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Unread 08-11-2009, 01:12 PM   #1366
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Name of Commissioner: Ajie/nugrosjp

Website/C.com Gallery: http://www.cosplay1.com

Character Commissioned: Haruhi Mikuru

Pictures of Comissioned Items: It is similar with http://www.cosplay1.com/dtProduct.php?pId=692

Timeline: Contacted her about four month ago, pay them around July, received yesterday

Describe Your Experience: I am very happy can contact this wonderful costume maker again.

Pros: Answers all your questions quickly. Communication is number one there ! almost answer all question in 24 hours top. Very professional to help me choosing the right material for me. Help for measurements too


Cons: Nothing

Comments: Not the first job cosplay1.com help me, very nice person and nice work!

Final Grade: A+. max!
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Unread 08-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #1367
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Name of Commissioner: Jeniffer Cosplay

Website/C.com gallery: It's an eBay store. (I tried posting this earlier, but it must've gotten caught in the spam filter. PM me if you want their store. ^^)

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire
costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Konata Izumi - wig

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: None yet.

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Bought it at the beginning of July, got it today (Auguest 11)

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.:

Comments: Ah...I was so excited when I finally got this wig! ^^
They're really nice to work with. They're stationed in Hong Kong, so it takes awhile to get your package, but it was really worth the wait! ^^
The only thing wrong, though, is that I bought an 80 cm wig. They told me that they were out, so they'd send me a 100 cm wig. But...I ended up getting one shorter than 80 cm in the end...But, it looks the exact same, legnth an all, as the picture in the auction does, so I got what I paid for. ^^

Pros: - Will email you if a problem arises.
- Nice.
- Their wigs are gorgeous and pre-styled. ^^

Cons: - Takes awhile for your package to arrive.
- Didn't get the legnth right.

Final Grade: A-, because I actually did get what I paid for, even though they said they'd send me a different one.
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Unread 08-12-2009, 01:42 AM   #1368
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Unread 08-13-2009, 12:35 AM   #1369
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Name of Commissioner: afreedog2005
Website/C.com gallery: http://myworld.ebay.com/afreedog2005...MEFSX:SELLERID
Character commissioned and series/video game: Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto Shippuuden) I bought everything except for the wig and the gloves. (wig I got somewhere else, gloves, I altered myself)
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/221981/
Timeline: Hmm, I dont remember the exact timeline XD that was almost a year ago! Hmm, I would say anywhere between 2-3 weeks, but not a whole 3 weeks. Maybe like 2 weeks and a couple of days.

Describe your Experience.
Pros: Great comunication! When I was looking at the picture that he/she (idk) had up for the outfit, there was a couple of things I didn't like. 1) It was black and white, not the colored one, but I thought,"oh well, lots of people do the black and white version. 2) the shirt looked like it closed at a certain part, it wasn't opened all the way like it should be. 3) Those ugly, white ninja socky thingies. but they dont' look that bad huh?
Anyway, I asked he/she if they could make the shirt all the way opened so I sent them a reference of someone elses' Sasuke cosplay, and also if they could make those socks black. They emailed me back right away, saying that 1) they think the ninja socks should stay white and 2) they asked me permission if they could make it look exactly like the reference I showed them (I thought they were going to make the shirt exactly like that, which I thought, awesome! But I was wrong.)
When I finally got the outfit, I was super suprised! They made it the right colors too! Not black and white version, they made it in the colors! I was soooo happy! =3 And, to me, it seemed like good quality fabric.

Cons: Those white socky thingies. They are waaaay to huge for me, I tried pining them to my pants during the photoshoot but it didn't work out very well. The pants seem a little long and big, but no biggie. Well the first time I wore it, it was perfect fit, but when I wore it again for my photoshoot with my sister, it seemed a little big, but thats my own fault, cause I lost weight, not their fault cause they made it according to the measurements I gave them a year ago. ( I think it was college's fault) =P

Comments: I will defenatly request some more cosplays from them in the future Great communication, worked a little harder, just for me, to make the shirt right and make it colored.

EDIT: Actually, I take that back, those white things aren't really ugly, I just didn't like that they were too big. =P

Final Grade:A+
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Unread 08-14-2009, 12:35 PM   #1370
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Name of Commissioner: Carrot Anime
Character commissioned and series/video game: Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin; and a sword
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: sword
costume (the pictures they sent me)
Timeline: May 19th - August 13th

Describe your Experience: I asked them for a quote for the costume in May. The answer came a few days later, the delivery date was set for August 15th which was fine for me because I only need the costume in October. From then to July, I didn't get any email and I got a little worried. I was busy with classes so I didn't think much about it. In July I asked them if they could make a sword. They answered on the same day saying it was fine. July 28th I got the pictures of the costume; August 10th it arrived, August 13th I got the sword.

Pros: They answered fast to my emails. The costume fits perfectly.
Cons: The scabbard for the sword had a few cracks but it's easily covered with paint and there are a few loose threads on the outfit.
Comments: It's good quality material despite the small problems and they were really nice.

Final Grade: A -



Name of Commissioner: CosplayWig
item: KENSHIN Dark ORANGE 27" long straight wig
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i25.tinypic.com/2ijmc29.jpg
(for the actual color)
Timeline: 1 week

Describe your Experience.
Pros: It's the right color and length, very soft.
Cons: none
Comments: would order from them again

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 08-15-2009, 02:18 AM   #1371
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Unread 08-15-2009, 07:49 PM   #1372
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Name of Commissioner: Carrot Anime
Character commissioned and series/video game: Succubus from World of Warcraft
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...ss/Costume.jpg

Timeline: May 31- Aug 08

Describe your Experience: I got a quote shortly after asking for one, costume was very cheap, I was worried that it might be made poorly because of how cheap it was, but to my surprise it was amazing and very well made. I received the costume early and everything was in tact, it looked like they took great care in packaging so that the contents wouldn't be damaged. The costume fits perfectly and looks incredible <3

Pros: They answered any questions I had very quickly, and my costume is perfect
Cons:

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 08-16-2009, 04:10 AM   #1373
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Two reviews by two different people (shared account). We want to thank the commissioners again if they are seeing this!

First review:
Name of Commissioner: Ajie

Website/C.com Gallery: http://www.cosplay1.com

Character Commissioned: Spain from Axis Powers Hetalia

Pictures of Comissioned Items: Link from Ajie’s site: http://www.cosplay1.com/dtProduct.php?pId=711
Picture will probably be added at a later date

Timeline: 6/4 (first contact) - 8/10 (received costume)

Describe Your Experience: This was an awesome experience. I loved Ajie’s professionalism and really knows what she’s doing. When I opened the box and put the costume on, I fell in love.

Pros: Great communication, and very accommodating. I had a budget for this costume and she agreed to it which made me even happier. She’s kind and patient and her work is as gorgeous as presented on her site. Loved the material, color, and workmanship!

Cons: The robe’s length is longer than the ref but it‘s not really a con since I prefer my coats long anyway. So really, there weren’t any problems at all!

Comments: I will definitely go to this commissioner again! Thanks for everything Ajie! ^___^

Final Grade: A+

Second Review:
Name of Commissioner: Cosplaymandy

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.): France (War of the Austrian Succession version) from Axis Powers Hetalia--coat only

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://s530.photobucket.com/albums/dd347/cosplaymandy/?action=view&current=P1020466.jpg&newest=1

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Approx. 1 month

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Mandy is an extremely sweet person and an amazing seamstress! The color choices were perfect and the final product was impeccable; it looks even better in person~ It fits very well, something I was a little worried about at first. As far as communication is concerned, she replies quickly and is prompt in responding to my comments. The prices are a bit on the expensive side ($90 for the coat, including the shipping), but the material is top-notch quality, so nothing to complain about on my end!
No cons with Mandy at all~

Final Grade: A+

Thank you so much Mandy! I love it! :3

And thank you Kanira~
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Unread 08-21-2009, 08:52 PM   #1374
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Unread 08-24-2009, 10:26 PM   #1375
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Name of Commissioner: Cosplay Mandy / Cosplaycommish (On here)
Website/C.com gallery : http://photobucket.com/cosplaymandy
Character commissioned and series/video game: Garnet Til Alexandros from Final Fantasy IX.
She made the complete dress only.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...LAY09001-1.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...LAY09003-1.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...SPLAY09006.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...LAY09005-1.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...LAY09004-1.jpg

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...LAY09007-1.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Emailed her on July 13th, costume got here on August 24th
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: The under dress is about as long as I want it to be for the hoop skirt to fit under.
She's a really nice commissioner and keeps in contact very well.
The vines on the dress were really nice.

Cons:
Smelled a little funky, like paint.
there are a lot of black and brown stains everywhere. Kinda the same color as the gold roses at the bottom of the under dress. (Really. It has to be paint.)
There are no roses on the bottom of garnets dress, just little crown things. i gave her a buttload of ref. pictures, none of which have roses. She also made the green vines along the dress into weird green flowers. I'm honestly confused.
the top, which is meant to sit around the bust and is strapless, is around my shoulders instead. I had to re-adjust the straps she put on the dress for ages and it's still rather high.
And The costume is so baggy! I know I gave the right measurements, I had four people do them for me. o.o;;
The under skirt sits around my hips instead of my waist and the top kinda.. sags at the back.
It's also completly unlined.
I asked her for non-shiney material... It's pretty shiney. Especially with flash on. Which I really wanted to avoid.
The material must be fairly cheap since it's completly see-through, as you can see in my pictures above. This is what annoys me the most, considering I paid $250 for the dress and I can see through it. Since the top and bottom of the dress are seperates you can see a big chunk of skin through it, like a faded tan. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice... satin-type material. Just... it's almost like looking through a window. That see-through.
there's purple ribbon around the gloves, which is in none of the reference pictures I sent her. Since the gloves just hang off of me I'm guessing the ribbon is to keep them on. I dunno if she noticed and didn't want to make them again or what.
I CAN'T use the gloves at ALL.
I don't know what she used to measure these out... but they stay the SAME size the whole way down the arm.
If I recall correctly, our arms get smaller toward the wrist area.
There's a slit in the top which only gives me more room and they don't stay up at all, even with the random ribbon she sewed into them. I'm going to have to make these all over again. @_@

Comments: It kind of reminds me of an ebay costume. I know that's rather harsh, but I've had friends buy things from ebay that looked about the same as the dress, quality wise. I'm really disappointed in the material and how see-through it is.
The dress really does NOT seem like it's worth $250... maybe $125.

Also, She claims to be in California in her well-written ad. Her package came from China. Her English is terrible in her emails. She sells e-Bay worthy costumes (terrible ones) for a RIP-OFF price.

She's a nice girl and responded to my emails REALLY quickly. But from the reviews I've read about her compared to my own experience... I don't understand how she has such amazing reviews.
>_<
it makes me feel rather harsh.
Yet I've had costumes made in the past for FAR less with much better material and simply were better quality.

I also sent the payment and let her know, she responded... and six days later no dress. I emailed her and she said she didn't know I sent the payment til then. ....then why did she email me telling me she got it? @_@

I won't commission from her again, and I won't refer my friends to her...


And, to be fair, Garnet's dress is tricky. Which is why I wanted someone else to make it for me.
But she's a commissioner, and I expected far more for what I paid. >>;;;




Final Grade: D
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Unread 08-28-2009, 06:29 PM   #1376
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Unread 09-03-2009, 09:06 PM   #1377
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o.o I just noticed something... you got the grade given for the Merchant laurawu_123 wrong- they were given an F in their review, not an A+ XD;

glad I noticed that before I bought from them... >.> I'm still sorta on the fence with them, since it seems to be hit or miss, but most of the problems seem to be with colors being off or thin wigs... and since I'm just looking at the ~$20 ponytail clips that I can't seem to find anywhere else in that color, I'm wondering if I should just take a chance.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 03:50 AM   #1378
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Whoop; must've mixed it with the Doctored Locks review. Thanks so much for the catch!
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Unread 09-04-2009, 10:40 PM   #1379
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Name of Commissioner:cutekawaii (cosplay.com)
Web Address: http://www.cosplay.com/member/851/
Character Commissioned: Mileena (Mortal Kombat) Boots, Mask, and Gloves
Pictures: These are pictures of her in the costume pieces, not me
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2239965/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2239964/
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Timeline: Approx. one month
Pros: Very great commissioner! She took this rush commission for me for a last minute decision to do a Mortal Kombat cosplay group. She replies to emails VERY promptly (less than 24hrs) and sends pictures. She even emails you to ask you opinion on parts of the costume and gives her own opinion on what would make the costume better. Everything fit perfectly and was accurate!
Cons: None
Grade: A+
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