[YES] Catastrophic Head and Paws by Beauty of the Bass


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

MonstterParade
Twitter: MonstterParade

Relationship With Maker

The maker IS a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, have owned several prior to commissioning

Informed Maker of Issues

Yes, and they have been sorted

Wear Time

70+
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

Type: Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species

Hyena
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

1000 GBP paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

December 15, 2020

Buy/Commission Date
11th September 2018
Completion/Ship Date
19th May 2019
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Catastrophic the Hyena head and paws in a toony style as a commission.

Character Concept Art


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.

Head is incredibly comfortable. Has a zip at the back so its easy to take on and off and once it is zipped on he is incredibly snug, but not tight.
The ventilation is spectacular, thanks to his big wide grin, and his moving jaw is lovely and reactive. The only minor issue with comfort is occasionally I can feel the battery back of his LEDs against my neck, but I do really have to tilt my head back for it to be annoying.

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

Exactly like I wanted it. He looks so handsome and sneaky, his expression and big toothy grin are exactly how I pictured him. He’s perfectly symmetrical and his shaving is amazing, no bald patches or stray glue anywhere. Fur was chosen by myself to fit an already existing bodysuit so no complaints there. Bass also drew his reference sheet so they match up exactly.

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

His moving jaw, while being on a foam base is spectacular, and his LEDs in his eyes are amazing. Unfortunately due to general wear part of the wire inside the battery pack has come loose so now they tend to flicker on and off when turned on, but Bass has offered to fix these for me so again, no complaints 🙂

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 are exactly what I wanted, huge chunky bappers with big claws. For such a meaty pair of paws they are suprising dextrous, everyone whose worn them has been impressed at just how easy I can grab things with them. Lined as well, really easy and comfy to put on. My only nag with them is the cuffs are lined with red fleece, and his arms/paws are black, so if the cuff pulls back it can be noticed in some photos from certian angles, but this is a very minor gripe. They have held up very well, and I am a very active suiter yet they have been able to withstand all the punishment I have put them through, so super impressed.

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

Perfect! Shaving is neat and clean, fur is soft and the claws are nice and robust. Pawpads are a lovely cream colour, match his ref exactly.

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?

Bass had already done me a reference sheet that I commissioned before I went to her for a suit so her art style matches the suit perfectly.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

He looks incredible. He is a real head turner and I’ve had nothing but compliments about him. Matches his existing bodysuit incredibly well, colours all match perfectly.

Overall Project Quality

Very. He is incredibly high quality, gorgeous to look at and wear, he’s filled with so much character

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! We had been friends for a while so I was able to message her about having a head and paws done

Maker Response Time

Very good, I got concept sketchs of how the head would look so I could choose a style, and regular WIPs

Maker Professionalism

Very happy

Project Completion Time

Very! I wanted him done for CFz2019 and he was ready to debut at the con.

Rating

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"Would you recommend this maker to another?"

YES!
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This means the reviewer would recommend Beauty of the Bass.


Final Comments

Would absolutely recommend Bass. Have admired her work for ages so to be able to have my own is a dream, and I cant wait to go back to her for another suit!


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