[YES] Katten the Cheetah Head by Wolfskin Suiting


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Twitter: KattenWem

Relationship With Maker

The maker was NOT a friend when the item was purchased, but they ARE a friend now

Prior Experience

No this was my first

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues

Wear Time

100 hours
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Head
Style: Real/Toon Hybrid
Shipped From: USA

Species

Cheetah
Filed under Felidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

800.00 USD paid in installments
Filed under $501 - $999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

September 18, 2020

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

Item Being Reviewed

Katten the Cheetah head in a real/toon hybrid 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.

I have been really happy with how the head fits. It’s snug so it doesn’t shift or fall off if I am moving a lot or fast, but not so snug that it hurts my ears or anything. The inside is lined with lycra so it’s really soft and smooth and probably helps keep things cool by wicking away sweat. Cleaning is easy with a small carpet cleaner and the lining doesn’t stain from sweat. The mouth lines up with my nose and mouth so it’s got excellent ventilation and never gets stuffy or really hot unless I am exerting myself physically. Vision is really good considering. The eyes are painting but the mesh holes were poked clean so there are no holes painted over. Center vision has a small blind spot but I can see pretty well in front of me. Peripheral vision is cut in half maybe but still very good. Coincidentally the inside of the eyes has some room for me to fit loose glasses lenses.

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

The shape and symmetry are all very good and nothing looks out of place or lopsided. The fur is all even where is needs to be and is very soft and fluffy still. Easy to brush and wash too. Nothing has gotten matted or tangled or fallen out. The eyes are static but i was given three different magnetic eyelids to change the expressions. I am in love with how my head piece looks it’s very cute and cool looking.

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?

I can’t see any exposed stitches and the seems on the short fur between different colours or sections are not really noticeable. There is a slight colour difference on part of the head hair, but that was done after the original making. I had that altered later and with my approval about the colour difference. The head has a sort of signature look about it that is consistent with the maker.

Overall Project Quality

Overall I am very happy with the head and love it very much. It was very worth the price for the great quality and effort put into it. I have not had anything fall apart on me even after cramming it into backpacks to take hiking or traveling. It’s taken some abuse and still looks very nice. I feel it will last a very 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

I found the slot of a head on Etsy while looking for a maker who’s style I liked. I contacted them through the Etsy messaging email and also purchased the slot on Etsy. They were very clear with what they needed from me such as a reference picture and head measurements.

Maker Response Time

The maker responded to my email the same day. We stayed in contact mostly through Etsy, but did some contact through Telegram if I remember correctly.

Maker Professionalism

The maker is very professional and clear and friendly when I talked to them. Always treated me respectfully and patient with my response times while I was at work. They gave updates regularly without me asking and gave me updates quickly when I did ask.

Project Completion Time

It took about seven months from first contact to delivery of the head. I did not have a set deadline but they made it clear about how long it would take and where I was in the queue. Item was shipped very quickly after completion and approval from me. The USPS was used to ship.

Rating

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YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend Wolfskin Studio.


Final Comments

The maker Cerb is extremely friendly, honest and professional. I have gone back to them for additional projects because of this and their suit quality is great. I recommend them to anyone I know who’s looking for a maker.


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