[OK] Ziggu the Rat Fullsuit by Lemonbrat

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Ziggu the Rat
Twitter: ziggubrassrat

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 experience.

Informed Maker of Issues

I notified a missing Balaclava.

Wear Time

15 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Rat
Filed under Glires

Made in Year

Transaction Information

3380 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $3000 and over.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

NO – the ETA was passed


Date of Review

July 5, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
June 2017
Completion/Ship Date
May 2018
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Ziggu the Rat (Full Fursuit) with plantigrade padding in a toony style.

Character Concept Art


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.

Excellent :
+ Visibility is very good, the sockets are perfectly aligned with my own eyes.
+ An inside headstrap keeps the head in place, very handy.
+ Measurements are perfect, zero issue taking the head on or off.
+ Foam is protected with cloths, protecting it agaist deterioration.

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

Great Overall :
+ Appearence fits Lemonbrat style and the character’s personnality.
+ Appearence fits portrait reference sheet.
– A small shave cut can be seen around the lower jaw section.

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.

Excellent :
+ Quality of the seam is outstanding.
+ Great Mobility.
+ Measurements are perfect, zero issue wearing the body on or off.
+ Two hidden pockets with zippers

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

Excellent ::
+ Appearence fits Lemonbrat style.
+ Appearence fits body reference sheet and fur paterns.

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.

Great Overall :
+ Feet are very confy and they are easy to walk with.
+ Measurements are perfect, zero issue wearing the feet/hands on or off.
– Gloves extra layer sometimes roll up from inside out.

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

Excellent ::
+ Appearence fits Lemonbrat style.
+ Appearence fits body reference sheet and fur paterns.

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.

Good :
+ Tail is easy to wear.
+ Tail is super soft and pleasant to touch.
+ Seam and straps are very durable.
– Belt straps are small, need specific article.
– Belt not included with the fursuit.

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

Excellent ::
+ Appearence fits Lemonbrat style.
+ Appearence fits tail reference sheet..

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?

I made my first reference sheet myself, with a MFY fursuit in mind, but when I compare my later portrait reference sheet with the head piece, I think they made an outstanding job at respecting the concept art.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Not perfect, but an excellent article overall. Easy to wear, very durable, with great mobility and very good eyesight. Super cute Lemonbrat style, soft, fluffy and just awesome to wear!

Overall Project Quality

Yes, the fursuit is perfect and I love it so much!

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

Initial Contact

First contact was fast and clear. They gave me some links and explanations that helped me in every steps.

Maker Response Time

Not entirely satisfied : It was probably my biggest issue with the company… Sometimes it takes them less than a day to respond to you and other times it took them three months to respond to my monthly mail asking for update.

Maker Professionalism

Very nice people overall, but slightly disorganized. For instance : One person would tell me that “small” modifications on my head were almost finished and a month later I would get pictures asking me if the new teeth were the one I wanted so they could actually work on the jawset and finish the head.

Project Completion Time

Not satisfied, in the order process, they speak about 1-2 month completion time when 75% is paid..
– 02 June 2017 : I’ve send 75% of the requiere payement.
– 08 Augustus 2017 : They’ve recieved all measurements and my DTD .
– 01 March 2018 : Got first pictures of completion
– 29 May 2018: Got final set of pictures of completion with modifications I asked for the head (2 missing black eyebrows, new set of front teeth).
We are speaking about a 8 months delay instead of a 2 months delay, which in my oppinion is very unprofessional.

Rating

FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

OK!
This review has been marked with a neutral rating.
This means the reviewer MIGHT recommend Lemonbrat depending on circumstances that have been clarified in this review.


Final Comments

It was very hard for me to review Lemonbrat…

On one side, they make some outstanding quality fursuits with a very particular style (some may like it, some may not), and the artists working there are some of the nicest people I ever met. But on the other hand, they do not communicate well enough to be respected for business and if you are not extremely patient, like I am, you just might want to throw your computer screen at them.

They are very open to suggestions, and if you are not entirely satisfied with the product, they will gladly make everything in their power to make it right.

I can recommend their premade fursuits for sure, if those are anywhere close to custom made, they are very likely to be high quality products and you won’t have to wait as long as I did to get mine.

If you still want a custom fursuit from Lemonbrat (which I do not recommend), be prepared for the worst. You’ll get completely mad waiting for updates, but when you’ll get it, you won’t regret it!


2 Responses

  1. Ali says:

    I am buying a suit from them and it makes me furious to be ignored because it was literally not even a day after I emailed them they stopped talking all together- I got worried because it’s the first time I’ve done this. It makes me even worse when theirs no way to get ahold of them and you’re sitting there thinking you’ve been scammed.. but over all I’m thankful it’s worth the wait but I will be saying with full confidence I will never order from them again.

    • Ziggu the Rat says:

      Hey Ali,

      It is a reason why I wanted to make this review so badly. It was really hard for me to find any objective reviews related to Lemonbrat and the one I usally found were mostly outdated or completely biased.

      When I ordered my fursuit, I was making monthly updates asking for news. At that point, all I wanted were nibbles to ease my stress. The lack of communication got me depressed to the point I couldn’t keep up with work and I had to take time off for about 3 weeks. I don’t want anyone to feel like I did, and this is the best way I can do to prevent this from happening to others.

      If you are waiting for your custom made suit, just give them time, they will eventually get it done. If the product is not exactly like you expect it to be when you get pictures, don’t hesitate to tell them, as far as I know they don’t bite.

      Overall, I think the people working at Lemonbrat are very nice people, but nice is unfortunatly not enough when communication is lackluster. Don’t get it wrong, we do have over 100 communications and most of my mails were answered, but the most important ones were put aside for too long. That’s why I wouldn’t recommend custom orders, but at the same time I don’t agree with the overall forum consensus that they are trash.

      They don’t deserve that kind of reputation when, in my oppinion, they make solid articles.

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