COSPLAY WARNING: Don’t order from Jim Logan Props / I Am Your Heroes / JLFX!

Hello, Internet! I’m here with a very important public service announcement regarding one of the most notorious con artists in the cosplay community, “Jim Logan” of Logan PropsI Am Your Heroes and Jim Logan FX (AKA the JLFX). So, if you’re a cosplayer, aspiring cosplayer, cosplay admirer, photographer, entertainer, comic book fan or any combination of the afore-mentioned, please read the post below in its entirety. I’ll be talking about who this man is, why he’s built such a bad reputation, how he scammed me out of half a grand and the personal experiences of countless others. Here we go!

* IF YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN SCAMMED: please see the bottom of this post for how to report fraud!

UPDATE 5/28/17 (see bottom of page): A few new developments have unfolded, including a (failed) attempt by “Jim” to start a new Etsy shop and a resolution from Paypal after three years. I’m also posting a conversation I had with Aaron Schoenke, co-founder of Bat in the Sun, which I had kept secret for about three years out of respect for his wishes. Since he can’t keep his word, however, I see no reason why I should keep mine.

UPDATE 5/30/15: A while ago, Planet Platypus and I compiled a total of how much he’s scammed from only the victims we know of. The total reaches over $13,000.

UPDATE 11/11/14: “Jim” has posted a “short” (4,000 word) statement addressing recent criticisms. Oh, boy. tl;dr version at bottom.

UPDATE 11/7/14: He’s been deactivating and reactivating his pages in response to the negative press, nobody is surprised. He has also been messaging past victims, often rather rudely.

UPDATE 11/5/14: Tons of reports are coming in from others who have been scammed, too. He’s been actively deleting comments about these issues on his own pages and now considers cosplayers “irrelevant” to his work (screenshot included). His accounts were temporarily deactivated.

UPDATE 11/4/14: “Jim Logan” finally responded! Only because I posted this.

Arrest and reputation

So, who’s Jim Logan? Well, he’s a cosplay prop-maker most known for dressing up like Wolverine. Obviously, Jim Logan isn’t his real name—it’s a take on “James Howlett” and “Logan,” aliases of the Wolverine character. No, no, Jim’s real name is David Eugene Winant Jr., and the reason he doesn’t want you to know that is because, if you look him up, you find this as publicly available information.

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David was charged with theft, which comes as no surprise if you keep reading. See, David, like Wolverine, has a number of aliases—Jim Logan, Snikt Shop, Logan Props, iamyourheroes, Dave Produx, Outlaw Produx or Productions, JLFX, etc. He keeps changing his name and business title because people keep catching on to his con. So whenever he finds himself in a bind, he erases his existence from the Internet and starts over to prey on cosplay newbies. Classy, right?

You can see in the record above that his alias is “Logan.” Here’s some proof that all these businesses are connected to him, too: the WHOIS for Outlaw FX/Produx and iamyourheroes route right back to “Jim Logan.”

“JIM LOGAN” SITES (he has been deactivating and reactivating these regularly in response to this article):

My personal experience

I was one of the cosplayers he preyed on. Let me preface this by saying: I know I messed up! I broke the golden rule of Internet transactions and failed to adequately research this person before I invested in his product. That’s my bad and I take full responsibility for it. That said, I feel it’s also my responsibility to ensure others avoid enduring the same experience, particularly because his penchant for changing names means he might be hard to keep track of or research in the future. So, as embarrassing as this is to admit, here’s what happened to me.


[visual_toggle title=”Click to expand my full story.” state=”closed”]I added “Jim Logan” to my personal Facebook last year. I’d run into him back in 2011 when I was covering Philadelphia Comic Con for Wizard. He had an admittedly very good Wolverine costume and seemed like a nice enough person. At that time, he told me of his business, I Am Your Heroes, and I made a mental note that he produced props.

First Meet

This April, I started making plans for an All-New Ghost Rider costume to debut at NYCC in October. I needed the helmet. I remembered “Jim” was a prop-maker, so I checked his site out again… His work seemed great and he was associated with some pretty big projects and cosplayers, including Project LEX, The Nerdist, Bat in the Sun, Gillykins and Jessica Nigri. In my naïveté, I took that as enough reference and contacted him for a quote.

We discussed options and he set the final price for the helmet at $500 in May. In May, versus when we started speaking in April. He was very, very slow to respond at times, with our short conversation taking over two weeks because he would randomly stop responding and I’d have to prompt him for answers. That should have been my first red flag but, given he had been complaining about how busy and/or sick he was on his FB page, I chalked it up to a fluke and pressed on. Per his instruction, I PayPal’d him the funds on May 10th. I was told to keep an eye on his Instagram for progress photos.

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Now, I know these kinds of projects take time. I did research several prop-makers before commissioning him, most of whom had wait lists of six months or more. Given he had to sculpt and mold the helmet from scratch, I understood that he might need a while. But after four months of no evidence of progress and with the October deadline nearing, I messaged his FB page again on September 4th… but received no response.

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Concerned, I checked his page, where he had posted a public message instructing all customers to e-mail him at a new address with concerns.

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I thought it was weird that he’d post a public message that not everyone is guaranteed to see instead of messaging his customers directly, but I did as instructed in the post and e-mailed him at… but did not receive a response there either.

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On September 25, I followed up by messaging his personal Facebook account, but still did not receive a reply after this third attempt.

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NYCC came and went, I’m out $500 and I had no helmet for my costume after a ridiculous five month wait. The PayPal/bank claim window has also closed, which I’m sure he’s well aware of, so I can’t dispute the charge. The best part, though? “Jim” continues to actively post on Instagram, the Logan Props Facebook page, the I Am Your Heroes Facebook page and his personal profile. (Edit: In response to the negative press, he has been regularly deactivating and reactivating all of his sites.) He doesn’t have time to complete his commissions or answer his customers, but he does apparently have time to make last minute props for his personal friends, make new non-commissioned props to sell on his Etsy, attend events, photoshoots, complain about how behind he is on work and e-mails, complain about how he needs a secretary and note that he’s definitely aware of the upcoming deadlines, which he doesn’t meet anyway!

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A note: “Jim” accepted my payment through his friend’s PayPal account, which I didn’t know at the time. That friend is Bryan Pedrazzoli (his name is listed on my receipt), who he seems to run a YouTube account with (see below courtesy of Test Eagle). What’s especially frustrating is that Bryan knows full well that he’s helped “Jim” steal my money, yet refuses to accept responsibility or act on the issue. I’ve reported him to several agencies and he denies accountability.


Complaints from other customers

To give you a better sense of his character, along with being formally arrested for theft and conning me, “Jim Logan” has also ripped off a number of other folks. If you search “Logan Props” online, some of the very first results are complaints from past customers who never received the items they’d commissioned or received them last minute and in poor shape. Here are just a handful of them.

The first is a warning from deviantArt:

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There are even more bad reviews from that thread:

The same user cross-posted their story to Reddit and the replies are filled with similar accounts from other victims.

Commenter Olivia has also been waiting for her props for three years.

Even big names in the community aren’t safe. Meg Turney is a well known personality and host at Rooster Teeth:

An entire post on Tumblr from a costumer named Phillip who was stiffed on several items.

Someone else owed pieces for a Scarlet Witch costume.

A past victim, who prefers to remain anonymous, sent me these screenshots of their conversation with “Jim.” They obviously never received their items:


Michael ordered a mask for NYCC 2014 for $200 and has still not received his items. Instead, he’s been met with sarcasm and unprofessionalism:


Rick was invoiced and paid in full for several items. The turnaround time says 10 weeks right there on the receipt. He hasn’t received anything, over a year later. I’d like you to note that this is a perfect example of how “Jim” changes his business alias. As you can see from the screenshots below, Rick paid “Snikt Shop.” That page is now defunct, as is the attached Paypal. Rick had to work to track “Jim” down at his new page, LoganProps… since “Jim,” of course, didn’t bother to inform him of the change. Wonder why?


Ryan paid $450 for a Captain America suit back when Logan Props was called “Snikt Shop.” These messages begin almost two years ago and, as expected, the goods were never received:


Identity Shift has been waiting for his Red Hood helmet for fifteen months and has only received snarky replies from “Jim.” Meanwhile, “Jim” is actually making new Red Hood helmets… but only to sell in his online shop, rather than for a customer who paid for it in advance over a year ago.

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Then there’s Christopher, who has been struggling to get the Iron Man gauntlet owed to him for some time now:

“Jim” has repeatedly appeared on the Replica Prop Blacklist group.

There exists an entire forum thread of more than 45 pages dedicated to his practices, full of a ton of customer complaints.

Even 4Chan warns against this guy!

If that’s not enough, you can just visit the Jim Logan Etsy (edit: his Etsy has since been deleted either because he didn’t want the negative review to be public or because Etsy finally caught on to his scam– are you surprised?), where a very recent review shows the exact same trend of “goods not delivered.”

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Those that do receive their items aren’t always pleased, either. Check out this posting by past customer Callum:

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As you can probably tell, the situations are all very similar—a person commissions “Jim,” “Jim” agrees and promises delivery usually by a specific date, customer pays, “Jim” fails to deliver and conveniently disappears or stops answering messages entirely. Brilliant.

I mean, “Jim”/David even has complaints filed against him in the Better Business Bureau, though you’ll have trouble finding ‘em because he moves around so much that the BBB has trouble contacting him:

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His reputation is so bad that he was removed from the Geekie Awards, a huge ceremony honoring creators where he was scheduled to act as a judge. They did their research regarding his business practices and nicked him from the panel.

Announcement that he’d been brought on as a judge (courtesy of Test Eagle):

Removal as a judge:

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On top of it all, he overcharges for these alleged recasts, and the person from the following clip even claims he stole photos for his website in an attempt to bully.

What you can do

Bottom line: AVOID THIS PERSON. Do not do business with “Jim Logan” / David Eugene Winant Jr. / Snikt Shop / Logan Props / I Am Your Heroes / Dave Produx / Outlaw Produx or Productions / JLFX or any other name he cooks up. Most importantly, share this post so that your friends and the cosplay community can hear the warning. He’s going to try to fight back because, as is obvious by the screenshots and Christopher’s video above, he has a habit of getting rather rude and publicly passive aggressive when called out with the truth… but that’s a hurdle I’m willing to face because people need to know.

If you’re looking to commission someone for anything cosplay-related, by the way, Abby Dark-Star posted a great piece on how to research businesses.

This is a man who willingly steals from people who save their pennies to cosplay superheroes—figures that are supposed to embody righteousness. He’s the antithesis of everything that the community stands for and he does not deserve the right kind of attention.

If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section below and I’ll try my best to answer. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share. PSA over!


11/4/14: After six months of no contact, “Jim Logan” finally sent me back a message. Today. Right after I posted this article. I wonder why? Our exchange is below:

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11/5/14: David/”Jim” deleted the following comment on his Facebook when it reached nearly 80 likes:


He also posted this public message about cosplayers being “irrelevant” to his work:

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11/7/14: Apparently spooked by all the negative press (this story has also been run on bigger sites like The Mary Sue and Bleeding Cool), he’s been deactivating and reactivating his sites regularly. Which is totally fine, because by now this post has been seen 134,000 times on this blog alone. We’ve prevented people from getting scammed, and that was the purpose all along.

By the way, the folks at Planet Platypus whipped up an article about their rocky relationship with “Jim” as an event host, rather than a prop-maker. Definitely worth a read if you want a different look into his character.

I will note that he is obsessively stalking my pages and personally messaging my supporters or any other victims who post their experiences, often rather rudely. But please don’t hesitate to come forward, because your voice matters!

11/11/14: “Jim” posted a “short” (actually 4,000 word) statement regarding recent criticisms. It’s… yeah. The Mary Sue posted a great follow-up summarizing it, but here’s an archive of the original post if you have about an hour to kill. Naturally, the post has been flooded with comments from angry consumers, who he has been answering with nothing but snark and immaturity. Some highlights:

  • [About me:] “You know you could have just showed some cleavage and ‘made it’ like some of the other cosplay girls, but hey…..” Wait, what?
  • “I am CRAZY behind, by about 100 orders.” Some people have been waiting as long as three years. When they’ve tried to contact him, he ignored and/or blocked them on social media. At this point, coupled with the ridiculous backlog he’s eagerly admitted to, we don’t actually have hope of seeing our items. I’m not sure how any business owner could get to this point without deliberate, fraudulent intent. For example, he accepted a new order, with a deadline, knowing that it would be impossible to fill on time with 99 more waiting to be finished.
  • “…this stuff is not new, it has been going on for a few years….has not slowed me down yet, but this is the largest scale to date. It all started when I got into the entertainment end, wait…you can’t be a ‘geek’ person, make props, have awesome hair , and be THAT GUY! get back in the basement and stay away from the boobies!!!” Narcissism aside, yeah, no kidding. The most common question on his post is “why don’t you offer refunds?” The answer is in one of the screenshots I posted earlier in the article, dated January 2013, when Logan Props was called Snikt Shop: he can’t even if he wanted to. Back then, over a year ago, “Jim” had already admitted he was far too backed up on orders and financially unable to provide refunds… yet he continued to accept new orders into August 2014, including mine.
  • “As announced I am shooting to be CAUGHT up and done with this ‘community’ by the new year. …and YES, if I have a professional project deadline for company or studio that will always get bumped ahead of cosplay orders…. and YES, any actual customer who felt it necessary to attack me online in some kind of twisted attempt to satisfy the issue, attack me PERSONALLY that is – I have put them at the end of the line and told them so.” So instead of apologizing (he “doesn’t believe in sorry”) and trying to make amends with the customers he’s wronged, as any sensible business would do, he insults the community on which he founded his success and openly admits that he plans to hold consumers’ money hostage and play favorites according to who values his/her cash the least. Plus, projects that give him more press will always take priority over everything else, regardless of how long folks have been waiting for what they paid for.
  • “I want a lot of money like every one else, I have been struggling for years trying to make my passions into my work. It has it’s ups and downs but you will never find me working for the ‘man’.” And yet he brags about having created props for Marvel and huge projects like Bat in the Sun? Huh? “There is a glass ceiling, you can only make so much money before you are rubbing whoever owns these characters the wrong way.” To quote a commenter on TMS… I don’t think that means what you think it means.

But the cherry on the cake to this madness comes from Dee Rich in the comments below. “Jim” has taken to posting photos of “satisfied customers” on his Instagram to counteract the negative press, except he posted Dee’s photo… and she is anything but “satisfied.”

The “#LoganGate” situation has escalated so swiftly that I was invited to speak about it by the folks at Gonzo Radio/Planet Platypus (who also wrote this article about their experiences with “Jim” as a hired host). You can listen to the entire podcast here, which features discussion by Grifter’s Custom Creations, Supercon’s Mike Broder and others with firsthand accounts concerning “Jim’s” practices. My segment begins at 47:30.

5/30/15: Here’s a list of only the victims we know of, compiled by Planet Platypus and I using comments left on “Jim”‘s various shops/pages and messages we received directly from past customers. The amount this man has allegedly stolen is unreal.

Nathan DeLuca – $150 – Winter Soldier arm
Randy Ghul – $400 – Deadpool suit & Red Hood helmet
Cheyanne Elise – $95 – buckle
Ryan Quinn – $450 – Cap costume
Meg Turney (Rooster Teeth) – $125 – misc. items
Jorge Calvo – $60 – Spidey bracers
Delita Heiral – $150 – Wolverine claws & belt
Sonny Meas – $100 – Wolverine claws
Kevin St. Pierre – $120 – Magneto helmet
Tallon Smith – $450 – Wolverine costume
Hero Army (charitable organization) – $350 – Gambit costume & arc reactor
Rene Martinez – $100 – Spidey web pack
Garrett Huson – $1,000 – Game of Thrones armor
Olivia – $100 – misc. items
Jack Ryder – $125 – misc. items
Nathan Blu – $350 – misc. costumes
Joseph Laboca – $350 – Infinity Gauntlet
@Ternab8ter – $440 – custom costume
Mandy – $300 – custom costume
Mange Olsson – $230 – misc. items
Marlene (ilikecomicstoo) 
– $500 – Ghost Rider helmet 
Phillip S. – $637 – multiple costumes
– unspecified amount – Scarlet Witch costume
(I have their contact info) – ~$100 – Wolverine claws
– $380 – Magneto helmet and Darth Maglus mask
Christopher V. 
– $200+ – Iron Man gauntlet and arc reactor
Daniela D. 
– $170 – Harley Quinn hammer
Larry S.
 – $100 – Batman Beyond accessories
Michael F. 
– $200 – Captain Britain mask
(I have their contact info) – $300 – misc. items
Eric K. 
– $1,000 – Winter Soldier arm and Cap costume
Jeremy W. 
– $90 – Cap helmet
Derek W. 
– $150 – Cyclops mask
Florida Supercon – undisclosed amount – Captain America costume
Nick F. – $1,000 – unspecified costumes
Sean H. – $300 – Winter Soldier arm and Black Widow accessories
Rina Writes – $150 – Winter Soldier arm
Abel C. – $100 – Wolverine claws
Stefan D. – undisclosed
Shaun O. – undisclosed
Shahriel S. – $350 – Deadpool costume
Kyle S. – $350 – unspecified costume
Adam G. – undisclosed – Scarlet Witch cape and accessories
Victoria M. – undisclosed
Stacey A. – undisclosed
Rik G. – $1,400 – unspecified costumes
Jonathan M. – $250 – unspecified costumes
Adam P. – $400 – unspecified costumes
Kora Galaxy – $169 – Harley Quinn hammer
BJ Whimpey – undisclosed
Amy Christine – undisclosed

Total: $13,727 (not including undisclosed amounts)

5/28/17: It’s been three years since I first broke this story. “Jim”/David still hasn’t produced my helmet nor returned my money. Obviously, I haven’t given up on informing people of his behavior in an effort to protect potential victims. Some updates:

He tried to create another Etsy shop, despite claiming that he would no longer sell to cosplayers or collectors (see update from 11/5/14). He certainly succeeded in creating it… though it was short-lived after I reported it to Etsy’s Trust & Safety team, which apparently took swift action to terminate both his shop and user account, as they ceased to exist an hour after my report.

Paypal credited my account for half of what he stole from me. In my conversation with Etsy support on Twitter, I tagged PayPal and a representative was kind enough to reach out after all this time. While previous attempts at a resolution with PayPal failed, this agent seemed much more sympathetic and credited me back half of what David stole. The money didn’t come from David’s pocket and isn’t the full amount, but it’s still comforting to know that PayPal is genuinely concerned and is now truly monitoring the situation. If you’ve also been a victim of this man, please do reach out to PayPal Support on Twitter, even if you’ve contacted them by different means in the past.

He still works with Bat in the Sun. After this story first broke, many took issue with the popular YouTube account Bat in the Sun, which frequently hired David for prop work despite his poor reputation. Aaron Schoenke, a co-founder, reached out to me in a private message at the time (see conversation pasted below). He apologized for everyone’s frustrations with David/”Jim” and gave his word that while they would use the pieces he’d already created for them, they would not hire him again until “Jim” had sorted out his messes with customers. I’ve kept this conversation under wraps for three years because Aaron asked me to, but as Bat in the Sun is clearly still working with him (see screenshots) despite Aaron’s promise, I don’t see why I can’t come forward now. That such a clearly successful company would continue to use the services of someone who’s stolen so much despite their awareness is very disheartening. Disclaimer: Bat in the Sun works on productions for other companies, and I can’t fault those companies for not being aware of who BitS employs. Aaron, however? He can’t claim ignorance.


5/30/17: Aaron sent me the message below, but I was unable to answer, as you can see. Going to go ahead and assume I’ve been blocked, as I can’t even look up his account, but my friends sure can. So much for talking!

He did pop up in the comments of my Facebook fan page with this nonsensical response to someone else. Long story short: Aaron (and Bat in the Sun, by proxy) doesn’t actually care.

If YOU were a victim of the LoganProps or Snikt Shop scam, you can report your experiences to the following agencies:

  1. File a dispute in the PayPal Resolution Center, with your credit card company and/or with your bank. If it’s within a certain window of time, you’re almost guaranteed to get your money back. If it’s been too long, you can still call to file a claim (report) and inform PayPal of fraud. When I paid for my item, I was asked to send the money to a PayPal account that was not “Jim’s.” Either because he doesn’t have an account or because his own was frozen, he often uses friends’, including someone by the name of Bryan Pedrazzoli. If you realize you sent money to an account that wasn’t “Jim’s”/David’s, call up PayPal directly and report that, since doing so is against the company’s guidelines.
  2. IC3: an organization in conjunction with the FBI that specifically deals with wire fraud. The online form is easy to fill out.
  3. Attorney General for your state. You just have to Google “Attorney General” with your state name and it’ll take you to his or her site. If you click around, there’s always some kind of business complaint form you can fill out and submit online. You can also do this for the Attorney General in California, which is where he currently resides.
  4. Similarly, you can report him online for wire fraud to the Federal Trade Commission.
  5. Your local law enforcement is always an option, though it’s best to come prepared with printed documentation of your exchanges and receipts, which can serve as legally binding contracts.
  6. BBB (though he’s been reported previously to little effect, especially since he moves so much they have trouble contacting him). This is more of a general consumer warning group and does not actively take action for the complainant.

You can follow the story as it progresses on my own Twitter and Facebook.


  1. Amy D. November 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Thanks for the warning!!! I actually started looking into prop makers for a helmet I’m thinking of getting, and it’s good to know to stay the hell away from this loser.

    1. GERARD KENNELLY May 30, 2017 at 12:38 PM

      i was gonna buy something for $200

  2. identity shift November 4, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Well done piece. Heres a run down on my situation. In june 2013 I paid jim……errr dave. To do a deadpool suit for me I said if it came out well I’d order a red hood helmet. Jim offers me a killer discount if I order both at the same time. The suit was supposed to be $400 initially and he would do the helmet for $100. Considering most helmets cost $250+ I jumped on this. (Note:a deal is only good if you recieve what you paid for) I paid jim the $500 and was given a 8 week eta. So as many know jim is a nice guy when you’re on his side and as long as you don’t criticize him, tell the truth, get angry or post on “the loser board”( Jim earned my respect when he was more than willing to offer suggestions and tips which greatly helped me as a beginning props maker (I am happy to say I am now more capable then jim. Mainly because I deliver to my customers) I was new to the whole paypal thing and didn’t realize there was only a 45 day limit to disputes so I gave him time to finish other deadlines since I really didn’t have one because every time I checked in it was after dragon con or after comikozi ect. So finally toward october I got on him for neglecting my commision and working on personal projects and that I wanted something by the 20th for a con he promised he could have the red hood helmet done quickly since he made the bat in the sun armor in a week and because he wasn’t able to do the suit because his seamstress quit. Fast forward to march. I recieved no merch and saw little to no progress. So I did something crazy and offered him a compromise that benefitted him. I said forget the suit how bout just the armor pieces and the helmet. I’m still waiting. ….. the red hood helmet he was working on has since disapeared but strangely the red hood helmey he sells looks much like the gcfx (gotham city fx) helmet his buddy terry was recasting. Also he’s been sending out red hood helmets but not to the person who comissioned it. Instead I get to see him post on instagram all the restraunts he eats at or all the places he travels on my dime.

  3. Paul November 4, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    What a dick

  4. Mandy November 4, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    I have lived with him before, and also done business.. I have had a HORRIBLE experience with him on multiple occasions and if anyone wants t o know my story I would be more than happy to share it.

    1. Amelia Bee November 5, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      Oh please do, I’m DYING to know what he’s like as a roommate.

    2. Jason King March 2, 2018 at 11:38 AM

      Hello i just purchased a superman suit from his ebay page as of this morning. would like to know your experience with him. should i be worried??

  5. Billy November 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    I had a commission from him awhile back, though he is not the best at responding, I did however get the costume. It broke a little too easily however, so i sent it back to him to fix. He did indeed fix it, but it took ages to get back. My personal experience is, he gets the job done, just waits till the very last minute. This was a few years back, so who knows now.

    1. Marlene November 4, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Unfortunately the last minute has already passed for me. The event I needed this prop for has long since passed. I paid him six months ago, and he’s just now answered my messages– today!– because I posted this. It should not take a public outcry to get a response for something you’ve paid for.

  6. Sarah November 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Hey there, slarson802 from DeviantArt here to chime in…if you look at my journal post, there are 96 comments from people, all complaining about him. Other than the one person he sent to defend him. This guy is a joke. I don’t understand how he keeps getting away with this.

  7. Pamela November 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    This looks like a small claims case. You’d win, hands down. You don’t need an attorney either.

    1. Marlene November 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM

      It absolutely would be, but unfortunately he’s out of state. I’d have to appear in his county for the court date; the plane ticket alone would negate any winnings. I truly appreciate the advice, though!

      1. xero November 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM

        you can roll the cost of the ticket into the settlement amount

      2. Scott Jacobs November 6, 2014 at 11:44 AM

        Now, I’m not a lawyer, but I do know that often judges will include the cost of a suit (travel, etc) into the cost of a Small Claims settlement.

        I would recommend perhaps looking into it.

        In fact, it seems that Small Claims in FL is for matters under $5,000, excluding costs, interest, and legal fees.

      3. Jessica November 12, 2014 at 6:25 PM

        This might sound like a weird suggestion but can you contact a TV show like Judge Judy? With the current publicity, they might jump on this. I’m not sure what they can do legally but it’s worth a shot.

  8. Ash November 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Jeez. What a jerk. I’ll be sure to pass this around to my con groups, Facebook and other media outlets. I’m sorry you had such a shitty experience.

  9. Skadi November 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    As a cosplayer, I can only imagine how devastating not getting your order in time for a con would have been. Especially after paying a large amount of money. I appreciate you taking the time to post this article!

    1. GERARD KENNELLY May 30, 2017 at 12:41 PM

      @ Skadi

      he sounds like a bully

  10. Wolfram Creative November 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    The Red Hook mask is a reworked recast from a GCFX Hero/ Villain mask. I’m the designer, sculptor, and moldmaker for the original piece. I recognize my work when I see it. It’s a same people are so bold they have to steal someone else’s work.

  11. Tasha November 4, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Well guess I know whom to stay away from. I will share this in the cosplay communities.

  12. Tony November 4, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Thanks for doing this. I’ve known a few guys who have been screwed by him. I’ll be sure to never buy from him. He ruins it for all of us.

  13. ashley November 4, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Wow, you have no idea how close I was to contacting this guy for a commission. Thank goodness I had a small, unexpected expense come up n put it off for a couple weeks to get the money back. A cosplayer friend shared this with me. Thank you so much!!!

  14. ----- November 5, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    This guy is the shiftiest.
    He added me on Facebook a while back, and did his classic: “Thanks for the add!”
    After observing his work for a few months a cosplayer friend posted something on how he was an A$$. I didn’t thoroughly look into it, but did take note of how he creeped me out by sending me random Hi’s and Hey’s, to which the two times I did respond, not a word back (not that I wanted one to begin with). After a while I ended up unfriending him, only for him to shoot me another friend request 3 weeks later.
    I was utterly skeeved out by the fact that out of all his many (many?) Facebook ‘friends’ I was added again.

    I realized I wasn’t scammed, or provoked in any way.
    I just felt a bit uncomfortable with him all together.

    I’m glad you posted this, I am now infuriated as to how (ANYONE) he could do this.
    Even more so as to how he could message me hey on Facebook (not much, but enough to creep me out.), but none of his clients back.

    1. Heather November 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      Yea he send me PM’s like that aswell on Facebook

  15. Forrest November 5, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Thanks for doing this!
    To my dismay I recommended him to a friend and he cheated my friend out of 700$
    I frequent Florida cons and when he comes around he knows to stay out of my neighborhood. I am glad someone stood up and said something. If you are ever in orlando stop by Player one video game bar. Ill make sure to hook you up the girlfriend works there.

    1. Marlene November 5, 2014 at 12:14 AM

      $700?! I am so sorry that happened to your friend. Please tell them they’re free to post here about their own experiences and spread the word about this guy, because that’s just awful.

      As it so happens I’m heading to Orlando at the end of the year. I’ll see if I can stop by, thank you!

    2. Anthony Morejon November 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      I live in Downtown Orlando and never heard of your bar. I might check it out! Sounds awesome! Kinda like the Geek Easy, right?

    3. Scarlett November 5, 2014 at 6:22 PM

      I live in the Orlando area, Player One is definitely one of my favorite bars, next to Cloak and Blaster (near UCF).

  16. Sebby November 5, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    Typical that he instantly jumps to the conclusion that you don’t have a lawyer only to wrap up his comment about your website getting more hits because of him.

    Granted, that might be the case. But at least we all know that you only got the hits because you were willing to speak up about what happened to you. The possible TRUTH, unlike some people we know.

    Not that I am picking sides, personally. As a former cosplayer, I can understand the desire to have the best of the best. Cosplaying is an expensive task and missing that opportunity to do it right is upsetting. I find it rather unfortunate that he’s involved in the cosplay world yet he’s consistently failed to meet said desires of his cosplaying clients. Now that…. is not good business at all.

    As a business owner myself, one needs to understand that meeting the needs of your clients is important. Repeating excuses about deadlines and an overflowing inbox just gets old. People lose interest and start to see it as nothing more than just another excuse for a shoddy job. And if those excuses are legit, then perhaps he needs to re-evaluate his business.

    If he can’t keep up with client requests, then he needs to start turning them down or get people to help him. Either that or come up with another plan. I say it in that way because I don’t know how many people he has working with him or how many projects he really gets. I only know what’s been stated in this article.

    For now, I am curious as to how this story will develop and will continue to remain on the sidelines and I look forward to the end result. If he really is conning, then he needs to have his business licenses revoked, pay those people back and whatever other punishment comes his way.

  17. Caitlin November 5, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Dude is probably a sociopath and has chicks locked in his basement.
    Pisses me off he’d use a Wolverine moniker…he doesn’t deserve it.

    1. GERARD KENNELLY May 30, 2017 at 12:42 PM

      @ Caitlin

      should have called himself ..

  18. Victoria November 5, 2014 at 2:19 AM

    sadly, my friend and I ordered from him as well, but we’re international purchases and we’re not sure what we can do to get our money back at this point =/

  19. Michael November 5, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    He seems fond of legal intervention, perhaps it would be worth the investment for some to band together and present a class action lawsuit. If enough people have well documented cases against him then doing so would almost assuredly drive him out of business permanently and with any luck he’d face bankruptcy or jail time. I’ve also heard that in cases like this it’s not strange for the losing party (him) to have to flip the entire bill; travel, lawyer fees, and full product reimbursement.

    1. Courtney Fox May 31, 2017 at 12:56 PM

      How in the hell has no one taken him to court?!?!?!?

  20. Brianna November 5, 2014 at 3:15 AM

    NEVER pay ANYONE…not even me more than 1/2 up front. If someone insists on full payment up front they could very well be a scammer. Unless you are on a shopping site of course they have thier own ways of dealing with scammers but in general 50% up front is the norm….seond payment on delivery. Three payments for a costly item would not be out of the question but NEVER pay 100% up front.

  21. J November 5, 2014 at 3:52 AM

    What a douche, it’s a shame people like this continue to get away with it.

  22. Erik November 5, 2014 at 4:20 AM

    I am known as TK1055 and did the video showing how you can build the same claws he sold. Shortly after posting the video I was informed by a friend that he had taken photos from my facebook page and was using them in an attempt to bully me into taking down the video. He and his cronies attempted to make fun of the fact I am a bigger guy. In return his website was shut down for a period of time due to my sending a DCMA request to his web host about the photos.

  23. loki14 November 5, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    Thank you for the warning! That guy is an ass. I hope the best for you and I hope you get your money Back. If not, sue that ass hat!

  24. Thranduil November 5, 2014 at 5:13 AM

    I want to kill this guy.

  25. Scammed November 5, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    November 2011 – he posts that he has a prop for sale, ready to ship. I jump on it and pay the $200 for the piece, which is already finished and just needs to be shipped.

    October 2012 – almost a full year later, after multiple contacts, I receive it. And it is obviously not the same prop he posted pictures of the year prior. It also is poorly pieced together, a Gambit staff that bends to one side, doesn’t light up very well, and doesn’t look worth the money I paid.

    NYCC 2012 – standing in a crowd, I find myself beside another Gambit… Whose staff I recognize immediately. It was the actual staff I was supposed to be sold. Shoddy and shitty. The kid also received light up cards that were posted by Jim as being broken, but he decided not to remake them and send the busted prop to the guy anyway.

    Another friend ordered a large prop from him that needed fixing after he actually received it. Jim took it back to repair and my friend hasn’t seen it since.

    Another friend has waited over 3 years for props that he hasn’t seen.

    This needs to be posted everywhere, linked on every forum and community. Avoid this guy like the plague. He’s done enough damage.

  26. blackfoxx November 5, 2014 at 5:47 AM

    word is in NewZealand if he even is seen by us we will personally rip him to pices………good day

  27. Anonymous November 5, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    Just wanted to say for $500, you don’t really need a lawyer. Go to small claims court and file suit. Call the cops and report the case and ask them to make an arrest. A lawyer might make your process easier but typically for small claims, you are not claiming enough to pay off a lawyer and therefore, no lawyers are involved. Maybe talk to a lawyer and see what kind of free advice you can get about it. Go to a community college and find a law professor and seek advice – that’s always free :). That said, never pay full price in the future for anything up front. At the most it is 50% down payment (max) and the other 50% on receipt of item. Now you know what you might want to study when you grow up – business with an emphasis on business law :P By the way… don’t threaten him about calling the cops. Do it or don’t, don’t even let him know it is coming, otherwise, he might never respond to you. Cops get involved and IPs can be tracked :) Play smart if you want your money back. If anything, cause him some grief. Make sure you don’t give out any of your own personal information, especially to him.

    1. Courtney Fox May 31, 2017 at 12:59 PM

      Yeeeeees, all these people and no class action lawsuit? Not reported to the law? THERE IS HIS MUGSHOT FOR LESS THAN 100. And he owes 13,000 to a hundred plus individuals!!

    2. Wanda carleton June 15, 2017 at 11:10 AM

      These are civil cases and unless its a grand larceney case no cops will arrest

  28. Anonymous November 5, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    scratch the “growing up”. hahaha… I will smack my ownself for that comment :) but at least now you have some extra advice and possibly ideas which you might or might not have before.

  29. Rex Masters November 5, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    I’ve been stitched out of $75 for a custom cosplay sword from fantasy props. I don’t think it is Jim Logan but who knows. But I just want to share that site as a warning too >.<

  30. Vex November 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    If you end up in a mess like this again and the paypal claim date is up,contact your bank and distute the charge.Take note of the dates and save the unanswered emails.You have a chance of getting all that money back.I had to do it recently and unless he can prove he sent the commissioned piece,you are good to go.

  31. Elle November 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    I may just be having an issue… But I think he may have removed his “logan props” facebook page. Yesterday i could find it, and today I can’t!

  32. RacerMachX November 5, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    As far as his various sites (Logan props, iamyourheros, thejimlogan..) going dark,
    Its probably due to him prepping for a name change / re-branding. It could also be damage control and misdirection for his followers: deleting any comments or post regarding his scam. If you look at his prior history, Outlaw Produx, sniktshop…, it follows the same path.

    1. Elle November 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      That is probably what is happening. Iamyourhero went dark to.

  33. Heather November 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    I think it’s hilariously cute that he just keeps playing the woe is me card, and that he hasn’t done anything wrong. “You messaged me once I see asking about status. Nothing since, no sign of being upset.” LOL What?! Why do his customers have to get upset to get a response (and not even their product)? Dude. That’s called “being polite” and not trying to be rude, you know, common sense sort of stuff. His lack of response, and him acting like absolutely nothing is wrong and that he ACTUALLY THINK HE’S HELPING BY BEING AN ASS is absolutely disgusting. As a business owner myself, when you agree upon a date, YOU FOLLOW THROUGH. Or you better have a damn good reason, like you’re in the hospital about to die, for why you haven’t finished something. And even then, you either refund that money, or *talk* with your customer. For him to just sit there and be like “I don’t know why people keep trying to bring me down” crap, well maybe it’s because you suck at what you do? There wouldn’t be *so many* different people complaining about you if it was just a one time thing that you messed up. The fact this kind of story has gone around on a multi-yearly basis tells me all I need to know. He may do fine work. He may be fine as a friend. But he’s crap in any aspect of being an honest businessman.

  34. Ali November 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Report his facebook page as a scam

  35. Wat!? November 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Sweet jeebus, some cosplayers are willing to shell out half a grand to slackjawed frauds just to make costume pieces that I could fart out in a week for half the price!?

    Sounds like I need to get in on this business.

  36. Bronson November 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Over two years ago, he took payment of $150 from me to complete some shin armor I wanted.

    After repeated attempts to get either the armor or the money back, I’ve still got neither.

  37. RacerMachX November 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Paypal has changed the time limit for dispute.
    “Dispute Filing Window”
    “We’re increasing the time for buyers to file a merchandise dispute (Item Not Received and Significantly Not as Described) from 45 days to 180 days. All references in the User Agreement to “Opening a Dispute within 45 days” have been updated to reflect “Opening a Dispute within 180 days.” The Sections these changes appear include the Introduction, 3.15, 13.2 and 13.5.”
    I do believed that it is grandfathered to older purchase. Even if it has pasted the 180 days, you might still get your $ back. I know people who contacted their bank and credit co. , explained their situation and was refunded $ even months later. Be persistence and elevate to a manager / supervisor if needed. Hopefully you might get something back.

  38. Amelia Bee November 5, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Your story sounds IDENTICAL to the one I had with Michelle Tuley, aka Pink Label Fashions, aka Pink Label Corsets, aka Tuley’s Creations. Been three years since she scammed me out of $200 and vanished into the blue yonder, only to reopen as a costume and prop shop in Illinois.

  39. MG November 5, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Dude needs to have police reports filed against him for fraud and then needs to be arrested and charged with multiple counts and put away…

  40. David H. November 5, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    I have dealt with this type of person before, and it sucks that so many people get taken by this sort of, well let’s be honest, sociopath. Reading your exchanges in their entirety after the fact, it is easy to see the warning signs, and they are identical to an experience I had with another individual. My thoughts, for what they’re worth-

    1. I am immediately leery of anyone I don’t know who starts of a potential business transaction with me with “Hey.”

    2. I try to sense if the person is thinking about me as a customer, or I’m just a sounding board for them to brag about themselves. Here, this is clearly all about him and his ego. Look how everything he writes is something that is designed to point back at him (I particularly love how he deflects by bringing up the traffic his story brings to your site, like that has anything to do with anything).

    3.Verbosity. He is very in love with his “bro-pro” writing voice. So much so, that it is clear (from one of the links with another stiffed customer) that his ‘secretary’ is really him because they write in identical voices.

    4. At no point, ANYWHERE, with anyone that I could see, does he attempt to defend himself, and certainly not in the way a professional business person wold defend themselves. When called out or challenged for his foul practices, he defaults to the typical sociopathic “Who me?-How COULD you?!-You’ll be sorry.” response.

    I am for sorry you (and everyone else) who got taken by this loser. Thank you for sharing.

  41. Jane November 5, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    This is bullshit! the guy is obviously a scammer and his response to you was completely rude this guys name is gonna be mud when all the cosplayers are done with him because we don’t stand for that shit in our community! Its obvious that he is picking and choosing what orders he fills and keeping whatever money he gets he just uses for what he wants and thats not fair honestly if it was me I would be doing everything I could to sue him for the money back AND make sure that he never does business again!!

  42. RacerMachX November 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    David H.

    Your analysis is so amazing insightful and spot on , that if you don’t mind, I would invite you to discuss you views on board regarding this scammer. or If you prefer not , i would ask to paste your observation to the board. Thanks

    1. Matt H May 30, 2017 at 1:05 PM

      That’s a great idea! The RPF is a huge website for cosplayers and I’ve seen many go there looking for and asking about people who could make them costumes and props.
      Warning them of this scam artist would be a great way to help save further people from getting scammed

  43. V3ry November 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    What a douche

  44. David H. November 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    @RacerMachX Go right ahead and copy/paste, and thank you.

  45. Bystander November 5, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    I’m not sure why this is just NOW coming to light, since this has been going on since like 2010. I remember a friend of mine showed me this mugshot in like late 2011/early 2012, and we just all had a good laugh.

    I’m facebook friends with this guy, and after a while I think I just hid all his posts. They were all annoying as fuck and just like narcissistic pictures of him, along with progress shots…which I kind of knew they couldn’t be legit. I’ve seen this guy’s work in person several times; he was really big in the FL convention-scene before he became a notorious household name amongst local cosplayers. The quality of the work didn’t quite add up to what was posted online.

    I’ve only talked to him briefly a few times in like 2011, he seemed pretty cool, but that was about it. I always like to craft my own things when it comes to cosplay, so his props never called my attention in wanting to commission him to make something for me.

    However, I have lost track of how many good friends of mine, and people on my facebook account have fallen victim to this guy. He has easily taken thousands from them as a whole. I’m seriously surprised this guy isn’t in jail yet for all his thievery.

    Hopefully by people sharing this, he will stop acting like an immature prick, own up to what he’s done and get what he deserves.

  46. GL November 5, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Why has no one filed criminal charges against him for theft by deception?

  47. Hellbender November 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    I got 2 words for you: Judge Judy

    (maybe have several harmed “customers” sue this prick at once – I’m sure she’d love to rip him a new one on national TV)

  48. Nicole November 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    I find it somewhat humorous when people pull the “look at the hits you’ve gotten me now ;)” bullshit. Because becoming more known as a sociopath scammer is great for business or something. If people have followed him, it’s probably just to see what kinda ridiculous stuff he’ll pull next like watching some horrible reality tv show, not to actually do business with him. Just to pretty much laugh at him. Nobody in their right mind would actually ever send him money after reading about how horrible he is. Clearly, he’s got some issues.

  49. Makey November 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    This is so crazy, I’ve known about this guy for a few years now because I’m a South Florida cosplayer and I had no idea he was such a scammer asshole. Thank you for the warning and I am so sorry about this happening to you!!!

  50. Anon November 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Also to add, he moved to FL to avoid his crimes in New Jersey.

    1. Marlene November 5, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      And then from FL to CA. Slippery guy!

  51. Fulgora77 November 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Wow, stealing from other artists and his customers. This guy is a real walking, talking POS.

    1. Marlene November 5, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      Holy cow, I’m so sorry this happened to you! Thanks for the comprehensive break-down. I’m updating the article with your gallery.

  52. David H. November 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Oh, his follow-ups are priceless. I would LOVE for him to, as any reputable professional would be able to, name ANY studio or commercial client that he has/is working for. I mean, providing references is something ethical professionals do. I can say with a fair amount of certainty, that if he was asked to name even ONE studio client that he’s working for (and anyone doing business with him, cosplayer or not, has the right to ask), he would say he signed some non disclosure contract that prevents him from publicly mentioning clients’ names. But really, it’s because those clients likely don’t exist.

  53. Christina November 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Why isn’t anyone complaining to the police? Warnings over the internet? Ridiculous. Take him to the court with a good lawyer. Make a lawsuit against him, for God’s sake.

  54. Anthony November 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    I remember back from 2011-12 I used to follow his page religiously because he posted cool stuff and I always dreamed of getting a job and doing commissions from him. Strange enough, I had cosplay friends all over who told me he was a hack but I didn’t listen. December of 2012 happened and he offered 10 bucks for Deadpool belt buckles. Of course, I jumped on that and after 3-4 months I got it. Funny enough, he didn’t make my buckle when I ordered it, he already had them made so I have no idea why it took him so long. Also the belt buckles didn’t even come with a back to buckle it onto my belt and when I asked him why he never told me I just got some run-around and yadda yadda.

  55. Einar November 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    I just ran into this browsing imgur, I wish there was something I could do to help alleviate you all of this jackass. I personally do not cosplay, but have multiple friends that do and I will make sure to pass along the message. The dude should be banned from every con.

  56. Kelly November 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    This creep also tried to grope my ass at DragonCon about a year ago. It was the only negative experience I’ve had while Cosplaying. Thank you for writing this article, I hope this guy burns into oblivion.

  57. Scott Johnson November 5, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Small claims court? This is a criminal matter, not a civil one. He’s stolen money from you. If I were you, I’d be contacting the magistrate in his city or county and swearing out a criminal warrant.

  58. Lani November 5, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    I have read and shared your article! Thank you for writing this, and bringing this to light – he actually friended me earlier in Oct …now I know to stay away and to tell others about him & his business.

    1. Kent November 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      I’ve had a couple of dealings with “Jim”. And before things went sour we had quite a number of entertaining discussions. Here’s some facts.

      1. There’s no point in trying to sue him because he has absolutely no money. You could win every court case, but he’s got nothing to take.
      2. He does do some fine work. The Deapool costume I bought (which I think he may have “sold” to several people!) was absolutely top of the line.
      3. An excellent way to protect yourself is to get a credit card with purchase protection. When you report a fraudulent purchase to the card company they refund your money and then send collection agents to the source to collect. And credit card companies have agents in every damned city in the world. Plus they can get access to people’s bank accounts. And trust me, they WILL get their money back. I fact I’m pretty sure that’s the only reason I got my Deadpool costume. It showed up a week after I called MasterCard.

  59. Mike T. November 5, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    He did the same thing to me for over $500.00 and stretched it past paypals 45 day policy. Best thing to do if someone else is in this situation is to file a claim with your bank. I was able to get my money back that way.

  60. K.M. November 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    I’ve read through the entire post and all of the comments here and while you guys are all very much in the right to be angry about this jerk’s morals and blatant thievery, what I am even more angry at is his flippant remarks about cosplayers not being worth his time. I believe the word “irrelevant” was used. How can anyone, ANYONE, be still sending him commission requests or liking his pages with his views on the very community that helped fund him for years? He is an ass who needs to be brought to task for his actions for sure and let him know that not only is his actions unacceptable, but also his demeanor towards his client base is definitely NOT OK!

    1. Marlene November 6, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      I agree. He turns on the community that built him his business so easily. :(

  61. S. November 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    What an idiot. He totally overlooked the fact that news of these kind of problems spreads like wildfire? Repeatedly rebranding will never work when you’ve well established a terrible reputation, just makes you look like even more of a joke.
    Though in saying that.. how on earth does he keep getting business, and an apparently steady stream of people wanting work from him?

  62. Becca November 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Wow, what a loser. Reminds me of a chick who said they’d sell me their SeeU headset for $15. She stopped replying after I sent the money. I got it refunded though. People like this can go choke on a dick or something. He should be embarrassed.

  63. Identity Shift November 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    so a few things for anyone who wants to something with the information.

    Known accomplices:
    Terry Mcgennis:
    Bryan Pedrazzoli:
    feel free to leave bryan a business review at :

    what else you can do.
    Message Bat in sun and its director Aaron Schoenke and explain your displeasure that they are promoting a know scam artist
    Bat in the sun:

    and feel free to message Jason David Frank as well. JDF is involved in the new super power beat down. he claims he reads every post people leave and cares about his fans. I imagine he’d be disgusted in knowing he supported a con artist
    Jason David Frank:

  64. Sam H. November 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Thank you SO MUCH for the warning. I’ll be sure to try and steer clear of this person and his products; sometimes I wonder how a person can stoop so low as to preying upon people who just want a decent cosplay prop/collector’s item.

  65. Michael November 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Seriously enough people seem to have been robbed bluntly. Can’t police be brought into this?

  66. Jimmy November 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    I hope this man goes to jail for all the scams he has pulled.

  67. Liz Katz November 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    On the one hand I understand being buried under a mountain of orders. (I myself end up shipping things out late that aren’t builds like this (3-4 weeks average) as I am only one person) And I work and deal with a lot of artists and always pay the full amount up front (As a artist or designer you should NEVER accept partial payments. If you feel particularly trusting you can take 50% but I really don’t recommend it as it is very easy to be stuck with a costume you created and out of the remaining balance.) I’ve usually ordered through etsy so there is a rating system, and I’ve yet to have a no show on a costume. I’ve had some very late arrivals (3 months) but as these are custom items that can sometimes be expected. I’m by no means defending this guy. He may or may not be intentionally ripping people off. But as far as people’s views towards other artists, you need to realize that these things are usually one of a kind. Each piece takes time and money. Don’t let one alleged con man change your views on what people who make costumes deserve. Just be a smart consumer and look at reviews prior to making a purchase. Most artists are great people who want you to be happy and look awesome in their work!

  68. chad delp November 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    wow. I just cant believe people take advantage of people like that. Shame on him.
    -chad delp

  69. Justin November 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    ^ is a really long thread of many people that were scammed by a different commissioner. Although this person is not as reputable as the one in this article, still a scammer nonetheless. I was unfortunate enough to commission something from her.

  70. GrayEnvy November 5, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Thanks for putting out more articles like this. Hopefully it will stop others from being victimized. Also I know it’s an insignificant number but you gained 1 new follower to you because you were polite, but assertive and always respectful. Not to mention factual. Thank you.

    1. Marlene November 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Hey, thank you! One is a very significant number and I truly appreciate your support. Thank you for the kind comment!

  71. Jess November 5, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Just an FYI, Paypal has been known to open claims well beyond the 45 day policy for people who are known scammers or have many claims open against them. You just have to call and speak with a rep directly instead of doing it online. So, hopefully you can get something back that way!

  72. Dawn November 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Justin – that thread ( is mine, I’m the one who was scammed out over $1000 for a Loki costume which I was clearly never going to receive…. Things like that, and this situation that so many people have suffered with Logan Props, it just absolutely *sickens* and appalls me. I’ve been in the very same proverbial boat, and you absolutely have my most profound and sincere sympathies!…. But one thing I do see resulting from these events is that the rest of the cosplay community does come together and have something to say about it – we stand by each other, when it’s needed just like this – we’re a family. And that, I feel, is *definitely* something….! *sympathetic pat on the shoulder to all*

  73. Pretty Boy November 5, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    He friends requested me three years ago. he talked to me in messages. He “befriended” me. He told me he was having hard times and was worried about losing his house. I offered to get a commission from him TWO years ago. He said i was getting a “deal” because we were friends. I paid $450 in payments. After asking about the progress, I was give the run around and eventually he unfriended me and blocked me on Facebook. I sent him emails that took forever for him to answer. When answered, they were very snarky. I reported him to the BBB. Since they never responded, it was tossed out. It’s been two years and I have waned as many people as I can, but stupid people will always be stupid. They keep getting screwed by him.

  74. Lea November 5, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    Thank you for sharing your unfortunate story about this jerk! What a scamming loser!!!

  75. | | November 6, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    as a prop maker myself (mostly keyblades) when people as me who to go to for other props i suggest Joe, or Volpin, both people i have met personally and seen firsthand their work

    1. Megan L. November 7, 2014 at 8:25 PM

      Hey, Do you have a site or FB for your keyblades? May be interested! =D

      *at least this can be one good thing to come from this, in addition to educating the public*

  76. M November 6, 2014 at 1:11 AM

    Yep. I had ordered an item some years ago… light up psychic knives for a Psylocke costume. It took him forever to deliver, and even when he did they were NOT as pictured. He said he liked this “new” design better. It was cut out pieces of plastic shittily glued together. I never used them because they look terrible AND fell apart shortly after I unboxed them. Boo!

  77. Skyler November 6, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    Hey thanks or the heads up, i’m sorry you had to deal with him people like that piss me off.I’m an aspiring cosplayer and hope to do one soon so this really opened my eyes and made me think twice about buying before checking people out.

  78. Julia November 6, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    This is in no way trying to slam you or others who’ve been scammed by this guy, but I’m amazed at how many people are so trusting to throw hundreds of dollars at a guy without any sort of contact in place. Any larger priced commission work I’ve done, it’s always been a percentage paid up front, with either payment installments as progress proceeds or paid remaining in full upon proof of completion. This is protection for both me and the buyer. The buyer knows they aren’t being scammed and can see what’s going on as the work progresses and can be satisfied with results easier, and I have proof of work, completion, and results in case the buyer changes their mind last minute or attempts to scam me for a free item (it does happen, just look at ebay). Never EVER pay someone in full, especially that much, up front for uncompleted works.

    Also, I had to roll my eyes when I looked at this guy’s personal FB page. He posted today “This is too easy”. I’m assuming in reference to what has just happened in the last few days.

    1. Marlene November 6, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Looks like that one was just taken down too! Either he removed it himself or hid it. Please keep us posted if he pops up again. Thanks for being so vigilant!

      1. DaelinMallory November 7, 2014 at 1:18 PM

        It’s still up. He’s just hiding it from people.

  79. Kelly November 6, 2014 at 3:58 AM

    Hi just want to inform you and any other people scammed by the guy that might see my comment. I am on facebook in a bunch of action figure trade groups. We(most members in the communities) don’t or haven’t been scammed half as much as it seems this guy has done to you and many others. So I’m a little surprised that most just turn him in to the Better Business Bureau. Well I’m here to tell you and the others, there is a better option. In fact probably THE BEST option for you guys. Report him for wire fraud, he will go to prison if you all report him and give all the evidence against him. Here is some info on the process as copy/pasted from a Toy Scammers Lookout page-

    Resources to report fraud
    If you or a member of your board has been cheated in a purchase or trade, these two links will help punish and potentially recover the stolen items from the ne’er-do-well.Internet fraud includes but is not limited to using the internet to arrange a transaction for the purposes of defrauding the other party. This is NOT the same as a package that can be proven was shipped but not delivered. It includes using a wire transfer service, such as Paypal, to collect payments for merchandise that the ‘seller’ has no intentions of shipping.Mail fraud is a federal offense where a party uses the United States Postal Service in order to collect merchandise through fraudulent dealing or uses the USPS as an unwitting accomplice in an effort to obtain merchandise through deceptive/fraudulent means. Do not forget that if you have a local deal that ends in fraud, your local law enforcement should be contacted as well.

    For pursuing the use of the internet to steal or defraud people you should use this link:

    For pursuing those guilty of mail fraud, use this link:

  80. DarkStar November 6, 2014 at 4:05 AM

    Looks like his new page has already gone down, so has his personal page.

    Seems that Karma may finally be catching up on him, and his stuff is being found and reported faster than he can rebuild it.

    It was probably easy enough to get away with this when it was just one or two people complaining about it, but rather than try and improve things, or quit while he was ahead, he’s kept playing this game, and all the evidence has slowly built up to this point where he cant hide it anymore.

    He can try and play it off that the ‘cosplay community is irrelevant’ to his work, but if he had perhaps treated them with some form of respect, and not attempted to jerk them around, he wouldn’t be in the middle of this storm.

    But looking at his history, I doubt he will learn his lesson, this guy is just going to dig himself deeper and deeper.

  81. TrueXena November 6, 2014 at 4:55 AM

    wow, I just read this whole article, and comments. this is a complete ass! I’m sure there is some way for your bank to get back your money. if not, I’d totally go the way of criminal charges or small claims court. I just feel so bad for anyone who’s dealt with this guy. the only time I didn’t get what was promised on a costume, all I lost was a day of “fitting” & a wood router. (seriously) the guy needed to borrow the router for something he was building, and he promised to make me a Cylon Flight Suit in trade for getting to use the router for a couple of weeks. the couple of weeks has since turned into quite a few years now. but obviously I wasn’t attached to that tool as much as I would be to money. (I’d bought it at a yard sale for less than $20, and I didn’t even know how to use it.)

  82. Patrick November 6, 2014 at 6:11 AM

    Worst guy ever. How has he gotten away with this stuff for so long?

  83. racermachx November 6, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    I know that a lot of people are commenting on that commissioned props takes time. And that he should have budgeted his work load. But Winate has also sold his personal (1) Deadpool suit (“completed and ready to ship”) to several customers: with no intentions of delivering. I am not aware of anyone who has received the suit. So, i think the intention to commit fraud is pretty clear.

    1. RacerMachX November 6, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      I believe that it was Kent , who finally received his DeadPool costume,
      After opening a dispute through PP.

  84. Jeanette Mays November 6, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    If you paid through paypal and it was conected to your bank account you could put a dispute in with your bank. Also small claims court for the $500 plus add the court fees into your small claims court file.

  85. Lauryn Lueken November 6, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Thanks for the warning! It’s sickening that there are people out there that take advantage of other people like that. It’s people like him that give a horrible name to cosplay. And if he think’s cosplay is irrelevant to his work, he is grossly mistaken. Cosplay opens up a huge network and business opportunities and if he were a legitimate props maker he would know that. Sorry to hear about your horrific experience. Legal action needs taken in my opinion, but seeing as he’s been arrested before, he clearly hasn’t learned his lesson.

    1. Marlene November 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      That’s one facet of this fiasco that really puzzles me. He built his whole name and business (in its many incarnations) through cosplay and cosplayers. The fact that he shuns or insults them as soon as they speak up against his ill practices is absurd!

  86. JD November 6, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    sounds like it’s time for a class action lawsuit. He has hundreds of complaints across the country. That’s multiple state lines. Many of the claims are for more than $500. I’m sure that you could take this, the other threads, and the BBB claims together to an attorney and inquire on a class action.

    1. Had November 6, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Also, consider contacting both your state, the state he was in when the order was placed, and his current state Attorney General Consumer Protection Division. This is where scams are followed, compiled and, if warranted, sent up the chain for criminal charges.

  87. Dave November 6, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    This guy is a joke. I commissioned him to do a small webbing for my spiderman suit. Claimed he could do it, I sent him $250usd and the minute it cleared he vanishes. Gives me the prop builders curse of “sorry, I’ve been sick and in the hospital for over a month” As soon as I filed my paypal dispute with this guy, he MAGICALLY got cured and responded to me asap. He wanted me to remove it and he would ship it within 3 days. I ignored him and he starts flaming me, cussing at me and what not. I didn’t think he liked being shut out….(serves him right) I got my refund, and never dealt with this character again. I even had a stint with another prop maker that goes by “4th wall design” stay clear away from them as well.

    1. Marlene November 6, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      He has a habit of citing “medical problems,” “secretarial issues” and many other excuses when people start asking about their orders. I’m really sorry you were scammed, too! But I’m very happy you eventually got a refund, though you shouldn’t have had to endure that hassle.

      1. Scott Jacobs November 6, 2014 at 12:34 PM

        That is the hallmark of a scam artist.

        Contact the police where here lives, and file a report. He has, at a minimum, committed theft by deception.

  88. Dave November 6, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    i know him he hosts events here in west palm beach,FL dressing up and getting tanked off his rocker seems to be where all his time goes to now. He is just a shady horrible person. And I feel horrible for what he’s doing to people who work hard for their money to give it to this dummy. Stay away kids!!!

  89. AllyR November 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Something to think about in the future. Only use postal money orders for commission work. If they fail to deliver, the Post Office will actually go after them pretty quickly, and try to get restitution for you.

  90. Leslie November 6, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    same story… had faith in him even though I heard whisperings of his shittiness. All was going well until he missed the NYCC deadline. OK, let’s try for Halloween… no? how bout you just let me know whats going on… cant even do that? How about a refund. then he disappeared. His etsy shop is gone (of course) and now I am also spreading the word in hopes that he cant show his smug face around without everyone knowing what a prickasaurus rex he is.
    I was very patient & understanding and never got angry. until now.

    I’m truly sorry this happened to you as well.

  91. Drew November 6, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    He owes me about a grand from an order I placed over two years ago

  92. Elizabeth November 6, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    wow this is perfect information to hear since im wanting to start cosplaying thanks (:

  93. ztd November 6, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    To everyone that has been scammed by this guy – PLEASE do something about it other than just complaining on the internet. See Kelly’s comment, lots of good advice there.
    This guy could easily go to prison and it sounds like he deserves it for the amount of havoc he has caused.
    At least, I think this page was a good start, I hope people will be motivated enough to get together and gather up all the evidence they have against him. Collectively it sounds like a LOT, there should be NO reason why this guy is still getting away with this.

  94. RetlessMuse November 6, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    His new facebook at is still up and he changed his IAmYourHeroes facebook page to
    it makes me sick that he treats people like this and is still befriending cosplayers who are no doubt unaware.
    Cosplay is an expensive hobby and it looks like this douche is funding his hobby with other peoples’ money.
    It needs to stop.
    I’d dress as him in the mugshot as a supervillian if I were not afraid of an ass kicking by an angry mob.

  95. Zeke November 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    If you paid via PayPal and used a credit card, you can still pursue a chargeback through the credit card. A lot of CCs say it must be within 60 or 90 days of the charge appearing on the billing statement but if you have a good credit history with them, they will waive that.

    You could also file a complaint with the Florida Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission because what he’s done is interstate wire fraud.

    Florida AG:


    Good luck!

  96. callmenell November 6, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    has anyone thought about contacting a local news station to do one of those “on you side” pieces? just a thought….

  97. Jenni November 6, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Judging by his facebook page, I’m thinking this guy is a total drunkard and scams people to be able to afford his partying. He also whines..a lot. And TBH..his props suck.

  98. Piper November 6, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Thanks a lot for posting this. I honestly wouldn’t have known. I am a new cosplayer and I honestly almost started looking up props for a lot of the cosplays I’m doing/planning. This is very eye opening! Thank you again.

  99. Michelle M November 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Forget small claims court. For the number of people he’s scammed, how about a class action lawsuit?

  100. Tam November 7, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    This guy makes me physically sick to my stomach, that he cans sit on his facebook, whine to his white-knight friends, post selfies, and play the “Lol I’ve gotten so many commission requests since this article was posted, thanks for the free promotion” game really speaks to his character as a person,
    a narcissistic,sociopath douchebag. It’s so reminiscent of that guy that “made” video game furniture that I almost thought it was him! (Both of them are from florida aswell, go figure, making floridians like me look like criminals seems the new fad nowadays)

  101. Jason Smith November 7, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    This guy is a professional scam artist. He continuously changes his location and name so no one can find him and pin anything on him. I commissioned him to make a full Captain America suit, where I was promised a 10 week turnaround and it would be in my hands. He was reassuring and said if anything was wrong with it that “they” (which I realize means him) would fix it free of charge. The cost of it was $750 and was told it was the highest quality you can find so I paid him. Every few weeks or so I would ask for an update, as he assured me there’d be pictures of the progress on his facebook and related pages. I ordered this in August 2012 with the hopes of having it for ShadoCon in October and Halloween, which he said wouldn’t be a problem. 8 weeks into it, no pictures and nothing but vague updates by him like “trucking along” and “getting over some other rush orders”. Halloween comes and goes and still haven’t even heard from him. Asked how it was going. Nothing. Asked how it was going again, and he makes up responses such as “waiting for the sewn parts to come back from the seamstress”. But anytime I ask for specifics such as an ETA he ignores the message. It has been over two years now since this and all I had seen from him were posts of his OWN costumes and him at conventions. He even made himself a Captain America suit and posted endless pictures. I promptly messaged him, nicely I might add, that although his suit looks great, it isn’t the one I ordered and didn’t understand why he had time to make himself items but not take care of his professional business. He told me that that was a suit a different style than mine. ………………………………………… Umm no duh. I want mine! WHERE IS IT! He clearly hadn’t even started on it and used the money I paid him to party and go to conventions of his own, and not try whatsoever to hide the fact that he straight up stole the money. An entire year goes by and he ignores dozens of messages of mine. I got furious and was evidently angry and messaged him saying how fed up with how unprofessional and irresponsible he is and he ignores yet again. Demanded my money back. Nothing. Accused him of stealing my money and he responds, asking what email the order was under so I tell him, to which he promptly ignores. Several more inquiries on my part and still no response. By this time I think he knows he’s beginning to mess with the wrong people, and noticing that I live in the same city as his next scheduled convention, guess who decides to message me back! Good ol’ Jim! He apologized for all he did and yatta yatta yatta and ended up asking me if I wanted a suit COMPLETELY not what I ordered because he can “pump those out pretty fast.” First of all, no, I want what I ordered, or my money back AND some sort of consolation. Second, the suit you just offered me is the one you JUST USED FOR THE LAST CONVENTION. It’s used, and completely not worth half of the sum I paid. But as soon as the convention was over, back to snubbing me. It has been a total of 27 months of this nonsense and I can’t imagine what would happen if I met him face to face. I really hope this guy gets what he unmistakably deserves, and I hope even more that all of us wronged by him get what we deserve. I feel everyone’s pain and cannot believe he has gotten away with it for this long. Despicable!

  102. Bigby November 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    this douche needs to get his fucking teeth knocked down his throat

  103. Jedric November 7, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Jesus… why isnt this guy behind bars? He’s conning people, AND verbally abusing them. That’s already two offenses.

  104. Steven Woodworth November 7, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    What a douche-nozzle, and I’m not even a cosplayer but I like looking at cosplayers work and respect them as fellow nerds/geeks/dorks what have you. So I will be spreading this around as I hate scammers.

  105. NamelessLove November 8, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    You know, I just finished reading a long post he made where he admitted flat out that the people who have started to turn on him, he was sending to the back of the line to complete an order and I think that alone is kinda crappy. Like, as a commissioner, you can’t just say, “Well, this guy totally pissed me off, so we’re just gonna do this project last…” No.
    That right there shows real unprofessionalism by any standards.
    Secondly, I don’t understand why anyone would pay the entire fee up front. As a cosplayer myself, if I get ANYTHING commissioned, only half goes to them to get it started and the other half is sent when proof of the product and shipping have been sent to me.
    Now, I read somewhere on his comments earlier that the reason why he doesn’t do that, is because people bailed on him during a middle of a project and well… considering what I have read on both sides, I would bail too if I needed something done at a certain time and 2 years later, had not received it. Besides, this is a risk all commissioner’s face and that’s just a fact. That is also usually why in the first half of the payment, the commissioner keeps half of what was sent, (If not the whole thing) since they are losing out on cost of materials and time spent and they usually let you know this in the beginning. (At least anyone I have ever dealt with has had the decently to explain EVERYTHING before placing the order itself.)

    It also seems funny that someone would take up so many projects and not be able to finish them. Kinda common sense to say, “Hey, I kinda have my hands full already, so I’ll have to put you on the waiting list since I can’t guarantee this will be done in time.”
    Not really had to say that, now is it?

  106. Rene November 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Three years ago, I commissioned Jim Logan and the Snikt Shop for a web backpack for my Spiderman cosplay. He quoted me a price of $100 and a wait time of 1 month. The item never arrived.

    Two years later, after I’d made comments on several forums, he contacted me and refunded half of my money with a promise that the rest would be refunded within a month. That, of course, didn’t happen.

    1. BboySpiderman November 13, 2014 at 6:20 AM

      Hey! I saw you posted about getting scammed out of a spider-man backpack.
      My buddy Tim Hurles (On Facebook) makes the best backpacks in the business for about the same price as Jim. I have three versions and can not say enough of how awesome they are.
      I have pictures on my IG: BboySpiderMan

      I hate to see Spidey buds getting conned… that hits home for me.

  107. T November 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Yet he’s still playing the “all this hate is giving me more commissions”, and hide behind white knight game.

  108. Jake November 10, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    *Just so you know I’ll leave my full name out here as it would be bad to be seen taking sides with this. This is what we had to go through on the admin side. Caveat emptor.*

    Our goal is to make all our events safe, secure and fun for everyone. Regardless of location or what the event is for.

    The guy has had dealings in the UK/Europe too not just the US. He used the name Phil Ryan and had an iron man arm when he tried to take orders from European scene when the group flew over to the US. Most did ignore his work however as it looked similar to others which were being sold cheaper. As far quality I couldn’t comment, never bought any of his works.

    Some oddities with him struck the wrong cord with me as he appeared a bit overtly friendly. I don’t do cosplay as I was there as part of a much larger group and had to setup stalls, issue passes and credentials. We had an issue as I felt genuinely uncomfortable, my dealings with him stopped there and then but some were not so lucky.

    Some instances of this from our shows / stalls / events:
    It got so bad on occasion one of the ticket holders had accidentally dropped press passes and tickets because of the way he was being interacted with. They were spilled over the floor and took 2 hours of stall time to sort out – people were issued with the wrong passes or wrong type of passes. Again since I was working remotely I only heard about it after the fact. The unlucky guy who had dropped the credentials had said this “Phil” had nudged him when he was handing them out.

    Late payment for stalls, incorrect payment, or no payment. We did on a number of separate occasions have to remind “Phil” to pay up. On one instance he was turned away as he hadn’t paid for services rendered, he then paid 2 hours later and then berated one of our staff stating he had paid weeks ago (he obviously didn’t). We decided in the best interests of our patrons not to allow “Phil” a store at our events.

    Before hand one of our supply stores and miscellaneous items stalls had “lost” items. We couldn’t say how exactly but between this “Phil” moving a cart of display cases and it arriving on the shop floor he claimed 2, 3, or 5 pieces of his work went missing (believe it was part of a set). Last I heard he tried to claim off insurance, we checked CCTV and after hours of strolling through the tapes we couldn’t see how or where the items had went missing or even where they were initially for that matter.

    We now have a policy in place to check everything going in and out the shop floor twice. Needless to say this policy was implemented after the items going missing due to the above incidents.

    We had incidents where our staff were uncomfortable with being alone with the guy. One specifically requested another staff member being present when around him. Can’t say what happened, they never told me or took it further.

    Strange instances where he would go “missing” for 30 minutes a piece off the shop floor and head in the back rooms (usually restricted rooms for obvious reasons). Security was a bit concerned too. We had to ask him to move on numerous occasions.

    We did have one issuance when security had to speak to the man to move from the front entrance of the floor as one man had questioned a prior work related dealing. Unfortunately due to the nature of the business, security had to remove the guy that had the issue with his work as to keep the peace and not make a scene. (believe part of this was filmed and put on Youtube) Security did admit they removed the wrong person hours later. We apologized and allowed him back on the floor hours later on the condition he did not engage in further conversation.

    We made a decision to allow “Phil” back to our events. I do question to why we did this as a group. Sadly without a reason we can’t restrict people from our events, know the community has been asking us to ban him. Sadly without reason, cause or anything happening on the shop floor we are unable to remove him as he has not done anything wrong (whilst on the shop floor) to warrant banning. Sadly business transactions not completed without stalls are considered private and are outside of our remit to control or oversee.

    I hope this provides some feedback to the community. I primarily do event regional co-ordination in the UK but sometimes help out at larger group events when required.

    I feel sorry for those that have lost money, and I hope eventually you will get what you paid for. It’s bad when one person in the community can have negative connotations that reflect on the whole, I’ve met some nice friendly cosplayers and look forward to more in future.

    1. RacerMachX November 11, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      Hi, could you provide more info as to what event this was and the youtube video?

      1. Jake November 11, 2014 at 3:01 PM

        The incident involving the man being thrown out was at Comic Con 2013 SD, there was a number thrown out of course all recorded by security. Sadly for the link to the Youtube video I don’t have it. I can tell you however that Phil Ryan at Fanatix Cosplay IS NOT the person involved. Sadly with Mr. Eugene / Mr. Logan using that name there has been an issue with mistaken identity.

        1. RacerMachX November 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM

          Thanks for the reply

    2. connyshop November 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      Sounds like great news! We are starting to twitch at the mo every time his name is mentioned.
      Outta our experience the dude has no money. Always broke. So to hear he has tried this at other events makes us sure it is the same guy. He tried to delay payment at ours too and also paid late insisting his bank or his PA or he was sick. Sounds like very similar stories.
      Lucky for you to have Jake&Co looking out for you guys. Nearest we managed to do is to send him a letter. However he no longer lives at the address we had him down at. He has become a thorn is our side ever since this blew up. More complaints than we can handle we had 30+ so far.

      1. Jake November 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

        Yes it does indeed sound familiar. Speaking to other venues and stalls they have raised the same thing with regards to late payments. Looking at your username; Florida stalls Conny? If so you can raise it with these complaints cases with us directly if they were for our shared events rather than you dealing with them directly. We do have more powers to carry out more authoritative action and can ease the case load of work on yourself. If you look at bit further down you’ll see my exchange with Brendon with some of the same issues.

        We’re trying to pool together at the moment to increase our awareness of what exactly has happened and has gone unreported. Recommend if you can to hand over anything you’ve got records wise to us; if you were on behalf of the trade group or the venues if you were not on our group at certain events. I’m still in the UK until next year when the scheduled events are taking place.

        We do have a list of addresses for Mr. Logan for each event he attended, if it is an outside stall billing matter we sadly can’t get involved. If it is more serious or billing issue on your stall then we can pass over his patron details to yourself. What you will find however is that as well as moving frequently; sometimes he did not fill out his address in the box in most of the 2013-14 events. After some digging with other venues they were able to provide some address details for his 2014 events and I have no issue handing these over to you through proper channels.

        Yes I agree complaints have certainly escalated over the last month or so in regard to Mr.Logan. Out of curiosity was this letter in regard to purchasing arts / crafts / materials for prop creation which was not paid or paid in full? If we all work through this then I’m sure we can settle any issues to everyone’s mutual satisfaction.

        1. connyshop November 23, 2014 at 12:07 AM

          Wow you remember me :O yup Florida stalls. Never knew I could take these to the trading group. Or ask the venues to hand over his address as a patron. Have already fired off emails asking for them. Saw the thread with you and Brendon thought I was replying to that one. My bad.
          Agree with you 100% we need to know. Sent a few emails over to the trading group with everything I have with invoices and demands.
          If you could please send over his address and yes you are correct. He has a balance of $150 with us outstanding. We did have an agreement in place if he did do some work with us on generic belts and modify them then he could have some of the materials. We never received the belts so it is outstanding on the stall. Happened to other stalls too? Been trying to collect since mid 2013. $150 outstanding plus belts or $350 without. Interesting running up $450.
          Also filed our own complaint with you guys in event management and trading group.

          Never known event management and trading group take on a case like this so personally. Must of caused one hell of a ruckus. What else he done? :O
          PS posted to the wrong part as a new message. My bad again.

          1. Jake November 23, 2014 at 3:44 PM

            Thank you; once the complaint arrives I’ll pass you over his patron details as a matter of due course. Sorry to hear you are owed money from Mr. Logan sadly I think you may either need to write it off as a loss or pursue legal action. At this moment in time until we investigate all the complaints we can’t really say what he has done or what he hasn’t done. It’s not that we are unfairly targeting Mr. Logan, he has really not done himself any favors in regard to settling his business issues or dealing with the issues he has outstanding with us as part of these complaints which are growing quite regularly. Plus some other issues we’ve been trying to work through, not heard anything from Mr. Logan as of yet. A lot of people are really pushing for this to be resolved as well as resolving all outstanding balance issues. It’s really become a case of high priority.

            If this case was simple and we could contact Mr. Logan then it would have reduced the workload, since this is not the case we have to go through a discovery process. We’ll take the rest offline if you’re willing?

  109. Brendon Alex November 11, 2014 at 5:46 AM

    yeah jake remember the problems from cala and san
    think i know who you are, sherlock and … :P pretty surprised you would openly comment on here!
    thought jim was a psychopathic, when he was caught out in a lie or had a difference of oppinion
    he had a weird streak to him no doubt about that! he did end up getting stung once or twice with security when you left to go home
    he did have a trial run with a stall before you arrived but was decided he would not be allowed
    the girl left about 2 3 weeks after her personal run in with jim or phil or whatever he wanted to call himself that day
    man was a parasite who we really did not like even having around our shops! used to hate it when he spoke to any of us!
    he got around the rules to sell his inferior crapware by handling the transaction outside the building never cash up front
    annoyed the hell outta me he would exploit the rules in order to get around the safeguards we had to work with!
    he hides behind this fake idea that he is superior and always in the right!

    1. Jake November 11, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      Hello Brendon,

      I hear your concerns and it is not something that is being taken lightly. Either back then or now.

      The short answer is we’re progressing some ideas that will make it tougher for instances like this to happen in future.

      The long answer is we’ve been advised there might be a change of rules. The reason for registered stalls is to sell licensed IP works legitimately which makes money for the companies. The licensing is checked and verified as you know as a registered stall. Currently rules around private transactions without stalls are not licensed IP nor are they approved. This is why they are considered private exchanges.

      With the number of complaints this may change. I do not have the authority to speak on behalf any company or venue but there is a shared worry that this incident may damage the brands, IP, or Cosplay events in general. This will likely cost either money or damage the userbase.

      To combat this from happening one idea is to completely ban private exchanges – if they wish to conduct business without a registered stall they will have to leave the building or event. Not ideal, very heavy handed and is too much of a reactive measure. The second idea is to require a registered stall to do business – however this may be expensive as on top of the registration any work carried out any items created by moulders / designers would have to be licensed or go through an approval process. This would cost the designers a lot of money and risk destroying business or severely reducing the number of unique costumes thus less business, less people at events.

      The third idea (and probably the most realistic) is to check and enforce what these private exchanges are whilst on the property or event. Namely have rules governing the selling or receiving unlicensed IP works or reproduction of works. This would also affect collectors as it would mean vetting each work. To the end user of goods it means we add another sheet of paper to our information pack stating what these rules would be through educating the collector / Cosplayer on how to conduct getting unlicensed works through third party, unregistered sellers for unique items. Of course we always sway to towards registered IP items. This method would also discourage collectors or Cosplayers from conducting deals on word of mouth alone plus may give them some confidence we are trying to protect them from scams or unlicensed goods.

      If you may please raise your list of concerns directly with CCI or your trade group or up your chain of management, especially the concerns you have listed here. Sadly no one from the stalls has yet made a formal complaint as a stall so I strongly urge you to consider raising these as soon as you can. There has been several stalls from other groups which did enforce additional rules. The more reports we have the more we can act on it.

      If I had known that he was given a trial run of a stall before hand? As far as I know he has never been licensed to reproduce works. However if he is selling licensed prepackaged or pre-licensed items then he can sell those at a stall or via his own business off premises. The official policy is we do not allow any one to turn up to sell anything they want unless we know about it before hand or know who the person is. Sadly if he is using a different name to us, and then going out on the shop floor using another (legitimate name of another person or business) then it proves harder to enforce. However our official line is we cannot assume anything and must always investigate (no matter how black and white it looks).

      If you need additional support or wish to speak directly with CCI they are available via their usual channels. I do recommend however if possible to edit your post as it does come across as a bit scathing and may bite you back in future. I understand and appreciate your frustrations. Certainly my experience with Mr. Logan has not been a positive one however slander may be a bit more severe and does seem insensitive if he does indeed have problems or mental health issues.

      We are looking forward to 2015 from where I assure you Brendon; this matter will be investigated fully and resolved. Your concerns need to be raised as soon as they can for us to deal with them.

      1. Brendon Alex November 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

        thanks so now something is being done raised with cci directly and they may issue a ban or restrict his access said he will not get a table in future or stall
        raised my issues now so they will investigate
        requested you to look into my complaints can you check if you will be assigned?
        most of the stuff i have been informed i need to take offline and out of view of the community or view of customers
        not sure how to edit my post sadly :\
        many thanks for the support! nice to know event management is taking this seriously and personally
        understand why you wish to take this offline

        1. Jake November 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM

          Got your email and complaint, yes I am known for my long written posts and letters. It’s a British thing. Looking at the complaint now for you, mailbox pinged 40 minutes ago. All information below is now public knowledge.

          I am aware Mike Broder from Florida Supercons has already banned him from their events unless he speaks to management first or restricted his access. We will be following suit for our hosted events and CCI is watching these incidents with interest. They have not yet made a decision but have also received complaints for selling on the shop floor without a stall.

          His movements have been restricted in the independent venues (not just cons) our group runs directly. The consortium venues will have independent investigations and separate decisions. He will not get stall access or indeed shop floor access unless a condition is made he will not shop for business or attempt to sell anything to the guests at the events. It was the only way forward in order to ensure it doesn’t ignite the community any further. If we outright ban him from events it burns bridges, if we do nothing it runs the risk of the community being damaged or shunning our events. Doing nothing is this case is probably the worst thing any venue holder can do. The bosses have been walking on egg shells since they discovered legacy complaints from 2011 – 2013 which were not dealt with as being private translations outside of registered stalls as already stated.

          For your primary concern. He will not get a table in future, even if he is not selling anything. We’ve also cleared The Phil Ryan from FanatixGear (thanks for the heads up on this one). I do wonder if that is why Mr. Logan chose the name, as it is the same as a legitimate business and person who also carries out costume and prop creation. I sincerely hope his reputation and business is not negatively affected by the alias of Mr. Logan.

          We will deal with your complaint, however due to the nature of complaints we can’t officially communicate with you until we have independently investigated your grievances. Please understand this is process and doesn’t necessarily reflect bad will on our part, if we do require additional information then we’ll contact your business. Usually investigations can take a couple of hours to 8 weeks. In this case I suspect it may take slightly longer.

          In any case I have passed you my personal email address if you wish to contact me directly. You should have it in your business inbox you raised the complaint from now.

  110. Dee Rich November 11, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    JimLogan sent me the wrong prop 3 mths after I ordered it, 1 day before my con. And when I say he sent it he didn’t, I had to fb stalk down his now ex gf and she sent it. It wasn’t what I ordered and I was so upset, he just posted MY PIC from my website on his instagram and labeled me ” a happy customer” no im not and you have no right to say so! I don’t want my face to be the reason someone buys from this person. How do I get it removed? Can I even do that??

      1. Dee Rich November 11, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        Technically im wearing his prop, do you think that will keep them from removing it? I wanted to comment “no im not a happy customer and take down my photo” but I know how this guy operates and I don’t want people on my friends list harassed etc….

        1. Marlene November 11, 2014 at 5:06 PM

          It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. If he didn’t take the photo, he does not own the rights to post it according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. ;)

          1. Erik November 11, 2014 at 11:44 PM

            Indeed! issue a DCMA. I had to do it to him twice which resulted in his web page (not facebook) going down for about a week.

  111. Megan November 13, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    he is still on facebook, found his page and he still identifies himself as someone who makes props for cosplayers! What a a$$!!!

  112. connyshop November 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Wow you remember me :O yup Florida stalls. Never knew I could take these to the trading group. Or ask the venues to hand over his address as a patron. Have already fired off emails asking for them. Saw the thread with you and Brendon thought I was replying to that one. My bad.
    Agree with you 100% we need to know. Sent a few emails over to the trading group with everything I have with invoices and demands.
    If you could please send over his address and yes you are correct. He has a balance of $150 with us outstanding. We did have an agreement in place if he did do some work with us on generic belts and modify them then he could have some of the materials. We never received the belts so it is outstanding on the stall. Happened to other stalls too? Been trying to collect since mid 2013. $150 outstanding plus belts or $350 without. Interesting running up $450.
    Also filed our own complaint with you guys in event management and trading group.

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  115. Eira February 21, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    This dude started following me on Instagram earlier this week. I don’t know how he found me, but I knew his name was familiar, and figured it out today from a comment he made on one of his photos (to someone else) about not accepting orders “since August”. It set off alarms, and I [re]found this article. I’m afraid to block him. I want to monitor his every move now that he’s found me. I’m a fashion and costume designer, props included, and I want to be able to find out if he tries to pass my work off as his…
    I did recently start watermarking all my photos, but that leaves my old ones

    1. Eira February 21, 2015 at 10:19 PM


      I also cannot see any actual evidence that he has done anything new in ages. He posts pictures of the same costumes and pieces (all in various stages), and I don’t know how people haven’t caught onto him yet when he doesn’t show any new work- just the same two masks, the same Wolverine claws, and a Deadpool belt buckle. I don’t know how he keeps people blinded to it.

  116. DeeRich February 23, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    I am so glad you included my “satisfied my behind” memo i sent in! Id like to say that after that he liked my fan page not once but four different times and I had to delete him each time. I also filed with instagram that he was using my copyrighted work without my permission. I do not know if it was taken down as I blocked him but i hope everyone knows that i was no a satisfied customer and for the love of god do not give this horrible man your money! If anyone needs props feel free to message me on my fb …I have a list of reputable and hardworking prop and costume makers who will actually help you out!

    1. Erik February 23, 2015 at 3:19 PM

      If he is using your photo you can issue a DCMA request.

  117. Cassandra April 18, 2017 at 2:05 AM

    Haha. It’s 2017 and you accomplished absolutely nothing from this. Logan’s shop is doing great and I just got a prop ordered from him that looked amazing. I only saw this article after the fact and I have no idea where any of you people are getting this from. He was fast, courteous, and wonderful to me and has been for the two years I’ve known him.

    Also using some arrest record to try to shame him / prove your point makes you no better than him. You have no idea about the details of that arrest or if he was actually charged formally and lost all credibility with me. I have an old arrest record for public intox from a street fair when I was 22. Going to call me an anarchist and alcoholic too?

    The reason I know this stuff is fake is that a lawyer for civil matters costs less than $200 to hire in Cali and despite “$13,000” in lost monies, not one of you bothered filing a civil suit at all? I smell bullshit. You’re here to “ruin him” like teenagers ruin one another, with slander,
    (Which you didn’t do) not to get your money. I read this whole article and I can point out about 10 different things in it that are completely factually untrue.

    I guess the internet wasn’t a very good army for you. As I said, you accomplished jack shit with this. I hope one day someone tries to do this to you so that you understand what you’re doing to another human being. Just because he made a mistake doesn’t give you the right to try to destroy someone’s life. Shame on you.

    Also Logan’s awesome and his props are amazing. Maybe he made mistakes when younger but I highly recommend him.

    1. Cassandra April 18, 2017 at 2:52 AM

      Wow. Now I really don’t believe any of this even more. Claiming he re-casts with zero proof and then letting his competitors whine about him? Recasting 17 dollar plastic claws into $100 really nice claws is totally reasonable. Recasting is the act of stealing another creator’s work and recasting it and claiming it as your own. He didn’t do that at all and the only people sounding off on that were jealous neckbeards who wanted his customers.

      I’m sorry but I am with Jim on this one. If any of this were true you’d have gotten lawyers.

      1. Marlene April 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM

        Oh, Cassandra. Cassandra, Cassandra, Cassandra. Let’s pick apart your argument, here.

        “It’s 2017 and you accomplished absolutely nothing from this.”
        Nope! Multiple potential orders have been prevented, and he’s also lost professional work. I’d say that’s pretty good in my book.

        “I just got a prop ordered from him that looked amazing.”
        What happened to “not taking orders from cosplayers or collectors,” Jim?

        “…I have no idea where any of you people are getting this from.”
        Well, I mean, the receipts and information are right there. But, I guess your one good experience must trump dozens of other people’s despite proof, right?

        “Also using some arrest record to try to shame him / prove your point makes you no better than him.”
        I’m using his arrest record to highlight a pattern.

        “You have no idea about the details of that arrest…”
        The details are right there on the record.

        “Going to call me an anarchist and alcoholic too?”
        I never called David an anarchist or an alcoholic. In fact, I never called him any name except his own. You’re projecting.

        “The reason I know this stuff is fake is that a lawyer for civil matters costs less than $200 to hire in Cali and despite ‘$13,000’ in lost monies, not one of you bothered filing a civil suit at all? I smell bullshit. ”
        You know something, but it’s not how the legal system works. As someone who does work in legal, let me explain: cumulatively, $13,000 is an obscene amount of money. Individually, however, the transactions that comprise it were all generally $500 or less, which means each one would be treated in small claims court. I don’t know about you, but neither I nor the vast majority of these victims has the money to fly to California (or Florida, or New Jersey, or wherever it is he’s parked himself at the moment) and pray that David honors a small claims summons. Organizing a massive civil suit is similarly difficult, time-consuming and expensive with so many participants, and a statute of limitations that has likely passed on several of these transactions. You’re welcome.

        “He didn’t do that at all and the only people sounding off on that were jealous neckbeards who wanted his customers.”
        Tell that to the folks at the RPF.

        “I’m sorry but I am with Jim on this one.”
        You’re free to be! You’re clearly his friend and you want to stick up for him. Please go right ahead. If facts and evidence from multiple sources aren’t enough for you, there’s little anyone can do to convince you otherwise.

        Live your best life, Cassandra.

        1. TestEagle May 16, 2017 at 4:46 AM

          Funny thing is there is plenty of posts about him outing his practices including his recasting from one of the most reputable prop sites, here’s a nice thread over 70 pages long about him

          So when you Cassandra say there is a lack of evidence I would say you need to have a look around and get informed, because you’re coming across as ignorant whether it be intentionally or unintentionally.

  118. Shane May 29, 2017 at 7:31 PM

    Cassandra is Logan.

    Hes been caught many times under other names, most times wonens names and he always has the same defense nearly word for word.

    He went by “Nick Shaw” for a year or more at least.

  119. Marionetta Chan May 30, 2017 at 2:35 AM

    I got into verbal fisticuffs with him once. He’s a little bitch. He wouldn’t respond after I clapped back, so I figure he got scared.
    He was pissed because someone in a propmaking group I’m in posted a buyer beware notice and he was all over it, posting shitty remarks to people. I think he was banned, but he inboxed me and tried to come for me.
    Well geez, Jimbo. Maybe if you weren’t such a fucking scammer, people wouldn’t be so angry with you. Try doing some honest fucking work for a change and give people what they ordered.

  120. Sieg May 30, 2017 at 7:49 PM

    I was with you until you posted Aaron’s conversation and made yourself look awful. What kind of person lies to someone like that, who did nothing to you personally? I’m sorry, but yours and others’ problems with this douchebag Logan guy have nothing to do with this Aaron guy and you keeping your word, and being a decent and respectable person. It was a shitty and flimsy excuse for why you posted it, and it just seems so typical of when cosplay people bandwagon and get on a drama hatestorm hype train getting way too carried away. It showed little character on your part to do that. You can’t go pointing fingers at bad guys like that thief while doing equally uncouth and dubious things. What a shame.

    1. Marlene May 30, 2017 at 7:58 PM

      I’m confused, Sieg.

      Aaron said he wouldn’t work with “Jim” until “Jim” had settled his debts. It’s 2017 and they’re still working together. “Jim” hasn’t settled his debts. Therefore, what Aaron told me was a lie, not the other way around. I don’t believe I’m in the wrong for pointing out his hypocrisy, and I do believe their working relationship is highly relevant to this article.

      I understand you don’t like that I’ve exposed the contradiction in Aaron’s messages, and I appreciate the feedback, but I’ll prioritize the community’s safety over your opinion of me for now. :)

    2. jedite June 7, 2017 at 9:32 PM

      Can you read. Leave her the fuck alone.

  121. Mack May 31, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    That’s awesome that PayPal extended you a courtesy, I had a similar issue around the same time as you and PayPal was off no help. And you this day the offshore support can’t understand the issue.. But they extend their most sincerest apologies.

  122. Patrick June 1, 2017 at 6:28 PM

    His Facebook Jim Logan Props is back up. He’s posting a bunch of pictures of happy customers with the props he “made”.

  123. Charles November 24, 2017 at 10:04 PM

    His Ebay page, jimloganfx, is back up and he’s already attempting to scam some people with props and costumes he “made”. It’s disgusting and disturbing how he is still doing these things after all these years. It’s clear that he hasn’t changed himself for the better and he has no interest in doing so. Not to mention he feels no shame or guilt in anything he’s done. Therefore, it is safe to say that he is and always will be a despicable human being.

  124. Aida October 30, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    He just struck again. He scammed us for 3 outfits and it is so frustrating. He lives in Burbank but I was unable to locate where he is after he claimed he moved. He is a horrible person and continues to lie and cheat all over LA.
    he is using

  125. Paul July 18, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    It’s 2019 and I was deployed to Afghanistan and bought myself a Captain America vest. It’s been 7months and I asked for my money back and nothing yet. July-18-2019 I reported this to DOJ and next will be the IRS and LAPD.


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