[NO] Fen Flux Digitigrade Fullsuit by Fuzzworks

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General InfoHeadBodysuitHands and FeetTailsOverall Satisfaction & Scoring

Your Username
FenFlux

Item Being Reviewed
Character name, type of commission, etc. This will be used to help title the submission on FursuitReview
Fen Flux Full digitigrade suit

Name of Maker and Links
www.furaffinity.net/user/blixfox/ and www.furaffinity.net/user/fuzzworks/

Are you reviewing a friend?
no

Do you have any prior experience with fursuits?
yes

Character Concept Art
www.furaffinity.net/view/17752329/

Photos of Completed Product
imgur.com/a/HP4bJ

Date Commissioned or Bought
2nd of August, 2014

Date Completed or Shipped
1st of December, 2015

Price Paid
$2000 USD for the suit, + $177 USD postage

Date of Review
21st of January 2016

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?
They failed to agree to multiple deadlines.
Met the final deadline.

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

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


FURSUIT HEAD
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the head of the fursuit. 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 fursuit.
Are you satisfied with how it fits you? How is the ventilation? How is the vision?

Not at all satisfied.
The opening is way too tight and is a struggle to get on and off. I need to take ear piercings out before attempting to put it on. It is quite snug inside and it is heavy. The ears are shaved weirdly, making them look as though they don’t really belong on the head when seen from the back. Also, one tooth fell out at a light touch and another has since fallen out.
My eyes sit right at the bottom of the suit eyes, unless I wear the head wrong (making it look as though I’m permanently looking downwards). Because of this, there is a green haze over everything and it is slightly blurry. Other than that, there is no huge blind spot (only a small ish one).
It is heavy and there is very little ventilation. The muzzle is solid except for a tiny slit.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit piece looks from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the overall expression and appearance of the head? Does it match the concept art?

The only thing that stands out as not being symmetrical is the hair, which is quite wonky and made from an oddly shaped tuft of fur.
The shaving seems even enough. The main problem is the ears. They go straight to short fur. So there is no smooth transition from the head to the ears. The light grey fur goes onto where the dark grey and green/blue should be and is long, which is in sharp contrast to the rest of the ear. They are also extremely rigid, making storage difficult.
It matches the concept art.
I am mostly satisfied with the expression and overall appearance of the head, aside from the ears.

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your head has.
What are they and how do they work? How easy are they to wear? How is the quality?

The maker initially said that they would be using UV reactive fur for parts.
I just checked and this is not the case.


BODYSUIT
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the body of the fursuit.
If you are reviewing armsleeves or legs/pants that are seperate from a bodysuit, your answers would also go in this section.


 

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear this piece of your fursuit.
How satisfied are you with how the body fits? How is the quality and durability? What is the interior like? How is the airflow?

I cannot even zip it up without fear of busting a seam. It was made too small for me.
The leg and arm lengths are correct (although a little tight) but the torso length is too short, making it really hard to get into and giving me virtually no movement.

I have already found a few holes on the body where the maker has stitched too close to the fur. Resulting in holes.
I can hardly move without fear of completely destroying the suit.

The interior is lined with some sort of tights in the legs and is otherwise unlined. It is not messy on the inside.

Airflow is average. There is little airflow in the legs as there is a lot of padding down there.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit piece looks from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used?

It looks good from the outside. the fur feels nice and soft.
I am satisfied with the appearance

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your bodysuit has. This includes UV reactivity, EL wire, uniquely placed squeakers or padding, clothing made specifically for the fursuit, or anything that is sewn into the bodysuit.
What are the features and how do they work? How easy are they to wear? How is the quality?

There are tights/underarmour legs sewn in.
It is a little tight, but wearable.


HANDS AND FEET
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the hands and feet of the fursuit.


 

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear these pieces of your fursuit.
How satisfied are you with how the hands and feet fit? How is the quality and durability? What is the interior like?

I am completely dissatisfied with the hands and feet.
The feet are uncomfortable, very heavy and a claw fell off one at a light touch.
The tops of the feet dig into my feet.
The left hand does not fit me at all due to an injury. The maker was made completely aware of this and made no accommodation.
The right hand fits, but is kind of tight.
The interior looks good.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit pieces look from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used?

I am satisfied with the symmetry. Though the hands should not be identical due to my injury.
The shaving on the finger tips is choppy/sharp. The fur seems to just end at the finger tips, like they’ve gotten scissors and cut the fur short that way.
The fur feels and looks good.
The colours are great.

Special Attachments and Features
Please describe how satisfied you are with any extra features your hands or feet have. This includes UV reactivity, EL wire, uniquely placed squeakers or padding, or any special articulation.
This can also include special ways of attachment to the bodysuit if they were not described elsewhere, such as: special hands with holes, magnet attachment, etc.
What are the features and how do they work? How easy are they to wear? How is the quality?

N/A


TAILS
The following questions ask you to explain how satisfied you are with each feature of the tail(s) of the fursuit.


 

Wear Satisfaction
Please describe how it is to wear these pieces of your fursuit.
How satisfied are you with how the tail(s) fit? How is the quality and durability?

I am satisfied with the tail, for the most part. It holds its shape well and its straps hold its weight.
The only problem I have with the tail is that it holds its shape using an aluminium core. I would have preferred foam.
Due to the aluminium, it is hard to sit down. The only problem with putting it on is due to the body suit being too tight.

Appearance Satisfaction
Please describe how satisfied you are with how your fursuit pieces look from the outside.
How is the symmetry? Is the shaving even? How does the fur feel and look? How satisfied are you with the selection of colors and materials used?

I am satisfied with the appearance.
It does look a little lumpy from some angles due to the aluminium core.


OVERALL VISUAL SATISFACTION
The following questions ask how satisfied you are with the overall 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
Very satisfied, though I had to get a few things changed due to being made slightly wrong.

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 seems to match up really nicely.


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?
Satisfied.
Initial contact was easy.

How satisfied are you with the response time from the maker?
How long did it take them to respond?
I was not at all satisfied.
After they received the DTD, I tried to contact them repeatedly over a few months. I had to resort to publicly posting on their facebook wall.
Afterwards, response time was average.

How satisfied are you with the level of professionalism and friendliness of the maker?
Were they pleasant to work with?
They were not pleasant to work with.
They were to start with, but got really rude when I wanted aspects of the suit changed.
They made an error with the nose colour and the ear markings. When I asked them to change this, they were rude about it, stating I was wrong.
They were rude about all my problems with the suit. Blaming almost everything on me.

How satisfied are you with how the deadline was met for completion of your project?
Were any deadlines missed or was it done early?
Deadlines were downright refused on multiple occasions. It was hinted that my suit would be completed by my birthday and also “in the next few months” several times. None of these “deadlines” were met. When I tried to make deadlines several times after being unhappy with the time it was taking, they were refused. Eventually they agreed to a deadline of Dec 1 2015 that they did meet.

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Dissatisfied.
Claws and teeth have fallen out. There are holes. Ventilation is bad.

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service with the maker?
Completely dissatisfied.
The maker was repeatedly rude and made excuses as to why my suit wasn’t being worked on and why things were wrong.

Describe your experience. What were the pros and cons of working with this maker? And any final comments?
I was completely dissatisfied with this suit and the process of getting it. It is an utter disappointment.
It took 16 months to complete, in which time the maker completed another commissioner’s suit in the space of a month (and they paid long after me). The maker was rude and broke their TOS regularly, which resulted in me making my own TOS and having him agree to them. He broke that TOS multiple times too.
The maker was hard to work with, rude and gave excuses as to why the ear markings and nose colour were done wrong (This has since been fixed), even stating that makers don’t need to use the dropper tool to get the correct colour.
I had to fight to get my suit completed on multiple occasions.
The final product was a complete disappointment. Not only did it not fit, but the quality was sub par. When this was bought to the attention of the maker, I was blamed for the body not fitting, they refused to acknowledge flaws in the quality.
I have been blocked on both facebook and Furaffinity so no further communication can occur.

 




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.
Negative 1/10 


[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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