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Unread 09-04-2008, 12:54 PM   #1066
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Name of Commissioner: CosplayOne

Website: http://www.cosplay1.com/

Character commissioned and series: The Dark Knight Joker - Full Costume

Links to finished costume:
http://a847.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...e079195fb6.jpg
http://a367.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...406ed191c6.jpg
http://a572.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...6fa222a7a3.jpg

Timeline: Purchased 7/16/2008, recieved on 8/22/08 (physically recieved on 8/26/08 due to mail delay - not commissioner's fault). Asked to have costume by 8/25/08.

Describe your Experience:
Pros: The commissioner was very helpful, patient, enthusiastic, and wonderful to work with. They got the suit to us on time. The suit itself was professionally put together, no doubt. I've never seen stitching so well done in my life, except for expensive clothes in the store department. Overall our expectations were met and exceeded.

Cons: The costume itself was a little small. The collar was too tight, the glove didn't fit around the wrists too well, the jacket arms length was shorter than the under shirt length, the jacket itself couldn't fit over the torso, one of the gloves ripped and had to be sewn back together, the slack part in the pants were too small, and they used a fabric that rubs off. There's now a white part on the inside of the thighs from wear for only abour a maximum of 8 hours.

Comments: The fabric choice could have been better for the jacket and pants. The measurements were accurate, so I'm not sure how they put things together, but they could give a bit more slack when given measurements. So make sure when you order, to give at least an inch more on each measurement, 'cause then, if it's too big, you can always have it taken in or take it in yourself.

Final Grade: B
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Unread 09-05-2008, 03:43 AM   #1067
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Unread 09-08-2008, 06:44 PM   #1068
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Name of Commissioner: Limebarb
Website: http://www.limebarb.com/
Character commissioned and series: Meryl Stryfe of Trigun: tunic with belt.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/172724/
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Paid for on January 22nd, picked up at AX on July 4th. My deadline was June 25th.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.

Will edit with full description of the transaction when I have time.

Detailed Grades:
Communication: A+
Helpfulness: A+
Promptness: C
Quality: A-
Sizing: A

Final Grade (Average of Detailed): A-



Name of Commissioner: Fan plus friend
Website: http://myworld.ebay.com/fan plus friend. Take out the spaces. I don't understand why, but with the spaces it changes to "LUMBERJACKED!". @w@
Character commissioned and series: Kaname Chidori of Full Metal Panic!: jacket, skirt, red bow
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/172279/
Timeline (how long your order took to process): A little over two weeks. Paid for on July 11th, recieved July 28th.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.

Will edit with full description of the transaction when I have time.

Detailed Grades:
Communication: B-
Helpfulness: B-
Promptness: A+
Quality: B
Sizing: B-

Final Grade (Average of Detailed): B



Name of Commissioner: sunrisecosplay
Website: http://myworld.ebay.com/sunrisecosplay
Character commissioned and series: Renge Houshakuji of Ouran HSHC: dress.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: http://www.cosplay.com/costume/172278/
Timeline (how long your order took to process): About one month. Paid for July 23rd, recieved August 24th.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.

Will edit with full description of the transaction when I have time.

Detailed Grades:
Communication: D
Helpfulness: B-
Promptness: A-
Quality: B
Sizing: B+

Final Grade (Average of Detailed): B-


Grading system:
A+: 4
A: 3.75
A-: 3.5
B+: 3.25
B: 3
B-: 2.75
C+: 2.5
C: 2.25
C-: 2
D+: 1.75
D: 1.5

Communication: Informative, specific, clear, fast responses
Helpfulness: Warm, friendly, understanding, cooperative
Promptness: Costume arrived quickly/on time
Quality: Attention to detail, wearability, fabric choice, coloration, accuracy
Sizing: Pretty much speaks for itself.

Last edited by Jasette : 09-08-2008 at 08:23 PM.
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Unread 09-09-2008, 04:08 AM   #1069
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Unread 09-09-2008, 05:17 PM   #1070
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Name of Merchant Cosworx

Websitehttp://www.cosworx.com

Item purchased (please include quantity) Cher 951 wig in Henna Red

Links to picture(s) of your received itemhttp://www.cosworx.com/product.php?p...at=2451&page=1

Timeline (how long your order took to process)
Ordered on 9/3 and arrived in VA on 9/6

Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments. Because I bought this wig from the overstock sale, I expected that non overstock wigs would received priority in shipping. I was wrong, it arrived much faster than I expected, considering it traveled cross country. Every time I buy from Cosworx they are fast and efficient. They're my first stop when buying wigs.

Final Grade: A+
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Unread 09-10-2008, 03:15 AM   #1071
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Unread 09-10-2008, 01:56 PM   #1072
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Name of Commissioner: Human_Go
Website/C.com gallery: http://stores.ebay.com/human-go-cosp...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Character commissioned and series/video game (please include if this was the entire costume, just a jacket, prop, accessory, wig, etc.) Tres Iqus from Trinity Blood: Full costume except shoes and wig.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: Will update, need batteries @_@
Timeline (how long your order took to process) August 20th(Ordered)- September 10th received.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
Pros: The costume looks pretty professional. :3 The size of the coat itself was a perfect size. The shipping was very quick. She said initially that the shipping would take 30 days, in only took 20.
Cons: The pants for the costume were a bit too small. I can go on a diet til the con but it's still a little annoying. The zipper of the jacket is also a little screwed up, it gets stuck alot as you pull it up. The scarf with the costume was well done, but on the backside of it there was a small red stain. o-o;; Dunno what that was.
Comments: Overall a good commissioner the shipping price was a little high but I think it was worth it. He/she is terrible when it comes to communication. I requested progress pictures and she sent me messages back telling me to be patient. :/ Not exactly what a paying costumer likes to hear. Still... I would recommend.
Final Grade: B+
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Unread 09-10-2008, 02:06 PM   #1073
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Name of Commissioner: NekoMimiChan
C.com gallery: http://www.cosplay.com/member/75220
Character commissioned and series: Seras Victoria of Hellsing, Harkonnen cannon
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1715426/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1715427/
Timeline (how long your order took to process): From the time I first contacted her to the delivery... About 4 weeks. But that was mostly to get everything sorted & figure out the costs & stuff.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments.
It was very easy & fast, & contacting back & forth was continuous, & very friendly. I would definitely buy from her again. I'll most likely go back to her if I need another prop made.

Final Grade: A
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Unread 09-11-2008, 08:15 AM   #1074
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Unread 09-15-2008, 03:39 PM   #1075
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Name of Commissioner: Cosplay07/Booyouzan's Cosplay Store
Website/C.com gallery: http://stores.ebay.ca/booyouzans-cosplay-store
Character commissioned and series: Misa Amane's school uniform (manga) from Death Note.
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item:: I haven't had a chance to take any yet, but here is the link to the store's picture (please note that the pictures do not do the costume justice!):
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...thNoteMisa.jpg

Timeline: Ordered August 31st, received September 15th!
Pros: This was my very first time ordering a cosplay, rather than making it, and I was a little nervous ordering it online from Hong Kong. However, the seller was very nice and the shipping was super fast and the seller also included a free set of Death Note bookmarks! The costume fits me really well, and you can tell that it is made out of quality materials. The skirt is pleated perfectly and the shirt is exactly like the original design~ <333
Cons: The skirt is a little bit shorter than I wanted it, but it still looks perfectly fine. The back of the costume is also a little bit too big, but school uniforms are supposed to be baggy, so I don't mind. The tie is not like the design in the manga image, but I knew that before I ordered it, so I made my own. I'm almost tempted to use the tie they provided though because it is made so nicely. xD
Comments: I'm so glad that I had a positive experience ordering online for the first time, and I know that I'll do it again for sure! I would not hesitate at all to commission another costume from them in the future. This is a quality cosplay that will last me a long time. :]
Final Grade: A~
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Unread 09-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #1076
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Name of Commissioner: Lavender Spikes

Website/C.com gallery: http://lavenderspikes.livejournal.com/

Character commissioned and series: Partly original outfit - an aviator-like jacket with a hat and fur..thingy

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: (I'll update with ones of me in it soon)
http://i36.tinypic.com/2w6v1n8.jpg
http://i34.tinypic.com/eh0ims.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/10mrggi.jpg

Timeline: Mid July - Early September

Pros: Stephanie was such a great person to work with. I showed her the design of a very complicated aviator-type outfit and she just ran with it. She came up with a lot of ideas for the outfit that I would never have thought of. She was very nice and fun to talk to, and when she got started, it hardly took her any time at all to finish. She kept me updated throughout the entire process and showed me pictures when progress was made

Cons: We agreed that the costume should be pretty loose, but when I received it, it was kinda big. It still looks great,and I can have it taken in if I want. So actually it's no big deal ^.^

Comments: She's going to be in japan for a year, and won't be taking any commissions until she gets back, but I can't wait to commission from her again! =D

Final Grade: A+!




Name of Commissioner: Lavender Spikes

Website/C.com gallery: http://lavenderspikes.livejournal.com/

Character commissioned and series: Euphemia Li Britannia from Code Geass- casual outfit

Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: (lost the picture she gave me of the skirt..will update with more pics soon)
http://i36.tinypic.com/4uxl5i.jpg

Timeline: Mid July - Early September

Pros: I commissioned this one a little after the aviator jacket and the experience was the same. Excellent! She even used a cute lace for the hems of the sleeves and ran with my request of a corset styled back with red ribbon ^.^ This costume fits SO WELL..it looks like it just flows..I love it

Cons: Nada.

Comments: Same as last review..she won't be taking commissions for a whole 'nother year

Final Grade: A+!!
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Unread 09-16-2008, 03:57 AM   #1077
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Unread 09-22-2008, 07:19 PM   #1078
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Name of Commissioner: Amathyst Angel
Website/C.com gallery: http://www.amethyst-angel.com/amethyst_gemstones.html
Character commissioned and series: 1.5" red resin gem
Pictures:
Picture she sent: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...edroundgem.jpg
What I got:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/IMG_0243.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...n/IMG_0242.jpg
Timeline: Paid September 5th, received September 22nd
Pros: Good communication. She asked a lot of questions to make sure I'd get what I want, and sent a picture of what she made before she mailed it out. Unfortunately....
Cons: The final product was pretty off. I asked for a red gem, but the actual color is more pinkish or purple. The edges of the gem are a MESS. I ordered this to be used in a commission I'm making, and I'll have to sand the edges myself before I'll even consider using it. I don't understand why she didn't take the time to clean up the edges. The photo she sent was misleading - the edges look much cleaner in the photo. The actual item is barely round.
Final Grade: C+
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Unread 09-22-2008, 08:22 PM   #1079
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Unread 09-24-2008, 07:30 PM   #1080
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Name of Commissioner: Sukotto-kun Props
Website/C.com gallery: Website/Gallery

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Character commissioned and series/video game: Kingdom Hearts: Kingdom Key & Oathkeeper Keyblade (Crafted & Primed)
Links to picture(s) of your commissioned item: These were all pictures he took while they were in process. I haven't had a chance to take my own yet. Kingdom Key/Oathkeeper
Timeline (how long your order took to process): Commissioned on the 6th, both received on the 22nd.
Describe your Experience. Pros, Cons, Comments:
Pros: Man, so much was good about this. I was allowed to pay "half now, half later",
given a great deal, and kept constantly informed. I got photos of the works in progress daily--if not even twice daily sometimes. I never felt like I was kind of just sitting around twiddling my thumbs--he was prompt, descript, and really really quick. He started almost immediately--the next week after I sent him my payment (literally like four days later). My expectations were exceeded and I was really pleased with the result. Craftsmanship is awesome, proportions were great.

Cons: Really, none. There were some minimal dings to Oathkeeper, but nothing worth docking points to.

Comments: I'm really pleased with the results. Shipping was great, too. They both came really well packaged in a well supported box. I commissioned two unpainted keyblades and got great work. Sukotto-kun was really friendly and easy to deal with and turned out exactly what I wanted. I'll most likely turn to him again for more work when I need it. I've already recommended him several times over for props to my friends as well.

Final Grade: A+
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