[YES] Vrika Wolf Head by WMW66 Costumes
Item Being Reviewed
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Vrika Wolf. Head only.
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Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
3 years fursuiting cons and public. This was an upgrade from a previous head. I made my own body and commissioned paws from another artist.
Date Commissioned or Bought
29 Dec 2016
Date Completed or Shipped
Shipped from Czech Republic 17 Jul 2017
Recieved USA 31 Jul 2017
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$700US + $100US for expedited shipping from CZ
(This review is filed under a sort by price of $501 - $999)
Date of Review
6 Nov 2017
Do you currently still own the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Did the maker meet your deadline?
Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
No issues. Very high quality.
How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
There is no zipper in the cowl, so it is a snug fit while putting the head on. Wide elastic straps over the head and around the base of the skull provide a secure fit. A pad on the bridge of the nose helps stabilize the mask. I added a foam chin cup, attached with velcro to adjust the jaw to fit my chin – an adjustment I anticipated. It is lined in the right places, fits comfortably.
Ventilation is good. The fan in the nose circulates air without blowing in my eyes. I do not notice any excessive heat buildup in the head.
Vision is very good for a realistic mask with tear duct vision. I estimate approximately 130 degrees of visibility horizontally and about 75 degrees vertically. Eyeports are spaced well for good binaural vision. There is some cross vision through the opposite eye ports.
The appearance is symmetrical. Markings very closely resemble the character design, which was a photograph of a black wolf with white markings. The head has following eyes.
Shaving is even and appropriate length on the face and muzzle. Cowl is long hair.
I supplied the fur to match my body suit and shipped it to the maker at my expense. Airbrushing is appropriately applied to eyebrows and muzzle. It is not overly stiff.
The facial expression is excellent. Using the moving jaw and head position, I can create expressions ranging from fun and playful to serious or intimidating.
No special attachments.
Electrical components (fan, battery boxes, switch, and circuit board are of good quality and are well designed. Workmanship of electrics is excellent. 4 AA batteries will run the fan for about 6 hours. It also has a power jack for an optional battery pack.
How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matches the concept art?
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The mask is as close to the photograph used for concept art as I expected for the mask base used. It looks realistic. Head size is also realistic for a real wolf – slightly larger than my old head. All proportions are an excellent approximation of a real wolf.
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 special markings to match up. Cowl length and shape are very good and overlap my existing bodysuit to form a natural looking transition between head and body.
How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker for a quote?
Very easy to contact WMW66 Costumes.
How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Initial and all subsequent responses were within 24 hours, most within just a few hours.
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 proposed a delivery date approximately 7 months from the date of the contract. The completed work was delivered as agreed.
How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Very satisfied. I would have no concerns about another commission with this artist.
How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Very satisfied. Very professional. I have seen photos of WMW66 Costumes commissioned by others and have discussed their experiences with them. We have all been completely satisfied.
Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
WMW66 Costumes is an excellent choice if their styles suit your design. My initial reservations about a commission with an artist in the Czech Republic were based upon language barrier – There was none. Motomo is fluent in English.
All payments were processed through Paypal, so we had a mutual level of confidence of payment processing. The initial payment amount was appropriate for the work contracted.
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