[YES] Bat Fullsuit by Sironafur Creations

General InfoHeadBodyHands and FeetTailsWingsOverall Satisfaction & ScoringMaker's Response
Your Username
Furaffinity: varghulfnox

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

Name of Maker and Links
www.sironafurcreations.com/

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Are you reviewing a friend?
yes

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Minor experience with a partial I made

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/21017730/

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/23581087/
www.furaffinity.net/view/23577641/

Date Commissioned or Bought
Late February 2017

Date Completed or Shipped
May 5th, 2017 (arrived at door)

Completion Time
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Price Paid
$1,200

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

Date of Review
August 2, 2017

Do you currently still own the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Yes, I still own it, and I still love it.

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?
Only minor adjustments were needed, and they handled the couple little touch ups easily and quickly.

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
20 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 head fits BEAUTIFULLY. There was an option for padding, but I found that it fits better without. The foam is comfortable for me, and I have no issues wearing it, beyond time management for standard heat buildup.

Ventilation is good. There are vent holes in the ears, nose, and the main method through the mouth. A small fan I have helps, but I’ve worn it without, and was basically just as comfortable.

The eyes give me good vision, with a bit of blind spot in front due to the way I asked for the eyes to be positioned. Vision is better by turning my head, of course, but ironically my peripheral is better than direct binocular vision. (as mentioned, it was my personal request for the eyes)

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

Symmetry is very good, and looks totally natural, while still aligned properly. All the colors and different furs match up as planned, and other parts, such as the nose and mouth.

The fur is soft and gentle, but high quality and durable. It cleans and brushes well, and is easy to keep maintained.

The face I asked for to be a blend of realism and toony, so it’s a little bit of a spinoff from my art. Again, at my personal request for such. I love the look, love the expression, and I’m glad that the patterns all look right.

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

While discussing any features, I asked for exchangeable tongues to be added. There’s a small patch of velcro on the inside of the mouth, and matching velro on fleece tongues of different lengths.

They’re well made and easy to trade in and out. I love them all, and in particular like the medium length tongue for it’s “in between” length.

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.

Like the head, the fur is soft and yet durable. The seams are all tight and hold it beautifully. The inside is organized and clean, and easy to see what part it is when it comes to cleaning and such.

Airflow in the suit itself is surprisingly good. Considering I have a cooling vest, it’s actually quite comfortable, even without it. There’s enough space to breathe and move, but tight enough to fit properly as you’d expect.

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

Suit alignment is great! The symmetry is basically perfect, and the fur hides the zipper like it’s not even there. Movement is easy and comfortable. The patterns and colors all match right, and has a good look.

As far as I’ve ever seen, there’s no backing showing, and the transition in the different colors and fur types is smooth and looks wonderful.

The texture is soft, and very comfortable from the outside, and the marking are all of the fur itself, so there’s no concern of bleeding or rubbing off.

The fur (like mentioned about the head) is easy to brush and clean when it’s time, and there’s no concern about messing anything up. It’s a wonderfully solid suit.

I have foam inserts in the legs to achieve the digitigrade leg bends, and even those are easy to keep clean and deal with.

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 feet are SUPER comfortable. It can be easy to get sizes wrong with commissioned footwear, but in a truly happy twist, these feet were the parts that ended up fitting me the very best on the whole suit.

The rest of it fit beautifully, but the feet are VERY comfortable, and were absolutely as well fitting as I’ve ever had a footwear item be. It blew me away how good the feet were.

They have the foam bottoms for ‘soles’ like most do, and there are little “sock” portions that go up to allow the legs and feet to mesh without a gap. The “sock” part is also comfortable, and holds to my legs flawlessly.

I sent the maker a full duct tape dummy, from ankle to neck (and to wrists), so it’s easy to see that the maker knows how to handle making the suit off a dummy without trouble!

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

The outside appearance is great. I the colors I opted for on the body is slightly different than my ref and art, but the decision was mine, based on the quality of fur and it’s appearance in different lighting. It’s beautiful and soft and matches the patterns and everything the way I wanted.

The shaving is even and thorough, and it all matches up. Symmetry is solid, and the zipper is hidden from view beautifully.

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.

My tail is a tiny little “deer” tail, based on the shorter tails that some bats have. It’s little, out of the way, and barely noticeable when I’m wearing it. Even when sitting. It’s a little bit of foam inside the fur, stitched shut and attached to roughly the tailbone area. It’s easy to wash and all that, and never any trouble thanks to it’s size and how well crafted it is.

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

Appearance wise it’s adorable. It looks good, looks right compared to my art and request, and comfortable!

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.

The wings are long, and sturdy. The rod inserts are of delrin, and balance sturdiness (to support the wing membrane fabric) as well as remain light enough to not feel too heavy until after many hours of wearing and lifting them straight.

The wrists have a little re-enforcement with foam for support and comfort both. The membrane is cotton, which allowed easy dying for the custom pattern I have on my wings.

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

I have to point out, the maker painstakingly took the time to dye by hand, and it came out SO, SO perfectly. I absolutely ADORE the wings.

The fur is the same as the body for the fingers and arms, with little soft claws, as well as the cotton membrane that bears my signature pattern.

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

The wing features are internal, not external, but I thought it was worth mentioning. The delrin rods that act as the support for the extended parts of the wing, in addition to being comfortable and sturdy alike, are removable. This makes washing and brushing the arms, fingers, and membranes much easier. It also allows the rods to be maintained without trouble.

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
It matches very well in terms of the patterns. It’s very important to note that when we discussed the suit, we were using my reference sheet as a basis, but taking the suit into a more “semi-realistic” direction.

A direct comparison to the art wouldn’t be fair, except that the patterns and general colors were meant to be used as the basis for a more realistic interpretation.

This is why despite some differences you’ll see, I emphasize that it was MY decision, and I approve of it 5 out of 5 stars.

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?
The suit matches up very, very well. As mentioned before, the duct tape dummy made things smooth, and it shows. The feet match the legs smoothly, the neck matches the head seamlessly, and everything ends up without any gaps or problems.

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?
Contact was easy. It helped that I knew the maker before the store opened, but I went through the proper channels. In order to maintain proper professional conduct, and support the store opening as any other commission would.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Sironafur responds well, and is good about listening to what you want. I was pleased with how well everything was incorporated and executed from our emails and online contact alone. It really shows that not only is the owner good at contact, but they’re good at keeping track of everything too.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
The deadlines was great. I was very happy with the time taken to complete the suit and all it’s little quirks, and when it arrived I was pleased as could be!

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
I’ve said it countless times already, but the quality that resulted from their very clear effort and care shows. Everything about the suit is very durable and yet comfortable and soft. It’s comfortable to wear as well as touch from the outside, and holds up to wear and tear without pretty much any visible wear so far. (and that includes a weeklong camping trip and photoshoot in the Mojave Desert! Lots of rocks, dust, and stickers didn’t do anything to the suit! It’s amazing!)

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Customer service and professionalism was on point. Everything was handled well, from first contact to questions about touch ups and finishing touches. There was always cooperation and understanding, and I always felt that it was in good and safe hands.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Overall experience was wonderful. The maker is kind and understanding, and it’s very clear that this is something they really enjoy doing. They communicate very well, and their care shows in the final result.

Honestly, I can’t say much that hasn’t been repeated a hundred times thanks to the format of these reviews. lol This has been the first commission from them, and I’m so impressed, that I’m actually working out a second fursuit based directly off of the full toony ref sheet this time.

So far, I don’t have any actual cons to list. They did a wonderful job of treating my with respect, hearing my thoughts and wants, giving me their thoughts when I asked what they thought as a suit maker, and putting it all together.

In summary, I have to highly suggest them. They do amazing work, have a great natural talent and serious effort and love that goes into their work, and are overall a great person to support. If I weren’t 100% legitimately behind it, I wouldn’t bother leaving a review. But as it is, I’m impressed, and can’t believe I’m going to spend the money on another suit. But I am!

And with Sironafur Creations, it’s absolutely worth it.

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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