[NO] Lucy Tail & Handpaws by FuzzWorks

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: anukacat

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

I’ve worn a Fullsuit of someone else once
I’ve also started making my first Fursuit shortly after comissioning these parts.
I have worn my partial multiple times before recieving their parts. I also have upgraded my partial to a fullbody now.

Informed Maker of Issues

I’ve told them multiple times, that i’m a bit annoyed, that they wouldn’t respond to me. I’ve also told them, when i didn’t like how they cut out the fur for my tail (they did not show me a pattern, the picture of the cut out fur was the first i got) which they fixed.

Wear Time

40 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Other Bundles
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

cat
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

125 USD with shipping
Filed under $200 and under.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

December 8, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
November 2015
Completion/Ship Date
August 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product


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 paws are comfortable to wear, even though they are not lined inside (i don’t really care about lining). I can put them on easily and they are long enough, so no skin shows when wearing them with clothes. I can move my hands easily. The paws are a bit too big though, if i don’t tuck them under my clothes they will slide off when hanging my arms down. Even though i sent hand measurements.

The seam of one paw pad was already popped when i recieced them, 2 more popped after Eurofurence.
The seams are a very basic stitch, that doesn’t seem to be enough with fake leather. I could pull off the pads easily if i wanted to.

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 and colors match the character design, the shape looks good and symmetrical.
I like that they shaved the fingers and let the rest of the fur long, the transition looks fine. The shaving on the fingers is kinda messy, especially at the edges of the seams (fur was also sewn in the seams).

They completely forgot my claws. The reason they told me was not enough time.

I also feel like the fur on the fingers could’ve been shorter but that’s just preference.

The fur has good quality and looks/feels very nice.

One thing i’ve noticed, is that the paw pads fold when i move my hand because they are so big and not stuffed. Doesn’t look too great.

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 easy to put on. I really like how light the tail is, that’s good for wearing. It’s flexible, which i sepcifically asked for.

However, it’s a bit twisted, which leads to it constantly tangling between my legs (it’s a miracle, i haven’t tripped over it yet).

The seams don’t seem to be very durable either, the straps popped off nearly completely after EF. The seams in the fur also had 3 holes after the con.

The makers put a hard round plate into the base of the tail, they never told me which material it is.

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

It is not symmetrical, as it is twisted.

The transitions between the fur scraps do not always match together completely, creating unwanted sharp edges.

Colors are the ones i requested, fur quality is great and the markings match the character design.

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?
Very satisfied. Colors and markings match concept art.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

The markings don’t always match up at the seams.
Colors are consistent.

Overall Project Quality

Not satisfied at all. The durability is awful. I’m lucky that i know how to sew and build suits myself, otherwise i would’ve needed other people to help me repair all the flaws.

I can’t however fix the paw pads because i would have to open the seams of the fur to be able to reach the backing to sew them back on but it wouldn’t be worth the effort.

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

Initial Contact

Initial contact was great. Fast responses with very detailled information.

Maker Response Time

In the beginning they were very fast with responses but after i paid contact froze (as there wasn’t anything to talk about of course). I started asking for progress updates and they were becoming slower and slower with responses while time passes. They wouldn’t respond at all for days or even weeks. After the tail was done i didn’t get any answers for a whole month, despite of asking a couple times.
They then told me facebook wasn’t the place, where their conversations were held (even though i’ve talked to them over it all the time and they never mentioned it was a problem.). We then switched to emails, where i was ignored too.

Maker Professionalism

Not satisfied at all.
I constantly felt ignored by them not answering me.

The sudden change to another message method also felt really fishy to me.

They asked me if it was ok for me if they’d send my products to another customer in my country who would give me my things at Eurofurence to be able to spend more money into a faster shipping method, which is a big NO GO! They respected it and even spend more money for the shipping out of their own pockets, so it would arrive in time for Eurofurence, which was nice though!

They also never showed me the paws before shipping, they sent me a picture when the package was already on it’s way, which is also unnaccaptable!

They told me they’d send me claws so i could attach them later. At this point i was really angry. I’ve asked them one time if they would ship the claws but never got a response or the claws.
Then i just gave up and used my own paws.

Project Completion Time

As there was no deadline, i can’t judge.
But it was a bit disappointing that they took so long and weren’t even able to finish the product (claws) or offer good quality.

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 Fuzzworks unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

Pros:
They use good quality products and are very easy to contact (only in the beginning). Their overall style looks pretty nice.

Cons.
Bad durability and overall flaws in the product itself. It all just felt kinda rushed. Sudden drop of communication after payment.

I just feel like it wasn’t worth what i payed for and yes, suits can be damaged after wearing them but i don’t expect it to come with already popped seams and i also don’t expect it to fall apart after a couple wears. The makers have potential, their style looks great. But they definetly need to work on customer service and organizing their time, so they don’t have to rush and throw out a mediocre product, that could’ve easily been better.


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