I was commissioned by a friend, who worked on the game Eat Sheep, to create a plush based on the character Melvin. It was a little treat for the fine folks that worked on this game. While making this critter I decided it was about time I showed my work.
Step 1: The pattern
- After taking a look at the Melvin character I decided to try something I haven’t done before. An open mouth! So I researched how to make puppets and based my pattern design from that.
- Then I drew the pattern out onto the fabric and cut it up. (sorry, not going into too much detail on my pattern making process…because I’m lazy)
Step 2: Sewing
- Now I had to start sewing the pieces together. Arms, teeth, horns and the front and back parts of the body
- Then I continued on sewing the main body with my trusty Janome ThreadBanger!
Step 3: Putting it together.
- I start by turning it right side out
- Then I need to add the mouth into his mouth hole.
- The mouth is made of a thick cardboard with felt glued onto it
- Now the mouth is glued in. I need to add the eye balls, stuff him, sew him up and add the teeth and horns
Step 4: Details and finishing touches
- Now to hand sew on his stomach and dots.
- Now to finish it up by sewing on the arms.
And here is the finished product!
I enjoyed doing this project. I got to learn something new and I am very proud of how they turned out. Hope you enjoyed my little “How It’s Made” and pardon any of my grammar or poor spelling. I swear no matter how many times I go in and proof read these things something always gets past me. Pretty sure there is a Grammar Gremlin that comes in and messes with my text.
I’ve had this pattern for awhile now, I made one as a commission a long time ago. I re-discovered it and decided to make more. As of right now there are only 2 of these beasties in the world!
Buy it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/150349386/sc2-hydralisk-inspired-plush-ready-to?ref=shop_home_active
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If you haven’t already, go pick up Injustice! I had the privilege of being on the team that created this lovely DC fighter game. I worked on storymode, some of the fun level transitions, and more! I’m not huge into fighting games, but I do quite enjoy this one. A lot of “OOOHHHHH” moments when playing with friends.
I also made some silly little comics to go with the storymode. So play through storymode and you’ll understand these comics a little bit more. =)
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And another fun one, having issues with the size of this one on my site so it’s a little squished. To see the larger version copy paste this link into your URL: http://boroofficial.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/WhatAboutFlash.jpg
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I am getting married soon and want to raise a little extra cash to help out. That means nerdy plush-a-plenty! The below items will be up for grabs on my Etsy from now until March 19th. If they are sold out check back, I’ll be making more throughout the week and posting new items often.
Grump cats! I’ll be making the above large one, and some medium sized ones as well.
SC2 inspired plush! Baneling inspired plush and Muta inspired plush! Sorry no Zerglings or Zealots, but a Hydra may pop up.
Good ol’ Grumpy cat
These are available on my etsy: Ready to ship and add a little love into your home.
Up for grabs on my ETSY
Christmas Ling OH Christmas Ling, please don’t all my Marines.
Just in time for the holidays! Plush is about 11 inches (28 cm) long and is made of fleece and felt. Perfect for snuggling. Not into Christmas? No problem I can make him another festive hat if you wish.
This is my first attempt at a more realistic Metroid Larva plush. I wanted to get the transparent top going. This was a challenge for sure, I may or may not make more. I’m not happy with the supports I had to use since they were not my ideal choice, but they work and its very sturdy. Also I hate vinyl…but seem to insist on using it.
I used green clear plastic vinyl and threaded metal rods for support. The 3 balls in the dome are made of smaller balls sewn together and the veins are made from cut up ribbon. Base is fleece with a thick cardboard top to hold it in place and keep the shape.
I’m not usually one to post pics of myself, but I was having fun with this little guy and wanted to show size comparison. haha.