I've gone to HeroesCon for several years; it was actually my first "official" date with Bats. (We also met on a Star Wars forum. Oh yeah, super sexy.) I always have a great time spending money on toys and tee shirts, seeing friends, and generally geeking out. The last two years I've brought a doll with me during the day, and actually gotten a few custom orders from it. After the all the positive response both online and off I took the leap and bought an artist table for this year.
|The Handmade Stuffs table|
I've never been a vendor at anything this well attended and never sold at a comic convention period. In the month and a half preceding Heroes, I spent the most of my free time lately basically chained to my sewing machine. I made sixty dolls in a just over month. Yeah, SIXTY. That doesn't include thirty little plush skulls and twelve Huttlets. I had nightmares about drowning in stuffing and had to climb over dolls to get to my sewing table.
|Behold the majesty of the Tower of Plush|
Bats was largely in charge of character selection, so the dolls I brought had a definite 70's and 80's tilt. I had some He-Mans (He-Men?) and Skeletors, Lion-O from Thundercats, Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars, and cuddly little Mr. T's. I also had some little Cobra Troopers and Destro from G.I.Joe.
Which lead to probably my favorite picture for the whole weekend, Cobra Commander with his wee minion.
|This makes me happy forever|
Skeletor was probably the most popular for the weekend. What's not to love about a muscely blue guy with a skull head? I've made Skeletor before, but this time I had some little plush He-Men so they could have epic battles.
One He-Man sold by himself, but luckily the rest went home with a Skeletor friend to play with.
I don't have many pictures of the actual convention as I was stuck at my table most of the time. (I'm hesitant to leave my very gruff boyfriend behind a pile of cute dollies for too long.) I still had a metric ton of fun talking to people passing by and watching people's faces light up when they saw the dolls. I was even able to overlook the eight hundred times a day I heard "It's a trap!" in references to the Admiral Ackbar dolls and "I pity the fool!" in reference to the Mr. T's. Comic conventions are looking like a whole new market for me and I'm really excited about the potential.
Now back to working on the twenty plus custom orders I have to do...