[NO] Fursuit head by Farisbatwan


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: kieraa

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

Yes, I’ve owned quite a few fursuits when this one was commissioned I still owned a decent amount of fursuits

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes there were issues. I told the maker about those issues and they told me that the issues could easily be fixed on my end so I did go about fixing them myself.

Wear Time

5 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Realistic
Shipped From: USA

Species

Demon Hybrid ‘Canine-Like’
Filed under Canidae, with horns, antlers, or spikes

Made in Year

Transaction Information

paid in installments
Filed under .

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

NO – MULTIPLE ETAs were passed


Date of Review

November 14, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
December 30 2014
Completion/Ship Date
April 30 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Resin Based Fursuit Head in a realistic 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.

NOT happy with the fit. You could see too much of my face when the mouth was CLOSED, I could breathe alright but that’s because the snarl in the mouth was so open it was easy to breathe out of, It had nose holes however it was was the snarl in my mouth that got the most breath-ability. The vision was okay at best but it was a hard head to wear. The suit actually injured my face because it was not sanded down properly, She did make this base herself she said. It was a resin base.

Scratches I got upon wearing.

Pointing at where the edges were that scratched me.

Trying to show a demo picture of the mouth opening but didn’t realize you could see so much of my face when the mouth was opened.

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

In pictures it looked great. However upon receiving it;

*Horns; the curl did not match the way they did in the reference – In the reference they curled over the ears. – On the head they curled around and stuck out, so the horns didn’t match
*Ears; Too small, they were suppose to go slightly past the horns – shown in the reference – Because of how the horns curled they kept pushing the ears further and the ears themselves were very thin and not as thick as I would of liked them to be (but in the pictures it looked fine, until I got it)
*Eyes were fine
*Muzzle; has white brushing around it which the reference doesn’t have on it. It looked cool in the pictures but upon getting it, I was defiantly not fond of it.

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?

It was not a match (Doing this Head vs Reference);

Head: Muzzle on head has brushing on it, I think it was suppose to be ‘wrinkle effect’ for the snarl.
vs Reference: Does not have this at all.

Head: Horns curl around the ears and point outwards.
vs Reference: The curling goes tucked under the markings and are not outward in any way they are suppose to curl UNDER the ears and NOT pointing outside of the ears, the horns also have a ram look alike ridged edges, but they opted out to not do this because the material would be heavy.

Head: Ears are pretty small, don’t tuck right under the horns properly, because there’s not a proper tuck under, the ears came out looking weird in person.
vs Reference: The ears are tucked under the horns and are slightly bigger/have a fluid effect because of the curl tuck.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Head it’s self looks good on the OUTSIDE (I could NOT wear the head until I sanded down the edges) but it doesn’t match up with the artwork.

Overall Project Quality

No, I was not happy with the product I received. If this was a head commission not going off of the reference, it would of been a cool head. but because it was such a miss on the way my reference was done and how it came out as well as the quality inside. I’m NOT happy with it at all.

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

Initial Contact

Facebook, I had been friends with them for many years after a commission they had done for me in 2013.

Maker Response Time

I talked to them often but when it came to the commission I didn’t get too much response time on the commission.

Maker Professionalism

I feel like not everything was shown to me play by play and when it came to the horns and ears they could of followed the ref more carefully and asked my input when it came to the horns, ears and snarl.

Project Completion Time

January was the initial date we were shooting for, because it was the month I was born in and I wanted to have it in time for my birthday but the completion date came out to be April.

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

The head was cool on the outside! However it did NOT match the reference sheet in more ways than one. The person and I talked often and we were friends but when it came to commissioning them they started to become very distant towards me. They didn’t ask TOO much of my input (like before the stuff was being put on) by the time I saw how the ears and horns were, it wasn’t upon getting it in person that I saw just how much it didn’t match. I had to sand the head down myself because she didn’t want a shipping hassle + money when it was ‘easier for me to do it’ which I agree it was easier for me to do it, however since shes considered to be a pretty professional maker.. when she makes a mistake it’s not my job as the customer to go in and fix the stuff even though It was an easy fix, I don’t feel like I should have been held responsible for fixing it. I did own the head for a few months. Fixed it up a little bit but because it didn’t match my character very well I didn’t have much connection to it and did end up selling it (after everything was fixed so someone could safely wear it). I have commissioned FBsuits numerous times but this by far was my WORST experience. Her customer service on this one was BAD which lead to a non-accurate head with not too much of my input and it took her way too long to get back to me on certain parts. I was not happy in the end and am no longer friends with FBsuits, this commission fiasco however was not the straw that broke my back it was another commission that resulted in an Artist Beware.

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