[YES] Grubbs Grizzly Bear Fullsuit by Beastcub

General Information
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Reviewer Information
Reviewer

Relationship With Maker
The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience
This is my first and only fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues
Yes, I had some problems with the jaw design, which she fixed; also, the feet were too tight and she fixed that too; the vision was too limited, so she added mesh under the eye to provide much better vision; the claws on the feet were too long initially and would catch on things, so she shortened them. All these mods were done for no additional charge.

Wear Time
100+ hours
Maker & Project Information
Maker

Commission Information
Type: Fursuit > Fullsuit
Style: Real/Toon Hybrid, Plush
Shipped From: USA

Species
Grizzly Bear
Found in Ursidae (?)

Made in Year

Transaction Information
$1,800 USD paid in installments
Filed under $1000 - $2999 as a Payment Plan.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review
10 August 2019

Project Timeline
Contact Date
01 2010
Completion/Ship Date
08 2010
Item Completion Time (?)
7 - 12 Months

Item Being Reviewed
Grubbs Grizzly full fursuit with plush padding in a real/toon hybrid style as a commission.

Photos of Completed Product

Head

Wear Satisfaction

The head was built around a baseball cap base and includes a battery-powered fan. It is comfortable; the jaw took a little time to figure out, but it works well.



Visual Satisfaction

I LOVE the head. I love how the eyes came out; the way they are designed they seem to follow you wherever you look. I love how she added the grey fur because I’m a greymuzzle. I get compliments all the time!

Special Attachments and Features

Battery-powered fan in head works well and a pocket is provided to stash the battery out of the way and it holds the battery snugly. The jaw, which was initially separate from the head, is now attached. The maker adapted a Halloween sumo costume to create the padding. Because it is a store-bought costume (the sumo costume) that wasn’t designed for a lot of wear, I have had to patch up tears from time to time. The suit includes polystyrene claws on feet and hands that look amazing.

Body

Wear Satisfaction

Other than the sumo suit padding she bought elsewhere, this is a high-quality suit. The fur and stitching are extremely well-done, and none of the stitching has separated or unraveled after much use. The foot padding looks terrific and is extremely durable. Eyes, teeth, claws, etc. are all high quality as well.



Visual Satisfaction

I get compliments all the time on my fursuit because (IMO) it is the best bearsuit out there. The inspiration came from Disney’s Country Bears, and Beastcub delivered a perfect adaptation that doesn’t imitate the Country Bears but employs that style and feel I was going for. I love how the zipper in front is completely hidden by the fur, how she provided a neck ruff to also hide skin, and she created extra-long forepaws to prevent any arm from showing, as well as cuffs around the ankles. No sign of human on THIS fursuit!

Hands and Feet

Wear Satisfaction

The feet were built around my shoes, so they fit perfectly; the forepaws were built around a pair of my gloves and also fit well.



Visual Satisfaction

I adore the foot padding, which looks amazing and is made of a tough material that I can walk outside on and not worry about tears or breaks; love the claws, which are very in tune with a real grizzly’s.

Overall


Product Satisfaction

How well does everything fit together and match up?
Excellent. Fur blends well, and some airbrushing adds depth and realism to the furry pelt.

Overall Project Quality
Extremely happy. Beastcub makes top-quality suits.



Purchase Process

Initial Contact
Pretty easy to contact her through her website.

Maker Response Time
Satisfied. While the suit took some time to build, Beastcub is much in demand and she kept me posted on her progress along the way, showing me photos of things she had completed first, such as the head.

Maker Professionalism
Beastcub is very professional. She does quality work and keeps communication open with her customers. Highly recommended.

Project Completion Time
Well, naturally I was anxious to get it done quickly, but I realize I had to wait in the queue. Given all the work on her table, she completed the very big project in well under a year, so I was satisfied with that.

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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 Beastcub Creations.

Final Comments
As noted above, Beastcub is a pro in every sense of the word. She does a quality job, keeps communication open with her customers (no hiding or excuses), and if there is a problem she fixed it at no extra charge if it was a problem with the original result (if you ask for enhancements later, then there would be a charge, of course).

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