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Unread 05-31-2013, 11:25 PM   #2686
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Cosplay Mandy.

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.): One Costume, Props - Full - Black Widow/Natasha Romanov from The Avengers. She made the Bucket and the Spider Bite wrist bands.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...46974714_n.jpg

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...74459994_n.jpg
(The only photos currently available. I just received the Cosplay.)

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Around Two in a Half Months.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

My Experience: As always, it was delightful. Although she's expensive? It is always worth the money. I've commissioned from her before and I absolutely adore her work. Although she doesn't give you updates? I've already worked with her before so I wasn't too worried and I've heard other great things from others Cosplayers so I wasn't nervous at all.

Pros: WHERE TO EVEN START. The first time I commissioned anything from her it was Loki Laufeyson from THOR. I had seen the cosplay before and absolutely needed it. When it arrived? I was floored. Now, once again, after ordering again? I am amazed. It fit perfectly and although it didn't come with the Patches? It's perfectly fine. I am always nervous when ordering One Piece suits but I will never be nervous ordering one from Mandy. Plus, the Belt Buckle was beautiful and the Spider Bites are incredibly heavy duty. I think if I punched someone with them? It'd seriously do some damage. Overall? Beautiful work and absolutely amazing stitching.

Cons: None.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 06-02-2013, 03:06 PM   #2687
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Name of Commissioner: Anna G / Anna Glowacki

Website:
www.annagcostumes.com

Character commissioned and series/video game :
Mad Moxxi from Borderlands. The jacket and hat.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://i43.tinypic.com/2qvgkcl.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/wafy4o.jpg

Timeline: Approx a month from payment to completion

Pros: Good quality costume, Fast response from commissioner, frequent emails and updates with photos, fast timeline, fair price.

Cons: None

Comments: (Mostly just restating my pros here) Her price quote was great for the quality I received, she was also very fast with the timeline and completed the commission in about a month from payment to the package being at my door. The costume is very high quality and held up through the entire convention with no problems. The fit was good and it looked great, I couldn't stop getting compliments and photos the entire con.

Being a cross-player I had some delay in getting what my final measurements would need to be for the costume, Anna was very patient and helpful with the process. Throughout the commission Anna kept in contact with me through email, giving updates and progress photos. She also answered all of my emails in a timely manner.

As long as she is still taking commissions, Anna will be my go-to commissioner for future costumes.

Final Grade:
A+
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Unread 06-03-2013, 02:53 AM   #2688
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Name of Commissioner: SexualDisgrace

Website: http://priestess-shizuka.deviantart.com/

Character commissioned and series/video game : Harvest Goddess from the Harvest Moon series (handheld), dress and wig

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: (lost)


Timeline: three months- paid in end of February for a con at the end of May

Pros: Nice personality, apologetic for problems, fairly cheap

Cons: Bad at staying in touch-goes weeks on end without returning e-mails and only sent photos the weekend before the con

Comments: My costume never arrived! She had three months to make the dress and the wig and in that time never sent any progress updates and rarely responded to my e-mails. I needed it by mid May. I inquired about the costume in late April and she did not respond for almost two weeks, and then in early May went away and ended up in the hospital and could not send the costume. I do not blame her for this- Things do happen- but I paid for a costume I did not receive and still have not received. I discussed a partial refund with her before the con (I only go to 1 con a year and now this dress will sit uselessly in the back of my closet for a year) and she agreed but now almost two weeks after the con she has not responded to my e-mails again and I have no dress and no refund.

Final Grade: D-
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Unread 06-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #2689
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Dear Dahlia Designs!

Name of Commissioner: Dear Dahlia Designs/misaloveslight6

Website/C.com gallery: www.deardahlia.net (CosCom ID: misaloveslight6)

Character commissioned and series/video game: Yuna, Gunner dressphere, Final Fantasy X-2

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Coming soon....let me lose like 10 lbs. ;-P

Timeline: January 2013 - March 2013

Describe your Experience: I have been scammed from someone on CosCom, it being my first time hiring a commissioner (Destiny's Ending...her review is already up -___-) So I was really leery to hire someone else. I saw Martha's ad in the Commissioners for Hire thread, and I did the right thing first: MY RESEARCH. I was happy with what I saw and when I contacted her I was met with a warm sincerity that I could sense even through Messaging. She expressed her excitement to create Yuna, quoted me a great price, and we were on our way.
She kept me informed of when she bough the fabric, and even asked what exactly I wanted the whole way! She offered her great advice (She is a fashion design student, so she knows her stuff!) on fabrics and zippers, clasps and etc. She kept me informed the whole way!!!! And sent progress pictures often when she started!!
She informed me when she was done; the actual creation took 2 months. You heard right. TWO MONTHS! SHE'S AMAZINGLY FAST!!! I finished paying her at the end of May, and she sent the costume May 31st. I received it on June 3rd. Super quick!!
When I opened the package, I was in literal tears. The cosplay I've wanted to do since the release of FFX-2 was finally in my hands. I cried and admired the stitching, the quality, the vibrant colors....The DD team know exactly what they're doing. She deserves all the recognition in the world, my sincerest gratitude, and I am happy to say I also gained a friend out of the experience. I planned another cosplay with her already; she can have ALL MY MUNNY! ;-)

Pros: Great Communication, AMAZING quality, Great turn-around time, Provides pictures, Asks for customer input/preference

Cons: ZIP!

Final Grade: A++++ times IFINITY!
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Unread 06-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #2690
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Name of Commissioner:Epic Cosplay Wigs

Website/C.com gallery: Epiccosplay.com

Character commissioned and series/video game: long Gray wig

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: looks exactly like on the website
This picture

Timeline: March 27 to March 30th

Describe your Experience: Quick, nice. Very good and soft wig.

Pros: Great Communication, AMAZING quality.

Cons: ZIP!

Final Grade: A+[/quote]
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Unread 06-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #2691
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Name of Merchant: Ruler Cosplay
Website: http://stores.ebay.com/Rulercosplaywig
Item purchased: 60cm Sengoku Musou 3 - OICHI Brown-red Anime Cosplay wig + 1 Clip on Ponytail
Links to picture(s) of your received item: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/448190/ (wig has been styled/cut)
Timeline: Ordered somewhere around 14th January and received 31st January.
Describe your Experience: I was looking for a wig the right brown-red shade for Kenshin's Battōsai version and I found Ruler Cosplay had a pretty much perfect wig with a ponytail clip the right length too! I decided to go for it after checking their feedback. The transaction was smooth and the wig arrived safely. I was really surprised with how thick and nice the wig was! The color was just what I had hoped for and the wig looked exactly like on their picture. I was very happy with the purchase and would definitely order from them again!
The only con is that the wig cap is on the smaller side but I didn't find it to be a problem really.

Final Grade: A
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Unread 06-07-2013, 12:59 AM   #2692
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Name of Merchant:
Cosmonde

Website:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160855271200... 4.m1497.l2648

Item purchased (please include quantity):
Kyoko Sakura Cosplay (Link above)

Links to picture(s) of your received item:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3394130/

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

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Pros:
Really, the only pros I have are that they are nice, responde fast, ship fast and use semi good material (not good material..SEMI good..)

Cons:
They seem to not know how to measure things in CM..I gave them specific measurements and nothing is what I gave them..I even SUCKED IN MY GUT and gave THOSE measurements..Yet everything is still way too bit..I can put my gut out ALL THE WAY and the skirt is even too big to sit there..Let alone anything else. The materials aren't horrible, but they could still be better. They use a TINY hook and eye thing to put the collar together (you unhook it to put it on then hook it back up) but they are so tiny, it took me like 10 minutes just to hook it back together because it's something I can't see..The socks are extremely tight, the boot covers they actually LIED to me about..Like, straight out lied..I asked spefically, "I have a question on the boots. Are they real boots, like with a shoe sole and everything, or are they covers where you slide them on?" Their exat response was "The boots are the real kind, with the sole." No..They have NO bottom..It's elastic straps I had to put over boots..That don't even fit correctly..I will NOT be buying from them ever again. This is exactly why I hate online site/ebay cosplays. I'm sone with it, I'm sticking to myself and commissions and that's it..

Final Grade: D
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Unread 06-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #2693
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Name of Merchant: meixiagogo
Website
Item purchased (please include quantity):
Asuna Sword Art Online wig
Links to picture(s) of your received item: Listing
Timeline (how long your order took to process):
-Purchased 5/25
-Arrived 6/3
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Pros: Fast shipping, great color, excellent quality wig and super soft!
*Note: Ebay/China wigs come unstyled; the bangs need cut.
Cons: None
Final Grade: A+

Name of Merchant: go_blue333
Website
Item purchased (please include quantity):
C.C Wig
Links to picture(s) of your received item: Listing
Timeline (how long your order took to process):
-Purchased 5/25
-Arrived 6/7
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Pros:
Blend of greens and blondes, soft wig, nice quality.
*Note: Ebay/China wigs come unstyled; the bangs need cut.
Cons: None
Final Grade: A+
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Unread 06-07-2013, 06:54 PM   #2694
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Name of Commissioner: Faraday

Website/C.com gallery: https://www.facebook.com/MulletOverDesigns?fref=ts

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): I sent her a wig I had purchased for my Black Widow Avengers cosplay. The wig I bought was perfect but needed the bangs trimmed up sum. I had contacted her previously about a different wig and kept her in mind this time around!

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
Before: http://littlemisshawkeye.deviantart....-Wig-373614987
After: http://littlemisshawkeye.deviantart....angs-374693348


Timeline (how long your order took to process): It wasn't long at all! She warned me ahead of time that she was away at a convention over the weekend but within a day of her return I had a message telling me the wig was done! I was thrilled!


Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: It was great! I'm new to cosplay and didn't want to mess my wig up. I wanted a pro to take care of the issue and that's what I found with Faraday! I honestly can't think of any cons. She was super easy to work with and explained how the process worked. All she asked for were some reference photos which I supplied.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:18 AM   #2695
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Name of Commissioner: BunnysCraftHutch

Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BunnysCraft...ef=seller_info

Character commissioned: Vanellope's Candy Hairpins https://img3.etsystatic.com/012/0/58...66951_16nd.jpg

Picture: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...vant_coun t=1

Timeline: Bought them on the 8th arrived on the 11th this month

Pros/Cons: arrived fast! Looked just like the pictures. Only thing wrong was that the snap-on candies are very hard to keep in a wig but I'm gluing them in so its all good.

Grade: A+
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Unread 06-13-2013, 12:29 PM   #2696
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Name of Commissioner:Miccostumes.com

Website/C.com gallery: Miccostumes

Character commissioned and series/video game: Elizabeth's wig from Kuroshitsuji

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: They had about 6 pictures of the wig. I knew that the first pictures, (the one with the model ) is not accurate because the picture was not consistent with the others on the website, but it's looks exactly like their last 3 pictures but only colorwise. the wig was actually unstyled but it did have the longish hair and it really looked good on me

http://www.miccostumes.com/images/path-products/image-black_butler_elizabeth_cosplay_wig_2.jpg/&width=1200&height=1200&a.jpg

Timeline: March 27 to June 12

Describe your Experience: It was decent. At first I gave them the wrong deadline then I corrected it. They got back with me within a day, was worried because the tracking number did NOT work (but after a week apparently it did) took a week to process and a week and a few days to get to me

Pros: Love the wig!!!, the wig fits my head perfectly (I'm on the small side of heads). I was glad that the color was accurate, because I chose this wig because 1 it's the cheapest one with the right color for my skin tone. (asian skin tone so ashy blonde will not due.)

Cons: Usps took a week to track it so it got me worried. the picture has the wig styled and the actual wig is not.

Final Grade: EDIT: Change grade from B+ to C. The clip thingy for the wig broke after a few use and (broke when I was touching it not even putting it on) the bands are coming apart... it's decent, useable. just not something I would buy again.

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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:15 PM   #2697
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Name of Commissioner: Seifer-sama

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/54230/

Character commissioned and series/video game: Anastasia Romanova: Grand Dutchess Dress

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Grand Dutchess Dress - Click it for bigger pic

Crown & Necklace - Click it for bigger pic


Wearing it: Anastasia: Grand Dutchess Dress ... Click it for bigger pic

More photo's at http://www.cosplay.com/costume/459433/


Timeline: Aug.27th,2012 to June.4th,2013 and arrived June.13th,2013

Describe your Experience: I first contacted her about asking her if she did commission's and she had said that she did and what I was looking for I sent her the inquiry with every picture of the dress of what I wanted it to look like.

Then I got a quote and since it was lower then I would thought it be for this dress I had asked about getting a 2nd one done (there will be another review for that) and once again got a quote put the two quotes together talked about payments then confirmed the commission with her.

As soon as I confirmed it she sent me links to fabrics to look at to see if I would like it or not then we waited for the samples to come to her which didn't turn out as well as we hoped for but then she went fabric shopping herself and got amazing fabric

Few months later my first photo shows up on her page and I was really happy about that she posted progress of the bodice, the skirt and then everything finished and supplied me with a Tracking Number to track it until it arrived.

Now receiving this had made me more happier then I could ever been in my wildest dreams

Pros: Looked at fabric right away, ordered samples and saw the pictures of them, was really nice and understanding about anything that came up she always understood about it, Really amazing lady will definably going back to her in the future.

Cons: None

Final Grade: A+++++
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Unread 06-13-2013, 09:20 PM   #2698
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Name of Commissioner: Seifer-sama

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/54230/

Character commissioned and series/video game: Anastasia Romanova: Dream Dress

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Dress - Click for bigger pic

Crown & Bow - Click for bigger pic


Wearing it - Anastasia: Dream Dress ... Click it for a bigger view

More pictures at http://www.cosplay.com/costume/459423/

Timeline: Aug.27th,2012 to June.4th,2013 and arrived June.13th,2013

Describe your Experience: This was the last dress she had made for me so it was made around the end of May and I was worried that she would need more time to finish it so I messaged her asking if she wanted more time.

She responded that she was going to keep to the June Deadline and I was happy she did

Both dress's are more amazing in person then they are from the photo's I can't describe in words how much I love these dress's and how much they mean to me

Pros: Looked at fabric right away, ordered samples and saw the pictures of them, was really nice and understanding about anything that came up she always understood about it, Got Tracking number for it and Really amazing lady will definably going back to her in the future.

Cons: None

Final Grade: A+++++
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Unread 06-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #2699
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This is over half a year late, and I apologize for it...

Name of Commissioner: CosplayMandy

Website/C.com: http://s530.photobucket.com/user/cos...?sort=6&page=1

Character commissioned and series/video game: Squall Leonhart's SeeD uniform (Final Fantasy VIII) - complete costume minus wig/boots.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://imgur.com/a/j7qnL

Timeline: exactly one month from initial conversation to shipment.

Describe your Experience.: First discussion went very well; I had admittedly waited too long to have a costume commissioned, but I saw pictures of her work and was very impressed. I explained my situation and gladly paid extra to have it created in a rush. There wasn't much communication about how the creation process was coming, but I was never particularly worried since I had seen so many positive reviews and pictures of other works. The end result was better than I hoped for.

Final Grade: A, status updates would be a nice touch but the quality was spectacular. Would love to commission again in the future (and hopefully I'll do better about reviewing earlier!)
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Unread 06-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #2700
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Name of Commissioner: Chokichi/CosplayMandy

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/239418

Character commissioned and series/video game: Tyrant Valvatorez’s cloak, undercoat and pants of Disgaea 4

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2871ebdf.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): One month

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
I contacted a few commissioners prior to going with her. To be honest, I’ve always been apprehensive about commissioning, because I’ve had MANY bad experiences in the past that turned me away from cosplay in general. But, this year, my boyfriend and I wanted to do something special, and the character I wanted to cosplay has a RIDICULOUS cloak. I seen reviews, and a lot of her work on her photobucket account, and that was what sold me. She’ll be quiet during the sewing process(which doesn’t bother me), so if you’re one of those who gets paranoid about their commissioner not giving you updates, just request one and she’ll tell you how things are going. Her payment plans made me feel more at ease, and the costume itself, when I received it, fit wonderfully, and the quality was breathtaking.

Pros: She was very professional with what I wanted. Sweet, simple and to the point. Along with this, she finished the project very early, and pictures do not do it justice. Communication was very easy, and she did not have any qualms with me contacting her a few times to correct some minor details.

Cons: Honestly I can’t gripe about anything.

Final Grade: A+
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