[OK] Jax Von-Dee Fullsuit by Beauty of the Bass


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

PixelPoot

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

Yes

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, however some I decided weren’t worth mentioning as I could fix them myself.

Wear Time

32 Hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Toony
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species

Demon Fox
Filed under Canidae, Other / Undefined

Made in Year

Transaction Information

Do not wish to state, paid in installments
Filed under .

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

January 10, 2020

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

Item Being Reviewed

Jax Von-Dee Demon Fox Digitigrade Fullsuit in a toony style as a commission.
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.

The head is amazingly lightweight and feels really nice to wear. There is a blind spot in the middle, and I usually have to look out of one eye only, but this isn’t uncommon in a lot of fursuits.

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

I was absolutely blown away by how accurate Bass got his features! I am very happy with his head and the expression is mischevious which is spot on. The shaving is good, however, there is a small issue where the fur is a bit thin above an eyebrow and it shows the LED light through it. Nothing can be done about it, and it’s only noticeable in very dark environments. Bass apologised for this and offered to fix it.

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

NFT hair was used which had to be dyed, Bass got it as close as she could to the main fur colour and it blends in very well. The only thing was that the NFT stitching was visible on the back of the head, so this was blended in with an airbrush.

The moving jaw isn’t as sensitive as I hoped. I don’t think I was asked for head measurements, so the jaw tends to prop open than move. It moves on smaller heads, and I can sometimes just about make it work. This isn’t a biggie.

He also has two sets of tongues, a normal one, and his long tongue. These look great, however, I wish the velcro on the back was a bit more sturdy as I am worried about tearing it off. The velcro is just sewn down the middle. I have to be very gentle taking it out.

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 is very comfortable and I seriously cannot fault it. It fits perfectly and I can move my arms freely, and it’s well sewn together. Airflow is good considering the digitigrade padding is all foam, and he feels very soft.

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

This is where I feel a bit bad because, in all honesty, I wasn’t 100% happy with the bodysuit.

Bass asked if I wanted the fur shaving down, which I said yes to, however, I wasn’t expecting it to be shaven down so shortly. I thought she meant she was going to shave it down just a tad to define the longer fur transitions. She asked if I wanted the arms shaving down too, to which I objected, as the paws were already made and had longer fur on them. I kind of wish the longer fur on his arms was blended in better with transitions. The rest of the body, however, is fine.

The digitigrade is all foam, and Bass admitted she forgot to line it when I picked the suit up. Some of the foam felt flimsy and I had to glue a lot of it together as it was very fragile. She did say she would line it for me, but she has since packed up her workshop. Perhaps in the future, but it’s honestly no big deal. I was a bit shocked at the flimsiness I must admit. Since I glued it, it has been fine and the shape is excellent.

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

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.

Paws were made by WhatsUpHotDog.

Feet look great, are comfortable to wear. They are designed like boots and are a little hard to put on so I need someone to help. They have velcro straps at the top that attach to the bodysuit legs.

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

Overall happy with them. The bottom of the feet will need replacing at some point as it’s more foam matting than rubber matting.

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

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.

Very fun to wear! Super lightweight and durable.

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.

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

Has a foam core that is very durable.

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?

Overall I am happy with him, despite some issues- but nothing can be perfect.

He looks exactly like the character, and Bass did a fantastic job on him. She was regular with updates when she was working on him, and I am happy with the result.

Overall Project Quality

Satisfied, he is very durable and looks great.

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

Initial Contact

Easy to ask about suit slot, but communication could be improved

Maker Response Time

Bass at times was difficult to get hold of, and sometimes I’d go about a month without a reply. This went on until October 2019 when she started working on him. Her customer service wasn’t the best response wise, but I can understand real life can affect this, Sometimes myself and some other clients felt like we were left in the dark. But her professionalism and service were brilliant.

Maker Professionalism

Professional, pleasant to work with. Just wish there was slightly better communication or a Trello to check updates on.

Project Completion Time

Satisfied

Rating

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This review has been marked with a neutral rating.
This means the reviewer MIGHT recommend Beauty of the Bass depending on circumstances that have been clarified in this review.


Final Comments

I WOULD recommend Bass as a maker, however as I said, the customer service needs improving hence the OK status.

Again, I cannot stress that I understand she has a personal life and things will go wrong (such as the sewing machine breaking which caused delays). I felt like I was left in the dark at times, where her Twitter would go quiet and I didn’t know when my suit would be started or finished. She did have one deadline suit for Halloween which she completed, then said she would be starting on mine. It would be nice to see a Trello, or have some form of structure to go on, rather than feeling bothersome asking her for updates.

I was told Jax would have been started earlier that year, but I understand she had several suits in the queue before me. I was given a lot of ‘he will be started XXX date” ”he’s next in the queue” throughout the year which got frustrating when I didn’t receive anything. I expressed my concerns and she started him soon after, so I would have him by MFF. I know I am not the only one who felt these frustrations, and I just hope things will improve in the future. Bass is a fantastic maker and the fursuit was well worth all the waiting.

I didn’t give her the best reference sheet so some of the faults may be my fault (fur shaving etc), but overall I am satisfied.

TLDR; Satisfied, but customer service needs improving. The suit is well worth it.



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