[YES] Dog Partial by Midnight Swimmers

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: PhantomDoggo

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I’ve owned 3 partials prior

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, mainly vision with paint, but more details on that later.

Wear Time

60+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit, Partial
Style: Plantigrade, Toony
Shipped From: Canada

Species

Swedish Elkhound (dog breed)
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

650 USD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

There was no ETA given


Date of Review

May 15, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

Plantigrade partial 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.

I’m extremely satisfied with the head! In fact its been the most comfortable head I’ve owned/weared. It’s lined completely and the ventilation is great! I can even wear my glasses with him and my glasses barely fog up. The vision at first was a bit bad due to the paint/ eye material he used, but this was his personal suit and was an older suit of his and has since changed his technique! The eyes have since been replaced/ re painted and the vision is almost flawless now. There is a little blind spot but that is average for most suits.The head is also small which makes for easy travel and looks best with plantigrade suits!

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

His appearance is amazing! Everything is symmetrical and match up with the character completely. The shaving is flawless on the head. The fur is very soft, especially the mint green and short white. His expression is very cute but also a bit grumpy with I really love! MidnightSwim has a very unique style of eyes and heads that work amazingly especially with grumpy characters. I did not have concept art as again, this was a personal character/suit of theirs.

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 very comfortable to wear! And allows for great movement. I’ve been able to do a lot in it from bowling, to running around to dancing. Very few seams have popped since I’ve owned him, even then they’ve been small ones in common spots such as the armpit and been easy to sew! The quality again is amazing. The body is not lined but that is NOT a common thing to do, which makes it easier to clean and not be so hot, which allows for easy airflow! He is a plantigrade suit so there is no padding in him. He is also ‘skin tight’ which shows my body shape more which is totally okay with me! I think it adds character.

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

All markings are symmetrical. There is no shaving on the body since all short pile fur was used. The fur feels very soft especially the white/mint green fur! I’m very satisfied with the fur used and colors, it really makes him pop especially with the green!

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 hands fit me perfectly, I have tiny hands so usually paws can be big on me, but these are perfect for me! They’re very comfortable and do not slide off, it also makes it easy to grab stuff. The quality is great also, they’ve been very durable and only popped one seam since I’ve had them. They are not lined, which again, IS NOT COMMON. This makes them easy to clean and does not make them hot and have easy airflow. The feet were not made by MidnightSwim

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

The appearance is great! They have a cute feral look which I love, they are also 4 digits which makes them more animal like which I love. They are both symmetrical and have no shaving done since again, all short file fur was used on them. The fur is very soft! The pawpads are made of minky which is my favorite material to use for paw pads, so I’m very satisfied with them! The only thing is they do not match the paw pads on his reference sheet which is okay since I believe a mint green isn’t available in minky. The claws are also made of minky and are small which is very cute!

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 matches perfectly! There are no gaps between anything and he looks like a big ol doggo! The costume looks like all of their other suits.

Overall Project Quality

Very satisfied with him! His very cute, lovable and makes a great character to perform in. He was very affordable but this was due to him being an older suit + personal suit and the price he was sold to me for does NOT reflect their current prices.

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

Initial Contact

I purchased the suit over Twitter when they posted him for sale.

Maker Response Time

They were very quick and prompt! We communicate through Twitter.

Maker Professionalism

They are very professional and easy to contact! They speak more friend like now, but are still professional about it.

Project Completion Time

He was shipped out within 1-2 weeks, but this was due to them moving during the time.

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 Midnight Swimmers.


Final Comments

Overall I would definitely recommend MidnightSwim to anyone who is looking to have a cute/ unique suit done! Their heads especially are very comfortable and lined flawlessly. I also love that I can wear my glasses which i was not able to do with my previous suits. I would definitely love to have Jaeger re done by them in the near future. The tail and feet paws were not made by them. The tail was made by Shagpoke and the feet were made by PocketWolfStudios

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