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Unread 01-17-2011, 12:26 AM   #1889
DeadlySerenade
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 228
Name of Commissioner: CosplayMandy

Website/C.com gallery: http://photobucket.com/cosplaymandy

Character commissioned and series/video game: Mad Moxxi from Borderlands (Full Costume)

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://teisama.deviantart.com/art/AF...ecai-178675594

Timeline: March 2010 - June 2010

Describe your Experience:

Pros - None. She was a fast responder, I guess.

Cons - Hoo boy.

For starters, the costume barely arrived in time for the con. I was biting my nails waiting till maybe the week before the con, and when it showed up?

It had shipped from <i>China.</i>

Odd how a commissioner in California can ship things from China.

It didn't help that I was pressuring her to overnight the costume to me, and I get an email in the morning stating "I shipped it a few hours ago and it should be there tomorrow."

It showed up THAT SAME DAY. FROM CHINA.

I smell a scam.

The costume didn't fit properly. The jacket didn't sit right, the belts were all wrong, I had to replace the hat, gloves, and one of the stockings.

If I had wanted a cheap piece of crap made by an underpaid Chinese seamstress, I would've gone to one. CosplayMandy is a scammer who outsources her work to Chinese cosplay makers and pockets the difference. She probably couldn't sew her own costume if her life depended on it.

Final Grade: F



Name of Commissioner: CosplayMandy

Website/C.com gallery: http://photobucket.com/cosplaymandy

Character commissioned and series/video game: Lilith from Borderlands (Full Costume)

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: None. I can't wear it.

Timeline: March 2010 - September 2010

Describe your Experience:

Pros - None.

Cons - The costume showed up three days AFTER the con despite her insistance that it would be there in time (on MULTIPLE occasions she told me this.) When I got it, pretty much none of it fit correctly. Gloves, tanktop, jacket, and vest were all too big, the jeans were made out of VINYL, and half of it was the wrong color. At this point I told her I was on to her scam, tried to reason and get at least part of my money back, and was told I was making false accusations. So yeah, I decided to cut my losses and bring it here.

Final Grade: F
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