[YES] Mangle Biter Partial by Creature Creations and Costumes


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Instagram: mangle_biter

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

no, the head was a little tight but it was only due to it being new, she fits perfectly after some wear time, and the crooked claws don’t bother me too much.

Wear Time

30
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Australia

Species

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1300 AUD paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

June 5, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Mangle Biter partial in a toony style as a commission.

Review Video

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 was well lined with a custom print of my choice, which was nice.

The lining, along with wearing a balaclava, made wearing her a breeze.

She had amazing ventilation due to her 2D eyes and 3rd eye as a vent.
Vision was great, since her snout was short and made mobility easy, even with stairs.

The mouth was wide enough to fit a water bottle in easily.

i initially had an issue with the fit, but after wearing her for the duration of the convention i picked her up at, she fit well. Snug, but not uncomfortably so.

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

The symmetry of the head was fantastic, there was only a slight curve to the mouth, but it’s barely noticeable in photos.

Since this head was made from minky and faux fur, there was no shaving required on the head, which gave her a nice neat finish.

All materials used feel fantastic, she’s extremely soft to the touch and easy to brush.

The overall expression is cute! It’s just what i had wanted for her, although it doesn’t fully match the concept art, the maker really nailed the expression and what type of personality the character is supposed to have.

Initially, there was frequent communication for progress, and we exchanged touched up photos of the head in order for the final outcome to look exactly as planned.

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

The suit head was fitted with magnets in the upper brows to have eyelids, they are a sturdy add-on to the head and look fantastic.

They do obscure my vision quite a lot, but that is due to the expression i had wanted from them, i was informed that this would be the case from the maker and was not a fault on their part.

They’re quite durable and i would be confident storing them away in a small bag to use in photos without worry of potential damage.

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 fit extremely well!

I commissioned extra large ones with stuffed beans, they are very comfortable to wear and stay on very well.

The resin claws embedded within then were crooked when i picked her up, but they still look fantastic.

the interior has been lined with the same material as the head, making them easy to air out and stay hygienic.

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

The overall appearance is pretty much what i wanted, the beans were a little larger than expected, but cute none the less.

The spots on the paw pads turned out great and the overall look in comparison to her ref was great!

the paw pads were nice and symmetrical and both paws were an easy match.

The shaving is great, there were only a few spots i had to trim a stray long piece or two, nothing noticeable however.

the Resin claws were a little crooked on the paws, but it’s only noticeable when i clench my hands, causing the middle and ring finger’s claws to bump together. It’s something i can fix myself with some minor re-adjusting.

A pair of arm-sleeves were also commissioned.

These weren’t lined like the hand paws and head were, but they were still comfortable to wear.

The fur is of the same quality as the hand paws and head, making them nice and soft.

The spots on the fursuit were hand stitched in well and very durable. The arm sleeves had thick elastic stitched in with the same quality, i’m confident that with proper care, these will last many years.

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 i commissioned has a total of 3 stitched in belt loops in the base of the tail, since it’s quite large and stuffed.

The spots on it are mirrored and hand stitched in neatly, i am very happy with the overall look of it.

The tail was worn during night raves and stayed in place.

I have found however, that the belt loops, being the same material as the backing, is less durable, and has shown signs of wear already.

I’ll be re-enforcing the loops with tougher material to extend their life.

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 looks fantastic and matches the rest of the suit perfectly!

the shaving is nice and gives it a velvety quality which matches the ref great.

Since my character has so many shades of pink used, i was content with finding an alternate fursuit-friendly palette for them.

I was happy that my maker suggested alternatives to some of my choices, since they’ve worked with some furs firsthand and knew that some colours would work better.

Due to this decision, my fursuit matched my ref sheet much closer!

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 that i commissioned came in 2 parts.

A back plate to wear as a backpack, with elastic loops and the wings themselves, which were mounted onto a plaque that snapped to the back plate with magnets.

The wings fit great, they didn’t sag downwards despite the weight of them.

The magnets have a strong hold on them that keeps them in place rather easily, only coming loose with some vigorous shaking, so general wear-walking and interacting was perfect, but dancing can be a little tricky.

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 look fantastic, there was only a small amount of deviation from the ref sheet.

they were well stitched and any glue spots were covered by the fur on the back plate.

Along with the fursuit parts, i love how these turned out!

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

The magnets that snap the wings to the back plate work great, my only concern was that the magnets used seemed to shift after a while, and may need to be glued down after a few months.

However, there are very few instances where i need to take them apart from the backpack piece.

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?

The concept art used was created by me, and it was kept to amazingly close.

The only things that had to be changed were her horns and teeth becoming plush to meet the ETA, but i was more than happy to do that.

There was solid communication when it came to questions about the suit and the character, which really helped us stay on the same page.

There was a different in overall style, due to my art style and their maker style being different, but her overall look was what i’d imagine she’d be like in suit form.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

The suit fits amazingly, my maker really nailed the measurements, nothing was too small or short.

the tail fits nicely and doesn’t sag or get in the way of walking, and her wings sit up nice and high.

the seams are neat and match up extremely well, their skills as a seamstress show.

As for the maker’s style being an influence in this suit, i really loved their big cheeks and paws, they’re what initially made my want to commission them, and after seeing a suit made for one of my friends, i was sold.

My suit was an experiment for them, as this was the first time they had used minky, needless to say, i am thrilled with the overall outcome of her look.

Overall Project Quality

With everything considered, i am extremely satisfied with my partial.

The minor issues that it has, in no way outweigh the positives, this suit has been made with fantastic materials and has been professionally stitched, i have no doubt that with proper care, my partial will last a few years before i even begin to consider any kind of refurb.

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

Initial Contact

I contacted them through their Instagram on January 27th, asking if they offered quotes.

Maker Response Time

They responded within 2 hours and were happy to continue contact through private messaging on Instagram

Maker Professionalism

Their overall professionalism was fantastic.

When we weren’t having a casual conversation, the information about the fursuit commission was always clear and to the point, making conveying what we wanted nice and easy.

Project Completion Time

From the time i commissioned to when i picked my suit up, the ETA was the same.

They were also tabling at the convention where i picked them up and i am very impressed with their dedication to the craft.

Rating

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Final Comments

I would definitely recommend this maker to first-time suiters, as they’re easy to approach, easy to communicate with and deliver fantastic quality suits!

I would keep in mind of their work at cons and how that may affect ETAs, but from my experience, they really put in the extra effort to get their projects done in time.



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