[YES] Shaida Striped Hyena Head by Kyanite Creations & Colorful Creatures

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

About the Reviewer


Twitter: felistellar

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I make suits and have owned several before Shaida.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, but there were very few and very easy fixes

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker


Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA


Striped hyena
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

Filed under .

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

Date of Review

June 28, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Shaida (head) in a toony style as a trade.

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 very comfortable. It was made on a Colorful Creatures LLC hyena v 1 base, so it is made out of hard resin. The maker added padding inside the head and sanded down some rough edges so it would be very comfortable. It is a little loose on me, but that is no big deal. The head is very roomy and the vision and ventilation is great. The head is not lined, since the entire thing is hollow it would be hard to do so. I just wear a face shield or balaclava.

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

She looks phenomenal. It is exactly what I envisioned, if not better. I was very excited with each progress shot. My favorite part is the mane, the maker did a great job and it looks awesome! The design and symmetry are right on. She took very careful consideration to my reference sheets. The shaving is very close and mostly even, there are a few small places where it’s shorter than the rest, but it takes a careful eye to notice that so it doesn’t bother me. The fur feels very soft and I cant feel the glue beneath. I can brush her easily.

Shaida looks just like her ref and is a total dream suit. I am very happy with how she turned out.

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?

Everything looks great! Not much to say here.

Overall Project Quality

Very happy!!

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. She can be reached on multiple sites and is always happy to talk in general.

Maker Response Time

She responds in a timely manner, and if for some reason she doesn’t, her reasons are very understandable.

Maker Professionalism

She’s very professional, I highly recommend! She is a wonderful friend of mine.

Project Completion Time

I was in a con crunch and had this project proposal as a favor, and she got it finished very quickly, even before the con!


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This means the reviewer would recommend Colorful Creatures & Kyanite Creations.

Final Comments

Please commission Kyanite Creations, or buy her products! Such a wonderful person to work with, and has high quality suits!

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