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Unread 03-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #46
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Unread 03-21-2007, 11:02 AM   #47
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Name of Commissioner: Amethyst Angel

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.amethyst-angel.com

Character commissioned and series/video game: Cross Fusion Roll from Rockman.EXE. Amethyst made the dress, armor/jewel pieces, and the boots.

The helmet was made by me, and I added the gloves, sash and stuffed hair.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=437406
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=348432

Timeline: 3 Weeks from payment to receiving

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Amethyst was absolutely wonderful right from the beginning. She's a little slow on e-mails, but she does get back to you eventually, so you just need to have some patience. She sent me progress photos along the way, and the costume was even shipped out far before the deadline date. This was by far the fastest commission I ever had. Also, she accepted this project even though she states her dislike with spandex. I was very appreciative of her hard work, and the costume looked fantastic~! Not only that, but it's lasted through multiple wearings, and it still looks brand new.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-21-2007, 01:44 PM   #48
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Unread 03-21-2007, 02:07 PM   #49
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Name of Commissioner: Nekowai Angels
Website/C.com gallery: http://nekowai-angels.com/index.html
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Three patterns for Tifa AC version, Freya Flure de leis dress, and Orginization XIII coat.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: NONE NEVER RECIVED
Timeline: 7 months
Pros: None
Cons: Everything. In the begging communication was alright. Like said before, commissioners are busy so wont always reply right away. However after 4 month communnication totaly stoped. They will not reply to any email I send to them. They have updated their site, and claimed they shipped my patterns, however these are lies. I never recieved them, nor did I recieve and email ever telling me they had sent my patterns out. Once more the site has gone dead, and no replies to anything. I have demaned my money back, but still nothing. However I do have their address, and intend to persue this further like I had to do with Chico.

Final Grade: F----- Biggest liars next to Chico I have ever met.
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Unread 03-21-2007, 04:07 PM   #50
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Name of Commissioner: lolitababy1234 (Better Better Day)
Website/C.com gallery: http://stores.ebay.com/better-better-day
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Tear Grants from Tales of the Abyss. This included the dress and the arm pieces for the gloves.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: (none)
Timeline (how long your order took to process): About 2 1/2 weeks.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: Very good. Even though she was clearly using a chinese-to-english translator in our e-mails, all of her responses made sense, were to the point, and very quick. The quality of the dress is a LOT better than I expected and is very comfortable. Overall, it was a very good experience.
Final Grade: B+
Comments: The fact that she doesn't use her own pictures is usually an immediate turn-off for anyone buying on ebay, but since she was the only one who was selling the outfit for Tear Grants on the site, I decided to go with her anyway. Seemed a tad risky, but all-in-all, it was worth it. Her products often come out better looking than the picture itself, from what I've heard from others who have bought from her. For me, it came out just as wonderful. The dress fit perfectly and didn't have cheap or weird-feeling material, which is usually the case from the chinese ebay costume stores (no offense meant in that comment). I definately recommend her to anyone interested in her wares ^_^
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Unread 03-21-2007, 05:13 PM   #51
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Unread 03-22-2007, 02:28 PM   #52
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Name of Commissioner: Buggirl2002/The White Peacock on ebay
Website/C.com gallery: Located on ebay
Character commissioned and series/video game Two personal designs of dresses for me and my daughter for halloween

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: The dresses weren't wearable and when telling my story in the commissioners not to go to thread I took pictures and put comments on them for BOTH dresses. They are as follows:

http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/botchedzipper.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/centerseam.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/cherries.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/headdress.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/hemline1.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/hemline2.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/insideseams.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/peeling.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seams1.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seams2.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seams3.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seams4.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seams5.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seams6.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seams7.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/seethrough.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/zippercolor.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/zipperlength.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/notefront.jpg
http://www.mypockybox.com/scammer/noteback.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): I ordered in May and paid in full and they were delivered in THIS CONDITION in October, three days before Halloween. They were supposed to be delivered in August.

Pros: She allowed me to purchase my own fabric and send it in. And up until she got it the communication was GREAT. We talked via email and on AIM all the time. She is an excellent BSer.

Cons:The photos speak for themselves. Not only was she slow but she told me that she wouldn't ever send out something that she wouldn't wear herself. If this is what SHE wears I am prepared to laugh at her repeatedly in person. Even further, I was out well over $150 between fabric, shipping costs, and "labor" on these costumes. (Note, these were supposed to be express shipped to me an she used regular Priority Mail instead in one of the Tyvek envelopes. Even if they had been wearable they would have been HORRIBLY wrinkled as they were when they arrived anyway!) At the time I ordered them, they were supposed to be a mother and daughter set of dresses for Halloween that year and I saved every last dime to pay for them since my schedule was completely full with other things that didn't give me time to make them myself. We didn't have a lot of money back then so I saved for a couple of months to afford the price she quoted and in May I paid in full. Even further, her note that is photographed as well is a prime example of her opinion of her customers. She knew that I could sew and as such sent the costume unfinished expecting ME to pick up the slack for what she didn't do. Even better, when I asked for a refund I was told that I "got a steal" on these dresses and that what she did was "more than enough" for what I paid. What I got was my money taken, some half-assed at best dresses and one that wasn't even close to done. One last thing though that burns me. She claimed that she owned a serger and that all dresses would be finished as such. As the photos show, this was also just another lie by her.

Comments: It wasn't until much later that I found out that she was using a factory to produce her dresses. When I first found her on ebay she only had a couple of dresses up and claimed that she started sewing them because her husband was terminally ill and she had his kids to support. I later found out that that was bull and that she was having them mass produced out of another country to make a much larger profit. She apparently orders in bulk and all "custom orders" are tried to be shoved off on the factory. A bit of digging proved that the factory has a contract with her that allows her to only get so many designs done at once, which means that those "custom orders" are either done by her (badly at that), or she tries to push for them to be factory produced. This woman is a scammer through and through. Initially she "guaranteed" her work, but that guarantee has come down now because of complaints. My only wish is that ebay would pull her account for this. Her feedback is far from true as she admitted to me when we still talked that she had friends shill auctions for her to give her better feedback. Back then she was at around 40 feedback and now she is well into the hundreds. Buyers, go elsewhere if you don't want your money thrown away. Even the factory produced items are bad quality with cheap fabric.

Final Grade: If there was a grade lower than F I would give it.

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Unread 03-22-2007, 05:29 PM   #53
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Unread 03-22-2007, 06:07 PM   #54
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Quote:
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Oh, wow, that's nice! Does she have a website or anything?
She dosn't sadly, but give her a PM! She's way nice XD
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Unread 03-26-2007, 10:05 PM   #55
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Geez, a lot of F's lately. o.o
I'm getting kinda scared. xD Even if it is only two.
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Unread 03-27-2007, 10:10 AM   #56
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Geez, a lot of F's lately. o.o
I'm getting kinda scared. xD Even if it is only two.
Well it's sad that there are even people like that to begin with, and I have run into two so far...*sigh* okay back on topic.
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Unread 03-27-2007, 08:33 PM   #57
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Kanria, can you update the post I made. I changed it alround. They don't get and F and my post explains why, and so dosen't their main page on their website.
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Unread 03-27-2007, 10:34 PM   #58
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No problem ^^ Thanks for keeping us updated!
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Unread 03-27-2007, 10:41 PM   #59
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Name of Commissioner: Tess

Website/C.com gallery: http://images.cosplay.com/gallery.ph...0&member=18372

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Hinamori Momo from Bleach. Full costume including hakama,top, arm badge, bun cover

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=989316
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=989315
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=961277

Timeline (how long your order took to process) Sent for a quote in August, received in December

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: I got a quote really quickly. A little slow on the e-mails but responded quickly to my concerns. Got regular updates on the status and was very professional. Even offered to hand deliver it at a convention; unfortunately, I couldn't attend. Arrived in excellent condition and fit fabulously.

Comments: She knows her stuff. It was well made and just want I wanted. I was already a fan of her awesome work and I will definitely consider commissioning her again.

Final Grade: A
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Unread 03-27-2007, 11:01 PM   #60
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