[NO] Ink Partial by Pyrope Costumes

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Sharkic

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, own another fursuit and other parts.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes.

Wear Time

2-4 hours.
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Mexico

Species

canine
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1,200 MXN pesos
Filed under $100 and under.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

August 14, 2016

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

Character Concept Art


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.

It’s comfortable to wear, not too squishy. Ventilation is terrible, I could barely breathe with 10 mins wear, it wasn’t carved enough inside. Had to adjust the strap, since the head fit really loose when first wore it.
Visibility is fine, overall. Can see most of my front, but can’t really see above.

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

There’s no shaving work done whatsoever. Fur is soft and all, but on the green patches, you can see the white fabric in some areas. I had to chop off many glue excess from the nose, lower jaw and eyes.
The green mohawk is just bunches of fur scraps placed on top of each other; I have to brush it on certain ways so the white patches don’t show below the fabric.
The neck is really long, not made to shape, more like if Ink showed a double chin. I have to wear a bandana for it to look nice. Ink originally has some darker dots on his nose, and they look like she painted them with acrylic. The area where it’s painted looks and feel really stiff.
The “green fur” was supposed to be some minty colored, which she had found, but agreed to change it to green, since the mint one’s shipping would take longer.
The head was supposed to have “stud earrings” on both ears, but one of the ears has a hole on the back area, with visible foam, and the other had nothing at all. This suit arrived with no earrings at all.

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

The type of material that was used on the “hog fangs” is nothing but what you use on casts. It’s really lumpy and irregular. Sounds like they’re fragile when tapped with the nails.

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.

Lowest quality paws. I originally had requested “poofy paws” for this suit, but due to the maker’s time schedule, she sent me a pair of “temporary paws” (seen in the picture). These are the lowest quality paws I’ve seen. I don’t really know which one’s the right or left paw, not to mention they come off really easily. There’s no lining work on them, just two pieces sewn together and that’s it.

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

The hands are the most terrible thing out of them all. Fur goes opposite ways when met on the tip of the fingers, again, no shaving work done. Paw pads are fleece, with acrylic darker dots. They really look horrible, fur doesn’t seem to have any sense of direction, and fit really loose.

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.

It’s bouncy and small, like requested. One of the straps slightly detached when I first shook my bum with it. The shape’s fine, just like requested.

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

Again, green fur has visible white patches under the fabric, it’s not symmetric at all, and AGAIN, no shave work done whatsoever. You can easily see where the patterns were attached, and I have to brush it in a certain way for the seams and patches to be unnoticed.

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?

The colors followed the concept closely, yet the “grayish blue” had to be changed to a green, since it was the “closest” color available.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

She followed the markings correctly, yet the fabric used was not the best. You can see the patches of white fabric below the fur in some areas, and also where the seams connect to the other fur piece, but can go out of sight if brushed a certain way.

Overall Project Quality

It’s amateurish. The head’s fine, as well as the tail, but the “temporary paws” are just terrible, as well as the arms. There is no shaving work done whatsoever, in no areas, and as stated before, I had to remove some pieces of glue excess from the eyes, nose and lower jaw. When I first wore it, I felt a pinch on top of my head, and later on, when I grabbed the head from the inside, another pinch was felt on my hand. There was a pin/needle still on top of the head, hidden in the mohawk.

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 good, she came up with a quote fast enough and in a friendly way.

Maker Response Time

Sometimes it’d be from days to weeks, but when asked about work in progress or other questions, she replied soon enough.

Maker Professionalism

No professionalism at all. She sent me an unfinished head with various mistakes. I got part of what I paid for, but the rest was clearly unfinished. She offered me to send it back, and she’d pay for shipping, so she could fix those things. But to begin with, why would you send an unfinished head in the first place? The temporary paws were terrible, and I only got 1 WIP pic of one of the “poofy” paws, and it wasn’t the paw, it was a glove with balls of foam on the fingers. Those paws were never sent, as well as the stud earrings. It’s incomplete, and still missing those paws, and the current ones have no claws.

Project Completion Time

Missed; it originally was meant to be for a convention in september, to which she agreed would be ready by then. It had to be skipped to october, because of some issues she had, and that deadline was met.

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 Pyrope Costumes unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

She was friendly most of the time, and replied soon enough. But what really pissed me off was: the initial deadline wasn’t met. We had to change the colors for the fursuit to be done. There’s no shaving work done, and the stitch work (connecting patterns) is really terrible. The mohawk has a good shape, but it must be brushed in a certain way for the white patch below the fur to be hidden, otherwise, you can see every patch of fur that was attached to make the mohawk. She sent an unfinished work, she charged me extra for those stud earrings, and there were not attached to the furhead not sent in the box. I pinched my head and hand with a pin that she forgot to take out. The original paws were never made nor sent. She used acrylic paint on the “dots” of his nose and pawpads.

I decided to sell the fursuit, for a bigger price since I’m selling the suit, character and the art that comes with him, as I can’t take him with me, I’ll be moving out of my country next year, and he’s just sitting there gathering dust. The maker decided to make a post on facebook, complaining about how I “quadrupled” the price of it, and even whined about the fact I offered a refurb (from a well known local maker) for it. That was highly unprofessional, due to her sending me an unfinished suit, with LOTS of mistakes and missing things, did no shaving work on it, and deadlines weren’t met. When I replied to one of her friend’s comments, she blocked me from the post, and continued to play victim (a friend of mine kept sending screenshots of the post’s comments), saying that I “stole” her work and sold it for a higher price. She got her money, and yet I got an unfinished fursuit. Who’s stealing who?
I paid a low quantity for it, my first suit cost 4,000MXN+, but it was high quality, and the maker did an excellent job. Guess you actually get what you pay for.

She got money, and it’s not her property at all. I didn’t offer a refurb, and the person I sold the partial to agrees with the price, since, again, I’m selling the suit, character AND art I made of him and commissioned of him. She has no right to complain nor whine about a job she never really finished.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *