Appearantly you did not manage to talk him down enough.
Honestly this is a serious game breaker for me.
Ive spent countless hours tweaking and perfecting my toons, and this just isn't ok.
Some of my costumes are even irreplacable as they consist of costume combinations that were later locked out.
I and other people tried to tell them. Dramatically altering the way years-old characters look is not cool. *shrug* It's a lot better than it could have been. Those original tested changes... *shudder*