[YES] Radio Deer Fullsuit by Coffee Costumes

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: radiostatic

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

Yes! I own a now retired arctic fox and a kangaroo.

Informed Maker of Issues

I had issue with the initial hair style which was corrected immediately within an hour.

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1180 USD
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

EARLY – the item was shipped before the deadline


Date of Review

March 25, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
August 2016
Completion/Ship Date
January 2017
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.

Fit:
It is very snug a little too so at first but a couple hours of wear solved that. Just needed a breaking in. Nothing pokes me and it is lined comfortably.

Ventilation:
It has a wide mouth and I opted for a fan. While the fan could be slightly better positioned in the muzzle to allow for things like fursuit straws and vapes I feel all these tasks are still manageable. I can last hours longer with the fan than my old suits.

Vision (follow me eyes):
This is my first suit someone hasn’t needed to guide me around by the arm. I can see where I need to move to avoid obstacles and where objects are to pick up.

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

Symmetry:
Everything is symmetrical and quite attractive. I have gotten a lot of compliments at local meets of “cute suit!” and “one of the better here!” or “Can I get a picture with you?”

Shaving:
Close on the face so it doesn’t require as much maintenance with a brush but not too close it loses it’s softness.

Fur:
It feels super soft and fluffy. I even commented to my maker i’d quite like a blanket of this. It looks great from it’s dark brown color to the cream and vibrant white of the muzzle.

Expression:
I love how happy and friendly it looks. I can’t even act mad if I tried in this thing. No one takes it seriously.

Overall:
A cute and attractive suit head. The head makes the suit. I believe this head is the crown of this suit and really pulls it all together into my vision for it. It’s like it was pulled from the concept art.

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

Antlers:
I requested antlers with “paint” drips. Since my character uses spray cans often in art. She made these out of mink stuffed with poly fill foam core and wire. I feel she did an amazing job on creating this dripping illusion. By taking black mink and cutting it unevenly to create a gooping effect. From there she airbrushed black paint drooling from the gooped part. To make this effect of how a viscous fluid would flow on a surface. Many people who take a closer look don’t know it’s made of two different colored minky fabrics. Very satisfied with the build quality and creativity of this special feature.

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.

Fit:
Fits snuggly and evenly. I feel it leaves little in the way of sag or baggy. It is comfortable and initially was too tight. She was more than happy to fix this for me free to make sure I got the fit I wanted. The turnover time for this fix was half a day.

Quality & Durability:
Amazing! It is soft and can take a beating. It’s first test run was at a bowling meet. Lots of bending crouching sitting moving.

Interior:
just the backside of the fur fabric. Which isn’t coarse or rough. It has four straps to hold pillows for my bendy legs. The tail is sewn on and has a hole on the inside where you can stuff poly fill or a pillow made for it if it gets too saggy over time. It is future proof.

Air flow:
It is breathable and stepping infront of a fan gets air directly to your body.

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

Symmetry:
Matches perfect from one side to the other.

Shaving:
No shaving needed. She left it long. Which I like.

Feel & Look:
Fluffy and soft. touching confirms this.

Colors:
The colors are spot on to the art! A dark auburn brown a cream color and a vibrant white.

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 & Feet:
She was trying something new. I didn’t want what other deer suiters call “clackers” because they fall off over time look bulky and in my opinion take away from the suit and it’s usability. I split the difference with four black minky hoof bits. These where sewn in a way they were curved. So when held together look more cloven. Really quite nice and something I haven’t seen anyone else do. I am able to grab and pick up things easily enough.

The feet are minky cloven hoofs. A bit bigger for that cartoony look and to match the suit proportions. They are durable. I can run and jump in them and have. The underside is rubber for outdoor wear and the inside is “off brand croc rubber shoes” which are insanely comfortable and good for prolonged wear. Also the only justifiable use for crocs. The hoof part is made of hardened foam with black mink sewn over it.

Quality & Durability:
They can take a beating. I can pick up heavy things move and wiggle my hands a lot and they are fine. My feet allow me to run and jump with no issues or damage to them.

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

The mink fabric is luxuriously soft to the touch. It also creates a great contrast between the longer brown fur and the hoof parts. The brown fur on both the hands and feet is the same soft fur used throughout the rest of the body. Very satisfied with colors material and selection. She really thought outside the box.

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

The four minky hoof fingers. Which I feel is pretty unique to my suit. The way they are curved to create a cloven look.

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 is part of my suit. You wear it by wearing the body suit. I was never a fan of the hole and wearing a belt through it. It has a hole where the tail is on the suit. You can fill this with a pillow sewn to fit it. Or a wad of poly fill until it is firm and bouncy enough to your liking. This allows allows for adjustments yourself as the poly fill sags and flattens over time. Just restuff it. Additionally this design allows you to remove the tail stuffing and wash the suit.

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

Over all the tail is cute big bouncy and the right colors. It is also soft. The design is convenient and takes into account what happens to the materials over time.

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?

It is dead on! Just as I pictured it. From concept to production. The suit matches the art.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

The whole creates one seamless character who is fun and bouncy and cute. I absolutely adore the final effect.

Overall Project Quality

It is consistent through and through and she would not stop until I was absolutely satisfied with everything. All materials are top quality and I tipped her for how good of a job she did.

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

Initial Contact

The maker was easy to contact initially in person.

Maker Response Time

She is very responsive and more than willing to answer questions take input or ideas and requests for pictures. Her response time is less than half a day usually.

Maker Professionalism

The best around. She makes a point to listen to your needs and communicate. She is easily contacted and available. Not once did I feel like she did not listen or feel unconcerned with my requests.

Project Completion Time

I honestly believe she is one of the most motivated and quickest suit makers out there. She got done with mine in less than half the expected time frame. No hard deadlines missed even with moving to a new home and getting sick. She got it done without sacrifice to quality.

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 Coffee Costumes.


Final Comments

I do feel she could make a habit of volunteering updates step by step. She won’t hold them hostage but you do have to prod her sometimes for pictures or updates. This led to one or two things needing revision. But nothing major. For me this was just a change of head fur hair style which was fixed within the hour. Over all she is quick uses great materials is super nice and easy to work with. Her prices are reasonable for the quality and over all look. I would highly recommend her to friends. She became a great friend by the end due to her easy going attitude and work ethic to make sure I was happy.

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