Alas, after creating the FanShroom and being comfident about applying to Fan Expo, I called their office to find out – not surprisingly – that they were at their capacity for Artist’s Alley and had quite a long waiting list.
But, at least I got a cool FanShroom design out of it! 🙂
Congratulations to Heather from http://wwwTrampt.com for winning the first set of FanShrooms in my hidden contest!
I’ve got this weird idea in my head that I might be able to swing going to fan expo with a toy and make enough money to at least afford the experience. Part of this weird idea is hinged on the following:
- whether I can be happy enough with a toy design to take there.
- whether I can convince myself to take the risk.
- whether, at this late date, I can actually get a spot at Fan Expo.
So here’s the first step, FanShroomy, a sketch:
And the next step, was to make a 3d model… The middle model was created first, and then I thought it would be nice to give it a couple of friends for variety. Here is the render:
And the next step … print it! I’ve taken off a couple of prints already and modified them to make them look nicer / print better. I have a set that have been spray painted with a base coat drying at the moment.
Updated with a shot of the 3d prints w/ base coat:
If this works out, then I think these, along with some Lucky Kitty’s, Monster in a Kid Suits, Tiki toys from my Pirate Festival Collection, and perhaps some skully plushies, will be enough to make it! Wish me luck 🙂
I’ll be heading out to the Pirate Festival (www.thepiratefestival.com) on the August long weekend. I wanted to include something new .. something different … something piratically congruent, yet not piratically trite. So I chose tiki! And I found there is quite a vibrant tiki following, at least in the states … at least in the state of California lol. But there are little pockets of enthusiasts everywhere. You can find out about them here: (www.tikiroom.com)
Here is the result, so far:
And here are some process photos: