[OK] Novel head by SparklePup Studios


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: NoveltyAct

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, This was my first. But I have worn other Toony style heads from friends.

Informed Maker of Issues

No, I didn’t feel comfortable at the time because I wasn’t happy with it and didn’t want to hurt them. they are also in the UK and I didn’t want to have to ship it back to them.

Wear Time

20 ish hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head, Single Piece
Style: Real/Toon Hybrid
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species

Snow Leopard
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

900 GBP paid in a lump sum
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

August 13, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
2014
Completion/Ship Date
Feb 2015
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Novel, Fursuit Head in a real/toon hybrid style as a commission.
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.

The head is made of resin, it’s got a decent amount of weight to it, especially in the muzzle. The elastic straps were replaced with nylon and buckles to help support it. It does not have a lot of circulation, I purchased it with a small fan in it and I’m very glad I did. The visibility is better then most realistic heads I’ve tried.

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

The markings were perfect. The color is gorgeous and matches the tail I already had very well. The mohawk is thinner then I wanted, however, it works really well on a semi-realistic head. It’s symmetrical. the shaving was done very well, I love the short on the face and kept longer in the back. The fur is very short and easy to care for. the nose looks like a proper cats nose.

I’ve very satisfied with the overall look.

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

I opted for a moving jaw. The jaw is a movable jaw but does not move when talking. The Jaw requires a good amount of force and a fully open or “yawning” expression to open it.

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?


Overall Project Quality

It was neither impressed, nor disappointed

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

Initial Contact

Interaction with the maker was very good and polite.

Maker Response Time

Response time was quick

Maker Professionalism

The maker was very professional

Project Completion Time

It was completed in a timely manner. However I would have preferred updates or being told were I was in the queue.

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 Sparklepup Studios depending on circumstances that have been clarified in this review.


Final Comments

I love having a fursuit and wearing it to Cons. I’m so happy I chose to have one made.

I was under the impression that it would be a collab between SparklePup and Faruku, however, it ended up being mostly Sparklepup with the use of Faruku’s eyes and jaw set. SparklePup was new to fursuit making and the resin cast used for my head was one of her first, therefore I did not know what the overall shape or look would be(I was pleasantly surprised).

I would recommend both makers in the future. However, I would not recommend a resin or realistic head unless the circulation and weight issues have been addressed. I would not recommend a moving jaw, unless different springs or pivot point is engineered.


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