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Since the majority of you guys like this idea best, I've decided to go with it :)

All you have to do is create a plushie that resembles you or reflects you - it can be as abstract, simple, plain, ect. as you please though it may help if you post a bit about how it reflects you and why you designed it the way you did in the artist's comments when you submit. I've created a brand new folder just for the contest so please post there or I won't be able to find it.

Also, the plushie that you create must be created for the contest so don't just use whatever you have laying around. This is a creativity/design challenge so you can't use something you've already made. Also, it goes without saying that you can't used a store bought plushie. You can create and submit as many plushies as you like but you will only be able to win once.

The contest will be from now until the end of the month and entries will not be accepted after July 31st.

The entries will be judged based on effort, fitting the theme, creativity, and quality by myself and a few other judges. Perhaps someday I can upgrade to SuperGroup and have votes but until then, it's just us judges. We promise to be fair though.

The prizes for each place are:

First
A journal mention here on Simply-Plush
A journal mention from Meoi-lawlcat
A journal mention from MollyDollies
A yellow chibi kitsune Chao-Fangirl.deviantart.com/ar… and a chocolate-covered beige donut Chao-Fangirl.deviantart.com/ar… from Chao-Fangirl  (Can be shipped worldwide)
A custom hair accessory www.facebook.com/pages/Kaleido… from monsterunderyourbed1 (can be shipped worldwide)
A Sew By Numbers kit www.sewbynumbers.com/ from Toenolla (can be shipped worldwide)

Second
A journal mention here on Simply-Plush
A journal mention from Meoi-lawlcat
A journal mention and a teru bozo keyring from MollyDollies (Can be shipped worldwide)
A yellow chibi kitsune Chao-Fangirl.deviantart.com/ar… and a chocolate-covered beige donut Chao-Fangirl.deviantart.com/ar… from Chao-Fangirl (can be shipped worldwide)
A bunny plush 3.bp.blogspot.com/_2QwKJcGl1Yw… from Saint-Angel (Will only be shipped inside of the US)

Third
A journal mention here on Simply-Plush
A journal mention from Meoi-lawlcat
A journal mention from MollyDollies
A yellow chibi kitsune Chao-Fangirl.deviantart.com/ar… and a chocolate-covered beige donut Chao-Fangirl.deviantart.com/ar… from Chao-Fangirl  (can be shipped worldwide)
A chibi drawing from BlueEyesNeko
A drawing from Meoi-lawlcat
A keychain from Spaceout626  (can be shipped worldwide)


If anything needs to be changed, removed, ect, please feel free to bring it to my attention. Also direct any questions/comments/concerns to me via note or comment. Thank you guys so much for your generosity :) Hopefully we'll continue to have great prizes like this in the future!


One last note, arcanagirl needs your help.

"Can anyone give me pointers on how to promote my store free, or maybe why I am not selling my items? I am 500$ in the hole now and only buyers were my brother and mom, plz help"

If you have any tips for her, please note her or comment. I'm sure any help you can give her at all would be very much appreciated. Thank you guys so much! If any of you would like for me to post your questions, ect in a journal, contact me and I'll do my best to get the word out so you can get help/answers.

I'm looking forward to what you guys come up with. I'll be entering a plush of my own (but don't worry, I can't award myself any prizes other than a pat on the back and a well-deserved bowl of icecream) so I hope you guys do too :) Good luck everyone!
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:iconmollydollies:
MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I did my research, and I will ship worldwide. Could you please edit my shipping information for the teru teru bozo keyring?
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I updated it :)
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:iconmollydollies:
MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thanks! :)
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem :)
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AyumiPanda Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i'll do it!
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome sauce, I can't wait to see :D
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:iconquirkandbramble:
quirkandbramble Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I think I'm in on this one! =D
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweetness :D I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do :D
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:iconsexual-pancake:
Sexual-Pancake Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ima totally join this contest x3
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay :D
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Deus-Marionette Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I post an entry just for fun?
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sure :)
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kiddomerriweather Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Here is my entry! [link]
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Hakura-chan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
The idea is super cute, I just don't know if I'll be able to participate.
I just returned from a one-week holiday and won't have that much time the next weeks with very much things to do.. well, we'll see^^
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hopefully you can manage to squeeze it in :)
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:icondeus-marionette:
Deus-Marionette Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a cute idea for a contest.
Awww I already created a me though, but it'll be cute to see everyone's plushies

I have an idea for Arcanagirl
A little commercial on youtube. It's free and thousands of people visit it each day.
A little creative commercial showing what they are selling
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, oh well, c'est la vie.
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Lala-Kagamine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
jajaj is very fun this contest....i have to think what i'm gonna do.........
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't wait to see what you come up with :)
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Lala-Kagamine Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
jeje tnx!!
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Spaceout626 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
True dat on the language barrier thing. Most people who learn English as a second or whaterver-th language take WAY more care learning/speaking it than people who speak it their whole lives.
Ooooooh I'm so excited about this!!! I probably won't win but I'm gonna have FUN with it!
Hey SandFan, when's the deadline for the prizes?
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
People who know English as their first language tend to butcher it at leisure.

You should get the keychain done by the end of the month, if that's what you mean.
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Spaceout626 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sad but true :(

Sweet, I'll start on it right away.
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alright, thanks :)
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Diegoagogo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
the best ideas ALWAYS come when you go to sleep.
or while you're sleeping.
anyway, i heard of some people who took their best plushies to anime ocnventions and stuff, to sell them there. i guess you can get a stand or a booth in a convention and sell some of your plushies, along with some business cards with your DA or gallery address.
i hope i got clear on that. i hate this lenguage barrier and stuff
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, the best ideas come just before you go to sleep or while you're sleeping and the ones that make absolutely no sense at ALL so when you wake up in the morning and look at what you wrote down to see what AMAZING thing you thought up while you were half-asleep/asleep you find something like "Tie chickens to my hair and salsa." And then you hit yourself.

And you're pretty good with english so it's fine, I understood everything you were saying. You speak english better than most Americans that I know.
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MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Awesome, I was hoping that this would be the theme! I've been wanting to plush myself for the past few weeks, and this gives me the excuse to actually do it :XD:


As for promoting your shop, the best way I've found is to make up business cards and send them off with any friends who are attending various conventions. Passing cards out in that way gets a lot of attention. :)
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SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I look forward to seeing what you do. I'm excited to get started myself. I just need to buy a few things. I got a great idea last night when I went to sleep :P
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MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Ah yes, I get some of my ideas in bed too :)
For this to work, I just have to find the right color hair. For some reason the craft stores never sell a wide variety of shades. Just black and blonde and if you're lucky, brunette :P
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, that's why I tend to go with felt for whatever hair colour I need. I wish I could move on to something better quality, like velour, but I have no cash... So hopefully I can get a job and raise enough to get myself better fabric... or I can just use the ton of tiny packs of yarn my mom bought randomly and gave me.
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MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I like to use thread or doll hair whenever I can, for a little more realism. but felt is the most available and easiest to use. :)
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have some curly blonde doll hair but I haven't had the chance to use it and when I do, it'll be my first time using it. I like the yarn look but I'm bad at that... and felt is cheap, easy, and comes in a ton of colours so I prefer it.
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MollyDollies Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Makes sense.
I already have a few ideas that I want to try! :)
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome :)
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RussianMaple Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now does it have to be a plush of a human or can it be a fursona? I have a really hard time making humans -.-
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It can be a fursona if you like :)
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fishinasquirrelsuit Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Yay! Thanks for picking my idea! :la:
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not a problem, everyone loved it - including me :P
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fishinasquirrelsuit Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Thank you! :)
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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OHKayleigh Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
im so excited this is such a good contest idea i will get making very soon :D
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't wait to see what you come up with, good luck!
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Diegoagogo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
i GOTTA try this!
and i must say i love that "can be shipped worldwide" thing, btw.
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made sure to ask everyone where they were willing to ship after someone asked if the contest was worldwide or not. I'm glad that I did :)
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Miss-Optimus-Prime Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Weee! :icondummylaplz: Contest! But how long will it be, if I may ask? That's the only thing I did not see in the journal.
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You missed it (I put it in a dumb place), I'll put it in the title (and maybe a better place). It's from now until the end of the month :)
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Miss-Optimus-Prime Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohh, okay! Well then I cannot wait to see who it is that shall win! :D I love contests! :dummy:
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:iconsandfan:
SandFan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm pretty excited for the outcome as well :D
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kj-n-thuytien Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Woot!
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