[YES] Garou Fox Fullsuit by Rising Sun Kemono

General Information
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Reviewer Information
Reviewer
Garou the fox
Facebook: Garouthefox

Relationship With Maker
The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience
No, this is my first suit.

Informed Maker of Issues
There were no issues.

Wear Time
3 hours
Maker & Project Information
Maker

Commission Information
Type: Fullsuit
Style: Digitigrade, Kemono
Shipped From: USA

Species
Fox
Found in Canidae (?)

Made in Year

Transaction Information
4000 USD paid in installments
Filed under $3000 - $4999 as a Payment Plan.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review
19 May 2021

Project Timeline
Contact Date
09 2020
Completion/Ship Date
09 2020
Item Completion Time (?)
Pre-Made

Item Being Reviewed
Garou the full suit with digitigrade padding in a kemono style bought as a pre-made.

Photos of Completed Product

Head

Wear Satisfaction

The head fits well and is lined with a nice soft material that absorbs sweat well. I haven’t had to clean it yet but it seems like it shouldn’t be a problem.
The head is also comfortable to wear and there isn’t anything poking me when I wear it.
The ventilation is decent however the fan is definitely needed as well as ensuring that the mouth stays open, otherwise breathing starts to get difficult. I mostly feel the air circulate on my face, I haven’t noticed it in the rest of the head.
The vision is ok, I can’t see directly in front, the snout is in the way. I can see if I turn my head a little and I move my head often to scan my surroundings. I find this helps the character seem alive anyway as it is better than staying idle. Sometimes the eyes fog up a bit, but that’s usually due to the eyes being cold, as it warms it goes away. Overall I am very satisfied with the heads functionality.



Visual Satisfaction

I am really happy with how the head looks.
It has good symmetry and matches the character design well.
The shaving looks well done and even. The fur is soft and easily smoothed, the markings are sewn in and the scar is well done. I’m very happy with the expressiveness of the head. It’s able to give different impressions and looks very convincing. The eyes are follow-me eyes, which I find are very helpful with the expressions the head can make.
The head is very accurate to the concept art, and I am very happy with how he was brought to life.

Special Attachments and Features

Maybe not all that special but thought it was worth mentioning.
The head has 2 features of note:
1) Fan in head, specifically the mouth, battery pack for fan in back of neck. The fan is a great and much needed addition to the head, as ventilation would be worse without it. Helps keep cool and helps breathe easier. Very well installed and not intrusive.
2) Detachable hair. Spiky hair is removable as it is held in place with a magnet and Velcro. While it is easy to remove it stays in place quite well I haven’t knocked it off by accident. Looks good both with and without, and gives different impressions with both looks.

Body

Wear Satisfaction

I am very happy with how the body fits, as it fits very well. It’s the right height and is not tight so I can even fit an ice vest under the suit.
The quality of the fur is very high and the seams are very sturdy, nothing has popped or started to unravel.
There isn’t any lining in the suit but it does remove sweat well and would be easy to clean. There are a few things written on the inside of the suit in Japanese but it doesn’t detract from the appearance, in fact I like it.
There doesn’t seem to be any airflow through the suit, but it doesn’t get unexpectedly hot, you can suit in it for quite awhile. If you remove the head for a break you can cool down while still keeping the body on.
Lastly it’s pretty easy to put the suit on, it’s just the padding in the legs that is the difficult part. It takes a bit to put the padding in, and then to put the legs in. Everything else is easy after that.



Visual Satisfaction

I am very happy with how the suit looks. The colours are bright and show well, and the markings are symmetrical and matching.
The fur is all the same length and is soft and easy to brush.
The padding in the legs is well done and gives a good impression of digitigrade legs.
Overall the suit very closely matches the concept art and I am very happy with it.

Hands and Feet

Wear Satisfaction

The hands and feet both fit very well and are comfortable to wear. The hands allow for some finger dexterity but I still have to get used to handling things with 4 fingers. Additionally the hands cover the wrists and don’t reveal them regardless of how I move. The feet are large but still easy to walk in and are easy to put on and off, I just have to be mindful not to pull on the fur edges. The feet and legs cover the ankles completely.
The quality of both the hands and feet is high, the seams are intact and nothing has fallen off.
Inside the feet is foam and crocs for the shoe, they are comfortable to wear, I don’t seem to sweat too much in the feet but it should be easy to clean.
I enjoy wearing both the hands and the feet.



Visual Satisfaction

The hands and feet match the rest of the costume very well. They are symmetrical and pretty much identical, so sometimes I put the feet on the wrong foot, but that’s mostly my fault.
Like the rest of the suit the fur is soft and shaved evenly and is easy to smooth.
The colours used are bright and vibrant and the feet have cute paw pads.
The hands and feet match the concept art, just like the rest of the suit.
I am very satisfied with them.

Tails

Wear Satisfaction

I am very pleased with the tail. It is big and puffy with lots of stuffing and is well shaped. It’s comfortable to wear and has a big kidney belt to fix it in place easily. It’s easy to put on and fit through the hole for the tail in the suit.
The seams are very durable and haven’t popped or unraveled. The straps are very secure and the belt loops through them easily.
Overall the tail functions great.



Visual Satisfaction

I am so happy with how the tail looks with the suit. It has a great shape, with bright colours and soft, short fur but has a bit of a tuft at the top for a cute look.
The fur on the rest of the tail is evenly shaved and is also easy to brush.
I love how it looks and love wearing it.

Overall


Product Satisfaction

How well does everything fit together and match up?
The overall appearance of the suit is fantastic. I love how it all comes together. The markings and colours are consistent and there aren’t any gaps in the costume.
The suit is a good fit, it’s not restrictive but is still tight enough to not look baggy. The padding gives a good digitigrade look and helps with the overall appearance. The tail fits in the suit well and doesn’t pull at the suit.
It looks great, just like the rest of the suits the maker has made, I love the kemono style.
I am so happy with how it all comes together.

Overall Project Quality
I am very happy with the fursuit. It looks great, feels great and seems to be of high quality that should last a long time. It is definitely worth the money.



Purchase Process

Initial Contact
It was really easy to contact the maker. I applied for the suit on dealers den and they responded very quickly. We came to an agreement quickly and set up a payment plan for the suit.

Maker Response Time
The maker always responded quickly and was always via email.

Maker Professionalism
The maker was very easy to talk to and treated me very well. They were very eager and did their best to ensure I had the best customer experience. They followed up when they sent the suit to ensure I received it and that everything was alright.

Project Completion Time
The suit was premade so when it was paid off it was shipped immediately. I don’t recall any problems with the shipping which was with FedEx, the only issue was trying to coordinate with FedEx to receive the delivery as I was always at work. I eventually picked it up from their depot.

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Would you recommend this maker?


YES

This review has been marked with a positive rating.
This means the reviewer would recommend Rising Sun Kemono.

Final Comments
I am so happy to have purchased my fursuit from Rising Sun Kemono. It looks so good and is so fun to wear. I love it and other people I’ve shown love it as well.
I would definitely recommend this maker to anyone looking for a fursuit.
If I have the opportunity I would definitely get another suit from them, or update my suit in the future but I believe my current suit will last for many years to come.
Thank you so much for your hard work!

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