[YES] Raleigh Deer Partial by Furred Out Kreations

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

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Raleigh the white tailed deer partial

Name of Maker and Links
facebook.com/FurredOutKreations/

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Two personal self made fursuits, one built on commission, brief wear of other makers over a few years.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/23241419/
www.furaffinity.net/view/23241465/

Date Commissioned or Bought
Head and tail: July 29 2015 feet and hands: 13th November 2016

Date Completed or Shipped
Head and tail arrived December 5th, feet and hands arrived 10th February 2017

Completion Time
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Price Paid
$1090

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

Date of Review
17th April 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?
Yes! There was no real deadline, but I did get the head and tail on my birthday so it was awesome.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes, the foam on the back of the feet hooves has split after a long period of wear and he has offered to repair and reinforce them and refund me the shipping.

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

I am very satisfied with Raleigh’s head. I asked Husky to keep the cheeks and neck a little loose because I have asthma and it is very comfortable and easy to wear.
He has a fan embedded in the muzzle, as well as little ventilation slits in the nose. It’s not the most effective but it helps and I don’t notice any added weight that he warned me about.
The vision could be a little better as the pupils are the only place to see through, but it makes for very nice photos.

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

Symmetry is great, everything looks good.
Shaving is 99% even, with a slight nick on an eyebrow but it isn’t visible unless it’s pointed out.
Cheek markings are sewn in nicely.
Eyes are follow-me and work well, they have a nice silvery semi-realistic effect to the purple.
Concept art lines up perfectly, especially as he was an artistic liberty commission.
My only little complaint is that when viewed from below, he looks like he’s pulling his top lip down over his teeth.

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

Raleigh’s horns are mounted to the head. I was given the option to have them removable, but transportation isn’t a worry so I opted to have them solid. They are made with foam covered wonderflex, I saw the wips and how he remade them after not being satisfied with the original result (which was nice, Husky is a professional definitely).
He also has black light reactive markings and I love the “do you glow?!” comments I get.

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 and feet fit very nicely, the hands aren’t lined but the woven backing is soft. The materials were chosen nicely. The feet are lined and are more comfortable than a pair of heels. The foam they’re built on has a good squish to it. The foam on the back of the feet has split, however Husky will be fixing them under warranty.

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

The appearance is wonderful, the feet hooves especially are very realistic. I love his little dew claws and the way they kind of clop as I walk. They get a lot of attention. Hand hoof cloppers are Dvc, with no complaints there either.

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.

His tail is very cute and nubby. It is attached with nylon webbing instead of elastic which keeps it nice and tight to my belt. No complaints.

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

Symmetrical and cute with no listing to either side. I love the slightly longer fluff on the bottom.

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
10/10

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?
10/10

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?
He responded very quickly. Initially it was pitched in a fursuit group in Facebook as I was seeking art liberty suits.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Generally he will respond in about an hour, depending on time zone.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
No real deadline and got to me in a very timely fashion.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very satisfied, definitely worth the money.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Husky’s customer service is wonderful and very professional.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros-
Quick to respond
Easy to work with
Quality product
Unique hooves, very good at horses and deer
Very comfortable
Professionalism is A+

Cons-
Still getting into the groove for building, style may turn off some people

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

[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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