We have all of these wonderful help threads on costuming, photography, makeup, props, etc. But not a thing on what it means and what it takes to be a 'professional' commissioner.
I'm certainly willing to collaborate with those professional ones out there to come up with a good business guide.
I've also had first hand experience dealing with 'industry professionals' in the beauty industry (A graduate from a cosmetology college) and I was appalled to discover the lack of professionalism from my very own instructors! I'll be damned if I just let the same lack of professionalism corrupt something I love so much (which is cosplay!)
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