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Unread 03-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #2341
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Name of Merchant: Epic Cosplay

Website: www.epiccosplay.com

Item purchased (please include quantity): 30" Black Hair weft

Links to picture(s) of your received item: http://www.epiccosplay.com/30-black-...ension-en.html I had it sent to my wig commissioner, but the finished product was for my Ranmao "horns"

Timeline (how long your order took to process): January 24-February 10th (when my commissioner received the extensions.)

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: I had a wig commissioned for Katsucon and I was to supply both the wig and the wefts. We had a bit of a SNAFU with one set of wefts (ended up ordering the wrong thing on accident). My commissioner recommended Epic Cosplay, telling me that they were high quality and had super fast shipping (which was important because Katsu was coming up fairly soon). So on January 24, I placed the order and received confirmation that the order was processed/money taken out of my account. I also did Priority Mail (2-3) so it would get here quicker. I never received confirmation that the order was shipped so I assumed that they would just send it and I'd get confirmation from my school's post office (it's happened like that before with other companies). About a week later I start getting antsy since I hadn't received the package. At first I thought it was because our school post office was backed up (they were backed up by 3 days), but after emailing them on February 3rd, it turns out that the wefts were never shipped. After talking to a representative, they sent them out ASAP (though I had to get them sent to the commissioner instead of me, so I couldn't check it out) and gave me a $5 gift certificate. Because of the delay, my commissioner had to cut some corners and it turned into a bit of a rush job.

Pros- they were nice wefts, customer service was really nice and responsive, they did give me a gift certificate to make up for their mistake
Cons- because of the delay, my commissioner had to cut some corners.


Final Grade: C+. Like I said, the wefts were good quality and customer service was very helpful when they figured out the mistake. And I will probably use them in the future (make sure you get that tracking number, which I did get when they finally shipped it). But they still forgot to ship my order, so that's why I give them a C+.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #2342
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Name of Commissioner: Arda-Wigs
Website/C.com gallery: www.arda-wigs.com/index.html
Item(s) purcahsed: http://arda-wigs.com/Ferrari.html

http://arda-wigs.com/Victoria.html

http://arda-wigs.com/Jareth.html

http://arda-wigs.com/JarethLong.html

http://arda-wigs.com/Delilah.html

http://arda-wigs.com/Braid.html

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: I only have photos of three of the wigs, but all were exactly as pictured and colors matched perfectly!

Victoria dusty rose Wig was just taken from plastic bag it came in and given a gentle shake, then put on.

Delilah in black A good bit of the bottom of the hair was cut off (It originally came down to my ankles!)

Jareth Long in light blonde Bangs were cut shorter and sides pulled up for bow.

Jareth Long in light blonde Only bangs were cut.

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Each wig took a day (or two) to process and two days shipping.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.

Pros: Everything! To start with they have super fast shipping and practically right after I ordered it was shipped. I've had bad experiences in the past with ordering wigs for cosplay, most of them were bought off ebay and horrible quality and the color was never right, so I was a bit weary at first purchasing them from. But after looking around and seeing generally positive feedback I decided to give it a try.
The first wig I purchased was the Delilah and I ordered it the 27th of December, it was shipped out the 28th and at my front door on the 31st. It's incredible thick and long, it's also quite soft and doesn't have that crazy shine a lot of other wigs have. I did have issues with the wig tangling a lot, but only because it is so thick. I found that using a wig tooth comb, as recommended, and synthetic wig leave-on conditioner works wonders and it's back to being super smooth and super soft.
The second wig I bought from them was the Jareth Long, I purchased it at Ohayocon because my original wig order had fallen through with a commissioner. Luckily I was able to purchase this wonderful wig from them. It feels a big rough, but I'm assuming that's because of it's style and the coloring. It doesn't tangle near as much as the Delilah does, but that's because it's layered and thinner towards the bottom where a lot of the tangles happen. It's still that same great quality and not overly shiny.
The next wig I ordered was the Victoria, I ordered it after they had just gotten back from a convention and were backed up, not realizing how backed up they were. I wanted it for a specific occasion, unfortunately it didn't come in until the following Friday, but it still only took two days to get to my house once it was shipped. I've worn it to class a few times and had teachers and students ask if it's my real hair. It does tangle a bit, but nothing too major.
Finally, I ordered the last three pieces during a sale they had on March 5th. It was a sale for 15% off your order because they reached 5000 likes on facebook. I ordered my mother the Ferrari and myself the Jareth and the braid headband. I ordered almost exactly at midnight, so my order shipped out the 7th (I know some people who ordered later, because they extended it to be a three day sale instead of a 24 hour as it was originally, haven't received a shipping confirmation on their wig yet) and I received it before my afternoon class on the 9th. I'm very impressed with the quality of these two wigs, too and the braid is a really cute accessory.

Their customer service is remarkable. If you ask a question on their facebook or through e-mail, they normally respond right away. I've already suggested them to other people. But if you're going to order a wig last minute for a convention, I'd be careful. I believe they're almost to the end of shipping out all the wigs from the sale, but because they also go to conventions, there's sometimes a bit of delay on wig shipping.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with their work and the quality of the wigs and customer service.

Final Grade: A+ (I'm not sure if I should have graded the separate transactions separately or if it was the right thing to lump them into one post? Either way, A+ all around!)
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Unread 03-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #2343
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Name of Commissioner: Graceasaur

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/240292

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

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: None yet, but they are coming soon.

Timeline (how long your order took to process): I started communications in the beginning of February and I recieved it March 17th.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: Overall, everything was excellent, Graceasaur was professional, polite, very friendly and was more then happy to give me an update whenever I asked. She went above and beyond what was originally planned out. I commissioned this wig for a friend of mine who has a very large head, which means most wigs don't fit on him. Arda wigs was having a very discounted sale for base wigs made too big. They were out of the black one and I was disappointed but Graceasaur saved the day by offering to dye it for a little extra.

When I received the wig, I was thrilled to find how sturdy it was and how well the dye job was done since the wig made it pretty difficult due to the unusual placement of the wefts.

Final Grade: A+

I would recommend Graceasaur over and over again to anyone who needs a high quality wig done from someone friendly, professional, and flexible.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 07:53 AM   #2344
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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:42 PM   #2345
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Name of Commissioner: MTestament
Website/C.com: http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/member.php?uid=97891
Character commissioned: England (pirate) from hetalia
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: no suitable pics yet but I'll take one asap and update
Timeline (how long your order took to process): this was a while back so I don't remember... but it wasn't too long
Describe your Experience: Mtestament is seriously one of the sweetest people to work with. She's prompt with responses and definitely caters to what you need! Work always ends up beautiful, and I love to commission from her again and again.
Final Grade: A+ definitely!
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Unread 03-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #2346
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ZentaiCatsuits
http://www.zentaicatsuit.com/
Character commissioned: Celty Sturlson
series: Durarara!!!
Catsuit
Picture: It's not supposed to be this color...
Timeline: 30 days
Describe your Experience: Terrible. First I asked if they would send me pictures of the product before the sent it to me, never got a single photo. I ordered this catsuit to be custom made. On top of it, the -only- option for this particular catsuit was black. I have NO IDEA how the hell it got made in hot pink.
Not only did I get the wrong color, they estimated 15-20 days delivery, but I waited a full month before I got word that it was even in America.
I DO NOT recommend buying from these guys. And I'm currently working on trying to get a full refund from them.
Final Grade: F
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Unread 03-22-2012, 11:33 PM   #2347
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do you think it at all possible to add some kind of key to this? like whether it's a website or ebay account? i'm lookin for ebay sellers with good rateing and don't want to have to go through every one to figure out if it's ebay or not
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Unread 03-25-2012, 12:06 AM   #2348
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Name of Merchant: TheFiveWits

Website: http://thefivewits.net/

Item purchased (please include quantity): 1 Manly Flowering Graceful Assassin (http://thefivewits.net/2011/09/manly...eful-assassin/)

Links to picture(s) of your received item:
1 http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1.../marluxia1.jpg
2. http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...marluxia-2.jpg.

Timeline (how long your order took to process): 3 days..Literally....

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Pros: OMG!!!! I can not believe people told me their wigs were too small to fit my large hit....They fit just fine!! I have a 23in head circumfrence, and it fits on the first hooks.

Cons: none

Exp: GREAT!! I reccomend them..

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-25-2012, 02:37 AM   #2349
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Name of Merchant: Epic Cosplay
Website: www.epiccosplay.com
Item purchased (please include quantity): One 50 inch straight wig in light brown
Links to picture(s) of your received item: No pics yet
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 3 days from ordering to having it on my doorstep
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: Wonderful! This was my first time ordering from them and I have had zero issues. They were having a one day 21% off sale for their birthday so I jumped on it since I needed a wig for my Vampire Knight cosplay. I had my wig in 3 days and I live on the other side of the country, so they're pretty damn prompt. The wig itself is exactly what I ordered (no color difference), is very soft and it fits me comfortably. I don't know if they always do this since I'm a new customer, but I got a free wig cap with my order which was awesome because I was in need of a new one
Final Grade: A+!
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Unread 03-25-2012, 05:38 PM   #2350
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Name of Commissioner: Score

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/90075

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Squall's Gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
1. http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...unblade2-1.jpg
This is a size reference picture..Look under the blade (left of it on the pic)..That's a normal sharpie marker........Yea..BIG weapon..
2. http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...unblade1-1.jpg
This is to show detail..He actualy made it look like there are bullets in the chamber..
3. http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1...gunblade-2.jpg
More detail. This shows the lion emblem on the blade. Yes, it is carved into it rather then just drawn on.

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Well, i paid him in January, and he tod me he couldnt start until mid February, and it arrived to me on March 24th.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.:
Pros: Great work. Spectacular actually....I couldnt be happier.

Cons: Really only one. But it;s not that bad. He does take a little while to reply, but it's all good since i still got it in the time frame he quoted me.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #2351
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Name of Commissioner: TheCosplayFox
Website/C.com gallery :http://www.cosplay.com/marketplace/s...t/62009/cat/16
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Izaya Orihara From Durarara Coat
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://i41.tinypic.com/el78k1.jpg
ill put of a picture of me in it after Ab
Timeline (how long your order took to process) 2-26-12 to 3-26-12
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Pros:
-great quality
- Fits prefect
- Fur is admazing , so fluffy and soft
- Listen to things i wanted [ex no zipper , tan fur]
- Great Communication
- Fast Shipping
- was able to meet my short deadline
Cons:
None
Final Grade: A+
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Unread 03-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #2352
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Name of Merchant: Cosplaymandy
Website: http://s530.photobucket.com/albums/dd347/cosplaymandy/
Item purchased (please include quantity): Final Fantasy XII Alt. Fran Costume ( full costume besides wig and ears).
Links to picture(s) of your received item: None yet.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 2 1/2 months? Very quick.
Describe your Experience: Mandy is great to work with, quick and efficient with her replies, takes any suggestions/concerns and deals with them really professionally.
Pros:
  • Lovely person, friendly and nice.
    Sewing skills are excellent, the costume is well-designed.
    Very quick, but still good work.
Cons:: Not really a con but the helmet is confusing, I don't know how it's suppose to work but I mssg'd her to ask. lol
Comments:: I am definitely going to commission her again. <3
Final Grade: A+!
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Unread 03-28-2012, 03:15 PM   #2353
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Name of Commissioner
Dizzy Lizzy

Website/C.com gallery
lizzy.agentsofcosplay.com

Character commissioned and series/video game
Princess Garnet--wig "fluffing"

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/928f580f.jpg

Timeline
I sent the wig back to her in mid-December 2011. She finished it by mid February to pick up at Katsucon. She ended up mailing it and I received it around March 1st.

I got in touch with her probably in October of 2011. She is the original commissioner of the wig, and it has kind of deflated over the years of wear and moving and such. She agreed to restyle the wig for free. !!!! I was not expecting that! I sent it to her in December 2011...I moved again and had finals. I reached out to her in January to ask if she could finish it by the opening of The Art of Video Games. She said she would try, and she actually got it done by Katsucon! Like a month early! She agreed to bring it to the con so we could try to meet up to pass it off, but it didn't happen. My fault. She mailed it and I received it around my birthday.

The wig looks fantastic. She really pumped the volume up on it and I am thrilled. She actually deconstructed the entire wig, washed it, and then re-styled it. It looks great and I couldn't be happier. <3 Thank you, Lizzy!!!

Final Grade: A+ every minute
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Unread 03-28-2012, 10:54 PM   #2354
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Item purchased (please include quantity)
I ordered the 28 inch wavy wig because I wanted the chestnut brown color~ <3 I was considering the 32 inch curly wig, but I wanted a darker brown than what they had available.
Links to picture(s) of your received item
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Timeline & Experience, Pros/Cons
I ordered on Tuesday, it was processed that day and shipped the next day. The seller had AMAZING communication, and let me know every step of the way. I paid for expedited shipping to make POSITIVE it would be here in time, so it was $10 for EMS. Honestly, the wig was such an incredible price, that still brought me under budget and under the amount I would have spent at nearly every other wig shop I could think of.

ANYWAY. It went out for delivery on Monday, but no one was here. I picked it up from the post office today. So, pretty much a week. o.o;; Incredible <3

The wig is very soft, and it's a fantastic blended color. It has a circular skin top. I have a 21 inch head, so I actually have a problem with wigs being TOO big all the time, but this is a great fit. There is plenty of room to stretch in the back still, too! The front hairline is actually a knit fabric with the wefts on that, and I haven't seen that before. Very interesting. It is also SUPER secure, and I like that! Love having long wigs secured to mah head xD

The wig is pretty decently thick, but I would definitely order some of their additional wefts if you plan to do much styling/updo with the wig. It does seem a tid bit thin in the back. They sell matching weft sets that can be used either to bulk up the wig or frankensteined to use the wefts in other places. (Plus, the wefts come with toupee clips...can always use those!)

One odd thing is that a random red thread got sewn into the wig. It's not attached to anything and pulled right out with some tweezers and about three minutes.
Final Grade: A+. Order from these guys!
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Unread 03-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #2355
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Name of Commissioner: electroViolet

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/215080

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.)
Fi/Phi from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. I just wanted the cape.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
Front:http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3181699/
Lifted: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3181700/
Side: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3181701/
Back: (I need to fix the hem of the dress) http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3181702/

Timeline (how long your order took to process)
I needed this in March and made a deal in November. I received it on March 28 (could have been earlier, but I made a stupid mistake with a payment)

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
I chose her because the cosplays she created fitted the cape style I wanted. She replied fairly quickly, but she had a few situations in life she had to deal with so the communication was less quickly which I understand.
I understand that this item was VERY VERY complicated and the end results are AMAZING!! It had everything I asked for (there's pockets in the 'sleeves' so I can lift my arms for a 'no arm' effect like Fi), the folds on the shoulders are fantastic and she even made me a jewel that goes on Fi's chest and I didn't even ask for it!

Final Grade: A+!! The communication could have been a little quicker, but I understood her real life problems that was going on.
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