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Offline devyrae

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Opinion on my shop?
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:09:48 pm »
Hello! I have started a small craft shop with my boyfriend and sister. Crafting has always been a pashion of mine and we have sold at Newcon PDX 12 and Chibi Chibi con 2012 and two school bazars so if you saw us please let me know. :D

Anyway im really nervous about it but I really want to booth at Kumoricon, but would any of you that go be interested in what we sell?
Or please give us opions on things you really like so we can make more if we do get a booth.


Here is our shop: https://www.facebook.com/Need4Things







We do custom orders of anything you would like. If there's something you want you don't see, just ask.
We also do color themed grab bags where you pick a color and price you want and we will fill it accordingly. (in example: if you ask for a $15 pink themed one then we shall fill it with $20 worth of pink things, we like trying to base it on your personality too :3  We have even done star themed, and pokemon themed!)

We have many different products and such so many theres something you or a friend will like?
Also if there is a fandom you love that you dont see us have something from please speak up..  8)


Thank you for your time. Hope to see you all at con~  ;D
Kumoricon 13 plans:
Ari -Okage Shadow King
Axel -Kingdom Hearts
Ash -Pokemon
Nick -L4D2

https://www.facebook.com/Need4Things
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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 11:18:12 pm »
OMG those heels are adorable!!
I'd totally want some with stuff on them. Idk what I'd want though lol Too much awesome stuff. How much do you charge for those anyway?


Btw, you're stuff looks great

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 12:27:18 am »
Thank you very much :D
These ones are $40 but we can do custom shoes of any sort. :3
Kumoricon 13 plans:
Ari -Okage Shadow King
Axel -Kingdom Hearts
Ash -Pokemon
Nick -L4D2

https://www.facebook.com/Need4Things
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devysisk-Modeling-Page/496336850429477

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 10:05:49 pm »
That's not bad lol Hmm..I wonder what I would want on them..If I ask for certain ones can I pick them up at kumori and pay there?

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 11:20:55 pm »
Yes you can, that way you save on shipping as well :3
I'll need your shoe size and an example of shoe style too. if you wanna pm me or send a message on the store page? ^^
Kumoricon 13 plans:
Ari -Okage Shadow King
Axel -Kingdom Hearts
Ash -Pokemon
Nick -L4D2

https://www.facebook.com/Need4Things
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devysisk-Modeling-Page/496336850429477

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 11:08:40 pm »
Oh, I PMed you, but you will probably see that before this lol


Not sure I can walk in those heels....I'd LOVE them just to have if anything..Put them on a shelf? lol


Anyway, I have a few ideas after I PMed you..
Pokemon, SAO, Sailor-V..Idk lol But yea, What other good heels are there to do this on?

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 10:11:50 am »
Wow! Devyrae, your stuff is so adorable. Did you have a booth at Sakura-con this year? I bet you will do really really well at Kumoricon  :)

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 08:03:45 pm »
Wow! Devyrae, your stuff is so adorable. Did you have a booth at Sakura-con this year? I bet you will do really really well at Kumoricon  :)

Thank you very much ^^ no i didnt get a booth this year (waiting list of the waiting list fun times) but im trying really hard to get in at kumoricon <3 thank you again very much.
I did sell at newcon pdx and chibi chibi con though ^^
Kumoricon 13 plans:
Ari -Okage Shadow King
Axel -Kingdom Hearts
Ash -Pokemon
Nick -L4D2

https://www.facebook.com/Need4Things
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devysisk-Modeling-Page/496336850429477

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 07:41:13 pm »
Hi Devyrae! I hope you've had a good experience so far at AA conventions. The idea of themed grab bags (like pink items) is a neat idea! I haven't really seen a lot of customizable grab bags, just pre-packaged mystery bags that you never know WHAT you might get.

I only have one concern about your shop (and aaa please don't think I'm going social justice warrior on you, you are new to AA, and I don't want you getting in trouble!). Your buttons look like they are the original copyrighted images taken from the web. While I know it might seem silly to draw the same symbol you can get online from a show, game, meme, etc. it is actually very illegal to sell art and imagery that you did not draw yourself. If you were to re-draw in your own style (no tracing or re-drawing it line for line) then it is a-ok for symbols and characters to be on buttons and other merch. However, you run into the risk of companies discovering your bootleg merchandise and suing you over something small, which is more costly for you than it is for them. I would suggest brushing up on copyright laws when it comes to fan-art and fan-craft.

This is from the Kumoricon AA FAQ about Fanart:

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Can I sell fan art?
Yes. As long as your art is composed by your own hand (no tracing or related activities) and does not violate any copyright laws, you are allowed to sell it. You will be asked to remove any art that does not meet these qualifications.

And regarding your homestuck merchandise: Hussie has expressed in the past that only AU/SPINOFF art/merchandise is okay to sell for profit. However, anything that is direct fanart from the comic requires permission from Hussie himself. Generally permission will only be given if you are charging only for cost of materials, giving it away for free, or are creating something that no one else can. You can draw homestuck characters for commission, however (as it is a one-off item and will not be reproduced). Needless to say, you are not legally able to take images from the comic and sell it as a button (as it is his work, not yours).

Buttons like that could be grounds to ban you from many of the conventions I've sold at. This rule is also upheld at Kumoricon and I would not be surprised if this merchandise would prohibit them from giving you a table :C

I think you will run into less legal issues with the pixel...things (I don't remember what those are called! It's the hot-iron things right? ANYWAY,) because you had to take the time to put the pattern together, but I would still refrain from basing the pattern completely off of copyrighted works from the series.

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2013, 08:31:29 pm »
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I hope you dont mind, but I'm going to message you about a couple of things >.>
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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2013, 09:31:36 pm »
If you get a booth I will defiantly buy from you :3

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2013, 10:11:29 pm »
If you get a booth I will defiantly buy from you :3

This means a lot to us! really it does. thank you very much <3
Kumoricon 13 plans:
Ari -Okage Shadow King
Axel -Kingdom Hearts
Ash -Pokemon
Nick -L4D2

https://www.facebook.com/Need4Things
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devysisk-Modeling-Page/496336850429477

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Re: Opinion on my shop?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2013, 10:41:14 pm »
Welcomes I am just a die hard for stuff like that!