[YES] Tarn the Lion Head by Ugolek Fursuit Studio

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Furaffinity: chimeracon

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, this is my first fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues

No, there were issues but I resolved them myself.

Wear Time

72 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: Russia

Species

Lion
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

670$ USD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

October 6, 2019

Buy/Commission Date
October 2018
Completion/Ship Date
September 2019
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Tarn the Lion Head in a toony style as a commission.

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.

Very good vision! Very good airflow. The wear is a little loose, when I try to open my mouth to move my jaw the mask slides down. It’s nothing unfixable, I am planning to wear padding under my chin for future wearing or suit with a prop in my mouth. As long as I don’t try to open the jaw the fit is just fine.

There’s a blind spot in the middle of the eyes but it’s not that big and I can see very well just by turning my head to the side a little.

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

Very satisfied! I absolutely adore how he turned out. Exactly what I wanted! The shaving is very smooth, the fleece used to make his scars blends seamlessly. His mane fur is very nice and long. He has follow me eyes and allows me to get a few cute expressions.

They did take one small liberty with the concept art in making his sclera yellow but I honestly adore it, I think it looks much better than the pale red sclera for a suit! Makes his eyes pop out against my dark colors.

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?

I’m so in love with how closely my suit matched the concept art. He’s absolutely everything I was hoping for.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

I’m very happy with this suit! The wear is a little off but it’s nothing not fixable with a little bit of padding. A small complaint I have is I expected the mane to be a little bit more prominent but it’s not a deal breaker.

Overall Project Quality

I’m very happy with him! He’s perfect!

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

Initial Contact

I found this maker via a positive review on FursuitReview actually! I initially messaged them for a quote on FurAffinity and paid the down
payment a few weeks later.

Maker Response Time

Response time was a little bit slow on FA notes, but after moving to communication via Instagram response was almost instant.

Maker Professionalism

Very professional and pleasant to work with! Gave me a reasonable amount of updates on my suit. They have kind of broken English, them being Russian and all, but even then they’re very easy to understand and work with.

To the point of shipping out and finishing the suit in time for s con I mentioned wanting to attend! Even went so far as to ship it express at no extra charge to me to make sure it got here on time.

Project Completion Time

The completion time is my only disappointment. I commissioned them back in October of 2018 and the wait time left a lot to be desired, I was their only 2018 commission left at the time of completion. They had taken commission slots in January 2019 that were all finished before my suit was.

I don’t quite understand what happened to cause such a long wait, my character design is rather simple. And they showed me process photos of a completed head before in…Around July, I believe? And then never got it. They did for the wait remake the head on an updated lion base for no extra cost, and throw in a free set of hand paws for the trouble. And as I said before shipped it express to make sure it got here. My character wears a mask which they told me they planned to 3d print, which still hasn’t been completed. They shipped my head without his mask with promise of a later completion date on his mask. They said their 3d printer was having issues with it though, so I’m not sure if that’s to blame on them.

I’m not sure if I would mark the wait time against them though since they made up for it and I seem to be the only person to have a wait time issue with them.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend Ugolek Fursuit Studio.


Final Comments

Very lovely person to work with! Good prices for very high quality heads!


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