[YES] Radio Deer Fullsuit by Coffee Costumes

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

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Radio: Full Digitigrade Deer Suit

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

(Click here for more reviews of Coffee Costumes, Ratcoffee)

Are you reviewing a friend?
Yes

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes! I own a now retired arctic fox and a kangaroo.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

Date Commissioned or Bought
8/28/16

Date Completed or Shipped
1/1/17

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

Price Paid
$1,180

(This review is filed under a sort by price of $1000 and Over)

Date of Review
3/25/17

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?
The maker went above and beyond. I put the initial down payment on my suit at IFC 2016 in August. There was a line of two other suits ahead of me. I completed the final payment on my birthday Oct 18th 16. Started working on it around that day. Within a day she had the hooves done. I would say she averages about two to three months to make a suit from my experience and what other Coffee suiters have told me. I go into commissioning a suit expecting a year. So she is wicked fast without sacrificing quality.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
I had issue with the initial hair style which was corrected immediately within an hour.

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.

Fit: It is very snug a little too so at first but a couple hours of wear solved that. Just needed a breaking in. Nothing pokes me and it is lined comfortably.

Ventilation: It has a wide mouth and I opted for a fan. While the fan could be slightly better positioned in the muzzle to allow for things like fursuit straws and vapes I feel all these tasks are still manageable. I can last hours longer with the fan than my old suits.

Vision (follow me eyes): This is my first suit someone hasn’t needed to guide me around by the arm. I can see where I need to move to avoid obstacles and where objects are to pick up.

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

Symmetry: Everything is symmetrical and quite attractive. I have gotten a lot of compliments at local meets of “cute suit!” and “one of the better here!” or “Can I get a picture with you?”

Shaving: Close on the face so it doesn’t require as much maintenance with a brush but not too close it loses it’s softness.

Fur: It feels super soft and fluffy. I even commented to my maker i’d quite like a blanket of this. It looks great from it’s dark brown color to the cream and vibrant white of the muzzle.

Expression: I love how happy and friendly it looks. I can’t even act mad if I tried in this thing. No one takes it seriously.

Overall: A cute and attractive suit head. The head makes the suit. I believe this head is the crown of this suit and really pulls it all together into my vision for it. It’s like it was pulled from the concept art.

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

Antlers: I requested antlers with “paint” drips. Since my character uses spray cans often in art. She made these out of mink stuffed with poly fill foam core and wire. I feel she did an amazing job on creating this dripping illusion. By taking black mink and cutting it unevenly to create a gooping effect. From there she airbrushed black paint drooling from the gooped part. To make this effect of how a viscous fluid would flow on a surface. Many people who take a closer look don’t know it’s made of two different colored minky fabrics. Very satisfied with the build quality and creativity of this special feature.

BODY
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the body of the costume.
If you are reviewing armsleeves or legs/pants that are seperate from a bodysuit, your answers would also go in this section.

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear this piece of your costume.

Fit: Fits snuggly and evenly. I feel it leaves little in the way of sag or baggy. It is comfortable and initially was too tight. She was more than happy to fix this for me free to make sure I got the fit I wanted. The turnover time for this fix was half a day.

Quality & Durability: Amazing! It is soft and can take a beating. It’s first test run was at a bowling meet. Lots of bending crouching sitting moving.

Interior: just the backside of the fur fabric. Which isn’t coarse or rough. It has four straps to hold pillows for my bendy legs. The tail is sewn on and has a hole on the inside where you can stuff poly fill or a pillow made for it if it gets too saggy over time. It is future proof.

Air flow: It is breathable and stepping infront of a fan gets air directly to your body.

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

Symmetry: Matches perfect from one side to the other.

Shaving: No shaving needed. She left it long. Which I like.

Feel & Look: Fluffy and soft. touching confirms this.

Colors: The colors are spot on to the art! A dark auburn brown a cream color and a vibrant white.

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 & Feet: She was trying something new. I didn’t want what other deer suiters call “clackers” because they fall off over time look bulky and in my opinion take away from the suit and it’s usability. I split the difference with four black minky hoof bits. These where sewn in a way they were curved. So when held together look more cloven. Really quite nice and something I haven’t seen anyone else do. I am able to grab and pick up things easily enough.

The feet are minky cloven hoofs. A bit bigger for that cartoony look and to match the suit proportions. They are durable. I can run and jump in them and have. The underside is rubber for outdoor wear and the inside is “off brand croc rubber shoes” which are insanely comfortable and good for prolonged wear. Also the only justifiable use for crocs. The hoof part is made of hardened foam with black mink sewn over it.

Quality & Durability: They can take a beating. I can pick up heavy things move and wiggle my hands a lot and they are fine. My feet allow me to run and jump with no issues or damage to them.

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

The mink fabric is luxuriously soft to the touch. It also creates a great contrast between the longer brown fur and the hoof parts. The brown fur on both the hands and feet is the same soft fur used throughout the rest of the body. Very satisfied with colors material and selection. She really thought outside the box.

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

The four minky hoof fingers. Which I feel is pretty unique to my suit. The way they are curved to create a cloven look.

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.

My tail is part of my suit. You wear it by wearing the body suit. I was never a fan of the hole and wearing a belt through it. It has a hole where the tail is on the suit. You can fill this with a pillow sewn to fit it. Or a wad of poly fill until it is firm and bouncy enough to your liking. This allows allows for adjustments yourself as the poly fill sags and flattens over time. Just restuff it. Additionally this design allows you to remove the tail stuffing and wash the suit.

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

Over all the tail is cute big bouncy and the right colors. It is also soft. The design is convenient and takes into account what happens to the materials over time.

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 dead on! Just as I pictured it. From concept to production. The suit matches the art.

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 whole creates one seamless character who is fun and bouncy and cute. I absolutely adore the final effect.

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?
The maker was easy to contact initially in person.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
She is very responsive and more than willing to answer questions take input or ideas and requests for pictures. Her response time is less than half a day usually.

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 honestly believe she is one of the most motivated and quickest suit makers out there. She got done with mine in less than half the expected time frame. No hard deadlines missed even with moving to a new home and getting sick. She got it done without sacrifice to quality.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
It is consistent through and through and she would not stop until I was absolutely satisfied with everything. All materials are top quality and I tipped her for how good of a job she did.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
The best around. She makes a point to listen to your needs and communicate. She is easily contacted and available. Not once did I feel like she did not listen or feel unconcerned with my requests.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
I do feel she could make a habit of volunteering updates step by step. She won’t hold them hostage but you do have to prod her sometimes for pictures or updates. This led to one or two things needing revision. But nothing major. For me this was just a change of head fur hair style which was fixed within the hour. Over all she is quick uses great materials is super nice and easy to work with. Her prices are reasonable for the quality and over all look. I would highly recommend her to friends. She became a great friend by the end due to her easy going attitude and work ethic to make sure I was happy.

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.

YES

[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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