A little chicibo to match big mama chocobo. It matches the larger chocobo in terms of scale and proportions (based mostly on the differences in parrots between adults and chicks. Chicks eyes feet (somewhat) are the same size as they will be when adults.
The chicobo is made of the same faux fur and minky as the adult chocobo. It has armature in the feet to allow it to stand and in the wings so they can be raised or flattened to the body. I’ve used thinner armature than in the big chocobo which was a lot easier to work with. The feet are by far the hardest part to complete and took as long as the whole body and head did – but on the hole it was a quick plush to make.
I’ll be making a blue chicobo and green chicobo of the same size. Then I may make a few to sell. I’m being bugged about making chocobo armour for the big one though so that may come first ^_^
A selection of photos of the chicobo and his mama.
Following on from the very popular Rowlet plush, I made a very small Litten to give to a friend. It matches the size of the original Rowlet plush and make a nice pair.
Today I finished my free-standing chocobo plush made from faux fur, minky fabric and loads of wire armature to keep it standing. It’s horrendously cuddly and difficult to keep it in one place because it keeps getting picked up for a cuddle. Standing is difficult because it’s a large amount of chocobo on some very small legs but manages it steadily in the right position. He’s already been named “Boko”.
This plush has been keeping me busy for weeks due to both the complexity and how much slower it is to work with faux fur than it is minky. The legs were the hardest part to achieve – it’s really difficult to keep the stuffing around the wire in the legs. Hopefully this will be less of a problem going forward as I’ve for some thinner aluminium armature for the future – with the added bonus I can now cut it with garden secateurs rather than a hacksaw.
Boko will have a saddle, harness and a full set of armour in the future but for now we’re enjoying him in all his natural chocobo glory. There’s also a little baby chocobo to match.
The three starter Pokemon were released yesterday for upcoming games Pokemon Sun and Moon. It’s been a while since I’ve played a Pokemon title as I don’t have a 3DS so I’m a little out of touch with the new generation Pokemon since Black & White, but my love of owls is so well known that Rowlet was pointed out to me as something I might be interested in.
As well as being pretty darn adorable, Rowlet is both Flying and Grass type meaning a powerful combination that negates Grass’ weakness to bug and Flying’s weakness to Electric types. I’ll probably also make a shiny Rowlet whenever the colour palette has been released. Looking forward to seeing it’s evolutions as well 🙂
In the mean time, pimp Rowlet will have to do.
I’ve also made a Litten plush to match this Rowlet in size. I doubt very much I’ll make a Popplio, unless I really want a complete set (sorry, I’m one of the haters)
I’ve finally been able to make Rowlet in the correct colours. Check out my newest Rowlet plush:
I’ve completed two more Carbuncle plushes (finally!). These are for sale at my Etsy store if you’re interested at all. Since the original Carbuncle plush was so well received I’ve made two more. In my personal opinion one is better than the other in terms of how easily it can stand and so is reflected in the price. Plenty of pictures below!