[OK] Emilia the Fox Partial by Shkaff

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General InfoHeadHands and FeetTailsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring
Your Username
www.furaffinity.net/user/hecatesaur/

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

Name of Maker and Links
www.furaffinity.net/user/shkaff29/

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/17064933/

Photos of Completed Product
sta.sh/0rjhihxqn0g

Date Commissioned or Bought
May 16th, 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
Completed: ~Dec 18th, 2015
Shipped: 15.04.2016

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
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Price Paid
500 USD + 100$ Shipping

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

Date of Review
21.07.2016

Do you currently still own the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Yes

Price Sold For
If you have sold the item since this review, how much did you sell for?

Did the maker meet your deadline?
I didn’t set a deadline for it being completed.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes. She made a mistake in colours although the suit still is great and it doesn’t bother me too much.

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
I have been wearing it few times for photos,walking around the house and attended a convention.

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.

It fits me very well. It isn’t too lose nor too tight,its perfect size. Nothing bothers me and everything feels neat while wearing it.
There was problem with ventilation. There was no holes inside of mouth to breath and it was covered with thin black material. I was told her friend didn’t feel the heat but I did. It wasn’t anything bad since I just simply made 2 holes through that material and my face isn’t visible and I can breath.
Vision is very good and I have not problem with it. The only blind spot is that I cannot look to the middle due to the muzzle but I do not think it was avoidable.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume piece looks from the outside.

Suit is very symmetrical except for ear markings but it doesn’t bother me since it looks more natural.
Shaving looks neat and I didn’t meet anything that bothers me. Theres longer fluff left on the cheeks that I would personally leave a bit thicker but it’s not an issue.
Fur feels.. well I am not sure how it’s supposed to feel. It feels a bit as rougher blanket? Places airbrushed do not bleed or anything. It is able to be brushed smoothly.
I am very satisfied with the look and the expression is very cute. I feel that the gray airbrushing was not needed because in my opinion it’s a bit too defined but each their own,it doesn’t look bad. There are follow me eyes and I think they are very well done.

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.

Hands are a bit too tight. I can still put my hand in and move freely.
Feet fit well and aren’t too lose nor too tight.
Feet seem durable although I made a hole at the tip of the hand,like it often happens in gloves. I suggest thicker stitching in those places.
Everything else is fine.
Inside of hands there is nothing,just the underneath of fur material. These don’t feel that comfortable, in fact due to them being too tight It becomes a bit scratchy.
Feet are well done and lines with fleece.They are comfortable and warm.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume pieces look from the outside.

I am satsified with how they look outside and I have no issues here. Markings are symetrical,shaving on feet is nice,fur feels softer here since they are not shaved.
I am satsified with the colours and materials used.

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.

It is very comfortable and it moves and bounces very cute. I can put it comfortably through my belt.
I can pull without tearing although it seems that the top of the tail stretched a bit from my heavy bag leaning on the top of it.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your costume pieces look from the outside.

Very symmetrical,Quality is very nice,tail is only trimmed so it still has this very very soft look. I love it.Fur feels and looks amazing. I am extremely satisfied with the tail and it matches concept art.

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
It is very close although there was an issue.
The maker did not purchase brown fur and instead used red for the markings that were supposed to be brown. Then they airbrushed stripes on nose and ears to match the dark brown,leaving the paws red. it was a bit sad at the start but as I updated my reference to match suit it didn’t to bother me anymore as my character looked nice anyways.

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 match up and everything fits and looks nice toegether

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 really easy to ask for quote,I just noted them on furaffinity with reference

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
I got an answer on the same day with a quote and I was really satisfied.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
As I said I didn’t ask for a deadline to be finished. Although the maker was extremely late with shipping and did not respond to me for at least a month if no more.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
I am very satisfied except for the brown colour issue and the fact that I was told I am paying for the nails and piercings which I DIDN’T Receive.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
She was very professional at the start but then things got worse.
She did not provide the brown fur,nails or piercings that I paid for.
The shipping was late by at least 3 months and I was ignored along with my boyfriend who tried to text even though she was online and posted on her russian website. I started commenting there and then finally I got response but from her friend. She told me Shkaff was busy and cannot speak english propely and thats why this happened.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros:
-Sweet quality
-Fast work (Completed my head within 1-2 weeks of starting)
-Good payment, 20% up front and rest when work is finished

Cons:
– Bad communication,possibly due to language. She had to write to me in russian few times because she had no idea how to say something.
– Long time waiting for shipping, from russia it was comming about 1,5-2 months
– Chance that she might not add something you asked for,remind them while they are working on your suit.

FINAL SCORE
FursuitReview scores by having you answer the following question: Would you recommend this maker to another?
Pick one of the scores below 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.

OK because of the issue with fur,nails/piercings that weren’t added even though I paid for them and the communication was terrible

[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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