I've been going through some old pictures lately and it reminded me of my first days costuming where I didn't make my own costume. My first superhero costume was something I commissioned from someone else and there were things about it that I didn't like, most notably the colors. The yellow was a pale pastel yellow and the green wasn't emerald but more like teal. What pissed me off most was that I had this ordered for a specific event and gave the seamstress the "must have by" date. I didn't arrive at my house until after I had to leave for my event. I am not ashamed that I did not pay for all of the shipping since she couldn't get it to me on time. And when I did get it, it needed alterations.
That bad experience is what lead me to bite the bullet and learn to sew spandex. I'm not great but I do all right and people enjoy the suits I've made.