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Unread 03-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #2326
JasonTerror
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Name of Merchant:
http://www.cosddlink.com

Website:
http://www.cosddlink.com

Item purchased (please include quantity):
http://www.cosddlink.com/shop/produc...vhv84rka40hi77

Links to picture(s) of your received item:
Coming Soon

Timeline (how long your order took to process):
About a month. A little less though.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: Great (and I mean GREAT!!) customer service. Replies to email very fast (within 2-3 days but usually less). Costume isn't hot, meaning when I wear it, I don't die from the heat. You may notice (if not look at it) that the area where the zipper is at the top, the hood has an over lap thing going on. Well I asked then to make that space smaller, and they DID!! This is one way i know they made it after i ordered. I have seen other cosplayers with this coat and that area is bigger like the pictures, so I know this was hand made because its the way i asked them to make it.

Cons: None, other then I don;t like the hardware. But i have my own..So no biggie..

Experience: Just the best. I love this seller and will buy from then in the future. Also, though, buy from the store i linked. They have an eBay site but it's cheaper at the website. This cosplay is 129 at the eBay store, but 110 (was 105 when i got it) with FREE SHIPPING on the site..So yea..Much better..Also, I learned about the cheaper prices FROM THEM!! They messaged me on eBay when i couldn't afford it and said "Go to this link, it's cheaper on the site." So they get a 1up mushroom for that!!

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #2327
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Name of Commissioner: erisaka
Website/C.com gallery: cosplay.com profile
Character commissioned and series/video game: Cape for Li Syaoran cosplay (Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle)
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: hood down
hood up
staring into the distance

Timeline: I first send her the inquiry message on 01-08-2012, and she responded with details on the same day with a quote. I paid her the same day as well, and she got started. It got sent out on 02-26-2012, and I just received it today, 03-01-2012.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
I am putting this cosplay together for Anime North 2012, and am so happy with the results! erisaka was amazing and made sure that I got exactly what I wanted. It is everything that I wanted. Not only did it fit my price range ($90), it turned out way better then I expected. It fits me perfectly, and the clasp is adorable. And the hood is made perfectly! I have nothing but good things to say about her! I highly recommend her to anyone.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-03-2012, 07:14 PM   #2328
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Name of Merchant: Epic Cosplay
Website: http://www.epiccosplay.com
Item purchased (please include quantity): 22" Silvery Grey Straight Long Cosplay Wig and 36" Black Long Bang Straight Long Cosplay Wig

Links to picture(s) of your received item:
http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/...i/IMAG0385.png

Timeline (how long your order took to process):
I ordered the wigs on Feb. 23rd, but after a small delay(that was my fault, not EpicCosplay), I received the wigs today, March 3rd. So a little over a week.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.:


•Pros: I'm always amaze at how fast the shipping with EpicCosplay is! I originally wanted to purchase their 26" Black Straight Long Cosplay Wig, but was immediately notified(2 days after) that it was out of stock. However, they offer to replace the wig with their 36" Black Long Bang Straight Long Cosplay Wig, with no additional charge. I really didn't mind, because honestly, what harm can trimming do?

I had been away on a mini vacation, so I wasn't able to reply to their message until Feb. 29th...so I caused the shipping delay, NOT EpicCosplay. But they sent the wigs that same day and voila~ My wigs arrived today

Fibers and colors are great! The wigs are soft and I'm excited to wear them!

•Con: None

Final Grade: A+

I love their wigs and their service~ I'm sad to see that they sometimes get a bad grade, but I NEVER had a bad experienced with EpicCosplay <3

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Unread 03-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #2329
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Name of Commissioner: Lawrara Shop

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

Character commissioned and series/video game: Hell Girl from Hell Girl anime http://www.lawrarashop.com/index.php...ducts _id=365 (Top, skirt, scarf and the little band that holds it...)

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3166803/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3166804/

Timeline: I forgot the exact date I ordered it, but it arrived in 2 weeks.

Describe your Experience: I was, like many people, worried about buying from an online store, but I am glad I did. Even when it came, I was skeptical since it arrived so fast, but I love it as soon as I put it on.

Pros: The material is good, I believe wrinkle free? I know I am too paranoid to iron it but the pleats and everything about it remains the same, just how I bought it. I wear a medium and it fits me just like it should.

Cons: I have none.

Comments: I like the uniform, I have worn it to every convention. I never spoke to anyone, so I don't know anything about their communication but I plan to buy from them again.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-05-2012, 07:55 PM   #2330
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Unread 03-06-2012, 02:54 PM   #2331
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Name of Commissioner: ProCosplay
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.procosplay.com
Character commissioned and series/video game: Ciel Phantomhive, Sebastian Michaelis, and Grell Sutcliffe from Black Butler (full costumes)
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Coming soon.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): About 2 to 3 weeks.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: We picked this site because not only did the costumes look quality, but the price was good. We ordered them with no problems. When we got them, they looked good in the bags.

A few things though; They didn't come with everything they said would come with them, for example the headpiece that came with my Ciel costume was suppose to be a headband like in the pictures, but all I got was a black flower with a hair tie on it. Also the Sebastian costume didn't come with gloves. These things aren't too big of a deal to us though.

The only other problem I had was that some of the pieces were safety pinned on, as opposed to being actually sewn on. Again, not a big deal, just slightly annoying.

We also had some fitting problems but that was our own fault since we didn't measure quite right. Lastly, the vest on the Sebastian costume was suppose to be dark grey, but for some reason came in a brown vest.

Final Grade: B+ - While some little pieces were missing and some things weren't sewn on, the quality was great. They're comfortable and well made. I'd recommend them, but be warned that you might not get everything they promise.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 09:25 PM   #2332
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Name of Merchant: Magic room of Wig (Ebay)
Website: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI....m=140678710631 ( found through ebay)
Item purchased (please include quantity) 130CM Long Silver White Straight With neat Bangs Anime Cosplay Sexy Party wig (hilarious name)
Links to picture(s) of your received item: exact same as website picture.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): about a week and a half
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments; It was a great first time buying a wig, everybody was nice and kind and answered my questions. The wig was in perfect condition and is very high-quality. c:
Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #2333
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Join Date: Dec 2011
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Name of Commissioner: erisaka
Website/C.com gallery: Cosplay.com profile
Character commissioned and series/video game: Belle's Peasant Dress from Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Four piece costume (Petticoat, blouse, dress, apron) and wig.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Worst quality photo in the world, I'm so sorry.
Timeline: I first messaged her on 20 Dec 2011. She shipped it on 4 Jan 2012.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments. I was so, so amazed. I'd come into a little Christmas money, had a Disney event coming up in three weeks, thought, "Hmm..." but didn't honestly think that any commissioners would even be willing to take on such a last minute request (I'm in Australia, so it was really a two week deadline, once you add shipping in), especially over the holidays. But Erisaka was more than happy to take it on and still managed to create something of absolutely amazing quality for a very reasonable price. I wear the blue dress as a "normal" dress quite a bit, so her work is more than up to surviving a con or two. While she was making it she kept me informed absolutely every step of the way and informed me of any hiccups and offered to rectify them, such as some discolouration on the waistband of the petticoat. Her choice of fabric was fantastic, the style was fantastic, everything was just perfect in a way I thought I had no right to expect. I would have maybe liked the wig to have the fringe off the face and curled back, but there was a delay in its delivery that was not at all Erisaka's fault, so it's completely understandable.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #2334
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Name of Commissioner: Maggifan
Website/C.com gallery: http://maggifan.deviantart.com/
Character commissioned and series/video game: ADR-01 from Digimon Tamers, Wig
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Never Completed.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): November - March.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

Communication was absolutely atrocious. I emailed her several times in January to find the progress on my wig, and it wasn't until mid February I found out she didn't even have a wig yet when I'd asked to receive the wig by Late February/Early March. I once again emailed her several times at the begining of March to find out just what was happening, and only got a reply on March 8th to tell me she would not be able to finish the commission in time. While she has said she will refund me my money she has yet to do so and, honestly am skeptical if she even will.

I should mention in this time she would also constantly update her Facebook and Deviantart, but not reply to emails. She also received many complaints and questions about status of wigs on her deviantart wall and every single one was Hidden By Owner. I left a comment to let people know what they were in for and have now been blocked from commenting to her. Be aware of this commissioner. Her wigs look good, but dealing with the horrible customer service is NOT worth it. Be aware you're taking a chance as to whether you will even get your wig or not.

Final Grade: F-------- ...hell, lets just call it a G at this point, maybe even an H for Hell.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #2335
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Name of Commissioner: NightLotus Cosplay
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/192247/
http://www.nightlotuscosplay.com/
Character commissioned and series/video game: Takeru 'TK' Takaishi from Digimon Adventure
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: To be posted
Timeline: Requested a quote in July, recieved the cosplay in October
Pros: Polite, easy to contact, communicated well, sent pictures upon request.
Cons: I was very disappointed when I finally tried my cosplay on. She didn't have time to make the shorts, so I offered to buy a pair of my own since they were simple khakis. She bought she shirt from American Eagle and altered it to look like TK's. It still rode too low and binding would have shown over the top of the v-neck. She attempted to seam-rip the logo off, but apparently failed and left a chunck of embroided red thread on there. There are several small holes where she seam-ripped the pocket off of the top. The shoes look alright, but I had a friend point out that the soles were dull, as though they had been worn several times prior to my recieveing them. The hat was not accurate at all. It was too tight to fit on my head and the gem was huge. It hardly matched any of the reference photos I had sent her in the beginning. I mentioned the hat as soon as I recieved the cosplay and only got an apology in response. When I finally tried the cosplay on, I emailed her requesting any sort of refund or to send what I had back to get altered. I didn't get any response.
Comments: The quote I recieved in the beginning was $160+ shipping for the "hat (with a resin-cast jewel), under shirt, vest, shorts, socks, and shoes". I paid the same amount for an altered American Eagle shirt, thrift store-purchased shoes, and a hat that didn't fit me. I was disappointed to compare what she had in her gallery to what I had recieved. I would not do business with her again, nor refer anyone looking for commissions to her.
Final Grade: D+
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Unread 03-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #2336
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Long overdue commission, I hope that's okay and my apologizes to Liz for this late review! I hope you forgive me ahaha. ^^;;

Name of Commissioner: Dizzylizzy
Website/C.com gallery: http://lizzy.agentsofcosplay.com/
Character commissioned and series/video game: Rinoa Heartilly from FF8 (Wig)
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://lizzy.agentsofcosplay.com/gal...2/IMG_0362.JPG
http://lizzy.agentsofcosplay.com/gal...2/IMG_0357.JPG
Timeline: E-mailed for a quote on January 21, 2011 and received the wig on April 8, 2011
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments. I noticed her fantastic feedback on this thread so I e-mailed her a quote. I was happy when she was able to take on my commission and throughout the entire process, I did not regret it at all. She was very helpful and kind, giving me a lot of information along the way. She replied very fast to her e-mails and sent me many progress pictures as well. When I received my wig in the mail, I fell in love with it immediately on the spot. It was beautiful and jaw-dropping. I'm not even kidding you!

Overall, I have absolutely no con for her whatsoever. She lives up to the grades she receives and gives you excellent service all around. I can definitely see how she's an in-demand person when it comes to wigs! She's a person I would go to when I need a wig done, definitely. Not only does she do a good job, she has a wonderful personality to boot. Chatting with her was such a nice breeze that I'm glad I got to know her along the way.
Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #2337
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Name of Commissioner: PineapplePanda
Website/C.com gallery:
http://pineapplepanda-wigs.deviantart.com/
http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s...ate/1203776772
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Shizuo Heiwajima From Durarara wig
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://i40.tinypic.com/29240mg.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process) end of dec - march 11 2 months 0_0
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.:
Pros:
- wig is great color and nicely styled
- she discussed colors at the beginning with me
Cons:
- communication went down after she received the base wig.
- she contacted me on Feb 9th to tell she was almost done styling it and she said she would sent me a done picture before she sent.
- Didn't reply to any of my message. I went on the esty and it said it was shipped. I got it today and its great but , i wish she would of done what she promised.
- took 2 months practically to complete it.
Final Grade: B+ [because of communication and time frame]
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Unread 03-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #2338
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Name of Commissioner: Meanlilkitty
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/48850
Character commissioned and series/video game: Demyx' Sitar, Kingdom Hearts 2
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: I'll be uploading my own photos o it soon, for now here's her photos: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3145637/ http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3145637/ http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3145640/
Timeline (how long your order took to process): About 7 months, from August to March. She had other commissions before mine to complete but then as soon as they were done she started on mine right away, I heard from her the beginning of January letting me know it was done.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Pros: Communication was excellent, from day 1. I had posted an ad in the Commissions Wanted section in the Marketplace & she pm'ed me from there. She let me know how she would make it, what materials she'd use, gave an estimate on how much it would weigh, how tall it would be, how it would be broken down into smaller pieces, gave an affordable option to pay for it and affordable price from the beginning; that was actually lower than what I could pay up to for it, and an estimate on what the shipping would be, but that ended up being more (but that's not surprising. Shipping prices keep going up). Everything was spelled out from the beginning.

Cons: Nothing. Everything was perfect from start to finish.

Comments: The sitar ended up being a few pounds lighter than originally estimated, breaks down into 2 pieces, and is the perfect height for me.
Final Grade: A+ If there was a grade higher than A+ I'd give that.

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Unread 03-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #2339
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Name of Commissioner:Majestic Lunacy (Emily Putscher)
Website/C.com gallery:http://majesticlunacy.deviantart.com/gallery/
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.):A kimono style dress, an under bust corset, hair sticks and a necklace.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://s47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...Seam%20Issues/
The pictures she sent me:http://www.flickr.com/photos/5275366...7629263501031/
Timeline (how long your order took to process): The first message was in January around the first, she had until early to mid May, but the dress was done by the 2nd of Feb everything was finished by the 10th of Feb.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
This is a hard one to review. As the pictures show the dress was in bad shape considering it was $275 total. She got all A reviews before too. I sent her a message saying that the dress was off and I didn't like the way it was done and she sent me this "The dress is made in the exact same way I made mine: it's mean to be big, and worn gathered in under the corset. If you wanted ties you should have told me: I can't read minds. Either way, this style is not made with ties. There were never any ties in either version, that's not the way it's made. The yellow on the shoulder is dressmaker's chalk, which I apparently forgot to wipe off in that one spot before I sent it. A wet paper towel will remove it no problem.
I can re-make the corset no problem if you send the first one back. It's serged, hence the "pulling". It's not going to come apart, my thread tension just appears to be a little off. I can fix that on the remake. I left the lacing out of the corset so you could choose what color you wanted. Any ribbon or cord will work fine.
In conclusion: I'll remake the corset as I promised when I sent it to you. Let me know how much more you want added to the back. I will not be remaking the dress. I'm sorry, but you not telling me exactly what you want is not a problem I take responsibility for. The dress is exactly the same as mine, just a little bigger and in different fabrics." She basicly blamed me for everything then turn around and said she was having a hard time and she sews alot and didn't notice, plus her machine is old too. After this post http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=275692 she admitted everything and sent back $200 refund. It seemed like there was alot of bad attitude and not alot of communication. Maybe it was a fluke or something, but I did not have a good experience with her and I didn't like that she told me it was MY fault for here bad seams and the dress being WAY to big.

Final Grade:I'm giving her a D- because of her other reviews being all A's but I will not commission from her nor would I recommend her, it left me wondering if I'd commission off here ever again.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #2340
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I registered (or rather, re-registered, I lost my old account email) just to post this review so that other people don't suffer how I did.

Name of Commissioner: Limebarb
Website/C.com gallery: www.limebarb.com
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Entire costume - Red Mage AF armor from FF XI
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: None, no item delivered.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 3 months.
Describe your Experience.

Pros: From the start, communication was great. I'm extremely picky about fabrics, and that seemed to be taken into consideration. It seemed like we were on the same page about the final look of this costume. How wrong I was.

Cons: The costume was never made. I never received 'in-progress' photos, or any proof of its existence. The deadline came and went, and while I remained patient and understanding, I was finally given a tracking number for a package that never materialized. Upon further investigation, I was told the tracking number did not exist, and I maintain that it was simply given to me to use the 'oh, it must've gotten lost in the mail' excuse that followed. I filed a complaint through Paypal and received a full refund in a timely fashion. I would have accepted it if my costume was simply not going to be done in a timely fashion, or if they were too busy to take on my commission... But the lying was what really irked me.

Comments: This happened some time ago, and I didn't know that there was a place for voicing my thoughts and reviewing my commission. It is very possible that Limebarb has changed since then, but I feel my experience is still relevant. I would be very careful about commissioning from them in the future, because $800 is a lot of money to risk on something that may never materialize.

Final Grade: F
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