[OK] Emma Fullsuit by Sunny Valley Creations
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Filed under Canidae
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 very snug against my head, and there are holes cut into the sides for your ears so they don’t get squished.
There is actually little to no blind spot! The eyes are relatively large and have great vision.
The inside is fully lined and very squishy, with no hards spots.
Ventilation is standard and actually very nice considering her sloped muzzle. It is hollowed out inside and I can easily let fresh air in.
Emma’s apperance was captured phenomenally by the team. They made Ruff collie prior to building Emma, and captured the borzoi breed almost exactly to how I wanted it depicted. All without an obtrusive blind spot!
There are a couple spots where the shaving may have been a little too short, but they are unnoticeable at first glance. Overall excellent shaving.
Her nose is gorgeous as well, with her nose being made of sculpted foam.
Her ears are also adorably floppy and sewn on.
SVC also did a great color matching on her furs, and they are perfect when compared to the reference material.
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 has been very comfortable to wear and I haven’t had any popped seams, even in high stress areas. I did have one tear in the fabric itself, but it was a small hole near the back that I was able to stitch up.
Wearing underarmor removes any chance of the costume being itchy for me! The fabric itself is very soft and matches Emma’s colors perfectly.
There is a bit of wear concerning her knees, but that is simply because I do a lot of public suiting events with children and I have to get down on my knees to interact with them, but otherwise the fur has held up very well.
The body is perfectly symmetrical, no issues there. Everything is soft and comfortable!
All of her markings were accounted for.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
The hands fit perfectly for me. They are 4 finger puffy paws, and have a decent amount of padding in them. However I can still grab things with them.
The claws seem to have been sewn in and are very sturdy, even after countless interactions with little kids.
The feet are also incredibly soft, and are lined with spandex and have foam in-soles. Since I have flat feet, I put some shoe in-soles into the feet so that I can walk comfortably.
The claws on the feet are also sewn in, and are incredibly sturdy.
Since Emma’s feet are indoor type feet, SVC sent along some fursuit sandals for outdoor use. They have worked great!
The pawpads on the heels of the feet have started to come off due to wear and tear, however it is only a couple of stitches and otherwise they are in great shape.
Both feet and paws are hemmed with minky to stop the cuffs from fraying.
There aren’t any shaving errors on either the feet and paws. None of the fur appears patchy or uneven. Very high quality.
SVC gave me the option of which color vinyl I would prefer for the pawpads, which was appreciated.
They also gave me claw color options!
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The tail has an incredibly cute shape, and is very waggable! I have gotten lots of compliments on it.
Elastic straps are sewn directly to the tail. It fits nicely against my body. No elastic shows when worn with the body.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
Their concept artist is not required to make a reference of your character in order to be chosen by SVC.
However, I would recommend their concept artist for translating your character into the SVC style, or for other fursuit maker styles!
I’m going to say it right now, SVC does not do deadlines. I understand this was to insure for quality, but I did feel a bit concerned when over the course of a year, SVC moved their workshop TWICE. It made me a bit worried for when I would receive my suit. They mentioned their moves through their Twitter, thought I can’t remember if they contacted their clients individually or not.
In some cases, I felt very concerned over the future of my suit, and the future of other clients’ suits. But I made the decision to purchase from them with knowing full well that their TOS stated that they did not do deadlines, so I recognize this is more of a personal issue.
I am absolutely going to commend them for working and finishing my suit between moves. They definitely created a high quality product despite the rough circumstances. Through the build process Kait sent me messages and WIPs, which was very comforting.
SVC have made several costumes over the years that I absolutely adore, including my own.
At this point in 2018 however, I’m not sure I can fully recommend this maker based on their no deadline policy.
You WILL get a quality product. There is no question in that. But you have to ask yourself how long you are willing to wait to receive said quality product.
Personally, I don’t think I would purchase another costume from them simply because of their no deadline policy. I understand why they have it in place, but not knowing when you’ll receive your costume after spending nearly $3000 USD on it is very stressful to say the least.
I realize that no deadline policies are common among many fursuit makers and their large quantity of clients. If SVC continue with this policy, however, they may need to be clearer to their clients about what is going on within their business.
For that reason, I give them a neutral rating. I will restate that I love how Emma turned out, and she will continue to attend countless events. 🙂
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