[YES] Buster the Cat Mini Partial by Freak of Nature Studios


[Admin note: some misrepresentation has been removed from this review by the Admin]

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Instagram: busterboing

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

This is the first fursuit I’ve ever owned, however, I had worn my friend’s two suits prior to the purchase.

Informed Maker of Issues

There were minor issues. No, I did not tell her about them.

Wear Time

10 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species

Cat (Maine Coon)
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

$700 USD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

April 16, 2020

Buy/Commission Date
August 2019
Completion/Ship Date
February 2020
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Buster the Cat Mini Partial 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 slightly too large- not large enough to fit my glasses, but large enough that it shifts slightly when wearing.
The material used for lining is lycra or spandex.
The ventilation is moderate- I can breathe well enough but talking makes the head hot and stuffy. When cleaning, he dries very fast due to the airflow.
The vision is incredible- I do have to turn my head to see things directly beside me and the blind spot is very minimal.

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

I am highly satisfied.
It is mostly symmetrical.
The shaving is not even.
The base color fur is very soft and cool, but the gray markings are rougher to the touch.
I had requested a grumpy look, however, at best he looks sly. The eyes are 2D.
The suit matches the concept art well.

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.

The handpaws fit snug and comfortable. They are lined with lycra/spandex.
The quality seems relatively high, however, they have not been put through rough treatment.

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

The handpaws are symmetrical aside from a few claws.
The shaving is mostly even.
The fur is the same quality as the head.
The paw pads and claws are fleece, but I would have preferred minky (which she does not offer).
They do match the reference sheet.

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 high quality.

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

The tail is not shaved as per my request.
It is symmetrical.
The fur is very soft.
The colors are incredibly accurate to the reference sheet.

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?

I love this suit and matches well with itself.

Overall Project Quality

I feel very satisfied with this purchase, but probably will not commission her again.

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

Initial Contact

I found this maker on Instagram and contacted her there. She got back to me almost instantly with a quote when requested, and she was very clear about what she wanted.

Maker Response Time

It typically takes her a day to respond.

Maker Professionalism

She was not very professional at the beginning of our transaction, however, towards the end she was much more pleasant. She did communicate clearly, but was sometimes standoffish.

Project Completion Time

My suit took much longer than expected. I commissioned it in August and received it in February. The deadline was initially December, but then became mid-February. My suit was shipped within four business days.

Rating

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

YES!
This review has been marked with a positive rating.
This means the reviewer would recommend Freak of Nature Studios.


Final Comments

PROS:
-Beautiful suits
-Professional
-Willingness to compromise
-Does take commissions from minors
-Does accept payment plans

CONS:
-Will not complete your project on time
-Prioritizes friends over paying customers
-Will attend a convention for four days and not touch her full queue the whole time



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