Making Adventure Time plush for other people was super fun (see PB and Lady here and Finn and Jake here). But you know what was even more fun? Making a Marceline for me to keep!
As much as I sew, I rarely get to make things for myself. Most of what I make is custom orders or for sale at conventions or on my Etsy
shop. (Speaking of conventions, I’ll be at NC Comicon
in November, come see me!) I love sewing for other people and it’s a good thing I don’t keep everything I make because I would be buried in dolls, but I’ve been so busy lately and now I’m gearing up for a plush-a-thon in preparation for NC Comicon and the holidays. With all that, I decided to recharge a littly by making something just for myself.
I used the same pattern I drafted for Princess Bubblegum to make Marceline, as well as modifying the dress pattern. I’m really happy with how the jointed necks are working out, so I may be making more characters in this size eventually. Other than the neck modification, which Marceline especially needed to show off her bites, the body is pretty similiar to the body I use for the regular female plush. She stands about 25″ tall, most of the height coming from her legs.
I made the clothing removable so I can make her more outfits in the future. One of the little things I like about Adventure Time is that they do bother to make different outfits for the characters. (Finn, being a 13 year old boy, probably does just wear the same clothes all the time.) Her outfit from Henchmen is top of the list if I can find the right fabric for her tights.
She’s very cuddly for a vampire queen, but don’t tell anybody.
Plush Finn and Jake can’t just go galavanting about the land of Ooo all alone, right?
Duh, they have to have PB and Lady Rainicorn to rescue from the Ice King and his terrible fanfiction and explain the difference between Xanoids and Plantoids. Ya ding dong.
Since PB is a princess, she has to rock out in her sweet crown.
She also has two little dresses, in case she wants to mix it up a little.
When she has important royal business to attend to, so can ride off on Lady Rainicorn. Who is huge. I’m serious, check this out.
I think she ended up being a little over 60″ long. I really didn’t intend to make her that hugely long and it took forever to sew all those strips of fleece together. Despite that, I totally want to make another one. Princess Bubblegum is about 25″ tall, so a little taller than the plush Finn. She’s the first plush I’ve done with an actual neck that’s jointed, and it turned out pretty well.
So far, these have been customs and I’m only able to enjoy them for a short time. These were so fun to make I need to make some for myself. I think I’m going to have to carve out the time to make myself a plush Marceline the Vampire Queen. Is there a cuter idea than a little plush axe bass?
Come on grab your friends! We’re going to very distant lands…
With Jake the dog and Finn the human, the fun will never end. Adventure Time!
Finn and Jake are custom orders. Finn has jointed arms, a pack that opens, and a removable hat. There is Velcro on his hand so he can hold his mathmatical sword. He stands about 22″ tall. Jake has elastic in his arms and legs since it’s hard to give plushes magical stretching powers. Hey, I’m good, but I’m not that good.
Also, this! With Neil Patrick Harris and the awesome daughter from Californication. I am now required to make a Fionna costume. Which is totally upsetting news for me, I have to say. Seriously, I cried.