[YES] Strider Lion Partial by Norsewolf Creations

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

About the Reviewer



Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I have one other partial suit made by CraftyPillar.

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues.

Wear Time

About the Maker


Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Canada


Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1600 paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

Date of Review

January 28, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Strider the Lion in a toony style bought as a pre-made.
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 is huge, but surprisingly comfortable. The amount of fluff around the neck makes it a bit difficult to turn my head, but seeing through the eyes is great enough to make up for it. Norsewolf also included a built-in fan, so while the mouth opening is small, I get a lot of air from that and feel like I can wear it for quite a while without getting too hot. It essentially feels like I’m wearing a pillow on my face. Super squishy! Also surprisingly lightweight considering the size of it.

The magnetic eyebrows are adorable, but don’t stay on too well, so I tend to only wear them for photos.

The vision is really good. Wide range with not a super large blind spot in front. I don’t feel like it’s too dark or too crowded to see anything.

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

He’s adorable in every way. The symmetry is almost perfect. The shaving is clean and even. The mane is very well done, and has nice padding in it to give it the shape it needs. The fur itself is really soft and satisfying to touch. The heart on the cheek is well done. He looks like such a happy boy without the eyebrows, and has a mischievous look to him when the eyebrows are attached. I love it.

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

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 are incredibly comfortable and have enough dexterity in them to hold water bottles and whatnot. They’re durable and feel like they’ll last quite a while.

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

They added little marks for where the claws would be, which is an amazing addition that I really enjoy. They are easy to wear and comfortable for long periods of time in suit.

The paw pads are incredibly soft. The fur at the fingertips is a bit more coarse than the rest of the hand, but soft enough to still be satisfying to touch.

They have some decent padding in them as well to give them a more puffy lion-y look.

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 matches up and looks wonderful. You can’t see my neck through the fluff and the hands go up my wrist enough that my arms will be hidden with long sleeves.

Everything fits as expected and I’m a little surprised at how well the head fit me, as I have a very small head and pre-mades tend to be a bit oversized on me.

The overall quality is excellent.

Overall Project Quality

Incredibly happy. 10/10. It was absolutely worth the price, and I’d highly recommend commissioning Norsewolf.

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

Initial Contact

Very very easy. I had their contact on twitter and we discussed suit options on there. They always responded within a day, and gave me all of the information I needed, including payment information, when to expect updates, etc.

Maker Response Time

Very satisfied. Usually within a day, typically within a couple of hours. We started communication on twitter but ended up moving to Telegram after a while, as a mutual choice.

Maker Professionalism

Incredibly satisfied. Very pleasant to work with and always seemed excited to be working on new parts of the suit.

Project Completion Time

I received this as a pre-made so I can’t comment on completion time.


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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

This review has been marked with a positive rating.
This means the reviewer would recommend Norsewolf Creations.

Final Comments

Friendly, pleasant, and professional to work with. So much so, that I also commissioned a body suit to go along with the pre made partial. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Norsewolf to anyone. Prices are reasonable, timing is excellent, communication is excellent.

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