[YES] Arcane Partial by SaltySuits

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Kabelwurst

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

No this is my first fusuit

Informed Maker of Issues

I had a claw come loose and it was fixed in a matter of hours. Other than that there were/are no issues to speak of.

Wear Time

about 30 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Realistic
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

canine
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

810 USD
Filed under $501 - $999.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

February 28, 2017

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

Photos of Completed Product

http://facebook.com/SaltySuits/photos/a.1098403520222107.1073741847.498250506904081/1098403596888766/?type=3&theater
http://facebook.com/SaltySuits/photos/a.1098403520222107.1073741847.498250506904081/1098403543555438/?type=3&theater

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 highly satisfied with it’s fit as I did many “fittings” where they put foam in all the necessary places for it to fit my head.

The suit has a fan in the snout that pulls hat damp air out the mouth of my suit. The jaw also is flexible and the mouth opens so I can get a straw in there for water and some fresh air. I breathe very well.

Vision is average. No fursuit head has perfect vision but I can see in front of me fairly clearly I just have massive blind spots on either side of my head as is normal.

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

She’s beautiful! Nothing is lopsided, everything is even. I’m soft and fluffy and really haven’t even had to brush much to keep it that way.

The eyes are resin casted so they have a follow me feel to them. The mouth opens and I have a cute little yellow tongue which gives me variance in my facial expression.

This was an artistic liberty design so I had no concept art to start from. SaltySuits put together some rough sketches, ran concepts by me, then started building so this was a surprise from start to finish. I knew that upon commission and I’m really thrilled about the results.

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.

My hands were made by SaltySuits but they were made for a different customer. The customer then backed out and I bought the handpaws from them at a discounted rate. I knew from the beginning they wouldn’t fit me because they weren’t made for me. That being said the fingers are a tad long but I figured as much when I bought them.

I have had one claw come loose because I snagged it on a blanket and Salty fixed that in a matter of hours.

The inside of the hands aren’t lined.

The feet weren’t made by SaltSuits

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

As I stated above Arcane is a beautiful suit. Everything is even, my hands are nice and soft and I haven’t noticed any weird shaving spots.

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.

My tail attached by an elastic loop that’s nice and wide so I don’t pants myself every time I wear it. It attaches to a belt and can slide along the belt if I need to sit down. It doesn’t shift much otherwise and lord knows I’ve caught it in doors and bonked it into stuff and nothings has come off. I also am known to hug my tail while it’s still on and that hasn’t stressed any seams or popped anything.

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

The tail is nice and even in stuffing and markings. Eventually over time stuff starts to sink towards the bottom a bit but if I hang it upside down overnight it all settles back.

My fur is soft and fluffy but as with any tail the underside towards the bottom (closest part to the floor) will start to look scruffy after long wears. Nothing a brush doesn’t take care of.

It was airbrushed for blending purposes and I can’t tell a difference in texture when I run my hands over the airbrushed portions.

My tail is so big and fluffy and I get tons of compliments on it. I also wear it just on a belt out and about so it probably gets the most wear out of all the costume pieces. Overall I’m a bit in love with it.

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?

Everything is even and lord knows I’m anal about lining things up. All my markings are symmetrical and the colors are consistent.

Overall Project Quality

I love it. I’m sweaty, not very careful, and generally really forgetful and the suit has put up with all of my snags, tripping on it, forgetting to hang things, etc.

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. But I had the advantage that we were neighbors in college so I sort of cheated.

Maker Response Time

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
Satisfied but again we had a face to face conversation. We literally had classes together.

Maker Professionalism

Even though Salty and I are friends I didn’t get special treatment. I still had to pay on time, wait my turn in queue and be respectful. None of their other clients got pushed out of the way so I could go first. And that’s the way it should be. This is a business and everyone gets treated equally.

Project Completion Time

My suit was completed in plenty of time for Anime Detour which is the deadline I set. If I remember correctly almost a month 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 SaltySuits.


Final Comments

I didn’t have any major cons to working with Salty. At the time they were in college and so sometimes classes and homework would get in the way but I’m not even mad because the suit was still done way ahead of time. And now they’ve graduated so that’s not a problem.

There were lots of pros to working with Salty. For me in particular I knew I wouldn’t pay shipping and could try things on as I went. I know that’s not going to be the case for most people. But I really loved that Salty used quality materials and has made a sturdy beautiful product. When designing the character if I wanted something they’d draw it up and tell me their honest opinion. Like I wanted lots more darker blue but when we put all the fabric samples together Salty was like “oh man I don’t know about that. What if we add the aqua.” So we tried it and it was perfect. Exactly what the suit needed. Salty also explained that dark blue and black on top of each other doesn’t have enough light colors in it to balance out. So it wasn’t like a “your idea sucks” it was “I want you to make an informed decision so you’re happy with the suit when it’s done.” They also educated me about fursuit wear and put up with me asking a million dumb questions as this is my first suit. They didn’t just want the suit done and me out of their hair.

In addition once the suit was made I was invited to join a facebook group of all the characters Salty has ever made. We still get together and do photoshoots at anime conventions. Even though it’s my first suit I already have my own little fursuit family and Salty made sure of that.

I would recommend SaltySuits to anyone. And I actually do link their website on most of my social media sites for what it’s worth.


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