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$108 pledged of $1,100 goal
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By Catalina Zavaleta
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About this project

Chanditoys are plush toys based on people. They reflect who you are and what you feel. They were created to help people talk about their experiences and views. This is meant to be comforting, as even the toy itself shows you an inner beauty you might not see. The overall goal of Chanditoys is to help people feel happier, one smile at a time.

Chanditoys were conceived with the goal of applying plush toys to therapy. In a world where so many people struggle with insecurity and unhappiness, Chanditoys are here to help people talk about who they are and what they feel.

 The process of designing your Chanditoy involves talking about what makes you the way you are, whether it's something that makes you happy or something that has hurt you. The more you talk about yourself during the designing phase, the more true to you and beautiful your Chanditoy can become.

Chanditoys start as a design that, once approved by you, is turned into a handmade plush. The design is created based on how you answer four questions:

1. How do others see you?

2. How do you see yourself?

3. How do you see the world around you?

4. What do you feel deep down?

The answers determine how the design looks using colors and symbolism that conveys the personality of the customer.

1. Determines the mask of the Chanditoy

2. Determines the color of the fur

3. Determines eye color

4. Determines heart color

The design is always shown to the customer for approval. Once approved, the design is turned into a handmade plush toy. The plush is 6 inches tall when sitting and 8 inches tall total. Chanditoys are made with soft minky fabric and stuffed with polyfill stuffing.

I have already put the idea out and received positive feedback from  people. Now I would like to advertise Chanditoys and take them to the next level, offering them to more people. This Kickstarter will fund three things needed to start Chanditoys off:

1. $150 for a website domain

2. $750 for advertisement

3. $200 for more materials such as fabric, thread, etc.

Risks and challenges

Although unlikely, it is possible that reward deadlines will take a bit longer to meet than expected. However, I will devote most of my free time to completing the rewards and getting them out as fast as possible. In the event that I cannot meet my deadlines, I will let everyone know. I will start on the smaller rewards first and then move on to the bigger ones.

It's also possible that the advertising won't work, but I have specifically selected sites that will most likely give me both a wide audience with the correct demographic.

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    $5+ pledge: One design for a Chanditoy

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    $30+ pledge: One Chanditoy design and an 8-inch plush version of it

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    $60+ pledge: One Chanditoys design, one 8-inch plush, and an additional Kickstarter exclusive 16-inch plush of the same design

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    $100+ pledge: 3 Chanditoy designs, three 8-inch plush versions, and one additional Kickstarter exclusive 16-inch plush of one design (donor's choice)

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Funding period

- (30 days)