[YES] Cassiopeia by Sparkle Kreations

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: procyonlupus

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

I own two others

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes.

Wear Time

Over 70 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Angler fish / raccoon
Filed under Aquatic, Musteloidea, with wings

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2200 USD
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

NO – the deadline was not met


Date of Review

April 13, 2017

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

Photos of Completed Product

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/23181838/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/23181862/

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 heads a little loose, but nothing too bothersome. Because of the LED’s in the eyes, bobber, and the fan in the nose there are wires in the head that I need to push to the side or they get in the way. The head is lined with a balaclava, which makes it nice and comfy to wear. Ventilation and vision have been the best of any suit I’ve worn. I can see perfectly clear with little to no blind spot, and I can go hours without getting too hot. The eyes are huge and allow air flow, the jaw is double hinged, so if needed I can actually flip the top jaw up off my head to get a drink, and the fan in the nose is powerful enough to cause a constant cool breeze. All in all aside from a bit of loose fitting, I’d say it’s the perfect head.

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

The head is cute and he knows it! The fur is soft, smooth and well shaven. The hair is silky and fits his reference perfectly. It’s a semi-realistic suit, and they’ve got his raccoon nose down pat. Depending on how I use the jaw or tilt the head he can look happy, excited, or even mischievous! The fur color is slightly off from his ref, but I agreed to it and I think it’s just fine for Cassi.

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

The head features a fan, glowing whiskers, glowing eyes, and a glowing bobber. Two battery packs fit in the back flap of the head, with two wires running along the cheek to plug in. This turns on the fan and the lights. I’ve NEVER had an issue with any of the electrical work.I need a bit of help getting the head on, so I can push the wires aside but it’s never a problem once he’s on.

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.

I’m satisfied with how the body suit fits. There’s a bit of snugness under the arms, but I’ve never outright felt like it was going to pop. I’ve rolled on the floor, played with kids, and danced around and have always been confident in its durability. That said, the inside could use a bit of cleaning up. There are seam lines, some extra fluff a bit of loose thread, nothing to do with durability but it can get a little tickly now and then. The airflow is just fine, I don’t really get hot until an hour or two in,which I think 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.

Very cute body suit, the markings are just like on the reference, the colors are nice. The shaving is perfect, and the fur is nice and soft.

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 feeties are big and bold, which is just what I wanted. They have a shoe “pocket” inside so they don’t flop around, and fit snug like a sneaker. The bottom is made of extremely durable and cleanable material, though the name of the material escapes me.

The hands are perfect. Big claws, webbed fingers, and thick paw pads. They’re comfortable to wear, have perfect shaving, and are durable.

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

My only issue with the feet is that the shaving is choppy, which is a slight disappointment. They’re perfect otherwise, and match the rest of the suit in terms of fur color.

The paws are great, and the transition from long to short fur really works well. The claws are extremely durable (I’ve bumped them a few times) and come clean easily.

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

The fingers have webbing, which is soft as velvet, and incredible durable.

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 is huuuuge. Very easy to put on, featuring two durable straps that hook to a belt. It doesn’t hit the floor and sways with my movements, very realistic.

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

The shaving is good, the fur is soft and the markings are what you expect for a raccoon.

WingsGives information about any wings the costume may have.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

I have fins, three of them. They’re a bit cumbersome to get on, I have to wear a harness to have them and the tail attach nicely. The fins also light up so there’s a wire running down my back every time. However they are certainly durable. It takes a while to get it all together and on, but I think that’s my only complaint.

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

They’re very cute, bendable/poseable, and light up! They’re furred for the thick part of the fin, and feature velvet webbing between them, which works great for the suit.

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?
I’m pretty satisfied, we had to make some color changes, but its not too far off.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

It all fits great, and matches perfectly to each piece.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Overall I’m very satisfied.

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 answered all my questions enthusiastically.

Maker Response Time

They never took longer than a week to respond.

Maker Professionalism

They are a gem to work with. Even when my suit was late I was given constant adjustments and updates. They were never out of contact.

Project Completion Time

Sadly, the only part of my experience was the deadline, with it being over a year late.

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 Sparkle Kreations.


Final Comments

The lateness on receiving my suit was the worst bit, but to me the wait was well worth it. Cassi is a cute, eye catching, easy to wear and extremely comfortable and durable suit.

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