[YES] Arizona Shiba Inu Partial by ARocco Suits

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: beetledreams
Tumblr: beetledreams
Instagram: beetledreams

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

no

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, they were very understanding and responsive when I mentioned any issues. In my first email, I mistakenly sent an outdated reference sheet with the wrong species and tail style shown. When I mentioned this to Arocco, they were very helpful, and happily altered the foam base and tail design. I was very impressed by their willingness to help.

I did not notify the maker about issues with fur color, because I did not notice them until the suit arrived.

Wear Time

10+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Unknown

Species

shiba inu
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

650 USD
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

December 15, 2016

Buy/Commission Date
September 2016
Completion/Ship Date
October 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Photos of Completed Product

http://twitter.com/aroccosuits/status/786967694344130561
http://twitter.com/aroccosuits/status/786967568267501568
http://twitter.com/beetledreams/status/788898174584823809

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.

The head fits well. It does not slide/shift and is not constricting. It can be slightly difficult to put on because of a small “lip” of foam beneath the jaw area, but this also helps keep the head securely in place. Thus, I have no problem with it.

Ventilation is VERY good. There is a very large opening in the mouth, that prevents the head from becoming too hot or constrictive.

Vision is good. Blind spots are small. Some holes in eye mesh are clogged by paint, primarily in the highlights of the eyes. The obstructions are not a major inconvenience.

The head is lined properly, with some foam showing near the jaw. This is not an issue, and it is still neat and comfortable.

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

The symmetry is very good. Both the markings and shape of the face are very symmetrical. There are no noticeable discrepancies.

The seams on the face are very smooth. No seams are visible between fleece parts, or between fleece and fur. The fleece portion of the face is very neat and clean. However, there are some neatness issues on the ears. On the tips of the ears, some hot glue was found stuck in the fur, and some short fur is glued down onto the ear. Some fur is also trapped in the glue where the neck meets the head. Additionally, the shaving on the back of the ears was very choppy and uneven. The length of the fur is inconsistent at the tip of the ear as well. A small hole can also be found in the fleece near the base of the jaw.

Overall, I am satisfied with the head’s appearance. Different expressions can be achieved from different angles. The head features follow-me eyes.

The markings and patterns on the suit match the concept art very well. The shape of both the head and tail are consistent with the character’s species. Unfortunately, I was not satisfied with the fur color choices. Portions of fur intended to be dark brown are almost indistinguishable from the lighter fur. On the concept art, this dark fur was much closer to black. In photos and from a distance, the two furs appear to be the same color.

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.

Overall, I am mostly satisfied with the fit of the hands and arm sleeves. The arm sleeves are fairly lose, and sometimes slide off my arms when the elastic is in place. The handpaws do not always meet the arm sleeves, and can create a small gap. However, this is easily fixed by disregarding the elastic strap. The handpaws themselves are very comfortable. They fit me well, and do not slide or fall off during wear.

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

The hands and arm sleeves are all symmetrical. The transitions between the sleeves and paws are smooth when aligned properly.

There is no shaving on these parts.

As previously mentioned, the portions of darker fur are too similar to other furs on the suit, and do not match the concept art. The seams between different furs/fabrics are very clean. The paw pads are made of pink kinky (cuddle) fur. The color very closely matches the paws pictured on the reference sheet. They are visually appealing and soft. I am very satisfied with the shape of the paws. Very cute and toony.

TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.


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

The tail fits decently well. It is not heavy or cumbersome. I find it difficult at times to keep the tail fixed to the belt properly. The belt loop is a very wide band of elastic. Because it stretches across the entire base of the tail, it often comes away from my body and slides along the belt. This can be corrected by affixing the band to the belt with small clips. Despite this, the elastic is attached well to the base of the tail.

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

The tail is constructed well. The tail is a very challenging curly shape, but the maker patterned and formed it well. It is very visually appealing and matches the character’s species well.

There is no shaving on the tail. Some fur is trapped in the glue where the elastic loop meets the fabric, but it is not visible when the tail is being worn.

The tail is intentionally asymmetrical. This matches the reference material.

As aforementioned, the dark brown featured on the tail is not as dark as I would have liked it to be.

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?

The suit matches the markings shown in the concept art well. Some colors were not particularly well suited to the reference sheet. The dark brown on these pieces are not nearly as dark as pictured on the reference sheet.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Overall, I am mostly satisfied with the fit of my costume. There are some fit issues associated with the arm sleeves and tail, but the head and paws fit very well.Colors are consistent between parts.

All seams are neat on both hands and sleeves.

Overall Project Quality

I am fairly satisfied with the overall quality of the suit. The durability, symmetry, vision, ventilation, and overall look of the piece are all very good.
There were some issues with fur color, exposed glue and uneven shaving. I still enjoy the costume’s appearance.

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 very easy to contact the maker for a quote. This contact was conducted through email. The maker was very friendly, and responded quickly.

Maker Response Time

The maker responded to all emails very swiftly. Usually within 24 hours.

Maker Professionalism

I was VERY satisfied with the customer service of this maker. They always responded swiftly, and with great professionalism. They were very patient about all changes I requested, and eager to fix and issues. They were extremely kind and helpful throughout the process.

Project Completion Time

No deadline was given for the project. Completed within the 2 month window outlined on the maker’s Terms of service Page. It was completed well before the end of the two month period, much faster than I has expected.

Rating

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

YES!
This review has been marked with a positive rating.
This means the reviewer would recommend ARocco SUITS.


Final Comments

Overall, I was satisfied with my experience with this maker.
Their customer service is nothing short of spectacular. They are always very kind and professional in their communication. They are very happy to help the customer make desired changes. I was very impressed by their customer interactions.

It is visually appealing. Very cute and toony. All work with fleece is exceptionally clean and even. This is consistent throughout their body of work.

My only major grievances are that the darker brown fur featured in the suit did not match the concept art particularly well. Additionally, there were some issues with shaving and fur trapped in glue.

Prices are very reasonable, customer service is simply stellar, and quality is generally good. I highly recommend this maker to anyone in the market for a partial or fursuit parts!


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