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Kitt Creations

Name of Artist: Kitt Creations (Jess Kitt and Esuterure. RL: Jess Ivey and Me’Chelle Frederick)

Website: http://kittcreations.piczo.com/?cr=1

Character/species commissioned (link to photo/concept art): Domestic short-hair house cat. Reference art I sent: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1451925/

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq242/KittCreations/Official%20Fursuit%20Gallery/Esuterure%20Fursuits/CatPartial.png Please note that even on HER website, she has blurred the photo in the lower left corner so that the poor workmanship is not visible.

Is the item old or new (if old, how long have you had it/when was it made?) New item.

--Grade each below aspect on a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best)--
Visual Aspect (does it match the concept art? Is it consistent with other items the maker has produced? Is it visually pleasing overall?): 1

Service Aspect (Deadlines. Communication. Little extras.): Negative Numbers. Once I placed my order (early April, around the ninth) and mailed off the shoes for the feet, I didn’t hear from the fabricators. The due date came and went. I sent a quick email to the effect of “what’s up?” in June and I was then told that Jess Kitt had to move. Some of the stuff for my suit was lost in that move. She’d do it as soon as she could. About a week later, I got another email saying that she was passing this off to her business partner, Me’Chelle. She packed up what she had, mailed it to Me’Chelle who had less than two weeks to complete the partial when they had known about/been paid for this order since April.

Workmanship Aspect (Is the sewing neat? Are things that should be sewn glued or vise versa? Does it fit? Has anything fallen off yet that shouldn’t have): Negative numbers. Spots on the wrists are on the incorrect sides. One ear is falling off of the hood. The tail has holes between the different fur sections and stuffing was coming out in one place. The pawpads on the handpaws are made of some type of paper.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: The suit was a rush job and shows it.

I wanted to wear this to AnthroCon this year and it was promised to be ready before then (late April/early May as per Jess Kitt). I got it the Friday of the Con, July 3, the day I was to leave to attend the convention. I had to wait for it to come in the mail before I could leave for Pittsburgh which put me way behind schedule. When I opened the box, I realized I would need some repairs/alterations so I only took the tail which began to lose its stuffing. Had the project been completed within the original time allotment, I could have easily had the alterations done (and would gladly have paid for them).

When AC came and went, Kitt Creations searched publicly posted videos and photos of the Fursuit Parade looking for me in this costume (KC didn't attend). When they didn't see me in this, they sent hate email. I stated I wanted to make some corrections of errors they had made but since their nasty diatribe, I decided it was better to just cut ties immediately rather than suffer through another of the profanity strewn emails. I have also seen where this fabricator is posting negative reviews about me - not just as a commissioner but also as a person.

Final Grade (out of 5): Maybe a 0.5.


Examples of her emails and postings in and around the community: (Please forgive any errors in the screenshots - I've not used them before.)

My first contact with her about the fursuit is the second comment down (dated 1206, July 06, 2009): http://tinyurl.com/mb8zxe

My replies to her on her page (I ask that you overlook my language and emotion - this came at me out of the blue when I was tired from a long trip): http://tinyurl.com/m9585o

Her Ning sight where I am a constant topic, I'm sure. http://tinyurl.com/mvtm7q

Email I received from Me'Chelle and my reply: http://tinyurl.com/l4xzp5

The final exchange between myself and Jess Kitt: http://tinyurl.com/mzwxv2

The last transmission from Jess Kitt before I blocked her email: http://tinyurl.com/mgzxhw

I have done nothing to malign this person. I simply didn’t wear their suit and then was verbally attacked. They had to rush to complete this for me by AC? No, they didn’t. They had since April when the money was sent.

In the end, avoid these two at all costs. I will now face a life of harassment, stalking and diatribe from these two. I did feel, however, that I couldn’t keep quiet since she is in the furry community and won’t go away. I have saved all of her emails. I will admit that I feel a bit sorry for Me’Chelle as she has been suckered into Jess’s paranoia and sociopathic behavior and will now suffer for her association. She wasn’t as nasty as Jess.
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pharanx07
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Jesskit has always had a bad reputation in the fandom. doesnt really suprise me that she got a really low grade :/ her fursuits arnt very well done and she is unprofessional. as well as an idiot of taking care of another life form :/
ellonwye
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
I'm so furious about the way she's treated you, and publicly warning people against you as a buyer for NO REASON is absolutely unacceptable.

What worries me is that from her ning thing she has a couple people interested in her 'work', if you can call that slop work. Then again, if they find her work and her nature appealing, maybe they won't realise how badly ripped off and abused they'll be.

Edited at 2009-07-17 02:30 am (UTC)
anjel_kitty
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Well if there is the equivalent to AB on Ning, I think these people should realize what they are getting themselves into. There is no way Jess kit is anyway where sane enough to actually run a business. People should just avoid her at all costs, elsewise they will just end up posting here.
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the_kiddish
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
I second that wow and up it by one more wow.
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chapperice
Jul. 24th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Off topic, but your icon is adorable. Mind if I steal it?
thanatoast
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
I've been following this whole thing and it's just ridiculous. There is no reason, EVER, for a "professional" to speak to a customer.
alcyione
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
Jess Kitt has no business being in... business, for lack of better terms.

In my years on the Internet, I have seen person after person after person get a shitty deal from her. She seems wickedly unstable, has "I'm always right" syndrome, and trashes anyone who disagrees with her. Some professional, huh?

She asked you to return something YOU paid for IN FULL????? Was there any offer of a refund in exchange for their having the partial back? Um... that's bordering on extortion right there, especially if they're harassing you with emails and such.

I don't understand why they are so butthurt about you not wearing the partial. I wouldn't either. The fur looks like it's poor quality, and... did they just PAINT the pawpads on the bottom of the feet? How the hell is that going to last? Unless you're solely going to wear it around in your house, it's going to come off. Heck, even if you're only roaming in the house, it's gonna come off...

So, let me get one part straight... you wanted a headband with ears on it, correct? Why... why did they take the liberties of making a hood? It seems like a way to come back and say "But I did extra for you..." Plus, it's not what you ordered. At least she got the little white ear tufties right.

If I were in your shoes... I would turn her in to the police for cyberstalking, especially if they keep harassing you about returning the partial without a full refund. Possibly even the Better Business Bureau, but I kind of doubt "Kitt Creations" is a big enough turd in the bowl for them to even bother going after.

*edit for grammar*

Edited at 2009-07-17 02:41 am (UTC)
ellonwye
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Apparently, the pawpads are paper. Not even kidding.
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anjel_kitty
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
You actually commisioned Kitt creations? I mean really?
Sorry you had such a shitty experience, but then at the same time you did commission jessKit
southernslang
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly, you should always check a persons business reputation first.

As in the fact the second thing to appear in google is this...
http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Jesskitt
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bladespark
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Heh. Kit's "partner" cyber-stalked me for quite some time. She's not as nasty, but she's twice as crazy.
rain_oubliette
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
I blocked email from both of them.

I like the kitty in your icon.
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Jul. 17th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Seconded.
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hossblacksilver
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
The thing that galls me is that she 'requests' you sending the suit back, but she's not going to refund you.
rain_oubliette
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
I should have expected such from her, once I started dealing with all this crap. It's hard to be her latest victim, uh, "customer" (or "cussed-omer" as the case maybe). I hope no one else deals with her.
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kilroyfirelizrd
Jul. 17th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
...wow.. I'm.. not even sure where to begin on just how wrong this whole fiasco is... I mean.. shoddy construction.. poorly painted ear.. Demanding a return with no refund?

Yeah.. I don't think I'll be doing any kind of business with either of them... Sad that you had to put up with all of that! :(
rain_oubliette
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your concern. I hope that no one else falls into her clutches. Had I known what I know now, I would never have dealt with her.
likeshine
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)

that is fucked up, dude O.O
rain_oubliette
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your concern.

And I've commissioned you for art.... was I that hideous? You probably don't even remember me because I'm that forgettable. I paid on time but didn't get to pick up the badge at AC last year so you mailed it to me. I wore it proudly to this year's AC.
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casteddreams
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Just...wow. D:
chapperice
Jul. 24th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
I just gotta say I love your icon. Who made it? C:
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werewolfofwater
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
Sending you hate email because they didn’t see you in their suit is pretty damn rude and uncalled for. Photoshopping photos of your suits so they look better is just plain despicable. Wanting the suit back without offering a refund is just plain stupid.

However, your screencaps are too small and I can’t read them.
casteddreams
Jul. 17th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
You have the click the picture to bring it up to full size, otherwise yeah, it's unreadable. :P
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