Name of Commissioner:
Website/C.com gallery: Website
Character commissioned and series/video game: Adiane ; Gurren Lagann
(pieces: kimono, corset, 'straps' to be used as the tattoo, eyepatch and front ring)
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
(these are quickly taken pictures that don't show the straps)
Paid the first payment on November 23rd, 2007, received February 6th,, 2008.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
After hearing the great reviews on Dream Angels, I decided to go with them for my Adiane costume. Communication was great! Up until I paid, of course. After not receiving the invoice for my second payment on the date she said she'd send it, I sent an email. Then another one the next week. Then another one the next week.
At this point, I was getting a bit worried, since the deadline for me paying the second half had way passed, and I didn't want her to say to say that she couldn't get me my costume on time since I had paid later than I was supposed to or something. After a friend got back from a con after having some work done by them again, and telling me what an awful, rushed job they did on it & almost missing their deadlines, I grew worried. I emailed them again.
Finally, she responded and sent me the invoice. I paid, and waited for some kind of update. Didn't really hear much, I emailed her again to remind her of my due date at the urging of my friend, she assured me it'd make it on time.
It did (in face, a few days early), however, I was a bit disappointed in it. The construction of the kimono was gorgeous, but the corset part was very flimsy and constantly folded over when wearing it. The 'straps' for the tattoo, as well, were made out of strips of red fabric connected with gold rings...an odd approach for a tattoo that is a red color the whole way through. The rings make it obvious that it isn't a tattoo, if she'd just done the whole thing out of the fabric, it would have looked fine. The corset was what bothered me the most...in the breakdown of what cost what, the corset was $90, and for $90, I was expecting at least a little bit of boning, lol.
I received a partial $100 refund (out of $500), so I'm at least somewhat satisfied. I don't think (especially after hearing the review above mine) I'd commission them again or recommend them, though.