[YES] Sheltie Shetland Sheepdog/Shark Partial by Sanctuary Suits

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: MrSheltie
Sheltie

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, this is my first fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, I informed the maker that the ears were originally too small and they fixed them a few months after originally receiving it.

Wear Time

Approx 30
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species

Shetland Sheepdog/Shark
Filed under Aquatic, Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

About 500 GBP paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

July 2, 2020

Buy/Commission Date
June 2018
Completion/Ship Date
May 2019
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Sheltie – Partial (Head, Tail, Hands, Feetpaws) 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.

Head felt a little tight to get inside as no head measurements were taken, once inside it feels comfy and breathability is very good, vision is pretty good too, originally had a fan installed in the head but it failed a day after purchase, asked seller if it were possible to fix but unfortunately not as it would require the whole head to be disassembled.

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

I’m very satisfied with the overall look of the head, it’s supposed to look like an 80s metal rockstar type of fursona, Sanctuary did an excellent job with the hair, exactly the way I wanted it, messy and long, the blue tips on the end of the hair came out really good too.

The only thing I don’t like about the appearance is when the mouth is closed it looks kinda funny.

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

Other features are the fins at the back of the head and the eyepatch, both I’m fully satisfied with, originally the fins were too small but the maker fixed these and the ears for free after a few months waiting time.

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.

Hands and feetpaws both feel very comfortable to wear, some of the fur on the hand paws seems to be messier now than when I first received them.

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

The hands and feetpaws are my least favourite part of the partial, mainly because the hands design on the top seems to be coming apart a little and the feetpaws design aren’t really to my liking, they’re in no way bad in terms of design and build quality, just not really what I’m looking for in terms of feetpaws.

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.

Tail is very sturdy when attached to belt, swinging it around doesn’t break the hooks, it’s very strong!

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

Tail is one of the best parts of the suit for sure, the build quality and overall design is excellent, would definitely buy a tail from this maker again if needed.

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?

Originally asked for the eyes to be more diamond shaped as Sheltie is supposed to be part shark, Sanctuary told me Id have less visibility if I wanted that so I decided to go with more visibility as it was my first fursuiting experience, Sanctuary did a great job following the concept art, looks almost exactly the same!

How well does everything fit together and match up?

All the colours match and when wearing everything at once, everything looks like it goes together, no problems here.

Overall Project Quality

Overall I’m very happy with the suit I received, it was my first foray into suiting and I wanted to start off with a maker with reasonable prices incase I didn’t like suiting, Sanctuary have very good prices for their suits and I couldn’t recommend them enough for other people wanting to get their first fursuit as they have provided me with a very good experience for a first timer, the suit exceeded my expectations, definitely worth more than the price I paid, head seems like it will last a long time.

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

Initial Contact

Found the maker through Facebook.

Maker Response Time

Response times were mixed, sometimes fast and other times very slow.

Maker Professionalism

Aside from the slow response times online, Sanctuary gives very good customer service and gave clear communication throughout the fursuit making process, they are very friendly in person.

Project Completion Time

Commissioned in June 2018 and was finished by the deadline I asked for in May 2019, no issues here at all.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
This review has been marked with a positive rating.
This means the reviewer would recommend Sanctuary Suits.


Final Comments

It was a pleasant experience working with Sanctuary Suits during my time with them, communication could be faster at times but overall I’m happy with how the fursuit came out.


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