[OK] Wolfinden Head by FirestormSix

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General InfoHeadOverall Satisfaction & Scoring
Your Username
Wolfinden

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

Name of Maker and Links
Firestormsix www.furaffinity.net/user/firestormsix

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes, I own 2 other fursuits, and have been to two cons

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/19105268/

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/20121675/

Date Commissioned or Bought
September 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
May 2016

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
7 - 12 Months
 

Price Paid
650 USD

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

Date of Review
30/9/2016

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?
We didnt really have a deadline, but I made a wish, that it was done before Eurofurence in august, and I recieved her before, so I’m very very happy with that.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes, and I did send photos and stuff, but he got very angry at me, wich made me very sad and uncomfortable ..

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.

Im very happy with the fit.. It sits perfectly on my head, I’m not getting tired of wearing it or anything.. Its light and just comfortable to wear for hours..

Its lined with lycra wich is put on with big seams, that sadly has big holes between. I can get fingers under the fabric
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Some parts were glued
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The ventilation is great, I ordered a fan inside, but its so small, it doesnt really give anything, but it doesnt bother the airflow, its just giving a little bit of wind..

The vision is great! Tho when I walk, I need to see out of one eye, but else its great!

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

The shaving could have been better, there is some spots where the fur is longer than the rest..
The shaving should have been closer to the fabric, if you ask me.. It gets messy in the fur, when it just sits on the table..

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The hair on the ears runs the wrong way, and the white has been glued on, wich sadly shows
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He airbrushed a black spot in the forehead, wich I dont know why, since she doesnt have that, and even if its a shade detail, it makes it looks like a marking..

The neck piece, I think he forgot it, because its sewn unto a brown neck, with very bad seams, and its falling apart. I was very worried at EF, if the neck would fall off, when I took it on and off..
The fur looks, feels and smells old.. I didnt understand where the dirty smell came from, even after I cleaned it, but I found the reason, and thats the old fabric..

I ordered a fluffy mane, and it was on all the ref sheets, art and describtion I made for him. He also said that he had some fur I could choose from, and I waited for that.. I then did send him a link to a nice long black fur, but he said that he already had chosen, and that was the flat old black one, thats falling off..

Overall it looks very messy and old..
Tho the brown fur is soft and shiny..

I like the way she looks with expression, nothing to say there..

It does match the concept art, tho not with the mane..

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your head has.

Its a fan, and its a small one, but doesnt bother me. It doesnt really give much air, but its nice to have, when its super hot.. It catches the breezes, and makes a good flow in the head.

It became very loud, when I were at the con, I was afraid if its because its dying, or if its because its just acting up..

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
I will say that Im an 8 out of 10, the mane is a big part of her, so its super sad, that its made like that..

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?
It all fits together 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?
It was easy to get a spot on his list. I had to ask quite alot for a quote, both for the head and shipping later on. But I got it, and I paid it in full..

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
He was very slow at responses, and I got the feeling that I was annoying, wich made me scared to ask for updates, or if I had something to ask.. I was so afraid the whole 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?
Very satisfied.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Since this is a dream I’ve had for MANY years, Im very dissapointed of what I got..
But I will say 7/10

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Im not very satisfied, as I wrote before, I was so scared to ask for updates, ideas and stuff.
It shouldnt be like that, and Im very sorry that it went like this..

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
When I wrote to him, about the holes and the mane, he got extremely angry with me, and it was very uncomfortable.. I wrote to him, nicely that I found those holes and the mane was too short, and what we should do about it.

He wrote back to me, that he didnt know what I wanted with the head, and I did upset him for writing that, and the holes was for ventilation.
The fur was the one we agreed on he said, but I got messages saying that he had decided whats to use, when I did send a link to the long haired one.

I was so upset, that I almost cried, thinking it couldnt be true, my favorite fursuitmaker, the one who made my dream come true, was behaving like this..

This whole situation has been super scary and upsetting, and have to deal with this now, is even more scary..

I dont feel the happiness with this head, that I should. Im happy about it, its not that.. But the damage and the mane + his way to behave, has made me feel bleh ..

Overall, Im sitting with a product that might fall apart.. Im sad that it had to be that way..

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.

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[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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