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Unread 07-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #2716
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Unread 07-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #2717
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Name of Commissioner: Chergnomebyl
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/175867
Character commissioned and series/video game: Waterloo Miss Fortune's 2 guns. I only commissioned the guns from them, not the outfit.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3399366/ That's their picture, but it looks exactly like that so I won't bother posting my own
Timeline (how long your order took to process): They got back to me really fast, the communication was excellent.
Describe your Experience: No cons. Would definitely commission again
Final Grade: A+
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Unread 07-20-2013, 08:35 PM   #2718
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Name of Commissioner: Barrin
Website: http://www.cosplay.com/member/43244
Prop Commissioned: Ragnell from Fire Emblem
Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/projectpage/9108209537/
Timeline: Deadline was for the sword to be sent to me before leaving for Anime Expo 2013 (July 3rd). Commissioner began work on June 9, finished making Ragnell June 22, gave shipping prices and received payment/shipped on June 25, received Ragnell on July 1.
Comments: Barrin provided a quote and stayed true to it. He was also able to complete making the prop in the limited time given for the commission. He provided me with plenty of Work in Progress photos through our email exchanges and made sure we were both on the same page during several steps in the process. Barrin made a prop accurately to the information given to him (measurements, colors, etc.). The finished prop of Ragnell was made of oak and has great durability, size, and weight.

I highly recommend Barrin for your cosplaying prop needs/commissions.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 07-23-2013, 12:09 AM   #2719
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Name of Commissioner: Katie / Plays With String
Website: http://playswithstring.deviantart.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/PlaysWithString42
Character Commissioned: Marceline ("Marceline's Closet"; Adventure Time)
Pictures: https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...50662950_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...47970780_n.jpg (Will post better photos when I wear the costume, was just super excited to try it on!)

Timeline: Originally contacted back in April but I had no set deadline as I commissioned the piece very early. She was very up front with being booked up on projects until June 15th and suggested I set a deadline all the same. I went with July and here we are in July, sweater in my hands. So considering start date, turn around time was about a month.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: Absolutely no cons! She was very up front regarding pricing and time frame. The quality of her work is absolutely perfect and she was very delightful to deal with during the entire transaction. I received consistent updates and photos (even of the yarn shades before the project began) and whenever she had any questions regarding my preferences she was in contact. I cannot express enough how pleasant she was and I would absolutely work with her again.

Final Grade: A++++!
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Unread 07-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #2720
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ichigo_m

Website/C.com gallery
http://www.cosplay.com/member/87394

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

Sweet Lolita. Dress only.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3401487/

Timeline (how long your order took to process)
Once she started, no idea..I think less then a month..We waited to start though so I can't say for sure..But still pretty fast

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Nothing bad to say. She had to go on a site (spoonflower I think) and make a whole new pattern so it would be just for me. Obviously I paid for that though. I'm already asking her for a quote on another dress. I think that tells you all you need to know haha

Final Grade:
A++++++++
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Unread 07-25-2013, 08:32 PM   #2721
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Name of Commissioner: Mykaios aka Fate/Cosplay

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

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.ph...hlight=mykaios

Character commissioned: Sakura (hime version) from Sakura Hime Kaden

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Sadly, I have not received the cosplay

Timeline: Commissioned August of 2012! Item was supposed to be completed by February 2013, but was not! Item was supposed to be mailed out before Anime Expo, and it was not! Item was supposed to be mailed out to me again by July 24, 2013, and it was not!

Describe your Experience: I am writing this review so that nobody else will make the same mistake I made in commissioning from Mykaios. I had seen pictures of her work and thought she did great work, or else I would have never commissioned from her.

I approached Mykaios last August to see if this commission would be something she could do. After receiving an affirmative and quote, I promptly paid ½ of the commission price upfront to set a slot of her time to make my cosplay. A signed contract between us set the finish date for February 2013 as I wanted the cosplay in time for Anime Expo in July 2013. She continued to promise to get the cosplay done and mailed, but it never was done. Sadly, I had planned many of my con activities and photo shoots around this cosplay that I never received from this commissioner. I told her I needed progress photos as well, and these were never provided. I was given a FedEx tracking number last week by Mykaois, and by yesterday she was supposed to have dropped off the package to be mailed. After confirming with a FedEx representative, she never gave the package to FedEx to deliver!

Now, I am done with her games. I have been more than patient with her up until now. I will submit an Internet crime report against her if she does not ship my cosplay in August, which is my final deadline for her. How many deadlines do we need to make and break?! I will not have any choice but to submit a fraud claim against her if she will not have the decency to at least refund my money for goods not delivered. I have saved correspondence to validate my claims. If she should actually deliver the cosplay to me, I can update this review as well.

Pros: She seemed to do good work and will reply to messages quickly.

Cons: I did not get my cosplay! She continued to give me false promises of it being completed and being mailed out, and it never was. This is unprofessional and unacceptable!

Final Grade: F

Last edited by Soul_Siren : 07-30-2013 at 05:46 PM. Reason: updated information
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Unread 07-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #2722
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Name of Commissioner
PepMaster

Website/C.com gallery
http://www.cosplay.com/member/303611

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.)
Limit Drive Form Sora (Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix+) Shoulder Armor

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
http://s88.photobucket.com/user/Razo...2fe6b.jpg.html

Timeline (how long your order took to process)
About 6 days including shipping

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
All in all the transaction was amazingly good. I was extremely happy with the shape and extremely happy with the price and timeline. However, it got bad after I got them..I found out the foam he used for it was extremely thick..It's almost an inch high when he said it was onlu 1/4inch so that 4TIMES bigger then I was expecting..I can't use them now, they are extremely bulky and will not stay on the costume no matter what I do so now they are useless. I nicely told him they were too bulky and asked what he wanted to do, he said before hand that I would be able to get a refund if for any reason I did not like them/wasn't able to use them. He said he would gladly refund me, and to keep the armor, scrap them, or do whatever with them..On july 12th 2013 he told me he would have my refund "within the week"..He was suppose to supply the refund that friday in the original messages. It's now been over 2 weeks and he hasn't even been online since then. Not only that but here's the kicker..The email address for the paypal account he had me send the money to....I emailed it because I wasn't able to get ahold of him here..It's been deactivated..Now I can literally NOT contact him in any way..Kinda weird that at the time he was suppose to get me a refund, all a sudden he doesn't get on, and no longer has the same email..Very unprofessional..I filed a paypal claim..No longer having that email, he also won't be getting the messages from paypal..Meaning I can't lose this case..But still..

Final Grade:
D+ (I'td be an F because of that nasty refund stuff, but I DID like some stuff..)
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Unread 07-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #2723
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Name of Commissioner
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Website/C.com gallery
http://www.cosplay.com/member/281219/

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.)
Kairi (Kingdom Hearts 2) Dress and bag only. She didn't do the belt or shoes.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3413552/

Timeline (how long your order took to process)
About a month or 2..She had others before me.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Amazing. She used the fabric I linked her to and was very nice and easy to work with. Nothing bad to say

Final Grade:
A+
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Unread 07-30-2013, 02:16 AM   #2724
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Sort of lengthy review.

Name of Commissioner
Mykaios

Website/C.com gallery
http://www.facebook.com/fate.cosplay

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.)
Asuka Plugsuit + Winry casual clothes full costume. Including back pack and hair clips.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
I have not received the items.

Timeline (how long your order took to process)
Almost about a year ago. My con was May 31st 2013


Describe your Experience. Mykaios contacted me almost over a year ago because I was looking to get Asuka plugsuit comissioned. She worked out a payment plan and all that which was great. Anyway as time drew newer she promised me my commissioned item would be done and I held her to that because after all I did also commission a wig from her to which she delivered that on time and effectively.

But as my con drew closer and I messaged her quite frequently she waited till the very last minute to ship my cosplay so she says...and by last mean she shipped it the day my con started. I even went back home and waited because she said she shipped it express mail and I have bought and shipped plenty of stuff online to know how long items take. My con came and went and I was absolutely furious. Alas I just wanted my freaking commissioned item after that. Its excuse after excuse. Its now literally two months since my con and I have not received what I paid for MONTHS AGO.

So all in short. If being a commissioner is your job and if it pays for the roof over your head and feeds you. There is no excuse to why one can't ENSURE they do their job effectively and ship out the items WEEKS BEFORE or even a week before to ensure that the item gets to the customer.
My opinion I understand everyone has a personal life, but everyone has responsibilities as well. If you have time to go to family stuff or go to job interviews or register for classes. You sure have time to ship an item that is finished. Car or not if you have a job and you are passionate about it you try and do your job the best you can. Not to mention if you are behind WHY the heck would you take on more commissions?! That is mind-blowing to me perhaps its because partial payment is paid upfront. Another point I'd like to make is if a Con in your area is coming up I think its absolutely unfair to put those commissions in front of those you failed to deliver and their con is way past due. People still want their items.

Side note. I run 2 business, in addition to a "real" job with a company one includes shipping things out. It doesn't matter if I am going to a family gathering or going to an important meeting. If I someone bought an item from me I will make sure it is a priority to make sure that item is shipped to get to my customer as soon as possible. Meaning if I have to take this item with me before I go to either of the events above I will do it because its a job.

I just want my commissioned item and I think its ridiculous that I have to wait till after Otakon to get my item I think that is very unprofessional and very unfair to me as well as others who are waiting for their items from this commissioner.

That was my hard earn money I entrusted to you because to me I thought this commissioner would take their job very seriously. I was wrong. I will not make that mistake again. Its excuse after excuse. We both signed a contract for my commissioned item. I held up my deal of the contract this commissioner failed to hold up her end the deal.


Pros: Answers emails and messages quickly and effectively was really good for discussing changes in fabric and what not but that's it.

Cons: I did not receive either of my cosplays I had paid for months ago. Does not really give you any progress photos. (I did receive some of my wig) but not my main commissioned items from her. Ships things VERY last minute. Procrastinates it seems and seems to not take being a commissioner seriously. Just apologies and excuses. Words are one thing actions speak louder than words.


Comments. Perhaps this commissioner should really stick to wigs and small things before committing to take on big projects. She really needs to stop taking in new commissions and send out PAST DUE commissions and work on not doing things last minute. Communication is good but other than that this commissioner needs to reevaluate herself and needs to really consider if she is fit to be a commissioner. It doesn't matter how much experience you have or what intricate costumes you have done. If you can't even send out things out on time or you take too many commissions in at once, or even AFTER you are late for a deadline and still fail to deliver. Perhaps you should stop commissioning.



I have been understanding even stood up for this comissioner when someone tried to bad mouth her. I am now fed up and tired of the excuses. I have been respectful and VERY VERY understanding now its just ridiculous and there is no excuse why I have to wait almost 2 months for an item that was promised BEFORE MAY 31ST 2013.

Final Grade:
F
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Unread 07-30-2013, 02:59 AM   #2725
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Name of Commissioner
Barrin

Website/C.com gallery
http://www.cosplay.com/member/43244/

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.)
Kyoko Sakura (Madoka Magica) Soul Ring.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item
Gem -
http://s88.photobucket.com/user/Razo...94e79.jpg.html
Symbols (2 pics):
http://s88.photobucket.com/user/Razo...e09bd.jpg.html
http://s88.photobucket.com/user/Razo...6482a.jpg.html

Timeline (how long your order took to process)
About a week I believe..Maybe 2..

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
We had a little spat after I recieved it because it didn't fit the correct finger..I went to walmart and got sized and gave him a size bigger then the size that fit me, but it still didn't fit. It's ok though I was only commissioning this until I could afford a real silver engraved one from my friend's jewelry store. He did warn me (and showed me in the gem pic above) that the gem went off center and would make a new one for no extra fee, but if I was ok with this he would half the price..Being poor, I obviously took the cheaper one because no one really seens the gem half the time anyway..But I guess the only problem is like I said, it doesn't fit the right finger, but Oh well he still did a great job

Final Grade:
A (wouldn've been A+ if it fit, but what can ya do..
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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:09 AM   #2726
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So is there anyway someone else could take over this thread so the reviews on the main page will be up to date? I mean, it has been a little over half a year, I'm pretty sure they're not coming back. (Is it even possible to have a mod take control?)
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Unread 08-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #2727
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So is there anyway someone else could take over this thread so the reviews on the main page will be up to date? I mean, it has been a little over half a year, I'm pretty sure they're not coming back. (Is it even possible to have a mod take control?)
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Unread 08-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #2729
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So is there anyway someone else could take over this thread so the reviews on the main page will be up to date? I mean, it has been a little over half a year, I'm pretty sure they're not coming back. (Is it even possible to have a mod take control?)
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Unread 08-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #2730
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Name of Commissioner: JDsCosplay/Nicholas Huang

Website/C.com gallery: http://s567.photobucket.com/user/JDs...?sort=6&page=1

Character commissioned and series/video game: Raven from Teen Titans (television show), full costume including body suit, jewelry, and cape.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://31.media.tumblr.com/9e2e35e20...mrxo1_1280.jpg
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http://24.media.tumblr.com/779bba432...mrxo3_1280.jpg
http://31.media.tumblr.com/e5c0004d6...mrxo4_1280.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): I originally got in touch with this commissioner around April 2013 (after admiring their work for some time). I was under the impression my tax refund was right around the corner but alas, it didn't come in until late June. Therefore, I got a price quote in April, and we started things around June 9th or 10th. I received everything today (August 3rd, 2013).

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

Pros: Everything fits perfectly, and he even made sure to double check measurements with me when something didn't seem right. Quality is very high-grade and the jewelry made of PVC is beautiful; no cracks or anything of the sort. Commissioner is very professional and wasted no time on my order, and even took more pictures when I requested them. This time around I didn't really ask for progress pictures since my due date was the beginning-mid August but I was pleasantly surprised to see the first pictures I got were done or almost done.

Cons: I honestly don't really have any. Except for one thing, and that's the orb that holds my cape closed. The hook on the back of it popped off/unglued itself the moment I picked it up but that's nothing a little hot glue on my end can't fix!

Final Grade: A+!
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