[YES] Emerson Dalhart Gryphon Head by Retro Fursuits

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About the Reviewer


Twitter: gjaravont
Instagram: gjaravont

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I owned a second hand suit before I commissioned reteo

Informed Maker of Issues

No issues

Wear Time

About the Maker


Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA


Sub species of wingless gryphon
Filed under Aves

Made in Year

Transaction Information

360 Usd paid in a lump sum
Filed under $200 and under.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

Date of Review

May 22, 2020

Buy/Commission Date
December 2018
Completion/Ship Date
Eaely feb 2019
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Emerson Dalhart Gryphon Head in a toony style as a commission.

Character Concept Art

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 fits great. He was a lot bitger and a bit heavier than my other head that was very light and small in comparison but overall fits great and feels great. The vision is a bit dark but other than that 10/10 for visibility and ventilation.

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

Looks exactly how I expected! They got his beard right and his yellow markings under the eye are proportionate to how I drew them in the concept art. They gave him seperage locks of fur to make it look like hair instead of a giant thing of fur some makers do for hair and I appreciate that. Good shave job as well. I’ve had this suit for over a year now with quite a bit of use and have yet to find a single hole. Only bad thing I have to say is that to me he Looks a little wonky from a side view perspective

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

The head comes with magnetic eyelids that snap on with ease, and im not sure of this was intentional or not but since its one magnet on the sides closest to the beak/nose bridge I cab slide the eyelids giving him the option of looking tired or angry.

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 was your concept art realized?

Very satisfied. I made a quick concept art describing certain details and all were followed.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Great experience! I was NOT expecting him to be done so quickly, I was in no rush and I never once asked for an update. They sent me many WIPS from all sorts of angles and when I had a question they responded in a timely manner. The amount I paid for no longer reflects their current prices but I think thats great because they deserve more ror the quality they pump out. Everything looks great and he still has no holes or problems! He looks amazing in Retro’s distinct style.

Overall Project Quality


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

Initial Contact

They made a post saying they were open for commissions and I dmed them there and communication was great

Maker Response Time

Very reasonable.

Maker Professionalism

Pleasant to work with! Every question was answered in a timely manner and I didn’t have to ask for wips as they sent them as they went along, and sent many.

Project Completion Time

In roughly a month my head was finished with no rush fees. Head was shippe shortly after they finished him


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Final Comments

Overall a great experience and have definitely recommended some friends to get a suit from them. I love the way he looks along with the quality.

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