[OK] Van Fullsuit by Nova Creations


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: MonsterFennec

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

I have worn another maker’s head before getting this fullsuit

Informed Maker of Issues

No, all issues with the suit were fixed by myself

Wear Time

15+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Toony
Shipped From: Australia

Species

Undecided
Filed under Other / Undefined

Made in Year

Transaction Information

900 AUD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

There was no ETA given


Date of Review

November 13, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
February 2018
Completion/Ship Date
February 2018
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Van digitigrade fullsuit in a toony style bought as a pre-made.
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 is comfortable to wear as long as you have a balaclava on since it’s not lined. The head is held onto your face by elastic since there is no foam supporting the back of your head. The ears are barely held onto the foam base because of this and one had broken off (it was only held on by the ear fur being sewn to the head fur) Though this issue has been fixed. The ears are held onto the head with wooden skewers and the ear that broke had to be fixed with a metal knitting needle. The ventilation and vision in this suit are honestly amazing, the mouth is wide open and the eyes are quite big, there is a blind spot in the middle but that is expected with fursuit heads.

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

After fixing the ear and painting the eyes, it looks really nice! the shaving is decent but you can see where the fur has been sewn together on the face, and a lot of the fur isn’t glued down. The top of the mouth isn’t lined so the foam is exposed. The neck isn’t long/big enough to cover the suit (when you look up or down, your neck/shoulders get exposed)
But generally, I’m happy with how grumpy he looks!

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.

Since the suit wasn’t made for me, it’s got a lot of room! it’s pretty comfortable to wear but closing the zip on the front is a pain, it’s also coming off of the body since It’s only hand sewn on. (Pretty sure the whole suit is hand sewn) and fur gets stuck in it way too easily. It originally only came with pillow padding for the front of the legs and the butt, I had to make padding for the back of the legs. I’ve had to fix holes on this suit multiple times due to the fact he’s only/mainly (not sure) hand sewn.

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

One of the most noticeable things first off is the tail which is completely off center. I don’t know if the tail was always like this or if its caused by the cover I put over the hole inside the suit (There was nothing keeping the polyfill in the tail) There are way more pieces of fur sewn together than what’s necessary, the whole suit is around 10cm by 10cm pieces of fur all sewn together which means seams pop way more often then they should.

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

The hands, feet, and tail are attached to the suit so it’s easy to put it on quickly, just means I can’t wear it properly as a partial. The inside of the feet are hollow, so walking in them can be a bit tricky, but its nothing too difficult to handle, I’ve had the issue of the soles of the feet ripping off which I fixed with some hot glue.

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?

Because he was so cheap and that I’ve given the suit my own personal touches, I’m pretty pleased with it overall, though if this was an expensive commissioned suit of my character I wouldn’t be happy with the quality. I’m pretty sure Van was an experimental suit so I’m not being too harsh with this review.

Overall Project Quality

Its a decent suit to wear and perform in!

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

Initial Contact

I started talking to the maker before Confurgence, so we were friends before I got the suit. I officially received the suit on the Sunday of the convention and was given a year to pay for it.

Maker Response Time

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Maker Professionalism

The maker is new to making suits so I can’t say

Project Completion Time

I have no idea how long it took the maker to make the suit

Rating

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

OK!
This review has been marked with a neutral rating.
This means the reviewer MIGHT recommend Nova Creations depending on circumstances that have been clarified in this review.


Final Comments

If you’re looking for a local maker in Victoria, Australia then I would recommend them! Also if you’re looking to support a smaller maker!

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