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Unread 10-28-2010, 09:30 AM   #1810
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Commissioner Reviews

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1.
-Name of Commissioner: HonestDragonChina
-Website/C.com gallery: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/honestdragonchina
-Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Mew Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew (Entire costume excluding wig and shoes)
-Links to picture(s) of your commissioned itemhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tokyo-Mew-Mew-...em35ad53e 4ef
-Timeline (how long your order took to process): About 2 months including shipping time
-Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: Paid straight away, contact was great from start to finish, made me feel welcome and all measurement were taken into consideration. My costume fit to perfection and looked exactly what it did on their ebay page. The costume itself was very well made, bang on exact colour that the character has - it's hard to fault the cosplay. Fast shipping, quickly made and came way in advance of my convention.
Cons: Only thing I can think of that I didn't like were the cat ears that came with it, they flopped too much and wish they could have been more durable, but they are easily replaceable so I shouldn't complain really.
Comments: It was my first time cosplaying and ordering from online so I was not aware of scams or bad quality in any sort, so looking back I think I was extremely lucky to get such a great quality cosplay. I certainly recommend this seller.
-Final Grade: A

2.
-Name of Commissioner: HonestDragonChina
-Website/C.com gallery: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/honestdragonchina
-Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Chii from Chobits (Entire costume excluding wig, shoes and stockings)
-Links to picture(s) of your commissioned itemhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Chobits-Sissy-...em4cf2969 b4e
-Timeline (how long your order took to process): About 2 months including shipping time
-Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: Again, I paid immediately, quick response and excellent communication, exact measurements taken into consideration meaning that the cosplay fit perfectly. I asked for the back of the dress to be slightly shorter as I didn't want it to get dirty at the convention and they did so. The whole dress was very well constructed and had every detail put in as shown in the picture.
Cons: The fabric wasn't the same as the display picture on their ebay shop however the fabric that they did make it out of still worked with the cosplay and looked gorgeous and felt soft and silky. It seemed to have been made out of some satin but not the horrible, uber shiny cheap stuff. More of dull satin which I like anyway.
The picture seems to be taken from a cosplayer but I'm not entirely surprised whether it's their own stock photo or just taken from somewhere else I don't know but you have to be suspicious of that.
The skirt didn't have as many ruffles as shown in the picture as I would have liked but it still had plenty of layers so it's not a major con.
Comments: Overall I loved this cosplay, was my second one and like my Mew Ichigo one I wore this twice and even to this day I adore them as they're nicely made - I'd love to do them a bit more justice, maybe spruce them up a bit since I have much more knowledge about cosplay and what works.
-Final Grade: A-

3.
-Name of Commissioner: Catzia/ Catzia's Collectibles
-Website/C.com gallery:http://www.catzia.com/
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/catziascollectibles

-Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Sailor Moon's tiara only
-Links to picture(s) of your commissioned itemhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sailor-Moon-Ch...em3c9dee 9e82
http://www.catzia.com/tiaras.htm

-Timeline (how long your order took to process): Literally 3 days
-Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: Quickly responded to my order, very nice to talk to and was very helpful and informative. Positive attitude and excellent customer service. Tiara was nicely made and fit nice and snug on my head for when I wore it with my cosplay. Very clean meaning that since she used metal there were no sharp edges, every detail was there. Tiara was nicely and neatly packaged in a small box. Shipped from the USA to my home in the UK in literally 3 days. Seemed to of been a pre-made product but that didn't bother me, made me happier to be honest.
Cons: The only thing I have to say is tat the tiara did leave dent marks in my skin after wearing it and it did become sore. There was some padding on the inside of the tiara to help but it wasn't enough. I resolved this by putting some sticky-back velcro (the soft side of velcro) around the padding and the next time I wore it everything was fine.
Comments: My first time buying a prop online and was pleased to see that everything turned out great once again, hardly any problems whatsoever. Many people recommended her, some items that she sells can be pricey but trust me, the quality of her work is worth every penny - you won't be dissappointed!
-Final Grade: A+

4.
-Name of Commissioner: Cosworx
-Website/C.com gallery: http://shop.cosplay.com/
-Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Red Gogo Boots and White Wig Cap
-Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item http://shop.cosplay.com/gogo300.html
http://shop.cosplay.com/wig-cap-teal.html

-Timeline (how long your order took to process): About 1 month and a half April 2010 - May 2010
-Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: Products were great and looked exactly what it did in the photos. That's it.
Cons: Where do I begin? Well, the service was mostly the problem, absolutely rubbish! I paid in hopes that my order would be taken in, although it did - this wasn't the problem. My order was set to "Processed" for a MONTH.
I got so tired of waiting and at this point it was about a month to go until my convention. So I sent out about two emails explaining the situation, heard nothing back. Since I'm based in the UK I knew that this company was based in the US so I had to call a number which was to refer me to their American landline, I called twice...No answer. No surprise to that. At this point I was really mad as the dates of my convention grew closer, since I paid over paypal I knew about being able to file a dispute and so I did. Again no responce to that - so I had no choice but ot escalate that dispute into a claim. Having to write constantly the same essay about my problem really can take its toll.
After I had written about my side of the story, about 2 days later oh, all of a sudden cosworx changes my order to "complete"...Right... So I closed the claim in hopes no more trouble comes up - I was given a racking number and thankfully I knew that my package was on it's way, everyday I checked for updates until finally it arrived in the UK in customs. A couple of days later I get a little note in the post from Royal Mail saying they have my package stuck at their warehouse stating I needed to go pick it up. Right, fair enough, don't mind my Dad can get me there in no time. BUT I had to pay £25 in fees. "$£%*%VNC@GN" was my reaction. My Dad knew how much money I had to scrape for this convention so he offered to pay.
My Mom wanted me to pay my Dad back but my Dad secretly told me to not to worry about it. I had to lie to my Mom about money - how sad is that... Over some stupid package. Thankfully she forgot about it like 2 months later >.> I hate my parents having to pay for things but I was not prepared to pay for that money. You might think it's only £25 but still if you're saving as much money as possible, and for me to have been made redundant from my job in that same month - yeah, it's hard.
Comments: So in conclusion the service sucked, I stated in my paypal claim that I wanted a refund so I can go elsewhere to buy what I wanted since ebay seemed to have what I wanted and I've never had a problem with buying from ebay. That got their attention quickly. I didn't even get an apology for the trouble they caused. It's a shame because now their shop is updated with all these nice things, but I'm hesitant to purchase from them in the future. This was also the first problem I had when buying something online...
However, this customs fee was not Cosworx fault, and did not affect my rating choice - as that was based off of the shitty customer service.
-Final Grade: D-
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~Future/Planned Cosplays~
Sera Myu Eternal Sailor Moon - Sera Myu Musicals - 95%
Mew Berry (Café version) - Tokyo Mew Mew Á la Mode
Usagi Tsukino (School Uniform) - Sailor Moon
Sailor Cosmos - Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
Bubbles - Powerpuff Girls Z


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