Name of Commissioner: Seifer-sama
Website/C.com gallery: https://www.facebook.com/SeifersamaCosplay
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Jude Mathis from Tales of Xillia
Jacket, inner tunic, pants, and gloves.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/478236/
Timeline (how long your order took to process): I first contacted Seifer-sama on September 22nd, 2013, though my deadline was not until July 1st, 2014. The cosplay arrived on June 13th, 2014.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
I followed Seifer-sama sometime ago on Facebook because of her Zelda cosplays. I wanted someone to make Jude's regular in-game outfit for me, and it dawned on me that Seifer-sama would be perfect for the job because she seemed to do a lot of applique work. I wasn't sure at the time if she did commissions, but I found some good reviews here on Cosplay.com. Then I found her commission form on her Facebook page, which she recently updated
I filled out the form and sent it on September 22nd, 2013, telling her I needed the cosplay by July 1st, 2014. She contacted me the next day on September 23rd, telling me that she would start working on a quote. I received a quote from her on September 27th, and I paid her the 50% deposit on the same day.
On March 28th, 2014, she contacted me, telling me she had the materials and that she wanted to verify my measurements with me. It was a really good thing that she had asked because, when I remeasured me waist, it was a few inches bigger than the initial measurement. xD;
During the whole process, she kept in good communication with me and asked me questions, e.g. whether I wanted the inner tunic to have sleeves or not. I first saw progress pictures on June 2nd, and was pretty stunned to see how much she accomplished in such a short time. She showed me pictures of the completed project on June 8th. After paying the other half, I was given a tracking number for the cosplay, and I received it on June 13th, which was way ahead of the agreed deadline.
The cosplay was very well-constructed and I was especially pleased by how well it fitted me. My family really liked it too, and these are people who think cosplaying is a strange hobby. I think that speaks volumes about how nice this cosplay is. I had absolutely no issues, and this was the best commissioning experience I have had so far. b(ouo)
Final Grade: A+!