[NO] Fen Flux Digitigrade Fullsuit by Fuzzworks

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: FenFlux

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

yes

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes

Wear Time

10 minutes
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

endari
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$2000 USD for the suit, + $177 USD postage
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

NO – MULTIPLE deadlines were passed


Date of Review

January 21, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
August 2014
Completion/Ship Date
December 2015
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product


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


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

Not at all satisfied.
The opening is way too tight and is a struggle to get on and off. I need to take ear piercings out before attempting to put it on. It is quite snug inside and it is heavy. The ears are shaved weirdly, making them look as though they don’t really belong on the head when seen from the back. Also, one tooth fell out at a light touch and another has since fallen out.
My eyes sit right at the bottom of the suit eyes, unless I wear the head wrong (making it look as though I’m permanently looking downwards). Because of this, there is a green haze over everything and it is slightly blurry. Other than that, there is no huge blind spot (only a small ish one).
It is heavy and there is very little ventilation. The muzzle is solid except for a tiny slit.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

The only thing that stands out as not being symmetrical is the hair, which is quite wonky and made from an oddly shaped tuft of fur.
The shaving seems even enough. The main problem is the ears. They go straight to short fur. So there is no smooth transition from the head to the ears. The light grey fur goes onto where the dark grey and green/blue should be and is long, which is in sharp contrast to the rest of the ear. They are also extremely rigid, making storage difficult.
It matches the concept art.
I am mostly satisfied with the expression and overall appearance of the head, aside from the ears.

Special Attachments and Features Information about any special or unique features this piece has with regard to the reviewer's satisfaction of them.

The maker initially said that they would be using UV reactive fur for parts.
I just checked and this is not the case.

BodyGives information about the main body of the costume. If reviewing a separate set of pants/legs or torso, the answers would also go in this section.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

I cannot even zip it up without fear of busting a seam. It was made too small for me.
The leg and arm lengths are correct (although a little tight) but the torso length is too short, making it really hard to get into and giving me virtually no movement.

I have already found a few holes on the body where the maker has stitched too close to the fur. Resulting in holes.
I can hardly move without fear of completely destroying the suit.

The interior is lined with some sort of tights in the legs and is otherwise unlined. It is not messy on the inside.

Airflow is average. There is little airflow in the legs as there is a lot of padding down there.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

It looks good from the outside. the fur feels nice and soft.
I am satisfied with the appearance

Special Attachments and Features Information about any special or unique features this piece has with regard to the reviewer's satisfaction of them.

There are tights/underarmour legs sewn in.
It is a little tight, but wearable.

Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

I am completely dissatisfied with the hands and feet.
The feet are uncomfortable, very heavy and a claw fell off one at a light touch.
The tops of the feet dig into my feet.
The left hand does not fit me at all due to an injury. The maker was made completely aware of this and made no accommodation.
The right hand fits, but is kind of tight.
The interior looks good.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

I am satisfied with the symmetry. Though the hands should not be identical due to my injury.
The shaving on the finger tips is choppy/sharp. The fur seems to just end at the finger tips, like they’ve gotten scissors and cut the fur short that way.
The fur feels and looks good.
The colours are great.

TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

I am satisfied with the tail, for the most part. It holds its shape well and its straps hold its weight.
The only problem I have with the tail is that it holds its shape using an aluminium core. I would have preferred foam.
Due to the aluminium, it is hard to sit down. The only problem with putting it on is due to the body suit being too tight.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

I am satisfied with the appearance.
It does look a little lumpy from some angles due to the aluminium core.

 

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


Product Satisfaction How satisfied the reviewer is with the overall look and feel of the costume in its entirety.

How was your concept art realized?

How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matches the concept art?
Very satisfied, though I had to get a few things changed due to being made slightly wrong.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Everything seems to match up really nicely.

Overall Project Quality

Dissatisfied.
Claws and teeth have fallen out. There are holes. Ventilation is bad.

Purchase Process Details the interactions between the customer/reviewer and the maker of the item with regard to the buying process.

Initial Contact

How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker for a quote?
Satisfied.
Initial contact was easy.

Maker Response Time

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
I was not at all satisfied.
After they received the DTD, I tried to contact them repeatedly over a few months. I had to resort to publicly posting on their facebook wall.
Afterwards, response time was average.

Maker Professionalism

Were they pleasant to work with?
They were not pleasant to work with.
They were to start with, but got really rude when I wanted aspects of the suit changed.
They made an error with the nose colour and the ear markings. When I asked them to change this, they were rude about it, stating I was wrong.
They were rude about all my problems with the suit. Blaming almost everything on me.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Completely dissatisfied.
The maker was repeatedly rude and made excuses as to why my suit wasn’t being worked on and why things were wrong.

Project Completion Time

Deadlines were downright refused on multiple occasions. It was hinted that my suit would be completed by my birthday and also “in the next few months” several times. None of these “deadlines” were met. When I tried to make deadlines several times after being unhappy with the time it was taking, they were refused. Eventually they agreed to a deadline of Dec 1 2015 that they did meet.

Rating

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

NO!
This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend Fuzzworks unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

I was completely dissatisfied with this suit and the process of getting it. It is an utter disappointment.
It took 16 months to complete, in which time the maker completed another commissioner’s suit in the space of a month (and they paid long after me). The maker was rude and broke their TOS regularly, which resulted in me making my own TOS and having him agree to them. He broke that TOS multiple times too.
The maker was hard to work with, rude and gave excuses as to why the ear markings and nose colour were done wrong (This has since been fixed), even stating that makers don’t need to use the dropper tool to get the correct colour.
I had to fight to get my suit completed on multiple occasions.
The final product was a complete disappointment. Not only did it not fit, but the quality was sub par. When this was bought to the attention of the maker, I was blamed for the body not fitting, they refused to acknowledge flaws in the quality.
I have been blocked on both facebook and Furaffinity so no further communication can occur.

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