[YES] Avanto Folf Partial by MoreFurLess

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General InfoHeadBodysuitHands and FeetTailsWingsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring
Your Username
Avanto_

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

Name of Maker and Links
More Fur Less
www.morefurless.com/
www.furaffinity.net/user/morefurless

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Are you reviewing a friend?
Nah

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
No prior expereince

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/16140871/

Photos of Completed Product
drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Chjht5OuKvYk9UZ25Mbi0xZk0/view?usp=sharing
drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Chjht5OuKvUGVheE9FSWlEX0U/view?usp=sharing
drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Chjht5OuKvM0dhaTM0LWlmNEU/view?usp=sharing

Date Commissioned or Bought
Early September 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
Early March 2016

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
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Price Paid
2000

(This review is filed under a sort by price of $2000 and Over)

Date of Review
11 June 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?
Yup! I requested that the suit be here by TFF and the package arrived a few hours before I left for the hotel!

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes, but the issues were very minimal

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
35-40 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?

– The head fits well, though there is some wiggle room, so the head bobbles slightly with fast, jerky movements. The lining is super comfy!
– The ventilation is pretty good! It does get stuffy after 20 or so minutes, but a short break will fix it.
– Vision is way better than I expected. The pupils of the 3D eyes are big enough to give me a degree of peripheral vision. There is a slight blind spot in the middle, though that’s to be expected!

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?

– Symmetry and shaving are great! I have no complaints!
– The expression is changeable via magnets in the eyebrows! It’s a super cool feature. MFL’s website states that their heads feature a “semi-moving jaw,” though I haven’t seen any legitimacy in this, as the bottom jaw doesn’t move with my mouth (even with exaggerated mouth movements)
– On my quote, I marked removable eyelids as an option. Though, when they were building the head, they forgot to install those magnets so the eyelids never happened. Fortunately, MFL gave me a refund for the eyelids!
– The head matches pretty well with the concept art, though I think some markings (like the cyan stripes and the green muzzle stripe) could have been better represented. That being said, it still looks fantastic!

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 eyebrows function extremely well to change the expression! I can even change them while in suit wearing the hand paws
– MFL happily accepted my request to make a bow tie for Avy and it looks great! It’s attached by a large safety pin to the neck fur of the head. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, the wide, low muzzle tends to hide the bowtie so it remains 90% out of sight.

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?

I opted to get arm and leg sleeves with the suit;
– The arm sleeves fit great and do not suffer from slipping at all. The leg sleeves however, can’t be worn for more than 5 minutes of motion-filled activity without sliding down. I wish MFL had built them around a pair of shorts sewn on the inside to prevent this. Instead, they are separated per leg and use a drawstring for tightening. I told MFL about the issues and they offered to take the leg sleeves back and sew on a pair of shorts that I’d use for suiting. But I just decided on waiting to get a bodysuit for Avy instead.
– Besides the leg problem, the sleeves are built very well! The interior isn’t lined but it’s not uncomfortable by any means and I could wear the sleeves for hours

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?

– The sleeves look great! No issues with symmetry!
– If I had one complaint, it would be the really short fur length on the white part of the sleeves, I think a longer option would’ve looked better and less wrinkly, but that’s really nit-picky xD
– All the colors look A-okay!

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:
– The hands are quite large, but fit quite nicely! If I’m making exaggerated movements, they tend to slip a little, but they don’t come off unless I’m flapping my hands around crazily xD They are easy to put on!
-Quality is very nice! The paw pads are made out of a minky fabric that’s super soft!
– The interior isn’t lined, but you can take out the paw digit stuffing in case you wash the hands, which I though was a cool feature.

Feet:
– Like the hands, the feet are very big. I think I put one size too large for the shoes on my email with MFL, because the feet slip around a good amount when I’m moving quickly. That being said, they’re east to put on and ankles don’t show! Moving with the giant feet can be slightly cumbersome, but not difficult.
– They are an outdoor style with a very nice and robust material used on the bottom.
– The interior is a slipper-like shoe with foam built around it.

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?

– Everything looks great for both hands and feet! I LOVE how toony they look, despite the very slight difficulties that come with the large size of them. Other than that, they’re perfect!

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?

They tail is absolutely perfect! It’s super fluffy at the tip, which actually looks really cool when the tail is bouncing around! It’s also easy to put on with the typical belt loops employed. The polyfil inside feels very strong and the tail holds it shape great!

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 looks fantastic! Colors match perfectly!

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?
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?
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?

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
The suit matches the markings pretty much perfectly!

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?
Symmetry and color consistency are also perfect! Zero complaints here :D

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?
Super easy, actually! It was a rather spur-of-the-moment decision to move forward, but the payment and everything was taken care of in a matter of 24 hours!

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
MFL is very consistent with fast responses! I always received a reply within 36 hours of sending a message.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
These makers are VERY professional! I couldn’t think of any way they could be any friendlier to me during the commission process!

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Wow! So- I initially asked if they would be able to finish Avy before TFF (March 10), and was told my completion date was February of 2016. The deadline kept approaching as the month of March began. On March 9th, I was informed that the suit was completed and would be shipped overnight to me. On March 10th, a couple hours before leaving for the TFF hotel, the suit arrived

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
The only significant issues would be the leg sleeves falling down and the missing eyelids. Although, both were compensated for me and aren’t major problems by any means :) The suit is incredible and I’ve had a fantastic time wearing Avy around!

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Customer service was A+! All my questions were answered promptly and kindly!

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Getting a fursuit turned from a distant improbability into a complete reality in a matter of hours when I submitted that quote form. I couldn’t be happier that I moved forward with the commission! Only a couple hiccups in the final product made this a non-perfect commission (but it’s pretty darn close to one)! I’d highly recommend More Fur Less to anyone looking to commission a suit!

Pros:
– Quality
– Comfort
– Communication
– Professionalism

Cons:
– Attention to detail (commission-related, not design-related detail)
-Wearability of leg sleeves

Highly recommended! :D

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.

[YES]
[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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