[OK] Anchor Partial by Wildpup11

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: heilancoo

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

yes, worn a few.

Informed Maker of Issues

yes

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

Highland Cow + Maiasaura
Filed under Euungulata, Reptilia, with horns, antlers, or spikes

Made in Year

Transaction Information

940 USD
Filed under $501 - $999.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

January 15, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
April 2014
Completion/Ship Date
December 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product

(please note the nosering on the head in this photo was made by me, not the suit maker to replace the defective one she came with)

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 head fits pretty well even with glasses on. Ventilation could be better but it’s do-able. Vision is pretty good too. Biggest issue with the head is on the inside there was exposed foam around the eyes, that area was not lined and resulted to eye/throat irritation for me unfortunately so I lined it myself.

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

The symmetry is very good. The shaving job on her face is wonderful WP did a great job and the fur looks good. the expression is adorable and I really like how the head overall looks. The head matches the concept art pretty well but the her hair does not have the volume to it I requested. Photos were sent to me of layers WP was going to use/pile on top to add volume but for whatever reason that was not actually completed.

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

WP created a nose ring for the head that was in two pieces and to attach them to the head you stuck them though the nostrils and there were magnets on the ends that kept it in place. Unfortunately the magnets fell off the first day I had the suit.. along with the balls on the ends of the ring halves. The glue that was used to attach all the parts was not cured and still sticky so I had to trash it and make my own. Also there was paint rubbed off in/on the nose from the ring she had put in it.. I had to use paint thinner to get it off.

Anchor also has hair spools. WP made these for the head and they look wonderful. the shape is pretty much spot on but the only downfall is they are heavy and cause the hair tufts they are attached to to move around a lot and its slightly irritating so I’ve had to pin them the best i can to the neck fur but the weight pulls on the neck fur and makes it look weird so I’m going to have to make another lighter pair myself.

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 and feet are visually enjoyable. Unfortunately these are the biggest issues. I’ve had to just trash the hands. The hands don’t fit at all. fingers were too long or too short on both hands.. way too loose and with the weight of the DVC finger hoof caps it was literally impossible to keep them on my fingers (that part is not her fault) but the fact the hands didn’t fit period made it even worse.. Even my fiancee who has bigger hands/longer fingers than me could not wear them. WP did not take a hand tracing only a couple of measurements for my hands.The hands were also not lined and really just a mess.

The feet were built on shoes i sent her but they are really kinda hard to get on my feet. I have to struggle to pull them on. Once i get them on they are snug which is a good thing i think. But the bottom of the hooves were not sealed off right.. exposed foam will have to be sealed by myself to avoid water contamination..

The sleeves look great but don’t fit at all. With the amount of time from the start of the project to the end of it my arm measurements had changed so this is yet again another part of the suit I can not use and will have to make myself.

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 regardless of having to be trashed were not shaved and really should have been.

And again with the hooves.. not sealed off properly and are exposed to moisture and other things.

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 tails don’t have a solid base so they hang wear. WP used regular fleece to make the belt loops with so that stretched in the first use.. so its another thing i’m going to have to fix. other than that they look cute.

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?
pretty pleased, again the hair volume was not done to my specifications as mentioned above so I’ll have to fix it. But other than that I really like the face.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

How satisfied are you with how well everything fits together and matches up?
Pretty satisfied besides the useless hands and sleeves. Colors are not 100% because WP did not order enough at the beginning of the project so after years passed and she ordered more to finish Anchor the batches dye colors did not match up 100% resulting in some color difference.

Overall Project Quality

The quality of the head was pretty good. But with the issues of the rest of it and the fact the hands and sleeves are not usable really just is the worst part.

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?
very.

Maker Response Time

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
pretty satisfied.

Maker Professionalism

WP stayed in contact pretty well for the most part. But unfortunately her rushing to finish the project and poor work on the hands and other small details I don’t really know what to say.

Project Completion Time

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
maker does not accept deadlines.

Rating

FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

OK!
This review has been marked with a neutral rating.
This means the reviewer MIGHT recommend Northshore Mascots depending on circumstances that have been clarified in this review.


Final Comments

Pros: WP is great at carving bases and expressions. She is very talented fur shaver too. Pretty good at replying to messages. She was pretty nice through the whole project. She does cute work for sure!

Cons: The amount of time waited compared to the quality of what I got. I understand not taking deadlines.. but with the amount of time I waited and things that happend within that time like others that had only been waiting a few months while I had been well over a year being pushed ahead of me and completed, Not enough fur being ordered resulting in color difference, the project being rushed at the last moment and shipped out in a box loose, nothing protecting the suit. Everything was just tossed into a box as is and sent. Thank goodness nothing was damaged while in transit to my house. All the extra fur/scraps left over was thrown into a bag all wadded up and crinkled. Even some random trash pieces of fur were thrown in to the box. fur flew everywhere when I opened the box and there was lots of loose fur in the head too I had to clean out. and the hands being really weird with really long or short fingers and the sleeves not fitting at all.. I guess that’s everything. I have a lot of work to do on her still on literally every piece of this partial. So with the wait time.. can’t say I’m too happy. I’d like to add in that after the amount of time I had waited I asked her to ship Anchor to me incomplete and work out a refund for the difference of work not completed. I was tired waiting and seeing other people get finished who had be waiting less time. I suspect this being the reason things were rushed.


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