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Gloomy Bear costume at the 2005 Comic Con International: San Diego.
The character is a Japanese creation from Pony Canyon. The creator thought since bears attack people, it would be funny to have a cute bear character that eats people. The character, like a Hello Kitty, is on tons of merchandise. He also comes in a rainbow of colors.
Thanks to my wife, Rachel, for identifying this character.