FURSUIT F.A.Q.

Here you'll find answers to commonly asked fursuit questions. If you have questions regarding art or any other general info, check out my Art F.A.Q. or my General F.A.Q.!

How do I commission you for a fursuit?

My commissions are not open at regular intervals. For the best information on when commissions will be open, check the "announcements" section on the homepage, or follow me on social media.

How do you choose the commissions you take?

When my commission slots open, a form is posted online where potential commissioners can indicate all the details of their suit and receive an initial quote. These applications are then reviewed and a final quote is given. Applicants who accept their quote are then placed in a pool, from which the final suits are chosen. Some things I take into account include whether the customer will be able to pay sooner rather than later, whether I already have or know where to get certain supplies, and whether the commission itself is fun and interesting enough to me to keep me engaged and create a meaningful result.

What should I do to prepare to apply for a commission?

There are a few things you should have. First, you should have visual references or ideas for the character you’d like made. Secondly, you should make sure you have the financial means to commission something that will cost many hundreds of dollars. I highly recommend saving up your money beforehand. Not only is it a much more responsible and safe thing to do, I also tend to give higher priority to people who can pay up front or very quickly. Third, you should be ready to create a duct tape dummy and send other measurements such as the length of your hand and shoe size if you get the slot.

What kind of character references do you need?

A lot of fursuit makers want a very clear front and back reference sheet of the character standing with arms and legs spread. I do NOT want this. There is nothing more boring and uninspiring to me than a reference sheet like that! If you have a fleshed out character already then send me artwork of them that shows of the kind of personality and look that you want them to have; send me pieces that show a style of artwork that you believe jives with the character and who they are. Don’t worry about showing me their colors and markings clearly, part of my commission process includes a concept sheet where I will clearly draw out what the fursuit will look like from multiple angles. If you don’t quite know what you want, I love working with character design, and am happy brainstorm and draw out ideas and concepts for your suit.

What's a Duct Tape Dummy? Can't you just use my measurements?

A Duct Tape Dummy is essentially a life-size mould of your body. For instructions, you may watch my tutorial here. Building from a dummy is much more accurate and produces an even better end result.

Can you make me a cosplay? Like a Pokémon?

I cannot make suits of copyrighted characters. Things like Pokémon, Disney characters, Sonic, Five Nights at Freddy's etc. can result in legal issues.

I'm younger than 18 years old. Can I still commission you?

Commissioners must be 18 years of age or older. Do not be discouraged, however; if you you are a minor, I would highly recommend you try making a fursuit yourself! There are plenty of tutorials and resources out there to help you.

Can you put me on a waiting list?

No; all public commissioners are given an equal chance when commissions open. The commission form must be filled out each time slots are available.

Do you accept payment plans?

Payment plans are available, and are discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Do you require a down payment?

Yes. This is usually about 20% of the full price and covers the cost of your slot and materials. It is non-refundable. The down payment is included in any price quote received for a suit commission. If the down payment is not made in a timely manner, your slot will be given to someone else.

How do I pay?

All payments must be made via PayPal through invoicing. This means that you can pay it with a credit or debit card; PayPal supports a large number of cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

I can no longer keep paying for my fursuit commission. Can I get a refund?

You cannot get a refund for your down payment. If you must cancel your fursuit commission, we will discuss refunding payments given after the down payment. This will depend on how far I’ve gotten on the suit, and how easy it would be to resell what I have already completed.

How long does it take for you to finish?

When you commission a suit, it may take up to six months to get started on the suit building process depending on queue length and project complexity. Once work begins on your suit, it will normally be completed within three months.

Would my character be too hard to make into a fursuit? Are there any restrictions on your fursuit builds?

Nothing is too hard- however, the more complex the design is, the more expensive it gets. If what you have in mind seems like it may be difficult, please discuss it with me. Also bear in mind that these are FURsuits, which means that the character should have fur- but do note that many reptilian suits can be and are made from fur. If you have an idea that's really out there, please get in touch and we can work something out. I enjoy a challenge!
Be aware I will not do any kind of modification on a suit that is adult themed.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes. Do keep in mind that shipping to anywhere outside the U.S. is extremely expensive- multiple hundreds of dollars. To get a basic idea of shipping prices, check out the UPS website's shipping calculator. Fullsuits tend to weigh around 15 lbs. Some international locations pose additional risk of mail theft, and I may refuse a commission on those grounds. No one wants to commission or build a multi-thousand dollar suit and then have it get stolen in the mail.

Can you add body padding on my suit?

I will add digitigrade padding, as well as chest padding or muscle padding for an extra fee. I do not offer exaggerated feminine body padding such as breasts. There are other ways to make a suit look more feminine, such as using curves, feminine eyes, and head shapes, and to be honest I don’t have a lot of interest or confidence in making padding like that.

Do you use any animal products in your suits?

I use synthetic faux furs found on the Internet and locally. Up until now, I have never used real fur or pelts. However, if a situation arose which merited using an animal product, it would be discussed before use.

Can you make me a suit with supplies or a base I bought previously?

As a general rule, no. There are too many variables, such as quality, and I am uncomfortable claiming partial work as my own. For the best result, I purchase all the necessary supplies and furs. That way, both you and I can be sure that the materials will be satisfactory and I can be completely responsible for any mishaps.

Would I be allergic to anything on the suit?

Though it is not likely (since I've stopped using latex in my suit making) please inform me if you have any material allergies, just in case. I do own dogs and cats, however I am also allergic to cats and do not allow them near my workshop. My dogs may come in contact with my materials. Please let me know in advance if you have any animal allergies.

Can you make a costume for my child?

It is possible, though not recommended. My suits are works of art, not mass-produced or cheaply manufactured, and are priced accordingly. Purchasing a suit for a child who will grow out of it in a few short years is a huge investment with a small frame for returns.

How much experience do you have?

I have been making fursuits since 2011. Take a look at my gallery for some of my most recent works. I have dozens of suits and countless hours of work behind me.

Why should I order from you?

I put a lot of love and dedication into my work, and I think it shows. I value high-quality, respectable products with character and uniqueness, and place high value on kindness and being easy to work with.

I'm a previous customer. Can you revise/refurbish my fursuit?

As stated in my terms of service, all suits come with a one year repair warranty, with shipping covered by the commissioner. If repairs are needed after the warranty period, get in touch and I can do touch-ups for a small fee or complete part replacements for a discount. As a general rule, I usually do not refurbish suits from other makers.

What's the easiest way to communicate with you?

Only contact me with questions after reading all relevant FAQs and documents found on this website. If you still have questions, you may email me at . Response time is usually one to two weeks. Emails which serve no business purpose or which ask questions that are clearly answered on this site will be disregarded. I look forward to hearing from you!

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