[OK] Jack Partial by SarahCat

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: MicoHone

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I’ve owned another premade by LazyLupe since March 2015.

Informed Maker of Issues

No, since I felt a bit discouraged to tell. More on this later.

Wear Time

9-10 hours I think
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

fox
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

500 USD + 50 USD for shipping
Filed under $500 and under.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

March 31, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
December 2015
Completion/Ship Date
December 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 head itself is very comfortable to wear; nothing pokes or stabs at all, however it is not lined fully. The whole eye area is not lined, and I have the foam in my face, which I am a bit disappointed about. It just doesn’t seem so professional.
The ventilation is actually really good. I can breathe perfectly fine and as the jaw is open, the hot air gets out and the cold gets in. Ventilation went over my expectations.
On the sale post, the vision was said to be amazing, however, it wasn’t. The vision is VERY limited, and it reminds me of the vision in a resin head. I have to move my head a lot to get an idea of my surroundings. However, there is no blind spot, so that is a plus.

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

The markings are pretty simple, so everything is very symmetrical. The jaw is crooked, though. It looks very off and kinda ruins it a bit for me. I could not see this in the pictures of the head.
When I was buying it, Sarahcat stated in the description that the backing was visible some places on the head, however, its not very much, so I’m quite satisfied there.
There are a few hot glue smears on the muzzle.
The head is grumpy and lazy-looking, which I really love. I like how it looks overall.

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

The head is easily slipped on and off and is easy to wear. I don’t need help with getting it on. The neck is short, I can tuck it into a shirt/hoodie, but it will undo itself as soon as I move my head. This is disappointing, as I really think it ruins the magic to have the neck of a fursuit head not tucked in on a partial.
There are some flaws on the head;
The nose was, after one, three hour long outing, halfway fallen off on one side. I had to reglue it back on, which was easily done. Picture of the other side, where I haven’t glued it back on:

There are two holes by the base of the ears, one on each side, where I can touch the foam. There is also two more holes in the mouth where I can stick my finger in and touch the foam base.
The fur doesn’t seem to be fully glued down on the base, I can lift the fur with two fingers multiple places at the head, an example would be between the eyes.
One of the eyes isn’t glued down completely too, I can stick a finger in between the fur and eye, all the way in, so I can touch the buckram.

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.

The handpaws were HUUUGE. I couldn’t have them on without them sliding off. I think she should have stated in her description that they were a fit for large-Xlarge hands. My hands are medium sized.
Since they had no paw pads, I gave them to another maker who would add paw pads and make them a little smaller. When she turned them inside out to sew them, the claws fell right off. They were barely glued on, she said, which I can agree with, as I could feel that the claws weren’t glued that much down while I was wearing them.
They weren’t sewn very well either, they were very basic and simple sewn. That goes for all of the suit, its all sewn the same way. I’m afraid a seam will pop soon, because its so basic sewn.

Neck of head

Paws

Tail

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

They are rather big, but after the paw pads were added, they look much better. There’s a lot of space in the fingers, so they mostly just flop around when I wear them, which is rather sad.

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

The quality of the paws is definitely not the best. They are pretty cumbersome too, due to the hugeness of them.

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 nicely stuffed, its very wag-able, and super soft. It only got one belt loop though, making it a bit difficult to wear, as I am used to two belt loops. The number of belt loops were written in description. The base of the tail looks pretty awkward though, since there’s a black piece of fabric closing the tail, and not fur.

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

Very cute, it wags when I walk!

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 colours are very nice, so are the markings. It fits together very nicely look-wise.

Overall Project Quality

Its decent quality, some minor flaws that pull down on the score, but it is wearable and cute, so not disappointed.

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

Initial Contact

It was easy to contact them to buy the suit.

Maker Response Time

The response time was very quick, which was nice.

Maker Professionalism

Now this is why I didn’t go to my maker.
Her overall attitude made me very uncomfortable, for some reason. She answered all of my questions, but she seemed like I was wasting her time. This feeling she gave me made me iffy about contacting her again, after my first outing with that suit where I got dizzy fast. I suspected there might be dutch tape inside the head, but I didn’t ask her, because her attitude made me uncomfortable.
(There aren’t dutch tape inside, as I’ve worn it again without becoming dizzy)

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
I feel that it could be worked on. I didn’t feel completely comfortable and welcome.

Rating

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

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


Final Comments

Considering her age of 16, she did a good job, but there’s a lot of place for improvement. It was a neutral experience, and I wouldn’t mind buying again if she improved.
I think she have the potential of becoming a great and big maker, so I’ll definitely be following her and I hope she will read this review and use it for improving.

Pros;
-Cute suit
-High quality materials
-Great ventilation

Cons;
-Basic sewn seams
-Not a good communication experience
-Some minor flaws


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