[YES] Rawhide the Bushpig by Kraken Kritters


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: gatorguts

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes. I’ve made my own and worn other suits made by professionals.

Informed Maker of Issues

No, because I am able to fix the issues myself

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Plantigrade, Toony
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species

Bushpig
Filed under Euungulata

Made in Year

Transaction Information

Prefer not to disclose. paid in a lump sum
Filed under .

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

April 15, 2019

Buy/Commission Date
April 2017
Completion/Ship Date
April 2017
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Rawhide the Bushpig 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.

One of the heaviest heads I’ve worn, but it does not put any strain on the neck as the inside is quite roomy. Roominess took some getting used to but it is easily fixed with additional padding behind the head. A good size for suit swapping as a range of heads can fit.
The head is lined with fleece type of fabric.
Mouth isn’t open very much so it does get warm very fast unless the mouth is propped open via hands or with a tool between upper and lower jaw. Ventilation improved after I made the snout hollow and placed a fan inside of the snout to get air circulating. Very easy fix!
Vision out the eyes is good, but is limited to one eye or the other due to the eye placement and snout blind-spot.
Ears are quite large which means I bump into everything and everyone. Takes some getting used to!

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

The head is incredibly well constructed and beautiful. I purchased this as a pre-owned personal suit and it is still wonderfully crafted. The symmetry is perfect. The shaving is some of the smoothest I’ve ever seen in person. I adore the blend of different furs for the shorter and longer furs! I can’t see any visible seams anywhere on the face.

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.

Body was tailored well and made wonderfully. Seams appeared to be machine sewn and double stitch sewn with straight stitch and zig-zag stitching. Super secure seams! I haven’t had any on the bodysuit itself pop yet.
Airflow is good and the body doesn’t get hot. It’s the coolest part of the suit.
Zipper is located on the back of the suit which does make getting in and out of the suit by myself a bit of a challenge unless I attach a lanyard to the zipper so I can pull it. Zipper itself is sewn on very well and easily hidden with fur.

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

The body looks great! The furs used are luxury shag and they hold up and look well even after long suiting sessions. Body is easy to brush and maintain.
Back zipper is well hidden.

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 hand paws were easy to put on and wear. They were unlined, which was preferable because this made them easier to wear, put on, and take off. Movement was easy and dexterity was not an issue as they were unpadded / nonpoofy handpaws.

The feetpaws are well built and sturdy! Due to the oversized nature of them, they are heavy but I ADORE this feature because it gives them a nice stomp when I walk. Also due to the size, I have to wear shoes inside of them so they fit me securely but because of this they’re extremely comfortable to wear and they stay on without any worry of slipping off. They’re easy to put on and take off!
Bottoms are covered with a sturdy soling that has no show of wear and is super durable.
Feetpaws are lined with fleece around the ankles and another material on the inner bottoms and hoof area.

Handpaws were easily washed in the washing machine. Feetpaws are washed by hand.

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

Symmetry is perfect. Shaving and detailing is well done and professional. Feetpaws are unique in design and look! They’re real show stoppers and always get comments of praise!

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.

Easiest tail I’ve ever used! It’s directly attached to the body suit so I don’t have to worry about dealing with belts and attaching it.

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

The tail is well constructed and light. Basic tail stuffed with polyfill. Moves when I do and has a great wag look.
Only issue I had was the tail was attached with a whip stitch and did pop off when I bent over to pick something up. But as this was previously a personal suit, I understand it may have been looked over. Fixing it was as easy as sewing it right back on.

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?

Symmetry is absolutely perfect. Everything matches up and lines up.
Sewn areas are professionally machine tailored and sturdy.
Legs fit well over the feetpaws and create a seamless look.

Overall Project Quality

This suit is wonderful and well constructed. I see it lasting me many, many years. Kraken does beautiful work that is comparable to some of the fandom’s finest fursuit makers. I’m honored to own this suit.

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

Initial Contact

Purchased thru Dealer’s Den website. Contact was easy and quick. Listing had all the information I needed.

Maker Response Time

Responded quickly and within 24 hrs when i had a question

Maker Professionalism

Very professional

Project Completion Time

Item was shipped quickly after payment

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
This review has been marked with a positive rating.
This means the reviewer would recommend Kraken Kritters.


Final Comments

This suit is a beautiful, one of a kind piece of art and I am honored to be the owner of it and to be able to wear it for years to come. Kraken makes wonderful works and I hope to see more from them in the future. Their work is professionally constructed and created with passion. I highly recommend their work to others if they offer their service in the future.
Kraken’s work stands out from the crowd.


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