[NO] Duster Dawnhorse Fullsuit by FryedGoods
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Filed under Euungulata
Filed under $1000 - $2999.
HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
The head is very well ventilated and comfortable. There is a blind spot in the center which is to be expected with equine anatomy. Head is lined in a moisture wicking material and is very easy to slip on and off. Maker was made aware that I wear glasses and even my wider cat eye glasses fit well inside.
The head looks very cute and accurate to an equine headshape. I specifically chose a maker who had experience with Dutch Angel Dragons since they are comparable to horses and equine suit examples are a rarity. Shaving is even, seams well hidden. The appearance matches my reference.
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.
Here is where it all goes wrong. I will fully admit, I had never made a DTD before so it didn’t fit quite right. The shoulders were a little tight and the arm sleeves were too short. I couldn’t left my arms directly above my head without pulling the whole thing up. Waist down everything fits fine.
The padding, however, is made of some satin-y type of material so it does not “stick” to the inside, instead it slides around inside the suit. The ankles and thigh padding slide out to the sides so I constantly had to stop and adjust it.
When I recieved my suit back from repairs (more on this below) the work was clearly rushed. The stitches were up to an inch apart, jagged, and I could easily fit two fingers into one stitch. The repairs were also done on the legs when I had requested the sleeves.
It looks very nice from the outside and I have recieved compliments for the digitigrade affect. Visually, FryedGoods’s work is solid. The construction leave much to be desired.
Hands and FeetGives information about the hands and/or feet of the costume.
I was unaware I was receiving sock hooves. They are comfortable but get dirty quick since they are white. I wear compression socks with them to give my ankles some more support. I have years of experience with cosplay and the ups and downs cosplay shoes have so comparitively these were quite nice. The hooves were also comfortable. One sock hoof did pop a seam on the inside while putting it on.
Though cute, they did not match my reference at all. The eohippus is the oldest known ancestor of the horse and instead of a single or cloven hoof has small hoof tipped toes. My reference also notes these toes specifically as they are a very distinct feature of my species. My hooves were made cloven like a deer. I was not provided WIP photos to correct this mistake.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The tail is very comfortable and has a satisfying swing to it. It was able to take my friend pulling me with no damage.
It matches my character in appearance.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
I told FryedGoods after the convention about the problems I had with the sleeve length and inaccurate hooves. He told me to send them back for repairs and I did so in February. I had been left on read asking for updates and after tracking down his Etsy where he had been selling suit part commissions (and completing them while having my suit in his possession) I was finally able to get some answers. After two months of excuses about not affording shipping or having someone else pay shipping, I finally paid for shipping myself.
What I received is appalling. The sleeves were not lengthened, instead it was the legs. I did not know the legs were lengthened until I put on my suit and was jabbed in the ankle with a two inch long straight pin. I removed the pin and the addition on that ankle fell apart. The stitches were half an inch to an inch apart, jagged, and very clearly rushed. I could easily fit two fingers in one stitch. I was able to remove these shoddy additions in one piece with my cat’s nail clippers.
My hooves were not repaired and I was not given extra fur as promised in messages. I feel these repairs were done very quickly to get my suit out the door and no care was taken. I am very disappointed.
After sending my suit back for repairs I went months being left on read. I had to message him on a main Instagram and finally his Etsy where he had been taking suit part commissions to get a response.
I sent my suit back for repairs in February after communicating my problems with the maker. I received my suit back in September after months of excuses, ghosting, and paying shipping to get my own suit back only to find the atrocious repair job (see below.)
I wanted to leave a good review but after the excuses, ghosting, and unacceptable craftsmanship I cannot recommend this maker to anyone else unless serious changes are made to basic customer service. This was my very first full suit and I am left disappointed.
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