[YES] Skunk Fursuit Head by The Grotto Creations

General InfoHeadOverall Satisfaction & ScoringMaker's Response
Your Username
twitter.com/WishSkunk

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

Name of Maker and Links
The Grotto Creations www.grottocreations.com/ twitter.com/GrottoCreations

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Are you reviewing a friend?
no

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
No, aside from admiring from afar for years.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product
twitter.com/WishSkunk/status/840398503801159682
www.grottocreations.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16040386

Date Commissioned or Bought
August 2016

Date Completed or Shipped
December 2016

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
4 - 6 Months
 

Price Paid
$680

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

Date of Review
3/14/2017

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?

Did the maker meet your deadline?
I did not have a deadline.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
I have no issues with the finished product, aside from an eyebrow falling off, and they gave me advice to fix it.

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
2 or 3. I haven’t had the chance to wear it much, and I hope to wear it more in the future.

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 me perfectly, and is not too loose. The vision is a lot better than I expected, although I find it hard to look out both eyes at times, so I usually end up looking out of one eye. The ventilation is probably the biggest issue I have with the head. It is very stuffy and I get warm easily. I have countered this by buying a small fan to wear around my neck and blowing air into the head in case I get too hot, but I have yet to try it out yet.

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

Everything about the way the head looks is amazing. I love her cute eyelashes, the teeth, and the style of the eyes most of all. The shaving is done very evenly. No airbrushing was done and the eyes are static, but still very lively and cute.

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
Very satisfied. It looks exactly like my character! It also looks just like a skunk. Many skunk suits I’ve seen look more like dogs, so I was very glad that mine is different and unique.

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?
Everything is consistent and the colors are perfect.

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?
Yes! They are very easy to get a hold of. Their website is very easy to navigate.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
I think it was less than 2 days after they stopped taking forms.

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 had no deadline, but I think the head was still done very fast.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very satisfied! I would recommend The Grotto Creations to anyone looking for a cute suit!

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Very. I had a lot of questions and was a little picky about making sure the suit, and they answered all my questions and even changed the fur color for me pretty late into the creating process.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Well, I emailed them for a quote, they got back to me with a quote, so I decided to go through with having the head made. And then it got made. Pretty standard protocol.

I have no final comments, because I could go on for another 10 paragraphs about how much I love the head and how many compliments I’ve gotten on it, but I don’t want to do that.

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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