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Unread 08-10-2013, 04:19 PM   #2731
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Name of Commissioner: Dulcinea

Character commissioned and series/video game: Sailor Venus tiara, earrings, and brooch.

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Ordered about the end of January, and got them around March or April.

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

Pros:
- Got the pieces to me in a timely manner.
- Obviously skilled at crafting.
- She keeps in touch with what is going on, and kept asking me what I wanted to do when she hit any kind of speed bump.
- Very reasonable pricing.
- Observes the characters well enough to give her own input on what she thinks would make your costume better that she could help with.

Cons:
- Well, she was going to make the tiara light up, but honestly, I am not really thinking of this as a con. I DID hope for it, but I am very very easy going. She was having a bit of trouble getting it to work how she planned for it to, so we agreed to just not do the light up. I'd rather her give me what she thinks would be best than forcing her to do something that she believes wouldn't be her all.

Final Grade: A+ (She's fantastic. She cares about her commissioners. If you need any props done, ask her. I plan to next time.)
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Cosplay 1: Sailor Venus (Commissioner failed to make 4 month deadline)
Update: August 10th.... still nothing.

Reality: Recycled or no cosplay at all. Got to love commissioning! Thanks everyone!! Serious thanks to Dulcinea, who actually made the deadline for the accessories far in advance and of outstanding quality. Sucks they won't be used.

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Unread 08-10-2013, 05:36 PM   #2732
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Unread 08-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #2733
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Name of Commissioner: TheCosplayFox
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/300256/
http://thecosplayfox.deviantart.com/
http://www.facebook.com/TheCosplayFox
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CosplayFoxShop
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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.): Yowane Haku from Vocaloid 2 Wig
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...80034458_o.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 1 week
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.: I sent my previously self-styled wig to TheCosplayFox to be detangled, she not only detangled it but restyled it herself so it looked AMAZING!

Pros: Fast, Efficient, Goes above and beyond!
Cons: None

Final Grade:A+
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Unread 08-10-2013, 09:06 PM   #2734
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Name of Commissioner: The Cosplay Fox

Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/300256/

Character commissioned and series: Kotona Elegance wig Zoids Genesis

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps5a6d8539.jpg

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps73ab50be.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): June 7th - July 28th

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: She was great nothing to complain about. Got it before my deadline. We didn't communicate much I pretty much left her alone.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:52 AM   #2735
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Name of Commissioner: FantasyNinja
Website/C.com gallery: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fanta...11758452173603
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Chess!America (Hetalia); Cravat, Cape, Jacket, Crown
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...92662015_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...17018953_n.jpg
Costume reference- http://i439.photobucket.com/albums/q...ingAmerica.jpg
Timeline (how long your order took to process): June 11th-August 10th (the commission deadline was before the 15th ^^)
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments-

Pro- Very professional with her clients that she won't make any changes without your permission. She'll promise you progress shots, and she delivers them. She'll respond to you within 1-3 days depending on how busy she is, and allows you to make the payment 50/50 if you can't pay in full. Above this, her work is outstanding and definitely someone I recommend you commission. Just know that her prices aren't going to be dirt-cheap but she is worth the time commissioning.

Con: The only comment I can think of is that the minor problem had to be the crown being a little heavy but she already suggested how to fix that problem so it doesn't slip off my head.


Final Grade: A+
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Unread 08-12-2013, 01:17 PM   #2736
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Name of Commissioner: Mykaios Cosplay

Website/C.com gallery: https://www.facebook.com/mykaios.cosplay

Character commissioned: Just the wig for Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/x...ps89cfb3ca.jpg

Timeline (how long your order took to process): Ordered for May/June, experienced some delays but it still arrived on time.

She was very quick to respond to emails and updates about the process of the wig. Excellent communication and was notified of any problems and status of the wig. Though the wig looked good in pictures and on the wig head on arrival the wig didn't sit correctly on me and its shape seemed a bit off. I was able to fix things before the event I needed it for. Though I wasn't able to use the wig I ordered I would still recommend her services to others as she is very friendly and helpful and her other works looks great. I feel that maybe this style of wig was something new and a learning experience, but I easily see it being improved.

Final Grade: B
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Unread 08-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #2737
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Join Date: Mar 2008
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Name of Commissioner : The Cosplay Fox
Website/C.com gallery :
http://www.cosplay.com/member/300256
http://thecosplayfox.tumblr.com/
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Mikoto Suoh From K wig
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item : will add later
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 7-17-13 to 8-12-13
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.

Pros:
-Fast ship
- Shipped on wig head
- great communication
- listen to my input etc

Cons:
I can see the net in the back which i didnt see in the pictures she gave. So, before i wear it im gonna have to try and move the hair to hide it as best i could with out ruining the spikes.
Final Grade: B+



Name of Commissioner : MsTestament
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/97891
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): mikoto suoh from k project jacket
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: ill take a photo when i get back from trip.
Timeline (how long your order took to process): 7-18-13 to 8-17-13
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.:

pros:
great communication.
love the coat , fur and the buttons
fast ship
set photos
real pockets

cons:
theres a few hanging strings but i can easily cut them no biggie
other than that great great
Final Grade: A
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Unread 08-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #2738
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Name of Commissioner: ichigo_m
Website: http://www.cosplay.com/member/87394, http://ohmycosplay.com/
Character: Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
Link to Pictures: http://hash--slinging--slasher.tumbl...at-is-a-dragon
Timeline: Very Fast, she responded within a few days and only took about a month for the entire process, including requesting, making, and shipping the dress
Experience: She made the entire process easy and painless, and was very kind throughout the entire time. She answered any questions within a day. The dress itself looked great and was exactly what I wanted, with only one minor issue with the string on the cape for the dress. Overall a great experience.
Final Grade: A
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Unread 08-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #2739
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Name of Commissioner: mykaios

Website/C.com gallery: https://www.facebook.com/mykaios.cosplay

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

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Timeline (how long your order took to process): 5 months from start to finish

Pros: Got my wig, and it looks great. Always responded to my emails quickly.

Cons: Took a while to receive it, but I got it in the end.

Final Grade: B+
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Unread 08-25-2013, 03:48 PM   #2740
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Name of Commissioner: Miranda/ Galiko

Website/C.com gallery: http://galiko.tumblr.com/ and http://cosplay.redstringproductions.org/

Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.) Jia Xu of Dynasty Warriors 7 ; Full costume http://images.wikia.com/dynastywarri...1/Jiaxudw7.jpg

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://s921.photobucket.com/user/clo...?sort=3&page=1

Timeline (how long your order took to process): I paid her beginning of May, didn't receive the costume until end of July

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:

I found Miranda through the cosplay commissioner tag on Tumblr she was one of only 2 commissioners to actually respond to my email. She was sweet and answered right away with a quote. She stated she can comfortably do my costume for $500. I agreed and paid her in full. (I realized this was a mistake now)

She responded promptly, stating she would get started right away.

One month goes by, I have not heard a single word from her, so I email her to question the progress on my costume. She responded right away, stating that I will get pictures once she has started it. She apparently does “rush” commissions and others, and told me that she had other commissions in the quewe before my own. I was starting to feel skeptical at this point.

Towards the end of June, I emailed her again to ask about the status, she responded saying I will get pictures of my costume after the weekend, as she was out of town for Anime Expo. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and let it go. The weekend went by and I never received any pictures.

Finally a week before the due date I requested to have the costume by, I emailed her yet again to check on the progress and voice my concern that the due date is approaching. She emails me back few days later saying, I will get my costume.

Few days later, she FINALLY sends pictures of the costume (which really didn't look great, but I thought it just could be the picture quality). I get the package and open it up to be horrified. The costume was No where near the quality I expected it to be, specially paying $500 for it. The pants didn't fit, the vest was WAY too big, she hot glued nearly everything together ( there were hot glue strands all over the costume) the material looked and felt cheap, the designs on the back were a complete mess and not even close to looking like the reference pictures. It wasn't even lined, so strands from the cut fabrics were hanging all over, didn't have enough material for the sash, but used it anyway. The actual sewing, was just..I don't even, it was just a complete mess. I couldn't use the costume, I didn't realize how horrible the job was, until a friend and I decided to take apart the costume to use it a basic template.

I had to remake the entire costume, MYSELF, 3 days before the con as I was so determined to be this character. I gave her nearly 3 months to complete this costume and this is what I got in the end.

I emailed her voicing my disappointment, and I never received an email back. She was actually at the convention I had planned to wear it at. I confronted her about it, she claims that she never received the email. She said she did work really hard on it, which I fail to see that. She told me she would give me a full refund. I emailed her concerning what she said, and she said she would do so once her funds are together. I have now emailed her twice concerning my refund and have yet to receive a reply.

Pros: Quick response (most of the time)
Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE

Final Grade: F
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Unread 09-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #2741
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Join Date: Sep 2011
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Name of Commissioner: Faustus70
Website: http://faustus70.deviantart.com/ <----pics of my keyblade posted here
Item Commissioned: Rinoa's Keyblade
Timeline: Ordered August 6th and got it September 6th. Took just a month
Experience: Overall great experience responded to emails right away, sent updates and pics of the Keyblade. Love the way it came out! It was completely worth the $200 I paid
Final Grade: A+



Name of Commissioner: The Cosplay Fox
Website: http://www.cosplay.com/member/300256/
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Item Commissioned: Rinoa's Wig
Timeline: Ordered August 17 and received September 7th
Experience: Good quality wig love the way it came out, she made it exactly how I wanted it! Sent me pics of the wig and responded to emails right away. Received it way before my deadline. Overall great experience!
Final Grade: A+
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Unread 09-08-2013, 03:26 PM   #2742
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Name of Commissioner: Anna G / Anna Glowacki
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.annagcostumes.com/ Also has a Cosplay.com account.

Character commissioned and series/video game: Asuna Yuuki School Uniform from Sword art Online entire costume.

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/20...ho-d6ljyjm.jpg

Timeline: First contacted in March and approved the commission contract in May, Recieved the costume 4 months later

Describe your Experience: I contacted Anna originally in March asking her about her commissions she posted in the marketplace and asked for a quote for the costume. We talked it over and then i didn't have enough for a deposit so i waited. We talked about a deadline and she decided a July 31st deadline would be perfect (I thought that would be great though I originally was going to offer the deadline for the end of august). I sent in the deposit and she stated she could finish it by july 31st. I send her the measurements and deposit and then don't hear from her for a few weeks. I ended up having to call and leave a voicemail before she emailed and stated she received the deposit and everything fine.
next trouble was when I tried to get a progress picture, it was excuse after excuse and then i finally received and email with a progress picture (after i called twice) after the deadline.. I decided to let it slide because i didn't need the costume for another two months. Mind you i got the progress in august. I approved what i could tell from the costume and she said she would ship it off (the beginning of august) Come the end of august I had received no replies via email or call (i called multiple times on different days and left voicemail) and my costume was still not around. After another week and now the start of September I get an email with more excuses and saying that the shipping company had held the package.
After more calls she finally emailed and said it should arrive Thursday or friday...It turned up on Saturday in a little tiny box which she had literally balled the costume up and stuffed it in.... Needless to say i was not impressed by someone I expected to be professional..
As for the costume itself the buttons are different for the top and the skirt.. and the skirt has a not so invisible zipper in the side that was put in oddly and has a large gap that when worn you can see my skin on my hip.. I'm going to try to salvage what i can of this costume so i can maybe still wear it next weekend but I'm very dissapointed. Especially after all of the A reviews she received.

Passed the deadline , Terrible contact , and poorly made
Final Grade: C-
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Unread 09-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #2743
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Unread 09-12-2013, 11:57 PM   #2744
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Name of Commissioner - carnival fair

Website/C.com gallery - http://www.cosplay.com/member/277916/

Character commissioned and series/video game - Cloud strife's bracer + shoulder armor

Timeline (how long your order took to process) - July 25th - Setember 7th

Describe your Experience- Over all awesome.
-Pros -
Informative
Patient
Very fair pricing
Professional quality
Fast and timely manner
Easy to get a hold of and quick to respond
Could of possibly been done sooner but I reminded there was no rush

Cons -
The only con is I can't think of a con to put here.

Final Grade: A+++++++ Passing grade.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 04:41 PM   #2745
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Name of Commissioner: CSDDLink
Website/C.com gallery: www.csddlink.com/ CSDDLink on Ebay
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.): Yuffie, Final Fantasy VII: AC
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Will come once AWA comes and goes. =D
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Paid August 16th, Arrives September 12th
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments: I contacted CSDDLink in early August, asking if I ordered on a specific date, would it get here by the 26th (This is an Anime Weekend Atlanta pre-dat, if you will) They responded and said no problem! On said day, I paid and received confirmation of my measurements, which I thought was a good touch. Everything was good, so I confirmed and the creation started. We went our separate ways. When I was actually about to email them to check on the status, they informed me that it was shipped. Happy that I was going to get it before AWA, I was pleased. Shipping took about a week and a half (UGH, Tracking packages from Hong Kong is the birds.) KEEP IN MIND, a signature is required when packages arrive from CSDDLink. With that being said, I had to go pick up at the post office. Not a big deal for me, but it might be to others.
The costume was very well made, and looked exactly like the picture. Everything fit well except for the right sleeve. It's a bit too big, but I think it's because I rounded up measurements. OPPS. -___- My fault. And the socks were weird to me. The top part of the socks are seperate pieces (the striped bit, I mean) and you have to velcro those on? Ehh? LOL, but I will definitely order from them again. Super quick turn-around time, in both messages and product. And free shipping of you order from the website and not their Ebay site!
Final Grade: A (would be a plus if it weren't for the weird sock thing, but A nonetheless!)
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