[OK] Jest Partial by ObsidianPadlock Studios
Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Jest, Partial Fursuit
Name of Maker and Links
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Are you reviewing a friend?
Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
No, this was my first
Character Concept Art
(slightly nsfw: triggers)
Photos of Completed Product
Date Commissioned or Bought
Date Completed or Shipped
(This review is filed under a sort by price of $300 and Under)
Date of Review
July 7, 2016
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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?
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.
The head was a bit too tight, I ended up having to reshape its inside a bit so that I could wear it comfortably. The lining was falling out when I got it, but it was an easy fix. It does get a bit stuffy, but not too bad. It is pretty lightweight. When I got it, I could barely see out of the eyes, the foam around the eyes had not been cut all the way and made it very hard to see. There is a large blindspot dead center in my view and is somewhat hard to walk with.
The symmetry of the markings on the head is way off, for instance the “X” on the snout is very unproportioned and looks wonky. The eyes are also off center and the fur in the front of the chest is cut to the side, not centered. There is really choppy transitions between fleece and fur, making it look odd. You can see the foam from under the fur in some spots and not all seams were finished.
I had asked for a sad-ish looking expression, but it wasn’t really done. The head just seems tired, but still chipper (This wasn’t too much of a problem, but did disappoint a bit)
As for concept Art, it didn’t follow my design of Jest completely. I had made him to be a more defined and slender animal, but the maker made him toyish and almost Angel-Dragon-esk.
My fursuit head was supposed to come with jest’s signature nose ring, ear bars and stud. Sadly, the maker never got around to making the jewelry, despite promising he would come with them. I was very disappointed and displeased when I found he did not have them.
Sadly, I have yet to receive my arm sleeves as they were accidentally not included with the pick-up. I was told that they will be sent to me at a later date.
My paws are very comfortable to wear, but cause my palms to sweat more than usual. More than any other pair of paws I’ve worn previously. My paws are pretty short and end just under my wrist, but if I move my hand at all, it will show. They slide off easily as they are a tad too big and the number of fingers I had requested was changed, so that was displeasing.
I did not receive feet paws.
The paws are very symmetrical and look awesome. The fur is super soft and the paw “pads” are simplistic circles made of fleece. They look amazing when they aren’t slipping off.
The tail is a good length and drags on the floor just a little bit. It moves well and is easy to put on. The seams seem durable and the spikes have stayed on, which is a double plus. It is sturdy, and my two year old nephew has tested it. the straps are doubled up to ensure they are strong.
A few of the stripes are off centered and the seams are really noticeable. The transition from fleece to fur is super choppy and I am displeased with the overall look. The colors and patterns match and all of the fur was soft and easy to brush out. It matches my concept art, but is thin compared to what it was supposed to be.
How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matches the concept art?
If there was no concept art, please state N/A
I am not very satisfied, especially since I didn’t know it would be more plushy looking.
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?
The markings don’t match up, but the colors are consistent.
How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker for a quote?
How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
No, they started off very pleasant and professional, but after time it faded. They stopped sending me W.I.P pictures and even halted contact for some time.
How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
All deadlines were missed because the suit “wasn’t ready”. It took three separate deadlines to get my suit finally.
How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
I was minimally satisfied, not to where it was horrible, but it wasn’t pleasant.
How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
It was nice to work with someone willing to work on a budget. The maker was very kind at the beginning and reassuring until about four months past.
It was stressful since the maker would suddenly not reply or send W.I.P pictures when I asked for them. The maker also made many promises that were never delivered.
I think with a bit more practice, they will be an amazing fursuit crafter and business executive. I would rate them 4.5/10
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