[OK] Koi Dragon Premade Partial by BioPelt

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: Kelo.

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, this is my first suit.

Informed Maker of Issues

I did not tell the maker about any of the issues because I fixed them myself or they were unfix-able.

Wear Time

8 hours best estimate
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

koi dragon
Filed under Aquatic, Dracontine

Made in Year

Transaction Information

695.18 USD
Filed under $501 - $999.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

February 22, 2016

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

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.

The mask fits wonderfully: its a little snug putting it on but once it gets over my head it’s awesome! The ventilation is awful. The mouth doesn’t open very wide and that’s the only outlet for fresh air. I bought a fan and installed it myself and WITH the fan I can wear it longer. Without the fan I could only wear it MAYBE 20 minutes before I needed a break. The vision is alright. The only thing about it is when you’re wearing it that’s when you can notice the eyes are uneven and without my glasses it causes me to use my left eye more than my right, I have to turn my head a bit, so when I take the suit off I feel a bit cross eyed. I wish this was caught before the suit was finished.

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

The shaving is a little choppy around the top of the head but I don’t mind because it gives her a scruffy look. Some markings are a little harder to distinguish and made designing a reference sheet easy enough to follow a bit difficult. Some of the airbrushing was also smeared down into the white of the cheek and it made her look like she had “blush”. The fur is also crunchy where it was airbrushed. There is also glue stuck on her lips that I cannot get off. The pupils of the eyes could’ve been painted a little darker and were gray when I received it but I fixed this myself. There was also some stitching missing under the left ear where the foam was exposed (approximately 2 inches long). I know another customer who had this same issue on their head as well. I am satisfied with her despite these minor issues.

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

The tongue is adorable the way it sticks out as well as the little feelers/whiskers on her face. I also adore the gills on the sides of her head.

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 only received hand paws with my partial and they are a little big. They came with finger stuffers to help full up the hands but I prefer to wear them without them anyways. There was a tear or some missed stitching in the palm area on my right hand paw, I fixed this myself.

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

The paws are adorable! the detail on them is awesome. They have red felt webbing between the fingers and are fluffy. The markings on them as well are brilliant.

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.

The tail is a bit large and kinda bulky. But I’ve received the MOST compliments on my tail. It’s very unique but heavy. I am shorter than the artist so it drags when I walk. The fin is white and had gotten dirty at a con because of this. The tail requires a thicker belt though in order for it to be “lifted” up more. The tail is very durable! It had been accidentally stepped on a few times the first con I wore her and it did not get damaged.

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

The fur is awesome and very easy to brush on the tail. The markings and the other fins on the tail make the suit even more better and gives the character it’s dragon look! Once people see the tail they say “fish dragon” or “koi dragon” and it makes me happy!

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 well does everything fit together and match up?

The markings match up quite nice! I think the colors could’ve been more so matching to the character’s inspiration (more “koi” colors for example) but other than that, I love the colors! And think they all fit together well.

Overall Project Quality

Overall quality is decent, I would give it a 7/10.

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

Initial Contact

I was completely satisfied. But we communicated via facebook messenger so I cannot give a completely honest review on communication.

Maker Response Time

Again, facebook messenger. We did not email at all.

Maker Professionalism

The maker was a bit annoyed I could not pay in full when I won the auction. But they had received a payment from another commission they worked on so it wasn’t a big deal. I made two payments all within a few weeks.
Customer service was good, from what I experience. Pleasant to work with.

Rating

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

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This review has been marked with a neutral rating.
This means the reviewer MIGHT recommend BioPelt Productions depending on circumstances that have been clarified in this review.


Final Comments

All in all I really do love my partial. My only MAJOR issue is the eyes. Like I said, they are uneven and the eyes are the only issue I cannot fix myself. I don’t think the maker could fix this without tearing apart the whole head or making a new head all together.

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