[YES] Solus Fullsuit with Stilts by Carolina Critters

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Solus
Twitter: SolusZondaar

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

I have one other suit

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes the head strap was too big- Maker fixed it one week from the date i informed her.

Wear Time

80+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Realistic
Shipped From: USA

Species

German Shepherd/ Goat
Filed under Canidae, Euungulata, with horns, antlers, or spikes

Made in Year

Transaction Information

Private USD paid in installments
Filed under .

Met Deadline

EARLY – the item was delivered before the deadline


Date of Review

February 21, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

Solus-Full Suit with Stilts with plantigrade padding in a realistic style.

Photos of Completed Product

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/26466022/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/23463695/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/23463727/

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.

It is comfortable and easy to put on
The fan works amazingly and i have had zero issues with it.
LED eyes were made exceptionally well. when turned on there is little issue seeing unlike other suits i have worn with the same feature.
Ventilation is great the mouth sits open just a bit and if i need more air the jaw is movable.
Vision is great considering its a resin head.

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

I am very pleased with the appearance. The horns are super detailed and i have been asked numerous times if they are real goat horns. The symmetry is spot on and both sides are even, the markings are very well blended. Very high quality fur was used making this head look like the real deal. its is soft and easy to care for.

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 is comfortable and easy to put on and take off. everything is even and well blended making it an easy and attractive suit. The seams are double stitched by hand so durability is beyond comparison.

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

10/10 As with the head the fur is of an exceptional quality.

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.

The hand paws fit like a glove and the shaving on the fur is even and meticulously trimmed.
The stilts (hoofs/feet) are well crafted using breathable sandals and nylon straps. They add about a foot to my height and after some practice i can wear them for a few hours with very minor breaks in between. The bottoms have good grip aiding in my ability to walk. They do make clomping sounds which add to the realism of the suit.

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

As with the other parts the feet/hooves were made using high quality fur which was masterfully blended together creating a stunning appearance.

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 very durable using double hand stitched loops. it sits at the correct spot and has some natural movement when i walk.

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

Looks great and as i stated above has a little bit of a natural movement.

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 owner of CC poured over my Ref sheet for quite a while and consistently checked with me with any questions they had.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

everything fits and matches perfectly. I can not recommend CC enough.

Overall Project Quality

after looking it over carefully and finding any small imperfections i would give this suit a 9/10 which exceeds 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

As she is a friend it was extremely easy but for others looking to commission her you can find a link to her TOS and Quote form on her FA.

Maker Response Time

When ever i had a question or had to update her on something she got back to me within 24 hours.

Maker Professionalism

being a friend you would expect some special treatment but from the get go she and i made it clear that this was a business transaction and we treated it as such. Contracts were read and signed each of us noting changes we needed etc. She layed out the details and steps clearly keeping me up to date on any changes in the schedule and any modifications needed to make Solus come to life.

Project Completion Time

8 months- i was very pleased with the amount of time it took from date of commission to completion. Each step of the way i was told when and how long she expected each part to take. even small minute details were included such as the type of bolts she ordered etc.

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 Carolina Critters.


Final Comments

From start to finish CC was on the ball and in constant communication. She even went so far as to help me shoe shop via telegram to find the perfect shoe to go into the stilts.

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