[YES] Silver the Deer Head by Alpha Dogs
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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 fit is excellent, nice and snug but not too tight, pretty much perfect. The maker builds a balaclava into the inside of the head, which is convenient. Visibility is good, or at least as good as one could expect wearing a costume head. There is a small blind spot in dead center, between the eyes, but it is not disorienting or anything. It really is only apparent at very close distances, basically arms-length. The whole inside is very soft and comfortable to wear. Prolonged wearing does get a bit warm but that comes with the territory, it’s certainly tolerable, and breathing is easy, with no circulation issues to note.
I absolutely could not be happier with how Silver looks, for me, it’s like he really came to life.
The fur patterns, as well as the shaving, is all perfectly symmetrical. The ears and antlers sit symmetrically as well.
The fur is very soft on every part of the head. Just about a year later the fur stays straight with very minimal brushing/care required to make him look good as new.
The maker added the small patch of dark blue fur that goes from the nose to the top lip, which wasn’t in the original design. I think it looks great, and the head would have looked a little off without it now that I see it in person.
The removable neck ruff is basically like a faux fur neck pillow. It looks great, and very comfortable when wearing. Very soft to the touch yet very sturdy in the feel of its construction.
As stated above, the antlers are good as well. They sit evenly and move just the right amount. They aren’t rigid/hard, but they don’t just flop all around either.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
Messaging switched from Twitter to Telegram at some point. I had no issues communicating with the maker on either.
The maker was upfront about the work they had on their plate, and the order in the queue that I was in. The maker regularly posted updates about the status of their queue, and when they expected work to begin on the various items within it. When it was finished, shipping completed without issues, in a reasonable amount of time for international shipping (about 10 days).
Working with Alpha Dogs was great, and I would recommend them to anyone who might be considering them.
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