So I was poking around on Twitter to see if anyone was talking about cool Etsy.com stuff, and I came across something called Faux Taxidermy Plush by Lana "Plushinator" Crooks.
Now, I'm not art-savvy enough to even begin to explain what constitutes a soft sculpture rather than a toy or stuffed animal (Original Cabbage Patch dolls are considered to be soft sculptures), but there's an art gallery in Bucktown that you can visit to decide for yourself! OhNo!Doom is a Chicago artist collective that Ms. Crooks happens to be a member of. (I swear, not a stalker. Just following the Internet train.) The gallery features a wide array of genres, including soft sculptures. OhNo!Doom hosts regular events, including their recent one-year anniversary party.