This was an interesting one. A commission for a friend, I actually came to her house to make it right in front of her! he loves Mega Medicham, and I thought I’d make something cool. It’s face is a little bit derpy, but I think it’s pretty cute, and I was particularly happy with the beads I used on the waist, which we actually went out of our way to try and find!
I finally did it! I finally finished the set! After Tapu Fini done in Leamington Spa, England, Tapu Lele in Santa Cruz, California, and Tapu Bulu from Porto, Portugal, I finally set up my sewing machine in Kitchener, Canada and made the 4th and final member of the collection!
I really couldn't be happier with how this came together. It's absolutely beautiful, and probably one of the best in the set! That said, the entire set is in my opinion the best of my whole plush collection. He was really fun to make, and I had quite a blast with the whole process, which you can see in the YouTube video I made of his creation.
I'd been promising myself I'd get to this one for ages! Even though I don't actually play competitive Pokemon anymore, I really do find a lot of charm in Landorus as a Pokemon, and I've always wanted to make it look adorable. This was my attempt at a chibi kitty version of Landorus, and I think it came out quite nicely.Read More
This one is actually another revisit, but it's a plush I did so long ago, and I've changed a lot of my techniques quite significantly since back then. In fact, because she shares half her pattern with Mawile, it actually makes this the most revised pattern of my entire book, as I've made and changed it 4 times!Read More
It's been ages since I did the last one of these, but here I am with the next in my set of zip-up Tapus!
This was an interesting one to make. The general shape and features were actually pretty easy, but the shell and the zip-up part was the most difficult of all the Tapus I've made so far. The general shape of the shell, and the fact that it connects at a pivot in the centre made it a somewhat challenging. The zipper is actually double-sided, and runs all the way between the two halves of the shell. When zipped up, it's a noticeably tighter fit than the other two Tapu plushes that I've made, so to compensate, the plush is stuffed a lot lighter than usual.
Fun fact: I actually made each of these plushes in a different country. That wasn't actually intentional, but an amusing detail nevertheless. Fini was made in Leamington, England, Lele in Santa Cruz, California, and Bulu in Porto, Portugal. Maybe I'll have to fly off somewhere else just so I can finish the set with Koko! XD
This one is quite possibly my favourite of all the plushes that I've done so far.
I wanted to re-visit the design of a much older plush I tried to do of Tapu Lele, which I thought was okay, but I wasn't really satisfied, and thought that I could do a LOT better. And man, I'm glad I decided to try again, because the new and improved design is absolutely amazing!
In my re-design, I wanted to use new materials, correct the colours, and add a zip-up feature, similar to the one on my Tapu Fini. The zip-up feature was an incredibly interesting mechanic to work on, and somewhat different to the Fini because of the fact that the two segments had to fully detatch.
One other thing that I noticed when I inspected her in-game model is that her body is actually connected to the black part sticking out on the bottom, and it extends outwards when she withdraws into her shell. So I worked the same thing into my own design. To close her up, you hold the bottom black segment, pull the shell up her body, and then close the zip. It was a fun mechanism to design, and the first time I've ever tried such a thing!
She measures at about 17 inches (43cm) in height while open, and 13 inches (33cm) while closed.
These were very fun to make. Nothing too hard, nothing experimental, and using a lot of techniques and shapes that I'm already familiar with. Making the stripes on the tail was a good amount of fun, and working with the two different shades of green kept things interesting.
I actually did multiple copies, because the pattern was one that I made back in July, and I wanted to have a few to re-sell. I also got to make a fancy shiny, which was nice! ^_^
The plush measures about 10.5 inches (27cm) in height, with a witch of 11 inches (28cm) due to the tail stretching out pretty far.
This one was a hell of a piece of work! I wanted to experiment with wiring to make posable plushes, and this was going to be great to bring with my friend ShinyCaterpie to the Pokemon World Championships this August. It took quite a while, and has a LOT of fine detail, so I’m really proud of the final result!
As I mentioned earlier, it’s set up with wiring inside, so it’s fully posable. Even in the fingers! I can make him flex, wave, dab, or whatever other crazy things I can think of!
This behemoth of a plush measures at a huge 15 inches of height; making him one of the largest plushes that I’ve ever made!
This one really is special!
Kecleon is already my favourite Pokemon, and I'm a huge fan of rainbows, so I wanted to try something fun and interesting. Since Kecleon is a chameleon, whose main gimmick is changing colours, I thought it'd be pretty appropriate to make one that matches my own style with a rainbow running from top to bottom
This was probably one of the hardest plushes to make, and took a cnsiderable amount of time to get all the details right. She's made out of soft minky, with about 7 different colours of fabric being used on her. She's actually one of my smaller plushes, measuring at 19cm/7.5inches.
I'm in love with this plush! During a lot of my travels, I'd been playing through Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness on my laptop, and I was remembering just how adorable the model for Trapinch is in that game. I loved its goofy-looking open mouth, and the way that it bites things, and promised myself that I'd make a plush just like it once I got to California.
The shape and design of this were pretty simple. A few of the details took a bit of time, but it was overall fun, easy, and a nice start to get back into my plush art. The next project I intend to work on is incredibly ambitious!
The plush measures out at 11 inches (28cm) in length and 7 inches (18cm) in height.
I really like this one! This one was a commission for a Spanish guy I met at a VGC tournament in France, although that aside, it was only going to be a matter of time before I made a Ferrothorn anyway!
For the most part, the shape and pattern were pretty easy. In fact, I managed to churn out the basic model within an afternoon, and the pattern itself only actually used 4 shapes (which includes a long rectangle for the vines).
The spikes were the single most tedious thing I've ever had to do for a plush! I think I spent more than twice as long on the spikes as the rest of the push! I had to hand-sew all of them, and there were 34!!! I mean, it wasn't really that hard, but it did get extremely repetitive and boooooring!
I'd probably do it again though, just to have another of these sweet little babies to keep for myself! ^_^
The plush is very difficult to give measurements for. The core body is about 6 inches in diameter, and 4 inches high. Each of the vines are about 11 inches in length.
I believe this is now my 4th forme changing plush. This one took around 4 days to finish! To be fair, the last day was mostly spent watching paint dry, as this plush was one of my first real attempts at using fabric paints. I used a tiny amount of fabric paint when I made my Smeargle plush to add the brown rings on her arms and legs, but this is my first time doing anything particularly large scale.
Anyway, the zip-up feature was something I really wanted to try again after its success on my Mega Banette, and each of the Tapus fascinated me with the way that they all fold up into their shells. I had to take a lot of care with this model to make sure it all fit inside the shell when I zipped it up, and I will admit that it is a pretty tight fit.
This is definitely one of my favourites of the plushes I've made so far though.
This was actually a pretty quick one for me. I was in the middle of putting together a Froslass, and then got distracted and started putting this together. I really wanted to make another plush with a zipper on it, and I thought it would be fun to make a plush that could conveniently double as a little purse. It'll be a nice place to hide some spare change!
It was a lot of fun to put this one together. I tried out a few new techniques, and I think they all worked pretty well. In hindsight, I could have used a black zipper on the back, but I was really short on materials this weekend, was feeling too lazy to buy anything new, and so actually stole the zipper from a pair of jeans that I'd intended to throw away. Yay for recycling!
The plush measures out at around 30 cm (12 inches) in wing-span, and 20cm (8 inches) in height.
I really like this Smeargle plush. She's about 8 inches in height, and has blue paint on the tail instead of green. I wanted to personalise my plush, and I figured that in the Pokémon world, Smeargle would probably vary in the colour paint that they use.
he hands and tail both have magnets in them. Since Smeargle tends to hold its tail in every depiction, I wanted a way for this plush to hold its tail without permanently attaching it to the hands. She can technically hold the tail in both hands, but I tend to prefer making her left-handed.
This plush is the softest and most fluffy thing that you'll ever see! I saw some really fluffy fabric in a shop, and I bought it on impulse because it was so nice to run my fingers through. Afterwards, i was thinking of what I could actually do with it, and this was the result! ^^