Originally Posted by uniquecreator
The reason you commission in advance (months prior to the deadline) is to give the commissioner time to make your costume without rushing. Normally, the customers that have problems with their costumes are those that wait until the last moment (sometimes a month is not time enough to put an outfit together) or those that are constantly bothering the commissioner about getting pictures.
I don't like how you worded that, because you make it seem like it's the customers fault that the commissioner took on a project they couldn't complete in a deadline they knew about. If you're a commissioner, you need to realize how fast you can make something that is still top quality. It's the commissioners fault for taking on a project with a deadline that's too close for them. I say 'them' because some people work great under the pressure of a tight deadline.