[YES] Meulin the Pirate Cat Partial Fursuit by Velveteen-Soldier

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Please note that this review utilizes a form that is no longer in use. As such, the questions and format differ slightly from other reviews.

 

General InfoHeadHands & FeetTail & EarsSleevesGeneral AspectsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring

Your Username
misswolfiee

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

Name of Maker
velveteen-soldier

Maker’s Website or Furaffinity Page
Furaffinity: velveteen-soldier

Wesbite: velveteensoldier.weebly.com/

Are you reviewing a friend?
Yes, but I will not use that as a bias either for or against the maker.

Character Concept Art
This was a premade, no concept art.

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/17416109/

Date Commissioned or Bought
July 5 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
July 20 2015

Price Paid
$550

Date of Review
8/16/2015

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

Price Sold For
If you have sold the suit/parts since this review, how much did you sell for? Put N/A if not sold or leave blank if you decline to say.
N/A

Did the maker meet your deadline?
There was no deadline.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
No, I do not think there needed to be any contact with any problems I had!

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

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes, I have two suits prior to this one and have made a suit.

HEAD

The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the head of the fursuit.

How satisfied are you with the fit of the head?
Is it too tight or loose? Does anything poke you, stab you, make it uncomfortable to wear? Is it lined comfortably?
Considering it is a premade, i’d say the maker made it just for me. It fits beautifully and doesn’t move at all on my head but is extremely comfortable. Comfy lining. One thing though is getting on the suit initially is kinda tough, but I notice this is a trait this maker suits have. But after getting the head on past the neck it fits beautifully!

How is the ventilation?
Can you breathe well? Is the mask stuffy? Does the air circulate through your head?
Ventilaction is great! I can breathe just fine, but it does get warm, but most fursuits can get warm so this is no real negatvie thing.

How is the vision?
Can you see well in front of you? Is there a large blind spot? Do you have to turn your head to see? (Note: most suits do not have peripheral vision)
Visuals are great, if you’re looking out one eye! I have a major blind spot in the middle and I have to look from side to side. Regardless the eyes are big and I can see very very well!

How is the symmetry?
Are the eyes or ears lopsided? Are the markings symmetrical per character design?
The symmetry I believe is beautiful. Nothing looks off, beatifully crafted.

Is the shaving even?
Can you see the backing? Is it choppy? Is the transition to long fur what you were looking for?
Shaving is great, some spots are a little iffy but I personally don’t mind!

How satisfied are you with the expression and overall appearance of the head?
I love the expression! It was what made me bid on this cutie. A supe cute and smiling face that gets your attention!

HANDS AND FEET
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the body of the fursuit.

How satisfied are you with the fit of the hands and feet?
Will your wrists/ankles show if you stretch too much? Do they stay on your hands or do they slide off? Can you put them on comfortably with ease?
The handpaws fit great for being a premade, they’re super cute really add to the kitty. No feetpaws were included in this partial.

How is the quality of the hands and feet? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Have seams popped? Have paw pads or claws fallen off?
Velveteen is known for making her suits durable and for long wear. The seams are, from what I can tell, double stitched even in the head to the tail.

TAIL
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the tail of the fursuit.

How is the quality of the tail? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Is it too cumbersome? Can you pull on it without tearing? Are the straps secure and even?
If there is any padding or armature, does it look right and function correctly?

This original listing did not offer a tail, I requested the maker to make me a one, which was extremely nice. The tail is a cute feline tail that really adds to the character! I love it. Double stitched at the straps. It flows so gracifully when I walk and really is a great tail. It’s my favorite of all my suits tails.

How accurate to the concept art is your tail?
Did they get all the markings? Are the colors accurate?
This was a premade, I can not answer this question.

EARS
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the ears, especially if they are seperate from the fursuit head.

How is the quality of the ears? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Are they too cumbersome? Can you pull on them without tearing? Are they even on your head?
The ears are big and loud in the sence of, “Look at me!” I love them, they’re very even and move with the suit and I can pull them down and they pop right back up!

How easy is it to wear your ears?
Do they fall off? Are they painful to clip on? Do you require someone else to put them on for you?
N/A

ARM/LEG WARMERS AND/OR SLEEVES
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the arm and/or leg warmers, and arm and/or leg sleeves, especially if they are seperate from the fursuit.

How is the quality of the sleeves/warmers? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Are they too cumbersome? Can you pull on them without tearing?
This original listing did not offer armsleeves, I requested the maker to make me a pair with my personal measurements, which was extremely nice. However, this is where I get a little iffy. The armsleeves are made beautifully but they do not really fit me. I am a larger person so they stop about the middle of my upper arm causing them to overpower my handpaws. However, I can still wear any size t-shirts and it covers my skin just fine! This may have been a fault in my measurements, but this is the only negative thing about the suit.

How accurate to the concept art are your sleeves/warmers?
Did they get all the markings? Are the colors accurate?
This was a premade, I can not answer this question.

How easy are your sleeves/warmers to wear?
Do they fall off?
They do not fall off! They have an elastic strap on the back to keep them up.

VISUAL ASPECTS
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with visual aspects associated with the fursuit.

How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matches the concept art?
If there was no concept art, please state N/A
N/A

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 markings are seamless, I really do not know how the maker did it, it is truely magic. The colors are consistant and so beautiful.

COMMUNICATION
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?
This was not a suit that needed a quote, it was a premade but after the listing ended she contacted me within the day.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
The maker responded to my questions in a timely manner at least within a day or two.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
Very professional, and worked me in front of their commissioners so I could get the premade sooner. Also I requested to add armsleeves and a tail to match my suit, which they made in a timely manner and made in great quality. Very friendly too!

OVERALL
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with your overall experience with the maker and the fursuit itself.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
There was no deadline, but considering I asked her to add a tail and armsleeves to the original listing it was shipped within two weeks; which is VERY fast in fursuit making time.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Beautiful quality, nothing looks bad at all. The quality is superb.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Customer service was excellent. Very nice and I recommend anyone to commission Velveteen!

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Over all, I’m giving this a 99% with the 1% being the armsleeves not fitting. However, I believe this maker is a great person to work with and puts their heart and soul into their suits. I know them personally and would recommend anyone to get a partial from this maker!

I also have an unboxing video if anyone wishes to watch!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GQDdCt_OsQ

FINAL SCORE

Please pick a score 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.

Positive

[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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