[YES] Taoru Panda Head by TwinkyArts

General InformationGives some information about the item and the person writing the review.


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: TaoruPanda

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yep

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, we speak quite regularly

Wear Time

15 hours at Eurofurence – and about 40 hours since then, maybe even more
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

panda
Filed under Ursidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1000 USD including shipping
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

November 13, 2015

Buy/Commission Date
First contact was 30 Dec 2014 – 24 Jan 2015 sent full payment
Completion/Ship Date
June 2015
Item Completion Time (?)

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

Please note that this review has been transferred from an older service.
Because of this, the questions and format differ from other reviews on this site.

HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.

How satisfied are you with the fit of the head?
Is it too tight or loose? Does anything poke you, stab you, make it uncomfortable to wear? Is it lined comfortably?
The fit of the head is really well. I’ve re-done my measurements 3 times just to be sure.
I have to take out my own lip ring for it to fit perfect but thats my mistake, never told her I had one

How is the ventilation?
Can you breathe well? Is the mask stuffy? Does the air circulate through your head?
Ventilation was something I had to get used to. Due to the cute tongue, the ventilation is allot different from my old head. But im not dying and can suit for about 5 hours with no real problems

How is the vision?
Can you see well in front of you? Is there a large blind spot? Do you have to turn your head to see? (Note: most suits do not have peripheral vision)
Vision is brilliant but I cannot look at my feet, so stairs are REALLY scary all of a sudden. It’s due to the big muzzle, but hey! Im a panda! We fall of stairs!

How is the symmetry?
Are the eyes or ears lopsided? Are the markings symmetrical per character design?
Symmetry = love 🙂 Haven’t found any a-symmetrical bits

Is the shaving even?
Can you see the backing? Is it choppy? Is the transition to long fur what you were looking for?
I cannot see the backing, but the shaving in spots is a bit off, but that’s fixed with a good brush up. It’s not something im bothered about

How satisfied are you with the expression and overall appearance of the head?
I like the fact that he looks different from many angles. I can look tough, cute, happy and cool all at the same time!

 

OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.

How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matches the concept art?
If there was no concept art, please state N/A
The head was allot bigger than I expected, but not that that is a bad thing. The visual art is more of a concept than the final THIS IS IT so i am happy

How satisfied are you with how well everything fits together and matches up?
Do you markings match up at the seams? Are the colors consistent?
The only thing is that the short fur is Ivory and the longer fur (neck and cheekfeathers) is white-white. This isnt really visable until a picture get’s a heavy photoshop edit. So no real bother there

How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker for a quote?
In the beginning I was annoyed, as I was really excited and they didnt had any Trello/Scrum board to see the progress of their projects. It made me quite anxious as it’s allot of money we’re talking about

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
It differed from time to time. Sometimes it was super fast, other times I had to wait a few days *shrug* i blame timezones

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
They are super duper friendly but u can notice from their e-mails when they are stacked up in work, It scared me in the beginning but I let go of it

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Done early! or mostly right on time

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
9,5/10

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
8,5/10

Rating

FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
This review has been marked with a positive rating.
This means the reviewer would recommend TwinkyArts.


Final Comments

8,5/9 out of 10

The pro’s are:
– She really works well from reference pictures and Really tries to find the right shape for your species
– Every head is carved from the start; so no Copy+Paste – mold heads
– She is willing to change things in your ref or add details you didnt even think about
– They are super adorable
– You’ll be part of a growing family!

Cons
– No progress to be found until she starts posting pictures on twitter


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