[YES] Smudge Partial by Rhee

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Your Username
www.furaffinity.net/user/smudgekitty/

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

Name of Maker and Links
www.furaffinity.net/user/rhee/
Twitter: Urboros

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Are you reviewing a friend?
Yes

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
No, but I had some costume experience from cosplaying before this.

Character Concept Art
We went over the character design and confirmed it face to face. There is a physical concept art but we are not sure where it is right now.

Photos of Completed Product
furshoot.com/galleries/mpx-2015/mpx-2015-studio-sessions/smudge/
www.furaffinity.net/view/19031056/
www.furaffinity.net/view/17229450/
www.furaffinity.net/view/16121092/

Date Commissioned or Bought
February 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
July 2015

Completion Time
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Price Paid
$500

(This review is filed under a sort by price of $500 and Under)

Date of Review
January 2, 2017

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?
NA

Did the maker meet your deadline?
Yes

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes, I had a little trouble seeing and she fixed this.

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
72+

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.

I am very satisfied with the head. It fits perfectly. I wear glasses and it fits even with my glasses on. I wear a wig cap with it to keep my hair up and that seems to work just fine. The head is pretty lightweight. It stays on straight most of the time without sagging forwards. I have noticed that being a problem when trying on some other heads.

The ventilation is good. It has a fan that circulates the air and keeps my glasses from fogging up as well as keeping me relatively cool. The mouth is easy to open and serves as extra ventilation when needed.

Initially the vision was not very good. I did let the maker know this and she was able to improve it. Vision is not the greatest simply because it is a semi realistic head with tear duct vision. Once she improved the vision for me it was better.

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

The markings on the face are a bit lopsided but I do not really have an issue with it. Being that I wanted this fursuit to be realistic, and sometimes cat’s markings are not exactly symmetrical, I feel that it is fine.

The shaving is even. I love the fluffy ears and get a lot of compliments on them.

Nothing was airbrushed. The fur is nice and soft. I do feel that the fur quality is not the best since it does get messy easily. The white fur is better quality than the grey fur which can be noticeable. The grey fur does look better when brushed.

I love the expression on his face and the eyes follow when viewed from an angle. I feel that his expression is accurate for a cat.

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

The eyes have LED lights. I did not want to pay extra for these so we did it cheaply. The lights are at times wonky and flicker because the connection is not the best. I don’t really have a problem with this since I did not pay a whole lot for it and I really only use the LEDs once in a while.

The fan has a special pocket for the battery pack so it is easily accessible to turn on and off and change the battery.

The head was initially finished and I really wanted whiskers so I came over and showed her where I wanted the whiskers placed. They have stayed in place and have not had any issues with them.

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.

The hands were bought as a gift from another maker and my maker installed the paw pads on them. I have had no problems with the paw pads.

For the feet, they are comfortable and soft. They have paw pads on the bottom which can make walking awkward at times but I expected this. I requested outdoor paw pads on an indoor foot which just has a foam base. I feel they are very nice feet.

Seams are durable. Nothing has fallen off. The feet are lined on the inside with a soft cotton fabric. The claws are nicely secure and I don’t have to worry about them falling out.

I have not noticed any markings on the liner. They are not built off of shoes at all and were made entirely of foam.

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

The feet are perfectly symmetrical. The toes and bottom are shaved and transition nicely to the longer fur. There are no markings. The paw pads are silicon and the claws are resin and they match the paws and claws on the hands.

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your hands or feet have.

NA

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.

The tail was initially too long and dragged the floor when I walked. She was able to fix this by putting a wire in so it is bendable so it won’t drag. The tail has a zipper so it can be cleaned easily. I really like the end of the tail that is super fluffy.

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

The only marking is the tip of the tail and it is symmetrical. No shaving on the tail.

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your tail(s) have.

There is a squeaker in the tip of the tail. It also has an articulated foam core which also allowed for the wire that was added in.

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 came up with a design and she followed it. It was a grey tuxedo cat without white paws and the suit matches the description I gave her.

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?
Yes, everything matches up. I can’t see any seams and the grey matches throughout.

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?
Very satisfied. She allowed me to do a payment plan and pay for some things as we went. She broke down the quote for all the items so it was easy to know how much each thing would cost and what I was paying for.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Within a day. I admit that I sometimes did not respond right away due to being busy with school but her responses were usually quick once I did reply.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
I was very happy that she was able to complete it in time for Megaplex 2015. I actually had the fursuit prior to the convention and the only thing left to do was add the whiskers at that point.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very satisfied and I will be having her make a full suit for me in the near future.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Very satisfied, she gave quick responses.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros were that I know her well and was able to meet up with her often for fitting and discussing options. She sent me images to show me the progress and she looked for my feedback for a lot of the designing.

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.

[YES] Positive

[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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