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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

Is it bad if someone made a booth dedicated to personal hygiene?I forgot my deo and had to run around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get to a local store.I don't think I'm the only one and I don't think its offensive.What do you guys think?
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:28 AM

Offensive? Consider the profit that you'd make.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:38 AM

It's not a bad idea honestly. The only thing that I could see that may prevent it is the Hotels saying you can't do that because they already have little shops in their hotels where they charge for it. One of the reasons vendors can't sell food in Donald E. is because of the people they already have selling stuff like pizza, ice cream, and hot dogs.

The idea has legs though and I'd say its worth asking if you're serious about it. IDK if possible, but if you somehow made the items anime-related maybe it would boost sales and encourage better hygiene. LOL
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

I mean some places had no shops and I haven't seen any rules stating that we can't sell those things,just food.I think I'll see if I can do it because I feel as though people would take the chance to clean up(those who didn't or couldn't) better if it was affordable..lol
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:41 PM

The booth that had those ACen t-shirts had little soap bars for sale. That's pretty close. :P But yeah, this is actually a really good idea.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

View PostKursitofu, on 21 May 2013 - 06:41 PM, said:

The booth that had those ACen t-shirts had little soap bars for sale. That's pretty close. :P/> But yeah, this is actually a really good idea.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

View PostSTVO, on 21 May 2013 - 05:38 AM, said:

It's not a bad idea honestly. The only thing that I could see that may prevent it is the Hotels saying you can't do that because they already have little shops in their hotels where they charge for it. One of the reasons vendors can't sell food in Donald E. is because of the people they already have selling stuff like pizza, ice cream, and hot dogs.

The idea has legs though and I'd say its worth asking if you're serious about it. IDK if possible, but if you somehow made the items anime-related maybe it would boost sales and encourage better hygiene. LOL


Was *Totally* wondering where all the Ramune and weird stuff like that was. The more you know.

Gonna have to find some underground bootleg dealers next year for the fix

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

View PostIzuhara_Torozu, on 29 May 2013 - 09:25 PM, said:

Was *Totally* wondering where all the Ramune and weird stuff like that was. The more you know.

Gonna have to find some underground bootleg dealers next year for the fix

Or just go to mitsuwa
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:23 PM

It's an interesting idea, one worth pursuing, for those who want something other than hotel standard supply and stuff they don't provide.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:56 PM

View PostKungPowKirby, on 29 May 2013 - 10:19 PM, said:

Or just go to mitsuwa


Oh my gosh get out of here.. I had no idea that existed, and our drive home went right through Arlington Heights. Next time that bears investigation!
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

I definitely think that this is an idea that can take off.
Maybe if you find out the AA rules you can see if you can do this in Artist Alley?
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:03 PM

View PostCrimsonAnime, on 30 May 2013 - 11:00 PM, said:

Maybe if you find out the AA rules you can see if you can do this in Artist Alley?
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Super cute custom body care accessories and disposables. Make it happen! :lol:
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

A booth with:
* Deodorant
* Soap
* Perfume
* Hairspray (maybe even the leave-in powder stuff)
* Hairbrushes

Would make a ton of money. XD
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:35 PM

I miss our soap ninja...

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:09 PM

Same here. Man, the possibilities with a booth like this would be endless.
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

Thanks everyone,I emailed the heads of the artist alley and vendor hall.^_^/>;I'm hoping I can get an okay to do it next year.I am already stocking on supplies as we speak.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:30 PM

Nice; let us know what they say. :3

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:01 PM

View PostNiqueyDomii, on 01 June 2013 - 02:11 PM, said:

Thanks everyone,I emailed the heads of the artist alley and vendor hall.Posted Image/>;I'm hoping I can get an okay to do it next year.I am already stocking on supplies as we speak.

First of all that's the same person. Second you wouldn't be able to sell those items in the Artist's Alley since as per the rules "...anything sold at the table must be a product of your own creative work" - http://www.ACen.org/...st-alley-policy So unless you are going into the soap making business you won't be able to sell in the AA at least.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:01 AM

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First of all that's the same person. Second you wouldn't be able to sell those items in the Artist's Alley since as per the rules "...anything sold at the table must be a product of your own creative work" - http://www.ACen.org/...st-alley-policy So unless you are going into the soap making business you won't be able to sell in the AA at least.


First of all,I didn't know it was the same person because I've never sold anything at this convention.Secondly, I am going to be producing all of my work.Nothing will be commercially made,and if I am going to be selling commercially made products it will be in the Exhibitor's Hall.I already knew what ways I could go with my idea.I just didn't know if I could sell items for hygiene because I thought it would go against the hotel's rules. AA states we can't sell food so to be safe I contacted the DH before I continued working,but thanks for the advice.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

View PostGenichiro, on 02 June 2013 - 05:30 PM, said:

Nice; let us know what they say. :3


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

So what would be good scents for the soap bars and body wash?
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:29 AM

View PostNiqueyDomii, on 03 June 2013 - 10:01 AM, said:

First of all,I didn't know it was the same person because I've never sold anything at this convention.Secondly, I am going to be producing all of my work.Nothing will be commercially made,and if I am going to be selling commercially made products it will be in the Exhibitor's Hall.I already knew what ways I could go with my idea.I just didn't know if I could sell items for hygiene because I thought it would go against the hotel's rules. AA states we can't sell food so to be safe I contacted the DH before I continued working,but thanks for the advice.


Oh um sorry I didn't mean my post to come off as mean or anything. I tend to type really tersely, and I forget that sometimes it can sound kinda like a b!tchy response. I need to work on my wording! And also, I forget not everyone is a forum junkie like me. Voltaire30 is the AA/EH/AS/etc dept head. He doesn't post too often though, so it's possible you'd never really run into him unless you're in the AA subforum.

You said you were stocking up, so I misunderstood that you were buying like bulk soap from Sam's Club or something. I love handmade soap, btw, and I use it almost exclusively unless I need antibacterial soap!

I think it would be pretty cool if a soap-maker came to ACen, especially if they made geeky soaps like this person. You'd kind of have to put a spin on it though to sell at ACen, so maybe even themed soap... like scents that refer to anime... like Samurai Champloo sunflower scented soap. :D

I wouldn't think there would be any rules against it since it isn't a consumable, and the food restriction is because the convention center, not the hotel, has the food contract with them. Your best bet is to contact the dept head though.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:42 PM

View PostJujuFox, on 03 June 2013 - 10:29 AM, said:

Oh um sorry I didn't mean my post to come off as mean or anything. I tend to type really tersely, and I forget that sometimes it can sound kinda like a b!tchy response. I need to work on my wording! And also, I forget not everyone is a forum junkie like me. Voltaire30 is the AA/EH/AS/etc dept head. He doesn't post too often though, so it's possible you'd never really run into him unless you're in the AA subforum.

You said you were stocking up, so I misunderstood that you were buying like bulk soap from Sam's Club or something. I love handmade soap, btw, and I use it almost exclusively unless I need antibacterial soap!

I think it would be pretty cool if a soap-maker came to ACen, especially if they made geeky soaps like this person. You'd kind of have to put a spin on it though to sell at ACen, so maybe even themed soap... like scents that refer to anime... like Samurai Champloo sunflower scented soap. :D/>

I wouldn't think there would be any rules against it since it isn't a consumable, and the food restriction is because the convention center, not the hotel, has the food contract with them. Your best bet is to contact the dept head though.

Oh its cool,sorry if I got really defensive. I'm just having a hard time deciding what scents to use as well as packaging.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Flower scents would be a good place to start for the ladies out there, while "spicy" scents would cater well to the men out there. Fruit scents would be lovely, too. Nothing like coming out of the shower and smelling like fresh berries. :3

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:25 PM

View PostGenichiro, on 03 June 2013 - 06:40 PM, said:

Flower scents would be a good place to start for the ladies out there, while "spicy" scents would cater well to the men out there. Fruit scents would be lovely, too. Nothing like coming out of the shower and smelling like fresh berries. :3


Those are awesome ideas! I found a really great lavender mix that I might try out tomorrow.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

Make it smell like takoyaki ;)
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Another idea: chocolate. I wouldn't mind smelling like sweet chocolate. Oatmeal soaps are an idea, too.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

View PostGenichiro, on 04 June 2013 - 05:03 PM, said:

Another idea: chocolate. I wouldn't mind smelling like sweet chocolate. Oatmeal soaps are an idea, too.


Hm...not bad.What would be reasonable prices?

View PostIzuhara_Torozu, on 03 June 2013 - 09:01 PM, said:

Make it smell like takoyaki ;)/>

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:58 PM

A fun thought: soap scents/names from MLP. Between the names of the ponies you can get a lot of cool soap names and scents. (Another fun idea would be naming them after songs - a soap themed after the "sunshine, sunshine, butterflies awake" song, for instance.)
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:25 PM

Hm... not really sure what to charge on prices. Hm hm... Something single digit for sure, maybe around $5 or so, depending on how much effort/resources it took to make the particular soap.

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