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Plush Commissions

General Stuff:
Paypal only!
Can be combined with shipping from my other sales posts

While I primarily make Pokemon, that is not all that I can make!
I expect payment up-front for materials and labor
Once I've completed the plush, I will send you pictures and a shipping quote
If you do not respond or send the shipping payment within three weeks of my sending you final photos, I reserve the right to sell your plush
If I make any new patterns while making your plush, I may use those patterns to make more/duplicate plush in the future.


I ship from the south-eastern US. I can ship internationally!
Please leave me a zip code or country when asking for a shipping quote
If your package is lost in the mail, I am sorry, but I will not refund you for the items. (Note that in my entire 10+ years of selling online, I've only ever had one package go missing!)
For orders over $40 I require insurance to be added to the package. Otherwise, please request it if you want it!

How to Order (or get a quote):
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngBest method: leave a comment on this post with the details of your request
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngSecond best: send an email to with the details of your request. Make sure "commission" is in the title!
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngThird best: send me a message on tumblr ( or twitter (@artikgato)
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngDO NOT LINK TO PICTURES - that gets your comment/message/etc. flagged as spam!

What I Can Make/How Much It Will Cost/Samples:

6-8" Quadrupedal Plush:
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngBase Price: $25
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngRecolored versions (shinies, palette swaps, etc.) of existing plush will still cost $25 (or $30 in Flareon's case)
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngSee my handmade/custom sales post for more examples - I can make more than just Eeveelutions!
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngIf I can make the plush with only some minor tweaks to my existing patterns, it will be $30
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngIf I can use the same base but with major modifications, it will be $35-40

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12" Human/Humanoid Plush
(Riley and Marik is just examples - they are not for sale)
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngBase Price: $50
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngSkin will be fleece, and hair will be felt
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngClothing may be made from fleece, felt, or other fabrics
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngFinal price can vary pretty wildly depending on how complicated the plush will be

4" Felties
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngBase Price: $5
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngThese are 2D, mostly flat but with some stuffing to give them a little definition.
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngThey only have a front and a back
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngSome designs aren't conducive to this style, so I can't make everything this way!
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngThey make good Xmas tree ornaments!
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngMost are going to be around $5-7. Really complicated ones can get up to $10 but not over.
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngSome details may be fabric paint and not felt!
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngI can make humans! (I just haven't been commissioned to) - they may be more than $10 though

Other Plush:
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngIf I can use one of the other plush I have a pattern for, it will be priced similarly to them (probably).
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngIf I have to draft an entirely new pattern from scratch, it will depend on the complexity of the plush you want as well as the size
Bag_Amulet_Coin_VI_Sprite.pngIf you have something in mind, ask away!

More Examples:
These are plush I've been commissioned to make in the past, which I no longer have the patterns for and cannot use as a base for new plush. This is merely a showcase of my work:

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Handmade/Custom Plush Sales

General Rules:
Paypal only!
Can be combined with shipping from my Pokemon TCG sales post.

Don't see your favorite Pokémon/character/etc? Want something in a different color? I take commissions!
"Made to order" means I have the pattern and all fabrics to make the plush, but don't have one ready to be shipped.
If you order a "made to order" plush, the turn-around time is typically 4-7 days.
If you'd like pictures of a plush from a different angle, let me know!
Because each plush is hand-made individually, they may not all look exactly the same!


I ship from the south-eastern US. I can ship internationally!
Please leave me a zip code or country when asking for a shipping quote
If your package is lost in the mail, I am sorry, but I will not refund you for the items. (Note that in my entire 10+ years of selling online, I've only ever had one package go missing!)
For orders over $40 I require insurance to be added to the package. Otherwise, please request it if you want it!

These are all around 6-8" long/tall. I can easily make them shiny, if you want!

Eevee (made to order): $25
Vaporeon: $25
Jolteon: $25
Flareon (made to order): $30 [they cost more due to the fur used for the flames!]
Espeon: $25
Umbreon (made to order): $25
Leafeon (made to order): $25
Glaceon: $25
Sylveon: $25

Vulpix: $25
Alolan Vulpix: $25

Rockruff: $25

Litleo (made to order): $25

Meowth: $20

Fennekin: $20
This is the last "version one" Fennekin I have left. I have started using a new pattern, so once this one sells this will be the last of this kind.

Bulbasaur: $20
This is the last of "version one" Bulbasaur that I have on hand. The newer version has a bigger/more detailed bulb.

Original Plush:
I can make these in pretty much any color or combination of colors!

Penguins: $5 each
They are around 10" tall, and I have one in nearly every concievable color, not just the ones pictured. I am not kidding.

Turtle: $10


Koi: $10 each
I have the top two (white/black and all gold) on hand, while the bottom three are examples of previous ones I've made. They are all around 12 inches long, and as you can see they can be stand-alone or paired.

Elephants (made to order): $15
These plus are around 14 inches long/tall. The coloration and shapes in their ears (and on their flanks, not pictured) can vary.

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TCG Sales

Shop Rules:

Paypal only!
Minimum order $1 before shipping
Feedback is here!
You can click on any of the pictures for a bigger version of the picture. If you need any close ups or if a picture is too blurry, please let me know and I'll try to get a better/closer picture!
Not accepting trades at the moment, sorry!
Allpkmncollectors rules apply. Sales permission grandfathered in many many moons ago, when the internet was still
young. (I'm pretty sure lineealba gave me sales permission.)
DON'T LINK TO PICTURES IN YOUR REPLIES. Livejournal thinks you're spam if you do! It's much easier to tell me the price of the card you're referencing, or if you're trying to differentiate between two or more cards with the same name, go with the HP or an attack on the card instead.
The more information you give me about a card you're trying to buy, the better. For example: the HP, an attack name, and if you can see them the numbers at the bottom of the card (ie 110/112) are very helpful, especially if I have multiple cards with the same name and similar attacks/hp/etc.
If you are looking for a specific Pokemon, ctrl+f is your friend. Below each picture I have a list of each Pokemon or the Trainer cards that are in the picture. Newer cards (Black and White and onward) are at the top, older cards (Base Set - Neo Genesis with a few from sets past that) are closer to the bottom.
Almost all newer cards are mint condition - never played, and put straight into the binder after being taken out of the booster packs. Older cards vary, but most are probably in lightly played condition.


I ship from the south-eastern US. I can ship internationally!
Please leave me a zip code or country when asking for a shipping quote
If your package is lost in the mail, I am sorry, but I will not refund you for the items. (Note that in my entire 8+ years of selling online, I've only ever had one package go missing!)
For orders over $40 I require insurance to be added to the package. Otherwise, please request it if you want it!
 Cards will be shipped in a regular envelope (unless you request a bubble mailer) inside a card sleeve. Really rare cards (EX, LV X, full arts) will be in a hard plastic toploader.

Can be combined with shipping from my handmade plush post

Holographics, Promos & Other Rarer Cards:

Full Art N 101/101: $80 or best offer (mint condition)
Full Art Cheren 148/149: $16 or best offer (mint)
Golduck Break 18/122: $1
Volcanion EX 26/114: $4
Trainer's Mail secret rare 100/98: $5
Darkrai ex 74/122: $6
Sceptile ex 7/98: $1
Heatran lv X 97/100: $4
Meganium prime 109/123: $3

Crystal Edge 138/149: $1
Crystal Wall 139/149: $1
EXP Share 18/20 (Dragon Vault): $1
Blaziken FB 2/147: $2
Blaziken FB LV X 142/147: $4
Mew 29/124: $2
Lapras HGSS14: $3
Honedge XY12: $2
Happiny 14/17: $2
Tauros 5/17: $2
Litwick BW27: $3
Ralts RC8/RC25: $1
Spoink 7/12: $1
Southern Islands Butterfree: $3
Promo Mew: $1
Japanese movie Entei: $3
Southern Islands Vileplume: $1.50
Promo Unown: $1.50
Southern Islands Onix: $5
Fossil Raichu: $4
Base Set Clefairy: $2
Base Set Ninetales: $1.50
Jungle Wigglytuff: $2
Base Set Poliwrath: $2
Base Set Machamp: $2
Base Set Magneton: $2
Fossil Muk: $1.50
Fossil Haunter: $2
Fossil Hypno: $2
Jungle Electrode: $2.50
Fossil Hitmonlee: $4
Dark Weezing: $1
Base Set Chansey: $2
Jungle Scyther: $4
Jungle Pinsir: $4
Fossil Lapras: $1.50
Metal Energy: $2.50

Unless otherwise noted, assume all cards from here out are $1 each
 Charizard ($5), Blastoise ($3), Raichu, Clefable, Persian, Machamp, Dewgong, Muk

Tangela, Magmar, Gyarados, Quagsire, Scizor, Entei, Sceptile, Swampert, Beautifly
Shiftry, Loudred, Slaking, Sharpedo, Camerupt, Flygon ($3), Altaria, Claydol, Huntail
Metagross, Salamence, Torterra, Infernape, Mothim, Lucario ($2), Toxicroak, Magnezone
Rhyperior, Magmortar, Electivire, Porygon-Z, Gliscor, Probopass, Palkia ($2), Manaphy, Emboar
Stoutland, Crustle, Zoroark, Garbodor, Klinklang, Eelektross
Golurk, Volcarona, Zekrom, Vivillon, Sylveon ($2), Goodra, Noivern, Komala
Jangmo-o, Vileplume, Dewgong, Sunflora, Magcargo, Tyranitar, Entei
Swellow, Hariyama, Metagross, Bibarel, Cherrim, Lopunny, Toxicroak, Rhyperior, Dusknoir
Heatran, Musharna, Haxorus, Hydreigon, Diggersby, Yveltal, Pangoro
Moltres, Entei, Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Phione, Tornadus, Victini
Butterfree, Beedrill, Pidgeotto, Nidoqueen, Clefable, Wigglytuff
Vileplume ($2 - 1st edition), Venomoth, Dugtrio, Golem, Slowbro, Cloyster, Hypno, Electrode
Electrode, Rhyhorn, Kangaskhan, Mr. Mime, Scyther ($2), Pinsir, Ditto ($2), Zapdos
Kingdra, Wobbuffet, Unown, Murkrow, Sneasel, Misty, Erika, Computer Search, Scoop Up
Super Energy Removal, Pokemon Trader, Clefairy Doll, Here Comes Team Rocket, Lass, Imposter Professor Oak

Commons, Uncommons, Non-Holo Rares & Reverse Holographics:
Commons are 4/$1, Uncommons are 3/$1, and Rares are 2/$1. RH Commons are 3/$1, and RH Uncommons are 2/$1. These are in Pokedex order. Please note the letters and numbers - if you want to order one of these, just use that numbering system! For example, if you wanted to order the third Jigglypuff in the fourth row of this picture, youd say "Kanto1 D5 Jigglypuff" and then, if you wanted to clarify further, "the one with hypnotic gaze and expand".

Kanto1: Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, PIdgeot, Spearow, Fearow, Arbok, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Nidoran male, Nidorino, Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff

Kanto2: Wigglytuff, Golbat, Oddish, Gloom, Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Venomoth, Diglett, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Mankey, Growlithe, Poliwag, Alakazam, Machop, Machoke, Bellsprout

Kanto3: Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Tentacool, Graveler, Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Doduo, Dodrio, Seel, Dewgong, Grimer, Shellder, Cloyster, Gastly, Drowzee, Krabby, Voltorb, Electrode, Exeggcute, Koffing

Kanto4: Chansey, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Staryu, Jynx, Electabuzz, Pinsir, Tauros, Magikarp, Gyarados, Lapras, Eevee, Flareon, Porygon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops (disregard the extra eevees)

Johto1: Chikorita, Totodile, Croconaw, Sentret, Ledyba, Ledian, Spinarak, Ariados, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss, Natu, Xatu, Mareep, Bellossom, Marill, Sudowoodo, Hoppip, Skiploom, Aipom, Sunkern

Johto2: Sunkern, Sunflora, Yanma, Wooper, Quagsire, Murkrow, Misdreavus, Unown, Wobbuffet, Pineco, Forretress, Dunsparce, Gligar, Snubbull, Qwilfish, Scizor, Sneasel

Johto3: Ursaring, Slugma, Swinub, Piloswine, Corsola, Remoraid, Mantine, Skarmory, Kingdra, Phanpy, Porygon-2, Smoochum, Miltank, Blissey, Larvitar, Pupitar

Hoenn1: Treecko, Grovyle, Torchic, Marshtomp, Swampert, Poochyena, Mightyena, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Wurmple, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Lotad, Lombre, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Taillow, Swellow, Wingull

Hoenn2: Pelipper, Ralts, Kirlia, Surskit, Msquerain, Shroomish, Breloom, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Nincada, Shedinja, Whismur, Loudred, Makuhita, Hariyama

Hoenn3: Nosepass, Skitty, Delcatty, Sableye, Aron, Lairon, Meditite, Electrike, Manectric, Volbeat, Gulpin, Carvanha

Hoenn4: Spoink, Grumpig, Trapinch, Vibrava, Swablu, Altaria, Seviper, Barboach, Whiscash, Corphish, Baltoy, Claydol, Feebas, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull

Hoenn5: Duskull, Tropius, Chimecho, Spheal, Sealeo, Walrein, Relicanth, Clamperl, Gorebyss, Bagon, Shelgon, Beldum, Metang, Metagross, Salamence

Sinnoh1: Chimchar, Staravia, Bidoof, Bibarel, Kricketot, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Burmy, Combee, Vespiquen, Buizel, Cherubi, Cherrim, Shellos, Ambipom, Drifloon, Lopunny, Mismagius, Honchkrow, Glameow, Purugly, Chingling, Stunky (please ignore the fact that there is a Cherrim out of order, it was late and I was tired when I took this picture lol)

Sinnoh2: Skuntank, Bronzor, Spiritomb, Gible, Gabite, RioluSkorupi, Drapion, Croagunk, Finneon, Lumineon, Weavile, Lickilicky, Rhyperior, Tangrowth, Electivire, Gliscor, Porygon-Z, Probopass, Rotom, Gallade

Unova1: Snivy, Servine, Oshawott, Dewott, Patrat, Simisage, Pansear, Simisear, Panpour, Simipour, Munna, Musharna, Pidove, Trainquill, Unfezant, Zebstrika, Roggenrolla, Woobat, Drilbur, Tympole, Seismitoad, Sawk, Venipede

Unova2: Whirlipede, Scolipede, Cottonee, Whimsicott, Petlil, Lilligant, Sandile, Krokorok, Krookodile, Scraggy, Scrafty, Sigilyph, Minccino

Unova3: Minccino, Cinccino, Gothita, Duosion, Reuniclus, Ducklett, Deerling, Emolga, Amoongus, Frillish, Alomomola, Joltik, Galvantula, Ferroseed, Klink

Unova4: Klang, Klinklang, Tynamo, Beeheyem, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure, Axew, Cubchoo, Shelmet, Accelgor, Golett, Golurk, Pawniard, Bisharp, Bouffalant

Unova5: Rufflet, Braviary, Vullaby, Mandibuzz, Heatmor, Durant, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Larvesta, Volcarona

Kalos1: Quilladin, Braixen, Froakie, Frogadier, Bunnelby, Diggersby, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame, Scatterbug, Spewpa, Litleo, Flabebe, Floette, Gogoat, Pancham

Kalos2: Pangoro, Furfrou, Espurr, Honedge, Doublade, Spritzee, Aromatisse, Swirlix, Inkay, Malamar, Binacle, Skrelp, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Helioptile, Heliolisk, Tyrunt

Kalos3: Tyrantrum, Amaura, Aurorus, Hawlucha, Carbink, Goomy, Sliggoo, Klefki, Phantump, Pumpkaboo, Avalugg, Noibat

Alola:Wishiwashi, Mudsdale, Stufful, Bewear, Komala, Alolan Rattata, Alolan Vulpix (that's it, sorry!)

Trainer Cards are all 3/$1. Reverse Holographics are 2/$1.:

Trainers1: Ace Trainer, Altaria Spirit Link, Ampharos Spirit Link, Achie's Ace in the Hole, Aqua Diffuser, Aqua Patch, Audino Spirit Link, Battle Reporter, Bianca, Blacksmith, Captivating Poke Puff, Cassius, Cedric Juniper, Cheerleader's Cheer, Cheren, Delinquent, Devolution Spray, Dimension Valley, Dome Fossil Kabuto, Eco Arm, Energy Recycler, Energy Reset, Energy Switch, Enhanced Hammer, Escape Rope, Evosoda, Faded Town, Fiery Torch, Fighting Stadium

Trainers2: Forest of Giant Plants,, Fossil Researcher, Fresh Water Set, Full Heal, Gallade Spirit Link, Gardevoir Spirit Link, Giovanni's Scheme, Gengar Spirit Link, Great Ball, Greedy Dice, Hand Scope, Hard Charm, Helix Fossil Omanyte, Hex Maniac, Hugh, Indigo Plateau, Jaw Fossil, Kiawe, Korrina, Kyogre Spirit Link, Lass's Special, Latios Spirit Link, Lucky Helmet, Lysandre, Magma Pointer, Magnetic Storm, Maintenence, Manectric Spirit Link

Trainers3: Max Potion, Max Revive, Mountain Ring, Old Amber Aerodactyl, Paint Roller, Pokemon Center Lady, Pokemon Fan Club, Pokemon Ranger, Potion, Professor's Letter, Protection Cube, Random Receiver, Rayquaza Spirit Link, Red Card, Reverse Valley, Revive, Roller Skates, Rotom Dex, Sail Fossil, Sceptile Spirit Link, Scorched Earth, Shadow Circle, Skyla, Sparkling Robe, Special Charge, Startling Megaphone

Trainers4: Steelix Spirit Link, Steel Shelter, Steven, Super Potion, Switch, Target Whistle, Team Aqua Admin, Team Aqua's Great Ball, Team Aqua's Secret Base, Team Flare Grunt, Team Magma Admin, Team Magma Grunt, Tierno, Training Center, Trick Coin, Trick Shovel, Tyranitar Spirit Link, Wally, Wally's Training, Winona, Dangerous Energy, Double Aqua Energy, Herbal Energy, Shield Energy.

Other Energies are free with purchase - but be aware that adding energies may increase shipping cost!

Classic Cards:
Commons are 3/$1 and Uncommons are 2/$1

Classic1: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Squirtle, Wartortle, Caterpie, Metapod, Weedle, Kakuna, PIdgey, Pidgeotto, Rattata, Raticate, Spearow, Fearow

Classic2: Ekans, Arbok, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Nidoran female, Nidorina, Nidoran male, Nidorino, Clefairy, Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Zubat, Golbat, Oddish, Gloom, Paras

Classic3: Paras, Parasect, Venonat, Diglett, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Growlithe, Arcanine, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Abra, Kadabra, Machop, Machoke, Bellsprout

Classic4: Weepinbell, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Ponyta, Rapidash, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Magnemite, Farfetch'd, Doduo, Seel, Dewgong, Grimer

Classic5: Grimer, Shellder, Cloyster, Gastly, Haunter, Onix, Drowzee, Hypno, Krabby, Kingler, Voltorb, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Cubone, Marowak, Lickitung, Koffing, Weezing, Rhyhorn, Tangela

Classic6: Tangela, Horsea, Seadra, Goldeen, Seaking, Staryu, Starmie, Jynx, Magmar, Tauros, Magikarp, Eevee, Vaporeon, Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto

Classic7: Dratini, Totodile, Sentret, Hoothoot, Spinarak, Hoppip, Skiploom, Chinchou, Lantern, Aipom, Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Gligar, Murkrow, Unown, Granbull, Swinub, Remoraid, Qwilfish, Girafarig, Pineco, Teddiursa, Phanpy, Stantler, Larvitar, Corphish, Ralts

Classic Trainer cards are 4/$1. If they have a * beside their name, they are free with purchase because I just have too many of them and I don't want them.
Classic8: Arcade Game, Berry, Bill*, Blaine's Gamble, Celadon City Gym, Challenge!, Defender, Digger, Double Colorless Energy, Energy Ark, Energy Flow, Energy Removal, Energy Retrieval, Energy Search, Erika's Perfume, Fervor, Full Heal, Full Heal Energy, Gambler, Goop Gas Attack, Gust of Wind*, Imposter Oak's Revenge, Maintenence, Misty's Duel, Moo-Moo Milk, Mysetrious Fossil**, Narrow Gym, PlusPower

**Mysterious Fossil 1st edition is $0.50

Classic9: Pokeball**, Pokedex, Pokemon Center, Pokemon Flute, Pokemon March, Potion*, Potion Energy, Professor Oak, Recycle, Secret Mission, Sleep!*, Super Potion*, Switch*, The Boss's Way, Trash Exchange, Warp Point, Tickling Machine, Misty's Wrath

**Pokeball 1st edition is $0.50

Topps Cards:

Lapras: $2
TV1 Ash Ketchum (holofoil): $10 or best offer
Charmander sticker: $5 or best offer
Geodude-line sticker: $2
Assorted sticker card 1: $2
Assorted sticker card 2 $2
HV1 Ash Ketchum (holofoil): $3 or best offer
Squirtle: $3 or best offer

HV2 Jesse: $5 or best offer
Pikachu sticker: $2
Charizard: $5 or best offer
Pidgeotto (holo): $1
Vaporeon: $4 obo
Zapdos: $10 obo
Moltres: $5 obo
Abra (holo): $1
Krabby (holo): $1

The rest of the Topps cards are all 2/$1 unless otherwise noted:

Ivysaur, Pidgey, Pidgeot, Rattata, Fearow, Ekans, Nidorino, Nidoking, Ninetales

JIgglypuff, Wigglytuff, Oddish, Venomoth, Dugtrio, Mankey, Poliwag, Alakazam, Machamp

Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Tentacruel, Golem, Magnemite, Shellder, Cloyster, Hypno

Krabby, Seel, Dewgong, Aerodactyl ($5), Dragonair, TV6 Geodude, etc.

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Animazement 2011 Con Report

So funny story. I actually had my Animazement con report typed up and ready to post the day after the convention. My computer died and I stupidly didn't save it, and I haven't felt like re-typing it, so now here it is, two weeks out from the convention and no con report yet. xD So instead of a big, long, wordy con report here's an incredibly lazy bullet-style report:

Animazement 2011
Costumes worn: 3
Pictures taken: 60. Most of them were either Pokemon, my friends being crazy, or both. xD
Masquerade Awards won: 1
Times My Plush Tempura were squee'd over: too many to count

The Good:
-Artist's alley was pretty successful, considering we were only really open on Friday and Sunday
-Our skit (which we barely prepared for) got a judge's choice/honorable mention award!
-I actually got recognized wearing HGSS Sabrina
-Sooooo many picture requests when I wore Yuzuruha
-Scored random free VHS Slayers tapes
-Good finds in the Dealer's Room

The Bad:
-It seems like recently, every other Animazement there is some annoying, ugly con drama. :/
-We didn't have the AA table open on Saturday except for a while in the morning
-The masquerade felt...weird. It was well-run, but the awards felt "off" somehow...
-Most of the skits were terrible, and we could barely hear the ones that were actually good.
-Didn't feel like I was prepared enough for AA
-Lost my Pokewalker. D:

Overall the "goods" outweighed the "bads". I did enjoy the convention, and getting to do a skit again, regardless of the result, was really fun. :D

Here's our skit, which we spent all of one day on. Seriously. I came up with the skit idea on Thursday at work. We fine-tined it, got the script worked out, recorded the audio, shaved it down to under 2 minutes, mixed the audio and figured out blocking all in one night. And we got a judge's award for it. :D It's Pokemon (Black and White) in Wonderland, BTW.

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So today's swarm on SoulSilver is Chanseys, right?

I'm looking for a Lucky Egg, so I take my trusty ninja thief Kecleon with me and proceed to steal from every wild Chansey I can find.

AND THEN, all of a sudden, I noticed one of the Chanseys was white and green instead of being pink and darker pink.



I named her Lucky!

She is the first legitimate shiny I've ever actually owned that wasn't a red Gyarados. The only other shiny I've ever found was a Bellsprout in a rom of FireRed, that got deleted years ago.

Okay, now back to your regularly-scheduled f-list
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This post is about NaNuSewMo

NaNuSewMo - that stands for National Nuigurumi (stuffed toy) Sewing Month.

Basically, instead of writing a novel for NaNoWriMo this year, I'm going to try to make thirty plushies over the course of the month of November as my challenge this year. I've taken on a bunch of commissions this time and I have a few ideas of my own.

Will I succeed? What will I make? I'll be posting a master list here, and I'll try not to spam my f-list with the plushies day-to-day, but I make no promises.

Plushie List:

Clicking on each picture takes you to DeviantArt (if I've uploaded it yet) or just to a bigger picture.
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Here's a nice summary of my weekend, in picture form:


So AWA this year was...interesting to say the least. First time doing an Artist's Alley (I don't think NashiCon's really counts since I just sort of dump some stuff on a table and run around being all STAFFU~ instead of actually sitting at the table), so that was an experience. I really think the strict rules against fanart and the like hurt our chances of success, but whatever. Still sold some stuff, got some commissions so...I can't complain, right?

It was an interesting experience not trying to rush around and go to 500 events. Heck, I didn't even make it on time to all four of the things I said from the getgo that I wanted to go to at this con. I was also pretty exhausted for a lot of the con...nonstop work right before going to a convention will do that to you...

Anyway, without further ado, the con report!

Years I've Been to AWA: 3
Costumes Worn: 5
Pictures Taken: 95
Swag: Pokémon White, a bunch of Pokémon kids, Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story manga (one signed by Lisa Ortiz!), handmade Mijumaru plushie (is it still swag if I made it? xD)
Steps in Pokéwalker: 33,833 (not much walking to be done in Artist's Alley, unfortunately)
Favorite Costume: Gijinka Flygon again (what, it's such a fun costume to wear!)
Favorite Cosplayers: the trio of vin_faucon , al_icat  and cardcaptorkiki  as Izzy, Sora and Tai on Sunday.
Favorite Event/Panel/Etc: AMV Hell 5!
Con Plague?: Yes, unfortunately. =_=
Favorite Moment of the Con: *puts on Filia costume* *gets swarmed for pictures* D: "Wait, I still need to put half of the costume on!"
Kamen Riders spotted: only two but...damn were they cool!

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Awa's dealer's room had copies of pokemon black and white for sale. I totally bought white and picked mijumaru as my starter!

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Be warned: HUEG post of fangirling and spoilers and all other such nonsense ahead. Now that I've seen the whole thing, iiiiit's time to talk about Kamen Rider W! :D

Disclaimer: this is probably not my last post about W. I'm going to be rewatching it and flailing about it even the second time around. xD

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So overall, it's been nearly a year of watching this awesome show, getting attached to the characters, speculating about what plot twists Toei was gonna throw at us, wondering how long the series was gonna end up being, fangirling with friends both irl and online, stalking Pixiv obsessively, waiting impatiently for TV-Nihon to just sub the damn next episode already before finding out about W-time, and writing lots and lots of fics. It's been a great fifty weeks! And now that it's over, I totally and completely recommend this series to anyone on my f-list who hasn't already watched it. Even if you don't like Kamen Rider/Live-action...especially if you don't, actually.