[NO] Head by Showreel Studios

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Anonymous

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Nope, this was my first

Informed Maker of Issues

I told him I had bad anxiety, which I do so its really hard for me to speak up

Wear Time

maybe 30+ hours before I got scared to due to issues
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

canine
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

250 USD
Filed under $300 and under.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

November 11, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
June 2017
Completion/Ship Date
Oct 10th, 2017, though if I didn’t go off I probably would have not gotten it this year.
Item Completion Time (?)

Character Concept Art

I know it wasn’t the best but ive improved since I drew this, will be making a better ref sheet soon

Photos of Completed Product

I planned on doing videos in this suit and until I can get a better head I will still use this, although I have to take extreme care.

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 stay on but it is bulky and hard to move in so I cant emote as much as I want to. Its not too loose but it is loose enough I can slip it off without too much effort. The ventilation is good but its best in cold whether, because even though the ventilation is good, it gets very stuffy with min room temperature and it feels like air only comes through the mouth and eyes.

Vision is good enough to where I could text out of it but the eyes rubbed on my forehead and I was scared the paint would come off at a certain portion. I do have a decent sized blind spot so I will have to be careful and yes, I do have to turn my head to see something good but I do that naturally.

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

I do love how she looks for a starter head and thats the reason I will still use her but the symmetry could use some work. The markings were slightly different than what I expected but it does follow the same concept art. The shaving is even enough to miss unless they get up close, then it is visible and I can see some threads that have popped with short amount of time of usage.it does have a smooth transition but this maker needs more experience and practice. The fur was not airbrushed though it has this lower quality texture that if brushed even as delicate as I am I still pull off chunks of the fur itself.

However, there is also drawbacks that needs to be known. The appearance is good for a starter head, and it is good on the first day, but it doesn’t do good if you have better heads that are above 250. The eyes are follow me and do create that effect but it is not as flat so its not as easy to see that effect. I will tell you that the fur was not entirely sewn together or if it was the thread came right through as on the second day of usage the ears started to come off and looked like it was done last second so I tried to sew it but it kept popping right through the fabric so I am afraid to use it heavily.

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?

The suit could have matched the concept art a little better but I understand the difficulty of the design.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

The colors do match up with the other parts I commissioned from others and are consistent but the quality of the fur could have been better.

Overall Project Quality

The quality could have been better for 250 because I have seen better quality for the price other makers were asking.

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

Initial Contact

The quote was a breeze and it was almost instant I had gotten info on the commission so I went through with it.

Maker Response Time

It was going well at first but after a few weeks in any updates came scarce and it got to the point where I almost had to do a chargeback in fear that they had run off with the money and product.

Maker Professionalism

The customer service needs work and keeping up to date will do wonders for work. He stayed professional about a personal matter that came up so they do stay professional when it comes down to their heads. However, I still have not received a badge that was supposed to have come with my head as a gift.

Project Completion Time

Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
It was early but I still felt that I had to say something a few times so I would get updates on my head.

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 Showreel Studios unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

I am okay on the head, it fit the general concept art and does good if you’re planning to get a starter and work your way into a better suit. The ventilation and vision is also good for someone to start out.

Though, the head could have been more symmetrical and it could have been done a little better if the better materials were used. I also had to pull a yellow pin out of the muzzle after looking at it a little better. The customer service could be better, and will need work so those with the same condition as I will not get as worried as I got. I still am awaiting the badge that should have been mailed out a couple of weeks back.

Final rating: no, just save up for a better fursuit head if you plan on using the suit heavily.


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