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Unread 04-20-2009, 10:58 AM   #1246
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Name of Commissioner: cosplaycommish

Website/C.com gallery: http://s530.photobucket.com/albums/dd347/cosplaymandy/

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Hungary and Prussia from Hetalia. We commissioned Hungary's hat and jacket and Prussia's jacket, black button-up shirt, and tie.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i44.tinypic.com/29zti0.jpg and http://i42.tinypic.com/w2nfwn.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): We started e-mails in mid-January and received the cosplays in the beginning of April, so about 2.5 months. Part of the reason was because we needed some time to save up money.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.: Her e-mails are very nice and show that she is very caring to getting the commissioner what they want. We thought the prices were a bit high, but when we saw pictures of her past cosplays, we knew we'd be getting a high quality costume done. We decided to save up the extra bucks and we're very happy we did. The quality of the fabrics is very good and the final outcomes look really beautiful. *_* The only issue is that we aren't used to measuring properly and probably could have used an extra inch on the sleeves. We are definitely considering commissioning her again in the future and reccommend her to others.

Final Grade: A
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Unread 04-20-2009, 08:03 PM   #1247
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Name of Merchant: cosplaycommish or cosplaymandy
Website: on here
Item purchased (please include quantity): Ouran High School Host Club uniform, Organization XIII coat
Links to picture(s) of your received item: I can't find a pic of the host club uniform but I will try to update with a pic
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Feb. 18, 2009 (when we started talking)- April 11, 2009 (when I got it in the mail) on the host club uniform, October 15, 2008 (started talking)-November 20, 2008 (got it) on the Organization XIII coat
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.: Always very quick in answering questions. Very quick transaction. Wonderful workmanship, seams are finished very nicely. Bought from twice and plan on doing it again.
Final Grade: A
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Unread 04-21-2009, 11:54 AM   #1248
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Name of Commissioner: SaSu

Website: http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s...uct/803/cat/16
http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/m39526/
http://satsuki.sayouchi.de/news.php

Character commissioned: Kagamine Len - Vocaloid 2

Links to picture(s): [see most actual pic from my vocaloid gallery]

Timeline: 1-2 Months, includingdiscussion about order details, fabrics etc.

Describe your Experience:
Pros: By far the most professional commissioner I've ordered from so far. We discussed everything regarding the cosplay - especially the fabrics and how I want it to look like in the end.
So far, this kind of contact was really a good contrast to most of what I've experienced so far with chinese, american or other commission services - in a good way.
It was not only friendly and answered quickly, but also the final product turned out to become just how I wanted it to be. (and I had quite some expectations from it)
I even consider the quality being better than what I got from limebarb back then - and I considered this cos (Richie from Pokemon) being from very very good quality already.
Also, the price was absolutely reasonable for what I got in the end!
You could notice, that she really put a lot of effort not only into the product itself, but also the realtionship to me a s a customer. I liked that alot.

Cons:
Well...I actually can't tell any oO Of course it's not as cheap as HongKong trash, but I never expected it to be like that, so I'm ordering from her again right now.

Comments:
Actually, I'm really glad I finally found a perfect commissioner from Germany, which is reliable and even has a reasonable price. For my part, I can absolutely recommend her and hope I can keep on counting on her as my commissioner of choice until I can't cosplay anymore XDD

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 04-21-2009, 01:20 PM   #1249
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Name of Commissioner: cosplaycommish/cosplaymandy

Website/C.com gallery: cosplay.com username: cosplaycommish

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Full length skit, top, and arm bands: Blood Elf from video game "World of Warcraft"

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://images.cosplay.com/photos/18/1803813.jpg
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=nn6ryx&s=5
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=es9rmx&s=5
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zdnrjr&s=5 (arm bands)

Timeline (how long your order took to process): hmm like a month? definitely on time.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

Pros: Mandy was very nice and helpful. She knew exactly what she needed, I filled out a form with my measurements and she kept communication with me the whole time, sending my pics of her progress to soothe my paranoia.

Cons: was more expensive than I would've liked but considering all the fabric and time, I think I got a good deal on a custom made thing.

Final Grade: A. I got a lot of compliments at NYC comic con and a lot of people took pictures with me as well.
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Unread 04-21-2009, 01:58 PM   #1250
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Name of Merchant -- Sailor-Stuff
Website -- NA
Item purchased (please include quantity): Ayumi's Elephant Bike/Toy
Links to picture(s) of your received item: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=21782
Timeline: Month
Describe your Experience: I am not sure what is going on but when I ordered this item it was a very good transaction. She sent me pictures and gave me an update every week. Her prices are good and when she ships its fast. I ordered just the pink bike (I made the elephant and mouse). I will say I was very pleased with this order. Because of so I ordered another item...and that one isn't going well....
Final Grade: A for this order but I recently ordered another item and right now its a C grade...
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Unread 04-21-2009, 02:11 PM   #1251
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Name of Merchant -- Limebarb
Website: http://www.limebarb.com/ or http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s...ct/7099/cat/16
Item Purchases: Morrigan Costume
Link to costume: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=20073 (I dont have the coomplete outfit but here is the leggings and wings!)
Timeline: 6 months
Describe your Experience:

Pros: I ordered from them because I live less than an hour away from them. They make amazing costume with amazing quality. This is as professional as you can get. The costume looks great.

Cons: The price is a bit steep. You have to be willing to spend at least 300.00 on these outfits. The worst thing is probably the communication and the process. They barely answer their emails and if you look them up on google (which I did after i bought this) there are a lot of bad reviews. They promised they would finish in 4 months but at the last minute they said they needed more time. I gave it to them but I really didn't like it. If you buy from them expect to wait 6 months and spend lots of money.

Final grade: C
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Unread 04-22-2009, 07:44 AM   #1252
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Unread 04-23-2009, 02:51 AM   #1253
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Name of Merchant -- human_go
Website: http://stores.ebay.com/human-go-cosp...34551QQfrsrcZ1
Item Purchases: Gino Weinburg
Link to costume: (Will post when I get camera).
Timeline: 1&1/2 months roughly
Describe your Experience: Well I had previously purchased a lovely Vampire Knight uniform from them and thought I'd order again with similar results...wrong. I ordered a Gino cosplay from Code Geass in early November. I did not receive it because it was not registered with the shipping company and got lost, even though I paid for shipping insurance. I contacted them in December and they remade the costume but took another 6 months to remake it. When it finally arrived, the gloves were not included, the pants were 2 sizes too small. (I have given them my measurements before and the first time they fit perfectly). The gold trim was starting to fray on the white jacket, the black shirt included was too short in the sleeves, and their were supposed to be gold buttons with drooping length of chain across the front of the white jacket but they were plastic buttons and bits of frayed ribbon right crappily together. The cape is the most disappointing...it was supposed to flow to the floor but only comes slightly past my knees, it also has very poorly shown square shoulders that do not fit my shoulders and just stick up. The cape is supposed to be slightly square but it must rest of the shoulders and not pop up like this one does. Overall, I am very dissappointed after I paid a good price for it and waited for 7 months to have them remake it, when they forgot to register it with the post office. I don't reccomend them for anything detailed.

Pros: None, other than actually receiving the incomplete, shoddy cosplay 7 months later...

Final grade: D
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Unread 04-24-2009, 06:44 AM   #1254
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Name of Commissioner:
CostumeFamily.com

Website/C.com gallery:
http://www.costumefamily.com

Character commissioned and series/video game:
Tifa Lockheart from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and was the whole costume minus the gloves and shoes.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
Only picture I have at the moment~
http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/q...n/SDC10988.jpg


Timeline (how long your order took to process)
After I ordered it, It took around 5 days to make and then a further 2 days to arrive (Sent through FedEx to the UK from China) So 1 week exactly! ^_^

Pros
Excellent communication~ they replied to all of my messages quickly and answered all my questions. I recieved it after only ordering a week before so excellent shipping also ^_^ Even though it was FedEX, ems would probably have only been a few more days~ Great quality for what I payed also ^_^ and fits me perfectly~ Good Price too xD

Cons
The only things I found wrong with the costume was that there aren't any pockets on the front of the skirt but to be totally honest that doesn't bother me~ If however you wanted it 100% accurate this could cause a problem but its fine with me ^^

The white shirt is slightly big on me also but can easily be taken in~

Comments
As a first time buyer from CostumeFamily.com I am extremly happy with this cosplay! It cost me around £60 altogether including P+P which I think is a very good price considering both quality and accuracy~ Its not 100% accurate as theres no pockets on the skirt but that as I have already said isn't a problem for me ^_^ They were quick to reply to all of my messages also and very friendly, answering any questions I had. And it only took a week to get to me which I personally think is amazing! I will deffinetly consider them for future commissions ^_^

Final Grade: A
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Unread 04-24-2009, 07:53 PM   #1255
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Name of Commissioner: china anime

Website/C.com gallery
: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/chinaanime

Character commissioned and series/video game: NGE girl's school uniform

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://pics.livejournal.com/xblue_eu...x/pic/00401t2p
http://www.cosplay.com/costume/217316/

Timeline: 18 days from purchase


Describe your Experience.

Pros:
Wow! I honestly was not expecting this kind of quality when I bought this costume! I literally got it for only $30 shipped and I forsee it being one of my favorite costumes from now on! Everything is fully lined, the construction is really superb and the cloth they used is so comfortable and sturdy! I am really impressed. The important parts of the costume fit absolutely perfectly and I could not be more happy with it considering how much I got it for. Seriously, this kind of craftsmanship in 18 days for $30 is insane. I am so happy with this!

Cons: I only have two problems with this cosplay and they're both pretty insignificant. One is that I'd prefer the waist to be a bit higher, and two is that I'd like the red tie to be a bit shorter. But both of those are really easy fixes, and the waist problem was probably from a mistake in my measurements. :B And since the tie isn't attached to the costume, I can just get something a little shorter and a littler sturdier. :3

Comments: I really want to reiterate how wonderful the quality of this cloth is... I absolutely love it! When I first tried this costume on I actually thought to myself, "man, I could wear this every day!" but then I realized people would look at me funny. XD

Oh, also, I think I got this costume at a special sale price or something because they are selling it for $45 now, but seriously guys it is SO worth the price. Even that is a steal.

Final Grade: A




Edit: Oh, also, I don't know if this was a mistake but I also got a free Haruhi Suzumiya headband with this costume. XD

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Unread 04-25-2009, 02:56 AM   #1256
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Unread 04-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #1257
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Name of Commissioner: djkaneda

Website/C.com gallery: C.com: http://www.cosplay.com/member/66864 ; C.com Marketplace: http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s...ct/6165/cat/21

Character commissioned and series/video game: Pepakura pattern for Lau's swords - Bujingai: The Forsaken City

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: (this is the link to the model the pattern is built from, based on two artbook images and two In-game renderings) http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4687/21728715.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Contacted him March 8th, received finished pattern April 23rd, but I'm in college and coming up on finals so it took me a little while to reply back or this time would've been a lot shorter.

Pros: Fast. Just... incredibly fast. Amazing accuracy. Constant communication and very professional.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Comments: I'm still excited over this because I can't believe how amazing the pattern turned out... and if it hadn't been for 4ng31 having the link to djkaneda's Marketplace ad in his signature, I'd have never found him because I'd have never thought to look (Thank you, 4ng31!). He took what were crazily detailed images and simplified them down to the point where I can look at them and say "Oh, so THAT'S how that goes together" instead of "Oh god how do I make that". 3D imagery isn't an easy thing and people who do it well always amaze me. He's definitely one I'll go back to in the future!

Final Grade: A+ (the grading scale doesn't go high enough to say how pleased I am with this transaction)
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Unread 04-26-2009, 02:47 AM   #1258
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Unread 04-27-2009, 07:18 AM   #1259
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Had a commision done by cosplaycomish/. Cosplay mandythe character was ryuk from death note. It came out
Looking awesome!!!!
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Unread 04-27-2009, 07:55 AM   #1260
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Name of Commissioner: cosplaycommish
Character commissioned: Squall Seed Uniform, Final Fantasy - Complete jacket.
Timeline: Very good, time wise.
Describe your Experience: Communication was good and work was prompt and well made.
Final Grade: A

Character commissioned: Vergil, Devil May Cry - Full length jacket and pants.
Timeline: Exceptional
Describe your Experience: Very fast and quality work.
Final Grade: A
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