Name of Commissioner:
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.):
full Sailor V costume from Codename Sailor V
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
What they had advertised on their site: http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/...er_01-1-05.jpg
What I got: http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMGP0730.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process): I ordered it October 21, 2011 and got it today, December 2nd, 2011. Took 6 weeks total, I ordered with 'custom measurements', too.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: Overall, it was a good experience. I sent them a total of three emails and each time got a prompt reply, even when I sent one over Thanksgiving weekend, I got a quick reply about my order. I also received an email with tracking information right when the item shipped. My only issue is that a few things in the pictures do not match what I was sent. As you can see in the pictures, they used a different piece on the bow I received than what they had pictured. The choker is different and so are the goggles. While they aren't anything that I can make/fix myself, it is still a pain that I paid a little over a 100 for the costume and I have to take time I don't have to fix the issues. Another issue I have is the fit. I gave them custom measurements of my frame for the costume and it doesn't seem as if they used them. Now, it does fit alright, but I will need to shorten the sleeves and take in the top a bit. I will also need to add a piece of fabric to the skirt, because for some reason it hits at my waist right and is far too small for my hips.
Overall, I'm satisfied. The fabric is of a good quality and the sewing seems as if it will hold up. I just will have to fix the little mistakes I find, so if you're detail oriented, I would stay clear, unless you're prepared to fix a few mistakes. I actually received a red hair bow that wasn't mentioned at all or shown in the pictures, so that was a nice surprise.
While the little mistakes are frustrating for me and I'm disappointed that they didn't seem to use the custom measurements, I'm overall happy with the purchase and may purchase from them again, but I would just make sure that if you do, you have time and ability to fix any mistakes. And actually, the bow safety pins on. which makes it easier to put on without having to worry about it ripping off.
So, in short:
Pros: body of costume is great, matches what was shown in pictures and the characters costume. Relatively cheap, took as long as site said. Good communication with seller. received red hair bow that wasn't pictured as a bonus.
Cons: Jewel on bow isn't what was shown in picture, is instead made from fabric and a button. It looks like they didn't use the custom measurements. Choker and goggles do NOT match the picture what-so-ever and look poorly made.
Final Grade: B-