[YES] Mouflon Shen Head by Smol Works


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Instagram: missing.jay

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

First fursuit head

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no major issues.

Wear Time

15+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Lion Ram hybrid
Filed under Euungulata, Felidae, with horns, antlers, or spikes

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$580 USD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

NO – the ETA was passed


Date of Review

April 18, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Mouflon Shen Head in a toony style as a commission.

Character Concept Art


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 has an amazing feel to put on I think a combo of balaclava and elastic makes the head feel like it pops into place when completely slipped on and doesn’t ever shift or fell loose in active wear. The mouth is placed directly in line with my noes and mouth allowing me to always breath cool air. While the head gets warm I have never broken a sweat while wearing. Vision was a slight issue when I first got the head, the mesh was over painted in areas causing dark areas that resulted in eye strain after minutes of wear. However picking off the heavy layered areas (mainly where pure white was painted) opened up the mesh and allowed for really great vision.

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

This head does amazingly in every category. The anatomy is appropriate for the species and well proportioned. Fur is shaved evenly in all areas and longer fur is well utilized to accent features. Fur and materials have a quality feel and are soft to the touch. Markings are 100% accurate to character reference, small areas of color change were transferred with no simplification. Expressions are aided by poseable magnetic eyelids and can be moved in to several expressions. Sewn teeth are placed realistically and the mouth overall shows fine detail in small additions such as teeth having a realistic gumline and a small fabric bottom lip. Horns and ears are strongly attached.

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

The head includes needle felted detailing on areas of the horns and muzzle. A unique feature I’m unused to seeing in suits it does well to add a change in texture and add dimension to the areas it’s applied.

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 was your concept art realized?

My head is an exact match to my drawn reference. Fur and fabric colors were carefully chosen to match existing fursuit parts and the character.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

The head is fit together very well. Seams are very well placed and hidden. Markings have smooth steady edges.

Overall Project Quality

Overall I’m extremely happy all issues I’ve had with the suit are minor.

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

Initial Contact

The maker was contacted though instagram where messages were responded to promptly and professionally. Maker frequently shared updates and allowed for critique and alterations throughout the fabrication process.

Maker Response Time

All responses were within a reasonable time frame no more than 2 days at most.

Maker Professionalism

Interactions were moderately business like. Conversation was always focused on the project with an overall pleasant atmosphere.

Project Completion Time

I requested my project be done in an extremely short time frame. Maker showed consistent progress throughout. Completion date was surpassed by one month.

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 Smol Works.


Final Comments

Overall Smol Works is a great person to work with. They are as invested in seeing the character realized as you are and it shows.


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