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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Buyer Beware

Do you like leather jackets? Do you want to dress like actor Eric Martsolf from Smallville? Do you have $178? If you answered yes to all three of those questions, Sky-Seller.com might be the site for you!

Sky-seller.com

Or maybe you'd prefer to save $3 and order from LeatherJackets.com:

LeatherJackets.com

Hmm. That image looks awfully familiar. Where have I seen that before? Oh, yes, I remember now:

ThomDave

That's thomdave wearing the costume he had made for Comic-Con 2011. At the time, he credited the costume to Abby Polakow (of Cape & Cowl Creations).

Sky-Seller.com is registered to a private company in Panama. LeatherJackets.com is registered to an apparel company in San Francisco (B.L.K. International) which claims to have been in business for 20 years. If you look closely, you'll see that the LeatherJackets image is a poorly retouched version of the Sky-Seller image (you can clearly see the use of the clone tool to cover where the "Sky-Seller.com" watermark has been removed).

So Sky-Seller "borrowed" and retouched the image from thomdave's original forum post, and LeatherJackets "borrowed" that image and retouched it. Neither of them appear to have anything to do with Polakow, who has her own craft store on etsy.com.

The moral of today's post, boys and girls, is before you trust someone with your $175, you might want to do a bit of homework. Anyone who takes credit for someone else's work might not be the most trustworthy vendor.

Comments (1) | Add a Comment | Tags: abby polakow apparel cosplay costumes eric martsolf etsy.com leatherjackets.com sky-seller.com smallville thomdave


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