Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to common questions I am asked. If you have a question that isn't covered here, feel free to contact me!
✿ What is a plush commission?
A plush commission is a service paid to an artist to create a quality custom plush to your specifications. Plush artists have varying styles and prices, so please research my previous work to ensure my styles, methods and prices work for you!
✿ Can you make a plush of _?
I can make just about anything! My focus is videogames, but I will make creatures, humans, animals, anthros, simplified mechs, items, etc from any kind of media as well as original characters. I do not make NSFW features, but can do modesty edits. Don't hesitate to ask if you're unsure.
✿ Do you ship worldwide? What are your payment options?
I'm in the U.S. and ship to any country that accepts plush toy parcels. Currently I accept U.S. Dollars ($) via Paypal.
✿ When do your commissions open?
Opening dates for commissions are not pre-determined. The only way to know for sure when I open is to follow my social media pages (namely Twitter, deviantArt, Facebook). Typically it's every 3-4 months, but depends on my event schedule.
✿ How much do commissions cost?
You can take a look at my commission prices and information here. The costs consist of $30/hour + material costs + shipping.
✿ What goes into the cost of making a plush?
For one, these are works of art, and definitely shouldn't be treated as toys! Secondly, I do this for a living and this has been my sole income for the last 3 years with a total of 7+ years of sewing experience. Materials and labor for this line of work are not cheap. Each plush is custom and individually handmade to your specifications, so individual time, care, and work gets put into each one. There are several active plush artists out there, so if my price doesn't suit you, feel free to contact another who may suit your budget!
✿ How much do your items cost at your booth?
I try to make simple, low-cost items for events. My items typically range from $5 keychains to $100 cheeb human plush, with larger plushies ranging from $150-$400. Prices for larger plush are 10%-15% less than normal commission costs.
✿ Will you be at __ con/event?
I currently only sell at competitive videogaming events (will change in the future!), so if you have any in mind, let me know and I'll consider it if it's not already on my list. I do attend several different events each year for fun, but plush merchandise takes so much time and energy to make, so selling at every event is out of the question.
✿ I have a commission with you. Is it possible to pick up at an event to save money on shipping?
Yes of course! Whether I am tabling there or not, feel free to let me know if we're attending the same event and I'll be sure to bring your plush with me! We can schedule a time and spot to meet up. Be prepared to bring your I.D. or invoice receipt!
✿ How long have you been sewing?
Over 7 years at this point!
✿ Where did you learn how to make plush?
Self-taught! I did a ton of research, looking through tutorials on deviantArt and finding inspiration from other artists' work. The majority of my experience came from loads and loads trial-and-error!
✿ How long does one plush take?
This varies drastically from project to project but I tend to work pretty quickly. Small, very simple plush can take under an hour, while larger more extensive plush can take 2 or more full work days. Projects that need to be prototype take an extra half to full day on top.
✿ What machines do you use?
I have two Brother SE-400, one used primarily for sewing and little embroidery, the other used mainly for embroidery and travel. I also have x2 Brother PE-770. I use Stitch Era Universal Standard embroidery software for digitizing my plush's face and details, as well as designs for scarves and patches.
✿ What fabrics do you mainly use for your plushies?
Smooth minky, suedes (more specifically deersuede for human skin), and velour are my top 3. I will occasionally use pleather, peachskin, knits, and other fabrics they are appropriate for the plush.