[NO] Ava’s Handpaws by Fursuits by Mars

General Information
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Reviewer Information
Twitter: cautiousculpeo

Relationship With Maker
The maker WAS a friend when the item was purchased, but they are NOT a friend now

Prior Experience
No this was the first fursuit piece i ever purchased.

Informed Maker of Issues
Yes, Mars was very unapologetic, Mars proceeded to deny anytime i would message them, telling me it was fixable on my end, that my paws that i had work once for 20 minutes in a live stream that fell apart, were my fault but it was ok because it is fixable on my end because i know how to sew.
My fiance then became into contact with Mars and mars agreed to pay shipping to have them brought back to fix,
Mars never refunded me, offered shipping costs etc,
After that Mars started accusing me of doing things i had not done, and their girlfriend Alyssa posted my account publibly to use me as the butt of a joke, after blocking me.
Mars then after i asked to stop contacting me, and that i hoped we could remain civil, blocked me on all platforms.

here is the link to the full review and screenshots i took of our conversations

Wear Time
maybe 20 minuted tops
Maker & Project Information

Commission Information
Type: Fursuit > Paw Sets > Hand Paws
Style: Real/Toon Hybrid
Shipped From: USA

Culpeo Fox
Found in Canidae (?)

Made in Year

Transaction Information
$100 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $100 and under as a Lump Sum.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

Date of Review
28 June 2018

Project Timeline
Contact Date
Feburary 2017
Completion/Ship Date
November 2017
Item Completion Time (?)
7 - 12 Months

Item Being Reviewed
Ava’s Handpaws with no padding in a real/toon hybrid style.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

Hands and Feet

Wear Satisfaction

the paws are not lined and feel very itchy on my skin, the seems have more hot glue then thread, which rubs on my hands and caused blisters within the 20 minutes i wore them.

Visual Satisfaction

they looked nice, markings were accurate. until they fell apart.

Special Attachments and Features

i was told the paws would be elbow length, and they are only halfway up my arm.


Product Satisfaction

How was your concept art realized?
i think they did alright, besides not making them elbow length like i paid for.

How well does everything fit together and match up?
not really, they are accurate in markings, but the fur quality and shaving varys all over the paws.

Overall Project Quality
i cant wear them, as they have fallen apart from sitting on a shelf

Purchase Process

Initial Contact
i have been in contact with mars for many years, these conversations though took place on telegram.

Maker Response Time
i was not satisfied

Maker Professionalism
Mars acted very unprofessional and childish, going behind my back to tell their friends and girlfriend about me to make a mockery of me. Posting publicly about me in a rude manner.

Project Completion Time
almost a year…

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This review has been marked with a negative rating.
This means the reviewer would NOT recommend Fursuits by Mars unless they significantly change their practices.

Final Comments
i would not suggest anyone commission Mars unless some serious action is taken AND quality and mannerism improve.

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