[YES] Saturn Artistic Liberty Partial by TunnySaysIDK


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: grumplion

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No

Informed Maker of Issues

No, there weren’t any major issues worth mentioning!

Wear Time

20+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Lion
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$1350 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
September 2016
Completion/Ship Date
February 2018
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Saturn Artistic Liberty Partial in a toony style as a commission.

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.

The head is surprisingly light, comfortable, and fits very well. Ventilation is very good, the head is lined with lycra and has mesh vents in the ears. Vision is exceptional, I have a wide range of vision while wearing this fursuit head and have no difficulties seeing even in darker settings. The vision and ventilation are so great that I’m able to suit for extended periods of time comfortably and with no difficulty.

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

I’m very satisfied with the overall appearance of the head and very impressed with the amount of detail especially. Saturn’s design was artistic liberty and has a lot of intricate and complex details. I get a lot of positive comments about how impressive the markings sewn into this fursuit head are! All furs used are super soft and some of the colors are even UV reactive! The longer pile black fur used for the hair and mane sheds a bit more than I expected, but that’s no big deal. I added on a pair of velcro eyelids to my commission that can be used to create different expressions and I think they’re super cute, they just don’t stay on well with lots of exaggerated movement or at convention dances. The bottom teeth are a bit too large and kind of close off the mouth, so i’d maybe prefer if they were a bit smaller. Overall, I adore the appearance of Saturn’s fursuit head!

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 handpaws fit a little too big on me and don’t stay in place with tons of movement, but I love them regardless. The armsleeves are also on the larger side and are also a little long, but they look fine and it is unnoticable when I am wearing them. The armsleeves have fur elbow tufts that I have to make sure are positioned correctly when putting them on. The sleeves are attached with elastic that works well in keeping them in place while they are being worn. Both are very well constructed and durable and look great proportionally with the rest of the partial. I like that neither the paws or sleeves are lined.

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

This fursuit has some of the biggest and cutest handpaws i’ve ever seen. I love the size and shape of them and the appliquéd pawpads and finished cuffs look very professional. The claws and pawpads are made of minky and the furs are the same ones used on the head, super soft and feel like good quality! The armsleeves also have finished cuffs and are well constructed. Both the paws and sleeves perfectly match the concept art and i’m very satisfied with their appearance.

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.

Saturn’s tail is very comfortable to wear and stays in place while being worn, I barely notice it’s there! My only gripe is that the loops on the tail that are used for wearing it with a belt are very small and it doesn’t work with a standard sized belt, I had to purchase a much smaller belt to use for this tail. The tail loops are, however, made with a very durable material.

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

The tail’s appearance is very cute and looks great with the rest of the fursuit!

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?

This was an artistic liberty commission where I gave Tunny a species, some colors, and themes to work with. He came up with the design, so I wasn’t too picky on the concept art matching the final product. He gave me 2 color scheme choices on the concept art and I chose the lavender one. He draws all his own concept art which I really love because his suits look so much like his art style and both are so stylistic and unique!

How well does everything fit together and match up?

I’m very satisfied with this partial, everything looks great together proportionally. It’s very consistent with Tunny’s style whilst also being very unique!

Overall Project Quality

Overall, I’m very satisfied with the finished product- it’s a very well made fursuit and it was definitely worth the price. I’m so happy with how Saturn turned out that I’d love to commission Tunny for another fursuit in the future, his work is such amazing quality and has such a unique style.

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

Initial Contact

I saw on Twitter that he was open for commissions and sent in a quote form via his website

Maker Response Time

We communicated via email about 90% of them time and a little bit on Twitter as well. He was always very prompt with responses, never taking longer than about 48 hours to respond.

Maker Professionalism

His emails to me were professional but he was still very approachable and personable- very easy to work with. There’s definitely a little room to improve on communication frequency, I would’ve appreciated more updates and communication during the construction process of my suit.

Project Completion Time

My commission took a lot longer to receive than I originally expected, with ETA’s being pushed back multiple times. There was no deadline and Tunny does not take deadlines, but it definitely took longer than I would’ve liked. I was originally on his public queue for Spring 2017. I adore this fursuit and it was definitely worth the wait, but I look forward to seeing Tunny improve his queue size and wait time in the near future.

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 TunnySaysIDK Costumes.


Final Comments

After being a fan of Tunny’s work online for several years i’m very happy to have a fursuit from him and i’m very satisfied with the outcome. His work is exceptional quality and i would absolutely recommend him as a suit maker. His history of large queues and long wait times are definitely worth considering if you’re interested in commissioning him, as well as some lack of updates and communication (although he appears to be working on it and shows desire to improve!). I would love to work with him again in the future, his style is one of my favorites and the quality of his work is unmatched.

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