[OK] Anchor Partial by Wildpup11

General InfoHeadHands and FeetTailsOverall Satisfaction & ScoringMaker's Response
Your Username
www.furaffinity.net/user/heilancoo/

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

Name of Maker and Links
www.furaffinity.net/user/wildpup11

(Click here for more reviews of Northshore Mascots, Wildpup11)

Are you reviewing a friend?
no

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
yes, worn a few.

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/full/16046807/

Photos of Completed Product
(please note the nosering on the head in this photo was made by me, not the suit maker to replace the defective one she came with)
[submission image]

Date Commissioned or Bought
4/18/14

Date Completed or Shipped
12/1/16

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
2+ Years
 

Price Paid
940 USD

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

Date of Review
1/15/17

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?
Suit maker does not accept deadlines

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.
30+

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.

The head fits pretty well even with glasses on. Ventilation could be better but it’s do-able. Vision is pretty good too. Biggest issue with the head is on the inside there was exposed foam around the eyes, that area was not lined and resulted to eye/throat irritation for me unfortunately so I lined it myself.

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

The symmetry is very good. The shaving job on her face is wonderful WP did a great job and the fur looks good. the expression is adorable and I really like how the head overall looks. The head matches the concept art pretty well but the her hair does not have the volume to it I requested. Photos were sent to me of layers WP was going to use/pile on top to add volume but for whatever reason that was not actually completed.

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

WP created a nose ring for the head that was in two pieces and to attach them to the head you stuck them though the nostrils and there were magnets on the ends that kept it in place. Unfortunately the magnets fell off the first day I had the suit.. along with the balls on the ends of the ring halves. The glue that was used to attach all the parts was not cured and still sticky so I had to trash it and make my own. Also there was paint rubbed off in/on the nose from the ring she had put in it.. I had to use paint thinner to get it off.

Anchor also has hair spools. WP made these for the head and they look wonderful. the shape is pretty much spot on but the only downfall is they are heavy and cause the hair tufts they are attached to to move around a lot and its slightly irritating so I’ve had to pin them the best i can to the neck fur but the weight pulls on the neck fur and makes it look weird so I’m going to have to make another lighter pair myself.

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 and feet are visually enjoyable. Unfortunately these are the biggest issues. I’ve had to just trash the hands. The hands don’t fit at all. fingers were too long or too short on both hands.. way too loose and with the weight of the DVC finger hoof caps it was literally impossible to keep them on my fingers (that part is not her fault) but the fact the hands didn’t fit period made it even worse.. Even my fiancee who has bigger hands/longer fingers than me could not wear them. WP did not take a hand tracing only a couple of measurements for my hands.The hands were also not lined and really just a mess.

The feet were built on shoes i sent her but they are really kinda hard to get on my feet. I have to struggle to pull them on. Once i get them on they are snug which is a good thing i think. But the bottom of the hooves were not sealed off right.. exposed foam will have to be sealed by myself to avoid water contamination..

The sleeves look great but don’t fit at all. With the amount of time from the start of the project to the end of it my arm measurements had changed so this is yet again another part of the suit I can not use and will have to make myself.

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

The hands regardless of having to be trashed were not shaved and really should have been.

And again with the hooves.. not sealed off properly and are exposed to moisture and other things.

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 tails don’t have a solid base so they hang wear. WP used regular fleece to make the belt loops with so that stretched in the first use.. so its another thing i’m going to have to fix. other than that they look cute.

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

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
pretty pleased, again the hair volume was not done to my specifications as mentioned above so I’ll have to fix it. But other than that I really like the face.

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?
Pretty satisfied besides the useless hands and sleeves. Colors are not 100% because WP did not order enough at the beginning of the project so after years passed and she ordered more to finish Anchor the batches dye colors did not match up 100% resulting in some color difference.

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.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
pretty 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?
maker does not accept deadlines.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
The quality of the head was pretty good. But with the issues of the rest of it and the fact the hands and sleeves are not usable really just is the worst part.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
WP stayed in contact pretty well for the most part. But unfortunately her rushing to finish the project and poor work on the hands and other small details I don’t really know what to say.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros: WP is great at carving bases and expressions. She is very talented fur shaver too. Pretty good at replying to messages. She was pretty nice through the whole project. She does cute work for sure!

Cons: The amount of time waited compared to the quality of what I got. I understand not taking deadlines.. but with the amount of time I waited and things that happend within that time like others that had only been waiting a few months while I had been well over a year being pushed ahead of me and completed, Not enough fur being ordered resulting in color difference, the project being rushed at the last moment and shipped out in a box loose, nothing protecting the suit. Everything was just tossed into a box as is and sent. Thank goodness nothing was damaged while in transit to my house. All the extra fur/scraps left over was thrown into a bag all wadded up and crinkled. Even some random trash pieces of fur were thrown in to the box. fur flew everywhere when I opened the box and there was lots of loose fur in the head too I had to clean out. and the hands being really weird with really long or short fingers and the sleeves not fitting at all.. I guess that’s everything. I have a lot of work to do on her still on literally every piece of this partial. So with the wait time.. can’t say I’m too happy. I’d like to add in that after the amount of time I had waited I asked her to ship Anchor to me incomplete and work out a refund for the difference of work not completed. I was tired waiting and seeing other people get finished who had be waiting less time. I suspect this being the reason things were rushed.

FINAL SCORE
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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

[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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