[YES] Emerson Dalhart Gryphon Head by Retro Fursuits

General Information
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Reviewer Information
Twitter: gjaravont
Instagram: gjaravont

Relationship With Maker
The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience
Yes, I owned a second hand suit before I commissioned reteo

Informed Maker of Issues
No issues

Wear Time
30+. hours
Maker & Project Information

Commission Information
Type: Single Piece > Head > Fursuit
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Sub species of wingless gryphon
Found in Aves (?)

Made in Year

Transaction Information
360 Usd paid in a lump sum
Filed under $200 and under as a Lump Sum.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy

Date of Review
22 May 2020

Project Timeline
Contact Date
December 2018
Completion/Ship Date
Eaely feb 2019
Item Completion Time (?)
1 - 3 Months

Item Being Reviewed
Emerson Dalhart Gryphon Head in a toony style as a commission.

Character Concept Art

Photos of Completed Product


Wear Satisfaction

He fits great. He was a lot bitger and a bit heavier than my other head that was very light and small in comparison but overall fits great and feels great. The vision is a bit dark but other than that 10/10 for visibility and ventilation.

Visual Satisfaction

Looks exactly how I expected! They got his beard right and his yellow markings under the eye are proportionate to how I drew them in the concept art. They gave him seperage locks of fur to make it look like hair instead of a giant thing of fur some makers do for hair and I appreciate that. Good shave job as well. I’ve had this suit for over a year now with quite a bit of use and have yet to find a single hole. Only bad thing I have to say is that to me he Looks a little wonky from a side view perspective

Special Attachments and Features

The head comes with magnetic eyelids that snap on with ease, and im not sure of this was intentional or not but since its one magnet on the sides closest to the beak/nose bridge I cab slide the eyelids giving him the option of looking tired or angry.


Product Satisfaction

How was your concept art realized?
Very satisfied. I made a quick concept art describing certain details and all were followed.

How well does everything fit together and match up?
Great experience! I was NOT expecting him to be done so quickly, I was in no rush and I never once asked for an update. They sent me many WIPS from all sorts of angles and when I had a question they responded in a timely manner. The amount I paid for no longer reflects their current prices but I think thats great because they deserve more ror the quality they pump out. Everything looks great and he still has no holes or problems! He looks amazing in Retro’s distinct style.

Overall Project Quality

Purchase Process

Initial Contact
They made a post saying they were open for commissions and I dmed them there and communication was great

Maker Response Time
Very reasonable.

Maker Professionalism
Pleasant to work with! Every question was answered in a timely manner and I didn’t have to ask for wips as they sent them as they went along, and sent many.

Project Completion Time
In roughly a month my head was finished with no rush fees. Head was shippe shortly after they finished him

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Final Comments
Overall a great experience and have definitely recommended some friends to get a suit from them. I love the way he looks along with the quality.

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