1) I do not offer discounts for any reason. This is my full time job and I can't afford to be giving anyone discounts or costumes in return for "exposure".2) It takes about 1-2 weeks for me to do research IF I am considering taking on your costume, if your budget is too low for my price point I will email you within a week to let you know I cannot make your costume.3) This is a collaborative process however I am very busy so I do not offer detailed WIP consistently. I do offer to make your costume on stream where you can pop in and see what I have been working on. Also, it might take me a few days to get back to you so don't stress if I don't respond within 48 hours (72 if its over a weekend), I promise I will get back to you.4) Finally, I do take payment plans but I do not start costumes without the price of materials covered.
I look forward to getting you a quote and hopefully making your cosplay dreams come true.