[YES] Soundbyte Digitigrade Fullsuit Lily Moon Suits


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Relationship With Maker

The maker was NOT a friend when the item was purchased, but they ARE a friend now

Prior Experience

No, this is my first fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, one of the wings wasn’t sewn all the way down the side. Maker told me to reattach it with a blanket stitch, very easy fix.

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Bat
Filed under Glires, with wings

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2000 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

April 17, 2019

Buy/Commission Date
September 2018
Completion/Ship Date
February 2019
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Soundbyte Digitigrade Fullsuit in a toony style as a commission.

Review Video

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 light weight and fits very well with very little movement. I wear glasses and no contacts, so I had given my maker head measurements with the glasses in mind. She was very kind as to include extra space so that I could see, but it didn’t work and next time I will just provide my regular head measurements. Wearing a balaclava helps fill it out more so that I can move my head around in character and it stays in place. The head is lined (I’m not sure what the material is), and again, wearing a balaclava helps with catching sweat as well. The ventilation is excellent, I can breathe very well, and there is plenty of space in the mouth to drink water through a straw. My nose usually presses up against the inside, but not enough that it hurts or it’s severely uncomfortable. The eyes are placed more to the side rather than front facing, I have to turn my head a little and look out one eye or the other in order to see directly in front of me.

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

Everything is even and the forehead and facial markings are completely symmetrical. The ears are perfectly sized for the rest of the head and body, not too big or too small. The shaving is pretty good, the back of the head and the neck are longer to match the rest of the body. There is a spot on the snout where the shaving is a little close, but you can’t really see the backing unless you’re looking for it. The fur is very easy to smooth with your fingers, as well as using a brush for the longer fur. The nose could’ve gone a little lower on the snout, but it’s still very cute as is. The eyes are follow-me eyes, and could be pulled a bit more outward. When my head is pointing down my character looks angry, while this is great for more expressions without the use of magnetic pieces, I have to be extra conscious that I keep my head pointed up when I want to look happy. The mouth has a blue felt tongue with four resign fangs. The head matches the reference sheet perfectly.

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

I had asked my maker to include a notch in the ear, and she was happy to oblige. It was cut large enough that the fur doesn’t cover over it, and my maker even filled the inside of it with pink felt to resemble healed skin without my asking. I love it immensely as it has become a huge staple of his design.

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.

The body was made around my duct tape dummy with extra space in the legs for a digitigrade look. The body fits perfectly, I can move around comfortably without worrying about the risk of ripping anything. The interior is not lined, and you can see where the different markings were sewn together. I wear Under Armor underneath to catch sweat (long sleeves, leggings, and gloves), and there is a zipper on the front to allow for easy putting on and taking off. Like most fursuits it does get very hot, but it is not stuffy and is still somewhat breathable. The front of the blue fur collar has a snap button to make zipping the suit easier as well as hiding it underneath. The legs have large removable stuffed pillows on the thighs and calves, as well as an extra piece of padding on the butt to help fill out the tail.

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

The leg and back markings are even and blend into the fur very well, you’d almost think they were cut from the same fabric. There were some small spots on his back from the reference sheet that needed to be cut, but this is understandable. The body has longer fur all over while the attached hands are shaved, and it’s very easy to brush. The leg padding is even and has a very animal-like appearance.

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 attached to the body and feature three digits with small cut out holes for the fingers. The digits are all the same size, making the thumb a little difficult to move without poking through the hole. There is also a lot of padding inside the hands so they feel a little puffy. I would make the digits a little thinner as well as shorten the thumb digit. The feet are foam built around a slipper in my shoe size and are lined with minky felt. These are the comfiest things I’ve ever worn on my feet, and I imagine this is what Moon Shoes felt like. The feet raise me up a couple of inches, and there are four snap buttons along the top of the ankle. These attach to the bottom of the legs to allow for better security while walking/moving around.

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

The hands blend very well with the rest of the suit and are better suited for grabbing things with both hands rather than using individual fingers. They are shaved, stopping at the wrist, and while they feel very puffy they don’t look puffy. The feet are symmetrical, and have paw pads on the bottom (they are indoor feet). The front and sides of the feet are shaved while the back is kept longer to match the length of the leg fur. The reference sheet originally had a thumb digit and claws on the feet, but I’m happy with the results. I can wave at people and the claws wouldn’t have fit my character’s personality.

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 tail is attached to the body and is very squishy and durable. I can sit and lay on it without worrying about it ripping, and the fur pattern matches the body so it looks very natural. The tail is thick, so it makes it a little difficult to sit down, but this just takes practice.

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 very bouncy and wags very well when I move/walk. The reference sheet had the tail a little shorter, but my maker was happy to make it longer per my request. It’s very soft and squishy, and makes a great addition to my character’s personality.

WingsGives information about any wings the costume may have.


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

The wings are attached to the side of the body and come out to an extension on the hands that is made from a pipe, and are made from minky felt. I’m sometimes worried about their durability; I had to fix one of the wings as it hadn’t been sewn all the way down the side, but it was an easy fix. I’m worried too much tugging or rough housing will rip the seam back off, but this may be my own paranoia of wanting to take care of a suit. The pipe stops before my fingers, so the weight of it can make it difficult to expand the wings without it pulling down and forward. This was my maker’s first ever bat and wings, so we have been spit-balling ideas on how to improve on this idea in the future.

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

The wings are super soft and are made with two different shades of blue in a curved stripe pattern. They look and feel amazing, but in order to fully expand my wings properly I have to grab the pipes and hold them up. The design and shape perfectly match the reference sheet.

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?

The entire suit fits together so well, nothing seems out of place, sizing is appropriate, and the markings are even and don’t stick above the main fur. Everything fits me, and it feels overall very comfortable. For obvious reasons, I can’t raise my arms above my head otherwise it will pull at the wings, but it’s fine since I have amazing full wings. This was my maker’s very first bat full suit, so it was a little difficult at first to know how it would turn out. But the maker put so much love and work into this suit that I would love to go back to her for any future projects.

Overall Project Quality

As a first fursuit and a new maker, everything absolutely exceeded my expectations! The suit is beautiful with some room for improvements, and the maker is so kind and professional. She knows what she’s doing and is continuously growing as a maker. She is always happy to hear constructive criticism and always considers suggestions and inputs. The fur and sewing is excellent quality, it’s my own paranoia of an expensive suit that make me nervous about things ripping, but you really shouldn’t worry. She loves making designs and has such a great eye for sizing, patterns, and color pallets.

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 emailed her a few questions through Etsy when I saw the reference sheet for sale. She had everything stated in the listing about what she needed, how much it would cost, and how her schedule is considering she is in school. She answered any questions I had before purchasing the suit, and she even held it for me while I contacted my bank the next morning to inform them of my large purchase. After purchasing, we continuously kept in contact.

Maker Response Time

Responded that same night and kept contact through Etsy. After the suit was received we’ve kept contact through Amino instead.

Maker Professionalism

She was very professional and friendly from the start. I could tell that she wanted to make this suit very badly, and not only kept me up to date but also considered any suggestions I had. She always answered any questions I had, and always kept me up to speed about when different parts of the suit were being worked on/finished. She supplied lots of pictures during the process, and always got my approval before moving forward.

Project Completion Time

She makes it very clear from the start and in her listing that she is in school, so any commission may take some time. I was lucky enough to catch her on holiday break, so the suit was finished in about two months. I was thrilled at how quickly it got finished, and she kept me up to date the entire time. Once it was finished we set up a meeting place and suited together.

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 Lily Moon Suits.


Final Comments

The quality and pricing of the suits may seem too good to be true, but as someone who owns one of these beautiful suits as well as having made a friend from this maker, I can confidently say that Lily Moon Suits is perfect for anyone who wants to get into the fursuiting world. She is fairly new, but she has so many skills in suit making and wants to improve even more. Again, she makes it very clear from the start that she is in school and puts that first and foremost, so please support her in that aspect as well. She is very good with time management and communication, so you never have to worry that you’ll be left in the dark about your suit or any other piece from her. I absolutely love this maker, and can’t wait to see her grow even more and commission her for more projects.


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