Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monobear (Dangan Ronpa)

I had been following the Lets Play for Dangan Ronpa, which is a really amazing game, and I just had to make the evil little mascot Monobear.

His basic shape was rather easy, since his shape is a basic teddybear shape (my second teddybear actually). It was really a matter of piecing everything together and making sure the black and white parts of his body met up correctly.


The hardest part of him was really more tedious. The details on his body were all hand sewn on, the eyes, mouth, even the stomach. His body had this thick line looking effect that I wanted to recreate, so I layered fabric to create the line, as well as keep the same colored fabric from blending in with each other.

The little detail on the stomach is sew on, so he could look like he had the bellybutton. There isn't a whole lot to say about the shape and body, its very simple, allowing all the little details to stand out for him. I plan on doing a DR cosplay eventually, so now I have a little prop for myself!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Shmee (Sqee)

It's been a while since I posted! I figure I should probably pay more attention and update a bit more. I haven't been working on as many commissions as I used to, just not enough time now that I'm working full time. But I managed to squeeze in a rather easy one in-between everything.


With all the plushes that I've made, this is the first one that's like a teddy-bear, or the closest to it. The shape was very basic, just a round head and body. He's shaped similar to a bear but he's very stylized. I didn't really have to worry about making a muzzle or any sort of super detail on his face and body.

The most detail I had to worry about was the large white looking stitches. The lines in the drawing looked a little too thick to be something I could use just thread for, so I used fleece. I took a little bit of glue and stuck it on, so they fleece would stay attached. The glue worked well on the fabric, though I probably wouldn't recommend machine washing him.

Over all he was very simple and a nice and easy project to work on!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tran (IIDX)

For Otakon we have a IIDX panel and we wanted to make the panel a bit more interactive. We want to give something out as a prize, so I made a little Tran to give away.


Her shape was really basic so it really wasn't difficult to pattern. This is actually my first humanoid type plush, so I was happy it was something rather simple to make. She didn't really have any facial features, other then her eyes which were appliqued on.

The hair detail sticks out a bit so it could fit with the drawing so it would wrap around her face. The dress was actually sewn separately and then added onto her, so it could fit a bit better with what the reference was. The bottom of her feet have the little black to match with the platform detail.

There's not much else to say about her, since she's a really simple plush. We don't know the panel schedule yet but once we do I'll make sure to post it here so everyone can check it out!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lil Seb (Homestuck)


I got into Homestuck fairly late in the game. The story had really come along and I had a lot to catch up on. So in my free time after work I would read and catch up, and it was really awesome. I'm really into the comic and plan to cosplay Jane for Otakon. Since I went with her default outfit, I wanted a little prop to carry around. Ever since I saw Lil' Seb I feel in love and thought he be perfect to carry around with me while I explore Baltimore.


His design was really rather basic so I didn't have a hard time creating the shape. The real time consuming part was doing the little stitching detail along his arms, legs and ears. The little hat on him was hand stitch and then stitched onto his chest with a small invisible stitch. Everything is made out of fleece. I tend to prefer fleece for robots since they don't have the fuzzy look most animal type creatures would have and its still super soft.

The glasses are made from a small sheet of plastic and orange velum paper. The velum sits behind the plastic so the glasses could still have the sort of shine to it that his glasses have in the comic. Its attached to the face with a single stitch on the center of his face.

I decided against going with the little grommets on his face and body because I thought it might take away from the plush and hide it, and on the sprite you don't see them. Either way I'm pleased with how he turned out. I hope to see other Homestuck fans at Otakon! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cake the Cat (Adventure Time)

Since I made Jake it was only natural I made Cake. When I made Jake I didn't have enough white fabric for Cake, but I've sold Jake so I wasn't really able to get photos of them together. Since I was waiting for fabric for my commissions and I had the extra white fabric so I could make her.


Cake was super simple to make. I based her pattern off of Jake's pattern. I only really needed to make something for the tail and ears. The face and body are appliqued on, while the tail and limbs were sew together. It was just easier to do it that way, for stuffing purposes. I think for next time I might make the dark lines around the eyes a bit thinner. I don't think it looks bad, but it might look better if its thinner.

The ears are just attached on the top, rather then sewn in. No particular reasons for doing that, just felt like it. The ears look just as nice either way I think. There actually isn't too much I can say more about Cake that I haven't said about Jake. It's a really simple plush to make, but probably one of my favorites.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Loftwing (Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword)


This was a commission for a friend of mine Link's cosplay and this honestly became one of my favorites to work on. I've played a few of the LoZ games, I haven't had the chance to play Skyward Sword, I don't have a Wii, maybe sometime I'll get the chance to play it.


This was my first time making a bird type creature. It would have been nice to make the wings spread, but not really practical. So I kept his wings folded, and simplified the feather details. I did the chest feathers by layering two pieces of fleece, then using a marker I colored in the tips. For that, the detail was so small it was easier to just color it in.

The legs do not have any sort of wires in them, but they are stuffed and can be easily bent to sit under him. They sadly can't support him, unlike what I'd like for most of my plushies, but I really couldn't find a way around it.

He's a pretty good size, probably almost 11"-12" tall. He's supposed to be somewhat big, but I wanted him to be a good size so the person could hold and carry him. I'm very pleased with this commission over all!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)


So recently I really started to get into Adventure Time. I'm not sure why I was so behind on the show, probably because I don't really have cable. But I got the chance to watch it and I fell in love. I just had to make something from the show. So I looked over what I had and I was happy to be able to make Jake.


His shapes are pretty basic, and he was really rather easy to make. The eyes are hand appliqued on, no other reason other then it was easier to sew it that way. The eyes were so big, I didn't really see the need to use the machine.

The special part about Jake is his arms and legs. In the show he's always changing them or doing odd sort of poses, so I made sure to include wires, so that they were bendable. So now his arms and legs can do any sort of silly pose. I'm really happy with how he ended up overall!

Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)


So it's been a while since I've updated. I took a brief hiatus on making plushies, I got a little busy after the summer. But in-between I decided to work on a project to get myself back in the groove of things. I made this plush a little while ago, I just really hadn't gotten around to posting it.


I'm not really much of a pony fan but the designs are really very cute. I thought Fluttershy was one of the cutest so I just had to make her. I was lucky and had everything I needed already to make her. This was my first time making a shape like this, like a horse, so it was a bit of a test for me. I think the legs ended up a bit thinner then I wanted to, so she didn't stand perfectly, but with the tail and legs she does sit well.

The mane and tail were all stuffed with batting rather then stuffing, so they wouldn't be so big and poofy, they could be easier to sew. Her eyes were hand appliqued on, due to the level of detail on them. Basically it was just one layer over the other. I wanted to recreate the cartoony look as much as possible. I could have added a bit more detail on the cutie mark, the butterflies could use the anteni, maybe next time I'll hand applique them on.

If you're interested in the pattern I sell it, as well as several other patterns on my etsy. Feel free to check it out!