For the last several years my husband and I have been making creepy but cute plush dolls by hand to sell at conventions and online under the name of Creepy Kawaii, but in 2015 we took a giant step forward into the plush manufacturing world to create new, more detailed designs! Our Kickstarter at the beginning of 2015 was very successful, and due to that success we were able to fund three new plush dolls into our regular lineup!
Now with over a year of selling our manufactured plush dolls under our belt, we have decided to introduce a few new creepy cute dolls into the world! Meet Cerin the Spirit Catcher...
(Pronounced “Sear-in”, meaning “little dark one”)
Cerin is a supernatural being that chose to live out his immortal life in the form of a black cat. Each night he visits people in the dead of night and presents them with a gift... a dead mouse. Little do we know though that the “gift” is actually an evil spirit that Cerin caught and manifested into the form of a dead mouse to give to the human to show them that he saved them from harm. Whether the human he visits accepts the “gift” or not is beyond his concern. He will present the mouse regardless of the human's appreciation towards him, then will disappear into the darkness, looking for the next human to save...
For those that decide keep Cerin's “gift”, good luck will come and evil will be held at bay...
CERIN'S PLUSH DOLL
Cerin will cost about $7,500 to start production on (including KS costs, etc). If successfully funded, Cerin will be made from super soft minky fabric, will be about 12" in size, stuffed with poly stuffing, will have glow in the dark embroidered eyes, and will come with a detachable mouse!
VINCENT THE SKELETON - UNLOCKED!!!!!!
Once we are able to go past our production goal of $7,500, we will add a new plush doll into the project, "Vincent the Skeleton" as a ***$10k unlockable plush!
***UPDATE 10AM EST 1/11/17 - SINCE WE ARE SO CLOSE TO FUNDING VINCENT I DECIDED TO UNLOCK HIM EARLY! VINCENT WILL NOW BE A SELECTABLE PLUSH IN BACKER REWARDS LABELED "ANY UNLOCKED PLUSH"!!
Ever hear of the term “skeletons in the closet”? Well Vincent is actually that skeleton, but he doesn't exactly live in your closet. When Vincent finds out that humans are having bad dreams, he visits them through their closet and chases the bogeymen away that haunt them in their sleep! Once the bogeymen are chased away and all is clear, he carefully tucks the humans back into bed, soothing them into a blissful slumber.
VINCENT'S PLUSH DOLL
Vincent will be made from dye sublimated* minky fabric, will be about 12" in size (10” sitting), will be stuffed with poly stuffing, and will feature moving joints in the arms, legs, and neck!
*Dye Sublimation Process: Dye Sublimation printing is a technique that uses heat reactive inks on top of fabric (in our case, a fabric called Minky which is super soft to the touch). It is a permanent process that makes the ink become a part of the top of the fabric. I chose to go with dye sublimation over embroidery because I wanted the entire doll to have details, but I still wanted it to remain soft and huggable. With the dye process we are using, the black printed on the fabric shouldn't fade, even after multiple washings!
Please note with the dye sublimation process, your doll *may* have a few tiny white spots/cracks though, as is generally unavoidable on the joints of the doll.
YUREI-NEKO AND CERIN'S POUNCING POSE
***Yurei-Neko and Cerin's Pouncing Pose were removed on 1/3/17. They will be featured in another Kickstarter in the Spring/Summer!***
Show off your love for Cerin and Vincent with this amazingly adorable button pack! Buttons are 1.5" featuring metal backings and come in a pack of 5!
These 3" beautifully vivid waterproof vinyl stickers come in a set of three. Featuring Cerin, the Evil Spirit, and Vincent!
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PRINT
This print is exclusive to this Kickstarter and will not be sold at my Creepy Kawaii booth or online! It will be signed by yours truly and will come in a protective sheet with cardboard backing. The print itself will be a vivid and high gloss print on a nice thick premium photo paper (watermark will be removed).
Three initial 2" double sided clear acrylic charms (Cerin, Evil Spirit, and Vincent) will be available from the beginning of the Kickstarter to select as a backer reward. Additional charms including designs from Guest Artists Lucky Squid Studios (http://luckysquidstudios.storenvy.com)* and Kimchi Kawaii (http://www.kimchikawaii.com/)* will be unlocked at the following levels:
- Creepy Kawaii dangle charm $8k
- Lucky Squid Studios dangle charm $8.5k
- Kimchi Kawaii dangle charm $9k
- Free mystery keychain charm will be added to all backer rewards $30 and up at $9.5k
*Guest charms are exclusive to this Kickstarter only and will not be for sale at conventions or online beyond a very small amount if any are left over from ordering.
CANDLE BY BUTTERED BUNS STUDIOS
Guest Artist Buttered Buns Studios (http://www.butteredbunsstudios.com/) will be creating an awesome smelling soy candle for us to include in some of our backer rewards! The candle's scent is "Cerin's Protection Blend" and features gentle notes of Blackberry, Amber, and Cassis!
Did you know that Blackberry is a powerful protection herb? It can be used around the house to ward away evil spirits!
Buttered Buns candles are made of 100% pure soy wax. All natural and bio-degradable, and contains no petroleum, paraffin, or beeswax products!
For those of you that would like more items in your backer reward than I currently offer, I will have an Add-On Shop after the Kickstarter is over!
If you are an International Backer, please note: International Backers will be responsible for their own Customs Taxes/Fees, should any arise in the shipping/handling process.
As always, I want to thank all those that have decided to back this Kickstarter, shared this Kickstarter, or even just took a few moments out of your day to take a look at this Kickstarter! I truly appreciate your support!!!
Risks and challenges
There is always a chance that we won't hit our production goal of $7500, and if that is the case you will will not be charged for your pledge.
If we DO hit the Kickstarter goal of $7500, we plan on sending the plush into production as soon as we are able to receive backer funds (which usually takes 14-30 days after the Kickstarter ends to be deposited). We have a delivery goal of May 2017, but please understand that this may have to be bumped up a month or so in case there are any production issues/delays (we have a good relationship with our plush manufacturer, but as with any overseas production there may be forces working there beyond our control that may delay production). If this is the case though, we will keep our backers thoroughly informed!
Charms/Buttons/Stickers/Prints are scheduled to be shipped out in May, but will mostly likely be shipped out earlier to backers (that is if the backer selected an item only, plush pledges with items will be shipped out in May).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Cerin has to fund first, then once we get to $10k (the first unlockable plush), I will create new tiers to include "Any Unlocked Plush" and "Any Two Unlocked Plush". Backers will be able to update their pledge to select the new tier of their choice!
YES! And this time plush will have the correct SIL tags on them to reduce customs issues. HOWEVER, if you are an International Backer, please understand that you will still be responsible for your own Customs Taxes/Fees, should any arise in the shipping/handling process. I will not be able to cover this for you, and I will not be able to send you a replacement package.
You can select a backer reward at any time, but you will not be charged until the campaign is over (and successfully funded). Backing early can actually really help, and it shows that you are really intersted in the campaign!
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