[YES] Sparkle Alex Fullsuit by PhoenixWolf Suits [grandfathered]

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Original review date: November 2014

 

General InfoHeadBodyHands & FeetTail & EarsWingsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring
FURSUIT REVIEW FORM

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Would you like to

Remain Anonymous?

No

Your Username

Alex_Dachshund

Name of Character

Sparkle Alex

Name of Artist/Maker

Phoenixwolf Suits

Maker’s Website or Furaffinity Page

phoenixwolfsuits
www.phoenixwolfsuits.com

Character Concept Art

www.furaffinity.net/full/12449535/

Photos of Completed Product

www.furaffinity.net/full/14457657/

Date Commissioned

June 2013

Date Completed

September 2014

Did they meet your Deadline?

Yes. I had wanted my fursuit for Megaplex so she shipped out the head and hands so I could at least partial as the body was not yet worked on, which was very kind of her to do!

Price Paid

$1,800

Do you have prior Experience with Fursuits?

Plenty

Are you Reviewing a Friend?

Yes

Did you tell the maker about any issues you’ve had?
If you haven’t please explain why

No, got a friend to fix the rips in the feet.

Type of Commission

Digitigrade fullsuit

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Fursuit

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Head

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?

It was a bit tight at first but now it doesn’t bother me.

How satisfied are you with 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 that most suits do not have peripheral vision)

There’s a bit of a blind spot but it’s nothing too bad. I can still see however.

How satisfied are you with the ventilation?
Can you breathe well? Is the mask stuffy? Does the air circulate through your head?

Breathing is through the mouth, so very satisified.

How satisfied are you with the symmetry of the head?
Are the eyes or ears lopsided? Are the markings symmetrical per character design?

Very satisfied.

Is the Shaving even?
Can you see the backing? Is it choppy? Is the transition to long fur what you were looking for?

Perfect

How satisfied are you with the expression and overall appearance of the head?

I adore the eyes. And the mouth. She got the puppy-like look I wanted. So very happy.

Body

How satisfied are you with how the body fits?
Is it comfortable to wear? Does it allow for good movement?

Fits me very well. Somewhat form fitting.

How satisfied are you with the quality and durability of the body?
Are the seams durable? Can you move without popping seams?

So far so good, but had one mishap recently when I had ripped the inside of the foot padding, but I think that was mainly my fault since I rushed at the time to put the suit on.

How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and material?

Very satisfied. The purple we chose is beautiful :)
We both ordered a bunch of swatches until we settled on the purple polar bear from Fabric Empire.
I wanted a lot of sparkle fur on the suit and I am glad she decided to do it!

Hands and Feet

How satisfied are you with the fit of the hands and feet?
Will your wrists/ankles show is you stretch too much? Do they stay on your hands or do they slide off? Can you put them on comfortably with ease?

Feet are attached to the bodysuit so no worries there. They are very snug and comfy, as there are no shoes inside. Feels like slippers! Love them.
The hands fit perfectly and are easy to tell which one is right and which one is left.

How satisfied are you with the quality of the hands and feet?
Has anything come undone or fallen apart? Have any pawpads or claws fallen off?

The hands are perfect.
The inside of the feet padding ripped, as stated above, but that was mainly due to my fault and being rough with putting the body on.

Tail

How satisfied are you with the quality of your tail?
Is it too cumbersome? Can you pull on it without tearing? Are the straps secure and even?

The tail is attached to the bodysuit.
It’s very lovely and well made :)
It’s a tiny bit off-center but not complaining!

How accurate to your concept art is your tail?
Did they get all the markings? Are the colors accurate?

Very accurate!

Ears

How satisfied are you with the quality of your ears?
Are they too cumbersome? Can you pull on them without tearing? Are they even on your head?

Love them. Could be a bit longer but I am still very satisfied!
The hearts on them are very perfect and symmetrical.

Wings

How satisfied are you with the quality of your wings?
Are they too cumbersome? Can you pull on them without tearing? Are the straps secure and even?

The wings are attached to the bodysuit.
Very well made. I adore them.

How satisfied are you with the ease of wearing your wings?
Do they fall off? Do you require someone else to put them on for you? Do they weigh you down?

Very lightweight as they are made of fleece.

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General

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Visual Aspects

How satisfied are you with how closely the suit matched the concept art?
If there was none, please state N/A

Matched perfectly! Though, originally, the dots on the cheeks were behind the eyes, and Phoenix worried it would look too crowded and asked me what I thought, so I told her to put them on the cheeks! I think they look cute there now. :)

How satisfied are you with the consistency of your suit to the makers style?

Very satisfied :)

Construction

How satisfied are you with the overall quality?
Are all the seams durable? Has anything fallen apart? Are there any holes?

I am very satisfied. :) I love this suit and it’s well made!

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?

Very!

Communication

How satisfied are you with how easy it was to initially contact the maker for a quote?
Did they take an unreasonably long time to respond?

Very easy to contact for a quote :)
Got a response very quickly!

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?

Very satisfied though sometimes she wouldn’t respond immediately, but t wasn’t anything to worrisome :)

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?

Very happy!

Were they pleasant to work with?

Extremely so :)
She was very helpful and friendly!
And offered suggestions and asked me for my opinions on what she should do.

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Overall

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How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?

Very satisfied :)
I was so happy to have my partial done in time for Megaplex.

Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?

No deadlines missed!

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?

Gosh I love this suit so much. Very satisfied!

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?

Extremely so :)
This is my 3rd suit from her and I love working with her!

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, or any Final Comments

Wonderful person to work with. I’ve commissioned her several times now and I have yet to be disappointed. :)
She will make you a quality item that is worth being proud of. ^^
This fursuit came out so wonderful I literally freaked out once I got it. My favorite suit ever.

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.
If you have any additional or final comments, place them here as well.

Positive = The reviewer would recommend this maker to anotherPhoenixwolf Suits is very professional, hard-working, and incredibly lovely to work with. Highly reccommended if you want a high quality suit that will last you for years to come.

[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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