[YES] Bastan the Kitsune Digitigrade Fullsuit by Furry Tailor


General Information
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Reviewer Information
Reviewer
Misha
Furaffinity: misha
Twitter: Bigbeelilbee

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

Prior Experience
Yes, brought a ‘Frankensuit’ of several old suits to refurbish and wore for around a year before getting this one

Informed Maker of Issues
No

Wear Time
25+ hours
Maker & Project Information
Maker

Commission Information
Type: Fursuit > Fullsuit
Style: Real/Toon Hybrid, Digitigrade
Shipped From: United Kingdom

Species
Kitsune
Found in Canidae (?)

Made in Year

Transaction Information
2000 GBP paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999 as a Payment Plan.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review
5 August 2020

Project Timeline
Contact Date
July 2019
Completion/Ship Date
February 2020
Item Completion Time (?)
7 - 12 Months

Item Being Reviewed
Bastan the Kitsune digitigrade fullsuit in a real/toon hybrid style as a commission.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product

Head

Wear Satisfaction

Head fits tightly, definitely secure and has built in balaclava. Well ventilated with a mouth that can open up to allow air/fans in and has been slightly modified to allow straws through for drinks. Vision is about as expected in fursuits with a small blind spot where the snout is but workable. Balaclava inside is sweat whicking so allows for easy cleaning.



Visual Satisfaction

So far only the jaw has been slightly lopsided (To allow for the fan/straw insertion) but is only noticeable if you are looking for that.
Markings match the character and not had any complaints on backing/shaving of the fur. Fur feels very soft to the touch and brushes rather well
Eyes are follow me style and have allowed to get some good expressions out of it.

Special Attachments and Features

Glowing purple eyes for the head along with some horns made of stuffed felt for ease of storage. They don’t add any extra time to putting the suit on or really add to the weight that much and the eyes can be turned off if not wanted

Body

Wear Satisfaction

Bodysuit fits well especially with the padding inside. Allowing for more natural movement, so far has been very durable and survived several washes. Interior is not lined with anything special though I do wear a full sweat-resistant undersuit.
There is room for a cooling rig to be worn as well and have not noticed the suit to be overly hot



Visual Satisfaction

Appearance wise the bodysuit ticks all the boxes for the character’s looks. Have not noticed anything uneven after the first wear and brushing. Like the head the fur feels soft to the touch. Overall very VERY satisfied with the bodysuit.

Hands and Feet

Wear Satisfaction

Both hands and feet for the suit fit well, the hands end up being tucked into the bodysuit to help secure them both while the feet have zip attachments to the legs to secure them there. Inside the feet is a comfortable slipper to help secure my feet into it which while not designed to deal with sweat is again helped by wearing sweat-whicking socks with my undersuit.
Both the feet and hands have proven to be very durable and since receiving the suit have got some specially made outdoor paws to wear rather than have ‘shoes’ over the indoor ones



Visual Satisfaction

The claws on the feet and hands really add to their appearance and give a more natural look to the character. Much like the head and bodysuit the fur is identical and feels spot on quality wise. Have not noticed anything uneven on either of them

Tails

Wear Satisfaction

The tails fit comfortably with a belt and even better when some suspenders are looped over to help distribute their weight though this is not mandatory. They have proven to be very durable, especially given their length.
When all of them are worn there are challenges sitting though this has been easily sorted with some practice of how to sit with them



Visual Satisfaction

The tails have a little more material on them to help with their durability so a good brushing is needed before wearing so it blends in more. Much like the other components the fur material is the same and blends in nicely with the rest of the suit.

Other than length the tails match wonderfully with the concept art (Though who’s going to make 35ft long tails!?)

Special Attachments and Features

The tails are in three parts. One big central tail and two ‘fan tails’ each with three tails on. The ‘fan tails’ have one mount point at the top for a belt to loop through to give the 7 tailed appearance. When worn altogether the weight is as expected rather high but not uncomfortable and can be held up with just a belt. Though have taken to wearing some loops to help distribute the weight over my shoulders. Thanks to this makeup the tails have been made extra durable.

Overall


Product Satisfaction

How was your concept art realized?
The artist I’d chosen for the character’s reference sheet already makes them with fursuit makers in mind so there was no specific artist required for this.
While there was an alteration to the design it was a fairly obvious one for practicalities sake. Walking around with seven 35ft long tails just wouldn’t work.
Reference sheet to character wise I am immensely happy with the outcome

How well does everything fit together and match up?
Overall the suit matches up with it’s component parts very well, colours and markings line up nicely when worn and have not had any cases of my undersuit showing through at all.The bodysuit is designed to be worn with the padding underneath to complete the shape and thanks to the parts being detachable can be worn as a partial if needed.

Overall Project Quality
To say I am happy is a bit of an understatement. Bastan has come out amazingly, well worth the price in my opinion and has met my expectations and more



Purchase Process

Initial Contact
Having first met them at Confuzzled and joined their Telegram group it was very quick to get in touch as most communications were handled through there.

Maker Response Time
Response times were very quick given the method of communication.

Maker Professionalism
Throughout the whole process Mipsy was very friendly but always with the end goal of getting the suit completed.

Project Completion Time
Once my slot came up I got regular updates. Mipsy works on buying a month slot rather than sending the money and getting it when it’s completed. So I knew exactly which month my suit would be worked on and completed in. Shipping etc was not an issue for the suit as they are close enough for me to drive and pick it up. Though the extra set of paws were sent via post without any issues.

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YES

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This means the reviewer would recommend Furry Tailor.

Final Comments
Would definitely recommend Mipsy to folks interested in getting a suit. Fast communication and a group on Telegram of others that have gotten suits from them to share experiences and advice as well.


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