Expanding Store Products
This will mostly serve as a mental note for me but I'm going to be working on adding new products to my Storenvy. At the moment, I only have prints, polymer clay charms, and one plushie.
Long ago I had opened a store for just plushies. I only sold cute pastel/kawaii food items --such as; poptarts, cookies, donuts-- with cute little faces on them (mostly just blushies and black highlighted eyes). They ranged in various sizes from key-chain sizes to small pillow sizes.
I love making plushies so that's the main focus of the products I'll be adding! So here's some ideas.
I'll be making poros! Of course I'll have the original poro and others featured in the LoL game itself, but I'll also be adding my own take on some --such as character-themed poros or skin-themed poros.
I also want to make them come in at least 3 sizes, a pretty normal/large size I see lots of poros made in, a palm-ish sized one, and a key chain.
League of Legends characters! I want to try to offer a variety of skins in different sizes. So for some I'll be able to do key chains and pillows that'll feature just the head of the champions. For most I could offer a full-sized plushies. I want to focus though on ones not already official offered because those are pretty darn perfect.
Now LoL champs won't be the only characters I make plushies. I'll venture out into other games, cartoons or something, maybe even custom characters for people? I'll also be making plushies of some items/weapons.
Coin purses! Mine will be zippered coin purse and be shaped like various characters. The ones I'll be staring off with will focus around Pokemon and LoL champs with trade-marked head pieces/faces. I'll eventually branch out to a variety of other things, once again with the possibility of custom characters.
Pillows! As I mentioned up there, I'll have some LoL champs as pillows, as well as other LoL items and characters (such as a kawaii Baron). I think I'll do Pokemon ones as well and other items or character faces from various animations, games, etc...
Blankets. So there are some items from League of Legends that'll work perfectly to make into a blanket. Won't say what just yet, but I'm hoping to make my first one very soon and share it with you all!
Ponchos. I know there's another name I've heard people call this article of clothing --or a few-- but I can't remember. There are some Ideas I have that would make for a cute poncho design --yes, some are LoL related.
Kigurumi! Most of my ideas are Pokemon focused but I'll eventually branch out to other things. I want to make a Gnar and Teemo one.
These won't be added till much later, since it's a much larger project.
I also mentioned this earlier, but I will be making plushie key chains and cell phone charms. Right now it's LoL focused but will eventually branch out like most things.
Hats. This includes different character/cosplay hats and character-themed fleece hats. Right now it's LoL and Pokemon focused but I have ideas for other characters from various things.
My ultimate goal is clothing. If you've followed me for a while you may have seen some sketches I've drawn up --some of those being casual LoL champ-themed outfits. I eventually want to be able to bring to life and sell original designs. I'd also like to eventually offer cosplay commissions for fabric, armor and prop pieces.
None of this will happen for a long time, though. I still have a lot to learn and new materials to gain experience with and the funds for.
And one of the last ideas --I think-- are replicas/objects/cosplay pieces. Small and simple ones though! Things that are easy to make and ship. Like accessories, simple clothing articles and/or small props. Maybe even some normal household items re-designed to be character-themed.
At the moment a lot of my products are LoL focused because let's face it ~I have a slight addiction (xD).
But if you are interested in any of these products and would like to help me get started/be the first to receive one, message me on my Storenvy, Facebook or in a comment here and I'll hopefully be able to get a custom and early order out to you. Otherwise you can just wait till I have the listings go up and made the example products --it'll be a while.
Most products will be made from fleece, felt or other various plushie materials.
I also plan and have been working on more clay charms. :)
More Print News
My test prints arrived today! I like them and the company shipped them quickly.
So I plan to set up shop to sell prints. I first need to order some packages (or find some at Walmart maybe) to ship them in. Once I have that all figured out I'll create the listings and put them up for sale on my Storenvy.
In honor of my store opening I'll be doing a give away with these two. I'll have a post up on my Facebook later about it. And I'm going to do it the old fashion way! ~Write all the names down put em in a hat and draw them that way.
They'll be signed, so sorry if that's a problem! >< (I hope not.) That's also what I need help deciding on, do I sign with my actual name or username? I've been leaning towards my username since that's what I guess I go by and watermark everything with (it's just still strange xD ). Either way my signature needs work, it's so bad ~but don't worry I'll practice a lot before I sign any prints... and I mean a LOT.
I think I'll be making it so that there'll be two winners. First place and second. So first place will get their choice and have to respond within 24 hours and then I'll notify the second place winner about their print and get all the shipping information and whatnot. Yeah, that sounds good.
I plan to do more give aways in the future as well, with prints and whenever I get extra skin codes (I want to try and get quite a few at Summoners Con if they hand any out ~hoping so!), and probably other things.
So I ordered two test prints to see how this method works. If I like how the prints look, the company, shipping, etc. If I do then I think I'll list some prints on my Storenvy :) I have it all set up to go. I figured why not. If they sell they sell, if they don't oh well. They'll all be pre-ordered anyways so after so long (and I have at least 1 order) I'll order a batch of prints (or the amount I need), sign em and what not, and then ship them out.
These are the two test prints I choose (without the watermarks of course ~ @w0lfierose ), The Malzahar is in the larger size 8x12 inch and the Katarina is in the smaller size 4x6 inch.
The larger prints will range from $10-13 at the moment and the smaller prints will range from $5-6.50. I determined my prices by adding up the costs of the prints to be made, shipping & shipping material, and picking a middle ground between the few most common print prices I saw.
I also updated my website's URL and appearance.
I've been considering selling prints, but that's only if anyone's even interest? ;^^ ~And once I have a bit more variety in my cosplays (which I should soon!).
I just always thought it looked like a fun idea and a fun way to make some spare cash to help with future cosplays! ><
They'd be signed of course (if wanted), along with any little message you'd want and what not (that always seemed like the funniest part! xD ).
So far I was thinking these photos? (They'd be unwatermarked in the prints too, btw).
It'd also have to wait till I figured out how to even get prints made and what not.
Yeah, but if anyone's interested I guess I'll look more into it.
Until then! :D
~Positive outcomes only! :)
I recently re-visited making polymer clay charms again. So I added some of the newer ones to my storeny and re-opened it. I'm not sure how long I'll keep it open though. But here's so photos of the most recent charms I just added. :)
For as long as my store is open I will be willing to do custom orders.
~Positive outcomes only! :)
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