I have been having way too much fun making all these adorable custom orders!
Check out the Plush Gallery page for more pictures. I’ll spending tonight working on intergalactic bounty hunters!
I have a few more customs to finish before I dive into my convention sewing. This little guy actually came together a little easier than I was anticipating and I’m really pleased with the results!
All the small details on his face and armor are hand painted. This was my first time painting on a plush and it worked really well! It also gave me the solution to something I’ve been tinkering with for a bit.
I’ve been wanting to make a plush version of the spider butt Darth Maul since I saw the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to do the markings. Now I have my answer!
I got a custom order for a set of four of the Cantina aliens from Star Wars: A New Hope. These were so much fun!
Little Greedo is more interested in giving Han Solo a hug than a blaster wound. (Even though Jabba put out a 50 cookie bounty for Han’s capture!)
Momaw Nadon aka Hammerhead. I was a little worried about how his funny head would turn out, but I was pleased with the very first try! I love his little head scarf and toes.
Ponda Baby aka Walrusman. His little fuzzy face is so cute. His arm doesn’t detach, sorry.
Last but not least, Blue Snaggletooth. He was pretty creepy looking when I was attaching his face, but he turned out very cute. I think his little ears are my favorite part.
While we’re on the subject of Star Wars plushes, I have been obsessed with making a Darth Maul. Specifically the spider butt version, because it would be amazing and creepy and adorable. I want to make the spider legs poseable so he can hang off of things. I’m going to have to make time for it one day.
Conventions are over for this year and custom orders are open! Custom orders start at $50 and I’ll be adding a new option: ponies! You can find more information under the Want Your Own section. Spaces are limited and I have some exciting orders already in, so hurry to reserve your space!
amazing lady I got to recreate in plush form. On top of being a princess and a rebellion leader, Leia always has the most kickass hair. She can be refined and diplomatic or fiery and sarcastic and this is one damsel that doesn’t wait around for somebody else to rescue her.
Leia’s style is elegant, but still practical for space adventuring. Her original outfit in A New Hope was always my favorite and comes coupled with the best hair. If you can’t find the perfect dress, a large turtleneck shirt and some tailoring would probably get you close. Obviously I had to throw in some galaxy print tights, it is Star Wars after all. Tall boots with a low heel are pretty and practical for fleeing the Empire or going on diplomatic missions. A Rebel Alliance pendant and princessy crown earrings match with her silver belt. Cinnamon roll hair goes without saying.
In related Star Wars themed crafting, I had to share this little Gamorrean Guard. It was great to get him as a custom order since I’ve been wanting to make one for awhile. I had a feeling Gamorrean’s would translate into plush really well and they totally do! Just look at that fugly little pig face and tell me you don’t want to give him a big hug.
the only downside is that he had to get mailed off to his new home. I hear he is being well loved though.
This was a custom order I was really excited to do! I love Firefly
, and Kaylee is one of my favorite characters. (It’s so hard to choose a favorite on this show, everyone is so fun and rounded out!)
I think what I like most about Kaylee is that she can be girly but doesn’t mind getting dirty either. She loves her job as a mechanic and the adventure of being out in space with the crew, and her skills can get her a lot of respect. (One of my favorite scenes is her surrounded by admirers while discussing the pros and cons of various ship components, especially since she had been snubbed by the fancy girls for her store-bought dress.) Kaylee is sweet and positive and seems to be able to find the good in people even when they have trouble seeing it themselves. She’s a good balance between the feminine and refined Inara and strong and always self-assured Zoe; naive and unsure at times but not treated like a child.
The doll was based on Kaylee’s outfit in the pilot. She has a floral top under her removable jacket. She also has a little stuffed strawberry, no doubt snuck from Shepard Book’s payment. Her coveralls have a teeny teddy bear applique. Her hair is done in two little buns.
Since I had so much fun with this doll, I wanted to something else as a little homage to Kaylee.
I started with Kaylee’s everyday mechanic outfit, trying to keep the theme with the utilitarian jeans and roughed up boots. Since Kaylee has her girly side too, I added the frilly top as a nod to her over the top gown in Shindig
. (That dress is hilarious but a little much for everyday wear). I added a jacket similar to the one Kaylee wears on Persephone in the pilot episode to incorporate some of the Chinese influence through the show. I also like the contrast of the floaty floral jacket with the slim pants and boots. Being the mechanic, of course I had to add a little wrench ring.
I have a few more cute plush ladies I want to feature, so check back for more cuddly dolls and outfits!
Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting the last of my custom orders done in order to start getting ready for selling at NC Comicon
the first weekend of November. I always get a good selection of interesting charcters with customs, and it seems like I’ve had an overload of aliens lately…
Oh em gee, I am super happy with how little Doop came out. I think I captured his absolute redonkulousness, along with his vacant stare. Doop is one of those dolls I had way too much fun making. He’s about 16″ tall and, like all my dollies, has jointed arms. Jointed arms are especially good for flailing while following your boyfriend around the house and repeatedly singing “doop doop doop doop doop doop” until he loses his mind. I think “Nerdy ways to irritate your boyfriend” is so going to be a new blog feature.)
I love his weird, buggy eyeballs. You don’t even know.
Kit was actually for Stitch Wars Strikes Back
at the Bear and Bird Gallery
. He didn’t sell and I’m totally disappointed to have his adorableness in my house again. Devasted. He’s not at all cuddly and loveable and I do not squee girlishly about his head tentacles. (Headacles? That doesn’t sound right.) He also did not sit with me and watch the aquatic episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
I think Marvin is the most “mainstream” of the alien plush. He looks a little cranky about it.
Here’s Starro to give you a big hug… and control your brain and subvert your will. But mostly hugs!
Come on, give him a little smooch.
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?
Now is the time to do the Almost Through My Commissions Dance. As much as I totally love making customs and all the amazing and weird character requests I get, I haven’t had a chance to make what I want to make in MONTHS. I’ll be taking a break from customs until early November to prepare for selling at NC Comicon and to get my Etsy shop stocked for the holidays! Keep an eye out for lots of new characters, some old favorites, and other fun things.
Until then, bask in the amazingness that is Futurama plush.
Bender, as was to be expected, was a pain in the BUTT! I think I went through five versions before I was happy with how he looked. Version four was great except for being about 3″ too tall, which I didn’t realize until I was most of the way done and set him down next to Fry. Argh.
I am so pleased with how little Zoidberg turned out, especially the little sandals and face tentacles. Who knew face tentacles could be so cute? Making him used up the last of this peachy colored fleece though, so I’m on the hunt for more.
Of course you can’t have Futurama without little Fry. I love his ridiculous hair. Now I’m going to go try not to think of the episode with Fry’s doggie Seymour and …. oh crap now I have to go cry. (The end of the Wikipedia article
has links to articles about real dogs who for years for their dead masters. Wikipedia what did I ever do to you?)