[NO] Nore Digitigrade Fullsuit by What The Fluff


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: iPhysik

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes and No, this is my first full suit. When i had ordered the suit i did not have any other, during the time after ordering i made a partial. So i had a partial before having the full suit.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, there were multiple things wrong with the suit based on Nore’s design. Most of the ssues were on the head.

Wear Time

24 – 30 hrs possibly more
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Feline
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1200 usd paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

NO – MULTIPLE ETAs were passed


Date of Review

August 20, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

Nore digitigrade fullsuit in a toony style.

Character Concept Art

http://fav.me/daotss3 http://fav.me/dbo8dpe

Photos of Completed Product

Before my Fixes to the head:

After the fixes i could Do to the Head:

After Maker fixed the black on the belly of the body:

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.

Fits good, Breath ability is not good but its better now than it was at first due to the change i had make.

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

When i first got the head there was A lot wrong, i however couldn’t get the maker to fix it before had as getting photo updates from her was like pulling teeth.
Nore is a Feline not purely cat but she should look like a cat in general. She looks nothing like a cat of any type instead she looks like a dog.

The original eyes that were on the head were… deflated. Thats probably the best way i can describe them. They were so flimsy that when you put on the head they couldn’t keep there shape. The martial used for the follow me were way too weak. Due to how weak the eyes were i had to change them, i already had materials for follow me eyes and i only had 12hrs before the con to fix them. So i did the fixes to the head, well the ones i could do.

The markings are some what correct. But also wrong. One of the Blue spots on the face is tucking the eye, there not supposed to touch the eye.The black markings on the face were supposed to be Fur. Not Air Brushed. The Air brushing is Awful. its clumpy and looks bad, its not as noticeable at a distance but you can clearly see that the fur it clumped. I believe the Air brushing is a short cut to not have to sew the markings. I did not know she was doing this i was under the impression the black marking were fur. The light lime on the ears are also air brushed, I was told there would be some air brushing on the ears. But i was unawars that the entirety of the lime on the ears would be air brushed. the ears are un even in color particularly noticeable from the back. There is also clumps here too, i tried to brush most of them out as best i could. There is air brushing on the blue in the ears, and the black on the back of head.

The teeth were 100% wrong. I told here fabric toony teeth only. At first i thought she didnt add teeth at all, but under the tong were these small plastic relistic teeth. they looked like the cheep vampire teeth you get at Halloween…. They were removed by me. I made some simple toony teeth with white minky. I replaced them the same time as i did the eyes.

The head was lined, however the mouth was not opened. This was a big no no for me. I need to breath and have a quick access to water. So i cut a hole in the lining were the mouth is and sewed the edges to the moth opening. Breath ability is not good but its better now than it was at first.

I made the changes/fixes i could. But i cant fix the markings. I have since invested in getting a new head over trying to make further changes/fixes to this one.

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.

Fits well, looks good.

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

Body had only one issue and that was that the belly marking was wrong. When i first got it the marking angled in and ended at befor the crock area. This was wrong, the black of the front and back connect, the font should be strate not angled in.

The maker did fix this and now it is correct.

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.

There fin, hands are better now as i lined them with minky. And that made them 100% more comfy to wear.

The claws on hands and feet were not fully sewn on. I fixed these my self.

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

There good.

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, After wearing to 2 cons i have decided i do not like white on the area were the tail drags. And looked to make a design change so i dont have to worry about the white nearly as much. No fault to the maker just me.

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

Its good, the belt loop area looks bad. The sewing there looks very questionable to say the lest. its also pink…. due to how it wears i can not were this tail as a partial. Pink is not a part of my characters design.

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?

Bad on the head to ok to the rest.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Im more satisfied with the body, head and paws. than anything else. The head bothers me since due to all of the things wrong with it.

Overall Project Quality

Head is Bad.
Rest of the parts is good.

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

Initial Contact

Meet at a local meet.

Maker Response Time

At first it was good, then when i started making payments it turned to ok then to very bad response time.

Maker Professionalism

Bad, getting updates from her is like pulling teeth. I never saw my hands, feet or body till it was in the box and shipped. I got barely a hand full of pics on the head as it was being made. I got one pic of the tail before it was stuffed.

When i ordered I asked if she could do a deadline as i did want it for a con the next year. She said on multiple occasions she could. She literally got the suit to me a day before the con.
When she fixed the body she gave me a very questionable excuse as to why she couldn’t ship it at first.

She has a telegram that is for her updates. half the time its people asking for pic updates on their suit. And 90% of the time they are ignored. And its not just a few days it can go on with them asking for over a month. Like i said getting updates explicitly pics is like pulling teeth.

Project Completion Time

Meh, The deadline i wanted it by was well past and only got it at the last moment. If she couldnt do the deadline she should have just said so.

Rating

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

NO!
This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend What The Fluff unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

Ones that look to order from her i only say use your judgment. I’m not saying shes not a maker you shouldn’t choose but until she changes the way she communicants with her costumers i cant personally suggest her to any one as a maker. Everything i can see from my personal experience to the telegram chat she has the communication is just bad.

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