[YES] Milky Plantigrade Fullsuit by Hounds Teeth


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: steamedmilky

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

Yes! I owned a partial by DVC before this, and had made 3 fursuits before owning this one.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, magnetic lids were forgotten and feet were too large. Both issues promptly fixed!

Wear Time

40+
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2100 $ paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

August 20, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

Milky plantigrade fullsuit in a toony style.

Character Concept Art

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.

Vision is decent which is to be expected with this style of eyes, and it is very airy and comfortable. It’s a teenie bit large so will bop on my head a bit but this may be because I added a fan to the muzzle (weighing it down forward) which has a heavy battery pack attached to the side (which tips it to the side). The lining is incredibly smooth and since I wear a balaclava under my head as well, does not get overly sweaty.

They had forgotten to include the magnetic lids I had asked for, but upon sending it back they installed the lids, gave it a fresh shave, and new eyes to match their updated style! Updated head is included in the images.

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! Exactly how I drew it in my concept art.

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.

It’s perfectly fitted to me, so much so that my friend who put it on couldn’t wear it comfortably! haha. The zipper works like a dream and all of the furs are of very high quality; either one time finds or bunny shags which don’t generate a lot of static and mess. When it arrived, there was a little popped seam on the back, but this is to be expected of hand made work and I just sewed it up myself! No other seams have popped since then, that I’ve noticed at least.

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

I commissioned Houndsteeth because I really loved their plantigrades and I was not disappointed! Again, matches my concept art exactly and the choice of colors influenced how I drew my fursona after receiving the suit.

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 are large and in a style I would call “bappy.” The fingers of the paws extend beyond my own so that when I move my fingers around my paws kind of flap around. Despite this, they do not slip off and have a satisfying weight to them that makes wearing them fun.

The feet came to me far too large, to the point where they slipped right off my feet. I received the suit right before Anthrocon and did not have time to fix them, making walking around uncomfortable. However, I gave the feet to Houndsteeth at MFF and they were sent back to me fitting perfectly!

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

Very cute handpaws; large and fun with very smooth seams and shaving. The feet fit like slippers and after the adjustment, look perfect with the suit!

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.

Tail is nice and big, stuffed well! During Anthrocon the belt loop broke off, but I had some emergency elastic with me that I used to replace the original material. I informed Houndsteeth right away, and I’m sure if I had not been able to fix it they would have taken care of this the same as the other issues.

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

Matches concept art!

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?

Perfectly! I’m very pleased with how closely the finished suit matches the concept art I made for it. I drew it in how I imagined she would look in the Houndsteeth style, so I would like to think that they had an easy time translating it into 3D because of this.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Fits perfectly, no markings missed or incorrect, everything looks great and just how I expected it to look when comparing it to their previous works. The proportions make it look really cute as a partial as well, which I appreciate.

Overall Project Quality

I was very impressed with the quality and polish of this suit straight out of the box; everything is clean and the craftmanship is incredible. Definitely exactly what I had wanted!

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

Initial Contact

Easy! Emailed after seeing on twitter that they were opening.

Maker Response Time

Response time was fast and then slow as I believe they were moving studios at the time, but perfectly satisfactory nonetheless.

Maker Professionalism

Very easy to work with and I felt comfortable asking for alterations or changes to the developing work (but I don’t think I had any).

Project Completion Time

In my experience this was a really quick turnaround time. The suit wasn’t quite finished right before Anthrocon, which made me nervous, but it arrived just in time and did not seem rushed at all.

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 Hounds Teeth.


Final Comments

I had been watching Houndsteeth as they developed their work and was excited to commission them for a planti suit, a style which I don’t normally like for myself. They were nice and responsive, helpful when I needed it, and willing to fix any mistakes for me. This is definitely a great suit to wear, and I like wearing it for the “chill” times when you don’t want to feel so bulky. I loved working with them and am completely satisfied more than a year later!

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