[NO] Head Commission by Showreel Studios

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Your Username
anonymous

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

Name of Maker and Links
they changed names recently, but were formerly known as pixel pup creations www.furaffinity.net/user/showreelstudios

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Are you reviewing a friend?
nope

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
nope, this was my first

Character Concept Art
I know it wasn’t the best but ive improved since I drew this, will be making a better ref sheet soon

Photos of Completed Product

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNKih-x6tP8 I planned on doing videos in this suit and until I can get a better head I will still use this, although I have to take extreme care.

Date Commissioned or Bought
June 17th, 2017

Date Completed or Shipped
Oct 10th, 2017, though if I didn’t go off I probably would have not gotten it this year.

Completion Time
(How completion times are calculated.)
4 - 6 Months
 

Price Paid
$250 USD

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

Date of Review
11/11/2017

Do you currently still own the item(s) you’re reviewing?
yes

Did the maker meet your deadline?
There wasn’t one but I was hoping I would receive it before AC 2018. I did but there’s a high possibility I would not have received it in time due to the lack of contact I had throughout this.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
I told him I had bad anxiety, which I do so its really hard for me to speak up

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
maybe 30+ hours before I got scared to due to issues

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 does stay on but it is bulky and hard to move in so I cant emote as much as I want to. Its not too loose but it is loose enough I can slip it off without too much effort. The ventilation is good but its best in cold whether, because even though the ventilation is good, it gets very stuffy with min room temperature and it feels like air only comes through the mouth and eyes.

Vision is good enough to where I could text out of it but the eyes rubbed on my forehead and I was scared the paint would come off at a certain portion. I do have a decent sized blind spot so I will have to be careful and yes, I do have to turn my head to see something good but I do that naturally.

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

I do love how she looks for a starter head and thats the reason I will still use her but the symmetry could use some work. The markings were slightly different than what I expected but it does follow the same concept art. The shaving is even enough to miss unless they get up close, then it is visible and I can see some threads that have popped with short amount of time of usage.it does have a smooth transition but this maker needs more experience and practice. The fur was not airbrushed though it has this lower quality texture that if brushed even as delicate as I am I still pull off chunks of the fur itself.

However, there is also drawbacks that needs to be known. The appearance is good for a starter head, and it is good on the first day, but it doesn’t do good if you have better heads that are above 250. The eyes are follow me and do create that effect but it is not as flat so its not as easy to see that effect. I will tell you that the fur was not entirely sewn together or if it was the thread came right through as on the second day of usage the ears started to come off and looked like it was done last second so I tried to sew it but it kept popping right through the fabric so I am afraid to use it heavily.

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 suit could have matched the concept art a little better but I understand the difficulty of the design.

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 colors do match up with the other parts I commissioned from others and are consistent but the quality of the fur could have been better.

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 quote was a breeze and it was almost instant I had gotten info on the commission so I went through with it.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
It was going well at first but after a few weeks in any updates came scarce and it got to the point where I almost had to do a chargeback in fear that they had run off with the money and product.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
It was early but I still felt that I had to say something a few times so I would get updates on my head.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
The quality could have been better for 250 because I have seen better quality for the price other makers were asking.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
The customer service needs work and keeping up to date will do wonders for work. He stayed professional about a personal matter that came up so they do stay professional when it comes down to their heads. However, I still have not received a badge that was supposed to have come with my head as a gift.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
I am okay on the head, it fit the general concept art and does good if you’re planning to get a starter and work your way into a better suit. The ventilation and vision is also good for someone to start out.

Though, the head could have been more symmetrical and it could have been done a little better if the better materials were used. I also had to pull a yellow pin out of the muzzle after looking at it a little better. The customer service could be better, and will need work so those with the same condition as I will not get as worried as I got. I still am awaiting the badge that should have been mailed out a couple of weeks back.

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, just save up for a better fursuit head if you plan on using the suit heavily.

[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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