[YES] Takeshi Fursuit Head by CityMutt Fursuits

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General InfoHeadBodysuitHands and FeetTailsWingsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring
Your Username
VJCoon It’s the same for Twitter,FA and Weasyl

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

Name of Maker and Links
CityMuttFursuits www.citymuttfursuits.com

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Are you reviewing a friend?
Initially we knew each other from a few meets though we definitely became friends by the time the mask was complete.

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes, I’ve built a couple heads on both foam and resin bases

Character Concept Art
Main ref: www.furaffinity.net/view/16008512/
Markings front: www.furaffinity.net/view/15992652/
Markings Back: www.furaffinity.net/view/16008380/

Photos of Completed Product
CityMutt’s post: www.furaffinity.net/full/18787472/
Photo by AoLun taken at FWA2016: www.furaffinity.net/view/19829589/
Shot taken shortly after I got the head with the bodysuit I had already made: www.furaffinity.net/view/19694200/

Date Commissioned or Bought
April 2015 started December 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
January 2016

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
1 - 3 Months, 7 - 12 Months
 

Price Paid
875 USD

(This review is filed under a sort by price of $501 - $999)

Date of Review
May 30th 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.
N/A

Did the maker meet your deadline?
There was no set deadline.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yep and they were very minimal. It was very well made.

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
20 hours +

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?

I’m incredibly satisfied. It’s nicely lined. It fits incredibly with a nice adjustable ball cap attached to the base. It’s such great fit my moving jaw is fully articulated. It also has a nice zipper in the back though I can slip it on and off without unzipping it so I usually use it more as a access point for maintenance and the fans.

Ventilation is even more amazing. I have a constant airflow even when the mouth is closed. It keeps me cool and has allowed me to be able to suit actively up to 3hours straight in warm weather where I could barely do more than 30 minutes with a resin head I made.
It also has two fans in it though I don’t have to turn them on unless I’m being really active.
As a additional feature I can also prop the mouth open with Takeshi’s fangs if I need additional airflow.

Vision is great from what I can tell. My visual field is naturally a bit restricted without the mask though I’d say it’s awesome for tear duct vision. I can see better out of the tear ducts than on other tear duct vision masks I’ve worn. I can also see out of the mouth if I need a better view of my surroundings. Straight on the vision’s fantastic and the blindspot’s relatively minimal.

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?

I’m absolutely satisfied with how it looks. The symmetry is on point as are the markings and other feature.

The shave is great. It has a nice even transition from the short to long fur, no bald spots.
The furs she chose are nice and soft and just beautiful. All the markings are sewn in.

I absolutely adore the expression and overall look of the mask. It’s incredibly expressive! With follow me eyes and moving jaw I can portray a large amount of expressions depending on how I tilt my head. I love it!

It matches the concept art perfectly. Way beyond what I could have expected. She was even able to find the blue fur that matched the markings completely. I couldn’t be happier.

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?

My head has a jawset and silicone tongue, warthog/oni esqu fangs and horns. As well as two fans inside the head.

I love the look of the jawset its very realistic and the fangs are amazing. The fangs and horns being made out of vinyl they’re incredibly durable and light weight. They aren’t going anywhere and there is no risk of them hurting anyone.

It’s all just high quality. The only thing I had problems with is the muzzle fan fell out in shipping though that was a simple fix I did myself.

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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?

N/A

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
Incredibly satisfied. It matches concept art perfectly. Though looks way cuter.

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?
Pretty satisfied. The head and the suit parts I made myself beforehand match nicely with it.

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?
Very easy. It couldn’t be simpler.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Very satisfied. She contacted me with a quote quickly after I submitted the form.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
Very satisfied. She was highly professional and quite friendly. We were able to discuss any additional features or concerns I had with it. She was even willing to see about trying out a prototype I was working on. Though we wound up deciding against using the prototype

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
There was no deadline.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Incredibly satisfied. It was well made and I just adore it. I know it’s going to last me for years to come.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Very satisfied. We were able to discuss any problems or concerns and get them worked out easily.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros: -Does beautiful work
-Works fast
-Gets back with you quickly
-Incredible airflow
-Really responsive moving jaw
-Overall very expressive mask with more features offered standard than most makers
-A very durable, lightweight and machine washable head
-Keeps you updated on your spot in the queue

Cons: I have no major cons.

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.

Very POSITIVE Would gladly recommend to another or even commission again.

[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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