WEll about the refund before sending it back..That's basically not gonna happen..I have never seen a business of any kind in the entire world give a refund before they get the item back..What you want to do though if sending it back, if get proof that you sent it out in return for the refund. That way if for some reason they don't refund you, they can get in serious trouble. But yea, you will never see the money until they recieve the costume back.
Sorry you couldn't find a commissioner in time.
Cosplay DA Regular DA
Kumoricon 2014 (so far):
-Sora (Kingdom Hearts 2)
-Serena (Pokemon Y [It's the one I have lol])
-Akaito (Vocaloid. Black & Red Ver.)