[YES] Miles Fullsuit by Rum Wolf Studios


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, this is my first fursuit.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, but it was only one small thing. The feet appear to have the same pattern, but it is not neutral, the fur tilts slightly to the left for both feet. I’m able to brush it to make it look more even so it’s very minor.

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Meerkat
Filed under Musteloidea

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2250 USD paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

September 21, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
June 2017
Completion/Ship Date
May 2018
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Miles plantigrade 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.

Considering that it’s my first fursuit, I was very surprised with how comfortable the head is to wear. Air circulation is fine, and vision is pretty good. There are no problems with the head that I can tell, and I am comfortable wearing it and moving around with it on for long periods of time.

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

I absolutely love how the head came out. Being a meerkat, it is an odd species and difficult to capture the look. I feel that the maker expressed my meerkat’s design quite well. Everything looks fine with regards to symmetry and fur on the head. The fur is nice and soft and smoothed easily. The colours work well for my character. Absolutely the best part in my opinion is the facial expression was exactly what I was seeking. I’m able to do lots of poses to show different emotions with it, which many people have told me looks great and have flatteringly described as “adorable”. The eyes are static eyes, and they’re a nice purple. Notable is the “meerkat eyeshadow” which really helps sell the species look!

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.

Overall the body quality is excellent and I have no complaints. The fit is comfortable, sized well for me while having quite a bit of slack and permitting varied movement. I’ve faced no trouble doing any kind of movement in the body. Even when taking it on and off quickly or doing wild movements, I’ve had no issues with durability. I don’t think I could tear or pop seams unless I really tried to purposefully. Air flow is great once again, and I am surprised that I don’t feel more heat. Even when I do get sweaty, it’s been great at absorbing the moisture. Even when my gear is drenched, like magic, the suit feels dry.

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

My suit’s body is perfectly satisfactory. Everything about it looks fine, the fur is coloured appropriately and the shaving and length is all on point. The maker worked well finding colours for my design and they blend really nicely. Again I have an odd species, a meerkat, but he was able to capture their look really well. Meerkat designs include stripes, which you can see down the back, and he did those great.

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.

Both the hands and feet of my suit feel excellent. I was really surprised by the comfort and ease of use, both in hand movements where I don’t feel inhibited at all, and in walking. The feet are comfortable walking around in for hours. Durability like other aspects of the suit are great. I have no claws or extra features, but everything is sturdy.

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

Everything looks great with regards to my hands. I’m really glad the colours were captured with the lighter brown tips on the fingers and toes. They blend really well too, fitting perfectly with the suit. You can never see any part of my body underneath no matter how I move, and everything looks natural. I only have one minor issue with the feet in that the fur slants slightly the same direction on both feet. Because it’s slanted, it doesn’t look neutral, and because it’s the same direction, it can give the impression of two left feet. I’ve been able to work around this by brushing the fur, and the maker has been responsive and immediately offered to fix it.

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.

I wear the tail by strapping it on with a belt (it’s not sewn into the suit body). I haven’t had any problems with it. It’s not too big so it doesn’t really get in the way nor is it too heavy. Material is fine, soft yet sturdy.

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 is perfectly acceptable in its appearance. It always looks to be attached, despite my total inexperience with ever wearing a fursuit, I was able to just strap it on with any belt I had and it works totally fine. The colours and pattern match too, with further meerkat stripes down the tail.

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?

I’m extremely satisfied with my suit overall, and it’s even better than I could have imagined. The maker has done a great job capturing my character and delivered exactly what I was looking for. I can play my character and express myself the way I want to with the suit, having no limitations of movement physically or aesthetically. Even as a total newbie to fursuiting, everything was comfortable, easy to wear and use, and I’ve had no trouble playing and posing as my meerkat. It all comes together for a great feel, the head, body, hands and feet are consistent in how they feel and blend together perfectly. Bonus points for their willingness to do a rarely made species and their capability to still capture the meerkat look.

Overall Project Quality

Overall I am totally happy with my suit and it was well worth going to this maker. I went based on my partner’s recommendation, a bit anxious due to my rare species, but they were able to deliver an excellent suit and worked well with me. I’m hopeful to use this suit for a very long time. I’ve already received plenty of compliments, and I really think my suit stands out in all the pictures I see of it. The only very minor problem I can get corrected, and everything else is nothing short of excellent. It’s a very easy YES for recommending RumWuff.

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

Initial Contact

It was very easy to get in contact with them through their web site and begin conversation via email.

Maker Response Time

We began discussing over email and eventually moved to Telegram messaging for quicker questions and answers and quick pictures for feedback. They were always able to respond promptly.

Maker Professionalism

Excellent service and communication. They were patient with my noob questions and always gave information when I asked. When I asked for status or timelines they were able to answer accurately and honestly, and when I asked about appearances they were able to explain. They gave me updates with regards to the colours they had picked out, when they finished the shape of the head, and overall made me feel comfortable with the process, which I was initially anxious about since the communication was entirely online and it’s my first time with this type of commission.

Project Completion Time

The maker agreed to a completion time for BLFC 2018 and delivered my suit on time. Full marks here.

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 Rum Wolf Studios.


Final Comments

I intend to continue working with the maker to get a pair of indoor feet (currently they are outdoor). Once again I’d have to thank them for being patient with me as I’m pretty new when it comes to fursuiting, so I may have asked some very basic questions. They’ve done quite varied species, which was one of the reasons I asked them about doing a meerkat. Would definitely recommend them to others!

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