[YES] Wade the Cat Fullsuit by Mostly Bad Dog


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: Machozi

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I owned three suits previous to this guy, two from different makes and one from MostlyBad.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, there was an issue with the paint used for the suit’s eyes, and I couldn’t see out of them at all. I told Scout and he fixed the issue within the day.

Wear Time

3
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Cat
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

Fursuit Trade
Filed under .

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

January 2, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Wade the digitigrade Fullsuit in a toony style as a fursuit trade.
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.

Super comfy to wear! The head itself is a little loose fitting compared to my previous heads, but in my opinion it makes it easier to breathe. It’s lined with Lycra, which feels soft and keeps things cool inside. The ventilation is outstanding; I had my head on for at least 20 minutes straight at one point, and definitely felt like I could have gone longer. Like I mentioned before, there was in issue with the vision initially due to the type of paint that was used, but now the vision is perfect!

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

I’m so satisfied with how the head looks. I had a few dreams in my excitement leading up to his completion, and the finished product looked exactly like I imagined. Nothing is lopsided and his markings look exactly how I wanted them. The fur is incredibly soft to the touch, very high quality. I adore his expression as well. One thing that I didn’t have in mind initially was the addition of the whiskers, which Scout suggested to me after I gave him some rough concept art. I am beyond pleased with how they look! Definitely enhances the cuteness of this cat.

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.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

I am really impressed with the fit of this suit. I’m a slender individual, so even with a duct tape dummy, my other two fullsuits are still slightly baggy on me. Such is not the case with this suit. He fits like a dream, snug and easy to move around in. I had a lot of fun posing and running around. I was suiting indoors and had no issues with the internal temperature of the suit. Wonderful airflow, no issues to report there!

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

Exactly as I wanted. The zipper is in the front and you can’t even see it! It’s sturdy and almost the exact same color as his fur, so it blends in. The tail is attached via a circular zipper to the body, which I had never seen before. It’s really difficult to detach and reattach, at least for me. I probably will only be wearing him as a fullsuit though, so it’s not that big of an issue for me. Scout remarked that it was an experiment he wanted to try (and I had given my full consent towards this) and he probably wouldn’t be using this method in the future. Other than that, it looks great and I am very happy with it.

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

This was my very first digitigrade suit, so I was a little intimidated about the extra padding. I needn’t have worried; once I got the hang of putting them on and adjusting them, the cushions are easy to wear and look great from the outside! The padding doesn’t hinder my movements in any way.

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.

I love the paws on this suit. The handpaws have big puffy digits, which look adorable. Both hand and feetpaws fit perfectly. They’re both lined with Lycra, just like the head, which makes them extra comfortable and nice to wear.

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

Looks just like I wanted them to. Claws included at my request, they look and feel great.

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.

The attachment via a circular zipper in the back is a little daunting, but it stays on so I don’t have to worry about it dragging or falling off the suit. Overall, immensely satisfied.

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

I love the tail so much! Very clean and neat construction and that cute little raised tip? Perfection.

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?

Everything fits correctly, there’s not a stitch out of place. The colors on the suit are consistent and you can’t see any of the scrawny human beneath. The suit’s quality is on par with the maker’s previous suits, if not better.

Overall Project Quality

This suit honestly exceeded my expectations and I’m so excited to wear it at future conventions for years to come.

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

Initial Contact

Scout and I discussed the idea of him making this suit in person at Anthrocon 2018.

Maker Response Time

He was wholeheartedly on board with my concept, and was already shopping for fur swatches shortly after the con. He agreed to do it for just the cost of materials, plus a few personal items unrelated to the suit, with the stipulation that he would have full artistic freedom over the the construction of the suit. The only thing I supplied him was some very rough concept art detailing the species and color scheme for the suit.

Maker Professionalism

First and foremost, Scout is my biological brother. That being said, I’m still very nitpicky when it comes to my fursuits. If it’s not up to my expectations, I won’t wear it. Scout was very patient with me throughout the whole process, keeping me clued in on each detail about the suit as he worked. He is friendly and always available to his commissioners. He never made me feel like I was asking dumb questions or that my concerns about the suit weren’t important.

Project Completion Time

There was no hard and fast due date for this suit; the only condition I had was that it would be complete before my next con (FWA 2019). He wanted the suit to be finished by Halloween 2018, but due to personal reasons this didn’t happen. He apologized profusely, even though it was only a personal goal he had set for himself – I was indifferent and happy to wait. Once the suit was completed, he was hand delivered to me, every piece perfect and intact.

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 Mostly Bad Dog.


Final Comments

Scout (MostlyBad) is an incredibly hard worker who will really go the extra mile to make sure his customers are happy with their suits. A Mostly Bad suit is beautifully crafted, using the best materials available. I can’t thank this maker enough for the awesome job he did. Scout has an excellent work ethic; he’s a perfectionist and won’t rest until both he AND the commissioner are completely satisfied with their suit. His customer service is great, and he made it clear to me that he would be happy to repair any problems with my suit. Each of his suits looks better than the one before, and I’m so happy I got mine! I can’t wait to see his future projects.

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