[YES] Smudge Partial by Rhee

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: smudgekitty

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

No, but I had some costume experience from cosplaying before this.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, I had a little trouble seeing and she fixed this.

Wear Time

72+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Realistic
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

cat
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

500 USD
Filed under $500 and under.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

January 2, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
February 2015
Completion/Ship Date
July 2015
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product

http://furshoot.com/galleries/mpx-2015/mpx-2015-studio-sessions/smudge/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/19031056/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/17229450/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/16121092/

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.

I am very satisfied with the head. It fits perfectly. I wear glasses and it fits even with my glasses on. I wear a wig cap with it to keep my hair up and that seems to work just fine. The head is pretty lightweight. It stays on straight most of the time without sagging forwards. I have noticed that being a problem when trying on some other heads.

The ventilation is good. It has a fan that circulates the air and keeps my glasses from fogging up as well as keeping me relatively cool. The mouth is easy to open and serves as extra ventilation when needed.

Initially the vision was not very good. I did let the maker know this and she was able to improve it. Vision is not the greatest simply because it is a semi realistic head with tear duct vision. Once she improved the vision for me it was better.

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 on the face are a bit lopsided but I do not really have an issue with it. Being that I wanted this fursuit to be realistic, and sometimes cat’s markings are not exactly symmetrical, I feel that it is fine.

The shaving is even. I love the fluffy ears and get a lot of compliments on them.

Nothing was airbrushed. The fur is nice and soft. I do feel that the fur quality is not the best since it does get messy easily. The white fur is better quality than the grey fur which can be noticeable. The grey fur does look better when brushed.

I love the expression on his face and the eyes follow when viewed from an angle. I feel that his expression is accurate for a cat.

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

The eyes have LED lights. I did not want to pay extra for these so we did it cheaply. The lights are at times wonky and flicker because the connection is not the best. I don’t really have a problem with this since I did not pay a whole lot for it and I really only use the LEDs once in a while.

The fan has a special pocket for the battery pack so it is easily accessible to turn on and off and change the battery.

The head was initially finished and I really wanted whiskers so I came over and showed her where I wanted the whiskers placed. They have stayed in place and have not had any issues with them.

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 were bought as a gift from another maker and my maker installed the paw pads on them. I have had no problems with the paw pads.

For the feet, they are comfortable and soft. They have paw pads on the bottom which can make walking awkward at times but I expected this. I requested outdoor paw pads on an indoor foot which just has a foam base. I feel they are very nice feet.

Seams are durable. Nothing has fallen off. The feet are lined on the inside with a soft cotton fabric. The claws are nicely secure and I don’t have to worry about them falling out.

I have not noticed any markings on the liner. They are not built off of shoes at all and were made entirely of foam.

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

The feet are perfectly symmetrical. The toes and bottom are shaved and transition nicely to the longer fur. There are no markings. The paw pads are silicon and the claws are resin and they match the paws and claws on the hands.

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 was initially too long and dragged the floor when I walked. She was able to fix this by putting a wire in so it is bendable so it won’t drag. The tail has a zipper so it can be cleaned easily. I really like the end of the tail that is super fluffy.

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

The only marking is the tip of the tail and it is symmetrical. No shaving on the tail.

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

There is a squeaker in the tip of the tail. It also has an articulated foam core which also allowed for the wire that was added in.

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?

I came up with a design and she followed it. It was a grey tuxedo cat without white paws and the suit matches the description I gave her.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Yes, everything matches up. I can’t see any seams and the grey matches throughout.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very satisfied and I will be having her make a full suit for me in the near future.

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. She allowed me to do a payment plan and pay for some things as we went. She broke down the quote for all the items so it was easy to know how much each thing would cost and what I was paying for.

Maker Response Time

Within a day. I admit that I sometimes did not respond right away due to being busy with school but her responses were usually quick once I did reply.

Maker Professionalism

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Very satisfied, she gave quick responses.

Project Completion Time

I was very happy that she was able to complete it in time for Megaplex 2015. I actually had the fursuit prior to the convention and the only thing left to do was add the whiskers at that point.

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 Rhee.


Final Comments

Pros were that I know her well and was able to meet up with her often for fitting and discussing options. She sent me images to show me the progress and she looked for my feedback for a lot of the designing.

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