[NO] Ava’s Handpaws by Fursuits by Mars

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

About the Reviewer


Twitter: cautiousculpeo

Relationship With Maker

The maker WAS a friend when the item was purchased, but they are NOT a friend now

Prior Experience

No this was the first fursuit piece i ever purchased.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, Mars was very unapologetic, Mars proceeded to deny anytime i would message them, telling me it was fixable on my end, that my paws that i had work once for 20 minutes in a live stream that fell apart, were my fault but it was ok because it is fixable on my end because i know how to sew.
My fiance then became into contact with Mars and mars agreed to pay shipping to have them brought back to fix,
Mars never refunded me, offered shipping costs etc,
After that Mars started accusing me of doing things i had not done, and their girlfriend Alyssa posted my account publibly to use me as the butt of a joke, after blocking me.
Mars then after i asked to stop contacting me, and that i hoped we could remain civil, blocked me on all platforms.

here is the link to the full review and screenshots i took of our conversations

Wear Time

maybe 20 minuted tops
About the Maker


Commission Information

Type: Handpaws
Style: Real/Toon Hybrid
Shipped From: USA


Culpeo Fox
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$100 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $100 and under.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

Date of Review

June 28, 2018

Buy/Commission Date
Feburary 2017
Completion/Ship Date
November 2017
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Ava’s Handpaws with no padding in a real/toon hybrid style.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

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.

the paws are not lined and feel very itchy on my skin, the seems have more hot glue then thread, which rubs on my hands and caused blisters within the 20 minutes i wore them.

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

they looked nice, markings were accurate. until they fell apart.

Special Attachments and Features Information about any special or unique features this piece has with regard to the reviewer's satisfaction of them.

i was told the paws would be elbow length, and they are only halfway up my arm.

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 think they did alright, besides not making them elbow length like i paid for.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

not really, they are accurate in markings, but the fur quality and shaving varys all over the paws.

Overall Project Quality

i cant wear them, as they have fallen apart from sitting on a shelf

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

Initial Contact

i have been in contact with mars for many years, these conversations though took place on telegram.

Maker Response Time

i was not satisfied

Maker Professionalism

Mars acted very unprofessional and childish, going behind my back to tell their friends and girlfriend about me to make a mockery of me. Posting publicly about me in a rude manner.

Project Completion Time

almost a year…


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 Fursuits by Mars unless they significantly change their practices.

Final Comments

i would not suggest anyone commission Mars unless some serious action is taken AND quality and mannerism improve.

1 Response

  1. Anon Ymous says:

    It wouldn’t hurt for Mars to pay their business taxes they’ve been skating over for years.

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