[YES] Hallow the Hellhound Partial by ThunderHowl Studios

General Information
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Reviewer Information
Reviewer
OrangeHounds Twiter TikTok

Relationship With Maker
The maker is NOT a friend

Prior Experience
This is my first fursuit

Informed Maker of Issues
There were no issues

Wear Time
150+ hours
Maker & Project Information
Maker

Commission Information
Type: Fursuit > Partial
Style: Toony
Shipped From: USA

Species
Hellhound
Found in Canidae (?)

Made in Year

Transaction Information
2300 USD paid in a lump sum
Filed under $1000 - $2999 as a Lump Sum.

Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy


Date of Review
8 April 2020

Project Timeline
Contact Date
October 2019
Completion/Ship Date
October 2019
Item Completion Time (?)
Pre-Made

Item Being Reviewed
Hallow the Hellhound, Partial Fursuit in a toony style bought as a pre-made.

Review Video


Photos of Completed Product


Head

Wear Satisfaction

My head just fit the size range, so it was quite a snug fit. The wiring in the head can get slightly annoying, but all I have to do is move the battery pack until it sits right. This is also only when I’m sitting still for too long.

The eyes have a great range. I have no blind spot facing forward, and my side vision is quite good compared to what I expected.

The vents hidden in the head are a huge help, both with hearing and with not heating up too quickly.

The moving jaw is outstanding, even when I talk normally there is still a bit of movement, and I’ve found I can have a lot of fun with expressions and antics using it. The makers are also extremely helpful if we have any issues, such as the elastics wearing down or the jaw becoming dislocated.



Visual Satisfaction

The shaving of the fur is fantastic, the hair fluff on the top is so fun to style and his marking are on point with the photos shown online. The ear holes and little horns only add to the uniqueness and character. The white fur on the face is shaped skull-like when compared to the black fur, which builds on the scary part of the character. The fur also can glow under black lights which makes raves and parties more interesting.

The eyes are follow-me, and it’s really funny because in every situation he always an a scowl, an angry look, or an evil smile. The eyes being follow-me allow for many different angles for photos that give a variety of results.

The teeth in the bottom jaw are also cool, as small fangs were placed to give him an extra dose of spooky.

Special Attachments and Features

The eyes light up with orange LEDs that have three different modes: solid, slowly flashing and quickly flashing. I have to be careful how long I keep each mode on, as turning the eyes on heats up the head much quicker, and I could become dizzy from the flashing lights so close to my eyes. Nevertheless, it is an added cool feature that I wouldn’t change for anything.

The battery pack is kept in a packet near the back of the head, and can easily be found by feeling around on the outside. This makes it so I don’t have to keep taking the head off and pulling out the battery pack to switch the eye lights.

I have been informed that the type of lights used for my eyes are no longer being used by Thunderhowl, so if they break by means other than the battery running out, I’ll either have to deal or send it back to Thunderhowl to see what they can do. This is no problem however, since that just requires taking care of the head.

Hands and Feet

Wear Satisfaction

The hand paws are very plushy, four fingers, and don’t over a lot of dexterity. Picking up things usually require two hands, and sometimes the signals I make with my hands are hard to make out. None of these are a problem though.I enjoy having the plushy paws since they make fursuiting extremely fun. The foam in the paw pads makes it so that I can be a bit more wild in fursuit without hurting anyone, which I think is amazing.

The insides don’t scratch my hands and keeps my hands warm and snug. Moving my hands in and out of the handpaws requires little to no effort.

It is required that you wear a jacket that goes down to your wrists to cover any skin, and certain gloves in the paws to deal with sweat, but other than that, amazing quality.



Visual Satisfaction

The fur is super soft and quite easy to brush when it gets matted. The fur on the fingers and palm are shaved more than the back and wrist area of the paws, but this is so the fur doesn’t overwhelm the claws or pawpads.

The claws are at the end of each finger for visual appeal, and they really add to the spooky aspect of the character. They are also made of some soft material, so they can’t actually harm anyone.

The paws are a solid color of orange, giving it a simple and nice look. The paw pads are a black color, adding to the cute simplicity of the handpaws.

Tails

Wear Satisfaction

The tail is extremely light, bouncy and easy to wear. Since it is a partial, the tail has two loops at the top that you have to loop into a belt, and they put the belt on so that the tail sits at the back.

When moving around, the tail easily swings around and the tail loops hold firm on the belt. It doesn’t take much movement to get the tail swinging, which I love in a fursuit.

The tail can be warped or scrunched up into a ball and still spring back to its original shape.



Visual Satisfaction

The design of the tail is fantastic, with three different color furs running down in a stripe pattern that wraps around the tail. The fur was put on beautifully and is pleasant to look at.

It also has a curved shape to it, which is different then your usual wolf or fox tail and something I adore.

The fur is even all around and look amazing, whether it is brushed or poofed out.

The area where the loops are sticks out a bit, as the only way to cover it up is to push a hoodie over it and it doesn’t always stay there, and the tail hands down, thus leaving the white part open. It’s only a minor inconvenience, however, as the tail hanging down is preferred.

Overall


Product Satisfaction

How well does everything fit together and match up?
While all of the pieces are separate, each adds their own part to the suit and character. The fur colors of each matches with the other pieces, and the patterns blend together well.

Nothing looks loose or out of place, and all the pieces come together to create one spooky hound. For something Thunderhowl usually doesn’t do, they did great!

Overall Project Quality
1000%! Halloween is my favourite season and having a suit, with such amazing quality, is a treasure. I’ve had so much fun going out suiting in this boy, and the people around me have had just as much fun interacting with him (or messing with him cause he’s a grumpy boy).

Aiko did a lot of work on this boy and he knocked it out of the park and should be very proud! ❤️

He may not have started as my character, but I’ll treasure Hallow just as much as my own sona and will be keeping him indefinitely



Purchase Process

Initial Contact
I was part of Skye’s patreon supporters and had a warning about Hallow going up for auction. Shortly after I won the auction, Skye emailed me where we talked about delivery and payment. We quickly moved to Telegram for further questions.

Maker Response Time
I woke up to see I had won the fursuit and Skye messaged me that day. She got back to me quickly any time I had a question pre and post-receiving the suit.

Maker Professionalism
Skye’s answers to my questions regarding cleaning, care, delivery, etc were all handled beautifully. Not only is she very professional but she talks to you like a friend. She made it very clear what she needed from you and if there would be any setbacks or problems.

Project Completion Time
I was told the fursuit would be delivered as soon as they received the payment. She managed to even get the package in before the delivery service closed for the day. Her delivery time estimation was spot on, and I received the fursuit in about a week.

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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 ThunderHowl Studios.

Final Comments
Thunderhowl Studios is an amazing suit-making business that produces quality suits and cares very much about every single one of their customers.

I purchased a suit through an auction and received exactly what was advertised, and open contact for any further questions and future adjustments and maintenance.

Anyone who wants a high quality suit, makers who will help you out if you’re a beginner to fursuit wearing and caring, and become part of an amazing family, you must give Thunderhowl a look!


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