[YES] Catastrophic Hyena Fullsuit by Snow Gryphon Suits

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: Cheshire_Yeen

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

I have mascoted before, and worn friends suits, never owned one before this

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes

Wear Time

40+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Real/Toon Hybrid
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

hyena
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1250 GBP
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

January 28, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
June 2016
Completion/Ship Date
October 2016
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 fits me great! He is a little loose, and wobbles around a tiny bit loose, but nothing super drastic or annoying. His ventilation is amazing! He has a lovely mouth shape, not overly open when looking at him but nice and big to breath out of. I have suited in him for 3-4 hours at a time with small headless breaks in between and been fine. The vision is the one thing that could be better, but due to his huge booper and his grumpy expression, he has a rather large blindspot, I have to look out of one eye or another usually, and most usually need a spotter.

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

Symmetry and shavng is lovely! There is a few bits that are a bit asymmetrical, but you have to get really close to see them. His hair poof is lovey and soft, and very squishy! His ears are the only thing that worry me. I sometimes feel like their loose, and could easily snap off. Also the head is HUGE, and very heavy (I own a second head I got shortly after this suit that doesn’t weigh 1/3 of what this head does) Which makes traveling to meets hard if I don’t have a lift. I also found a pin in the head, near the muzzle a month after owning the head, upon messaging Snow she was extremely apologetic about it, and it didn’t do me any damage, so It doesn’t bother me much.

BodyGives information about the main body of the costume. If reviewing a separate set of pants/legs or torso, 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 body is my favourite part of this suit. Its snug, but no restricting and extremely comfy. He has 8 padding pillows in total for the didgigrade making him very plus and snug to wear. A few seams have popped here and there, but I put that down to con activities and grabby kids, and they were nothing I couldn’t repair myself. The suit isn’t lined, I wear underarmor that suits me fine, its very clean and neat inside, no loose thread or anything. The suit is also very cool, I was worried I would overheat within 30 minutes of wearing him, but I can bounce around for a good hour before I need a proper rest.

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

Markings are spot on. His X on the back is neat and not lopsided, I told Snow she could have fun with the spots, as long as he was spotty I couldn’t care less, and she delivered! 61 spots in all that were handsewn in, all durable and none have popped. Not symmetrical, but I never asked for it, He would of looked odd being perfectly symmetrical I think. His colours are spot on, I requested the furs myself and they match up amazingly with his reference. The fur is luxuriously soft, and easy to wash/brush, and looks great in pictures.

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.

Hands are lovely, big and bappy with claws like I requested and so are the feet. My only issues is, same with the head, they are VERY HEAVY. I regret not asking for fleece pawpads and claws, as the silicone paw pads weigh my hands down considerably. The feet are also heavy, but I think that’s down to the soles. I’m not sure *exactly* what they are made of but it looks like very tough rubber of some sort. Its held up amazingly with many walks, cons and such, but after a while I find myself lagging a bit due to the weight

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 perfect! With a few suprises thrown in (I wasn’t expecting the suit to have such a fine, thick, poofy ruff like he has, and it looks amazing!) I have gotten many compliments from con goers on my suit, and my friends and family think he is stunning! My dad, and best friend are huge fans of his didgigrade.
Special Attachments and Features Information about any special or unique features this piece has with regard to the reviewer's satisfaction of them.

$pawsspec

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. Some things I requested to be changed during the making (tounge colour) were done perfectly.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Everything is consistent, colours are spot on, and looks gorgeous.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very! For the price I paid, he is an incredible suit, durable, comfortable and gorgeous to look at.

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 satisfied! I sent off my quote and got a very prompt reply, once I confirmed I wanted to go ahead with it, I was contacted the afternoon she closed for quotes I believe.

Maker Response Time

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
Very satisfied! Quick to reply, throughout the whole commission

Maker Professionalism

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Very, very happy with it. Throughout the whole process, Snow was posting on her Twitter and Facebook pages with wips, with some emailed to me only, and was quick to answer any email or concern, even after the suit when I was stuck finding a spray cleaner. Very, very lovely person to work with

Project Completion Time

Now I’ll explain this here. Originally, Snow was going to make everything but the head for £950. I ran into problems with the head maker, and she offered to do his head for an additional £300, which I accepted, under the condition of a more relaxed deadline, which I agreed. In the end, he was done in time for the con I wanted to, and I had all of him! So in all, very very satisfied.

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 Snow Gryphon Suits.


Final Comments

Honestly I can’t think of any pros. Snow was professional, quick to answer and just generally lovely to work with, even with me being neurotic and worrying the whole time. The suit, for its price is a gorgeous suit, and I have no regrets about this commission what so ever, and a few of my friends are now hoping to join the SGS next time she opens after being thrust in her direction by myself. Really just a lovely, polite and all round exceptional maker, and I have plans to return for another suit in future!

Leave a Reply

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