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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 13, 2014, 8:16 PM
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:icondrerika:
Drerika Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Not sure if you are still interested...
Anyway I'm currently holding and YCH of ball jointed doll drerika.deviantart.com/art/YCH… its only 90$, I just haven't received any serious interest, as I really want to make one...
I also can make human one if you'd like
And I also make plushies, just don't have good examples yet (will be doing one during the winter holidays)
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:iconlittlecrowe:
LittleCrowe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm sure I'm a bit late for the game, but here's a link to my two dolls I have. I created three, but one of them sold. (I have the other two, Aiva and Embers, because I just can't bring myself to sell them, woops! XD ) I love working with customers, and I'm willing to do a few different sizes and lots of different designs to meet your needs and price range. The joints are elastic, and they hold poses pretty well. I'm working on ball joints, but they're tough so it's taking a while. Anyways, I'm a super huge fan of yours and Dapper Owl's and I love your work :3 It'd be an amazing opportunity to work with you, I'd love to create one of your characters. I'm willing to do fur/stuffed bodies with poseable wires inside as well. I've done one with the plush/wire body, but I don't have it on dA just yet. I hope you consider it! Drop me a note it you'd be interested, even if you'd just like to brainstorm a few ideas. 

Love your work <3 

littlecrowe.deviantart.com/gal…
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:iconminajerie:
Minajerie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are the two open that I could find that kind of matched the style you were looking for. Sorry if I am repeating anyone!!

dollphinwing.tumblr.com/post/9…

leftandrightdolls.deviantart.c…
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:iconsestra-xo:
Sestra-Xo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! Hmm... i'm making dolls. In fact they are armatured textile dolls with clay faces or hands, but i make fully plush armatured dolls too.
I'm open for orders, but it takes a month to make a doll like these ones.
sestra-xo.deviantart.com/art/T…
sestra-xo.deviantart.com/art/F…
sestra-xo.deviantart.com/art/C…
I like clothes and try to make them as much detailed as i can.C:
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:icondlie:
Dlie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
One of my friend, Owlyjules, makes adorable small plushies with button eyes! I've got two and I'm so in love with them both!

Here's her doll gallery kohane-hime.deviantart.com/gal…

The only ref for her human like plushies are kinda old, but I'm sure she as more recent ones that aren't posted online. I've tell her about you and she proably would send them to you if you're interested!

(Are you looking for to make plushies of the two character I'm thinking of? Dom and Chris?)
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:iconivypanda:
Ivypanda Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! c: I actually do make plushies, (mostly animals) 
however, I have recently made an OC plushie for my friend homosama
I am not familiar with actually selling my plushies, but I would really like too!
I am very crafty when it comes to sewing by hand, and I am very good
at using different plushies patterns and stitches. I am willing to work diligently on a
plushie for you, if you would like me too. I will make sure that I make the plushie the
exact way you want it to be. If you want, I can tell you more details on how I make my plushies.
I hope you do look at the plushies I have in the link below and consider. vv 
sta.sh/28vhboag09x?edit=1
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:iconpupukachoo:
pupukachoo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'd make something for you if I weren't swaaaaaaamped forever and a day because your designs would be so cute (just curiosity's sake, what are you wanting)
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I have a few sets of things in reserve, what I would request would probably be based mostly on the kinds of things the artist likes doing/is good at. If they do demony things, i'd give them a demon, if they like cute humans, I would give them a human, if they did really nice costuming, i'd give them my clown, that sort of thing .3.  Really high on my personal pref list are a Demonroad Link and Ganon plush.
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Ghost-Messorem Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student General Artist
mrchibbe.deviantart.com/ This guy makes some good ones
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I can't seem to find any of his non-animal stuff :<
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:iconghost-messorem:
Ghost-Messorem Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
:C well crap, sorry.
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:iconkiarapyrenei:
KiaraPyrenei Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2014
Pukind on tumblr does some really amazing plushies, and i know she takes commissions, though I'm not sure if she's open at this very moment.

Here's some examples (I used her homestuck stuff since there was a nice masterpost with several plushes as examples)

pukind.tumblr.com/post/6974391…


Her stuff is fairly expensive, but it's very high quality! :D
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Yaah I have her in my examples of do want ;; she's always closed tho 8<
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:iconkiarapyrenei:
KiaraPyrenei Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
aw darn. I didn't even notice her stuff up there now I feel silly! That's too bad though, she's great
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Yah, I would buy the shit out of them!
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:iconstitchpunkz:
stitchpunkz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Try :iconshoriameshiko:, or maybe :iconmagnastorm:? I'm not entirely certain if they're currently are taking commissions, but I think they open them relatively often
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:iconmagnastorm:
MagnaStorm Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the mention but I don't think my plushies are what he's looking for =P
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:iconstitchpunkz:
stitchpunkz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
no probs ^^
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, I'm a professional plush maker and I make these for living now. I make all kinds of plushies, and I'm able to make their limbs poseable. :)
I even got a DD for a human plush lately. Here you have examples:
mrsvolv.deviantart.com/gallery…
(I talk over the details with commissioner so I don't have set style - I do what I'm asked for.)
On my profile on the left you have approximate prices (just the examples there are very old)
I'm open for commissions but I have quite big commission queue so it will take me some time before I finish it - still able to talk over the eventual deadline that fits you.
Just let me know if you are interested and we can talk over the details through the Notes.
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:iconpiquipauparro:
Piquipauparro Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello!
im a profesional plushie maker
Im grate at taking care of proportions, details and many other things check out my gallery to find out more!
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thank you for your interest! Your animal stuff is really cute, but right now I am looking for someone to make human plushies :heart:
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:iconpiquipauparro:
Piquipauparro Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, i make humans too, its just that nobody has requested one so far : p
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:iconbcullen:
BCullen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Check out:
sunfiredemon.deviantart.com/

She hasn't posted a lot of her sculpting and plushie work on DA, but she is extremely adaptable and her prices are reasonable.
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Hmmm, I can't seem to find anything in her gallery. Does she post elsewhere?
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:icondoodlee-a:
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm... Escaron Turtle-Arts  and sewgoods.tumblr.com/ might be worth looking at at least. :D
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:iconescaron:
Escaron Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for suggesting me. It really make me happy!!! :tighthug: :heart: 
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:icondoodlee-a:
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:D
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Thanks for the suggestions! I'm really looking for people who can make human stuff though :heart:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah okay I was gonna say I'm probably not your best bet for human dolls. I really only do creatures. ^^; But :icondot-doll:has some nice, poseable plush, both animal and human/humanoid. You might check her out. She's on tumblr as well. Not sure which she's more active on.
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:icondoodlee-a:
Doodlee-a Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not a worry! And good luck!
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:icontheemeraldmasquerade:
TheEmeraldMasquerade Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!

:stitchedalchemy: makes amazing and adorable plushies with a crazy amount of details and you can choose between several sizes of plush. Here are some examples:
stitchedalchemy.deviantart.com…
stitchedalchemy.deviantart.com…
stitchedalchemy.deviantart.com…


If you would like one from her you just have to send her a note or go to her Etsy shop. She explains everything here: stitchedalchemy.deviantart.com…
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Thanks for the info! The face style isn't quite what I'm looking for but her costuming is really nice! She seems to have some other styling on her etsy page so I'll check that out too :)
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:icontheemeraldmasquerade:
TheEmeraldMasquerade Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :). Yes, I thought so a few moments after sending the message! >-<
Yes, I'm always amazed by her costuming! Indeed, she's changed the style of the faces and she's always looking for new expressions. Maybe you could see with her for the face style you would like if you have difficulties to find the style of plush you would like?


In any case, I hope you will find what you are looking for :)
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:iconaruyasei:
AruyaSei Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Digital Artist
PlushMayhem has adorable plushes you could check out!
here's a link to her commission info ♥
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:iconlilithcosa:
lilithcosa Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Heeeey!! I am a figure/dolls and stuffs maker, actually I have some commissions in process to do but unfortunately I can't send you an appropriate commission info because I don't have one. 

Anyways, some examples of what kind of stuff I do, If you are interested I work with BJD simples as one of those cute dolls with painting eyes and the eyeball ones,  art toys over a vinyl piece, repaint dolls (like those 'monster high'), and figures no appropriate picture for this :'C
You can see more while you are waiting for someone else here. And I'm really sorry for haven't an appropriate presentation, most of them are to show the process and bad quality photos (not to mention that the old ones are with less quality). Feel free to stalk the pages.

About the price, I handle about 200 to 270 USD(no shipping included) more or less  depends of the size, material, complexity and the piece you prefer.

Hope you can find what you want, and thanks for the attention.  ;) (Wink) 
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sambees Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
these are really nice! I love your tiny majora's mask. Are you making a skull kid for it? The characters I'm looking for are both male, so it's generally hard to find a decent doll to do a custom repaint on, but I love your cute little ones. What kind of a base do you use for those?
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:iconlilithcosa:
lilithcosa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
I agree, It is hard to find some good male doll for custom it. 
For the little ones, I usually use  a Munny who is a customisable toy from Kid robot, these are the toys and come in different sizes. 
Work in a munny (Foomi is good too) allows me to make any human form for its shape and the ears or hands can be removed and/or lengthen the Legs. 

And yeah, I am making a skull kid just for now it is in stand-by
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:iconladykaltag:
LadyKaltag Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a friend who makes plushies. She is currently closed but on her etsy she says it should re-open soon. She likes to do lots of details on the outfits, it's really neat! www.etsy.com/transaction/21457…
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sambees Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
^^; closed is always the problem
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:iconladykaltag:
LadyKaltag Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet she won't be closed for too long, though
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:iconbella-ran:
Bella-ran Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My friend is one of your watchers and she recommended me for some reason. ^^' I made a pattern for a doll so I could make one for my friend. The one I made for her is supposed to stand, but the pattern can be made  for a sitting position as well. Her character is a Korean scholar and the doll is made in the amigurumi style, which uses yarn. I also sewed the costume instead of crocheting the clothing as well. There was no felt used in the making of this doll. If you are interested I would be very much humbled to do the job, but I understand if this isn't something you are looking for.

Here is an example of the doll I made.
1463114 637506522967584 1522789234 N by Bella-ran  
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
It's very cute! How detailed of clothing are you able to do on them?
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:iconbella-ran:
Bella-ran Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I try to be as accurate to the character as possible. Her design was fairly simple, but his coat is made from silky fabric, while his pants are a cotton fabric dyed to the specific pant color he has. The trim was made with ribbons. This guy has socks and shoes. In essence I can add as many details as are necessary. It's easier to know what details to add if I have a character reference. Here is some she provided for me below. 305cb1452fb02015acd8dfed0f9e1cc31375114864 Full by Bella-ran  
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:iconosmiummachine:
OsmiumMachine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if she'll be able to help you but you can ask my friend AiChibiAi for assistance, if you want.
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:iconwalkingmelonsaaa:
WalkingMelonsAAA Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   General Artist
Hello, I've done a few Plushie commissions before, but never over DA. I use fleece for the hair and nearly all of the doll unless the clothes look better in another fabric, because I personally love fleece, it is nice and it's not grows and stiff like felt, (I hate felt <X D)
I do also use Resin, I have a Ghirahim plushie that I have made with it and all his gems are out of cast resin but I don't have a picture of him on DA but my Vaati plushie (the second one with the purple) has some.. as well as marbles/little glass things.

The only thing I can't really do is make them sit up on their own due to the proportions I make the dolls, they are kinda floppy heads so sitting up doesn't work with how I make them, Unless, however, they have a pillow to lay back on, because then you can prop them up in a way where they do sit up if hey have a head rest, which is how I have them set up in my room. so idk if you would be interested in what I can do. But if you don't want to do that I could make a little wooden stand separately which looks nice, but I understand if this turns you off.

With little details I use Acrylic paint which stays on the fabric. with how great this stuff is for example, In art class one year I got acrylic paint on my jacket and even with washing it over and over once it dried it was still on my jacket a year later and still is. And it bends with the fabric, and does not chip off and is permanent. The eyes are also fleece sewn on and with paint details, so the eyes are soft and no flat. (I hate flat eyes too XD) (if you want button eyes I can do that too)

my full plushies like the ones below can range from about 10 to 16 inches

 I don't have a lot of examples on DA, but if you are interested here's some examples.

Chi Blocker Equalist plushie by pikminAAA Vaati Plushie by pikminAAA Nude Ghirahim, Vaati's disaproval by pikminAAA
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sambees Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I'm not super concerned with their actual ability to sit on their own. I more dislike it when their legs can't be bent at the waste because they've been sew into one big lump to the torso. I like being able to prop my dolls against things and have a bit of feeling of weight to them.

I love how clean the face looks on him! I'm not a very big fan of fleece or felt as cloths/hair, is this a staple of your pushes?
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:iconwalkingmelonsaaa:
WalkingMelonsAAA Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   General Artist
Out of Curiosity what do you want? like what are the characters you want to be made? (even if you aren't interested in commissioning me I'm still curious XD) if you're willing to tell? 

Also as a side note, I can never find any Caucasian skin colored fleece, so unless they are super pale like my Vaati plushie, the skin will be made from the soft adorable minky fabric which is very nice. 
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WalkingMelonsAAA Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014   General Artist
oh well if that's the case, yeah I sew the limbs on where they were once separate from the torso so that you can be flexible/bend the arms and legs at the waist and shoulders, and raise them or pin them into a fancy pose if you like,  and the limps are long and thin enough that you can round/bend their knees or elbows in too. 

 hahah I don't usually like showing this as an example of my work because it's not finished (this doll in person has clothing on now lol) and it's just a joke making fun of people making Ghirahim into a yaoi star (I'm not judging), but I had some fun bending his arms with this one a lot, (sorry I didn't do much with his legs) you can also see where the legs/arms have been attached so that they can be flexible with the limbs. 

Nude Ghirahim plushie by pikminAAA  Also you might notice that the neck is VERY thin, I don't have to do this for yours if this worries you if you are at all interested in commissioning me (if you aren't it's fine) I know a lot of people worry the head might fall off or whatever, but it's never been a problem with me, I've never even had the stitching come undone before, if you hold these plushies by the base of their head, there should be no worry in that because there's virtually no weight to their bodies at all. and even if you dangle them upside down by their foot I haven't had a problem either, because they do have a little cylinder of wood in their necks, so the weight isn't even pulling the fabric to tear or stretch which is the reason why I've never had one of my plushie's head's fall off. On the up side with a thin neck, is that you can make them look side to side or up and down like you can see in this example rather than stiff and only able to look forward like most dolls. 
Also just the same with the others, the small details such as the shines in his eyes, the white lips and the diamond under his eye are all painted on. 

I hate felt I never use it, plus I hate how it falls apart if you sew too much with it so you won't have to worry about me using felt for the clothes or any part of the plushie. I do use fleece for the hair and layer it (even if it's just straight hair), but I don't have to use fleece for the hair/clothing, I see that you like Faux and yarn for the hair, and I think out of the two yarn would look good/the best on the style I make them in out of the two. 

as for the clothing I can use really any fabric not just fleece, because when I make characters I like to make them as realistic (ironically) as I can to what the character would look like say if they were a real person, so as for the clothing goes sometimes I don't even use fleece at all. Also if the character you want has a cape, I always make those removable. 
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