[OK] Grey Wolf Partial by RaditzWyvern
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Filed under Canidae
Filed under $501 - $999.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
The head is not lined but the padding is sufficiently comfortable and the fur backing is not overly rough. I’m not sure if it was due to my inexperience with realistic suits or the way the suit was built, but I had a very hard time seeing out of this head. The middle elastic strap inside the head that goes over your scalp was so long I couldn’t see out of the tear ducts at all the first time I put it on. Since then I’ve re-pinned this strap multiple times to multiple different lengths, not able to settle on a specific one that gives satisfactory vision while still being able to move the jaw. The nostrils are hollowed out and often that will be the easiest way to see out of the head.
Asymmetry is this head’s biggest problem. While it is harder to tell this from the outside of the suit, an uneven pair of eyes and lower jaw do effect the suit’s wearability.
One eye is lower than the other, and blocks out part of the vision. Oddly enough, if you look to the side while wearing this suit you do get some peripheral vision. With small base changes this suit could’ve probably had great vision.
On the other hand is the lower jaw, which was in need of much more significant changes. When I first unboxed the suit one of the first thing I noticed is that the jaw is uneven. At first I didn’t see this as much of an issue, but over time this crookedness got worse and worse. There is one crack in the jaw from me unintentionally putting too much pressure on one point of the jaw while studying it to try and figure out why it wasn’t working right. As someone who doesn’t make realistic suits I don’t feel as though I can say exactly why the jaw is like this, but I can give one likely cause to most of its problem: the hinges. It’s hard photograph, but the hinges are actually at different angles, with their elastic attached on different sides. This suit has not been exposed to any excessive heat while I’ve owned it, nor do any other parts of the suit appear to be this warped. I can only assume that this is a problem of the base the suit was made on.
The head is honestly gorgeous and truly blew me away the first time I saw it in real life. There’s many beautiful little details that add into an outwardly flawless appearance. To this day I’m surprised by the level of quality I got for the price paid.
Like I mentioned before, it’s harder to see the asymmetry from the outside of the suit. Most everything has a slight tilt to it if you look at it dead on for long enough, though this wouldn’t be an issue if not for the internal problems caused by it…. initially. Now, months later, the mouth no longer closes completely due to how uneven the sides of the lower jaw are. Surprisingly, the paint from the teeth have not rubbed or smudged at all despite rubbing against the inside of the upper jaw. Even more surprisingly, a portion of the lip fur came unglued simply from the mouth being opened and closed.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
Paws are also unlined but are still comfortable. They are made using Yellow-fr3ak’s handpaw pattern and are well constructed.
On the outside the paws are super cute. The minky used for the paw pads is unbelievably soft, and the pleather claws add to the overall softness of the paws. The only aesthetic problem is that the short fur is not pulled out of the seams, but that’s a very time consuming fix for a very minor and hard to notice detail so leaving the fur like that is more than understandable.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
It’s a very simple tail with elastic straps. The tail has no popped seams or other issues, but, full disclosure, it hasn’t been worn as much as other parts of the suit.
The only thing asymmetrical about the tail is a marking that was made to be like that on purpose. No visible seams. I’m assuming the tip of the tail was not originally black fur because it has an odd texture. Not crunchy or matted in any way, but also not like the fur on any other part of the partial or any other fur I’ve felt in general.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
If this experience has taught me anything, it’s that I am not cut out for this style of fursuit and owning a suit this delicate. Despite my problems with how the head was constructed, I don’t think Raditz is a bad suit maker. They’re very nice and do great detail work, and I hope they will be able to work out their symmetry issues in time.