[YES] Ampere Dragon Fullsuit by TunnsySaysIDK
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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.
Despite its size and weight, the head is quite comfortable to wear. It can be a tiny bit tight slipping it on or off, but once it is in place it fits snugly and comfortably. I have never had issues with it slipping during wear or needing to adjust it mid-performance. The lycra lining and excellent ventilation help to keep it from becoming too hot and stuffy. There is no breathing difficultly and airflow through the mouth is quite good. Vents are installed in the base of the ears, which helps allow heat to escape. Vision is excellent in front, with only a small blind spot directly in front due to the muzzle. It’s possible to see approximately 45 degrees to each side without turning the head.
The head matches the concept art closely. Everything appears to be symmetrical, or is close enough to not be noticed from casual observation. The fur feels smooth and soft. Shaving is smooth and mostly uniform across the head. The spikes are scaled appropriately to other head features and do not cause any visual disruption due to their mounting. There are a couple spots where the edges of the fur are visible when examined up close or can be felt by touch, but it does not detract from the overall appearance of the head. Expression is great, especially when the follow-effect eyes and moving jaw are put to their full use.
The main special feature is a moving jaw, which can be a bit tricky to work but allows for tons of expression. The mechanics of it are concealed under the liner of the head, making them a challenge to adjust, but it also adds durability to the mechanism. The jaw itself is a single large piece of foam and feels very study.
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 fits like a glove! It is extremely comfortable and accommodates all but the most extreme movements with minimal tightness. The seams are double-sewn and have never given any indication of excessive stress. Portions of the body are lined with lycra, but most is simple fur backing. While not particularly smooth, it is soft to the touch. The suit breathes quite well, and can be worn for several hours without becoming uncomfortably hot.
The suit is symmetrical and matches the concept art very well. The fur is very soft and smooth, with vibrant colors that go well together. The minky used to create scales on the front is a nice contrast in feel to the rest of the fur, yet there are no rough edges between the two sections. Markings on the back side of the suit match the concept art and look great when worn. The spikes on the back aren’t quite as seamless as those on the head or tail due to slightly shorter fur, but the bases can be hidden with careful brushing. Unfortunately, the sleeves do tend to twist so the stripes don’t always line up with those on the handpaws, but that is the only notable issue with the body.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
The hands and feet are the only portion of the suit that I would say I’m not completely satisfied with. The fingers of the hands are a little long and have a little too much material between them, requiring adjustment semi-frequently to prevent the hands from slipping and the fingers from becoming twisted. They are easy to manipulate and can be used to hold objects fine. The wrists are long enough to hide exposure unless something causes the sleeves of the suit to pull up.
The suit has two separate sets of feet. The outdoor feet are built on a basic slip-on shoe and are easy to put on and comfortable to wear, but I’ve had the shoe detach from the foam and slip loose. The indoor feet are plush and are very difficult to put on due to my large foot size, but they feel comfortable once on. There is a zipper attachment to the body on these feet, but I cannot secure it myself while wearing the suit.
The hands and feet look fine visually. All claws are plush and are installed in the correct orientation. They are not quite as durable as I was expecting, and those on the outdoor feet are starting to show significant wear after less than 30 hours of use. The hands and indoor feet have minky pawpads to add detail to the character, while the outdoor feet are just a black sole. Shaving is even on everything and feels soft and smooth like the body.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The tail was originally attached using solely a zipper, which caused it to pull at the back of the suit and made wearing it uncomfortable. After modifications to utilize belt loops, the tail is now extremely comfortable to wear. It does tend to drag on the ground, but it moves very well with the suit and can be flexed as necessary without risking damage. Other than additional cleaning, I have not experienced any durability issues with the tail.
The tail is huge, but is in proportion with the rest of the suit. All markings are exactly as shown in the concept art, and thanks to the zipper attachment they line up seamlessly with those on the body. The fur feels just as soft and smooth as those on other parts of the suit. I do wish the spikes had been slightly larger for appearance sake, but they are a good size for practical purposes.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
Tunny was my second choice of builder, and I approached him after failing to secure a slot with my first choice. Despite some minor issues, he was largely great to work with and produced a fantastic product at a very reasonable price. Based on my experience, I would consider another maker for a project with a strict deadline or if you’re the sort that needs constant communication. Otherwise, Tunny is a great option who definitely prices his work on the lower end for the quality of the product received. He has a great toony style and is very approachable and easy to work with. I enjoyed working with Tunny to bring Ampere to life, and if I desire another suit in similar style in the future I would absolutely consider him again.
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