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Tomopop About Town: Custom plushies at Kollision Con 2015

4:00 PM on 01.09.2015 // Tianxiao Ma
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Sure to bolster your cosplay

Anime conventions are great, aren't they? You go to see the cosplay (the good and the bad), maybe visit that same "Understanding Evangelion" panel that's at every con, and blow lots and lots of money at the vendor hall. Well, that's my routine anyway.

Kollision Con is a Chicago anime convention that, for reasons unknown, happens in the dead of winter. I went last Friday and Saturday mostly to do a bit of cosplay and concert photography. However no visit to a con is complete without a trip to the vendor hall. That's where I found a couple of booths featuring custom plush creations!

The header is a shot of Love You Sew's booth with showrunner Muggy. She started as a cosplay enthusiast who created little plush toys as accessories for her costumes (and for friends). Eventually she decided to make a business out of it, focusing on plushes that can go with popular cosplay characters. I don't know why more people haven't thought of that!

What drew my eye was the fact that Muggy was dressed as Ragyo from Kill la Kill. I might have made some awkward noises when I saw the plush Ryuko and Satsuki sitting on her table.

These catbug plushies from Bravest Warriors were my second favorite. The other offerings were also cartoon-based: Hambo and Gunter from Adventure Time, and Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls.

Next up is DragonFly's DreamShop, who had a set of plush dragons both large and small. As you can see above, the big ones were pretty darn big - very huggable as well. The black one features ornate eyes and a nice contrasting cloth on the underside.

On this one you can see how they actually have a few points of articulation. There were all sorts of other toys and trinkets at the booth, but the plush dragons really stood out.

There are more photos of both booths in the gallery, so check those out. And maybe click those links to their Facebook pages while you're at it!

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Tianxiao Ma, Associate Editor
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