[YES] Mesquite Bat Fullsuit by MoreFurLess

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: mesquitebat

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I’ve had 2 full suits and 3 partials over the course of several years

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no major issues

Wear Time

About 12 hours total
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Bat (California Leaf-Nose)
Filed under Glires, with wings

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2860.00 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

December 31, 2017

Buy/Commission Date
February 2016
Completion/Ship Date
October 2017
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Mesquite the Bat Fullsuit

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.

Only a slightly loose fit, but it’s mostly the added weight of the ears and muzzle that make it slip around just a bit while wearing. This hasn’t caused any issue though, I take breaks often enough to take a breather and adjust my balaclava if it gets jostled from the movement. The ventilation is PERFECT, even without the fan I installed later for my own comfort, the breathability in this suit is amazing because the mouth can open up so big! Vision is also great. The eyes are so big, so there’s a lot of mesh space to allow for fantastic vision. Just the usual muzzle blindspot and lack of peripherals are the only sight issues, but this is the case with every fursuit I’ve ever had.

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

Absolutely gorgeous work. There’s a lot of really cute little details like the brown markings around the eyes and the pretty swishy hair. I love how the big ears flop a bit too, it adds a lot of character when I’m performing for others. Shaving is very well handled, I haven’t seen any bad or bald spots. All the markings are even as well, there was a lot of obvious attention to details in symmetry. There was no concept art given for this suit since it was artistic liberty, but I just love how the design turned out. The magnetic eyebrows also make for some very wonderful expressions and character to the suit.

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 body fits very well! There’s a few baggy spots around my shoulders and thighs, but this works great for me since I have some mobility issues that a tighter suit could have impaired further. I’ve been testing the durability of seams and stress points while in use (Doing things like stretching up my arms, kneeling down etc) and haven’t popped any seams yet! There’s no padding for this suit (I specifically wanted it to be plantigrade) so no lining was needed/included. The body was surprisingly lightweight and breathable, I really like the varieties of fur that’s been used!

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

Appearance wise, the body looks fantastic. As with the face, everything lines up symmetrically. I was surprised that even with an artistic liberty design, there was so much done to make the markings and colors very unique to the character they created. I think my favorite areas are the super soft tummy and leg fur.

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

Since the character is a bat, the wings are permanently attached to the body suit. I had a bit of trouble wearing them at first since the metal structure that originally came with it was a bit too harsh on my right hand (Carpal tunnel issues) but this was quickly fixed once I figured out the problem and came up with a quick fix. This was mostly my own oversight since I wasn’t considering the weight and strain having big wings could put on my wrist. The quality is absolutely wonderful though! The inner membrane is a stretchy spandex, and the back of the fingers is felt. The back of the arms also have small zippers so I can let my hands go free when taking breaks. A genius move on MFL’s part, I would have never thought of that!

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.

I’ll use this section to describe the feet since this suit has large wings. The feet are very comfy, especially after I put some support inserts in them! They seem to be built on a pair of sneakers, making them fit so nicely, and perfect for walking a lot. I also enjoyed the bit orange claws, nice and sturdy! The soles are outdoor foam.

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

The feet are made from the same soft fur on the tummy and ears, so I love them! They also have some cute bright orange claws which make a really great contrast.

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

(None for the feet)

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 suit has a cute little nubby tail attached to the body and set low, just like a real bat. It’s stuffed nice and tight too, so it sticks out so cutely when being worn.

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

Looks amazing, I love the fur choices for the simple markings.

WingsGives information about any wings the costume may have.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

As stated in the body section, the wings are permanently attached. After making some fixes to suit my needs, the wings are very comfortable and easy to wear! I’m a bit worried about the zippers on the back of the arms since they’re quite small and I feel like I might break them, but nothing has happened yet!

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

Absolutely wonderful. The wings have such a great and natural shape to them, they’re exactly what I was hoping for with this suit. They also have some fantastic movement when I walk around or stretch them out.

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

The wings have a special structure inside mostly made from metal (Very durable!) The internal structure is easily removed so I can wash the suit too, I really appreciate this detail since I hate hand washing a suit! With the removable interior, I just put her in the washing machine with no issues!

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 well does everything fit together and match up?

Everything fits and lines up perfectly once all together. You can hardly see the difference between the neck and chest fur, same goes for the feet where they meet the ankles. For the most part, the suit fits very comfortably (Just a few little baggy spots, but nothing major)

Overall Project Quality

Overall, this is one of the best experiences I’ve had as a customer, even with the little bumps in the communication process. The suit itself is stunning, I tell friends it’s pretty much exactly what I didn’t know I wanted. This was the first time I’ve ordered an artistic liberty design, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

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

Initial Contact

I had been waiting for a commission opening from More Fur Less for a while, so I had been diligently watching for news, and it was very easy and quick to get in contact with them. It was a very easy process.

Maker Response Time

Fairly quick, especially when we first made contact about the project! We did most of the initial talking via emails, then moved over to Telegram once my suit had been started.

Maker Professionalism

Very professional to work with, but still casual enough to be fun and exciting! All the communication was very clear.

Project Completion Time

I didn’t have a deadline in mind for the suit, but there were a few hiccups along the way. I was originally told I’d have a spot for August-November of 2015, but I ended up not getting the suit until October of 2017. I’ll admit I did get a bit miffed over it, but since I had never set a deadline or payed to have them complete it by a certain time, I don’t think this was much of an issue really. I’m happy they took the time they did on my suit because it made the end result so much more awesome!

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 MoreFurLess.


Final Comments

I am very happy with this suit. I would recommend MFL for anyone looking for that super toony style to bring a bouncy and exciting character to life! The quality of the materials chosen and handiwork that went into this suit is very impressive. The only delay issues that happened I believe could be blamed on things outside of anyone’s control (I do remember forest fire evacuations were an issue at some point during the process, so I don’t blame the maker for that of course!)

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