[YES] Spriggan Pancan Fullsuit by CFStudios


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

RootGryph

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

Yes, this is my second fursuit.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, there was damage in transit that was the fault of the shipping company. CFStudios has agreed to fix the damage at a later time, if I so choose.

Wear Time

Only a few 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

USD paid in installments
Filed under .

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

May 14, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

Forest Pancan “Spriggan” Fullsuit with digitigrade padding in a toony style.
Photos of Completed Product

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j2f5q3d90anjrst/AADETAzztLdKuEC0rU8B3_tba?dl=0

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.

The head has a few minor issues, but it is nothing that would make the costume unwearable or excessively uncomfortable. The head can be slipped on via a zippered slit in the back of the head. Because the mask includes a moving beak, there is an elastic strap on the inside of the head to keep your face positioned correctly in the costume. The strap is a bit tight, which can cause the beak to press into your face uncomfortably, so I find myself adjusting the mask often. Beware the zipper if you have long hair, and always make sure that you’re wearing a balaclava, even when just slipping the head on for a few moments. The fitting of the back of the head is tight enough to guarantee that the zipper will catch your hair. While this is a bit of an inconvenience, the clean look that the tight fur backing provides when wearing the mask is very nice!

The head is lined seamlessly, making the insides gorgeous and soft to the touch. If your balaclava slips down to expose any skin while wearing this mask, you will never poke a sharp edge or be touching open foam.
The moving beak is extremely sensitive, and can result in a very large range of movements and expressions. Unfortunately, this level of sensitivity also comes with a bit of a tightness around the mouth, but it is just something to get used to.

The vision in the head is decent, but I find myself looking through the beak more often than I look up through the eyes, just because of the position of the enormous beak. My eyes are a bit too low for the eye holes, so it is just as easy to watch the ground through the mouth and my surroundings through the eyes. While this system took some getting used to, it is actually very effective to keep you from tripping or hitting others.

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

Spriggan is absolutely adorable! The shaping of the face is very soft, and the proportions are great. Every seam and detail is smooth and professional, and it leaves nothing to be desired. CFStudios really outdid themselves when it came to making the suit clean and eye-popping!

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

The beak of the suit has wood grain patterns carved into its base to suggest the character is a forest spirit. The patterns of the carving are gorgeous, and add another layer of beautiful detail to the character that is dazzling up close.

The ears have silk leaves sewn into them instead of the usual line of inner ear fur. Each leaf is sewn down so securely that they do not move, even when tugged. A delightful additional detail added by the maker that will withstand a lot of 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.

Spriggan’s bodysuit is a dropped-crotch, thick digitigrade suit with attached floor-dragging tail and minky arm-wings. Because of the size of the tail and wings, the bodysuit is extremely heavy, but it is surprisingly easy to move in. It took some practice to master wiggling into the bodysuit with all the pillows (especially around the ankle area), but the shapes it creates are beautiful.

The feet zip onto the body to make a very seamless look, and are extremely comfortable and easy to walk in. One of the most surprising traits of this suit was just how easy it was to maneuver and move in it once I got used to the vision system (see above).

The seams are strong, and the body is put together very well. I have no doubt it will hold up for a very long time. The fit is fantastic, and leaves ample room for all kinds of movement without feeling restricting. I was able to do jumping jacks and stretches in the bodysuit without feeling it pull or tighten!

The bodysuit is unlined, but has a spiffy collar and finished edges to keep any rough edges from fraying or scratching against you.

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

The bodysuit’s shape is achieved by a series of pillows that velcro in place on the legs. While this system is extremely comfortable and soft, the lack of a pillow in the rear region can make the shape of Spriggan’s profile look a bit odd from some angles. I will most likely sew myself a pillow to wear near the tail in the future.

The markings on the suit are all beautiful, and aside from the heat damage (caused by shipping company, and not the maker), the bodysuit is flawless in appearance. The colors used are gorgeous, and all the fur is very high quality.

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

Minky Arm-Wings –
Suit includes two large wings attached to the arms of the suit. The colors are vibrant, the sewing is clean and extremely detailed. Spriggan’s green flight feathers have been sewn with leaf veins and patterns, and the dark brown on his wings have been embroidered with a wood grain pattern. These tiny details are all over the suit, and make the character even more beautiful up close.
Wing movement while walking is very dynamic, and adds another layer of cuteness to performances!

Oversized tail –
The red panda tail is attached to the bodysuit, and is over 5 feet in length! Despite this, it is surprisingly light and super soft!

Neck poof –
The suit includes a poof that you wear over the head in order to make a very fluffy chest fluff area. It really adds to the bird shapes of the character, and there’s even a little pocket in the poof to keep your belongings in while you suit!

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 are adorably massive with a lot of detail worked into them. The fingers are stuffed with polyfil and are enormous, which can make them a bit hard to move at first. (I was only used to unstuffed hooves before this.) They are lined with a soft green fabric that keeps the gloves from slipping off of your hand, and the cuffs are finished and clean to prevent fraying. This cuff also makes it much easier to tuck the glove into the bodysuit for a seamless look. However, this cuff – being that it is bright green – is very visible whenever it becomes untucked while suiting.

The feet are built off of slip-on flat shoes with memory foam insoles. They are very comfortable, and a perfect size to walk around easily. I have had no issues with scuffing black marks onto floors, and have worn the feet independently for long periods to test their comfort. These are definitely feet that you can walk in for a full day without it causing pain! These feet also zip on to the legs of the bodysuit, which can be difficult to get the hang of at first, but the effort is worth it for the comfort (no fear of your feet flying off!) and seamless appearance it creates.

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

The toes and fingers are delightfully oversized, and are very adorable. The feet blend in well with the shaping of the legs, thanks to the zip-on design of the feet.

The palms of the hands have intricate wood-pattern embroidery on them that is both gorgeous and masterfully executed.

Everything is well-shaven and delightfully adorable!

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 about 5 feet long, and stuffed to the brim with polyfil stuffing. It is a very cute addition to the suit, but it takes some getting used to just because of the weight it adds to the costume, and the potential for tripping. As long as you are mindful of the tail, though, and don’t mind the extra weight, it is wonderful!

The tail is attached to the bodysuit, making the profile shape of the character seamless.

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

The tail is perfect, and super cute and soft!

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?

The suit looks flawless when everything is put together, with all of the seams matching up perfectly, and the zip-on feet and tightly fitted head making the shapes flawless.

The pillows can be a bit of a struggle to get to line up correctly, as the velcro that holds them in place inside likes to collect fur. You have to clean this velcro out regularly to make sure the pillows do end up disconnecting. However, even when the pillows do disconnect, they do not move much, since they are sewn to directly match up to the shapes of the costume. I would recommend making an additional pillow for the rump, though, just because the heavy tail can pull the back end down and makes the wearer look unnaturally flat back there.

The gloves occasionally slip out of the arm sleeves, but this is not a common problem, as long as you tuck the gloves well when you first get into suit.

The tight shaping of the head plus the neck poof makes the head area look completely seamless, and there is little sign that it is even a costume! The zippers are all hidden very well throughout the body as well, suspending disbelief even further.

Overall Project Quality

The suit is beautiful, but because of the weight/tightness of the moving jaw head, the heat and size of the pillows, and the weight of the tail, this kind of suit is not for everyone. It takes a lot of practice to be able to suit in this costume without overheating, but it is the nature of suits with these attributes.

The suit itself is gorgeous, and of extremely high quality. The shapes of the character are adorable, and I would recommend this maker to anyone wanting a suit that masterfully reshapes the wearer into something completely nonhuman. You aren’t a person in a suit when you wear Spriggan — you ARE a Pancan.

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

Initial Contact

Extremely easy. It was conducted via emails after CFStudios posted on their Twitter about commissions being open.

Maker Response Time

The maker always responds within 24 hours. Most of the time, however, they responded within only a few hours! They are extremely reliable.

Maker Professionalism

I have never worked with a more professional small business. They are always reliable, quick to respond. thorough in answering questions, and beyond cordial in their manners. They were a complete delight to work with.

Project Completion Time

The ETA they provided to me upon my initial commission process was met, and they kept me very up to date with all of their progress.

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

I have never had more of a pleasure working with a costume maker in my life.

CFStudios was a complete joy to work with, beyond friendly and helpful, and the most professional people I have had the pleasure to meet. They respond so quickly to every question with extremely thorough information, and they keep you informed throughout the entire process.

Truly, I am so so glad that I took a chance on them, and I could not recommend them more!


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