[YES] Soupy’s 4-Fingered Paws by Made By Muttmix

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: spookyspooks

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

I’ve made and own two partial suits, and have helped work on another two, as well as help refurbish friend’s suits.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yup!

Wear Time

40+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Handpaws
Style: N/A
Shipped From: USA

Species

dog
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

110 USD
Filed under $200 and under.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

January 31, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
September 2015
Completion/Ship Date
November 2015
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Soupy’s 4-fingered paws

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.

How satisfied are you with how the hands and feet fit? These paws are comfy! They’re HUGE but I love massive paws, and I’m sure they’d look more in proportion to a fullsuit or larger partial (they’re larger than my fursuits face, hahaha, but my head is really small compared to most other heads, including heads from this maker).

How is the quality and durability? P good! They seem super sturdy and are really professional looking. Vinyl paw-pads and claws are securely attached. My only issue (which I just discovered yesterday) is a small popped seam between two of the fingers, but I can fix that pretty easily.

What is the interior like? They aren’t lined which means I’m still pulling out a ton of loose fur/lint after each wear, but they’re still comfy. There are some mysterious symbols written on the inside of the fur (which I’m assuming are to help patterning) but they don’t bother me.

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

How is the symmetry? p good.

Is the shaving These weren’t shaven, instead the maker just used two different lengths of fur which I love (i think, unless they did shave them, and if so, wow good job).

How does the fur feel and look? It’s the SOFTEST FUR EVER. Super white and super nice.

How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used? Pretty satisfied! The paw-pads and claws are vinyl which feels and looks really nice. They’re a little darker blue than my ref but that’s fine. I’ve tried finding the correct color vinyl myself and haven’t had any success yet, haha. They get pretty brittle if they get really cold, but that’s my fault for trying to fursuit in sub-zero weather because the rest of my fursuit wasn’t too happy about being super cold either, lol.

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?
Satisfied! They’re a whiter-white than the rest of my suit which is noticeable if I put my paw next to my head (which makes my head look crazy dirty, haha) but I didn’t specify which white I’d wanted so that’s my bad. Like I said before the blue is a little dark, but it’s not a huge deal.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Satisfied!

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?
Super easy! I noted them and they responded within a few minutes.

Maker Response Time

How long did it take them to respond?
Usually within the day.

Maker Professionalism

They were super friendly and professional.
How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Really satisfied, especially for someone who had such a huge queue at the time, haha.

Project Completion Time

I was a little worried towards the end that they wouldn’t make my deadline (MFF, 12/4) because they weren’t finished until a few days earlier. They would have made it on time however the maker’s post office decided to forget the package in their office, ha. It was overnighted to the hotel and it was all good in the end 🙂

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 Made by Muttmix.


Final Comments

I did have two small issues with the paws. Looking closely between the fingers, the black thread they used is pretty noticeable especially with the white fur. When washing the paws there was some pink dye from the fabric marker that seeped out from under the paw-pads, but it came out easily with water and the maker said they’ve since stopped using that pen, so no biggie.

This maker is super cool and their work is really nice. My only con would be that they might but it a little too close with the deadlines, but because I had them for the con in the end, it was all good! 🙂

I’d totally recommend working with them if you’re looking for someone who’s friendly and professional.


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