[YES] Scales Fullsuit by jjreamBig

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General InfoHeadBodysuitHands and FeetTailsWingsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring

Your Username
blackminorscales

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

Name of Maker and Links
www.furaffinity.net/user/jjreambig

Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Not much

Character Concept Art
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Photos of Completed Product
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Date Commissioned or Bought
April 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
January 2016

Price Paid
$1000

Date of Review
3/30/2016

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?
No

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.
50+ hours (Every weekend since obtained)

HEAD
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the head of the costume. 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 costume.
Are you satisfied with how it fits you? How is the ventilation? How is the vision?

Fits perfectly and is very comfortable. Breathes decently well. Vision is astounding. Small blind spot in the center, to be expected with a dragon.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume 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?

Very well constructed, and shaven very well. Fur is very good quality and is very soft. Very cute expression, and matched the concept art pretty accurately. Eyes are a bit too far in, in my opinion. Hard to photograph because of that, and makes a full front-on profile look a bit crosseyed.

BODYSUIT
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the body of the costume.
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 costume.
How satisfied are you with how the body fits? How is the quality and durability? What is the interior like? How is the airflow?

Body fits extremely well. Easy to get on and off while not being baggy or tight. Very durable and very high quality. Looks and feels amazing both being in the suit and from the outside. Being a very active suiter, I haven’t had a major popped seam at all. The front under the red scutes is lined and very comfortable. The minky scutes also make the suit extremely breathable and cool despite the thick black fur (which was requested).

Only con is how low cut the neck is. Barely fits on a hanger, and a scarf or bandana is required, else the undershirt shows by a good 2 or 3 inches.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume 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?

Suit is very symmetrical. Everything looks and feels right. Shaving is even and the transitions are excellently done as to my specifications. Colors are spot on and were discussed in detail before the maker bought the fur.

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 costume, 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?

Padding was included, and sewn onto a pair of spandex. It’s expertly shapped and doesn’t look unnatural at all when wearing it.

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

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear these pieces of your costume.
How satisfied are you with how the hands and feet fit? How is the quality and durability? What is the interior like?

Hands are mishapen and floppy. Feet are comfortable and soft, but don’t provide much support. Both are pretty low cut, and the gaps are apparent when wearing the full suit. As with the whole suit, they are very durable, but the usability is limited. Both are comfortable to wear but leave a bit to be desired.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume 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?

The feet look very nice as long the gap isn’t showing. The padding in the shins helps give it a good flow, and it looks like a very realistic digitigrade. The hands, because they’re misshapen, look a bit floppy, and the material used on the top of them is not the same as was used on the body suit. The color matches well but the texture is noticeably different.

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?

The front facing zipper is hidden perfectly by the thick fur, running up the side between the scutes and the black fur. This allows me to get in the suit with no additional help from anyone. Because of it’s durability, getting in the suit takes no time at all since I don’t have to be extremely cautious when slipping into it.

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

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

The tail is sewn onto the body suit. Originally I wasn’t sure of this, but because of the way it was done, I couldn’t imagine it any differently. There is a seperate piece of padding that makes of the meat of the tail which is removable, and a small zipper on the bottom of the tail near the tip that allow it to be inserted and pulled out. This makes washing the suit much easier, and the overall look flows much better than a separate tail.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume 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?

The tail is huge, and the curvature is very natural. 0 complaints.

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

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

I requested smaller, plush wings, that were sewn directly to the suit, which came out fantastic. They’re very floppy and cute, and also very durable.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume 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?

The symmetry is perfect. However, they’re a bit too floppy and succumb to gravity a bit too easily. It was never specified by me to keep them propped up, so I can’t force judgement there.

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

How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matches the concept art?
If there was no concept art, please state N/A
Extremely satisfied. The suit pretty much perfectly matches the character I created 8 years ago. It’s like a dream come true.

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?
8/10. With how detailed the suit is, I’m extremely impressed with this new maker on how everything turned out. The colors and the attention to detail are perfect. The only gripe is the low cut neck, hands, and feet. All which should be easily fixable.

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?
The quote was very easy to obtain. If I recall, she got back to me the same day I sent the note on FA.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
The response time was not the best. It could take upwards of 1-2 weeks for any sort of response, and even then, the updates didn’t come in very quickly. Many “I’ll have pictures” tonight went unfulfilled for very, very long periods of time.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
The maker is extremely friendly and outgoing. The attention to detail was astounding. The updates (whenever she got around to giving them) were informative and helpful.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
The deadlines were the makers Achilles heel. There were a ridiculous amount of deadlines that were missed. Originally the ETA was supposed to be 8 weeks (which I definitely saw I overly optimistic). That was missed, but that wasn’t a big deal. But for at least 2 cons, the deadline was completely missed, leading to a lot of disappointment. The perfectionist nature of the maker shows in the amazing quality of the suit, but the reality of meeting the deadlines set by the maker left a lot to be desired.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Extremely satisfied. For this suit maker’s first commissioner, I was astounded by the overall quality of the suit.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
The maker is still in college and doing the suit making in her spare time, so it’s understandable that she can’t be at my beck and call whenever I want an update or anything. However, some more communication would have been nice, and having realistic deadlines would have saved me from a lot of disappointment of going to cons suitless when I got so hyped up for having it.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros:

Excellent quality suit, in looks and durability and overall quality.

Admittedly decent turn around of about 9 months

Very friendly and helpful attitude, willingness to fix any problems I had with the suit provided I ship it back within a year.

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Cons:

Hard to get an update

Some oversights on the suit, like how far cut the hands, paws, and neck should be to make sure that there is enough overlap without any gap showing.

Countless missed deadline, even shipping out extra materials to fix some of the minor flaws in the suit has taken over 3 months.

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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