[YES] MetalPuppyWolf Partial by Dorky Dog Suits

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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 InfoHeadBodyHands & FeetTail & EarsSleevesGeneral AspectsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring

Your Username

metalpuppywolf666

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Character Name: Metalpuppywolf
Commission: Partial Fursuit

Name of Maker
Dorky Dog Suits a.k.a Ellie Shepherd

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

Are you reviewing a friend?
Yes

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
Yes

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/17783464/

Completely Safe for Work

Photos of Completed Product
www.furaffinity.net/view/17581649/

www.furaffinity.net/view/17169147/

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Date Commissioned or Bought
The slot was taken on January 2nd 2015
And the first payment was made February 2nd 2015

Date Completed or Shipped
This suit was completed on July 12nd and delivered personally on July 18th

Price Paid
706 DLS (Aproximately in US DLS)
12,000 in MXN which is my local currency

Date of Review
December 31st 2015

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 she did

Did you tell the maker about any issues you had?
Yes I did

How many hours have you worn/used the item(s) you’re reviewing?
Give your best estimate.
24 hrs

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 head is completely amazing to be wore, very comfortable and unlike other fursuit heads I can breathe perfectly in it.
Though there are some issues like the movable jaw which is kinda hard to make it work since the head is a bit loose and doesn’t fit perfectly my head. Besides that I can tell that I’ve already managed to make it work for me and got used to it easily

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

No complaints about that, actually I can tell it was an amazing work on the head even when I saw the head was done in less than a month. My maker made the head perfect in that sense, I can perfectly breathe and unlike my old suit I can tell that with this one I can breathe perfectly and been able to stand my fursuit head for even more than 2 hrs.

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)
As many suits it doesn’t have a peripheral vision but I can tell that even at night I can see perfectly and haven’t had any issue when trying to get to see or fursuit walk at night.

How is the symmetry?
Are the eyes or ears lopsided? Are the markings symmetrical per character design?
The symmetry looks fine to me as per it’s markings in the muzzle are perfectly fine but the ears one of them see a bit shorter than the other one.

Is the shaving even?
Can you see the backing? Is it choppy? Is the transition to long fur what you were looking for?
The shaving seems perfectly fine I couldn’t find any flaw in the shaving

How satisfied are you with the expression and overall appearance of the head?
I like the way my furhead looks like but if I had the chance to grade the quality from 1-bad to 100 – the best I’d say 75 because the head looks a bit squarish as if the head was based on a cube

BODY
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the body of the fursuit.

How satisfied are you with how the body fits?
Is it comfortable to wear? Does it allow for good movement?
This is a partial but what I can tell about the sleeves and paws is that they fit perfectly fine and can’t complain about the size since it was right to my size. They’re comfortable to wear and they allow a good movement

How is the quality and durability of the body?
Are the seams durable? Can you move without popping seams?
The seams are durable when it comes to the suit (Sleeves, paws, handpaws, furhead) but my surprise was with the tail in the base where it’s held by the belt. Some seams popped out.

How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and the material used?
The colors are totally what I was expecting since they totally fit the colors of my sona and the material was good though there’s something a bit weird about the tail that makes me suspect that the gray part is made with local material (Mexican Fur) unlike the other imported material which was soft and easy to brush.

HANDS AND FEET
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the body of the fursuit.

How satisfied are you with the fit of the hands and feet?
Will your wrists/ankles show if you stretch too much? Do they stay on your hands or do they slide off? Can you put them on comfortably with ease?
The hands are more than what I was expecting, she made my pawpads with a very soft material that is UV reactive and they look totally amazing. Though I don’t like the fact that they can easily fall off since they’re pasted only with silicon which is kinda good but easily can fall off.
The handpaws fit perfectly fine and don’t fall off which is good because I get to have total control of the handpaws as if they were totally my hands, easy to wear on and off.

Talking about the fit honestly they were not as good as I was expecting to be honest since they were poorly made but she was honest about it and asked me for my feetpaws back even before I said something and she said that there were some things she didn’t like about my feetpaws and she wanted to change them (Which is kinda a violation to the deadline) but she still is doing a good work by trying to mend what went wrong at first.
The footpaws were made using as base some new sneakers I bought for that purpose and using those as base she made from there the footpaws which guaranteed that they could perfectly fit but in the white part which is in the fingers of my foot was only made with a different material like foam or something else but not fur and all the footpaw was funny looking because it’s like everything fur besides the toes. Currently I couldn’t upload pics of those footpaws since she has them for repair and she is working in some leg sleeves so I can get to wear my suit with shorts or something alike.

How is the quality of the hands and feet? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Have seams popped? Have paw pads or claws fallen off?
Any seam popped or paw pads fallen off so far everything seems cool for now even when I’ve been going a bit hardcore on wearing my suit a lot.

TAIL
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the tail of the fursuit.

How is the quality of the tail? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Is it too cumbersome? Can you pull on it without tearing? Are the straps secure and even?
If there is any padding or armature, does it look right and function correctly?

In regards to the tail I liked the fact that she even took the time to find that my tail is not fully curled but as well it has a bit of that curly (husky) detail, she made the transition of the 3 colors in my tail vanish instead of making them aggressive looking changes. She made the colors vanish as in any animal fur with 2 different colors or so. My only complaint about the tail is the material on the gray part of it which seems not to be to my personal point of view of the material that she was using with my entire suit.

How accurate to the concept art is your tail?
Did they get all the markings? Are the colors accurate?
All of the colors, markings, etc were totally accurate. A total achievement with that. I loved it! Even when I changed in my muzzle some markings right before she finished my furhead she managed to get those markings right even without any kind of reference. That was so cool about her accuracy.

EARS
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the ears, especially if they are seperate from the fursuit head.

How is the quality of the ears? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Are they too cumbersome? Can you pull on them without tearing? Are they even on your head?
The ears are well shaped and I can pull on them without problems the only thing I didn’t like at all is that the inner pink in my ears I was expecting to be made by fur as well and not only foam as she did on it.

How easy is it to wear your ears?
Do they fall off? Are they painful to clip on? Do you require someone else to put them on for you?
They’re on the furhead so I guess pretty much yes.

ARM/LEG WARMERS AND/OR SLEEVES
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with each feature of the arm and/or leg warmers, and arm and/or leg sleeves, especially if they are seperate from the fursuit.

How is the quality of the sleeves/warmers? Are you satisfied with the materials used?
Are they too cumbersome? Can you pull on them without tearing?
Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to give them a try since she didn’t give them to me yet she asked me recently to give her my pants to have a better reference of my legs so she can do my leg sleeves.

How accurate to the concept art are your sleeves/warmers?
Did they get all the markings? Are the colors accurate?
Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to give them a try since she didn’t give them to me yet she asked me recently to give her my pants to have a better reference of my legs so she can do my leg sleeves.

How easy are your sleeves/warmers to wear?
Do they fall off?
Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to give them a try since she didn’t give them to me yet she asked me recently to give her my pants to have a better reference of my legs so she can do my leg sleeves.

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
Completely satisfied!

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?
Everything matches up as expected, the markings, the colors are totally great plus I can tell that my sona is not complicated. Something I want to highlight is the great job with my sona’s hair since it’s kinda hard to be done but she made it look so easy and she made it exactly the way I wanted!

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?
It was easy to contact the maker and ask her for the quote. Everything was done over facebook.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
The response time was quick but sometimes she would delay since she had obviously other stuff to do or sometimes she wouldn’t be on facebook but besides that getting in contact with her it was easy.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
About professionalism and friendliness I gotta say that all her great job with my suit spoke by itself. She was nice and never afraid when asking me for feedback on her work on my suit, she would always apologize if she didn’t give me any update in the week and she would always be eager to keep me updated.

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?
The deadlines for the furhead, paws and sleeves is totally good, however my leg sleeves and paws I think are the problem since I haven’t gotten them yet. The paws were taken by her because she said she was not happy with the result she had and wanted to upgrade her work (which was very nice from her since I didn’t ask her to do it) and my leg sleeves were never delivered most likely because I think she never made them (Just an assumption)

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
I’m highly satisfied with the quality of the product, I gotta accept that it has it pros and cons as in any other product but she did good on my suit

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
The customer was amazing, she always shown herself eager to make my suit more than a job she found on it a new challenge and something nice she would do for a friend. She was always looking forward to know if I was comfortable with all the views I had in pics or such and when delivered she was nice enough to give me all the possible advice to keep my suit as good as possible. She even told me that whenever I felt like my suit needed to be washed I could send it over to her and she would take care of it.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
Pros:
► The fur quality is good, soft and easy to brush also to wash
► The service was very friendly and professional (She would always answer my questions and clarify my concerns)
► When I got in my tail a little seaming problem (that to me was insignificant)she took her time to fix it right away
► I have this suit life warranty and any fix goes on her run in case it doesn’t need any extra money from her for materials
► My maker gave me the chance to pay my suit by parts and she only asked me for $200 in advance to buy the material and work in my suit.

Cons:
◄ The furhead even when it looks very cute I think it looks a bit squarish and funny because of that
◄ She didn’t give me the leg sleeves on time as I was expecting
◄ The footpaws were weird looking and she even noticed that to the point that she asked me to give them her back to fix them out
◄ The price was too expensive in my opinion since I’ve known about other makers that have done fullsuits for the same price and with the same fur quality

Comments: As many other makers she needs to improve some of those “cons” mentioned above to give the best of all the service experiences although I can tell I had one good customer experience. I totally liked my customer experience.

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 = I highly recommend her for her amazing work and nice dealing with customer service. She is very good in making your dreams become reality and if you’re into toony I think you should check her suits. She make them cute looking.

[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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