[YES] Vrika Wolf Head by WMW66 Costumes

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Your Username
Facebook: vrika.wolf

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Vrika Wolf. Head only.

Name of Maker and Links
Facebook: wmw66costumes

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Are you reviewing a friend?
No

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.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

Date Commissioned or Bought
29 Dec 2016

Date Completed or Shipped
Shipped from Czech Republic 17 Jul 2017
Recieved USA 31 Jul 2017

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
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Price Paid
$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?
Yes

Did the maker meet your deadline?
Yes.

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.
35

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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
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.

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?
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.

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

[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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