[YES] Takeshi Head by CityMutt Fursuits

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: VJCoon
Twitter: VJCoon
Weasyl: VJCoon

Relationship With Maker

The maker was NOT a friend when the item was purchased, but they ARE a friend now

Prior Experience

Yes, I’ve built a couple heads on both foam and resin bases

Informed Maker of Issues

Yep and they were very minimal. It was very well made.

Wear Time

20 hours +
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Realistic
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

demon fox
Filed under Canidae, with horns, antlers, or spikes

Made in Year

Transaction Information

875 USD
Filed under $501 - $999.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

May 30, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
April 2015, Started December 2015
Completion/Ship Date
January 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Character Concept Art

Main ref: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/16008512/
Markings front: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/15992652/
Markings Back: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/16008380/

Photos of Completed Product

CityMutt’s post: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/18787472/
Photo by AoLun taken at FWA2016: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/19829589/
Shot taken shortly after I got the head with the bodysuit I had already made: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/19694200/

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.

I’m incredibly satisfied. It’s nicely lined. It fits incredibly with a nice adjustable ball cap attached to the base. It’s such great fit my moving jaw is fully articulated. It also has a nice zipper in the back though I can slip it on and off without unzipping it so I usually use it more as a access point for maintenance and the fans.

Ventilation is even more amazing. I have a constant airflow even when the mouth is closed. It keeps me cool and has allowed me to be able to suit actively up to 3hours straight in warm weather where I could barely do more than 30 minutes with a resin head I made.
It also has two fans in it though I don’t have to turn them on unless I’m being really active.
As a additional feature I can also prop the mouth open with Takeshi’s fangs if I need additional airflow.

Vision is great from what I can tell. My visual field is naturally a bit restricted without the mask though I’d say it’s awesome for tear duct vision. I can see better out of the tear ducts than on other tear duct vision masks I’ve worn. I can also see out of the mouth if I need a better view of my surroundings. Straight on the vision’s fantastic and the blindspot’s relatively minimal.

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

I’m absolutely satisfied with how it looks. The symmetry is on point as are the markings and other feature.

The shave is great. It has a nice even transition from the short to long fur, no bald spots.
The furs she chose are nice and soft and just beautiful. All the markings are sewn in.

I absolutely adore the expression and overall look of the mask. It’s incredibly expressive! With follow me eyes and moving jaw I can portray a large amount of expressions depending on how I tilt my head. I love it!

It matches the concept art perfectly. Way beyond what I could have expected. She was even able to find the blue fur that matched the markings completely. I couldn’t be happier.

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

My head has a jawset and silicone tongue, warthog/oni esqu fangs and horns. As well as two fans inside the head.

I love the look of the jawset its very realistic and the fangs are amazing. The fangs and horns being made out of vinyl they’re incredibly durable and light weight. They aren’t going anywhere and there is no risk of them hurting anyone.

It’s all just high quality. The only thing I had problems with is the muzzle fan fell out in shipping though that was a simple fix I did myself.

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?
Incredibly satisfied. It matches concept art perfectly. Though looks way cuter.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

How satisfied are you with how well everything fits together and matches up?
Pretty satisfied. The head and the suit parts I made myself beforehand match nicely with it.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Incredibly satisfied. It was well made and I just adore it. I know it’s going to last me for years to come.

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

Initial Contact

Very easy. It couldn’t be simpler.

Maker Response Time

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
Very satisfied. She contacted me with a quote quickly after I submitted the form.

Maker Professionalism

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Very satisfied. She was highly professional and quite friendly. We were able to discuss any additional features or concerns I had with it. She was even willing to see about trying out a prototype I was working on. Though we wound up deciding against using the prototype

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Very satisfied. We were able to discuss any problems or concerns and get them worked out easily.

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 CityMutt Fursuits.


Final Comments

Pros: -Does beautiful work
-Works fast
-Gets back with you quickly
-Incredible airflow
-Really responsive moving jaw
-Overall very expressive mask with more features offered standard than most makers
-A very durable, lightweight and machine washable head
-Keeps you updated on your spot in the queue

Cons: I have no major cons.

Final Score: Very POSITIVE Would gladly recommend to another or even commission again.


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