[NO] Bodysuit and Feetpaws by FarisBatwan


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Kathryn Griffiths Pintus

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

This was my first suit.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes. We discussed her problems with communication.

Wear Time

5
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Bodysuit, Feetpaws
Style: Digitigrade, N/A
Shipped From: USA

Species

Original species/type of Bat
Filed under Glires

Made in Year

Transaction Information

450 USD paid in installments
Filed under $400 and under.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

NO – the ETA was passed


Date of Review

October 18, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
November 15 2017
Completion/Ship Date
March 18th 2018
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Digitigrade bodysuit and Feetpaws without a discernable style as a commission.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

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 fits as though she did not use my DTD at all! It does not fit over my shoulders. I had to hide this by making the neck of my suit long enough. But my shoulders still show if I move too much. There is also lots of extra room in the body. I am 5 5 and 120 pounds. My mother tried my suit on and it fits her properly. She is 5 feet and 135 pounds. So it was made to fit a shorter person. I cannot lift my arms and age blamed this on me not raising my arms while make the DTD. However my arms WERE raised while making the dummy for an hour.

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

The colours are different than on my reference. She made the wings pinkish purple instead of blue. And she did not make make my toes purple.

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

I can lift my wings with a bar in the top of the wing. My arms cannot be raised very far as shown in the pictures.

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.

Feet seem to hold up ok.

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

They look fine but the toes are not purple.

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?

It doesnt fit and colours are wrong. It uncomfy because of this.

Overall Project Quality

Its a fine suit but too small and not accurate to my character. Wings can barely be raised too.

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

Initial Contact

She contacted me.

Maker Response Time

There were long periods where she would not speak to me. Up to over a month where she did not respond to my attempts to reach her over several platforms when I was just looking for a WIP. On facebook messenger she would leave me on “read”.

Maker Professionalism

Not professional. Poor communication. Hiding other bewares from me and then not taking responsibility for them.

Project Completion Time

It did not arrive to me until after the convention.

Rating

FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

NO!
This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend FarisBatwan unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

I did not want to right a review at first but lately I’ve heard from some very unhappy customers of hers and wanted to share my experience. She promised WIP “within 24 hours” and then would not send any for a week. Communication was poor. I was ignored for a long period of time. She did not ship my suit until the day before the con so of course it did not arrive in time. She only responded when I opened a paypal dispute against her.

2 Responses

  1. I’m honestly not surprised, and I’m saddened that this seems to STILL be a continuing trend with this maker.

    • LumosNox says:

      I’ve just been watching this maker take a nose dive for the past year or so. She still owes my friend his suit he already paid off like a year ago and I will continue to keep an eye on her til she delivers his suit or refunds him. I truly hope things get better and she can finish all the work she owes in a timely manner.

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