[NO] Fursuit Head by Pixelpupcreations


General InfoHeadOverall Satisfaction & ScoringMaker's Response

Your Username
Furaffinity: soundwavekun

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

Name of Maker and Links
Furaffinity: purqleguy

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
No

Character Concept Art
I no longer have the ref I drew specifically for this head, but I have my normal ref (the difference being the eyes aren’t showing) www.furaffinity.net/view/20299331/

Photos of Completed Product

Date Commissioned or Bought
April 2016

Date Completed or Shipped
Early May 2017

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
13 - 23 Months
 

Price Paid
280$ USD

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

Date of Review
August 8th, 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, I’d like to go into detail to that too. I originally planned to tend YoumaCon 2016 and then cancelled my plans. He told me up front he could definitely have it done by then (YoumaCon is in November 2016), if not earlier because it would take probably 2 months to finish (he told me July at one point). Then after telling him of canceling my plans and that he had a little more time he dropped off the face of the Earth with updates, I had to hunt down his tumblr account to get any correspondence.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
No, at the point I finally got my suit after not hearing any updates for months at a time and waiting a month after he said he shipped it I was tired of dealing with him.

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
Less than 24 hours, it’s very hard to wear as he put no ventilation in it and me trying to get in there to put my own in hasn’t helped any.

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 is a little bit loose, there’s an elastic band inside that’s supposed to hold it down better but it slips off too easily.

As mentioned in my hours thing, there was no ventilation. From what I know about fursuits from friends, usually in foam heads the wall behind the muzzle is cut out to allow air to flow in, this was not the case, I tried to cut out the excess foam myself because it was almost impossible to wear and had trouble doing so.

Vision is…not good. My character is a goat, and therefor has small pupils. I was expecting the maker to make a wider area of vision in the eyes because of this, and he did not.

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

Symmetry is fine, and the head is made of seal fur so I can’t make any comments on the shaving. The fur itself is perfectly fine, and I have no problems with it.

I’m unsatisfied with the expression. My character’s signature is I always draw him with a wide grin, and the ref I shared with my maker reflected that. What I got was a blank face with no real expression at all.

He didn’t seem to match the concept art very well, as what I sent was similar to the ref linked and again, only difference being the eyes were visible. It doesn’t match, the horns are too small, and he never put the ear piercings and nose ring that my character has in the suit. After being told he was waiting on putting them in to ship it to me.

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
No

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?
No

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?
The initial contact went great, but everything went downhill after that.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
TERRIBLE. VERY VERY disatisfied! He was there for about a week or two in the beginning stages and then would disappear for months at a time without telling me with no updates. At one point stopped responding to my emails at all and I had to message him on tumblr to get a response.

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, he told me it would be done in two months, I got it a year later incomplete after having to hunt him down for it.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very dissatisfied, I feel like I wasted my money completely.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
No. He was nice but his customer service was terrible.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros- very nice, responsive to the quote
Cons- pretty much everything else. As I keep saying, the initial payment was made in April, predicted to be completed by July but I told him as long as he got it by November it would be fine. He did not meet either deadline, I had to ask him for updates, in December sent me images of the final product saying he had to put in the nose ring and ear piercings and he’d ship it off, contacted him once again in February to ask why it hadn’t been shipped yet, told me he would ship it out the next day, and didn’t receive it. Had to hunt down his tumblr and contact him a month later to ask why it wasn’t shipped and I finally got it in the mail. Without piercings, the thing I was supposedly waiting on for it to ship.

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.

NO

[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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