[YES] Red Panda Kemono Partial by Alecrim Carmim General Information Please note that this review is from an older version of the site. The page layout differs slightly from the current version because of this. Reviewer Information Reviewer Coffee Instagram: coffeewithwings Relationship With Maker The maker IS a friend Prior Experience Yes, I owned one fursuit from anothe maker Informed Maker of Issues Yes, I had small issues and the maker was super receptive of the feedback and have already changed some things on their next pieces Wear Time 5 months Maker & Project Information Maker Alecrim Carmim Commission Information Type: Fursuit > Partial Style: Kemono Shipped From: Brazil Species Red Panda Found in Musteloidea (?) Made in Year 2020 Transaction Information 2000 USD paid in installments Filed under $1000 - $2999 as a Payment Plan. Estimated Completion Time (ETA) Accuracy YES - the ETA was accurate Date of Review 16 February 2021 Project Timeline Contact Date October 2019 Completion/Ship Date October 2020 Item Completion Time (?) 7 - 12 Months Item Being Reviewed in a kemono style as a commission. Character Concept Art Photos of Completed Product Head Wear Satisfaction Alecrim Carmim’s heads are amazing. They have a very complex “helmet” system in place that makes their heads truly one size fits all, there’s a bit of a learning curve but the fit is very comfortable and really worth the extra steps. The head is spacious, with very good air circulation due to the hidden ear ventilation. You can easily fit glasses inside the head as well, which is great for me as I have to wear my prescription glasses most times. The big kemono eyes allow you to see very clearly in front of you, there are some blind spots (of course), but I can navigate by myself most of the time, without the need of my handler to constantly guide me. Visual Satisfaction The appearance of the suit is stunning, I remain in love. The head symmetry is pretty good, the fur used is very good quality, soft were it needs to be, with the shaving and the transitions being also pretty good. The eye painting is starting to fade a little bit, which the maker themselves pointed out on my pictures. They have already changed the eye technique though, so I’m pretty confident the latest fursuits won’t have this problem. We’re also arranging to repaint the eyes on the close future. One thing to note is that part of the eyes is made with amazing glittery resin, looks very cute and it’s super durable. The nose is also made of resin and it survived me accidentally hitting my face in the wall intact. The concept art had to be changed to better fir a 3D space and feel every single change was flawless, they help translating the pictures better than I could hope for. Special Attachments and Features The head has a very unique helmet-like fitting system, so it’s adjustable to different head-shapes. This works very well! As mentioned previously, there’s a learning curve, but it’s actually super simple to do once you get the hang of it. The neck piece is also separated, which helps! Other than that, the head comes with a detachable posable tongue and tons of accessories, like ribbons, hair clips, eye protectors. Hands and Feet Wear Satisfaction The hand-paws are SUPER FUFFLY, the quality is very good. I have very small hands, so posing is a little hard, but far from impossible. My husband has bigger hands and his also fit very well, so it fits a good range of hand sizes. They stay in place very well, I can pose in many different ways and they don’t slide off. So far, not a single seam has popped, the claws and pads are very securely in place. The feet paws are also very good quality, I have both interior and exterior paws, they are very comfortable to walk and wear, although I would advice against going in too rough floors even with the outside paws, so they can last longer. Both hands and feet are well finished and lined. Visual Satisfaction As I mentioned earlier, the hand paws are extremely fluffy, which makes them fit very nicely with the size of the head, making the character look very cohesive. The claws are made of resin and are gorgeous, they almost look like real nails. The feet paws have a very teddy-bear like factor to them, which I love. They are also very cohesive with the hand paws and head. Tails Wear Satisfaction The tail is big but not heavy, it fits very comfortably and it doesn’t slide out of place. The height is perfect, being very big but just above ground, and the quality is great. So far, even with all the different places I’ve sit on, they look as good as new. Visual Satisfaction It looks perfect, it’s exactly what you would expect from a red panda tail and even the number of stripes was as requested on the character sheet. Wings Wear Satisfaction Because I have narrow shoulders, after a longer time wearing it, the wings tend to slip a bit, being one-size-fits-all. But they are easily adjustable and in no way it spoils the experience, being a cute touch of the whole outfit. They are durable but malleable, due to their structure, so if you need to set a pose, it can be readily done. Visual Satisfaction They are extremely adorable and the design follows perfectly the sheet. The details look like an aerial pattern, which makes them wonderful. The fluffy part on the back merges really well with the back of the neck-fluff, so the wings really seem to be coming out of your back. I really adore them. Overall Product Satisfaction How was your concept art realized? The visual concept was easily understood and followed. The colors, the tail stripes, the overall feeling the character gives, they all match perfectly. How well does everything fit together and match up? I can’t really complain at all! Everything fits well, the pieces merge perfectly, every part of the fursuit is really well planned, thought and executed. The shapes are great, it correctly follows the ref sheet, it’s comfortable, easy to wear and take off. The quality is astonishing and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Overall Project Quality I’m perfectly satisfied. The whole process was great, the product is marvelous, everything fits well and I totally recommend it. Purchase Process Initial Contact The contact is first made by form, then mostly by email. Everything they needed was clear and easy to understand and I’ve received weekly updates. Maker Response Time The maker kept contact through email consistently, the response time was usually 1-2 business days at most. Maker Professionalism Utterly satisfied. Transparency, quick response, professionalism, everything was positive. Project Completion Time Everything arrived on time. I got no issues getting the fursuit and since I was updated with every detail of it, I wasn’t worried about it at all. Rating FursuitReview rates by asking the question: Would you recommend this maker? YES This review has been marked with a positive rating. This means the reviewer would recommend Alecrim Carmim. Final Comments The maker is great, I had no cons. The communication was clear and organized, the response time was great and I was updated every single week for a year. We were already friends before, but I know they treat every customer with the same amount of care and professionalism. The design is very cute and it fits very comfortably, they really brought Coffee to life! I’m really looking forward working with Alecrim Carmim again on the future. Are you the maker of this item? 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