Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)


I had been meaning to make this for a long while now. I haven't seen the series yet, but Kyubey's design really drew me in. I wanted to attempt it, but never really had the time. Finally I had someone commission me for him and I was excited to work on him.


His body was really easy. It was a simple, slender shape. Rather then keep the arms and legs attached, I chose to make them separate. Felt it was easier to control how thin they were and how I could stuff them. I think the part I'm most happy about is how I was able to create the gradient on the ear parts. It was pretty easy to do. I just lightly colored over with a marker, until I got the gradient look that I wanted.

Originally I was planning on getting gold rings for his ears, but I never really found one that I liked. So I ended up just using fabric to make the rings. But it works out, because then I don't have to worry about them moving around. He sits pretty wonderfully. I'm a little sad I have to give him up to the client now!

As a side note, I'm starting to accept and post client photos with their plushes. With each client their get a picture of them, and their plush posted, as well a link to whatever gallery they want.

Dragon Bag

This was based off an anime character...but I was never really given the name of the anime of the character. But they wanted the dragon as a plush, but rather then a regular plush they wanted a bag to be made out of it. I had never made a bag before, so it was a fun experiment.


They also requested that I use a different material. Instead of the normal anti-pill fleece I use, I was asked to use a minky-fleece. This is much softer and has a really small fur like appearance to it. I LOVE how it felt. My only complaint with working with it, is that the fur can sort of get everywhere. But once it was all sewn up, I was pretty pleased. Everything came together easier, the cut and patterns were perfect. Probably one of my favorite looking projects.


The inside of the bag is my normal anti-pill fleece, so it was super soft. The body isn't stuffed, to avoid making it look too thick, also so stuff could be put inside the bag. It has a simple zipper so that you can open and close it.

For my first bag I am very pleased with the results. I might have to make more in the future.

Enryu (GaoGaiGar)

It's been a while since I updated! I have several new plushies I can add. I plan on doing entries for each one. First we'll start off with another robot.


After making the first Transformers plush I was contacted to make another robot plush. This one was a bit more difficult then the previous. I think I had a bit of a harder time putting together the pieces. I had a few somewhat alright references to work off of when making him. This was also a series I had never heard of before, so I just had to go off of what I had from the client.


He took me a bit longer to finish then most of my other ones. Mostly because I kept running out of supplies! But the client was really rather wonderful. He stands a bit larger then my Transformers plush, probably over 2ft in height. Pretty much of the right size and height for cuddling!