[YES] Kippefir Mongoose Partial by Lily Moon Suits
General InformationGives some information about the item and the person writing the review.
Filed under Felidae
Filed under $501 - $999.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
I am very satisfied with how the head fits. The fitting it not loose where it shifts and it is not too tight where it is uncomfortable. The head is able to be positioned where I would like it. The head is lined with a thin black balaclava which absorbs sweat appropriately while I am wearing another balaclava under it. This sort of material makes it very easy for me to spray the interior with an alcohol spray and keep it clean. There has been an issue where that balaclava has started to pop its seams and even lose connection to the fur it was supposed to be connected to.
The ventilation is wonderful and the amount of airflow for breathing and for around my head allows me for longer periods of wear without overheating. The front of the head doesn’t have much airflow, but the back of the head allows for the ability to even feel a subtle breeze.
The vision is better than I have heard from other’s suits. I can’t see directly in front of me due to the size of the muzzle, but I have a decent amount of peripheral vision. Vertical vision is a challenge however, and things that are chest height when up close are impossible to see unless I tilt the head. Both eyes can not see one object at the same time, and I need to tilt my head to one side or the other to get a clear look at something.
The suit is very symmetrical from an outside point of view. The head has no significant difference from either side. The markings are symmetrical and match exactly to the character’s design.
The shaving for the most part is even. There are some portions on the head around the top when the fur has been cut too short and one could potentially see the layer which holds the fur together. The transition between the fur types is what I hoped for. The shaving between two colors was even where it needed to be such as on the cheeks or ears.
The fur is very soft and is the main source of a lot of individuals being really excited about getting close to the suit. The only marking that is airbrushed on is on the lip of the muzzle, and after multiple sprays with alcohol spray and even some carpet cleaning the marking is still visible after all this time. The fur is able to be easily brushed and smoothed and does not get tangled easily.
I am satisfied with the head and its expression. The expression is mostly happy from most angles, which is what I wanted. There is not many varied expressions from angles unless I rest the chin on objects to get a different mouth formation. The eyes are follow-me eyes.
The artist improved on the concept art and made the head more accurate to the shape of the reference and the actual animal.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
The paws are comfortable to wear and allow me to grab medium sized objects which has been helpful with props to go with the outfit. The paws are very soft and comfortable to wear and allow for good movement since they are more like gloves and do not have an arm sleeve portion. My wrists do not show if I wear a long enough shirt to accompany the paws. They are very easy to put on and if I want to they can be equally as easy to throw off of my hands. The paws have been very durable after the initial repair of the paw pad almost falling off. There has been some issues with the seams between the digits popping off with use but it could easily be repaired with some simple sewing.
The feet paws are not as comfortable to wear and are probably the part of the outfit that is least worn. The source of the discomfort comes in the hard base that is used to keep the foot shape, I have had to modify the inside multiple times to stop parts from digging into my skin at the top of the foot. In terms of walking it is fine and I don’t feel as though my foot is going to get a hole through the bottom. My ankles do not show if I stretch too much since there is some added fur to wrap around the lower leg. The feet can be put on easily and are secure on the foot, and are easy to take off as well. The feet seem very durable and the bottom padding has survived many walks on rocks. The seam between the hard pad and the fur on the bottom of the foot has come off slightly but could easily be fixed with hot glue. The shoe base is some hard plastic which makes it very easy to clean with alcohol spray or even just a paper towel.
The paws are very symmetrical and match the character’s design. The shaving is even and there is a nice transition between the longer fur on the middle paw concealing the seam with the shorter fur on the digits. The fur is very soft and very easy to be brushed with a wire brush. I am very satisfied with the colors and materials used for the paw. Especially on the wrist which is a completely different lining which has kept the paw together. However, that lining is a bright red color which doesn’t match anything else so I have to tuck it in so it isn’t that obvious for photos. The paws match the reference art.
The feet paws are symmetrical and match the character’s design. The shaving is even and I have not had an issue with seeing the backing. The fur is very soft and easily brushed. The colors and placement of the markings where exactly how I wanted them. They do not match the reference art since they are just so huge.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
I am absolutely ecstatic about the tail and it is very comfortable to wear since it only attaches to a belt so it is quick to attach. That sort of connection allows for amazing movement like wagging the tail back and forth and even to just wrap it around objects or just to hold.
The seams are very durable and I have yet to ever need to repair the tail. I can move without popping any seams or ripping out any straps. The tail can be pulled somewhat hard without tearing, since I have never seen it tear I am uncertain at what point it would. There is lots of padding throughout the entire tail without making the tail heavy, it can be squished without losing its shape.
The tail is symmetrical and matches the character design. The shaving is even and one can’t see the backing. The fur is very soft. I am satisfied with the selection of colors and material used and acts how I hoped. The tail matches the concept art.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
The pros of working with this maker is they were very clear about their work schedule at the time of working on the project, additionally the maker was very fast at completing the project, also the maker is very kind and likes supporting the suits they make through social media or just talking with the commissioners after the fact.
The only con I can think of is their update of Work in Progresses was inconsistent throughout the whole process.
I would definitely work with the maker again especially as they continue to try to improve their techniques and try more species to push their abilities. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and have when they asked. The recommendation comes from the fact that they make it clear they are willing to change things if you find something unsatisfactory and they value your happiness in the work they are doing.
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