[YES] Clara Shepherd Partial by Fleeting Fennec

1459239486.fleetingfennec_clara_partial

General InfoHeadBodysuitHands and FeetTailsWingsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring
Your Username
KaelHemlock

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Clara Shepherd partial suit

Name of Maker and Links
www.fleetingfennec.com
m.facebook.com/FleetingFennec/

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
I wore a friend’s suit for a few hours at FangCon 2015

Character Concept Art
www.dropbox.com/s/4alqyl4tnnam5kv/Photo%20Feb%2023%2C%2022%2027%2050.png?dl=0

Photos of Completed Product
d.facdn.net/art/fleetingfennec/1459239486/1459239486.fleetingfennec_clara_partial.png

Date Commissioned or Bought
December 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
March 2016 – Picked up at FWA

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
4 - 6 Months

Price Paid
$830.

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

Date of Review
June 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?
Yes! It was done a week prior to the deadline

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
4, give or take

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 rather well. I tend to wear my hair in a high bun when I wear my fursuit head, which makes it feel pretty snug. This is how I wore it at first and it gave me false impression of the fit. I have since tried wearing it with my hair either down or in a very low bun and the fit is amazing! There’s a bit of extra room which allows for great ventilation. It’s lined with Lycra, so it keeps me very cool and I can wear it for a good while without getting too warm–plus that means a balaclava is optional. As far as vision goes, the suit has follow-me eyes. For some reason, the vision is better out of the left eye than the right eye. I do have to turn my head to get a good look at things and there’s a blind spot right between my eyes, but I’m able to get around safely without bumping into anything.

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?

Everything is beautifully crafted. Everything is symmetrical, no issues with the shaving, no loose threads, etc.

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?

Armsleeves – There’s a bit of extra room, so I can comfortably move around without fear of any seams popping. They’re not lined, but I wear Under Armor with them. There’s only one issue with them and that’s the length. When pulled all the way up to my elbow, there’s a gap between them and my hand paws. I have to pull the armsleeves down some to cover that gap between the armsleeves and hand paws. This is not the maker’s fault – I looked back at the arm measurements I sent the maker and noticed that I mis-measured my arms. As of the date of this review, I have not yet contacted the maker regarding this.

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?

Feet – The feet are built around slip-on canvas shoes and there’s a bit of extra padding on the indide. They fit perfectly and the shoes are exactly my size. They’re so comfortable that I find myself wearing them around the house from time to time as slippers!

Hands – They feature puffy/squishy paw pads, which I love. They’re roomy without being too big – my fingers have room to move around. Like with the paws, they’re so comfortable that I wear them around the house sometimes!

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 extremely solid as far as construction goes. It has what I would call a ‘tail cap’ on the end with the belt loops sewn onto it. The loops are made of a heavy-duty woven material (like what backpack straps are made of) so there’s no concern at all about the loops coming off – they’re made to take a beating!

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
Very much so! All of the details were done correctly and are in the right places.

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?
Everything matches up perfectly.

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?
I contacted her via email and she was fairly quick to respond.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
We went from email to Facebook messenger a month or two after I sent payment for my suit. This proved to be easier for both the maker and myself – she would respond in a matter of minutes.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
This chick was a dream to work with! She was extremely professional and friendly. She had a great amount of enthusiasm, too!

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 deadline was FWA 2016 and I got pictures of my finished suit the week before the con.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
10/10!

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Extremely! She kept me informed, I didn’t have to prod her for WIP pics (she sent a bunch!) and she was super easy to keep in contact with!

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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