Well here we are, mid December and I've still not received my order from Latex Catfish. Going on 5 months now. Helena, the proprietor, periodically disappears for several weeks then comes back saying my order will be ready on such-and-such date. But that date always comes and goes and still, no order arrives at my home.
Just as a reminder, the promised dates of delivery were Oct 3, Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 1, Dec 15.
I was just informed today that they have finished and pics were sent to me. One of the masks is completely wrong (half-assed) so I can't accept it like that after all this time and waiting. They can't ever seem to make the same style the same way twice, even when you provide the same pics you used the first time with the addition of pics of the one they previously made. I am telling her to re-make it so I don't expect to receive my order this year.
Oh and I'm not sure what their gig is but for some reason they love using these dangerous accessories on their inflatable items the *2nd* time you order something. The first time they will use the cool hidden air valves that tuck inside and are flush to the surface of the material, however try to get the same thing again and your new item will have a big bulky, rigid bicycle inflation valve, complete with screw off plastic cap. And it will be sticking out right in the most obvious place so it totally ruins the look of the costume.
I admit I like the angle at which the tentacles come off the head on the one on the left. from this angle, it looks better than the the one on the right. But as it stands, those things don't hang as natural looking as the original on the right when worn. They have no 'weight'.
I don't think I'm being picky or bitchy. I would love to hear any comments.