The 'furry' movement gaining popularity in Mexico
17 July 2012 Last updated at 14:09 BST
The northern Mexican city of Monterrey has become home to dozens of 'furries' or 'fursuiters' - people who dress up as cartoon animals.
They say their hobby is a light-hearted way to express love for animals and that their handmade costumes give them confidence.
David Cuen reports.