[NO] Archy the Dragon Partial by Tenth Element Fursuits


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Anonymous

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, I had had one suit before this one.

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, she was told about all the issues and she listened until she began giving me excuses. Ie “I fixed that on my new heads”

Wear Time

I’d say about 70 hours before he was retired
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Made in Year

Transaction Information

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

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

January 15, 2020

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

Item Being Reviewed

Archy the Dragon 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.

He is comfy to wear and has good ventilation though his eyesight is poor

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

He has lumpy fleece, my cheeks are visible through his cheeks ,his eyes were painted badly and not sealed (or not sealed well). His neck needed to have a bandana around it as it was just a rectangle piece of fabric and randomly stuck out. His horns are lopsided and his nose is crooked. His fur feels oily and odd.

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

He glows under black light which was a detail I was not told until I dug through my makers Instagram to see she had posted that info.

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.

His hands are too big and slip off as they do not have a cuff. Their seams pop often and the insides feel like the fabric of an old pair of basketball shorts.

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

The paws are cute and chubby until the fingers are bent and then they look odd. Though I truly love the fleece used and the colors make me extremely happy.

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 is heavy, it has two thin belt loops that have stretched, his tail now sags and you are able to see the “flesh and bone” design on the base. Its seams popped often

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

I thought the tail was vibrant and adorable.

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?

The pieces fit and look fine together , everything but the paws fit fine ,style is consistent and pattern is properly executed.

Overall Project Quality

I’m terribly saddened by this suits quality and the fact I had to retire him so soon

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

Initial Contact

If I were to rate a 1 out of 10 I’d give her a 4.5

Maker Response Time

Fairly ok, it stayed consistent.

Maker Professionalism

They were fairly sweet though they began to make excuses

Project Completion Time

He was shipped in a very timely manner

Rating

FursuitReview scores by having the reviewer answer the following question:
"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

NO!
This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend Tenth Element Fursuits unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

This suits quality is not good at all. To start off with when I got him he smelt like sweat and cigarettes, the foam on the inside was browned and stained. He got a bath before I even wore him and he quickly turned the bath brown. His eyes fell out in the bath and I noticed he needed a full refurb as his seams were already popping ,they attempted to sew foam together, and I could easily take off his fleece face. His eyes needed remade entirely as the paint job was poor and they didn’t seem to be sealed. After his refurb things were fine until the lining from the paws tore out and the base of his tail ripped off (this is from me only making tiktoks in him). When I opened the tail to repair it I learned the zigzag markings were not sewn properly and instead sewn with a very weak stitch ,as well as the small squares being sewn on instead of in. His head is still falling apart and the fleece keeps slowly pulling from the head causing him to look wrinkly and old.

I would not reccomend this maker unless they grow and become better at making



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