[YES] Artistic Liberty Lioness Fullsuit by Sammy Smiles Works
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Filed under Felidae
Filed under $1000 - $2999.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
The head is very satisfying to wear! It fits well, if a bit more snugly than most of the suits I’ve worn, but that also makes it more responsive to my movements. Ventilation is solid, and vision is fantastic! It has enough lining to be easy to clean as well. It gets hot a bit quickly because of the particular fit, but nothing out of hand.
The appearance is absolutely gorgeous! The eyes are beautiful and I love the distribution of colors and natural design. Only minor complaint is that the neck hangs a little bit loosely so it tends not to lay on the body in a way that looks seamless, but that’s nothing a bandana or some sort of accessory/outfit can’t fix.
She comes with detachable velcro eyelids and an interchangeable tongue, both of which give lots of appearance flexibility! I’m extremely happy with these as they were added without special request, just fun throw-ins! Taking on and off is a breeze and they add a ton to the look!
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.
The body may well be the best-fitting that I’ve ever worn, right in contention with another suit of mine that I thought would just be in a world of its own in terms of fitting me. It fits me really closely and feels extremely durable, with lining in relevant spots for added comfort too! It’s been easy to keep odor-free with disinfectant and easy to pull the padding out for upkeep. She’s an absolute joy to wear, honestly, comfortable enough that I’ve had fun even just lounging around in the body, like a big comfy blanket!
As to be expected from the fit quality the appearance is incredible. The shaving is super even, fur transitions look great, and I love the simple design that still has enough color and pop. The varying fur lengths at the wrists and ankles add some nice visual texture, there’s great symmetry, and the chosen colors are just beautifully warm. She’s also unbelievably soft which just makes it so much fun to feel having the suit on! Visually it’s extremely apparent that quality work went into the suit.
She has some chest padding as well as hip padding for shape. The shape and frame of her body look absolutely amazing, and the proportions are pretty much ideal for what I had hoped for, some padding for figure but nothing too over-the-top. The pockets that store the padding are lined with an adorable jungle pattern too, which is such a fun and cute touch! Gravity of course has a say in the padding sinking over time, so that does need to be adjusted after a few wears — maybe something like a pillow that the polyfil could go into that would then go inside the zipped pocket might solve that? But it might just be the way it is. Also, without prompting, there are sewn pockets inside the body, which I never expected, with a cloth with cats on them that’s such a cute addition! Really so much just puts this bodysuit over the top.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
Both the feet and hands are lined comfortably and extremely easy to wear. I have great dexterity with my feet, though they may be a hair large (which is understandable, my shoe size happens to hover between two in a way that’s hard to predict how something will run so things can come out big or small despite my best efforts) The hands fit super well into the body to make for a smooth transition of fur in the arm. Not ideal dexterity, but nothing out of the ordinary. I can wear the feet for long stretches without them getting gross and sweaty too. I’ve taken to wearing them around my apartment because they’re just so comfortable!
Just gorgeous. The indoor paws have pads that are minky and soft, and they just feel wonderful. The claws are in just-right spots and look fantastic, and the claws specifically in the hands give a great reference point for best dexterity. The fingertips have a slightly different fur color that’s a subtle but interesting visual touch. And they’re just so clean-looking! Super even, the zipper that stores the padding in the foot is imperceptible… I could go on and on about the paw quality!
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The tail is attached to the body and feels great to wear! It’s nice and long and swishes around wonderfully! It moves in a very satisfying way when the padding is high enough up in the legs to support.
Yet again, a gorgeous tail! The added length at the end makes the tip look great, and the design of the tail is such that you get a bit of every color of her fur on it! It has a perfect natural curl that looks unique compared to how the orientation would be if it weren’t attached too.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
I would recommend Tucker to anyone in a heartbeat. Her work is amazing. She does lots of fun stuff with body shapes and puts out an unbelievable quality of product. I feel like I got away with stealing for how much I paid for a suit I enjoy this much. In an ideal world, I’d commission her again and again — frankly I’d give her a blank check and gladly be a guinea pig for any artistic liberty commission, any experiment with different techniques and body types she could think of, and I’m sure I’d come out happy. I couldn’t have planned the process of getting a SammySmiles suit any better!
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