[YES] Ashpaw Partial by Battitude Studios
General InformationGives some information about the item and the person writing the review.
Filed under $501 - $999.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
Ashpaw’s fursuit head is well ventilated and the vision is probably the best I’ve had compared to my older suits and friend’s suits. The mouth and nose are completely hollowed out to keep any of the foam/lining on the inside from touching any part of my mouth. The head is completely lined with galaxy lycra and all foam work has been covered. The head is not stuffy at all and the air circulates through multiple openings including the eyes, mouth and nose holes to keep me cool. I don’t need to have a fan installed like my previous heads to cool down. The eyes are large and help with being able to have a wider range of view. I still tilt my head to look around to see certain things and make sure that I don’t trip over myself or others. There is a small blind spot in the middle but every suit I’ve tried on has had one. It fits my head perfectly and I did not have to send any measurements for my head to the maker. It rests just above my nose and I have enough room to take it off and on without any complications. Nothing pokes and it’s very comfortable to wear hours on end at the conventions I’ve taken him too.
I am very satisfied with the appearance of Ashpaw’s head. The symmetry is perfect as each of his markings match up with the other side. You can tell that they took the extra time to make sure the shaving of the fur is smooth and even. I chose a cheerful expression for Ashpaw with the addition to have magnetic eyelids to make him look grumpy. They achieved both flawlessly. Battitude hand painted the eyes to look like galaxies which was an amazing surprise. All in all, I love the follow me effect with the head and it can achieve multiple different expressions with or without the eyelids. Battitude also installed small gauges in the ears of my fursuit which was a nice touch and made it look exactly like the concept artwork I provided.
I chose to upgrade and get magnetic eyelids to change Ashpaw’s expression from a cheerful one to a grumpy one. It works well and is readable from any angle with them on. I’m not sure what they used magnetic wise but they feel heavy duty and stick together very well. The eyelids do not move around or fall off as I’m wearing him. I usually keep them on while I’m suiting since it gives him a little more personality and is a conversational piece since it’s the first thing people notice.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
I only commissioned hand paws from Battitude Studios. They are puffy and are made into a toony style with only four fingers. I am very satisfied with them and they fit like a glove, no pun intended. They slip right on and don’t tighten around my wrists so my movement isn’t limited. They are lined on the inside and the padding on each finger in lined as well with lycra. It keeps my hands cool and comfortable with multiple wears. I have a little difficulty with picking things up but that’s due to the nature of the puffiness of the paws. I do have claws on my paws that are sewn right into the fur. None are loose or feel like they are becoming loose with each time I wear them making them durable.
I love the way that the paws look and feel. I also love the style of hand paws they chose making him look toony and adorable. Everything is super soft and comfortable to the touch. The shaving is neat and even on each of the fingers. The transition to the longer fur on the wrists looks well done. I can brush out the fur in between the fingers after each use and it looks brand new again. I am happy with the selection of material they used for the paw pads.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The rainbow straps that my belt loops into in a very nice touch! The straps are secure and have held up while fursuitting and just wearing it around the convention area while out of suit. The movement is nice and doesn’t constantly hit against my back legs or drag on the ground. It is very comfortable to wear in an out of suit.
The tail is exactly how I wanted it to be. Everything is symmetrical and exactly like the concept art! I was picky about the length and shape and Battitude Studios was helpful in getting the tail to look the way I wanted it too.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
Deadline was met and completed on time to wear him to the convention I planned on going too!
Pros, there are many of them. Battitude shows a lot of WIPs to you as they work. They also go out of their way to ask any questions or clear anything up. They are very friendly and professional to boot. They work with you in the process which is very nice and I recommend them to anyone considering commissioning a fursuit.
Cons, I can’t honestly think of any?
Additional comments? If you’re considering commissioning Battitude Studios I would go ahead and commission them. If it seems like their queue is too long or you think you may not get a quote or accepted into the queue, keep going. They are an amazing at what they do and it is worth the wait!
Final rating: Yes, I would recommend this maker to another. Honestly, I already have multiple times!