[YES] Otie Head and Tail by Full Moon Special


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: misfitroo

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

At the time, I’ve had only made my own.

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues! 🙂

Wear Time

50+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head, Tail
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Dog/Otter Hybrid
Filed under Canidae, Musteloidea

Made in Year

Transaction Information

645$ USD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

YES – the ETA was accurate


Date of Review

November 26, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
August 2015
Completion/Ship Date
January 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Otie head and tail in a toony 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.

The head fits on just right! Doesn’t wiggle around my head, and doesn’t slip off. It is EXTREMELY comfortable to wear! There is a very neat quilted inside that I’ve never seen in suits even to his day! It doesn’t hold in that much heat and its so comfortable, I’ve almost fell asleep in it a few times. 🙂 Ventilation and vision is great! There is a very small blind spot but nothing too debilitating. Nothing you don’t expect from a standard fursuit. I don’t have to look down while walking down stairs, I can just look through my mouth. The inside of the snout is very hollow so I can breathe very easily and fit even something as big as a water bottle in there! I’ve tried on several fursuit heads since receiving Otie and I’ve never worn something as comfortable as him! (Yet!)

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

Symmetry is spot on. No sewing errors. Inside AND outside are properly sewn and there has been no popped seams since the original wear two and a half years ago! The fur is very nice and soft. The expression was similar to the one I sent on the ref sheet. Shaving is a tad choppy in places but the head still looks great visually. She even added sparkle fur on my hairtuft and my neck! It was a nice additional touch that I wasn’t expecting!

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

I asked the maker to include eyelids, as she made a suit with them before she made mine. She was sculpting my head at the time of my inquiry about the eyelids. She though it was no problem to quickly whip up the eyelids at NO additional cost, even though I brought up the idea in the middle of the commission. They’re very high quality. The fleece has pilled overtime but that is to be expected from fleece overtime. One issue I’ve had with the eyelids is that the glue behind the Velcro has come off multiple times. A very minor problem, but i would highly suggest sewing the Velcro to the fleece if possible next time. After all, it was her second pair of eyelids she has made. I don’t hold this issue against her and its just a result of the suit being several years old.

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.

The initial commission was head only. I asked for a tail about two or three months into the commission. A very reckless decision on my part, I admit but was scheduled to dance at Anthro New England that year and the minimum was a head, paws, feet and a tail. I was only missing the tail. I did tell her I was willing to pay, even if the price was increased due to the last minute request. She again, said that it wasn’t a problem and asked for roughly 75 more bucks for the tail. I was impressed at the price and I happily paid it in a lump sum as soon as I could. I was BLOWN AWAY when I received a 5 FOOT LONG tail with my fursuit head!!! A floor-dragger for seventy-five bucks was a dang good price.

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 very high quality with belt loops made from Polypropylene webbing, something way stronger than I’ve seen on other tails. There has been no popped seams after over two years of wear, even on the underside. Markings are accurate, they match up well. She even added sparkle fur accents to his tail marking as well! Very satisfied with the tail! Exactly what i’d expect a otter/dog hybrid to look like!!

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?

I could supply my own, three-view reference. Matched the concept art perfectly. I did ask for whiskers last minute but she wasn’t able to add them on such short notice. Again, my fault completely.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Nothing looks out of place. The colors match up with my paws and arm sleeves that were made separately prior to completion of the head. Then again, its not hard to mess up simple red and white. Everything fits perfectly. The tail holds up after these two years and there has been NO popped seams anywhere on the head or tail! The makers style was represented in my head 😀

Overall Project Quality

She has gone above and beyond and impressed me in many ways. Wonderful first experience with commissioning. I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding maker. She explained the process so it was easy for me to send her payment and communicate whenever I had questions and requests. She made it very easy for sixteen year old me to fulfill a long-time dream of suiting as Otie!!

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

Initial Contact

I initially emailed her. She was very straightforward and pleasant.

Maker Response Time

She would get back to me within a day. Very prompt response time on emails!

Maker Professionalism

VERY pleasant and professional, especially since she was working with me as a minor at the time…

Project Completion Time

She completed him in about four months. Very quick!! She delivered him to Anthro New England 2016 so there were no delivery problems. With that being said, she finished the suit right on time!

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 Full Moon Special.


Final Comments

Would recommend her to anyone! The best company I’ve EVER worked with in the fandom. She isn’t just an extremely talented artist, she is a true friend. Very understanding and easy to work with. I may sound like a broken record at this point but there has been virtually no issues with this maker and my experience has been indescribably positive!

Full Moon Special; Check her out!!


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