[YES] Corgi Digi Fullsuit by Sparklepup Studios

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: Cogmaker

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

This is my first fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, the first parcel which contained the head and partial suit was very badly damaged and partially opened this was an issue with the delivery company though. Also some pins were left in the feet which I was able to remove before they caused any harm, they were extremely apologetic about this.

Wear Time

45 Hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Toony
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species

Cardigan Corgi
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2435 GBP paid in a lump sum
Filed under $3000 and over.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

July 25, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

Fullsuit 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.

This head is fantastically comfortable to wear. I’m extremely happy with how the head looks and the ease of putting it on and taking it off. It has an adjustable strap at the back which would allow me to wear it with glasses however due to personal choice I often remove my glasses when wearing my fursuit. Due to the large size of the head I often have to move my whole body to see things rather than just turn my head but it allows for a good range of movement and is often complimented on its expression.

The fursuit is lined with a black Lycra like material which helps with cleaning and also provides a soft base while wearing. The main airflow comes from the eyes which are made from a mesh like material and the mouth this provides a decent airflow but once again due to the size of the head it can become stuffy but I’d expect that from any suit of a similar size.

As with most suits my peripheral vision is impaired but the forward facing vision is fantastic and I am able to see what is in front of me quite clearly which has always been a bit help while suiting.

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

The head is fantastic, from the fleece nose to the 3-D eyes I’m very impressed with the look and quality of the head. While it might be quite heavy due to it being carved entirely from foam, the overall appearance is worth it.

The head has a static expression but the 3-D eyes are very effective and look great close up or from a distance. The fur has been well shaved and there are no bald patches or choppy areas anywhere on the head.

Sparklepup matched the design and character of my fursona perfectly, the markings all match up and the eye colour is the same as on the reference sheet provided. I’m extremely happy with the outcome.

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 made up of a foam ‘body-pod- rather than the traditional cushion technique which means I am unable to remove the padding so movement can be a little difficult however due to the shape of my fursuit I entirely expected this and feel Sparklepup made the suit as free to move in as possible.

The suit is not lined but has been very easy to clean and made with high quality fur which looks lovely and is soft to the touch even after a few consecutive hours of suiting. The seams have all proven to be durable and allow for a wide range of movement and posing. It fits comfortably while also allowing room for cooling packs. The fur is very well cut and while some seams are somewhat noticeably this does not impact the overall impression 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.

I love my suit. The fur has a soft, clean design and Sparklepup managed to build a fantastic silhouette into the entire suit. I’m able to change the suit from a full digi-grade suit into a partial and it looks fantastic in both forms.

Sparklepup matched the markings perfectly and it looks super cute and fluffy.

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 and feet are both nice to wear. The feet are outdoor feet built on foam with rubber soles which have come clean after prolonged use and use on a variety of terrains including wood chip, mud and concrete. They are also lined and easy to clean. There were a number of pins left in the foam which I had to remove they didn’t cause me any harm but it was worrying that they could have done some damage. Sparklepup apologised for this and I wouldn’t expect this to be a common thing with her suits and rather a one off. As I caught them before they did any harm I wasn’t too fussed.

The hands are very puffy and soft, they aren’t lined but very comfortable to wear and very well put together. They are four fingered but fit comfortably and don’t slip off while I am wearing them. Due to their size I’m unable to pick things up easily but that is due to the type of puffy paws I wanted.

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

Both the hands and feet are fantastic looking and suit the character very well. They are super soft and I love to wear them.

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 attached to the body suit and I am not required to wear a belt in order to use it. It moves freely and has proven very durable. It’s made of the same fur as the body suit so is soft and easy to maintain like the rest 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.

I think it looks a little small compared to the rest of the body suit but I’ve had many compliments on the tail and it matches the reference sheet perfectly. It wags very nicely and is bouncy when I’m running.

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?

I’m hugely satisfied with this suit, it’s better than I expected and looks beautiful when all put together. The suit beat all my expectations and I’m delighted to own such a wonderful suit.

Overall Project Quality

I’m very happy with the suit and how Sparklepup was throughout

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

Initial Contact

I contacted them after finding their Facebook page and seeing they were open for slots. I initially was interested in a slot for my partner but after seeing their work was very keen to purchase a suit for myself. They sent me a guide for the entire process which included what they needed from me and what to expect from the process.

Maker Response Time

They were always very quick to get back, we communicated primarily by email but I was also able to contact them over twitter for updates.

Maker Professionalism

Sparklepup was fantastic every step of the way, they were always clear with time lines and WIPs, we became very friendly over the course of the project but they were always professional when it came to my suit.

Project Completion Time

The suit was finished around about the time I expected, I didn’t have a hard deadline apart from my place in a queue. They used a signed courier service (which sadly didn’t meet expectations) but ensure when my suit was complete it arrived quickly.

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 Sparklepup Studios.


Final Comments

I would definitely commission them again. They were a delight throughout the process and apart from the issue with the pins there was nothing wrong with my suit at all. They had a great work ethic and were fantastic with keeping me updated and responding to my queries.

I believe Sparklepup is one of the best makers and can’t wait to see their future work, I would highly recommend them to anybody who wants a pleasant, stress free fursuit commission experience and get a fantastic suit out of it at the end.


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