[YES] Sowulo Partial & Costume by Komickrazi Studios

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: siroccoshep

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes! I owned 1 other at the time, and I now have three more.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes!

The only issue I had was that the sleeves on my tunic came out far too long and it was 100% my fault because I didn’t have an experienced measuring helper. They went over my hands and flapped around if I didn’t keep them pushed up. I had intended to fix it myself before the con but I totally ran out of time. I explained the problem to her Saturday at the con, and she told me to meet her on Sunday to get it fixed. When I got there the next day, she whipped out a seam ripper, sat down at one of the free-use sewing machines in the headless lounge, and fixed it for free within 10 minutes. Awesome, awesome, awesome of her to do that for me, and I’m super grateful she did.

Wear Time

Over 20 hours, at least.
About the Maker

Maker

Temperance of Komickrazi Studios

Commission Information

Type: Kigus & Clothing, Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

wolf
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1000 USD
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

EARLY – the item was delivered before the deadline


Date of Review

September 16, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
October 2013
Completion/Ship Date
July 2014
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/13943615/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/13943592/

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 fit is near perfect. Nothing feels like it’s squeezing my face, or pressed uncomfortably into my head. The front of my face barely touches the mask, even though the head is completely secure. It doesn’t shift when I turn my head, or fall down gradually with movement.

The vision is about the same as most toony suits I’ve tried! I replaced the buckram with plastic mesh for durability and slightly clearer vision, but it wasn’t unusable before. No blind spot in front; just to the sides, as is normal.

I’m AMAZED at the ventilation in this head, actually. When the mouth is open, the airflow is phenomenal. It isn’t bad when it is closed either! But my gosh. If there is anything I had to say was my favorite aspect of the mask, it is the ventilation. I can keep the head on for hours!

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

Symmetry is fine! No uneven shave spots, or choppy backing. The airbrushing is spot on and very clean. I haven’t had any bleeding from the paint. The fur looks and feels just as clean and new as the day I got him in the mail!

The expression is super friendly, which is perfect for public suiting. Generally, he’s the one that I take out for the public and he’s been well received.

His eyes are toony static, but I can still change the expression depending on how it’s angled. He’s got a nice smile to him when looking up at him from below which is great for public suiting and not terrifying kids.

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 hands fit me so well. I was a little shocked, actually! My hands are a little wonky in shape (big palm, tiny fingers) so handpaws are hard to get right. But these fit, excuse me, like a glove. Nothing shows at all, but that’s also because the nature of the partial. The costume drapes well over any potential exposed skin. I really have to try and get that to happen.

The feet are built on comfortable slippers. I’ve not had an issue with them at all, even when they were brand new and needed breaking in. She uses super durable rubber on on the bottom of her feet, which has held up remarkably well to all the abuse I’ve put them through. I walked in a parade two years ago, and it started to rain halfway through the walk. They became completely soaked through. Still no damage or problems.

Both parts are easy to slip on and off. The feetpaws I’ve actually worn around the house a few times because my feet got cold!

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

Everything is superb. She used, I believe, silicone for the hand paws, which she cast herself if I’m not mistaken. The hands and feet were not airbrushed, and the fur is very soft and thick. I don’t think I’ve damaged the silicone at all in the 2+ years I’ve had him now.

The claws might be Sculpey but I’m not 100% sure. Regardless, they’ve also held up very well and look wonderful.

The colors used were great, and match the head fantastically.

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 floofy as heck and I love it to bits. It has one strap, so it has a nice swing to it when I walk. It is very secure and hasn’t had any issues so far. No popped seams or repairs needed! I’ve accidentally yanked on it a few times and nothing has happened so far.

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

I LOVE THE TAIL! Holy crap. I love the longer fur on the bottom and the short teddy on the top. Gives it so much depth and character despite it not being attached by anything but a belt loop.

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?

I haven’t found any inconsistencies with any of it! It’s a very beautiful suit.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very satisfied! Wouldn’t change a thing!

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

Initial Contact

How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker for a quote?
Extremely satisfied. She posted a journal about creating the viking suit set for RF; I emailed her, and I got a response about my quote that night. The deposit was submitted and everything was set to go within just a few hours.

Maker Response Time

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
VERY. She kept us in the loop via email every month, sometimes more than that, and would always respond to questions or comments I had about payments or curiosities regarding the current status of the suit.

Maker Professionalism

Temperance is incredible to work with, and easily one of the most professional, yet down to earth, makers I’ve met in the fandom. I’ve not come away from a conversation with her feeling uneasy or upset regarding anything about my commission.

Project Completion Time

It was done early!

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 Komickrazi Studios.


Final Comments

My experience with Temperance was one that left me wanting to work with her again on projects in the future. I came away from the commission singing her praises to my friends. She’s truly a hardworking person who puts her heart and soul into every project that comes across her table, and it really shows.

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