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Unread 04-16-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Unreliable Commissioners?

Around November 2013 I contacted a commissioner on cosplay.com. I was hoping to get the costume in time for Katsucon (February 2014). First I'd like to say that I do not like the put any kind of pressure on commissioners and I always try to be super polite. (I'm happy just to get a well made costume, even if it's a little late) I paid the commissioner upfront for the dress and accessories ($150) by paypal, and sent them my measurements. Nothing out of the ordinary yet....

I didn't hear anything from them for quite a while, but I chalked it up to Holidays and being busy. I finally worked up the courage to ask them about progress on the costume in early January.

Following is from PMs

Me on January 2 : "Hello, I'd like to check in on the progress of the Zelda dress and accessories. I'd love to see any progress pictures if you have some. Thanks."

Her on January 4: "Ok, understood Ill send you some before 15th January, ok?"

January 15 came and went and I heard nothing.

Me on January 20 : "I haven't heard from you in a while. Is every thing alright? I was hoping to receive the costume in time for Katsucon, but if you need more time it's understandable with the holidays and all, although any progress reports or photos would be much appreciated. Hope to hear from you soon."

Her on January 31: "Hi, Ill send you photos of finished costume on Tuesday, ok ?"

At this point I didn't believe her, but I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and sent her the following message.

Me on January 31: "Ok, sounds good. How soon can the finished costume be shipped to me?"

Her on January 31: "I can send it even on Wednesday if I got payment. When exactly do you need costume? (date)"

Me on January 31: "If you send it on Wednesday, it should arrive on time....Just let me know shipping cost. Thanks."

The costume never came, and I never even saw any of the supposed progress pictures. I also had two other costumes commissioned at the same time from different commissioners. I got my other two costumes, thank goodness.

At this point I don't expect to get my costume and I can't get my money back since the time frame for a refund with paypal has long passed. To tell the truth, the time to get a refund probably expired before I was even aware that something was wrong, since even some reliable and professional commissioners take over a month to make a costume.

Today I noticed she placed an ad on the marketplace for commissions. I know a lot of commissioners are busy with school and work and just do cosplay on the side, but I'd hate to see anyone else get taken advantage of.
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Unread 04-16-2014, 09:56 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, that message was very fishy sounding I give my commissioners 3 days to reply before I send them another one, and I'd NEVER send the final payment without a final picture! If they ask for a payment and haven't given you any updates, that means that they probably haven't done anything and I lying and will scam you. I'm sorry this happened to you, but I'm glad you got other cosplays to fill in the gap! It can be super disappointing when stuff like that happens

Can I ask who this person is? You can send me a PM, I just want to avoid them as well!
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Unread 04-16-2014, 11:38 PM   #3
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The commissioner of whom you speak has had previous negative reviews.

http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=314128
^ which led to http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?...postcount=2665
http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?...14&postcount=2
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=331735 (Two different users had issues with her in this thread)

Although to be fair, there are these:
http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?...postcount=2548
http://www.cosplay.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=514
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Unread 05-03-2014, 09:18 PM   #4
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Kyte27 was commissioned to make a wig for me, but after having sent payment, I haven't heard from him at all. That was 9 months ago. No response to any of my messages. no updates of any kind, and no money back.

I've also seen other posters saying how he stole money from them too. I'd say he's unreliable.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 03:07 AM   #5
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Oh goodness, I'm so glad I saw this. I sent her a PM just yesterday about a commission, but she has yet to reply. I'll just avoid her from now on. Her work is lovely but she needs to step up and take responsibility for all of these issues.
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Unread 05-04-2014, 04:33 PM   #6
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Hey guys! Just sort of wanted to jump in here real quick. I was one of the people usuyukisou linked to when I gave her a positive review.

Dream Hunter is very talented and is just freaking awesome at what she does. I almost feel bad that my commission went so well and everyone else is having a hard time. Looks like I commissioned her just in time before she started scamming people. I see threads like these concerning commissioners I have worked successfully with in the past, but they are now scammers. Seriously, where has all the honest people gone? I'm so sorry everyone. I hope everything works out.
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Any word on this? Its been a year since I commissioned from Dreamhunter and I have not gotten anything from her...was wondering if anyones gotten something recently.
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Unread 05-27-2014, 02:22 PM   #8
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Any word on this? Its been a year since I commissioned from Dreamhunter and I have not gotten anything from her...was wondering if anyones gotten something recently.

Have you contacted her recently? It's been about six months for me, but I don't expect to get anything at this point. So I can't even imagine a year.
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Unread 06-20-2014, 10:47 AM   #9
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I see her posting ads saying she will take commissions and she still hasnt gotten back to me when I message her. 1 year 2 months now. Its really frustrating!
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Unread 06-20-2014, 09:00 PM   #10
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^ Which only tells me whats she's doing this intentionally, sadly. There's no real way to know how many people she's promised costumes to and hasn't delivered.
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Unread 11-05-2014, 12:49 AM   #11
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Me too

Had been working with her since February on buying costumes that were already finished dished out 650$ made the final payment and haven't heard anything since, mad since my deadline is the 8th
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