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How to Get Manufactured Plush by celesse How to Get Manufactured Plush by celesse
I've been getting a lot of questions on how to get professionally manufactured plushies, so I thought I'd make a quick "tutorial" :lol:

There's no trick to it really, it just involves making a substantial investment and throwing a LOT of money at a company, usually to the tune of $2,000-$3,000.

There are a lot of companies out there that specialize in producing custom plush (though none are named Plush-R-Us or operate from lemonade stand booths to my knowledge) and they are more than happy to work with you to make your plush perfect, but they usually require a minimum order of 500. That's a lot. You can't get just one or two made.

It's definitely not something anybody can do on a whim or for fun, unless you have three grand to waste. And you have to consider the design carefully because if the plushies don't sell you're out a butt-load of money.

It's been a fun and rewarding experience for me though. My own plushies are selling well enough that I'm definitely considering doing more in the future :)

Edit: Added a happy customer panel :XD:
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:iconpastry-bunny:
Pastry-bunny Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ah, lol i love plush bunnies too
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:iconclari999:
clari999 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The page?
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:iconsamiferismyotp:
Samiferismyotp Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
lol
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wxzhenghoppytruffles Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy!!!!
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Annagong963 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you gave him 3000 so he made 6 plushies?
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:iconjeanawei:
JeanaWei Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Minimum is 500 pieces means you have to order at least 500 plushies. So if you calculate, that's $6 a piece~
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:iconannagong963:
Annagong963 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ohh I see thank you
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:iconxxxplushie:
XXXplushie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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:iconryoni93:
Ryoni93 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Hey What company do you order your plushies from?
The ones I find through google don't seem to have very high quality ^^'
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SongMina Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
:squee: <---- thats all
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:iconsquishyseaslug:
SquishySeaSlug Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, now I'm just glad that I have a basic sewing knowledge.
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:iconnonstopplushies:
nonstopplushies Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Was looking up kawaii plushes then stumbled across this. Lol... Funny
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:iconvampireacinoriv:
VampireAcinoriv Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
is I was A Milliomaire I'm Already A VIP Now. xD
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ShadowMikku Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh how I wish I made enough money to do something like this, XD. Or rather, if I could find someone who IS actually makes custom ordered plushies of decent quality. Don't know that I'd want to do THIS exactly, XD. Unless there was actually profit to be made.
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Shaun-shau Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If i was a wacky i millionaire i would do this JUST to be like the last panel!
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:iconkenzija:
kenzija Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha lol
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:iconidontfearyou:
idontfearyou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
-sigh- I wish I had the confidence to even think about doing something like that.... -IDEA!-

-blushies- Wanna be my Senpai? .///o///.
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flutist Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fyi, in my country you can find companies able produce 1 small doll for about $3, for a minimum order of 50 pcs = $150, but the fabric/material and quality might not as good as your vendor.

Big doll cost about twice the price with same minimum order.

Once I found a doll artisan that willing to do 5pcs minimum order custom doll (medium size, quite detailed, good quality) for $12,5 each, but the company I work for (I'm a designer there) didn't approve that budget ($62,5 for 5 doll) because the price is considered as very expensive for our standard. Pity :nod:
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Interimnity Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cute. :happybounce:
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:iconl-a-b-r-a-d-o-r:
L-A-B-R-A-D-O-R Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
his face when he is having money thrown at him XD
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SchwarzerRitter Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Does that mean there are Game Cat plushs?
I don't want to buy one, just curious.
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:iconnecrophyte:
necrophyte Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
i can vividly hear the ch-ching in panel 2
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:iconcodebamboo:
codebamboo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
ngaaaw, this is so adorable ♥
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:iconmissterre:
MissTerre Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Owwwww! Can you tell me where you've ask to made your plushies?
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:iconnathaniel2k:
nathaniel2k Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
lols hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa is bad enough for me and posters...so hard getting a design with perfect lines
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:iconkinata94:
kinata94 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
...are there plushies that look like that?
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:iconcelesse:
celesse Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The fat bunnies? There sure are! --> [link]
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:iconkinata94:
kinata94 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
GOOD JESUS SO SQUISHABLE LOOKING.
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grumpypig102 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
are the buisness men are always that happy? lol
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starwberry-addict Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student General Artist
pffffffffffffft i love this!!!!!!!
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GreenSlimeGhost Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
if i hade 3 grand i would do the same thing XD
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C3POwn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
if i ever have 3 grand to much I am soooo gonna do that ^^

it just seems awesome, having a room filled with 500 plushies, just swimming in bunnies ^w^
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:iconimswiiinging:
imswiiinging Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
haha!! cute and hilarious......i added it to my fav.
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:iconimswiiinging:
imswiiinging Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
haha sorry i meant put this comment on the plushie comic!!!
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lilpixiegirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Attack of the fluffy bunnies! lol, love it tho!
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:iconnecrophyte:
necrophyte Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
ROFL

fuckin ROTFFLMFAO
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:iconcherryclover:
cherryclover Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 thats hilarious!!!
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aliceblueartist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
I have plushie of zuzu (zuko) OH AND A TACO AND BUNNY ADN A CUPCAKE AND A BEAR etc...............
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luka-shaun Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
SO CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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SuperDex2011 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
cute
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:iconswarage:
swarage Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Digital Artist
nice!
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wolfrunner326 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Millions upon millions of plushies!!!!! YAY!!
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Yin-Yang is harmony. Yin-Yin is a name for a panda :D
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Cheshire-Fox65 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Too cute for your own good :D
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danmtzp Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
cutest thing I ever saw!!
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:iconchalodillo:
ChaloDillo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That explains everything!
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Artsy-Gnome Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
i so want to do that.... i just need 3,000 dollars... XD
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koooanikaa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
LOOOL, i like how they have the same faces
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:iconprincestomboy:
PrincesTomboy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder where I could get just one custom plush... but safely not like giving some random person on the internet my adress.
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celesse Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Um, you can't really get it without giving out your address. But if you're really worried about it you could rent a P.O. Box from your local post office t have it sent to.
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PrincesTomboy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, I mean like, an official place tht makes custom plushes that doesn't have a large minimum. I'd rather not just ask some random person ^^;
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