“Textured fandom,” which as indicated by a few specialists goes back at any rate to the mid 1980s, can take diverse structures, from individuals paying particular tribute to darling adolescence Saturday-morning-toon characters to those who’ve made an extraordinary creature change personality for themselves. The principal genuine fuzzy tradition was in 1989. At this point, related exercises both on-and disconnected have become far reaching enough to justify the expression “way of life” for those adequately contributed.
(Also, contribute they do, since specially crafted textured suits can cost a great many dollars.) But many keep their association mystery, and lean toward that others do likewise.