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Unread 12-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #2266
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Name of Commissioner:

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Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.):
full Sailor V costume from Codename Sailor V

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
What they had advertised on their site: http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/...er_01-1-05.jpg




What I got: http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMGP0730.jpg







Timeline (how long your order took to process): I ordered it October 21, 2011 and got it today, December 2nd, 2011. Took 6 weeks total, I ordered with 'custom measurements', too.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: Overall, it was a good experience. I sent them a total of three emails and each time got a prompt reply, even when I sent one over Thanksgiving weekend, I got a quick reply about my order. I also received an email with tracking information right when the item shipped. My only issue is that a few things in the pictures do not match what I was sent. As you can see in the pictures, they used a different piece on the bow I received than what they had pictured. The choker is different and so are the goggles. While they aren't anything that I can make/fix myself, it is still a pain that I paid a little over a 100 for the costume and I have to take time I don't have to fix the issues. Another issue I have is the fit. I gave them custom measurements of my frame for the costume and it doesn't seem as if they used them. Now, it does fit alright, but I will need to shorten the sleeves and take in the top a bit. I will also need to add a piece of fabric to the skirt, because for some reason it hits at my waist right and is far too small for my hips.
Overall, I'm satisfied. The fabric is of a good quality and the sewing seems as if it will hold up. I just will have to fix the little mistakes I find, so if you're detail oriented, I would stay clear, unless you're prepared to fix a few mistakes. I actually received a red hair bow that wasn't mentioned at all or shown in the pictures, so that was a nice surprise.
While the little mistakes are frustrating for me and I'm disappointed that they didn't seem to use the custom measurements, I'm overall happy with the purchase and may purchase from them again, but I would just make sure that if you do, you have time and ability to fix any mistakes. And actually, the bow safety pins on. which makes it easier to put on without having to worry about it ripping off.

So, in short:

Pros: body of costume is great, matches what was shown in pictures and the characters costume. Relatively cheap, took as long as site said. Good communication with seller. received red hair bow that wasn't pictured as a bonus.

Cons: Jewel on bow isn't what was shown in picture, is instead made from fabric and a button. It looks like they didn't use the custom measurements. Choker and goggles do NOT match the picture what-so-ever and look poorly made.

Final Grade: B-
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Unread 12-03-2011, 12:28 AM   #2267
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Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.):
Series: Macross Frontier
Character: Sheryl Nome
Color: silver/white/blue

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Timeline (how long your order took to process):
- Ordered November 21, 2011
- Arrived on December 2, 2011

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.:
SKCos is a lesser known shop on eBay, so I was a little skeptical to purchase from it at first. However, they were the only wig shop I had encountered so far that was selling the color wig I wanted, so I took the risk and ordered two of the wig in question.

SKCos sent me a notice one day afte I paid for the wigs that they were preparing to ship, and then a couple days after shipped them. eBay estimated that they would arrive around December 13th at the earliest, but they actually arrived by Dec. 2, and I ordered these on Nov. 21. I also received a tracking number for my wigs, but I didnít notice until after the wigs had already arrived. ďotz

The wig isnít quite what I was expecting. Firstly, the most notable difference is the color. The wig advertised is closer to a silver with blue tones, and with a matte finish. However, the wig I received is a darker shade of periwinkle with white, lilac, and purple mixed in. I mean, it still works, but itís too dark to be used alone for my Diamond Crevasse cosplay. Secondly, the wig is very shiny. It reminds me a lot of Charissa-KIDS wigs, in both good and bad ways. Itís soft and made with thin fibers like Charissa-KIDS. However, it also tangles just as easily, and has a lot of shine to it when photographed. Both can be fixed, though, with some silicone spray and powder.

Final Grade: B
Itís long, and itís really pretty looking. I do like it, but itíll be some extra work before I achieve the final product I want with my wig for this costume.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #2268
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Thought I'd write a review for my Lucille wig since I've been wearing it a lot lately.

Name of Commissioner: Cosplay FU

Website: Picture of what I ordered

Character commissioned and series: I ordered the wig to be used for Lucille from Grand Guignol Orchestra

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3073968/
If you want to see the wig from the Back, http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3108598/ I also use it for Charden from Black Cat.

Timeline: I don't remember exactly since it was a month or so ago, but I remember it came really fast since I sprung for quick shipping.

Pros: It's so silky! Whenever I'm Lucille my friends always want to pet my head. Not to mention the color was perfect. I was afraid of it being too blonde since Lucille's hair is more of a white-Blonde but it was perfect. Not to mention it came really fast!

Cons: It wasn't quite as curly as it looked in the pictures. Don't get me wrong, it's still had lots of curls and waves but just not as many as was in the picture. Also it slips off my head really easily if I don't buckle it but there's a quick fix to that problem.

Final Grade: B+, just because it wasn't quite as Curly as I'd hoped. Still a really nice wig though.
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Unread 12-05-2011, 04:50 AM   #2269
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So this is interesting.

The first Merchant Review post containing merchants A through H seems to have disappeared, replaced by the second half, which now appears twice.

This means your update of Cosworx's review is going to be a little delayed, DizzyLizzy. I'm going to see if Admin is still ignoring his inbox, but I might have to recreate it post-by-post.

We're otherwise updated, though.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #2270
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Name of Commissioner MoeMall

Website http://stores.ebay.ca/moemall-cosplay-and-hobby-shop

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.) Hijirikawa Masato from Uta no Prince-sama wig

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3114840/

Timeline (how long your order took to process) I bought the wig on November 30 and paid for it on December 1. I needed the wig for DTAC (which is on December 11) so I paid for express shipping. The wig was shipped out on December 2 and it arrived yesterday, December 5.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments This entire experience with MoeMall was amazing! They answered all of my messages very promptly and were incredibly nice and helpful to me! When I had expressed my concern on whether it would arrive in time for my con, they told me that they would be able to ship it out earlier (as it normally takes about 4 days to ship out, but they shipped it out the next day). When the wig had arrived yesterday I was happy with how soft the wig was. The color is spot on, although because of the lighting in my house it comes off as a brighter shade of blue. Overall, I would definitely recommend MoeMall and buy again from them.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 12-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #2271
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@thunderfirewolf: With sites like those (Chinese sellers), anything they state to be "custom made" isn't actually custom made to fit you. The costume would have been pre-made, and they would of matched the sizes you provided with one of the costumes they made. That's why it would not have fit you in every area, for some other people, they can get lucky.
Another reason why it wasn't custom made is because it only took "6 weeks", they stretch out the time to make it look as if they're making it, because a costume doesn't take that long to ship. Probably in a week or three maximum.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 06:09 PM   #2272
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Admin got back super quick with a backup of the lost post, so all is well again.

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Unread 12-06-2011, 11:44 PM   #2273
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Name of Merchant: Arda Wigs
Website: http://www.arda-wigs.com
Item purchased (please include quantity): 2 Odango Braided Buns
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 4 days
Describe your Experience.
I'm super happy. I bought it and was shipped a few hours later. Exactly as described and pictured. Love them!

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 12-06-2011, 11:49 PM   #2274
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Name of Merchant: Epic Cosplay
Website: http://www.epiccosplay.com
Item purchased (please include quantity): 2 black extensions, 2 burgundy extensions, 3 wigs
Timeline (how long your order took to process): One week- Two months
Describe your Experience:
Again, super happy. They were super helpful. I ended up having to have a style created. That's what the 2 months was for. Once in stock, everything was shippd to me in a week.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 12-06-2011, 11:51 PM   #2275
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Name of Merchant: Amphigory
Website: http://www.amphigory.com
Item purchased (please include quantity): 1 wig
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 2 weeks
Describe your Experience.
Everything went smoothly. They let you know before you check out the timeline you can expect your wig since they are basically a middle man. 2 weeks is normal for me for the site.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 12-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #2276
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Name of Commissioner:
The Five Wits (Cactus Mafia in Canada)

Website/C.com gallery:
(Cactus Mafia: http://www.cactusmafia.com/?page_id=59)

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.):
Wig #1: Intergalactic Manly Fluff
Wig #2: Eclipse Loli Ruffle Encounter

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
(excuse the crappy mirror photos lol)
Wig #1: Wig
Wig #2: Both Pigtails / One Ponytail / Base Wig

Timeline (how long your order took to process):
N/A (purchased from Cactus Mafia at cons)

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
In one word: WOW! These are beautiful wigs that don't look at all cheap. The price they ask for is very fair for their quality (about $30-$50, pretty standard) and I love both of these wigs to death. The lovely thing about them is how thick they are - if you position the bangs a particular way, they stay there pretty much forever. You will never have to worry about your wig cap showing through when wearing these! Seriously, if you're looking to style a wig, I'd buy from these guys. The wigs are so thick you can pretty much style them with your hands. Wig #2 looks very cute with both pigtails, one ponytail, or even just the base wig - the clip-ons make it very versatile!!

The only thing stopping these wigs from getting a perfect A+ is that Wig #1 is somewhat coarse. It's odd, because the other wig is smooth and silky, but it's probably just because of the style (it's meant for Simon from Gurren Lagann or Rin from Blue Exorcist, both of whom have spiky hair). It's such a minor problem that I'm reluctant to even point it out, but it's not as soft as it could be. The other wig is very silky, though, and it's hardly even coarse enough to be a problem in the first place, so please don't let this put you off from buying a Five Wits wig.

I love these wigs, and it's very convenient for me to buy from their Canadian reseller, Cactus Mafia, at conventions because I don't have to pay for shipping. They are outstanding and I plan to buy as many from them as possible in the future!

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Unread 12-12-2011, 07:45 AM   #2277
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Unread 12-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #2278
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Name of Merchant: CC Kids/ KIDS-Charissa
Website: ebay, taobao
Item purchased: 1 Euphemia li Britannia wig, 1 Nunnally vi Britannia wig
Links to picture(s) of your received item: 'orzzz, none right now, i'll get to that later ;;

Timeline: The Euphemia wig arrived about 2 weeks after I ordered it? Not quite sure, to be honest... but it took as long as I expected it to. The Nunnally wig arrived in about a week, but that was ordered in China from Taobao (but same seller), so that was also expected.

Pros: Both look exactly as described/the picture shown. Very thick wigs, though they tend to shed a bit.

Cons: Just like any other long wig, it's kinda hard to keep it from not tangling itself. For the Euphemia wig, it's shown as the two buns being detachable, but when I received it they were sewn on. I don't really mind, but it's gets slightly annoying when trying to fix it, and if I'm not careful, they could potentially fall off.

Comments: Overall, both wigs were as described. The fiber is nice, though it tends to tangle easily, but I would definitely buy other character wigs from them again.

Final Grade: A
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Unread 12-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #2279
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Unread 12-18-2011, 04:07 AM   #2280
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Name of Commissioner / Website/C.com gallery Cocosilverhk / http://myworld.ebay.com/cocosilverhk
Character commissioned and series/video game Sheryl Nome's Earrings
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item http://www.ebay.com/itm/Macross-Fron...em41604e fc6f
Timeline (how long your order took to process) Took me around 2-3 weeks, economy.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments. I placed the order first week of November and received it after 2-3 weeks. Seeing them at first had me thrilled, but upon closer inspection...

The back side of the earring isn't too pretty, it was coated silver and it made the purple jewel freeze in place (which was supposed to swing around). http://tinypic.com/r/2cq0h8h/5

The supposedly blue jewel wasn't blue, it was white instead. I had some problems with making it stay in my ear, it slips off. I'm guessing it's because of the weight of the earring or the wire's thin. Placing stoppers solved the problem, though it took a while to get on since it is a french hook earring. Overall, the earring is pretty, a little bit uncomfortable when wearing at first, but it's one of the most accurate renditions out there.
Final Grade: B

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