[YES] Kerberos Kigurumi by Curlworks

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: COYOBERMAN

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

Yes, I have been making fursuits for nearly a decade as well as other sewing crafts. I am efficient at determining a good quality craft vs a poor quality craft.

Informed Maker of Issues

No. There was an extremely minor issue regarding the stitching in one spot coming loose but it was something I was capable of fixing myself. The thread came loose on the red fleece marking on the back in a small spot. I think it may have been caused by me squatting and sitting in my kigu. A very small problem with an easy solution. I feel as though the makers would have been glad to fix this if I wasn’t capable of doing so.

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Kigus & Clothing
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Coyote/Doberman (Canine)
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$545 USD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

July 19, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
December 2016
Completion/Ship Date
April 2017
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Kerberos Kigurumi with no padding in a toony style.

Character Concept Art

https://sta.sh/01cx0gxviunq

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.

Wearing the hood on the kigu is extremely comfortable. It’s not too heavy and the ears stay straight up. The fabric is soft inside and out.

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

The symmetry with the face is incredible!! His markings are spot on and very cleanly embroidered. The ears are even. The fur used for the hair tuft is of decent quality.

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

Tall ears and the hair tuft are the head features on this kigu. The length of the ears cost extra but it was worth it for me. They stay up, they are even, match the concept art, and are fun to play with!

The hair tuft is only attached at the base and is weighted down. It has fur on one side and fleece on the other. The only thing I would change is to have the fur on both sides of the tuft, because you can see the fleece on the underside when I bounce around. I pinned it to the head to keep it in one place. Overall, not a big deal at all and it does not retract from the quality of the kigu.

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.

I am very satisfied with how comfortable this kigu is to wear. Although it can be warm because it is high quality fleece, it is super cozy and the stitching isn’t noticeable on the skin. The pockets are super convenient. I asked for a slightly slimmer body and I am pleased with the results. Movement is not restricted.

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

It looks great!! Matches the concept art to my desires. Markings are symmetrical and line up fantastically. I supplied the fur on the body so it is what I believe to be quality. It also matches my suit. It matches the concept art that was developed for me by the maker.

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

The fur around the neck is a special feature on this kigu. I love the way it looks! It matches with the fleece perfect! The tail is the second feature and one of my favorites. It is well made and super cute, it wags as I walk around. I did have to brush a seam out of the tip.

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 gave the maker my reference and I was given a piece of concept art for the kigu that I approved. It matched my reference. The only thing that I would have changed if I had realized is the color of the grey and tan. The maker used a grey that matched the concept and in person it was a bit lighter than I had hoped. The tan on the concept art is darker than the tan used on the kigu. I take fault for not making my preferences clear, however I was not shown the colors of the fleece before the project had started. I am still very happy with the outcome and there is only so much control over the shade of the color. At the end of the day, it’s still tan and grey, and I love my kigu regardless.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Perfect! Fits me very well and everything matches up.

Overall Project Quality

Absolutely. Worth every penny. With proper care and attention Curlworks kigus will probably outlive most of us.

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

Initial Contact

Very easy! I sent them an email when their quotes/commissions opened and they responded promptly. I asked the makers a few questions before I sent in a quote to ensure my designs and requests were reasonable. I had previously met the makers through local furry meets. We were not close friends but we certainly knew each other. Their measurement guide was simple and easy. Very easy communication.

Maker Response Time

Very satisfied. Replies were prompt and never more than a day. Quotes were over email and all other communications were over telegram.

Maker Professionalism

Makers were professional.

Project Completion Time

I did not have a deadline for my kigu. I commissioned in December and it was estimated by March, but was done in April due to reasonable delays. I picked up the product straight from the makers so shipping was not applicable.

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 Curlworks.


Final Comments

I would absolutely commission Curlworks again. You get what you pay for, a quality product that is crafted with care.

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