Name of Commissioner: Katie Bair
Website/C.com gallery: pettingzoowigs.com
Character commissioned and series/video game: "Party wig" Tsumibito. Original character.
Cost: I can't remember exactly. It was $80+ though.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
Timeline (how long your order took to process): First ordered June 2007. Was scheduled for October 2007. Arrived April 2008.
Describe your Experience:
Pros: Well the initial quote and payment went pretty well. And when my mom inquired about the status in late October, she did send a very polite reply explaining that my wig wasn't quite done yet. And when I contacted her again, she was very VERY nice.
Cons: Wig was late.
Comments: My mom first ordered this wig for me in June for my birthday, which is also in June. I wanted it first of all for my original character, second of all because a wig from Katie Bair is just a really cool thing to have. I was going to wear it for Ikkicon in February, but I set the scheduled need by date for October, thinking that way maybe I could wear it for Halloween as well and if she was a little late, I could still wear it to Ikkicon and be happy.
Around late October, there was still no sign of the wig, so my mom, being the worry wart that she is, sent Katie two emails. The first was apparently eaten by her spam filter. The second, she replied to, apologizing and explaining that the wig was about half way done, it just didn't have the dreads attached. She offered to send it out without the dreads, but my main objective being wearing it to Ikkicon, I told my mom to tell her to send it out when she was completely done.
Ikkicon was missed and and at the end of March I pm'd Katie through her forum. She responded very quickly, telling me my wig was very nearly done. The next day she said it was finished and sent me pictures of it. It was sent out the following Wednesday and arrived here five days later.
Well, I finally got my wig (it is now April), and despite being about... six months late it is a BEAUTIFUL wig and very good quality... hence the B.
Final Grade: B