[YES] Caelum Pancan Fullsuit by CFStudios

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

qutens | Twitter: bye_yena

Relationship With Maker

The maker was NOT a friend when the item was purchased, but they ARE a friend now

Prior Experience

No, this is my first fursuit.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, Caelum showed up with some heat damage due to a less than diligent FedEx worker who left my suit in Phoenix for over 24 hours. I, in no way, blame CFStudios for this at all and they offered to fix him for free. (I fixed the fur myself, his head had some loose glue areas that I got fixed after MFF).

Wear Time

About 20+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Pancan
Filed under Aves, with wings

Made in Year

Transaction Information

~2500 USD paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Met Deadline

There was no deadline


Date of Review

March 6, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

Caelum the Pancan with digitigrade padding in a toony style.

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.

Perfect. Caelum is made to accommodate glasses and does so well. He has a movable jaw, so he also has a strap on the inside of the head to keep it snug. When his beak is down, he has great ventilation, but if I’m feeling cramped or want to talk to people without being muffled, I can fully open up his beak to expose my terrible human face.
The vision is wonderful, however there’s a large blind spot where the beak is (but this was to be expected). If I want to see perfectly, I just open his beak again.

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

He is adorable and perfect. His cheeks are fluffy and soft and GOOD. He has wonderful floppy, but sturdy ears that I can wiggle around. His eyes feature little star shaped eyelights like the concept art had. He is wonderfully cheerful and cute.

His beak came with a blemish due to heat damage, but somehow magically healed itself? This surprised both myself and CFStudios.

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

He has a couple of magnetic eyelids that can be attached to shift his expression from cheerful to sleepy. These are pretty good, however I did replace the glue on the magnets to E6000 just to make them more sturdy. They work quite well, but the magnets on the further ends of the eyes doesn’t stick all that well all the time. They also tend to block a bit of vision, so I really only wear them for photoshoots and not for active wear.

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 me perfectly, as expected. It was built off a duct tape dummy so that’s a given. I have a full range of movement, even with the padding in. Every seam is beautifully surged and quite sturdy. I have only had to stitch up some small areas near the wings (the wings are many layered and a bit heavy, so this is not unexpected). The wings and tail are attached to the bodysuit, so they will be discussed more later. The bodysuit also has a neck pillow that adds a bit more shape to the suit and has a little hidden pocket that I usually store his eyelids. His padding is also special in that it is themed (Caelum has a space theme, so his padding has space fabric!). Being that he’s a digitigrade fullsuit, the airflow is a little limited, but I can still cool off rather quickly in front of a fan or in cold weather.

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

Everything is perfect. Markings are symmetrical and well done.

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

Tail is attached, so it has a little window on the inside for removing the stuffing. Originally, I thought this little spandex window would not do its job, however it works perfectly. He has appliqued arm-wings that are incredibly well made. I frequently get complimented on his wings, and its well deserved! The seamwork and overstitches are straight and clean. This will be discussed further, but his feet also zip on which is a wonderful feature.

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.

They all fit perfectly. For the massive size of his paws, they are actually quite dexterous and I can do a lot in them! The back of his paws have stuffing in them, which makes them a bit hard to stuff into his sleeves, but I plan on adding some snaps that will fix that problem. The claws on his hands and feet are hard resin, and are fun to tap on things. He has two pairs of feetpaws: an indoor pair and an outdoor pair. I understand that his indoor pair are the first pair of indoor feet that CFStudios have done, and they are quite good! They sewed a layer of clear vinyl over the minky on the bottom to keep it from tearing or dirtying as much. His feetpaws zip onto the body suit so it has a clean transition and they can’t slip off. The feet have shoes on the inside, and the hands are lined with lycra.
The feetpaws are the only part of the body suit (other than the head) that aren’t machine washable due to them being made from foam. This is fine, they just have to be handwashed which takes some time.

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

The handpaws are beautiful; so much so that I wear them when I’m feeling down. The feetpaws are very large and cannot be worn on their own, but fit the body suit incredibly well. He probably has the best and most smooth digitigrade I’ve seen because of the zip on feet.

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

Zip on feet. They are difficult to get on if you already have the suit on, but if you zip them on beforehand, it is simple… you just shove your leg down through the padding and into the shoe.

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 a WHOPPING 5 feet long and roughly 1 to 1.5 feet in diameter. It has 9 stripes and all the seams are sturdy. It’s attached to the body suit, so there’s a window in the body suit where I can take out the stuffing. I plan on making a pillow for all the stuffing, because unstuffing and restuffing takes forever. This tail is HUGE and makes a wonderful cuddle partner, but also a weapon (both for hitting people and tripping them).

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

It has 9 stripes, matching the concept art perfectly. The fur is super soft and the tail is so squishable. I love it.

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

Attached tail, as mentioned before.

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.

Wings are attached to the arms. They are beautifully and perfectly appliqued. Straight seams and overstitches. They seem to be quilted, as they have a bit of weight and squish to them. They are probably the heaviest part of the suit, but even then are probably only 2-4lbs.

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

They match the design perfectly and are quite symmetrical.

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?

He’s incredibly close to perfect. I absolutely adore this suit and get happy even seeing photos of him. He’s adorable and a joy to wear.

Overall Project Quality

He is worth far more than the price I paid and I am incredibly beyond satisfied with this fursuit.

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

Initial Contact

I entered into their “pancan special” back in October 2016 which was a discount slot for an artistic freedom pancan. I gave them the idea for a pancan with neutral colours and a splash of pastel. We shot back and forth some design ideas and finished with the design he has now.

Maker Response Time

They respond in the same day usually. They only do client communication through email.

Maker Professionalism

They are incredibly professional throughout the whole process, despite the three of us eventually becoming friends. They were perfectly capable of separating professional and personal life.

Project Completion Time

I asked to be placed later in the queue, so I was completed at a much later date. I made my last payment in July, and they finished the large majority of Caelum in August. He was shipped out the first or second week of September.

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 CFStudios.


Final Comments

Please consider working with CFStudios. They are incredibly talented in a large variety of ways, kind, professional, and offer incredibly unique features. I would love to get more of my characters made in the future, and I am happy to have taken the chance way back in October 2016. They have made me a great product and have made a positive impact on my life.

1 Response

  1. Monique says:

    Thank you so much for this!

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