[YES] Reuben Dragon Fullsuit by Fursuit Parade
General InformationGives some information about the item and the person writing the review.
Filed under $1000 - $2999.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
The head fits me perfectly and is snug enough that most of my movements are not muffled by the head. The fursuit’s eyes are pretty close to my own eyes, causing my eyelashes to often rub against the buckram, but that might just be because I have long eyelashes. Also, I tend to have a red spot on my nose after wearing the head for an extended period of time (say, 5 hours) as well as a little bit of pain, but nothing major. Ventilation is amazing, the mouth is more than large enough to allow me to breathe properly (I can even fit a water bottle through it). Due to the eyes being completely white, the vision is okay; I do have to get pretty up close to things to discern details, and I usually end up looking through one eye at a time.
The eyes are ever so slightly asymetrical, but absolutely nothing major. Markings are spot on, and the shaving job is one of the best I’ve seen. The maker decided to dry brush along some of the markings to make them blend more easily, and everything is smooth and professional. Eyes are slightly follow-me, but that was to be expected from a character featuring entirely white eyes.
The horns are a bit longer than I expected them to be, since I made them look a bit nubby on the reference sheet, but these will be altered in the future, mostly because I wanted vinyl horns instead (the current horns are regular fleece). I’ve been pretty rough with them, and so have other people when interacting with the suit, and they’ve heald up pretty well so far.
BodyGives information about the main body of the costume. If reviewing a separate set of pants/legs or torso, the answers would also go in this section.
The body is absolutely amazing. I can very easily come in and out of the suit, yet it still fits my body pretty well. I’ve been pretty rough with the suit so far during outings, running, jumping up and down, etc., and it’s held up pretty nicely. Pulling the suit inside-out hasn’t made any seams pop so far, and everything is lined pretty nicely.
I am absolutely in love with the look of the bodysuit. The padding is very prominent and looks really impressive, which is exactly what I was going for. The front area features really nice shaving. Markings all look very nice and match the concept art perfectly. The elbows and hocks feature longer fur, and the shaving on them is really smooth.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
The hands and feet are very comfortable. The fleece cuffs of the hands do have to be turned outside in so as to not have them show when I’m moving around, since the armsleeves are slightly too short to cover them up. The feet do tend to slide off a tad bit, but nothing a few pairs of socks/a pair of slippers can’t fix. Considering the amount of physical exercise I’ve done with the suit, I’m suprised with how well the hands and feet have held up.
The padding for the hands and feet is stunning, and I’ve gotten quite a few compliments about the hands in particular. I love how the fingers and most of the feet have also been shaved, which give them a much nicer appearance than if the maker had left the fur intact. Paw pads are vinyl and look very nice, albeit they do tend to get dirty easily (which didn’t surprise me considering the fabric used for them). The soles of the feet are regular EVA foam.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The tail is sewn into the bodysuit, with internal straps to allow it to better rest on my butt, and a zipper to remove the padding for washing. The tail did seem like it was missing a bit of padding, so I went ahead and picked some more at Jo-Ann’s. Also, the tail has a weird habit of constantly bending/curling in one direction, but we think that might just be because it was packed in an awkward way when being shipped; it’s quite easy to fix this by removing the stuffing then putting it back in the right position.
Tail looks amazing and was exactly what I expected. I love the way it rests on my lower side, and the bounce is quite nice. The tail stands up pretty straight, which is exactly the look I was going for. Markings are all spot on after the minor fix I asked the maker to do.
The inner zipper to access the interior stuffing is very durable and hasn’t broken yet. It doesn’t feel uncomfortable while wearing the suit.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
I would definitely recommend this maker, since they appear to be pretty new in the business. Customer service is absolutely one of their top strengths, and the quality of their suits is absolutely phenomenal.