[YES] Elle Tufted Deer Partial by ARocco Suits

General InfoHeadHands and FeetTailsOverall Satisfaction & ScoringMaker's Response
Your Username
instagram.com/rae.d.lamb.art/

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
“Elle” Tufted Deer Partial Fursuit

Name of Maker and Links
www.instagram.com/aroccosuits/

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Are you reviewing a friend?
yes

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
No Prior Experience

Character Concept Art
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Photos of Completed Product
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Date Commissioned or Bought
January 2016

Date Completed or Shipped
March 2016

Completion Time
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Price Paid
$600.00 USD

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

Date of Review
5/30/2017

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

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.
35

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.

Wear is comfortable and roomy while still remaining in place with general body movement. Nothing pokes and it is lined comfortably.
Ventilation is excellent, eyes and a semi-open mouth made breathing easy.
Vision is wide with respect to fursuit vision. I can see in front of me, and have a little peripheral vision, however I do need to turn my head to see certain things, which is expected.

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

The symmetry was nice and even.
The shaving on the ears was a little choppy but barely noticeable until close inspection. The transition from fleece to fur was smooth. The fur is soft to the touch.
The expression was meant to be a very general positive expression, and ended up being exactly what I wanted. Upon looking at different angles, a few variations of emotion can be achieved. The eyes are follow-me and do exactly that from a wide perspective of angles.
The head follows the concept art.

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 am satisfied with the fit of the hands which were “hooves” and they allowed for a surprising amount of movement. My wrists did not show when the sleeves were on and they slide on and off easily. Their durability is good between the fur and connected fleece, however there were a few spots between the vinyl and fur that experienced separation after a long day of busy usage at a convention. I can move without popping seams and nothing has fallen off. The interior of the “toes” of the hooves were unlined, but the rest of the handpaw where the fur was had soft backing which made them comfortable to wear and use. The lining was neat and had a fleece binding to seal the edge.

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

I am satisfied with the look of the handpaws. They match the color on the rest of suit, and have even shaving of fabric. The fur is very soft, as well as the backing of said fur. The fur is easily brushed and smoothed. The use of vinyl on the toe aspect of the hooves was neatly sewn and turned. The vinyl is not easily damaged and allows for a wide range of finger movement.

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 comfortable to wear with a belt, and is very securely attached with thick elastic. The tail is bouncy when worn and gives good movement. It’s easy to wear and put on. It can be pulled without tearing and the seams are durable as far as they have been used currently. Nothing has fallen off.

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

I am satisfied with the color choice of the tail as well as the symmetry. The shaving is even and the fur is very soft. It is easily brushed and smoothed.

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 with the connection to the concept art. The maker went above and beyond and actually helped me to correct a few species-specific anatomy measures such as the nose.

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?
I am thoroughly satisfied with the fit and match. All colors are consistent even between the fleece and fur colors. Markings all match up.

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?
I am satisfied with the ability to contact the maker. They are speedy to reply to initial contact and speedy to give quotes.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
They take a reasonable amount of time to respond, anywhere from a few minutes to few hours at max during normal daytime hours, however when questions were more detailed, the maker was quick to respond and maintain conversation.

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 was satisfied with my deadline. I had given a soft deadline of May 15th 2016 and they got it done 2 months earlier than expected.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
I am happily satisfied with the quality of the project.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
The costumer service was pleasant and speedy. The maker is professional and knows how to communicate in a business-like manner, and was always very respectful of my timelines, input and concerns.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
My experience overall was pleasant. The pros included speedy reply times, open communication about aspects of the suit, openness to feedback and concern, as well as sending WIP photos on a regular basis to keep me informed. I cannot think of any cons.
Since before my suit was made, I have seen aroccosuits improve in both quality and consistency as time goes on with their openness to feedback from customers.

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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