[NO] Basil Fox Partial by Sanctuary Suits

General InformationGives some information about the item and the person writing the review.

About the Reviewer


Furaffinity: bouncybasil

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes. Onwed a lion partial

Informed Maker of Issues

I have told her about the mistakes with the arm sizing, but have yet to inform her about the stitching problems as those are things id rather just fix myself rather than sending my suit to her every time a seam pops

Wear Time

Im guessing around 30-50 hours
About the Maker


Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown


Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

260 GBP
Filed under $400 and under.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

Date of Review

August 14, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
August 2015
Completion/Ship Date
March 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Basil the fox Head/Handpaws/Arms

HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.

Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

It fits fine. When recieved there was a bit of flappy balaclava that i had to cut away as it was resting on my mouth.
Due to how far the jaw can open ventilation is good.
Vision could be better. Practically no blind spot in the middle (like the tiniest one) but hard to see either side of me or below me. I have to turn my head a lot to be able to look left/right to cross the street ect.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

Lopsided slighty. One side of the top jaw is not equal to the other. Cleft lip aswell which makes the whole jaw look off.
Shaving as far as i can tell is even but is choppy. It is not smooth and it feels hacked at and rushed.
Slight airbrushing around eyes and mouth. This does seem rather crusty. Rest is DF Fur.
I commissioned a longer tounge from CursedCreations as the one provided was too small and also arrived dirty. It also did not like the teeth and I find the teeth to be quite scary. Apart from that he just seems to look shocked all the time, doesnt really have a smile to him
Eyes are follow me and do work but are rather big.

This suit does not match the concept art 100%
There is a second layer of red (top) on the hair which is not there on the ref. Also the colors inside his ears are the wrong way round. I have not told the maker about this as at the time I just wanted to recieve my suit already after several failed deadlines.

I keep on getting constant holes and small rips in areas that are not even under stress (such as the hair). I have already had to regule the eys and re sew the jaw. This is something I partly expected when originally commissioning because of the cheap price but if customers are still getting holes now that her prices have gone up I wouldn’t reccomend.

Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.

Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

Hands fit fine. Not had any loose stitching problems as of yet. However they have not been shaved at the back at all! This leaves me constantly grooming them until i can get to someone with a shaver as I fear that they will get matted otherwise!
They do feel slightly big, and they do slip off easily if i let my hands fall by my side so i imagine the sizing was messed up on these as well as my armsleeves despite sending in a hand tracing.
I can move without any seams popping probably because of the looseness.

With the armsleeves they arrived stupidly baggy and big enough to fit my legs. I informed her of this and she said that if I paid to send it back to her she would fix them. She proceeded to say that I measured myself wrong depsite giving CursedCreations the exact same measurements and her using them to edit the armsleeves to the right size for me. I dont believe it was fair for her to blame me for her mistakes and expect me to pay for it to be shipped to her to be fixed when it was her fault in the firstplace.

Appearance Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to look at with regard to material quality, design, how closely it matches the concept, etc.

Symmetry is fine. The shaving that is on the front is even.
No airbrushing and fur feels fine.
Colors are correct.

OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.

Product Satisfaction How satisfied the reviewer is with the overall look and feel of the costume in its entirety.

How was your concept art realized?

I feel like its bad if you got markings/colors wrong on a character that is so simple. However this is partly my fault for not getting it corrected.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Colors are consistent there are no markigns that needs to match up though

Overall Project Quality

How satisfied are you with the overall quality of your project?
Not satisfied really.
I am happpy with the quality of materials used, but not how they were put together. Constantly having to fix small seams that are not even in high stress areas. Armsleeves were not even made the correct sizing.

Purchase Process Details the interactions between the customer/reviewer and the maker of the item with regard to the buying process.

Initial Contact

It was easy to get a quote. I filled in the form and messaged her on FB and got a quick response

Maker Response Time

Once i paid, it was hard to get a response. Sometimes I would see her sharing things on FB but i wouldnt get a response for a couple days espcially if it was me asking about deadlines or for progress pictures.

Maker Professionalism

How satisfied are you with the overall customer service and professionalism of the maker?
Not satisfied.
I can understand for the price i paid that there will be some flaws with the product however I did not expect her to blame me when she got my armsleeves wrong. She said i measured myself wrong even though when I gave CursedCreations the exact same measurements she was able to edit the pair to fit me perfectly.

Project Completion Time

Two deadlines missed. Not good. I didn’t even receive any warning of any holidays or time off she would be taking. Bad at keeping me updated


FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend Sanctuary Suits unless they significantly change their practices.

Final Comments

Cheap (at the time at least, her prices have now gone up)

Bad customer service
Constant problems with holes and rips
Missed deadlines
Takes longer than she says it would

Final scoring: No.
Until her stitching and customer service skills improve I believe she is not worth commissioning. She seems to be making rookie mistakes desipte making suits for a couple years or more now. If she was to improve then I possibly would reccomend her but not at the state her work is now.

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