[YES] Roku Smilodon Premade Partial + Bodysuit Commission by Fursuits by Mars
General InformationGives some information about the item and the person writing the review.
Filed under Felidae
Filed under $1000 - $2999.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
The head is a little difficult to pop on, but once on, the fit is totally fine. The vision isn’t amazing (low field of vision) but it’s certainly workable and it lines up well. The mouth will open wider and move if you fit it under your chin, otherwise it rests closed.
The head is what I absolutely fell in love with. The design is great and the fur is of great quality. The eyes are a little crossed when looking straight on, but that’s alright. The saber fangs are pushed out when in a resting position, which looks a little funky in my opinion.. but it’s only visible from straight on and otherwise looks great. The whisker spots are glued, and although they move atop the fur, they are firmly in place. The jaw moving gives the suit a new look, which I love. I’ll mention that all whiskers were straight, though unfortunately my cat damaged one after it was fully owned by me (if noticed from the photos). Symmetry is pretty darn good, and the shaving is even and professional.
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.
AWESOME. It fits perfectly. I made my DTD tight, and the body was made tight where it could and still allowed for flexibility around the joints. The back hangs a little loose, but it’s so great in the front I can’t tell while wearing.
The body looks fantastic. Even know the digi looks big while I look down at my legs while wearing it, the complete costume is really natural in proportions and has a good stumpy appearance to the curve.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
Hands are four fingered, relatively simple to wear even with the fingers being padded. Feet are slip in with reinforcement. Your feet can slide to each side while in the pouch, but I believe theres enough room to slide a shoe in. Regardless, your feet do not slide upward as they were made to fit.
Looks fine to me! The foot shaping is nice and the flat claw look on them are fine. I do like the built in indoor paws on the bottoms. Handpaws are great.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
I have two tails. One is a bobtail that came with the partial, the other is a nub that’s built on the bodysuit (per request). Wear is simple, one is attached, the other can be worn on a belt.
Both look great. They both wag really easily which is cute.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
I didn’t know Mars very well going in to this process, despite having her on Facebook and Twitter in the past. She had always been nice to me, so I tried to disregard all that I had heard of her reputation until I could form my own opinion. If nothing else, I was buying a premade partial and I wouldnt be too disappointed if there were missed deadlines or some quality flaws, as per what others had said. But I was really pleasantly surprised throughout the process. I really believe Mars has moved to try and improve her image through better practices, quality, communication, and satisfaction. There were no hard deadlines, yet she always tried to make (and did meet) my con preferences while maintaining updates and communication along the way. Some time updates were prompted by her, others by me. She used the time that was given and still met these soft deadlines which meant a lot to me.. and I felt it really spoke about her current practices. While there may be long owned clients still, at least shes bettering her practice so that new commissioners are met, rather than adding to the problem. I think Mars has a great style and really delivers a great product considering what she charges, of which the small flaws are no problem.