[NO] Flurry Cat Digitigrade Fullsuit by Aheun

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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Tigerparadise Twitter Instagram

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I’ve owned three fursuits prior to this and make fursuits.

Informed Maker of Issues

I emailed her about my main issues with the suit but she haven’t given a response. It has been over 2 months since I sent the email.

Prior to receiving the suit, I reached out to the maker about two missed completion dates and dropped communication but also never got a response to these messages.

Wear Time

30+ hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Toony
Shipped From: Korea

Species

Domestic Cat
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

2,450 USD paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

August 15, 2020

Buy/Commission Date
December 2017
Completion/Ship Date
June 2020
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Flurry the Digi-grade Fullsuit with digitigrade padding in a toony style as a commission.

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.

Pros

The head is overall the best part of this suit. It is comfortable, extremely light-weight, has good breath-ability, and has decent vision. There are blind-spots from the nose bridge and muzzle which is to be expected. The inside is lined nicely, with no foam exposed.

Cons

The entrance hole to put on the head is much too small.To put the head on, I have to physically squeeze my head through the suit slowly. The pressure from the squeeze often gives me headaches. Once on, the fit is a little tight for my taste but comfortable.

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

Pros

Visually, I’m very satisfied. The expression is just what I wanted and the head is very symmetrical both in the sculpt and the face markings. The whiskers, unlike my previously owned Aheunfursuit head, haven’t fallen out and seem sturdy. The follow me eyes work perfectly.

Cons

Holes- Unfortunately, this suit had a lot of holes upon unboxing. There was one small hole in the muzzle marking and one very large hole that is exposing foam that runs along the entire back of an ear.

Fur- The hair and eye-cheek facial stripes are not the same fur as the rest of the black markings. About half the black markings were replaced on the suit during the commission process with a different black fur, without my knowledge or opinion. These blacks are different colors, textures, and qualities. Aheun stated they replaced black markings due to discoloration, this discoloration is very visible in well-light spaces. The discolored fur is purple-ish. There are glue marks around the eyes.

Neck- The neck markings line up poorly to the bodysuit and the neck is shaped oddly. When worn with the bodysuit, the back of the neck folds upwards a lot exposing the backing of the fur to view and my own human neck. It will not lay flat while suiting no matter what I do to it.

Shave- The white and grey fur didn’t shave as nicely. They are choppier and coarse compared to the blacks. There are many spots, especially around the eyes, where the backing of the fur is showing. The shaving on the ear-tips is choppier than the rest of the suit. There is one noticeable seam on the eyebrow.

Eyelids- The best part of this suit, the eyelids are issue free. They are perfect and change the expression tons.

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.

This section contains the review of both the bodysuit and partial-ing arm-sleeves. It is important to note I gained some weight during this commission process. This may be why my arm-sleeves do not fit but it doesn’t explain the issues I had with my bodysuit.

Armsleeves

Pros
Nice elastic straps

Cons

The arms-sleeves do not fit past my elbows. They are much to skinny for my arms while the arms on the bodysuit are big on me.

Bodysuit

Pros
None

Cons

Fit- The bodysuit ended up being way too tall. Aheun was provided a DTD. This suit isn’t dropped-crouch yet when I wear it, the suits crouch sits at my knees. My crouch sits above the red line (in the photo provided) while wearing the bodysuit and the bottom of my rear sits an inch above the tail.There is about 5-6 inches of extra height on the bodysuit.

Other fullsuit customers of Aheunfursuits I reached out to expressed fit issues as well.

Quality- Before wearing the bodysuit, it was already littered with holes. There were 5 large holes (mainly in the markings) and many small holes. There is also a lot of messy stitching in the bodysuit that either will quickly become a hole or is off the seam and pulling the fabric in weird ways. After suiting, a lot of these seams did pop.

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

Armsleeves

Pros
The armsleeves are visually appealing

Cons
Mismatch furs

Bodysuit

Pros
The bodysuit is visually appealing and the digigrade is shaped how I wanted. The shorter white fur was a great surprise, it gives a lot of dimension and is super soft.

Cons

Design- The bodysuit also has extremely wide fur skirts that flair out the leg holes, so large the feet-paws can be completely be hidden under it. The back stripe doesn’t line up with the continuation of the stripe on the tail.

Fur- Like the head, Aheun replaced some of the black fur on the bodysuit with a different furs without me knowing. Some markings are purple-ish due to this. Half of the furs are not as high-quality and feel course.

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.

Handpaws

Pros
They are lined and cuffed.

Cons
They are tight on my hands and I have smaller hands. It is difficult to put them on.

Feetpaws

Pros
Built on shoes and are correctly sized when on. They are also lined asides from the shoe portion.

Cons
Very hard to get my feet physically into the outdoor feet for some reason. While wearing the feetpaws, the backs of my feet blistered horribly and bleed. The “handle” part of the croc-like shoe base seems to slightly be pushed inward by the foam of the paws causing it to rub against my heel. The outdoor feet didn’t survive 30 minutes of light-use, the material just didn’t work in action. My previous feetpaws from a Aheunfursuits 2017, owned previously by the maker and was worn once, had a similar issue with the bottoms falling apart.

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

Handpaws

Pros
They are cute and have well done pawpads. The handpaws have very smooth shaving.

Cons
I dislike that the cuffing on the handpaws doesn’t match any of the other linings/cuffs but that is a nit-pick!

Feetpaws

Pros

Absolutely adorable! Aheunfursuits did a wonderful job making both the indoor and outdoor feetpaws have nice minky paw pads. The paw pads poking out of the outdoor feetpaws is one of my favorite features.

Cons
None

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

It is important to note I purchased both indoor and outdoor feet. My outdoor feetpaws do not function outdoors.

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.

Partial Tail

Pros
Nice thick elastic! Can barley feel it there and is very easy to put on.
Cons
The circle base with the elastic straps wasn’t sewn straight.

Bodysuit Tail

Pros
Sewn into the bodysuit! No holes on the tail.

Cons
It doesn’t sit at my rear so it is very sad and droopy instead of a perky nub tail.

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

Partial Tail

Pros
The tail has a little bounce to it and a nice shape. They matched my character design perfectly.

Cons
None

Bodysuit Tail

Pros
Sewn into the bodysuit!

Cons
Not as visually appealing as the partial tail. For some reason the bodysuit tail is smaller and less rounded, the shape makes the fur flow oddly at the end. It isn’t a huge issue but worth noting since the partial tail is better in my opinion.

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

I purchased two tails from AheunFursuits, one attached to my bodysuit and one for a belt.

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 well does everything fit together and match up?

My fursuit is definitely consistent of AheunFursuit’s style and previous projects.The padding, though not sitting where it should on my body, gives a good shape. I was disappointed with the overall look of my bodysuit while worn and it matching up marking wise with other parts. When wearing the suit, visual appeal does go down due to how baggy the stomach is, the butt sagging underneath my knees, and the odd fur skirt at the legs.

The colors of the fur not being consistent is my biggest let downs with this suit. The black fur was already a color compromise from dark grey so to have two different colored blacks is disappointing.

Overall Project Quality

I overall am not happy with my fursuit. I cannot use my digigrade fullsuit, armsleeves, or feetpaws properly.I wouldn’t recommend Aheunfursuits at this time. If you were to commission them, I personally couldn’t recommend more than a head and premades as my fursuit head only had slight issues.

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

Initial Contact

I saw AheunFursuits was going to open for a commission queue and sent a ref for a quote. They emailed me and worked out early commissioning details. It was easy to give Aheunfursuits measurements and a DTD as they sent a diagram of where to measure.

Maker Response Time

AheunFursuits went back and forth speaking with me through email, Telegram, and Instagram without much reason. It was very hard to get a hold of them and when they did speak to me, they rarely gave me a response to my previous message to them. There were two 200+ day timespans where AheunFursuits ghosted me. During these periods they still contacted other commissioners and were working on other fursuits. This is a timeline visualizing my commission experience Timeline of Commission Process

Maker Professionalism

Aheunfursuits was kind when speaking to me and professional enough in conversation. There was a language barrier, their first language is Korean, though I didn’t find difficulties with this too much. I didn’t get told much of what to expect but they asked the basic questions. I got two short time-spans during my commission process where Aheun spoke to me, usually giving 1-2 responses brief responses. After the initial questions, I didn’t get much of a personal response from Aheunfursuits. I got a few updates when pieces of my fursuit were completed. The only WIP I saw was the tapped head, tapped bodysuit, eyes, and the drawn out shape of pawpaws for the feetpaws . Near the end of my commission process, they apologized for their second absence in communication. They said their mental health impacted their ability to work and contact costumers, though some people in their queue were still getting responses to emails and updates. They avoided my commission and contact purposefully when overdue.

Project Completion Time

I was told my suit would be started in May 2018 but it didn’t get started until Feb 2019. After this I was given two different completion dates of that were both missed. They did not work in order of queue but typically finished them in order. Almost their entire 2019 queue was finished before my suit from their previous queue. My fursuit was trackable up until it left US customs. It arrived very quickly.

Rating

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NO!
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This means the reviewer would NOT recommend Aheun unless they significantly change their practices.


Final Comments

Overall I am dissatisfied with my fursuit from AheunFursuits but I cannot deny it is extremely visually appealing. They captured my character perfectly but Aheun’s quality and communication doesn’t met my expectations and would lead me to not recommend them. I won’t be working with this maker again though I would consider buying a premade head from them if priced reasonably.


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