[YES] Leigh Folf Head by SuitArted


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


About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Kani
Twitter: GGCostumes

Relationship With Maker

The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience

Yes, I make suits myself and have owned suits from multiple other makers previously.

Informed Maker of Issues

There were no issues.

Wear Time

30~
About the Maker

Maker

Commission Information

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

Species

Folf
Filed under Canidae

Made in Year

Transaction Information

Trade
Filed under .

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review

February 23, 2021

Buy/Commission Date
September 2020
Completion/Ship Date
December 2020
Item Completion Time (?)

Item Being Reviewed

Leigh Folf Head in a real/toon hybrid 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.

The head is built on a resin base and has fantastic vision with pretty much no blind spot and wide peripherals, and pretty good ventilation too, especially when the jaw is open. With the jaw closed it can become a little stuffy occasionally, but I intend to install a small fan to help with this. The maker asked for measurements and as such the head fits perfectly. There is an elastic strap around the back that keeps it snug but not too tight, and the head closes with a zipper that is extremely smooth and easy to use. The interior is not lined and is padded with foam. It is very comfortable, my face and glasses do not contact the resin base at all apart from the jaw, there are no uncomfortable pressure points. The head is lightweight and it is not fatiguing to wear it for long periods of time.

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

The head is absolutely stunning in appearance. It is sleek and well proportioned, and perfectly symmetrical. The markings are incredibly sharp and the shaving is the best I have ever seen, it is so smooth and short. There are one or two bald spots but these are miniscule and can’t be seen without very close inspection. The fur is all soft and high quality, and is easily brushed and taken care of. The expression of the head is perfect, I love the semi-toony look and the eyes are very expressive and pretty. I requested the eye shape/eyebrows be more serious/ less feminine and the maker nailed it. The head matches the concept art perfectly, I cannot fault it.

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

The head features a moving jaw and magnetic eyelids. The moving jaw is very responsive but not too loose that it hangs open, its very sturdy and well done. The eyelids are also perfect, very clean and smooth and fit well, and allow for more expressive variety when performing in the costume.

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?

The head was artistic liberty to the extent that the maker drew up several concepts and I decided on/adapted one until we had the finished concept. The costume matches the concept art perfectly, all the markings and colors are correct.

How well does everything fit together and match up?

Overall, I absolutely love everything about the head. Its clean, sturdy and very beautiful. The quality is fantastic and it matches the concept art perfectly. It is consistent to the makers style, and is a really lovely costume.

Overall Project Quality

I am very satisfied with the head. It is great quality and looks very beautiful. The maker was very friendly and easy to work with.

Purchase Process Details the interactions between the customer/reviewer and the maker of the item with regard to the buying process.

Initial Contact

I messaged the maker on telegram after they announced they were looking for a trade partner on their twitter, it was very easy and they responded quickly, we decided to trade and they drew up designs the next day. It was always very clear and friendly.

Maker Response Time

The maker always responded the same day, usually within an hour or two. We communicated through telegram the whole time.

Maker Professionalism

The maker was always pleasant and friendly to work with, and communicated clearly. They sent many wip pictures every step of the way until the head was complete.

Project Completion Time

The original timeframe we agreed on was around 3 months, and this was realized. The suit was finished in the expected time and shipped quickly, arriving within 3 days. Tracking was provided.

Rating

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YES!
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Final Comments

If you get the chance to work with the maker, I would 100% recommend them.


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