald, natch)'s cabin. After Donald finally leaves, it turns out the original rug, which the bear had stuffed in a trunk, was another bear who had the idea first.
* In the ''MerrieMelodies'' cartoon ''Fox Pop'' (1942), a fox overhears a radio announcement that fox furs are fashionable that season. The fox immediately imagines a woman wearing him, wrapped (alive) around her neck.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a "TreehouseOfHorror" segment that parodied ''TheIslandOfDrMoreau'', where Dr. Hibbert transformed several characters into animals. One scene had him wearing a fox around his neck, which was actually a transformed Mr. Burns.
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