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!
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?)
One of the great things about doing custom plush for nerds is that I get requests for some pretty random and obscure characters. Like a stoic fat guy with a plunger on his head. What says superhero more than that? Just about everything, but that’s not the point here. The point here is look how cute he is! (You should all be really grateful this is over the Internet and your eardrums are not subjected to my actual girlish shrieking.)
Sometimes I get sad because I make something as a custom and I don’t want to send it away. Then I remember I can make as many dolls as I want for myself. Did that just make you sad? It’s okay, I know what will cheer you up.
Don’t you feel better now? Seriously, look at his little face! I love making dolls with ears that stick out.
It probably says nothing good about me that I had way too much fun making a teeny plush plunger. I also found myself wishing I had a little plush toilet to unclog. Oh wait, I found one.
Thank you, Internet.
Speaking of things that make me squeal and thank the Internet, I leave you with Kanye Potter:
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.