[YES] Kenway 2.0 Hyena Head by Red Crocodile Creations

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Instagram: chompgod

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

I have owned 3 fursuits including the 1.0 prior to this head. I have suited at cons and been to many outings.

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues with the head. There is a blind spot for obvious reasons, but that’s not really too bad of a problem when the vision is actually pretty great considering.

Wear Time

36 Hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species

Hyena
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$900 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

December 10, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Kenway’s 2.0 Head by Red Crocodile Creations in a toony style as a commission.

Review Video


Character Concept Art


Photos of Completed Product


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Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

This head is, by far, one of the most comfortable I have ever worn. It fits as it’s supposed to. When I breathe, it goes out of the fursuit’s mouth. There is a balaclava partly glued in, and it fits very well. The head isn’t tight, but doesn’t slide around. It’s very lightweight. I usually get headaches easily with heavier heads, but with this head, I have yet to get one. No matter how much I move around, that head isn’t gonna come off. Ventilation is great and I don’t get hot quickly.

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

I am beyond satisfied with the appearance of this costume. It’s symmetrical and overall exactly what I wanted. The teeth look nice and match the character. The tongue is nice and soft and really cute while also making him look like the sassy, angry character he is meant to be portrayed as. The ears aren’t very hyena-like and could be a little more round, but I actually love the shape of them despite that. I think they look amazing. I love where the maker left little tufts of fur instead of shaving it. I think it makes him look angrier and more wild. The back of the head is beautiful as well and very shapely. I didn’t like the nose at first, but it has grown on me. I have come to love the shape. The white material on it is very soft, although I do worry about how it will hold up over time. I like how the eyes look, and the shiny plastic used makes them look very much alive. I think the simplistic eyes are nice and fitting of the style. However, I wish they would have been painted with a few grey hues to add more depth. I am not dissatisfied with the eyes, again I love the head overall very much. All of the materials used are high quality.

The black fur that’s been shaved isn’t super soft, but it’s not hard or rough or unpleasant in texture, either. The white is about the same where it’s been shaved. The ears are glued in the area they’re attached to the head, so it kind of worries me as to how they’ll hold up over time as well, but I don’t think they’ll be coming apart anytime soon. The black eye lining is flawless and beautiful. I have found no hot glue strings or blobs anywhere. The tongue is also glued in, but it’s secured by a piece of the felt(? not minky) overtop and glued down.

Overall, I love the head’s appearance and am beyond satisfied with it.

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 am very satisfied with how my maker interpreted the concept art. It was really just a reference. She brought the character to life really well.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Everything matches up perfectly. Looking at this head, I can definitely tell it was made by Red Crocodile Creations. The shapes match my character well in my opinion. Everything is symmetrical, even the foam shapes, so I think it matches up really well and I think everything about the head fits. No skin is visible and no one can see my eyes.

Overall Project Quality

Overall, I am stunned and absolutely satisfied with the overall quality of the suit. It’s comfortable to wear, everything is symmetrical, and nothing about the suit bothers me.

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

Initial Contact

The maker was fairly easy to contact despite my being in the USA. They responded immediately. I inquired on Instagram.

Maker Response Time

I am very satisfied with response time from the maker. We stayed on one platform and she got back to me immediately every time, despite being almost a day ahead in the UK.

Maker Professionalism

I am very satisfied with the professionalism of the maker. She is very kind. She was friendly, but we were both under the mutual understanding that we are doing a business transaction and that was clear. They told me when they were working on my head, worked on it, and got it out on the day they said they’d ship it out. Originally, she couldn’t get it out on the estimated day due to exams, but I completely understand and she followed through promptly the next day as she said.

Project Completion Time

I am fairly satisfied with my costume’s completion time. It was fairly quick, but not rushed. She is a very fast worker, and a quality one.

Rating

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Final Comments

Overall, the maker was fairly pleasant to work with. I am very happy with what she made for me. We did a trade, and it was one of the most stress free commission experiences I have ever gone through. Actually, I’d say it was the best commission experience I’ve ever had with a maker. She went out of her way to make sure I was absolutely comfortable. She even made the head before I shipped out my end because I was not allowed to (due to prior experiences). She gave me a day she was gonna ship out my head and shipped it (missed the first date but again, followed up the next day as promised). Communication was always very clear. I got many WIPs and I was very happy with that because of how picky I am with shape. She took videos of her wearing the head and sent them to me.

I highly recommend anyone who is anxious of commissioning or has had bad experiences with it to commission Red Crocodile Creations. You can tell the maker is passionate about the work. They only put out things they’re proud of and she makes the overall commissioning experience fairly stress free to the customer.



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