[YES] Vrika Wolf Head by WMW66 Costumes

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Facebook: vrika.wolf

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

3 years fursuiting cons and public. This was an upgrade from a previous head. I made my own body and commissioned paws from another artist.

Informed Maker of Issues

No issues. Very high quality.

Wear Time

35 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Realistic
Shipped From: Czech Republic

Species

wolf
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$700US + $100US for expedited shipping from CZ
Filed under $501 - $999.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met


Date of Review

November 6, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
December 2016
Completion/Ship Date
July 2017
Item Completion Time (?)

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.

There is no zipper in the cowl, so it is a snug fit while putting the head on. Wide elastic straps over the head and around the base of the skull provide a secure fit. A pad on the bridge of the nose helps stabilize the mask. I added a foam chin cup, attached with velcro to adjust the jaw to fit my chin – an adjustment I anticipated. It is lined in the right places, fits comfortably.
Ventilation is good. The fan in the nose circulates air without blowing in my eyes. I do not notice any excessive heat buildup in the head.

Vision is very good for a realistic mask with tear duct vision. I estimate approximately 130 degrees of visibility horizontally and about 75 degrees vertically. Eyeports are spaced well for good binaural vision. There is some cross vision through the opposite eye ports.

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

The appearance is symmetrical. Markings very closely resemble the character design, which was a photograph of a black wolf with white markings. The head has following eyes.
Shaving is even and appropriate length on the face and muzzle. Cowl is long hair.
I supplied the fur to match my body suit and shipped it to the maker at my expense. Airbrushing is appropriately applied to eyebrows and muzzle. It is not overly stiff.
The facial expression is excellent. Using the moving jaw and head position, I can create expressions ranging from fun and playful to serious or intimidating.

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

No special attachments.
Electrical components (fan, battery boxes, switch, and circuit board are of good quality and are well designed. Workmanship of electrics is excellent. 4 AA batteries will run the fan for about 6 hours. It also has a power jack for an optional battery pack.

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 mask is as close to the photograph used for concept art as I expected for the mask base used. It looks realistic. Head size is also realistic for a real wolf – slightly larger than my old head. All proportions are an excellent approximation of a real wolf.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

No special markings to match up. Cowl length and shape are very good and overlap my existing bodysuit to form a natural looking transition between head and body.

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very satisfied. I would have no concerns about another commission with this artist.

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

Initial Contact

Very easy to contact WMW66 Costumes.

Maker Response Time

Initial and all subsequent responses were within 24 hours, most within just a few hours.

Maker Professionalism

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Very satisfied. Very professional. I have seen photos of WMW66 Costumes commissioned by others and have discussed their experiences with them. We have all been completely satisfied.

Project Completion Time

Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
I proposed a delivery date approximately 7 months from the date of the contract. The completed work was delivered as agreed.

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 WMW66 Costumes.


Final Comments

WMW66 Costumes is an excellent choice if their styles suit your design. My initial reservations about a commission with an artist in the Czech Republic were based upon language barrier – There was none. Motomo is fluent in English.
All payments were processed through Paypal, so we had a mutual level of confidence of payment processing. The initial payment amount was appropriate for the work contracted.

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