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Unread 04-01-2008, 11:33 PM   #714
insight_blue
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Join Date: Dec 2007
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Name of Commissioner: NekoMimiChan
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/75220
Character commissioned and series: Saya Otonashi's sword from Blood+
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: her picture - http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1450414/
my pictures - http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...March08025.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/g...March08026.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Less then a month. I believe we agreed on the transaction around March 12th, and I received the sword April 1st.
Describe your Experience. Pros: First off, she is incredibly sweet. I couldn't believe my good luck that my first commissioner was so nice. Another thing that immediately struck me was her honesty. I originally asked her if she could take on the commission the very beginning of March, and I would need the sword the beginning of May. She told me with school, etc., she didn't think she could complete the sword on time and still do a good job. I really appreciated her honesty, instead of accepting the money and doing a rushed, crappy job. Luckily, I ended up needing it later and she said she would be able to do it.

Excellent communication. She answered everything very fast. She kept me updated through everything, and asked my opinion before finishing off the last few things. I also really appreciated that I did not have to give the second half of the payment until after the product was finished and I could see the result.

She got it done REALLY fast. Even after she thought she was going to be busy, she still got it done with in a few weeks. I'm glad I changed my date, even though that ended up not mattering.

Cons: Can't really think of any...the jewels did fall off the sword (which is why my picture is missing them), and some paint chipped off here and there, but nothing I can't fix easily. This probably happened from being bumped around during shipping. She was unable to drill the holes in the guard, but she let me know about it and charged me a bit less.

Comments: Again, so super nice. She originally was not going to be able to make a sheath, but in the end she made one, and it turned out GREAT. She didn't even charge me extra for it. Sword is really light weight, wrapping looks awesome...I'm very happy with it.

Final Grade: A+. I will definitely return to her in the future, and highly recommend her to anyone!
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Planned Costumes:
Diva (black performance dress) - Blood+
Saya (purple outfit) - Blood+
Tokiko Tsumura - Buso Renkin
Chrona - Soul Eater

Planned Conventions:
Megacon 2009
Jacon 2009
AFO 2009
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