True story. Happened with my Hellhound plushie at Otakon ’05. (The cosplayers were Tokyo Mew Mew characters, though, not the Four Living Creatures who come out in the Book of Revelations.)
Enrico: Where’s Alex?
Yumie: He went home. He’ll be back in the evening for the masquerade.
Narration: I later learned that Alex had an obstacle in leaving.
Alex (thinking): Where’d I put my keys?
Look at the sweet wolf!
Aren’t you just the cutest little vicious killing machine? Yes, you are!
And I just wanna hug you, and cuddle you, but you’d probably rip me up an’ eat me, but that’s okay because you’re just hungry, right? Aww, how cute you are!
Oh, um, hello.
Alex: Hi. I see you like the plushie.