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Toony suits VS. Realistic suits

Pavi

New Member
So, I'm planning on commissioning a fursuit in the next several years. But I really just cannot decide what style I'd like to get.
So I'm asking for opinions. What type of suit do you prefer? I plan to wear it to various events, but mostly I'd like to entertain children.

For reference, here's the companies I have picked out to possibly buy from:
http://www.donthugcacti.com/
http://www.clockworkcreature.com/
http://www.kilcodocostumes.com/
http://www.azurecoyote.com/
http://b3mascots.com/
http://whitewolf.denofwolves.com/

I realize there's a lot, but I like to have options. :)
Also, if you happened to have commissioned from one of the companies I listed before, then I'd love to hear your experience with working with them, as well.
 
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Nyloc

Evil villain
Some of the Clockworkcreature suits veer dangerously close to Uncanny Valley but some of them, particularly this one look just stunning.

If you plan on entertaining children, however, I'd stick to the toony ones.
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
If you're planning on entertaining children, I'd stick with a toony suit. You're supposed to be like a walking cartoon animal. Walking down the street in a fierce looking wolf or panther suit might not be the best idea.

(I did make a little kid cry with my school's wildcat suit :c It did look kinda scary)
 

Asswings

Banned
Banned
Yeahhhhhh. For entertaining children, definitely go toony.

Some of the realistic suits weird even ME out.
 

Nyloc

Evil villain
Some of the realistic suits weird even ME out.

Aye, that would be uncanny valley alright. When it looks real, but really shouldn't do.
 

Dan.

Not here for the porn
I suppose it depends on your fursona, the way it is drawn most commonly...
 

Pavi

New Member
Thanks, guys. :3
I've been leaning more toward toony, for the same reasons you all listed.
 

Nyloc

Evil villain
Personally, go for the realistic if you can find a top notch maker.

The toony ones are cute, but it won't float everyone's boat.

*one of the few occasions you get to say this sincerely*

BUT THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
 
F

Furr

Guest
The problem with realistic suits is that if they aren’t made right they can come across looking demented looking. So if you go for a more realistic suit make sure you have the cash to pay for a good artist.

Also don’t forget the black-market in FAF just putting out a general post asking for basic quotes, there are many artists who build fursuits but don’t have the money/time to manage their own website.
 

Deo

The hatred of FAF personified
Joecifur at B3Mascots is really nice and his suits are really well made.

I don't trust AzureCoyote after that whole Skittles fiasco. Ya know, where she sold a used sex-suit without telling the buyer. And then posted videos. Yeah. Stay classy Azure, very classy.
 

Pavi

New Member
The problem with realistic suits is that if they aren’t made right they can come across looking demented looking. So if you go for a more realistic suit make sure you have the cash to pay for a good artist.

I know what you mean. I used to not be a fan of realistic suits, but then I stumbled across Clockwork Creature Studios and it totally changed my mind. If I were to ever get a suit in that style, it'd be from them.

I don't trust AzureCoyote after that whole Skittles fiasco. Ya know, where she sold a used sex-suit without telling the buyer. And then posted videos. Yeah. Stay classy Azure, very classy.

Oh jeez. Really? I hadn't heard of that. o______o
Thanks for the heads up. I'm definitely crossing her off my list of potential builders, then.
 

Fay V

Lost to this world
I personally prefer wearing a toony suit for a few reasons. The most important reason is that I work with kids and being a giant cartoon is less scary than a giant animal. I also feel I can goof around a bit more in a toony suit. mine is loose enough that I can move, and I can fix it easily.

On the other hand realistic suits can look amazing if you have the cash and the right maker. Especially is the character would look better that way. Fay just looks like creepy in a realistic style.
 
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Nyloc

Evil villain
At least you can get a suit for your fursona. Lord knows how I'd ever get hold of a good looking shark-suit.
 

Lusty5535

Lusty-Chan The FurryFanatic
I prefer tooney myself, but it really depends. How old are the children? Depending on the age, and where they came from, realistic ones might ~WoW~ them... ^^
 

Fay V

Lost to this world
At least you can get a suit for your fursona. Lord knows how I'd ever get hold of a good looking shark-suit.

I'm betting you could if you wanted to spend the money
 
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It all depends entirely on your Characters design.
If your character is fun loving, happy go lucky - Totally toony
If your character is more of a angry, vicious creature- Obviously realism will suit them best

But if you're also wanting to go for a more variety of expressions, toony is much better suited (pun!). You can add counted expressions onto the face of a cartoon. With realism.. You can stand there and look bad ass?

You also need to take into account of visibility.
Most realism suits ( I THINK ) use taxidermy eyes, which makes you have to look through tears ducts limiting your vision much more than the usual Buckram eyes in toony heads.
 
Joecifur at B3Mascots is really nice and his suits are really well made.

I don't trust AzureCoyote after that whole Skittles fiasco. Ya know, where she sold a used sex-suit without telling the buyer. And then posted videos. Yeah. Stay classy Azure, very classy.

Woah, what?
Are you pulling my leg here dude?

That's a real shame.. She was literally #1 on my choice of commissioners..
 

Asswings

Banned
Banned

Fay V

Lost to this world
depending on the style you could have a very short pile or like plushie stuff. sort of like how Jesie made her gator suit.
 

RoseHexwit

Puts the "fang" in "fangirl".
My favorite suit makers are Don't Hug Cacti, Furr Happens, Beetlecat, and MixedCandy. DHC definitely makes the best toony suits. The purpose of a fursuit is to be cute and entertain people. It's a lot easier to do in a cartoony, friendly-looking fursuit than something intimidating and angry.

That's just what I think anyway.
 
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