[NO] Wolfinden Head by FirestormSix

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: Wolfinden

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I own 2 other fursuits, and have been to two cons

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, and I did send photos and stuff, but he got very angry at me, wich made me very sad and uncomfortable

Wear Time

10+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

wolf
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

650 USD
Filed under $501 - $999.

Met Deadline

We didnt really have a deadline, but I made a wish, that it was done before Eurofurence in august, and I recieved her before, so I’m very very happy with that.


Date of Review

September 30, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
September 2015
Completion/Ship Date
May 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product

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.

Im very happy with the fit.. It sits perfectly on my head, I’m not getting tired of wearing it or anything.. Its light and just comfortable to wear for hours..

Its lined with lycra wich is put on with big seams, that sadly has big holes between. I can get fingers under the fabric

some parts were glued

The ventilation is great, I ordered a fan inside, but its so small, it doesnt really give anything, but it doesnt bother the airflow, its just giving a little bit of wind..

The vision is great! Tho when I walk, I need to see out of one eye, but else its great!

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 could have been better, there is some spots where the fur is longer than the rest..
The shaving should have been closer to the fabric, if you ask me.. It gets messy in the fur, when it just sits on the table..

The hair on the ears runs the wrong way, and the white has been glued on, wich sadly shows

He airbrushed a black spot in the forehead, wich I dont know why, since she doesnt have that, and even if its a shade detail, it makes it looks like a marking..

The neck piece, I think he forgot it, because its sewn unto a brown neck, with very bad seams, and its falling apart. I was very worried at EF, if the neck would fall off, when I took it on and off..
The fur looks, feels and smells old.. I didnt understand where the dirty smell came from, even after I cleaned it, but I found the reason, and thats the old fabric..

I ordered a fluffy mane, and it was on all the ref sheets, art and describtion I made for him. He also said that he had some fur I could choose from, and I waited for that.. I then did send him a link to a nice long black fur, but he said that he already had chosen, and that was the flat old black one, thats falling off..

Overall it looks very messy and old..
Tho the brown fur is soft and shiny..

I like the way she looks with expression, nothing to say there..

It does match the concept art, tho not with the mane..

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

Its a fan, and its a small one, but doesnt bother me. It doesnt really give much air, but its nice to have, when its super hot.. It catches the breezes, and makes a good flow in the head.

It became very loud, when I were at the con, I was afraid if its because its dying, or if its because its just acting up..

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?
I will say that Im an 8 out of 10, the mane is a big part of her, so its super sad, that its made like that..

How well does everything fit together and match up?

It all fits together perfectly..

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Since this is a dream I’ve had for MANY years, Im very dissapointed of what I got..
But I will say 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

It was easy to get a spot on his list. I had to ask quite alot for a quote, both for the head and shipping later on. But I got it, and I paid it in full..

Maker Response Time

He was very slow at responses, and I got the feeling that I was annoying, wich made me scared to ask for updates, or if I had something to ask.. I was so afraid the whole time..

Maker Professionalism

Im not very satisfied, as I wrote before, I was so scared to ask for updates, ideas and stuff.
It shouldnt be like that, and Im very sorry that it went like this..

Project Completion Time

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Very satisfied.

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 FirestormSix unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

When I wrote to him, about the holes and the mane, he got extremely angry with me, and it was very uncomfortable.. I wrote to him, nicely that I found those holes and the mane was too short, and what we should do about it.

He wrote back to me, that he didnt know what I wanted with the head, and I did upset him for writing that, and the holes was for ventilation.
The fur was the one we agreed on he said, but I got messages saying that he had decided whats to use, when I did send a link to the long haired one.

I was so upset, that I almost cried, thinking it couldnt be true, my favorite fursuitmaker, the one who made my dream come true, was behaving like this..

This whole situation has been super scary and upsetting, and have to deal with this now, is even more scary..

I dont feel the happiness with this head, that I should. Im happy about it, its not that.. But the damage and the mane + his way to behave, has made me feel bleh ..

Overall, Im sitting with a product that might fall apart.. Im sad that it had to be that way..


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