[YES] Pippin’ Armsleeves & Feetpaws by CircleBirdWorks

General InfoBodyHands and FeetOverall Satisfaction & ScoringMaker's Response
Your Username
www.furaffinity.net/user/snowythegryph/

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
“Pippin” Armsleeves and Feetpaws

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

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes, small partial fursuiting

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/22947127/

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/22952583/
www.furaffinity.net/view/22952591/
www.furaffinity.net/view/20442661/

Date Commissioned or Bought
June 2016

Date Completed or Shipped
June 29th, 2016

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
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Price Paid
$245

(This review is filed under a sort by price of $300 and Under)

Date of Review
May 17th 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?
No deadline was in place

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
No

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
~10

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.

Armsleeves are wonderful! They fit perfectly, ending just above my normal short-sleeve line. They seem very durable, I have yet for a seam to pop on me. The insides of the sleeves are lined with lycra and are so cool and comfortable to wear! Air seems to flow through them pretty well, air hitting the lycra instantly makes it cooler.

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

I’m very satisfied with the markings on the sleeves! They match the concept art I gave very well. The fur is super soft fluffy. I’m fairly happy with the colors, the only issue we had was that these parts were matching a suit I currently own that the original fur run was a year and a half before these sleeves and paws. There is a slight color discrepancy between the lighter color on the sleeves and the original suit, but it’s not noticeable from a distance and they are mostly hidden under shirt sleeves anyways. The dark brown matches nearly identically to the original suit.

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.

I love how the feet fit! They are built on soled slippers and are super comfy to walk around in. Fur extends up past my ankle so no skin shows in normal use, and they do not slip off my feet at all. They are super high quality and with the outdoor soles I don’t worry about getting them very dirty! When I first got them there was an excess of glue around the outdoor sole, but since then the glue has mostly worn off. Interior of the feetpaws are unlined but with the slippers there is no real need for them to be lined.

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

They have good symmetry with the toes curved ever so slightly in the direction that normal shoes curve in. Being that the feet are one color, markings don’t matter here. The shaving is super smooth on the toes and they are super soft to the touch. The claws were made by DVC and I love them, although with wear I’ve noticed that they have gained scuff marks on the ends after walking on concrete. This is not noticeable from average points of view, only if you view the underside of the feet.

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 very satisfied!

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 fits very well, I’m super happy with it!

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?
She was super easy to get in contact with! If I remember correctly she got back to me the same day I sent the original FA note

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
I’m super satisfied! She always responded to me within 24 hours at the very latest.

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 did not have any deadline for these parts

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

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
She was extremely friendly and professional! She made the commissioning process easy and fun!

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
She always kept close contact during the process, sent multiple wips to make sure I was happy with how things were going and was just as excited to work on these parts as I was to have them be made for me! The only con I could see being had is that she mostly uses DVC parts for the toes and claws, so if you are looking for someone who uses their own toes/claws casts, then this would not be a suitable maker. Otherwise I have no other cons!

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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