[YES] Aero Partial by Lizard Loves Mustache


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: khalimar

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, this is my first Fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, there were small problems but the maker was very communicative in giving advice as they arose.

Wear Time

56 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Dragon
Filed under Dracontine

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1,655 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

September 3, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
November 29th 2016
Completion/Ship Date
March 6th 2017
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Aero Partial in a toony 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 fits well, though with any head of its type it requires a little bit of a push to get it on. The ventilation is serviceable with an open mouth. It seems to be lined with a fabric similar to Balaclava, though since I wear a balaclava underneath I’ve never had to worry about how the lining absorbs sweat. The vision works but due to how the head must be positioned it can begin to hurt the neck after a while.

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

The head looks wonderful from the outside. The dripping chocolate effect that was managed to be obtained looks wonderful. The shaving is even and the shortness of the fur both feels soft and makes grooming a breeze. All details match the character design. Horns have maintained shape. Eyes are follow-me.

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.

Hands and paws are comfortable. Both allow for good movement and stay on the body. One foot is a bit hard to get on. Durability is slightly dubious, specifically at the seams between the shoe and the foam base where the foot goes in. The seam between the fur and the EVA foam at the bottom of the fur is a bit worrisome, only looks to be attached with hot glue. EVA foam of foot has started to crack a bit with use.

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

The physical appearance of both hands and feet is excellent. 5 fingered gloves are different from the concept art but when creating the gloves and that point was reached I was messaged by the suit maker and asked what I’d prefer.

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 fits wonderfully and is comfortable, but heavy (though, expectedly so). No part has fallen off the tail or torn. There is no padding in the tail. Tail has a foam core.

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 curves slightly to the right down its length, though the suit maker notified me of this oddity and I okayed it as otherwise the tail would have to be entirely remade. The fur is very soft and sleek, and the material choices and colors of everything on the tail are excellent.

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?

All parts of the costume connect wonderfully and feel like a full set. All parts are sized accordingly. The suit was exactly how I hoped it would look given the maker’s other projects, especially considering this was their first dragon fursuit.

Overall Project Quality

I think the suit was well worth the price I paid for it. Though the suit has had some early onset wear-and tear problems, for the cost it it a very well made suit with love and care put into every ounce of it.

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

Initial Contact

As simple as going to the “Get a Quote” section on their web page and filling out a Google Form.

Maker Response Time

Extremely satisfied, response times were never more than 16-24 hours on the maker’s work days (listed on their page). Conversation started and continued through email.

Maker Professionalism

The maker was professional and extremely pleasant to work with, informing me on every step of the process or question i had, as well as coming to me if there were any questions that needed answering. On top of that, they have a Trello work queue that they updated on the daily, so that progress updates could be obtained even without messaging/being messaged by the artist.

Project Completion Time

My goal was to have the suit before VancouFur 2017, a goal that was accepted by the maker and successfully met. The maker specified the ability to complete the suit in time before any money had been sent, and delivered on that promise. The suit was shipped and arrived with next day shipping.

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 Lizard Loves Mustache.


Final Comments

If there were one thing I’d recommend this suit maker on more than anything, it’d be communication. Getting active communication and notification of process through one venue or the other throughout the entirety of the process was a wonderful experience, and between that and the suit maker’s friendly but professional attitude, I’d recommend them to anyone.

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