[YES] Camber the Wolf Partial by ThunderHowl Studios


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

xenonotter

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Nope! I currently have a full suit in the making for my primary fursona from another maker, but this is my first experience ever wearing a suit.

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues

Wear Time

35
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Wolf
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2300 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

September 12, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Camber the Wolf Partial in a toony style bought as a pre-made.
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.

Incredibly comfortable. The head is built on a balaclava and fits smoothly and snugly over my head. Thunderhowl also verified my head measurement before shipping out the suit. I wear another UnderArmour balaclava underneath, so I can’t necessarily evaluate whether it absorbs sweat appropriately, but it does make cleaning easier as I just spray the inside down with isopropyl alcohol mix when I take it off for the day.

Ventilation is superb. There is room for glasses in front of my eyes if I ever need them, and there is a good amount of room between my nose/mouth for breathing,

Vision is better than I was expecting! Having never worn a suit before, I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to see. Yes there is a peripheral blind spot as with most suits, but I can see perfectly in front of me with no issues.

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

Looking great! The symmetry is perfect and the eyes are aligned properly as well. The shaving is even throughout with no signs of the backing, and the transition between short muzzle fur and longer cheek fur is realistic. The fur feels incredibly high quality, and I am very satisfied with the friendly/sassy look of this wolf! The concept art that was shown to me is true to how the suit ended up looking (though I didn’t see the concept art until after I bought, as this was a premade). The suit only has a bottom teethset, which work well with the design, but I may add two top canine fangs in the future. However, that isn’t a comment on the appearance, rather a personal preference.

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

3D Eyes- They look awesome, and add a touch more realism to the suit. The quality of the indents for the eyes is spot on with no issues, and my friends really like that it looks like I am “looking” at them when I am talking in-suit.

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.

Only hands, no foot paws-

The hands fit very well. They are four-fingered, so even with two fingers in one of the sections it feels comfortable. They allow for fairly good movement, but with the large pads it can be cumbersome to pick things up. The length of the fur on the wrists is long enough that skin never shows, and they fit tightly enough that they won’t fall off. The interior is a bit rough textured as there doesn’t seem to be a liner, but nothing I can’t handle as I wear sweat absorbing gloves underneath. Quality definitely seems top notch, but I feel like this is an area where only time will tell!

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

SO cute. The blue felt-feeling squishy pads contrast beautifully with the white and grey fur features on the rest of the paw. I like the cloth claws as well, as it is a lot easier to break resin claws by accident.

The symmetry and shaving are perfect, and the fur colors and feel are perfect. I am very happy with how they feel and look.

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 loops on through two elastic belt loops that are sewn/glued in, from what I can tell. They feel incredibly durable. The quality of the tail is great, and it is comfortable to wear due to its lightness. Very bouncy 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.

The tail is a basic two tone design- but that is not a complaint! Simple is good in this case, as it matches the rest of Camber’s color scheme. As with the other parts, all aspects of the tail are excellent.

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 matches up and fits correctly. Because it is a partial, this section doesn’t apply as much to me. I should note that this suit’s head is built on a DreamVisions Creations base, so it doesn’t necessarily match the rest of ThunderHowl’s designs. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely love this wolf! He is absolutely gorgeous.

Overall Project Quality

Definitely exceeded my expectations and then some. Camber is an amazing premade suit and a great introduction to fursuiting for me. The suit exceeds my expectations and is definitely worth the price considering the love that ThunderHowl put into the suit. Camber is absolutely adorable, and I enjoy bringing him to life every time I wear him. I feel like the suit will last a long time, and even if some sort of wear and tear does happen, I am confident that Skye and Aiko will be there to assist me if needed.

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

Initial Contact

Contact was made via The Dealer’s Den, so it was seamless. I found out about the auction via a Twitter reblog, and was instantly intrigued due to the fact that Camber’s color scheme was similar to my main sona

Maker Response Time

Super fast. Got back to me within an hour or two after winning the auction, then shipped out the suit two days later. All contact was done over Twitter, pretty much, with only one confirmation email sent out,. The ThunderHowl team is prompt!

Maker Professionalism

VERY professional. Absolutely the best part of the process was how attentive Skye was to my messages, questions, and comments, The process was simultaneously informal and business-like, with Skye really making me feel comfortable throughout the post-purchase process all while staying incredibly professional.

Project Completion Time

It was.a premade, so the entire process happened throughout the course of a week! From purchase to receiving the package took exactly 6 days, only 4 of which were business days! The package arrived on time, tracking and insurance were provided via USPS.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend ThunderHowl Studios.


Final Comments

Overall, ThunderHowl (Skye and Aiko) are an amazing maker with a serious passion for what they do. A ton of love was put into this suit, and it shows in the quality, fit, and finish of Camber. I am looking forward to eventually upgrading him to a full suit when I have the chance, and even commissioning my fiancé’s suit from them at the earliest opportunity! ThunderHowl also is friendly, highly communicative, and professional in the way they work with customers. I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to get a fursuit in the future!


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