[YES] Cassiopeia by Sparkle Kreations

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

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

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

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
I own two others.

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/21143913/

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/23181838/
www.furaffinity.net/view/23181862/

Date Commissioned or Bought
April 2014

Date Completed or Shipped
April 2016

Completion Time
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Price Paid
2,200

(This review is filed under a sort by price of $2000 and Over)

Date of Review
4/13/17

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?
No, not the original.

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.
Over 70 hours

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 heads a little loose, but nothing too bothersome. Because of the LED’s in the eyes, bobber, and the fan in the nose there are wires in the head that I need to push to the side or they get in the way. The head is lined with a balaclava, which makes it nice and comfy to wear. Ventilation and vision have been the best of any suit I’ve worn. I can see perfectly clear with little to no blind spot, and I can go hours without getting too hot. The eyes are huge and allow air flow, the jaw is double hinged, so if needed I can actually flip the top jaw up off my head to get a drink, and the fan in the nose is powerful enough to cause a constant cool breeze. All in all aside from a bit of loose fitting, I’d say it’s the perfect head.

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

The head is cute and he knows it! The fur is soft, smooth and well shaven. The hair is silky and fits his reference perfectly. It’s a semi-realistic suit, and they’ve got his raccoon nose down pat. Depending on how I use the jaw or tilt the head he can look happy, excited, or even mischievous! The fur color is slightly off from his ref, but I agreed to it and I think it’s just fine for Cassi.

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

The head features a fan, glowing whiskers, glowing eyes, and a glowing bobber. Two battery packs fit in the back flap of the head, with two wires running along the cheek to plug in. This turns on the fan and the lights. I’ve NEVER had an issue with any of the electrical work.I need a bit of help getting the head on, so I can push the wires aside but it’s never a problem once he’s on.

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.

I’m satisfied with how the body suit fits. There’s a bit of snugness under the arms, but I’ve never outright felt like it was going to pop. I’ve rolled on the floor, played with kids, and danced around and have always been confident in its durability. That said, the inside could use a bit of cleaning up. There are seam lines, some extra fluff a bit of loose thread, nothing to do with durability but it can get a little tickly now and then. The airflow is just fine, I don’t really get hot until an hour or two in,which I think is normal.

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

Very cute body suit, the markings are just like on the reference, the colors are nice. The shaving is perfect, and the fur is nice and soft.

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.

My feeties are big and bold, which is just what I wanted. They have a shoe “pocket” inside so they don’t flop around, and fit snug like a sneaker. The bottom is made of extremely durable and cleanable material, though the name of the material escapes me.

The hands are perfect. Big claws, webbed fingers, and thick paw pads. They’re comfortable to wear, have perfect shaving, and are durable.

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

My only issue with the feet is that the shaving is choppy, which is a slight disappointment. They’re perfect otherwise, and match the rest of the suit in terms of fur color.

The paws are great, and the transition from long to short fur really works well. The claws are extremely durable (I’ve bumped them a few times) and come clean easily.

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

The fingers have webbing, which is soft as velvet, and incredible durable.

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 is huuuuge. Very easy to put on, featuring two durable straps that hook to a belt. It doesn’t hit the floor and sways with my movements, very realistic.

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

The shaving is good, the fur is soft and the markings are what you expect for a raccoon.

WINGS
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the wings of the costume.

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear these pieces of your costume.

I have fins, three of them. They’re a bit cumbersome to get on, I have to wear a harness to have them and the tail attach nicely. The fins also light up so there’s a wire running down my back every time. However they are certainly durable. It takes a while to get it all together and on, but I think that’s my only complaint.

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

They’re very cute, bendable/poseable, and light up! They’re furred for the thick part of the fin, and feature velvet webbing between them, which works great for the suit.

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’m pretty satisfied, we had to make some color changes, but its not too far off.

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 great, and matches perfectly to each piece.

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 answered all my questions enthusiastically.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
They never took longer than a week to respond.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Sadly, the only part of my experience was the deadline, with it being over a year late.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Overall I’m very satisfied.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
They are a gem to work with. Even when my suit was late I was given constant adjustments and updates. They were never out of contact.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
The lateness on receiving my suit was the worst bit, but to me the wait was well worth it. Cassi is a cute, eye catching, easy to wear and extremely comfortable and durable suit.

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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