So last weekend, I found a convention near me. It’s an “everything” convention: anime, scifi, fantasy, comics, etc. And last year when I went to a convention with my friend, she cosplayed as Orihime from Bleach, and I made her a Kon to go with it. She left Kon with me after the weekend, but the one day I walked around with her and Kon, everyone complimented it. I was told by dealers I should sell there. Well, unfortunately, due to school, I had to move away, but something jogged my memory about it, and I looked into conventions around here.
Now comes my biggest debate with myself: To sell or not to sell.
See, I like making things. I like giving them away to friends and family. I make them because they make me happy. I don’t have to stick to a schedule or watch what sells better than others. I just MAKE things and if they don’t come out like I was planning, no hair of my back because it was for fun. I don’t have to keep creating the same pattern over and over. I don’t have to worry if I’m charging too much, or not enough. I’ve looked into it for etsy, and the entire thing made my head spin.
But this would be a little different. I’d be around people and interact with them. It could be an experience to see what people like and what they don’t like. I don’t have to rely on my sometimes crappy pictures because the yarn is uncooperative and not photogenic. 😛
Anyway, I’ll decide sometime soonish. Until then, because I was curious if I could make little things quickly, I made these little guys. Both of them took about a day each.
So, he’s not green. But I really wasn’t going for accuracy, more as a “could I make him fast?” thing. I already had out red yarn for some other idea that I frogged. But this little guy is supposed to be Cthulhu. Or a representation of him. I dunno. I really was just playing around and thought I’d give it a try.
Next: I made a chibi Kon. He’s no where near as good as my big Kon, but he’s adorable and looks a biiit like the big one.
Little one I made this week..
Big one I made previously:
And of course, as my friend eggs me on to do things, my Orihime:
So you can see the big one needs an ARM to hold him. Really, I was going for as accurate as possible with him. Need to for Cosplay! Both of them still need buttons for their bellies, I just haven’t found the right one yet. >.<
But yeah, I'm still thinking about it. If I do, I kinda wanna keep things little because they're easier on me to make. But they definitely don't have the THWAP power that the big guys do.
Anyway, what about you all? I know sites like Etsy are huge, but any of you try selling your work locally? How'd it go?