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Unread 09-24-2008, 07:41 PM   #1081
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Name of Merchant: lotahk
Website: http://stores.ebay.com/Lotahk-Cospla...-Costume-Store
Item purchased: Bridget from Guilty Gear
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=360070805071
Links to picture(s) of your received item: I don't have any pictures of it now, but will soon
Timeline: Sep 5th - Sep 22nd
Describe your Experience: I wanted to get a Bridget costume, and there's not many sellers on ebay who make them. So I looked around and finally decided upon lotahk. It was also relatively cheap for an ebay costume with a total of $87.99, including shipping! I needed it by October 21st, and it came nearly a month EARLY!! Whoo!!
Pros: It's well-made and feels really comfortable when worn. I asked for it before 10/21, ordered it on 9/05 and got it on 9/22!! They also speak English better than some of the other Chinese sellers. I recommend them!
Cons: The habit looks a little... off when worn and that it was hard to fit my head through the dress. (Note, this is not bad on my part, because a neck measurement wasn't asked for). And the little button that holds together the white neck part was really hard to fit through the loop, so I had to cut it a little. But other than those tiny things, it's great
Comments: Nothing else I can think of here
Final Grade: A- (just for the little costume details that were kinda funky)
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Unread 09-25-2008, 03:30 AM   #1082
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Unread 09-26-2008, 05:40 PM   #1083
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Name of Commissioner: LegacyOfMadara

Website/C.com gallery: http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/f..._Madara/Props/

Sword prop commissioned: Brook (One Piece) Cane Sword

Link to picture of your commissioned item: http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...s/S7301078.jpg

Timeline: About 8-10 days

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: I am very please. I ask and i got. no trouble. i recommend him to anyone who needs a prop at a very understandable price

pros: FAST Shipment, cheap price, great quality, very understandable.

cons: he doesn't leave next door. (if he did he have an early retirement XD)

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 09-26-2008, 07:59 PM   #1084
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Unread 10-06-2008, 03:04 AM   #1085
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Name of Commissioner: QQ Cosplay
Website/C.com gallery: www.qqcosplay.com
Character commissioned and series/video game: Asuka Tachibana/ Ryuhou Tairen HOLY uniforms (same costume), from the anime S-Cry-Ed.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.qqcosplay.com/SCD/scdryuble.html
Timeline: Late December of 2006 to mid-March of 2007 (deadline wasn't until April '07)

Pros:
Customer service: QQ had good communication throughout the process; my friend and I were the first to commission this particular cosplay from them and there were a few complications on our end (first because some of his measurements were inaccurate, so they had to be re-sent, and second because I was having problems with my Paypal account.) They were very patient in handling our issues. The costumes arrived on time (mine with plenty of time to spare, my friend's arrived just in time because he paid later than I did). The price was very reasonable in my opinion.

Quality of cosplay: I was (and still am) extremely pleased with the costume. First and foremost I have to draw attention to the HOLY emblem on the left shoulder of the uniform; the quality of the embroidery blew me away, it looks absolutely beautiful. Can't say enough good things about it. The fit is great, it's comfortable to wear, and I just feel thrilled every time I have an excuse to put it on. Just about everything was neat and well-assembled.

Cons: There are a few cons. My costume arrived with a mark from a ballpoint pen on it; it looked like someone was holding a pen while packaging it or something. It wasn't too bad and I was able to get most of it cleaned off.

The main issue I have is with the white sleeves that cover the forearms. These pieces are separate from the uniform; they velcro closed around the arm, which is usually fine but tends to come undone if you move too much. Additionally, since they aren't attached to the jacket they have a tendency to slide off. I remedy this by using safety pins both to keep them closed and connect them to the jacket. It's not a huge deal but it is a hassle any time I'm getting into or out of the costume, as for my cosplay I also use a prop that fits underneath one of the sleeves, making it that much more complicated to keep closed.

Finally, it would have been nice for the slacks to have pockets, but I can't blame them for that; I assumed their would be pockets but never specifically asked for them, so it's more my fault than theirs.
I don't have anything negative to say about their customer service.

Final Grade: A -
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Unread 10-06-2008, 04:51 AM   #1086
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Unread 10-08-2008, 05:15 AM   #1087
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Name of Commissioner: Didn't exactly get a name. Just the email magpdeson@gmail.com
Website/C.com gallery: http://myworld.ebay.com/andy200599/
Character commissioned and series: An @home cafe maid costume
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item::
Original
One mannequin thing
(...please excuse the background mess. The computer room is also the baby's room and she was playing.)
On me (back)
Front
(please also excuse my face lol I don't know what I was doing there. This is my best pic of the front)
There was also a headdress which somehow didn't make it in the picture...

Timeline: I paid the $85 for the costume on Sept 18. Sent $25 for shipping last Saturday (Oct 4) Got it Tuesday (Oct 7)
Pros: It's so cute and exactly what I wanted! This was my DREAM costume and I finally have it! It got here very fast and it was finished quickly and the price was what I was happiest about!
They also agreed to let me pay shipping after the costume was done since I couldn't pay it all at once.
Cons: Nothing really. The buttons are a bit smaller than the original but they're not too much smaller. Not a huge problem
Comments:
They have an ebay store but they also do custom commissions.
I originally wanted a petticoat with it, but the skirt was made in a way so that I wouldn't need it.
I posted up an ad and sent out requests for quotes. The highest quote I got was $180.
So then, I got an offer for just $85 for the same costume made with the same material so of course I thought I should go for it!
At first I wasn't sure and wanted to find a more known commissioner I didn't have the money for it so I took a risk with this one.
It turned out so much better than I thought and I will buy from this commissioner again!!
Final Grade: A
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Unread 10-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #1088
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Unread 10-14-2008, 08:51 PM   #1089
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Name of Merchant: cosplaywig
Website: http://myworld.ebay.com/cosplaywig/
Item purchased (please include quantity): Hatsune Miku wig (The jade green one) (1)
Links to picture(s) of your received item: I don't have any up yet, my camera is out of batteries, I'll edit my post when I do have pictures up.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): About 2 weeks.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.: PROS: EVERYTHING! The wig is beautiful, even though the color is unnatural(like most character's hair colors usually are xD) It looks completeley natural on me, like It was my real hair. I love it! CONS: NONE! COMMENTS: This is one of the best wigs I've ever received. I wold suggest this seller to any cosplayer with some extra cash!
Final Grade: A++++++++
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Unread 10-14-2008, 11:11 PM   #1090
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Review of cosplay1.com

Three costumes in one review!

Name of Commissioner: cosplay1.com
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay1.com/
Character commissioned and series: Takamachi Nanoha from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha (full costume, minus staff and shoes). Also Okazaki Tomoya and Ibuki Fuko jackets from Clannad.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:

1. Takamachi Nanoha: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1771680/
2 and 3. Clannad: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1771681/ and http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1771682/

Timeline: All orders placed and received within one month of ordering.
Pros: A terrific experience from start to finish. Ajie requested specific measurement information that made it clear she was a professional. She provided frequent updates throughout the process and answer all questions I asked in a timely manner. The final products were all extremely high quality--as good as the costumes would be if they were being made for live action versions of these anime. Having submitted each project for bidding, Ajie consistently returned the lowest bids for all three projects. An excellent commissioner with whom I will work again.
Final Grade: A+
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Unread 10-15-2008, 08:06 AM   #1091
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Unread 10-15-2008, 09:09 PM   #1092
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Name of Commissioner: Taiyo Cosplay
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/private.php?d...m&pmid=1570655
Character commissioned and series/video game: Rhode Camelot from D. Gray Man (Blouse only)
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Rhode gallery
Timeline (how long your order took to process): A month or so. Early September to Early October

PROS: Visually, the garment is stunning! There are no loose seams or anything out of place. It is very professionally made, like something out of an upscale shop! It fit really nicely and adhered to all of the guidelines I gave. There were progress shots given and the commissioner answered every question I had, no matter how silly, and even asked for my input to make it accurate to my taste, not the character design. I found that extra considerate and it showed that he valued his customer's opinions.

CONS: Communication was a little wonky at times. Most times to get updates, I had to ask the questions, rather than them giving me the automatic weekly updates as promised. Not really a big deal though. Also, the deadline was missed due to some weird things happening with the mail. I'm not sure if that's the truth or not, but I do believe that it was beyond his control.

Final Grade: A-: Communication errors aside, I'd definitely commission him again!
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Unread 10-16-2008, 04:44 AM   #1093
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Unread 10-17-2008, 12:41 PM   #1094
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well im not sure if i should ask this else where but has anyone had anything done by http://myworld.ebay.com/advent_anime/? im thinking of getting the anbu costume from there but this will be my first time buying any cosplay related things.
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Unread 10-18-2008, 12:11 AM   #1095
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Name of Commissioner: Cosplayying
Website/C.com gallery: http://myworld.ebay.com/cosplayying/
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Haruhi Suzumiya uniform from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=150297531941
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...x/100_5769.jpg
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...x/100_5774.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Sept 23- Oct 17
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros - Excellent Quality! They were very nice in answering emails and the shipping was fast.

Cons - Never sent out a shipping confirmation email for when they shipped it, but that's alright, I still got it!

Final Grade: A-
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