[YES] Shimmer Fullsuit by Delicious Disguises


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: Amarisil

Relationship With Maker

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

Prior Experience

Yes. This was my second fursuit but I have owned 3 and have another on the way.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes! I was a bit unsatisfied with how dark the eyes were. Kaluna was very open to talking about it and honest about why they were like that end ended up offering me a free refurb of my head at no cost to me! (I just helped with shipping fees).

Wear Time

50+ hrs at least. It’s been 3 years.
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Tusky (Tiger/Husky)
Filed under Canidae, Felidae, Other / Undefined

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$1,500 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

July 9, 2019

Buy/Commission Date
Feb 2015
Completion/Ship Date
May 2016
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Shimmer Plantigrade Fullsuit in a toony style as a commission.

Character Concept Art


Photos of Completed Product

Third photo showcases refurbished head by same maker.

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 to wear. I’ve owned two other suits aside from this once and this one has the best vision of the 3. The inside is lined with a balaclava which fits nicely and feels good. There is even an adjustable strap to help the jaw and head fit comfortably on your head! 😀 It’s the only adjustable head I’ve owned and it has made ALL the difference in fit! Breathability is great and because the eyes are so large it really helps temps a ton. This is also the lightest head I’ve ever worn which is fantastic as well!

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

When I first got the suit I noticed that in pictures the eyes were a little dark which made me a little sad. Shaving was pretty uneven in places as well. However, Kaluna has since refurbed my head for me (at no charge) and that not only brightened the eyes but cleaned up the shaving as well!~ I love how expressive I can be with her and that there are interchangeable parts. I was given 3 different tongues (all different lengths), the sprinkle hair clips, the earrings, and the hair. All of these things I can detach to change the appearance and to help fit my mood. The markings line up where they’re supposed to be and matches perfectly to what she and I discussed.

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

As mentioned previously, the fact that the head itself is adjustable is super nice. There’s a zipper on the back of the head to help reach the adjustable strap when you want to change the size and it makes a world of difference to be able to tighten my head so it stays in place better if I know I’m going to be suiting a bit more actively (like dancing) and I want my head to stay in place better. Or I can wear it loose when I’m just chilling. The eyes are also removable, and it’s easy to remove them safely, which makes washing a breeze! I have never felt so confident about my head being clean like I have with Shimmer. I know that is anything happens or I get too sweaty one day I can just take the eyes out and dunk the whole head to get it clean.

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 fits great! it feels really accommodating to a large variety of movements without risk of popping seems. The ankles are a little tight and the belly is a bit loose but neither of these things have made me feel uncomfortable or that I like my suit less. The backing is just as scratchy as you’d expect but I never really feel it because I wear full sleeved under armor. Airflow is pretty standard, nothing special here for that.

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

The markings are accurate and the furs are soft so I love it! The first time I washed it my washer broke and ran a hot cycle even though I selected cold so now my suit permanently looks wrinkly but that’s not the maker’s fault. It was very smooth and shiny when I got it and despite the early damage has held up extremely well! I still machine wash it too and I have only had to repair one seam along the crotch (every suit I’ve owned has gotten a hole in the crotch at one point in time).

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

IT HAS A POCKET! 😀 Gotta love those fursuit pockets baby!!! Not even that has popped its seams and I’m constantly digging things in and out of it with sticky sweaty hands.

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 feet are built on ‘Happy Feet’ slippers. At first I was concerned how they’d hold up with wear but they still haven’t popped any seams and look like new! Having white indoor feet paws has been a huge challenge but the fur has held up great and doesn’t have any huge bald spots. They still feel super comfortable and fit like new even years later! They’re not as wide as other feet are as well which makes them a bit easier to walk in. The hands are light and comfortable. I got two pair: four-fingered and mitten style. I wear the four fingered the most for mobility reasons but the mittens are super cute!! They can be a bit uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time due to the shape of the padding on the inside but I still love them.

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

Both hands and feet have sparkle vinyl for pads and they look so cute!! I’m very satisfied with how they look and I think they are perfectly proportionate and compliment the rest of my suit’s style.

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.

My tail is pretty big which adds a bit of weight and it wags funny because of the curl at the end but it feels normal to wear and I’ve come to enjoy having that weight behind me (or to quick and whap at someone). Tail has held up perfectly over the years. I’m always paranoid the straps will come loose or unravel but that hasn’t happened so I’m confident it won’t for a long time.

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

I. LOVE. MY. TAIL. It’s the perfect size for hugging and it matches what I hoped my tail would be perfectly! She even made the little band that my character wears around her tail so it’s so nice to have that accessory too! The longer furs look really nice here as well and adds a nice silky fluff to the tail.~

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?

Overall I’m extremely satisfied! I’ve been recommending Delicious Disguises ever since and they’ve only gotten better! Shimmer was their first fullsuit commission and considering everything I’m just blown out of the water by the quality and durability of the product I received. I really feel like myself in suit now and that kind of comfort can really only be obtained when you have a good amount of confidence and good feelings about your suit. The suit matches what I wanted it too and they worked really hard to make sure I was satisfied during the building stages to make sure I liked where each stripe and shape and color matched up. Their style is consistent through the whole suit as well which is a HUGE bonus.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

The suit is a little bit different than the original concept art because we decided to use sparkle fur for the head and neck. Kaluna worked with me very closely during this stage to make sure I was happy with any changes and the placement of the fur. In general the suit’s colors are darker than I originally hoped for as well but that is also something we discussed in length! So while the concept art might not be exactly perfect to what I received, what I received is exactly what we talked about and I ended up ordering.

Overall Project Quality

This whole experience was WELL worth what I paid for and I WILL be getting another suit from them in the future and I’m SO glad they are able to charge more for their suits now.

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

Initial Contact

It was very easy to get a quote from them!

Maker Response Time

They were just starting out when I worked with them so while I was still in queue I wouldn’t hear from them for a while and there were a couple big life changes that happened during that time too which cut communication, but when it mattered I could reach Kaluna and she would listen to my concerns and work with me.

Maker Professionalism

Very satisfied! If anything she’s only gotten better at this too!

Project Completion Time

This was the fastest completion I’ve experienced on a suit so I’m very satisfied. It was just over a year of waiting which I believe is very average for suits these days and a very reasonable time to have to wait. The items were shipped very quickly upon completion and I did not have to wait long for them to arrive.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend Delicious Disguises.


Final Comments

I can’t recommend DeliciousDisguises enough! I still love seeing their new work, talking with my fellow delicious family, and am so proud I got to have this experience! Delicious is great to work with and I love their style. One of my friends did end up getting a suit from them as per my recommendation and from what I know they like their suit too! So I think that says a lot about the fact that they’ve maintained their ability to provide great quality and satisfaction. With proper care their suits will last you YEARS and you can have peace of mind to know that they’ll do what they can to make you feel happy about the product you’re receiving. PLEASE LOVE THEM MORE CAUSE I CAN’T LOVE THEM ENOUGH MYSELF. Seriously. Out of the 4 makers I’ve worked with, Delicious is HANDS DOWN NO CONTEST the first I will recommend with NO RESERVATIONS what so ever.


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