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[YES] Torben Fullsuit by Roofur

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: ManedWolfTorben
Twitter: ManedWolfTorben

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I’ve built and worn 3 previous suits. I’ve suited for 3 years prior to owning this suit.

Informed Maker of Issues

N/A, no issues.

Wear Time

15 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Plantigrade, Real/Toon Hybrid
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

Maned Wolf
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2990 USD
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

YES – the deadline was met
No particular deadline was set. However, the maker performed well within their quoted time estimates.


Date of Review

December 26, 2017

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

Item Being Reviewed

Torben (Maned Wolf) Fursuit

Photos of Completed Product

http://www.roofur.com/gallery-Torben

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.

Head is ABSURDLY comfortable. Construction includes spacing within to allow tons of airflow around the head, so I stay quite cool inside. The whole interior is lined with fleece. Vision is great, and despite being 3D eyes I experience little blind spots. Moveable jaw adjusts well to keep in good contact with my chin. The head is a tad heavy for a foam construction, but it’s so well fitted that it’s hardly noticeable once you have it on. Small weights are sewn into the neckline to keep the neck in place through various motions.

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

Symmetry is perfect, markings are even and match the concept art flawlessly, and shaving is even and beautiful. The fur is incredibly soft and looks like it has a healthy sheen/glow. AND THE EXPRESSION, my god, the expression. He has such a variety of expressions due to the eye and brow sculpt. He fits the character perfectly.

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

The head includes LED eye features. They switch on and cycle through via a magnetic proximity switch. The battery pack is a standard cell phone external pack that fits discretely inside a custom carved hole inside the cheek. Quick to set up and easy to use.

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.

Body fits exceptionally well. The maker takes both measurements (with guides on his website for accurate collection) and a duct tape dummy, so the body fits as close as skin. The fur has a somewhat flexible backing so it moves well with me. Every single seam is surged and they will likely outlive me. The body also includes upper body padding internal that is lined with an athletic lycra material. The place where the tail connects inside the body is hidden by a sheath of sorts that makes for a seamless illusion.

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

Again, markings are perfectly symmetrical and match the concept art exactly. All of the purple fur is shaved and is completely even and beautiful. The shorter black has a glossy sheen. The depth created by balancing the longer and shorter furs is a great.

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.

Hands fit perfectly. Same as the body, all seams are surged and the fur is flexible to move well with me. The paw pads are fleece and give me plenty of dexterity. The feet are a little loose, but that is because they are built entirely of foam. This makes them incredibly light and flexible. They also breathe well so ventilation is good. The feet also include fleece paw pads. The inside of the feet are lined with an athletic lycra and include tags to indicate which feet they belong to.

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

Like everything else, the markings are perfect to the art and the construction is superb.

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 tail is surprisingly light. It’s well proportioned to the character. Belt loops are created with the fur itself so it feels incredibly durable.

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

Markings are perfect and blend flawlessly with the body. Same fur as the rest, so it’s amazing.

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?
Matches 1000%

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Fits 1000%

Overall Project Quality

I was BLOWN AWAY with the quality of this suit. From the fit to the detailing to the features, the quality was beyond my expectations.

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

Initial Contact

The maker’s website is THE BEST system I’ve used in commissioning a suit. He has a built in quote estimator that will give a ballpark figure on the spot, and his response with an exact quote came in short order.

Maker Response Time

Any message to the maker was answered within a day. Very satisfied with communication.

Maker Professionalism

Maker is one of the most responsive and professional experiences I’ve had in this fandom. I can’t sing his praises enough, to be honest. I recommend him to every person I can when I’m asked my opinion of makers.

Project Completion Time

Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
The suit wasn’t made on a deadline, but it was done within the maker’s quoted time. His website includes a tracker that shows you on your account exactly where he is in the process of building your suit. It also includes total times spent creating it, so you know exactly what time he put into it.

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 Roofur.


Final Comments

Enough said above. Every aspect is a pro, the only con is that it may be hard to get on his queue with all the recommendations I’ve sent his way haha.

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