[YES] Zephyr Dragon Partial by Creations of the Cosmos
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HeadGives information about the head of the costume. If reviewing a set of ears, the answers would also go in this section.
The fursuit head took a little bit of effort to get on the first few times, but I feel with repeated wear and general experience I can wear the head quite easily. I’ve worn it for extended periods of time without it feeling loose or unstable so when the head is on, it feels snug and is tight enough that it won’t fall off accidentally. I can do exercises and dances while wearing it so there are no problems there. The ventilation is pretty good. The mouth can be opened which allows for air to flow nicely. It helps to wear a balaclava underneath. When I get too hot I can open up the mouth opening to take in fresh air and I have a fan in my room to help with the heat. I haven’t tried wearing this in the summer but presumably with some extra fans blowing cold air at me I should be fine. The vision from the eye sockets is pretty good. I can see things in front pretty well. With a little adjustment I can continue to do activities I would do out of suit like watching tv, playing games and chatting with others.
The head is a great interpretation of how the maker visualises my fursuit reference images. The head is definitely symmetrical and matches the design well. The fursuit hear matches closely my vision for the character and covers and adequate portion of the fur underneath. The shaving is very good and there isn’t anything I would drastically change. The transition between the skin fur and the hear fur/eyebrows are really well done. The fur is a good length and is quite easy to brush. The detail on the muzzle with the nose scales has been done really well and has a nice leather-like feel to it. I believe the eyes are static but they do a good job of facing the desired angle for the camera. I feel I can achieve a lot of expressions with a combination of the head, body language and the removable eyelids. The fursuit head matches the concept art very well. I’m not experienced enough in fursuit making to provide any more detailed instructions at this stage. The maker spoke multiple times with me about the design and what could be done based on their previous portfolio.
Unlike some dragons, mine has hair on their head. The hair was put together really nicely in stages which allowed it to be built up over time depending on how much was needed. The character does not have horns which allows for more freedom with regards to the hair and the ears which turned out nicely.
TailsGives information about any tails the costume may have.
The tail is very comfortable and not heavy at all. Rather than have it as a floor dragger, we made the choice for the tail to have a natural curl in it. The tail curl suits the character well and makes it long enough to enjoy without having to worry about it dragging on floors and getting dirty. The belt loop it comes with is very handy as I can combine it with my many partial looks to dress in jeans or other pants. I can use a dressing gown belt for when I want to combine my tail with my pyjamas or other belt-less pants.
The tail has a nice fuzziness look to it and feels soft to the touch. It’s very fluffy and is fun to swish around. The tail is symmetrical on both sides and the tail fluff matches pretty closely to the original ref sheet and examples. The tail part of my ref has always been a bit ambigious to start with so we discussed the possible ideas to make it happen. It ended up turning out really well. The fur is easy to brush.
The tail tuft at the end had to be worked out between me and the maker, since my designs weren’t quite set in stone. We ended up deciding with unshaved fur shaped into a leaf-type pattern. The pattern turned out really well and I’m very happy with the result. The tuft is sown directly onto the tail so there’s no worry about it falling off or becoming separated from the tail itself. The tail tuft feels very fluffy and the detail is great.
OverallHow satisfied the reviewer is with the overall buying experience, including their interactions with the maker and the resulting final product.
When it was shipped in December this was with Royal Mail Guaranteed delivery. While the tracking did claim to be guaranteed AM, due to various circumstances it didn’t actually arrive til the PM. I’m satisfied the maker did everything they could and the blame was with Royal Mail on this occasion. The packages arrived virtually unscathered so very happy with the outcome.
The maker was fantastic and very helpful throughout the whole process. This was my first time working with a maker on such a big fursuit project so I had a lot to learn. I asked some friends for impartial advice during the process and they were able to help. I did some research on what types of dragon fursuits had a similar style so I was able to inform the maker about what kind of style I was going for. I felt that all changes were mutual and we ended up creating an awesome fursuit together based on our combined efforts.
The maker sent along some goodies along with the fursuit head including a mini sewing kit and a personalised thank you note. I was sent some stickers too. It was a pleasure working with the maker and I will definitely keep them in mind for future projects or referrals for a friend. I’m very grateful for them for all their hard work.
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