[NO] Cookie Protogen Partial by Karrie Dauch

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Corkiedog1

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

I do not have any prior experience but I know the basics.

Informed Maker of Issues

I did not. I decided against it and went as a hit and miss and will remember this as more of a mistake in fursuit purchasing.

Wear Time

8+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$157 USD. They claim I owe $15 still, which the original price was agreed to $157. Then because of them not shipping it out on the right day, they attempted to charge me an extra $90. This price has been removed.
Filed under $200 and under.

Met Deadline

NO – the deadline was not met
We had a deadline of July 16th, so it would ship in time for July 21st and 22nd, aka Comic Con. They failed to meet this deadline, complained about the deadline after finishing and didn’t ship it out until the 19th, which was then put as 2 day shipping and cost a ridiculous amount of money because they refused to ship it before then.
I only got to wear it the 22nd, which was not what I wanted. They previously said before the commission started that the 16th was doable.


Date of Review

October 15, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
June 2017
Completion/Ship Date
July 2017
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Cookie, Protogen Head and Tail

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product


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 does fit me at all in motion. If I was to sit and not move my head at all, it would sit fine. However, I gave my measurements to the maker and they did not listen. They made it impossible to wear out without literally tying it to my head. (Hence the scarf)

Since the ventilation is through the mouth, I can breathe great! Turning toward the wind is great and you get a lot of nice breeze. Plus points there.

Vision is great! Since it’s out of the mouth and under it also. I just wish it covered me a bit better than it does.. When wearing, you can see my entire face and neck.

The maker and I both agreed on a Mane to cover my neck, however they didn’t add it. I can only guess it’s because they didn’t want to have to buy more michaels craft fur and sew it together. Not very happy in their choice of fur.

Everything is hot glued also. Barely any is seen. The only thing seen on the head is the tip of the horns actually.

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

It most matches the concept art.

I annoy achieve any expressions other than happy. The appearance is pretty shotty and messy in all honesty.

The white fur is the softest, I’m assuming luxury shag. The black feels like michaels craft fur and it a bit crunchy. I cannot brush the ears for fear of ripping the black spots right off. They aren’t sewn, simply glued on the white fur, meaning if I pull some white up, the black isn’t connected to the base at all.

There is no shaving necessary.

The ear markings are very lopsided and one ear folds in and has since It arrived. The horns are slightly crooked but that’s fine. The mouth is pretty lopsided, especially in the front.

Not fully satisfied with this. Again, you can see my entire face and neck and it ruins the magic for anyone around. No mane added however agreed to before finished.

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

I have 2 large horns on the top of the head and they work nice! Very bouncy, not that heavy and don’t break off easily.

They are connected to the head and I can put the head on myself.

I like how they look, however maybe would of rathered it not have fabric just wrapped around it.

TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.


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

The black is lopsided and the tail is a bit crooked then wearing. The straps are made of jean material and they are terribly lopsided.

No shaving necessary. The transition from short black to long is pretty noticeable.

Black is crunchy, white is soft. I used to be able to brush it, however within 8+ hours of wear and storage in a safe box away from pets and harm, 2 seams have popped. I do not know how to sew, but I have to repair it myself or hand it over to a friend. Only been pulled a few times by kids, the seams should not have ripped.

I dislike the craft fur used. The tail is very bouncy however and that’s great. It doesn’t match my concept art and is shorter than we agreed on. I had been informed that if I wanted black spots, it would be hard to brush. Not sewn if I had chosen that.

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

The attachment is a weird jean material for straps and a belt. The tail is lopsided when worn and pretty short. Not heavy at all and I do enjoy the bounce, but I wish it had better quality.
Able to be tugged a bit, however seams popped already and I’ve barely worn it for more than 9 hours.

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?
Satisfied since we agreed on the tail.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Symmetry is actually terrible. Colors are consistent however.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Not very satisfied for $157, as I have seen better completed ones of the same species go for less with better quality.

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 easy and simple! They quoted me at $157, never mentioned shipping.

Maker Response Time

Took barely 24 hours. Very active.

Maker Professionalism

Customer service was nice, but the professionalism isn’t great. They had multiple phones I believe and I had to text them at some point for updates because someone took the phone they used for communication?

At the beginning of July, they informed me I had paid everything off so I stopped actively working for money for the partial. A day before they shipped it, they spring a $25 charge and a $90 shipping because they skipped the deadline.

Project Completion Time

Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Deadline of July 16th missed. Wasn’t able to wear it for the first day of Comic Con.

Rating

FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

NO!
This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend Karrie Dauch unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

My experience isn’t that great. The unknown fees, the little amount of time they claimed I had to pay, the quality and the overall look is pretty disappointing.

I now have to pay out of pocket to find a way to cover my face from view and cover my neck when suiting when that should of never been the cause.

I’d advise a warning when conversing with this maker. They have potential, but do not inform their customers of hidden fees and quality beforehand. Make sure you keep stating what you want and do not accept anything you dislike. They should start sewing markings into the fur instead of hot glueing and should be more careful on the glue. It is all over the suit that I have to clean off now. I cannot wear it without tying the head to my chin, which is pretty upsetting.

Final rating: [NO] Negative 3/10


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