[YES] MEDS Fullsuit by The Karelia Fursuits


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: MEDSfox

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

This is my first fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues

I had no issues

Wear Time

100 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Island Fox
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2200 USD paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

September 27, 2018

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

Item Being Reviewed

MEDS Fullsuit 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.

Airbrushing, as in the case with any suit wears off over time, which can be frustrating. Fur is in very good condition. Built in balaclava as held up well. Painted eyes have held up well even though I don’t necessarily take care of them as well as some people.

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

TheKarelia did a great job following my ref sheet and characterization. Asked about making one change with the eyebrow color because they thought that it would look better. Sometimes the 3D eyes can look a little dark in photos, but that is not a problem if a photographer is using flash or you know how to adjust the exposure of the photos in editing software.

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

My suit was the first with a moving jaw. The design relies on a tight fit on my head and elastic straps holding the jaw. The moving jaw works great, but like many jaws you really need to extenuate your own movements to have proper movement.

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.

Stitching on the body is very good. I don’t ever plan to rip a seam.

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

They worked a lot picking out the right fur for me, even ordering several samples of new material. The fur is soft and easy to take care of. Followed ref sheet well. Sleeves and legs are the perfect length. No fitment issues on my body because they use duct tape dummies.

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.

Scratches on resin claws on outdoor feetpaws. Honestly, I don’t think this can be helped
Outdoor feetpaws, use a foam bottom affixed with glue that will wear over time. May need to hot glue fur back down on the sides

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

Hands are 5 finger and are very tight and form-fitting. They have to be in order to make 5-finger handpaws. The dexterity and appearance of the handpaws are great. Really nice claws with really well-stitched vinyl paw pads.

Feetpaws have obvious left and right labels sewn into the insides. Hard resin claws can “click” against the floor as you’re walking. Very comfortable as theKarelia let me choose my own shoes.

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.

Foam tail has held up nicely. The belt loops are hot glued on the tail, and although they haven’t given me any issue, it does seem kind of sketchy.

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

I have a somewhat intricate tail design and theKarelia was able to do it very well. It matches up well with the designs on my body, and with the proper belt, it fits snugly against the body suit. Made of medium firmness foam, so it bounces and moves nicely as I walk.

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?

Finished product is great. Definitely embodies the makers style.

Overall Project Quality

The quality exceeded my expectations!

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

Initial Contact

Very easy. I found them on FurAffinity and was able to get a quick quote through email.

Maker Response Time

Great consistently answered emails, and asked for my feedback when needed .

Maker Professionalism

Very professional. This is what they do for a living, so they take it very seriously.

Project Completion Time

MEDS was completed very quickly. I gave them a target date for a convention, and they were able to finish it with several weeks to spare.

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 TheKareliaFursuits.


Final Comments


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