[YES] Taoru Panda Head by TwinkyArts

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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
TaoruPanda

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

Name of Maker
Twinkyarts

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

Are you reviewing a friend?
We talk sometimes but calling her a friend would be a tad too much

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/14777343/

Photos of Completed Product
Official photos: www.furaffinity.net/view/17241396/
Personal photo’s:
www.furaffinity.net/view/17342126/
pbs.twimg.com/media/CTje3CvUcAAOskB.jpg

Date Commissioned or Bought
First contact was 30-12-2014 – 24-01-2015 sent full payment

Date Completed or Shipped
28-06 officially shipped

Price Paid
$1000USD incl. Shipping

Date of Review
13-11-2015

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

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.

Did the maker meet your deadline?
Yep! I was quite anxious but got it 5 days ahead of the Deadline

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes, we speak quite regularly

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
15 hours at Eurofurence – and about 40 hours since then, maybe even more

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yep

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?
The fit of the head is really well. I’ve re-done my measurements 3 times just to be sure.
I have to take out my own lip ring for it to fit perfect but thats my mistake, never told her I had one

How is the ventilation?
Can you breathe well? Is the mask stuffy? Does the air circulate through your head?
Ventilation was something I had to get used to. Due to the cute tongue, the ventilation is allot different from my old head. But im not dying and can suit for about 5 hours with no real problems

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 brilliant but I cannot look at my feet, so stairs are REALLY scary all of a sudden. It’s due to the big muzzle, but hey! Im a panda! We fall of stairs!

How is the symmetry?
Are the eyes or ears lopsided? Are the markings symmetrical per character design?
Symmetry = love :) Haven’t found any a-symmetrical bits

Is the shaving even?
Can you see the backing? Is it choppy? Is the transition to long fur what you were looking for?
I cannot see the backing, but the shaving in spots is a bit off, but that’s fixed with a good brush up. It’s not something im bothered about

How satisfied are you with the expression and overall appearance of the head?
I like the fact that he looks different from many angles. I can look tough, cute, happy and cool all at the same time!

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
The head was allot bigger than I expected, but not that that is a bad thing. The visual art is more of a concept than the final THIS IS IT so i am happy

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 only thing is that the short fur is Ivory and the longer fur (neck and cheekfeathers) is white-white. This isnt really visable until a picture get’s a heavy photoshop edit. So no real bother there

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?
In the beginning I was annoyed, as I was really excited and they didnt had any Trello/Scrum board to see the progress of their projects. It made me quite anxious as it’s allot of money we’re talking about

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
It differed from time to time. Sometimes it was super fast, other times I had to wait a few days *shrug* i blame timezones

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
They are super duper friendly but u can notice from their e-mails when they are stacked up in work, It scared me in the beginning but I let go of it

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?
Done early! or mostly right on time

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
9,5/10

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
8,5/10

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
The pro’s are:
– She really works well from reference pictures and Really tries to find the right shape for your species
– Every head is carved from the start; so no Copy+Paste – mold heads
– She is willing to change things in your ref or add details you didnt even think about
– They are super adorable
– You’ll be part of a growing family!

Cons
– No progress to be found until she starts posting pictures on twitter

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.

8,5/9 out of 10
Positive

[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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