It's always been my dream to design my own plush. My son and I enjoy a wonderful hobby, collecting unique and fun plush items from all over the world. Stuffed animals aren't only for children, they can be for adults too! By sharing this experience with my son and combining it with my love of art and design I realized I could make my dream into a reality.
Enter Atticus Kitsch - my Gentleman Octopus. (Yes, that is a play on words based on one of my favorite characters of all time, Atticus Finch, from To Kill a Mockingbird.)
(My son with Atticus Kitsch)
Atticus Kitsch was one of my very first octopus designs (he was designed back in 2009) and so far he has been the most loved and cherished character that I have created. He even has his own Facebook page created by fans!
Last year I ran a limited run of Gentleman Octopus Plush (that I refer to as Octoplush) to see how well they would do and they sold over the course of the year and they eventually sold out. I sold them exclusively through my website and at conventions.
(Atticus Kitsch and his many different views)
Many people have been asking me to make more, but I do not have the funds to get this accomplished. Why you ask? Costs go up and it's very very expensive to get a plush made.
If I raise enough funding I will be making more of my Gentleman Octoplush. He is durable and soft. Made from polyester fiberfill and fabric with an embroidered face. Each plush is professionally handmade and child safe. He has a tiny loop at the top of his head to hand from a keychain, backpack or rear view mirror.
Look at Atticus in action! His little tentacles even move together like he is swimming when you poke him lovingly in his posterior region.
(Swim, swim, swim)
Here is just a sample of some of the sponsorship rewards I am offering including rings, necklaces, stickers, cell straps, buttons and a awesome pocket watch! There are of course more than this but these are just some tasty samples!
ALL LEVELS of donation (with the exception of NO FRILLS ATTACHED) get mentions on my website with their name and if you own a business a link to your website, plus a hand written thank you note from me and my son!
(Some of the rewards offered - there are many more! Check it out)
(Sample of one of my Octopus hand sculpted statues - 3 inches)
(Deluxe Gentleman Octoplush with removable cane pin & monocle chain)
Production and Goals:
Production of the plush can take up to three months to make based on the number made. My goal of $4500 includes production of my Gentleman Octoplush, reward fulfillment, fees and shipping costs. Sadly, if my goal isn't met I will not be able to get him remade.
- (30 days)