[YES] Indoor Sock Paws by Alpha Dogs

General InfoHands and FeetOverall Satisfaction & ScoringMaker's Response
Your Username
Twitter: zaffbat

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

Name of Maker and Links
Alpha Dogs (HoneyHusky) : twitter.com/AlphaDogsStudio

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No, just myself

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes! I have worn a couple and own one myself. The pays I ordered from AlphaDogStudios blow the other pair I own out of the water.

Character Concept Art

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Photos of Completed Product

Date Commissioned or Bought
mid April 2017

Date Completed or Shipped
late May 2017

Completion Time
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Price Paid
200 euro

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

Date of Review
6/29/2017

Do you currently still own the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Yep!

Price Sold For
If you have sold the item since this review, how much did you sell for?

Did the maker meet your deadline?
I didn’t really have a deadline, but my paws were completed and shipped within a month so no biggie :)

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
No, I haven’t run into issues so far. The stitching is really good, more on that below.

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
50+ hours, 10ish in suit, the rest out lounging around the house.

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.

The fit on the paws run pretty true, although they are one size fit all, they look best on people who are 10 – 12 US mens. I am sure if you asked you get them bigger or smaller.

They are incredibly comfortable, and its been kinda chilly at night so I have been wearing them before bed and while watching tv.

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

Ok so the reason I went with AlphaDogs Studio for my new indoor paws was the stitching alone. There only a HANDFUL of makers willing to do exterior paw pad embroidery, which is extremely time consuming and, from what I gather, burns through the thread faster than a Italian fashionista the month before Milan Fashion Week.

As seen in the photo, the craftsmanship and the attention to detail blows most other makers out of the water. I actually didn’t even think about a paw liner but AlphaDogs Studio went out of their way to make sure the liner was matched with my suit and done up nicely. The toes don’t look floppy or worse, like you are wearing a brick covered in fake fur.

They are mostly for indoors and when people see me rocking them I get sooooo many nice comments. I totally recommend them where ever I go!

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
They were spot. on. Exactly as they appear in my suit refs. To be fair, they are not fancy, white with black soles, but they totally look great on the rest of my suit and really make them *pop*

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?
White is a fairly easy color to match, and luckily, the paws look flush with my suit :)

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?
Instant, took about 45 minutes to sort out the details and negotiate the shipping ( Denmark to California).

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Honestly the maker made every attempt to contact *me*. I think if I was being reviewed, my presence was sporadic at best. But if I had a question, as long as it was in the morning (PST), my questions would be answered within the hour.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Totally satisfied! Construction and shipping all withn a month, From *EUROPE* no less!

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Exceptional. I have worn my paws for at least 50 hours indoors, they are toasty and well made.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
The reason I am leaving a review is the customer service. AlphaDogs Studio was ON IT. I received update photos a couple times a week for 2 weeks, all my input was taken into consideration.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
The biggest con for me at least, is simply time-zone. Being halfway around the world, the shipping was obviously expensive, and I am thankfully my paws did not get held up in customs! Another con of this maker is availability commission-wise, I was pretty lucky to get a spot, but the spots fill out fast.

Everything else is a serious pro, the attention to detail and the turnaround time really should seal the deal for anyone, but what *Really* won me over was the constant feedback, and the consideration to make sure my pair of paws were tailored to me and totally unique. My paws are black and white, but I was able to get a cool liner, and heel pad, with stitched and stuffed claws! It really made a part of my suit that some criminally overlook, pop and standout, and that’s because I received the same input and consideration you would expect from a master tailor on Bond Street. Don’t hesitate to commission Alpha Dogs for your paws!

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, TWO PAWS UP!

[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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