[YES] Macchietta Fursuit Head by Don’t Hug Cacti

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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 InfoHeadVisual & Communication AspectsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring

Your Username
tropicaltiger

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

Name of Maker
Don’t Hug Cacti

Maker’s Website or Furaffinity Page
www.donthugcacti.com/ // www.furaffinity.net/user/donthugcacti

Are you reviewing a friend?
yes!

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/14486274/

Photos of Completed Product
orig11.deviantart.net/7775/f…..ki-d999mmm.png

Date Commissioned or Bought
initial quote was sent in and initial deposit paid for in September 2014, then paid off in full late February 2015.

Date Completed or Shipped
I was sent finished photos 12th of April 2015, and she arrived on the 25th April, 2015.

Price Paid
$900 USD

Date of Review
12/9/15

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

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?
yes, absolutely! I was told she’d be worked on the month after she was paid off in full, and it was not quite a full month between payment clearing and the head being completed.

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
there haven’t been any, so no?

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
maybe 20 hours or so?

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
I’ve made 2-3 fursuit heads myself years ago, and I’ve worn ~6 fursuit heads from my friends prior to owning one.

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?
10/10 honestly, it fits perfectly and is lined with a balaclava so no fur or foam touches my face/neck.

How is the ventilation?
Can you breathe well? Is the mask stuffy? Does the air circulate through your head?
ventilation is perfect as well, her muzzle lines up exactly with my mouth and nose and I’ve worn it for 3-4 hours at a time without it getting noticably warm/uncomfortable.

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)
vision is the best of any suit I’ve worn so far, there’s a slight blind spot, but not so much that I have to strain my eyes looking out of one eye or the other to avoid it.

How is the symmetry?
Are the eyes or ears lopsided? Are the markings symmetrical per character design?
I am SO floored at how perfectly symmetrical she is, right down to the painting on the eyes. Her ears are super sturdy (I regularly hold her by just one ear or her muzzle) and the markings on the back are identical.

Is the shaving even?
Can you see the backing? Is it choppy? Is the transition to long fur what you were looking for?
again, I cannot believe how perfect the shaving and symmetry is, the transition from short face fur to longer cheek fluff is flawless and there is no backing/seams showing anywhere.

How satisfied are you with the expression and overall appearance of the head?
10000/10 HONESTLY she is absolutely precious, DHC nailed how I wanted her to look- very cutesy, very ‘kemono’/anime style with her eyes and short muzzle. could not be happier!!

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
it matches perfectly- I had a very specific style in mind for chi, and all the little details like no teeth/eyebrows DHC picked up on. Lucky actually drew another concept art and sent it to me, but I don’t have any photos/scans of that handy ;o;

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?
She’s plain white so I don’t really know how to answer this question hahaha

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?
super satisfied, only took a few emails.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
Considering the awkward Australia-USA timezone difference, I’m so, so impressed at how swiftly my emails were answered- I think the shortest time I was waiting was <10 minutes and the longest was a few hours at most?

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
I initially worked with Swifty via email and then Lucky via text, both were super friendly and quick to answer any questions I had. The whole DHC team was very accommodating and understanding about everything- from the awkward AUD-USD conversion rates and working around my other financial commitments to making sure chi looked exactly how I imagined her. I honestly feel like I’m part of the DHC family now ;w;

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?
It was done and shipped a little earlier than expected!

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
100000000/10 again. she is literally a work of art.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
completely satisfied, again, super friendly and accomodating about everything.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
I honestly cannot think of any negative experiences or cons to working with DHC besides that I can only order one suit at a time, LOL. already planning for my next fursuit and I am looking forward to working with DHC again! :D

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 = The reviewer would recommend this maker to another

[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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