[YES] Acil the Puma Head by Freakhound Studios


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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Instagram: missing.jay
Twitter: MissingJay

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes I have several fursuit heads

Informed Maker of Issues

No issues I had were small and I fixed them myself.

Wear Time

25+
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: New Zealand

Species

Puma
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1300 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

December 26, 2019

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

Item Being Reviewed

Acil the Puma 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.

Out of the box it was a tight fit with squeezing pressure on cheekbones. I have a rather average 23 inch head but maker had commented head was very loose when they wore it so I can understand not catching fit issues when a mannequin cant comment that it may be too tight. I solved issue myself by removing foam from the inside of the head till the fit was perfect.
Lining is a type of cotton poly blend that works great, no issue with extra heat retention.
Vision is very good, center blind spot matches reletivly close with natural vision overlap so there isnt heavy tunnel vision. Eye mesh is large hole plastic that works very well and has no issue with paint clogging holes or eye strain.
Ventilation is stellar, muzzle lines up great with nose and mouth and allows for you to breath fresh air.

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

Appearance is fantastic. Anatomy clearly reads as a big cat and head looks great from every angle. Head stlye and expression matches the personality of my character.
Shave is clean and even over the whole head, backing is visible around nose but airbrushed to blend into fur color. Airbrushing is strategically applied to blend small areas of the head like around the eyes. Airbrushing on muzzle marking is great and does not affect fur texture.

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?

My character was really honored in the fabrication process. Several wip pictures had my character reference lurking in the background which was nice to see.
Only difference between my reference and finished product is nose and tongue color which I think turned out great anyways.
A key part that really helped with my character being realized properly was all the communication the marker initiated, asking what feature I’d prefer and if everything looked good to me.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Everything came together really well, construction is solid. Furs were ordered from my preferred sites and fur directions were changed so bodysuit and head matched up well

Overall Project Quality

I’m extremely happy with the product I received.

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

Initial Contact

Contacted through Twitter, project plans and process was well explained and established from the start.

Maker Response Time

Due to time zones response is pretty much always next day.

Maker Professionalism

Marker was very easy to get along with. They worked very diligently on my character but was alway sure to send lots of pictures to make sure to hear my input. When head was fully furred and completed I realized the head was a bit too wide for my tastes and when I brought it up they worked on editing the base right away and made the head into something I completely adore.

Project Completion Time

Completion time was by far the fastest and most accurate I’ve ever experienced. My head was started exactly on the estimated start date and I was given updates with pictures every day until it was completed.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend FreakHound Studios.


Final Comments

I’ve been a fan of Yellow Freak for years, they have a vision when they craft and innovate new solutions to make the best result possible. It was a joy to see that in action when they crafted a unique foam base to make my character’s horns exactly how I always imagined them. It’s really that unique creative view that makes them stand out from the rest and why I am happy to be a Yellow Freak suiter.


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