[YES] Snowy the Kitty Kigurumi by Beast Mode Fursuits
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Filed under $400 and under.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
This is basically just the hood of the kigu, the ears do have a tendency of flopping over but nothing to be concerned about.. Sits comfortably on my head with no issues
Style is very similar to the reference sheet provided and the colours are spot on. The white fur on the cheeks are an absolutely wonderful addition
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.
Overall, the kigu fits very comfortably, the snap on buttons makes taking off and putting on very easy and no hassle at all.
The only thing is the collar tends to ride up every time i bend down or sit causing minor discomfort but nothing a quick adjustment to fix that. That also may be due to the which of the tail which I was aware of prior to the kigu being made which i’m okay with
Clean stitching all around with no issues! Inner lining not as soft as I imagined but it was more for the overall look than the feel. Still comfy regardless
Shes a super simple character with a lot of leverage so the overall design was nailed perfectly.
The fleece is comfortable with no pilling and the selection of colours turned out a lot better than expected, almost an exact match to my fursona
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The tail is durable and very well made.
Again, very simple design overall, not much to fo off of since its just a kigu and not a full suit
WingsGives information about any wings the costume may have.
Wings are a comfy plush and are secure to the kigu with no issues
Its a nice touch, but im thinking if rather have the wings be a separate piece rather than stitched on as sometimes its awkward to sit with them. Overall i think they are super cute
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
I love just wearing it around the house and a comfy onesie and i couldnt be happier with it
A few days later (Nov 03) I had stumbled upon a beware on facebook about them and I started to grow worry some. I did send them a link to the beware and asked them if they were aware that this was up. The beware consisted of many clients not receiving their comms. They had informed me that I shouldn’t be worried following up by mentioning they finished 3 Kigus over the weekend while they were at Pawcon. They had mentioned they were halfway completed the poster of the beware’s kigu (the beware had stated that they never received any updates on this). With the expected completion date of Christmas (the beware was posted in November) I did ask them if I will be expected to receive updates soon.
In response and I quote “You will have yours 100% before Christmas along with everyone else’s”
The next few days (Nov 5th-6th) I was happily given some updates to choose my liner pattern and choice of colours to best match my fursona.
Just a month now, we are in mid December (Dec 17th), I receive an update from them with all the parts cut and ready to be sewn awaiting my approval which I have the day of)
Upon receiving my approval, i was once again left in the dark. Christmas had past and we are now in the second week after the new year, past my estimated completion date. I sent gem an update inquiry once again and I was told they just got back from a 9 day road trip and they will update me as soon as they were back in the shop. This was on Jan 8th
I was again left in the dark and I asked for an update on Jan 22, 2 weeks since we last spoke.got a very quick reply once again letting me know they were at PDFC and FC delivering a bunch of completed kigus. My kigu was basically ready to be sewn and just needed the face done but they ensured me “very very soon at this point”. The next few days I did receive a bunch if photos of them putting it together as well as a mock up sketch of the face in which i immediately approved. (this was on Jan 28th).
Everything was sewn together and the face was complete on Feb 2nd
On the 4th, while they were finishing up, they brought an issue to my attention. The normal fleece plush they usually use oddly started pilling (they were using Joannes anti-pill fleece plush). They offered to remake it for me as it was a quick easy fix and they could salvage the face. I agreed to this and they were very diligent to ensure that they were giving out any low quality work which zi appreciated. Upon looking for the replacement for the colours, they had stumbled upon a different swatch that they believed matched my reference sheet better. They ensured me it was an easily replacement so it was all a-okay. At this point they were doing everything they can to make sure that they were pushing through their queue (since they were getting close to a full year since I mad my purchase). From Feb 5th- Feb 7th I was giving all the final adjustments and the final product photoshoot of my completed Kigu! My kigu was shipped on Feb 7th via USPS (with tracking) and arrived safely to my house on Feb 13th.
I DO recommend this maker, but do please be aware that you may have to wait a while/expect missed deadlines as there were many faults in that case. But all in all the quality and quick response time makes this maker very much worth the wait!
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