Welcome to the wonderful world of More Fur Less! On this page you'll learn the steps it takes to get your paws/hooves/talons on your very own Morefurless fursuit!
Whether you are still in the midst of creating your own character, or you already have one, what will be required is a frame of reference from which to draw.
For custom characters, we require a proper reference of your character that includes either:
-A reference sheet depicting a front, side, and back shot
-A combination of various artwork, accurately representing all markings and fur colors correctly, while also displaying a proper front, side, and back shot
-Photos of an existing fursuit you own that you want to get a new version of, displaying front, side, and back shots.
We HIGHLY recommend ordering a reference sheet from Brooki ! Please contact her through FurAffinity or email Brookidingotaylor@gmail.com !
For Artistic Liberty characters, no reference is required. Rules and restrictions apply, so please check our Terms of Service
The quote is what begins all the communication between you and Morefurless!
The first thing you'll want to do is check out our COMMISSION STATUS page and see when we are going to be opening up for quotes again. If there is no specific date, keep an eye out on our twitter @Morefurless for announcements, or check back periodically to see if the page has been updated. We will open every season so there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to get a commission. Once you see a date announced, be sure to set a reminder! Our slots go very quickly and can be over in a matter of days!
During quote-opening day, we let the emails flow in for a day or so, as to give everyone an equal chance at being able to find the time to send in a quote. We will answer all these emails, giving you an idea of how much the total cost is going to be. At this point, you are not required to pay anything. If uninterested with the price, that is fine! It was a pleasure doing business. For those who are interested, please EMAIL US YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ACCEPTING THE QUOTE.
From there on, we will select which projects interest us the absolute most, and begin sending out confirmation emails to those lucky folks. These emails will include a breakdown of what was ordered, a total price for everything, and a confirmation that we are interested in working on their suit. We will ask: Are you ready to move forward with Morefurless?
If you do not receive a confirmation email, do not fret! Sometimes there are just TOO MANY suits we are interested in, but we dont have enough room to fit them all into our schedule! When this happens we create a little waiting list for folks whom we consider, but have to wait a tad bit longer for space to free up. People may drop out at any time, so you always want to keep an eye on your inbox incase you come across that ACCEPTED email.
Quite possibly the most important part of this process! Once you get your slot secured, you're in! But how does this happen?
When you receive your ACCEPTED email, you may now pay your down payment! With each commission, we require a NONREFUNDABLE down payment of 30% the total cost. This will be displayed in the confirmation email from us. The payment is what holds your place in line, covers the cost of your materials, and shows us that you are serious about your order.
We open up commissions in blocks representing each of the seasons:
Winter: December, January, February
Spring: March, April, May
Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November
If you check on our Commission status page, it will display the date in which quotes will be completed by. Fursuit commissions will be grouped into these seasonal Blocks and completed sometime within that timeframe. Hasty payment will generally put you at the start of the block, while payment plans put you towards the end of the block. Depending on when you fully pay off your suit, in comparison to other fellow commissioners within the same block, will dictate when your suit is completed.
Payment plans are indeed available and quite easy to go by! After the initial 30% down payment, you can set up a payment plan with us that suits your lifestyle. Whether you can pay your suit off within Two months or a year, we will work with you to make sure you aren't breaking the bank just to get your fursuit! Please refer to the Terms of Service to see the details regarding payments and delinquencies!
Just as above was the most important part, this is the most DIFFICULT part. The wait!
We are a small business, and thus turnaround time can sometimes be long. We work tirelessly to improve this day by day, and hope to one day have the shortest turnaround time of any maker out there! But lets fast forward to one month before your Block begins!
A month prior to your Block beginning, we will send out an email. This will include a file that requires you to fill out information, Including head size, shoe size, various body measurements (only need to be filled out if you have a fullsuit commission), as well as a spreadsheet of what exactly you ordered. This is when you get to make any small changes you need (Large changes such as alternate characters, or completely different design must be addressed earlier). This is also when you are required to conclude paying off your suit! If there are any important features, fur choices, or anything you need us to know before construction, please email this to us before your Block begins!
Finally its your turn see your character established in the real world!
This is generally the quickest of processes as compared to all the rest. A fursuit can take anywhere from 30hrs for a partial to 80hrs for a fullsuit (or more, even!) We generally move very quickly once working on your suit, using our years of expertise mixed with the wonderful references you've provided us to make a creation you'll truly be happy with. During this process, we seldom use work in progress photos, as explained in our Terms of Service. If there are any questions or concerns we do have regarding aspects of your character that either of us have overlooked, we will promptly contact you so it can be resolved and we can continue work.
Once we have completed the fursuit, we will be able snap you a couple photos so you can see what the creation as a whole looks like. After you finished wiping away your tears of joy, confirm you are pleased with what you see and we will be able to send of the suit.
Once boxed up, we head out to the post office!
But first, you will be requested to send us your address so we know where to send this critter!
The main shipping method we use is USPS both for within the US as well as international. They have proven to be the most reliable when it comes to condition of the boxes and accurate tracking information. Shipping is included in the order for commissioners within the United States. For all international orders, this is when we will calculate how much the cost is going to be, and bill you then.
Unboxing videos here we come!
When you receive your fursuit, the first thing you want to do is make sure everything on your order was included! The next thing is to put it on and make sure it fits! Fursuits are costumes and not meant to be worn as clothing. They may get hot, they may be difficult to see out of, and they may lower your dexterity by a lot. With this in mind, we do our best to construct a costume that is comfortable to wear, with the best vision we can get without disturbing the quality of the suit.