Before I rant about my experience, here is where you can find this guy:
So, I posted up an ad in the marketplace looking for someone to make a jacket and cargo pants for my Hope Estheim cosplay. SP1TF1R3 contacted me on May 13, 2015 saying he could do it and, after making sure he knew the date I needed it by, assured me he could get it on my doorstep by 6/20/15. Communication was great before I paid half of the commission (5/13/15), but after I gave him my measurements (5/14/15) all went quiet. I never heard from him, never received progress pictures he told me he would provide and, after contacting him through PMs, his facebook page, and even Paypal, he still hasn't replied back to me.
Now, mind you, I wasn't pestering him. IT was well over 3 weeks before I decided to send him my first message. I waited at least 5 days to hear back from him before sending another Pm since the deadline was coming up, but nothing. I seen that he was logging on to cosplay.com so I don't know why he's ignoring my messages. I even told him that if he can't make the deadline that's fine, just tell me and we can work it out...but nothing. No reply whatsoever. So I waited another 4 days (by this time it was 5 days before my deadline) and still he doesn't bother to send me a message. So it wasn't until the 18th did I warn him, very politely, that if I don't hear from him a day after the 20th I'm going to file a claim with paypal. I know, the message seems a little pushy but after not hearing from him for a month, I thought it was appropriate.
Well, guess what happened after I sent that message...he still didn't reply. So I took it to paypal on the 20th to send him a message voicing my concerns hoping that he'll read it through his email. But nothing. He hasn't contacted me and I can see he's active on his facebook account so I don't know what's going on.
I'll probably have to file a claim with paypal soon since I have this feeling he won't get back to me. I'm just so disappointed that I won't be cosplaying as hope. I was really looking forward to it and now I'm here dealing with this. I gave him a hell of a lot of money for his services but instead of a cosplay, I paid to stress over this.