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Unread 09-16-2010, 11:52 AM   #1756
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Name of Commissioner: Gneila

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

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Full Costume+Wig Luc (Suikoden 3)-- Full Costume+Wig - Commoner Euphemia (Code Geass) Full Costume+Wig Sasarai (Suikoden 3)

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Never received

Timeline (how long your order took to process) Ordered over a year ago... No costumes

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments. - She seemed like a nice lady but after waiting over a year for costumes - I'm sick and tired of her. All she does is make excuses as to why things aren't done... work , family , etc... We are now filing a lawsuit against her on the matter. Looking at other reviews on this commissioner, she's just had a different excuse for everybody "I had a heart attack" "My father passed away" "I was in a car accident" "My son had an emergency" BUYER BEWARE DO NOT APPROACH THIS COMMISSIONER REFUSE ALL REQUESTS FROM THIS COMMISSIONER.

Final Grade: F

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Unread 09-17-2010, 04:16 PM   #1757
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Name of Commissioner: KiwiNinamori

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s.../product/30628

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

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...h/DSC00604.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...h/DSC00603.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...h/DSC00602.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process):
Contacted in May or June. Received yesterday

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.

Pros: The dress fits and the painted part of the dress is removable so it's easy to wash. Contact was kept and progress photos were sent.

Cons: The white is somewhat see through but that nothing a modified under shirt couldn't fix

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 09-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #1758
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Kanira- I'm not sure if you'll want to classify this one as a merchant or commissioner, but I'll go with commissioner.

Name of Commissioner: ebay seller lanlan19 (Store is called 0404 Cosplay Plaza)
Character commissioned and series/video game: Kagura's hairbun covers from Gintama
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2713254/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2713253/
None while being worn yet, my wig is being ordered soon.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Ordered August 31st, shipped September 8th, package arrived September 13th.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.:

Pros:
-Exactly as pictured in the listing
-Really fast shipping from China- made in a week, shipped in one more.
-Lightweight
-Craftsmanship is impeccable
-Came with a really cute gift

Cons:
-The elastics to attach them to the wig are I feel a little too loose to strap them down completely to the wig (I tested them on my own hair)- But I'm just going to maybe glue a hairpin the inside to help with that. It's not that bad.
-I hadn't received an email shipping notif, so I didn't even realize it had shipped/been delivered until I went to check the order status last night. So be aware they don't send shipping notices.

None of the cons were bad enough to really outweigh the good, though Most of their other offerings/prices are really expensive (swords, Bleach Espada masks), but from what I can tell from my order, it's because their prop work is well done and uses good materials. I wouldn't buy any of their fabric costumes, though, as those do look cheap.

Final Grade: A+!
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Unread 09-19-2010, 07:02 AM   #1759
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Thanks for the catch, MajesticLunacy!

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Unread 09-19-2010, 09:45 PM   #1760
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Name of Commissioner:
Cosplay Mandy
Website:
http://photobucket.com/cosplaymandy
cosplaymandy@gmail.com
Character commissioned:
Will, from Pokemon.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Will
Full costume excluding wig and shoes.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...&id=1230930632
Timeline (how long your order took to process):
Payment submitted May 31st.
Costume received August 15th.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Mandy was great to work with, very prompt in responding to queries before the commission started, and always answered my questions immediately. After the commission, I didn't receive many status reports, but once it was finished she sent a picture immediately. There was a snag where shipping took longer than expected, but that's completely the fault of USPS.

The costume came out looking great and stood up perfectly to the wear and tear of three days of the convention. There are some stylistical choices that I didn't agree with - for example hidden zippers instead of button-downs as would appear - but on the whole the costume is much better designed than I could have come up with, and the internal shirt is amazing.

I'd definitely do business with her again for any of my costume needs.

Final Grade:
A.

If there was more communication during the actual building phase, this would be an A+. Still an amazing person to do business with!
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Unread 09-19-2010, 10:00 PM   #1761
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Name of Commissioner: BlackMoon Cosplay
Website: http://blackmooncosplay.webs.com/
Character commissioned:
Will, from Pokemon.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Will
Commission was for the wig only.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...&id=1230930632
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3283/willpokemon.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process):
Payment sent May 30th
Received photos August 15th
Wig received August 23rd
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Good communication. The website makes it obvious when you can expect her to work on the wig, and the twitter is updated throughout the progress.

There was a small snag where she wrote down the dates wrong, but thankfully the original date given was a bit before the convention, so she had no trouble finishing the commission well in time for the actual con. The wig was well-packaged and came with teh stand and wig cap so I didn't have to get anything more to wear it.

The final product was well-made, but unfortunately it was a tiny bit small for my head. She said she tried to stretch it as best as possible, but it still ended up giving me slight headaches for the con. If an option for a larger base wig was offered, I'd definitely take it.

Final Grade: A-.

Communication was great, the final product looked good but wasn't as comfortable as could have possibly been. It's unfortunate that I have to dock points for the timing snag - if I didn't pad the dates needed by two weeks it might not have been there in time.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 10:05 PM   #1762
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Name of Merchant: Milanoo
Website: http://www.milanoo.com/
Item purchased (please include quantity): Sailor moon wig.
http://www.milanoo.com/p28993.html

Links to picture(s) of your received item: (I will post pics later)

Timeline (how long your order took to process):
About a month and a half


Pros: The wig was the right color and looked like the picture.

Cons:
The wig was way too small! When I put it on, it didnt even cover half my head, it was more like a toupee with buns.
The shipping/processing time took forever even though I payed extra for it to be shipped within 1-2 weeks.
Communication was only with a computer.


They better refund me or I will be seriously angry.
Edit:
They refused to refund me because " It
does not apply to complaints about the attributes or quality of goods
received. Therefore, we are unable to reverse this transaction or issue a
refund. "

Final Grade: F

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Unread 09-23-2010, 03:03 AM   #1763
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Unread 09-24-2010, 06:46 PM   #1764
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My TRYMAX review has been updated to reflect an accident that made Game Show very interesting

A- to B-

Crap sewing.

Re-make everything you get there or risk indecent exposure O-O
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Unread 09-25-2010, 10:05 PM   #1765
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Unread 09-29-2010, 05:14 PM   #1766
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Name of Commissioner: Southern Moon Creations/ Mayurimoon
Website/C.com gallery: http://southernmooncreations.webs.com/
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): PGSM Mars Tiara, Waist Brooch, Bow Brooch, choker, and earrings
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/j...Accesories.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 8/11/10-9/29/10
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: The items were a good price and arrived in one piece in the time that /i needed them.
Cons: She was an extremely rude seller. She didn’t answer my emails so I called the number provided on PayPal, and she was irritated at me for it. She also said she received my emails, but didn’t reply to them. So I was in the dark whether she received my money or even sent my items to me. She was hard to work with, and the items were not good quality, though the price was good. My Tiara was cracking before i even tried it on, and my earrings were falling apart. I WILL NOT work with her again, because her customer service is terrible.
Final Grade: D
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Unread 09-29-2010, 09:26 PM   #1767
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Unread 10-01-2010, 02:18 PM   #1768
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Merchant name: TheWigs.com

Website: http://www.thewigs.com/

Item ordered: New Look wig "Jenny" in 130

Experiences: Wrote a really long entry that got nommed by the server. Poo.

Ordered late on Sept 24, wig arrived on Oct. 1. A little more expensive than Amphigory but super fast shipping. No processing time, hooray! I paid for the "cheap" 6-9 day shipping and it arrived in 3. Customer service excellent, they replied promptly when I had a question. The site showed "processing" for longer than I thought it should, but everything was ok. The wig shipped overall much faster than I expected.

Site carries Sepia, New Look, Forever Young, and other wig brands in natural colors. Paypal option for payment. Not many photos of the wigs but if you know what you want, it's easy to find on the site (wigs are alphabetized). Site gives you an option to select first and second color choice. A good source for natural color wigs.

Overall very pleased. Amphigory wouldn't process my order due to some weirdness with addresses not matching up (both for me and a friend) so I went looking elsewhere. This site had the most reasonably priced New Look wigs so I gave them a chance. I'm very glad I did.

Rating: A. Will be coming back.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 10:34 PM   #1769
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Unread 10-04-2010, 02:55 AM   #1770
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So am I being to harsh by saying my commissioner is really disappointing right now?
I don't think she really knows how to make costumes.

She first had me pay half of the cost of a shirt and wig from her. Then she find out she cant get the wig anymore. I was like cool, can I get a refund and only get the shirt? She said that was fine, and started working. Its been nearly a month, and she has barely anything of this shirt done, and it's so simple. And what is done looks like complete crap. She used a lighter coloured thin fabric over what looks like a sweater material, and you can see the bottom colour through the top layer. the design on the shirt was painted on and has a weird look to it... The lighter coloured material also looks puckered where it was attached to the bottom layer.

Overall, she is being nice about everything, which is good, but I'm so irritated that she can't such a simple thing more nicely than she is. D:

Should I let her go through and hope she makes the changes to make it look better? Or see if she'll refund me all my money?
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