[YES] Clara Shepherd Partial by Fleeting Fennec
Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Clara Shepherd partial suit
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Are you reviewing a friend?
Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
I wore a friend’s suit for a few hours at FangCon 2015
Character Concept Art
Photos of Completed Product
Date Commissioned or Bought
Date Completed or Shipped
March 2016 – Picked up at FWA
(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?
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
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.
Everything is beautifully crafted. Everything is symmetrical, no issues with the shaving, no loose threads, etc.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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