[YES] Sammy Southpaw by FurFancy Costumes

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General InfoHeadBodysuitHands and FeetTailsWingsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring
Your Username
roiyaru_inu

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Sammy Southpaw, Fullsuit

Name of Maker and Links
Furfancy Costumes, www.furaffinity.net/user/furfancycostumes

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes, had other versions of the same suit. Partial and full versions.

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/17748518/

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/19197126/

Date Commissioned or Bought
Commissioned Jan 2015, Paid in Full Feb 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
Received Feb 2016

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
13 - 23 Months

Price Paid
$1,800

(This review is filed under a sort by price of $1000 and Over)

Date of Review
7/9/2016

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?
No, was told multiple time I’d be able to receive the suit at MFF 2015. After not getting the suit was told that they don’t do deadlines. So that was a bit confusing.
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Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
10+

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 really well. Though the neck is a little tight and takes a bit to get on. Once it’s on it stays on. The head is made of expanding foam and is fairly heavy. It does cause the head to pull down and away from my face. Needs to be lighter or have some kind of strap to keep it in place.
Ventilation is pretty good, air comes in through the mouth and eyes. Vision is good as well. There is a blind spot between the eyes but it’s not terrible.

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?

The overall look is very good. Everything is symmetrical. The shave job is very well done. The fur is nice and soft. Like the expression and the follow eyes are great. Love the huge ears!
The only issue I have with the head is the airbrushing around the eyes. To me it feels like too much for a male character. At some angles it makes the face look femminine to me. I liked it more before the airbrushing. I’ve added what the head looked like before and after the airbrushing: drive.google.com/file/d/0B9PK3GIKKrc6WTZHOURORnluMFk/view?usp=sharing

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?

The body suit fits really well. The seams are clean and trimmed and mostly free of fur. I haven’t had any issue with seams popping or coming undone. Easy to put on and off with a zipper in the front.

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?

Once again the fur is soft and high quality. The color choice is what I asked for. The markings are even and line up properly. The marking on the back of the right leg is air brushed and looks decent. Though not completely symmetrical and feels rushed. But the air brushed fur is still soft to the touch. Here are pics of the marking: drive.google.com/file/d/0B9PK3GIKKrc6Uy1yODZYbG94WEk/view?usp=sharing
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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?

This is my first suit with digi padding. I really like how the maker made the digi. The padding is in individual pillows that slide into place under the fur. I haven’t had much issue with them sliding around or moving out of place during wear. The padding is also very light and easy to sit on.

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 and feet are well made and durable. Clean seams and great soft fur. The hands could do with elastic around the wrists to help keep them in place but otherwise perfect. The feet fit perfectly. They are built on very nice slippers.I think the feet are made of the same expanding foam as the head. They’re a little heavy but don’t cause problems.

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 fingers and toes are shaved very well. No backing showing. The fingers are stuffed, but soft and can still grab some things. The pawpads on hands and feet are a vinyl, I believe, and great quality material.

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 attached to the body. Which makes for easy and simple wear. Again the markings are right.

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?

Looks good. Haa a fun bounce when walking.

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?

Everything is easy to wear and fairly easy to put on.

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?

I think the suit looks amazing! I’m really happy with how it came out.

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
The suit matches the concept art. Very satisfied.

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?
Very satisfied.

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?
It was very easy to initially contact and get a quote.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Mostly satisfied. Communication was quiet before my suit was actually being made. Which makes sense. But she was pretty prompt with answering questions.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
Maker was friendly and fairly professional. The main concern I have was that there was no terms of service that I could read. Then the confusion with deadlines.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Mostly satisfied. I was dissapointed that I didn’t get the suit for MFF 2015. But glad I got it within a years time. Once again, the maker needs to be more clear on timelines and even giving a rough estimate of completion date would be good.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
The suit itself is great. I love wearing it. The quality is great.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Mostly satisfied. As noted on other questions.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
I think I’ve gone over everything pretty thoroughly. There’s no question that the maker is skilled and makes good, high quality fursuits. Communication was really the only think lacking. Just not being clear in what was going on and what to expect from the maker.

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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