[YES] Ethereal Wolf/Lion Fullsuit by Nova Fur

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: Artsy_wolf_paws

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

No, this is my first fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues.

Wear Time

24+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Plantigrade, Toony
Shipped From:

Species

Wolf/lion hybrid
Filed under Canidae, with horns, antlers, or spikes

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2000 CAD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

July 6, 2020

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

Item Being Reviewed

Ethereal the plantigrade fullsuit with plantigrade padding in a toony style as a commission.

Photos of Completed Product

https://twitter.com/Artsy_wolf_paws/status/1280195335520956419?s=09

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.

Jaw opens to allow for more air flow when needed , air flow in general is great no issues I can breath comfortably. Head is padded on the inside for a comfortable fit I can wear it for hours with no issues. Vision is great I can see very clearly infront of me and alittle to my sides, need to tilt my head to see down a little with smaller people but no issues.

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

Symmetry is near perfect horns are slighty a symmetrical but I feel it adds to the heads charm. Shaving is even and I love how the cheek fur tufts out. Fur is beautiful and feels very soft easy to brush. Expression is cute and gets even cuter when I open the heads mouth. Eyes are follow me eyes and look great. I can get a few cute wide eyed expressions with the mouth open and closed from various angles. Markings on the entire suit are near perfect. On the head they are dead on no issues.

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.


Wear Satisfaction How satisfying this piece is to wear with regard to comfort, fit, material quality, etc.

Body fits comfortably and allows good movement, suit is durable and has shown no evidence of seam popping. Suit inside is not lined, no constrcution marks. I have no overheating issues beyond the norm. Suit has only been worn for photos mainly due to the pandemic. Cleaning hasnt been needed yet but Im prepared and the maker is experienced so I have no concerns with when I first clean the suit.

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

Markings are even and are near perfect on matching the design. on the body chest marking is a heart the head fur obstructs it a bit due to height but its not an issue, other torso markings are meant to be tear shaped they came out a little more rounded then expected but again not an issue. Fur length is good and even fur like with the head is soft and easily brushed. colours came out perfect.

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

Special feature is the moving jaw. I didnt expect it as I never mention it when I commisioned but was pleasantly surprised works great I just need a little practice. It makes head air flow a little easier.

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 feet fit great and are comfortable to wear and walk around in. Ankles on show when I move sometimes as the opening on the feet is a little loose but is easily fixed. Durable nothing has fallen off or popped. Foot base is crocs which allows for easy of movement and is easy to take on and off without being to loose.

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

Everything is symmetrical claws on both hands and feet are plush and soft. Fur length is again perfect and consistant, soft and easy to brush. Colours are same as body so perfect. Paw pads were done great on hands despite my weird pattern. Feet are outdoor.

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 attached to the body due to its size I was given a choice and went with the recommandation. It drags slighty which was my choice. It moves great and is durable. There are loops on the inside of the suit where the tail is attached for if I need to attach to a belt.

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

Tail tip is two toned and symmetrical. Material, colour and feel is the same as rest of suit. Moves great love to sway and feel it move. So perfect no complaints.

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?

Fursuit matchs the reference sheet near perfectly could not be happier with how it was realized. Every step of the process I was involved by the maker any little question about interpitation I could be asked I was which shows how much Novafur cares about getting your fursuit right.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

I am extremely satisfied. Everything looks great and fits correctly. Ive followed the maker for a few years and watched her suits change and improve. Maker has started using 3D bases for the heads which really looks great. I expected great quality regardless but was blown away first time I saw photos of my suit.

Overall Project Quality

I am very happy with the end result exceeded what I imagined Id get as a first time suiter. It was well worth the wait and everything fits together perfectly. Worth evey penny and more.

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

Initial Contact

Very easy Novafur has a website with a quote form and links to her site though social media. After quote everything was done through messenger as we know eachother the the local group. Beyond the DTD which she graciously helped with had no problems getting my measurements together for her.

Maker Response Time

Response time was quick. There was a queue and she gotten back to me when she said she would for start dates etc..

Maker Professionalism

Super professional and friendly. Nice to work with layed everything out clearly no excuses or other issues.

Project Completion Time

From start to finish was quick I think a little under 3 months. Started in late October/November I believe and finshed in February. I commissioned end of august there were a few before me in the queue and I was told it would be started in the fall. I was given clear times and she met them spectacularly. Local so no shipping involved.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend Nova Fur.


Final Comments

Ive waited close to 3 or 4 years since joining the fandom to finally have a fursuit of my own. I was in near tears when I first saw photos of my suit and especially when I got him home and introduced him to the family. Things could not have gone more perfectly during the commision process and with the final result. I already plan to commssion Novafur again in the future for parts and maybe down the line another suit. I cannot recommend Novafur enough as a maker.


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1 Response

  1. Khia says:

    Really genuinely happy to see that Nova Fur has improved their business practices and structure since my review from a 2016 suit! Very awesome to see that they’ve taken huge strides in building themselves up and I hope to see more positive reviews like this in the future. Congrats on your suit Ethereal, you deserve it! <33

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