[YES] Dusty Lynx Partial by Hounds Teeth


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Anonymous

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, this is my first fursuit.

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues.

Wear Time

10+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Lynx
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1650.00 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

There was no ETA given


Date of Review

January 1, 2019

Buy/Commission Date
May 2018
Completion/Ship Date
May 2018
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Dusty Lynx Premade Partial in a toony style bought as a pre-made.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

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 fit is great! For my first time ever wearing a head, I was surprised by how comfortable and weightless it is. As a pre-made, the head is built on a 23 inch standard. My head is slightly smaller than 22 inches, but I am able to wear it quite comfortably with glasses. The foam in the head is lined with lycra, and the openings around the eyes and mouth are lined with minky. It is very soft and comfortable! Vision is pretty good, with a relatively average blindspot. The only thing about the head that makes it a bit uncomfortable to wear for too long is the ventilation. The muzzle is hollowed slightly to make room for the wearer’s nose, but the mouth opening being small makes the head heat up quickly. I assume this is a standard issue with most suits that is difficult to avoid!

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

As Dusty was purchased as a pre-made, I fell in love with the appearance! The symmetry is fantastic and the shaving is incredible. I can’t tell if some parts of the fur were shaved or if the fur is low pile, the shaving is so clean and even. The feel of the fur is soft. The hardest part to tame is the long cheek fluff, but it takes to brushing very well. The eyes are flat 2-d, and they look a bit sleepy and focused when posing, but don’t vary much beyond this. Evident in the art the suit was based on, some spots on the face were omitted and the cheek fluff was simplified, but I very much prefer the simplification.

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 hands have large padded toes that make dexterity a bit difficult, but they are comfortable and easy to put on. The pattern is a one-size-fits-all, so my fingers slip out of them just a bit, but it’s not anything that can’t easily be fixed by pushing them back in. I assume this means my hands are smaller than average, but my hands are dextrous enough in them that I can hold a shoelace to play with my cat or hold a pen to write quite legibly! The top pattern of the paws are lined with lycra, I’m assuming to make the foamed part of the toes more comfortable, and that’s definitely the case.

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

While the paws aren’t the most dextrous, that is traded for the wonderful, realistic tapered shape of the toes. The claws and paw pads are minky, and the symmetry of both paws is accurate and even. When I first received them, there were some slightly open seams between high stress areas of the toes, like between the thumb and index finger, but it is unnoticeable without scrutiny and is a quick fix.

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.

I loooooove the tail! It is small and weightless, connecting to the belt with two nylon straps that sit flush to the fur, not exposing any of the belt loops and fitting rather flush with the wearer’s body. It is lightly stuffed and ridiculously easy to put on, and I have not had any issues at all with popped seams.

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

The contrast between the medium-length and long pile fur is excellent and makes for a very cute tail. Shaving and symmetry is even as can be. My favorite part is how it bobs when I walk, as the long fur underneath swishes!

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 well does everything fit together and match up?

For both a pre-made AND my first suit, I am delighted with the quality! The head and paws are a little big, as to be expected, but the fit is overall comfortable and I love how it looks and feels in motion. It fits right in with the rest of Houndsteeth’s look, and I love it for that.

Overall Project Quality

Very happy with the quality and fit! Very much worth the price I paid, and I feel as it will last me a good long time.

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

Initial Contact

Very easy! I had been tempted for a few weeks when I first saw the suit was open to offers, and once I saw that none had been made, I leapt at the chance.

Maker Response Time

Very satisfied. Emails were responded to quickly and cordially, often within the day.

Maker Professionalism

Extremely satisfied! Minimal small talk, I was treated respectfully, and I felt comfortable about bringing up issues had I had any pressing ones.

Project Completion Time

Suit was shipped just a few days later than they intended because their partner was about to leave the country after a visit, but they were transparent about it and I was in no rush. The USPS shipping included a tracking number and it arrived within the next week.

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 Hounds Teeth.


Final Comments

An excellent suit from an excellent maker! I had been following Houndsteeth’s work for a while before they put up this suit for offers because I liked the overall appearances of them, so I am delighted to own one of their suits in a design I really like. Communication with them was minimal because it was pre-made, but I felt very comfortable with their professionalism and I have been tempted more than once to approach them with a request to make a body to match when they open commissions. Alas, I don’t think fullsuiting is for me so I don’t think I will ever act on this, but I am very happy with how well Houndsteeth’s style translates to fashionable partials, and I don’t feel at all like there is any debate between the quality of partials vs fullsuits among their suiters. They run their business with aplomb and I am very excited to see what else is up their sleeve!

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