[YES] iKitsune Head by Kaiju Koda


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Raks’in Sergal

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

There were no issues

Wear Time

60+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Fox/sergal hybrid
Filed under Other / Undefined

Made in Year

Transaction Information

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

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

May 14, 2019

Buy/Commission Date
May 2016
Completion/Ship Date
June 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

IKitsune Head in a toony style as a commission.
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 fits exactly as expected on my giant head. (They had me remeasure 3 times to make sure I was right about my head size!) The maker left room for my glasses under the head, and the eye and mouth holes line up perfectly with the holes on my actual face, letting me breathe well, and keeping my glasses defogged. The inside is felt-lined over the sculpted foam, wicks sweat well, and is easy to clean. The head does have a blind spot directly in front of the face, but being a toony sergal with a giant snoot it’s exactly as I expected.

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 features follow-me eyes that work well from many angles. The build is nearly perfectly symmetrical, with some slight cant to one of the ears. The fur is well-executed with an even shave and clean transitions between the two colors. There is no choppiness or unevenness to the shaving, and all transitions between shaved and unshaved are even. The facial markings are felt adhered to the fur. The fur has withstood repeated brushings as well as spot cleaning with a carpet cleaner to remove a tomato sauce incident.

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 head, handpaws, arm sleeves, and tail all work well together. All the components are constructed of fur with the same dye lot and all fur grain is matched to flow the same direction.

Overall Project Quality

This project greatly exceeded my expectations. The head, paws, arm sleeves, and tail have stood up to repeated shipments by both road and aircraft, and I’m approaching 12 cons over 3 years with no real signs of deterioration due to poor workmanship.

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

Initial Contact

Met the maker on a local Telegram group chat, quoting process was very easy and they provided illustrations of all the measurements they needed.

Maker Response Time

The maker had excellent response time, at one point messaging me on Telegram from a craft store to make sure they had the exact color of paint to do the suit eyes.

Maker Professionalism

The maker was very easy to work with. This was their first commission, so there were several “oh also!” moments, but overall a very good experience. They were clear about what I needed in measurements, and confirmed the measurements I provided when they were surprised at the size of my head.

Project Completion Time

The ETA was beaten by a surprising amount. I’m simply amazed at the quality of work I got in the time it took.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend Kaiju Koda.


Final Comments

TeeganBlu / Koda has greatly exceeded my expectations of a new maker by creating a wonderful suit that really brings my character to life. I’d highly recommend their work, and I don’t think I could’ve chosen a better maker for my suit.


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