[YES] Sid Sabertooth Head by Sarah Cat Fursuits
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NOTE: THE RESIN BASE WAS MADE BY COLORFUL CREATURES LLC.
He is incredibly comfortable. I have a really small 21.5″ head so unless I tell a maker that my head is smaller, then a lot of suits end up feeling huge on me. He is made off of a large resin base but she added a really sturdy elastic strap on the inside that holds him very securely. There is padding on the top and the bottom of the base on the inside that holds the base snugly to my face. The eye ports are directly in front of my eyes and the mesh she used is super easy to see through, so vision is shockingly good for a resin head. There is a bit of a blind spot due to the big square muzzle so I can’t really see my feet or my own torso but that’s to be expected. I actually recently wore him to a rave and was waving my head all around like a maniac and only then did he dislodge a bit but all I had to do was hold the muzzle in place and re-adjust so it was really no big deal. The ventilation is really not great and honestly that’s more to do with the closed-mouth expression of the resin base than anything to do with Sarah’s work. She applied chiffon fabric to the back of the nostrils and the teeth to prevent anyone seeing my face and I ended up removing the mesh by the nose to allow more airflow. I installed my own CPU fan right in front of the opened nose holes and he became much easier to breathe in.
I am SO satisfied with how he looks; the photos she sent me don’t do him justice at all. The symmetry is absolutely spot-on perfect, his markings look wonderful, and she really brought life to the resin base. The base is expressive to begin with and she managed to accent the subtle features rather than hide them. The ears are a little bit asymmetrical but not enough to bother me. I requested that the hair poof be more like a mohawk and she carved foam to give it a specific shape and it’s exactly how I envisioned it. I can’t find a single flaw with shaving. The nose had a very specific shape to it and I asked if she could cover it in minky and she preserved the exact shape and contours of the nose without blocking the cleft in the center or the nostrils. The fur around the lips perfectly outlines the sharp teeth without blocking them. There isn’t a single glue spot or raw fur edge that I can see, even looking closely. I sent her all of the materials to use so I’m definitely satisfied with those. Even with his static eyes and smile, I can still achieve different expressions depending on how I’m looking at the camera. When ColoredCreaturesLLC released the sketch concept for the saber base, I actually traced over it and marked out where his markings would be and which furs I wanted used for which color. I sent Sarah my official ref sheet plus this sketch and she matched it 100%.
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One thing I need to note: her current prices are a bit higher than I had listed. Because I purchased the resin base from a third party and provided all materials to be used, my final price is discounted. I honestly feel like I underpaid for the quality of this head. I would easily pay $1,300+ for a head like this. I feel like I’m gushing a lot but it really means so much to me that this head turned out the way it did. I’ve commissioned and purchased many suits over the years and at least one I received and was like “…oh. neat” and then it completely disconnected me from the character. Sarah revived my Sid in a way that I could have only dreamed about and after wearing him at FurTheMore, I’m so excited for the next con because I just can’t wait to get back in my smiley boy. I really would recommend Sarah to literally anybody looking for a suit, whether it’s realistic or toony. She has such a unique style all her own and her sewing quality and symmetry can only be described as being on par with the “top tier makers” that people think of such as MadeFurYou or DHC or the big names. She started her business as a teen and her business sense and professionalism have only improved greatly as time has passed. To put it bluntly: she makes an amazing product with a quick turnaround at a reasonable price and you really can’t ask for more.
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