View Single Post
Unread 12-26-2007, 11:13 AM   #472
fatalinjection
that's what she said
 
fatalinjection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,168
Name of Commissioner: Tenshinoitami1
Website/C.com gallery: Cos.com
Character commissioned and series/video game: Luppi ; Bleach
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.ph...1&member=65234
Timeline: I can't remember exactly, but it was about a month before my first deadline of Oct. 10th.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: My first deadline was Oct. 10th, as we had a scheduled photoshoot on the 13th. We met up in person for her to take measurements & discuss things. One of the only things I asked her to make sure on was the the sides of the jacket were long enough that it would cover my binding, so we took measurements of how far down it would go. Well, the photoshoot got cancelled and so I told her it'd be alright if she took a bit longer on them (a previous friend of mine and I were both getting our arrancar jackets from her). She said that she was almost done with them anyways so she'd likely still be shipping them out that weekend. Didn't hear from her for awhile and they didn't arrive. Decided to commission her for another outfit that's being reviewed underneath this one. She said she'd just ship them all out together (the new outfit & both of the arrancar jackets) before the con we needed them for (Nekocon on November 2nd).

Time went by and we didn't hear from her until a few days before the con. I was getting worried, so I contacted her. She said she'd finished them and would ship them out overnight that Tuesday. I told this to the other guy who was getting his jacket, and he contacted her to get a tracking number to make sure they'd get here on Thursday, since we were leaving to go to the con then. She told him that she hadn't gotten them out on Tuesday since she had a class that day. But, of course, hadn't bothered to tell me that. He got really upset and basically told her that they needed to be there by Thursday or he wanted all of his money back. She ended up driving out from Richmond (about an hour and a half) to meet up with him at the con Thursday night to hand-deliver them.

The jacket is constructed really nicely, but the sides did not come down nearly as far as we discussed. Other than that it's perfect, though.

Final Grade: B

Name of Commissioner: Tenshinoitami1
Website/C.com gallery: Cos.com
Character commissioned and series/video game: Timeskip Yoko ; Gurren Lagann
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...g?t=1198688973
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...g?t=1198688975
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...g?t=1198688976

Reference image of the jacket:
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...g?t=1198689027
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e7...g?t=1198689027

Timeline: A little over a month, I think?
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: The experience was overall the same as the one above. However, along with the hassle we went through to just get our stuff on time, the commission itself was unsatisfactory. The material she used was completely wrong and not the quality I was expecting for $200. The jacket is obviously made out of something heavier and possibly shiny, not what she used. And despite giving her the correct measurements, the shorts were still too small. I felt quite ripped off, to be honest. I tried discussing things with her, as I felt I definitely did not get what I paid for at all, but all she would say was that she would send me a list of how it was all broken down (which she never did).
Final Grade: D-
__________________
Livejournal&Facebook&Youtube&Twitter
COSPLAYS;AMA;10
Tsunade ; Naruto
Matsumoto (shinigami & school uniform); Bleach
Reira ; NANA
Risa ; Lovely*Complex

Last edited by fatalinjection : 12-26-2007 at 05:45 PM.
fatalinjection is offline   Reply With Quote