[YES] Stealth Wolf Fullsuit by Dandylions, LLC

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: stealthwuff

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No; this was my very first suit! Hopefully one of many

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes; the arm sleeves were a bit short, but they were great to work with to get the issue resolved quickly.

Wear Time

100+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

wolf
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

~2500 USD
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

September 17, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
July 2016
Completion/Ship Date
November 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Stealth Wolf full plantigrade suit

Photos of Completed Product

http://twitter.com/FixionTweets/status/905145447215452161

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 head fits perfectly. It’s loose enough to turn the head around, but tight enough where it doesn’t slip down or fall off easily. It does not have a zipper; slipping it on is easy and comfortable with its soft liner.

Ventilation is great due to the muzzle fan, which is powered by a small power bank. I can breathe easily, but if the battery dies, the head will get a bit warm before long.

Vision is amazing for this suit. Obviously, blind spots will occur, i.e. I can’t see my booper. However, blind spots are minimal and I have great line of sight compared to other suits.

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

Symmetry is great; don’t have any issues regarding symmetry.

Shaving is even and the makers worked with me for certain fur length transitions.

The fur is definitely high-quality and very smooth and fluffy. Over time, the fur has started to crimp, but that’s to be expected with any type of faux fur.

I am extremely satisfied with expression of the head, especially face on with the 3D follow-me eyes. I can get a few different expressions looking directly at a camera. At an angle, he doesn’t look quite as cute, but great overall.

Yes; the makers surprised me with a mohawk since I was expecting just a small tuft of head floof. However, the mohawk looks amazing.

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

Muzzle fan – a small fan was installed into the muzzle of the head. It runs off a small power bank that is also located inside the head. Since these particular power banks are easy to find online, I have a couple that I can switch out as I deplete others.

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 bodysuit fits perfectly. For me, it fits very snug and is quite form-fitting. Nonetheless, movement is great, and it’s very comfortable.

Seams have been very durable; haven’t had any issues, even though I’ve been to several cons and done some public suiting.

Interior isn’t necessarily lined, but all the seams look professional and the suit’s easy to get into.

Airflow is decent; I wouldn’t say it’s any worse than the average bodysuit.

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

Symmetry is great with the character markings!

Shaving is even.

The fur is definitely high-quality and very smooth and fluffy. Over time, the fur has started to crimp around the tail, but that’s to be expected.

Totally satisfied! The colors and markings were perfectly translated from concept art to reality!

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

As far as features go, my makers did an excellent job with the zipper. Compared to other suits I’ve seen, mine is one of the easiest suits to put on. Instead of going straight down the middle of my torso, they hid the zipper along the left side of my suit’s white fur markings, allowing it to blend in perfectly.

They also included a couple pockets on the inside of the suit, which is very handy since I can still carry around my phone and keys if necessary without needing to carry a backpack.

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.

Extremely satisfied! My 5-fingered paws are very plush and comfortable to wear. As expected, it’s difficult to pick things up, but my dexterity is pretty decent for my paws. My wrists originally showed sometimes when I actively suited, but they added additional fur which helped to resolve the issue. I can put them on with ease, but they will fly off if I throw a Frisbee lol.

The seams have been really durable. I haven’t had any issues with my handpaw claws or pawpads. The stuffing in one of my fingers has moved a bit, but I haven’t found it to be an uncomfortable issue.

The interior of the handpaws are lined and very comfortable.
My feetpaws are very comfortable to wear, even when suiting for several hours on my feet. They are built off croc sandals; easy to put on and remove, but still provide a snug fit.

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

Symmetry is great with the character markings!

Shaving is even.

The fur is definitely high-quality and very smooth and fluffy.

Totally satisfied! The colors and markings were perfectly translated from concept art to reality!

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

The claws on my handpaws are great, and my makers did an excellent job at sewing on silicon pawpads. I’m still not sure how they pulled it off, but they are amazing, and provide a very realistic and cute feel for my paws.

I also upgraded to indoor feetpaws. I would definitely recommend it since it provides more versatility, and the vinyl pawpads look very cute. However, the pawpads and fur on the bottom of the paws are a bit scuffed when I forgot to wear my sandals inside at a con. I expect a bit of wear and tear over time, but they definitely show it.

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 very comfortable, and sometimes I’ll just wear it without the rest of my fursuit. It’s a very solid tail, but very soft as well. With a small belt loop, it’s very easy to put on.

The quality is superb!

The belt strap is very durable, and haven’t had any issues with my tail falling off.

The padding is very full, but I can get some movement from my tail.

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

Symmetry is great with the character markings!

Shaving is even.

The fur is definitely high-quality and very smooth and fluffy.

Totally satisfied! The colors and markings were perfectly translated from concept art to reality!

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?

Yes; it matches nearly exactly. The mohawk was the only deviation that I was not initially expecting.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Yes; the markings are superb and both color and fur length are consistent.

Overall Project Quality

I am extremely satisfied with my project. The makers were great to work with. Communications was great, they resolved the minor issues I had with my arm sleeve length, and the suit turned out great!

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

Initial Contact

The makers responded pretty quickly to my quote.

Maker Response Time

The response time was good. Sometimes I would need to send a followup email, but they’ve been great with communication.

Maker Professionalism

Again, I can’t say enough about them. They were both professional and extremely helpful with the small issues. They sent me WIPs during the build, and I would consider my experience with them to be very easy and fun to bring my character to life.

Project Completion Time

The makers did their best to ship it to me on time, just in time for my deadline.

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 Dandylions LLC.


Final Comments

Overall, it was a great experience!
Sometimes communication would take a little time, but they responded quickly to my followup emails.
They were extremely kind and helpful with my questions, and each of their suits comes with a fursuit kit, complete with a glue gun, some extra thread, and some disinfectant / suit sprays.

For their high level of quality, unique styles, and reasonable prices, I believe my makers are one of the best! Compared to some suit makers at the same price bracket, their style is always new and refreshing, and their quality (both fur and seams) is superb. I would definitely commission them again in the future! And I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a quality suit.

Final rating: Yes! Absolutely I’d recommend Dandylions, LLC, to anyone looking for a great team of suit makers!


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