[YES] Sparkle Alex Kigurumi by Mango Island Creations

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General InfoHeadBodysuitHands and FeetTailsWingsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring

Your Username
Alex_Dachshund

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Sparkle Alex Kigurumi

Name of Maker and Links
MangoIslandCreations / twitter.com/mangoislandarts

Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes, I own 3, but this is my first kigurumi

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/15732343/

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/16656230/
www.furaffinity.net/view/16297827/
www.furaffinity.net/view/16173937/

Date Commissioned or Bought
January 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
Completed April 2015, delivered in person at FWA

Price Paid
$380 USD

Date of Review
March 5, 2016

Do you currently still own the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Yes

Price Sold For
If you have sold the suit/parts since this review, how much did you sell for? Put N/A if not sold or leave blank if you decline to say.

Did the maker meet your deadline?
Yes! Got it delivered to me at FWA.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
Several hours at cons and around the house


FURSUIT HEAD
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the head of the fursuit. If you are reviewing only a set of ears, your answers would also go in this section.

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear this piece of your fursuit.
Are you satisfied with how it fits you? How is the ventilation? How is the vision?

The hood fits really well. Very comfortable!

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit piece looks from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the overall expression and appearance of the head? Does it match the concept art?

I am very happy with how the hood looks. Originally she did a different design for the face but I didn’t like it, so I had her change the eyes to be happier, and to remove the snout dots. She did this edit for me without any problems and I am so happy she did!

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your head has.
What are they and how do they work? How easy are they to wear? How is the quality?

The ears on the hood flop really cutely!

BODYSUIT
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the body of the fursuit.
If you are reviewing armsleeves or legs/pants that are seperate from a bodysuit, your answers would also go in this section.

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear this piece of your fursuit.
How satisfied are you with how the body fits? How is the quality and durability? What is the interior like? How is the airflow?

The body of the kigurumi fits me well, and it’s super roomy and loose. But this is my personal preference and it allows for better movement! The sleeves and legs have elastic cuffs on the end, and I LOVE the fact my kigu has pockets! Which makes kiguing at cons a lot easier since I can put my card key, wallet, and phone in my kigu. The kigu does heat up after a while of wear but that’s to be expected. The face is embroidered, and the wings and tail are sewn to the body.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit piece looks from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used?

I love my kigurumi! Everything is spot on and correct, everything is symetrical! It’s super soft, made out of anti-pill fleece, and looks great, I really love the hood more than anything.

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your bodysuit has. This includes UV reactivity, EL wire, uniquely placed squeakers or padding, clothing made specifically for the fursuit, or anything that is sewn into the bodysuit.
What are the features and how do they work? How easy are they to wear? How is the quality?

My kigurumi has a tail attached and wings. I like the wings, but they are too big and floppy for my personal tastes, I would have preferred smaller, chibi wings, but that is my fault for not telling her I wanted chibi wings.

HANDS AND FEET
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the hands and feet of the fursuit.

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear these pieces of your fursuit.
How satisfied are you with how the hands and feet fit? How is the quality and durability? What is the interior like?
Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit pieces look from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used?
Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your hands or feet have. This includes UV reactivity, EL wire, uniquely placed squeakers or padding, or any special articulation.
This can also include special ways of attachment to the bodysuit if they were not described elsewhere, such as: special hands with holes, magnet attachment, etc.
What are the features and how do they work? How easy are they to wear? How is the quality?

TAILS
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the tail(s) of the fursuit.

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear these pieces of your fursuit.
How satisfied are you with how the tail(s) fit? How is the quality and durability?

The tail is sewn to the body and stuffed. It waggles when I walk in my kigu! It’s firmly sewn on.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit pieces look from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used?

Everything is perfect!

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your tail(s) have. This includes UV reactivity, EL wire, uniquely placed squeakers or padding, special articulation, or anything else unique if it wasn’t covered previously.
What are the features and how do they work? How easy are they to wear or use? How is the quality?

Very satisfied with the tail!

WINGS
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the wings of the fursuit.

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear these pieces of your fursuit.
How satisfied are you with how the wings fit? How is the quality and durability?

As I mentioned before, I’m not completely happy with the wings since they’re big and floppy, and sag a lot, and I would have preferred small chibi wings, but again, that is my fault for not telling her.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit pieces look from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used?

Other than the wings being too big for my personal tastes, I really love the way they look! She went all out on the detailing.

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your wings have. This includes UV reactivity, EL wire, uniquely placed squeakers or padding, special articulation, or anything else unique if it wasn’t covered previously.
What are the features and how do they work? How easy are they to wear or use? How is the quality?

Very satisified with the quality.

OVERALL VISUAL SATISFACTION
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with the overall visual aspects associated with the fursuit.

How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matches the concept art?
If there was no concept art, please state N/A
Extremely satisifed!

How satisfied are you with how well everything fits together and matches up?
Do you markings match up at the seams? Are the colors consistent?
Extremely satisifed!

MAKER INTERACTION AND COMMISSION PROCESS
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with all the aspects of communication between you and the maker.

How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker for a quote?
She emailed me saying I was chosen for a slot some time after I applied. So she was very prompt on contacting me!

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Not very satisifed, sometimes it’d take a week or two for a response.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
Very satisified! She was very friendly and accomodating during the whole duration of my commission.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Very satisified! I got it during the convention.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Extremely! Everything is so well-made, and just, guh, absolutely perfect.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Very satisfied!

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
I am absolutely happy with my commission and I would definitely commission her again in the future. She does take a while to respond during the commission process, and she can be hard to get ahold of but the wait is worth it, you will definitely get a high quality product. :)

FINAL SCORE
Please pick a score that you feel honestly reflects your commissioning experience as a whole, including the quality of your item(s), the appearance, and how you were treated by the maker.

✔ Positive

[YES] Positive = The reviewer would recommend this maker to another
[OK] Neutral = The reviewer may or may not recommend this maker, depending on certain circumstances (reviewer clarifies what these are)
[NO] Negative = The reviewer would not recommend this maker to another, unless the maker significantly changes their practices




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