Hi ^_^ I've been receiving quite a few messages and comments about Plushie Commissions.
The answer to that is yes. However, I can only start to accept these after May 17, 2010. The reason for this being that I am currently working on a Lina Inverse costume that I'd like to be able to wear at Acen.
Fan Characters and Otaku Senshi are welcome ^_^I. Plushie Background information:
I will need the following info:
1) Desired Size
2) Front, back, side views of the character in question (the more views the better)
3) Whether or not you want the outfit to be removable. Certain items (for example Cosmos' hair clips and odango shields) are not removable. Please keep in mind that removable outfits increase the overall cost.
4) Level of detail desired in your plush.
5) Hair type
-Traditional plushie style w/ matte materials
-"pillowed" shiny materials akin to the Seiya and Amithy plushies.
6) If there is a specific look that you'd like your plushie's face to have, please tell me. I'll do my best to create it. I believe in having a plushie with personality. II. Plushie Creation:
Base prices on standard human/humanoid plush:
Please note that the more details/complex the design is, the more it will be.The face, body, and hair of these plushies are not made out of felt.
Some of the examples used below do use felt. If you wish to lower the over-all cost of your plush, felt is an option.These prices do not include your plushie's airfare (shipping). 7" (standard plush size): $90
Ex: Sailor Cosmos height/dimensions wraamyth.deviantart.com/art/Sa…10" (standard plush size with longer limbs): $10015" : $130
Ex1: Amithy height/dimensions wraamyth.deviantart.com/art/Am…
Ex2: Nude Elf plush: wraamyth.deviantart.com/art/El…19" : $150
Ex: Seiya height/dimensions wraamyth.deviantart.com/art/Se…
If you would like the clothing to be removable, that is available at an extra cost.If you are on a budget, there are a number of things that can be done.
1. Scale back the details. Less details means less cost in materials and time.
2. Choosing a smaller size. Good things come in small packages.
3. Payment plans. Before we start on your plushie, we can agree on a payment plan that would spread out the cost over a longer time frame.
4. For 15" or 19" size plushies we can substitute felt for the face and/or body. It is easier on the wallet. III. General Information
Materials for these plushies are not cheap. For example, the fabric I like to use for the face/skin is a nice one that doesn't fray easily, nor show the after effects of cuddling with said plushie for extended periods of time. You can hug Seiya all you want without fearing one day that he will develope a rather odd case of 12 o'clock shadow. The fabric used for skin does cost $20/yard on average.
The fabrics I use for clothing and hair can run an average of $4-$9 a yard. Ink/paint/fabric markers are also factors into this. By the time everything is gathered together, an average of $40 or more dollars has been spent on materials. This does not include the time it takes to sew the plushie together, pattern drafting, the time spent designing the eyes, nor any hand painting that might need to be done.
I am a bit of a perfectionist when I create plushies and other items. As such, it will take a while to breath life into your plushie. The Sailor Cosmos plushie that I most recently made took several hours designing the eyes alone. The details on the skirt were completed over a couple days, and the handpainted areas took hours of work. Needless to say, I like to pay proper attention to the details. As such, this means that your plushie is made to the best of my abilities and made to last.These plushies are not intended to be adopted by younger folk.
While my 10 year old has happily played with a Princess Kakyuu plushie she has had for several years, it is not guarenteed to stand up to the love little children give to their plushies. Nor have the materials used in their production been tested per the new US laws. As such, please consider having the new parent be at least 13 years or older.IV. Materials UsedFor the curious...
Some of the materials I will use in the creation of your plushie may include but are not limited to:
Butter Suede, Alova Suede, Suede Cloth, Suede, Robe Velour, Trigger (good for uniforms), Cotton (removable clothing), Satin-backed Crepe, Velvet, Crushed Panne, Furry Fleece, Blizzard Fleece, Velboa, Flannel, Upholstery Vinyl, Pleather, Leather, Acrylic Jewels, ect...V. Payment
Before work begins on your plush, I require a non-refundable deposit. This will be roughly half the cost of your plush and will account for most of the cost for materials used. This also secures your place on my plushie list. The deposit will be counted towards the final price of your plush. If you decide for any reason you can not or do not want your commissioned plush anymore, this will not be refunded to you. As stated, this is strickly the materials cost. There have been times in the past where I have not requested a deposit, and have been left having spent a good chunk of change on materials.
Once the plushie is completed, full payment of the remaining balance will be required within 3 weeks (ample time for paychecks to be deposited) unless other arrangements have been made previously. If you are unable to do this for whatever reason, please contact me so that we made work something out. Otherwise, if I have no contact from you or complete payment has not been made, then the plushie will be up for adoption after 4weeks since date of completion. You will then lose your initial deposit. 4 weeks is based upon the 3 week initial payment time and an additional 1 week grace period window.
Payment plans are available. We must agree on a payment plan by the time your deposit is made. If something comes up after your initial deposit has been made and you need to consider a payment plan, please contact me and I will try to work with you. Acceptable forms of payment are:
Paypal, Postal Money Orders, and International Postal Money OrdersVI. Shipping
Your newly adopted plushie is available for adoption and shipping to any part of the world that USPS delivers to. This includes Military addresses
Each plushie will travel with insurance and Delivery Confirmation or other form of tracking. Places such as Mexico, Central and Latin America require to have the plushie sent via Registered mail for your own protection. I have sent quite a few things to Mexico over the course of my life, and registered mail always seems to make it safe and sound. Your plushie will be shipped out after full payment has been made and it's travel accommodations have been settled.In the odd case that you live within close proximity to me, or we are attending the same anime convention (coughACENcough) we can arrange pick up ahead of time I have over 10 years worth of feedback on my ebay account:feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI…